At the furthest point of the Lyngen Alps, where the Barents Sea, Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord meet, the Lyngstuva lighthouse on Sørklubben guards the shipping lanes. The scramble up to the lighthouse is rewarded with a fantastic view.
Vadsø is located on the edge of the Arctic Ocean on the Barents Sea (Norwegian: Barentshavet), which was named after the Dutch navigator Willem Barents. Vadsø is a gateway to Varangerhalvøya National Park, whose wild expanses are unparalleled. We took accommodation right on the sea access in Annijoki at the Varangerfjord close to Vadsø and were the only guests in the house at this time of year (May). The Barents adventure began as soon as we checked into the locked house, because there was no staff and the situation was only clarified when we called the owner.