Ivgomuotki / Yykeänmuotka
View of the village
|County||Troms og Finnmark|
|• Total||0.87 km2 (0.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• Density||941/km2 (2,440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Lyngseidet (also Northern Sami: Ivgumuotki or Kven: Yykeänmuotka) is the administrative centre of Lyngen Municipality in Troms og Finnmark 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 two grocery stores, Lyngen Church, nursing home, schools, daycare, pharmacy and library. A nine meter tall plastic figure 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).