From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ivgomuotki / Yykeänmuotka
View of the village
View of the village
Lyngseidet is located in Troms
Location in Troms
Lyngseidet is located in Norway
Lyngseidet (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°34′35″N 20°13′08″E / 69.5763°N 20.2188°E / 69.5763; 20.2188Coordinates: 69°34′35″N 20°13′08″E / 69.5763°N 20.2188°E / 69.5763; 20.2188
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Nord-Troms
Municipality Lyngen Municipality
 • Total 0.87 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 819
 • Density 941/km2 (2,440/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 9060 Lyngseidet

Lyngseidet (also Northern Sami: Ivgumuotki or Kven: Yykeänmuotka) is the administrative centre of Lyngen Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The village is located on an isthmus that is about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide between an arm of the Ullsfjorden and the Lyngenfjorden.

The village is home to a grocery store, Lyngen Church, nursing home, schools, daycare, and library. The plastic Santa Claus named Gollis is also located here. Lyngseidet is located 15 km (9.3 mi) north of the village of Furuflaten and 12 km (7.5 mi) by ferry from Olderdalen, in the neighboring Kåfjord Municipality. The 0.87-square-kilometre (210-acre) village has a population (2017) of 819 which gives the village a population density of 941 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,440/sq mi).[1]


External links[edit]