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Ivgomuotki / Yykeänmuotka
View of the village
View of the village
Lyngseidet is located in Troms og Finnmark
Location of the village
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
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
MunicipalityLyngen Municipality
 • Total0.87 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
 • Total819
 • Density941/km2 (2,440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+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 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.[3] 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]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Lyngseidet, Lyngen (Troms)". Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  3. ^ "Norges styggeste turistattraksjon Gollis formerer seg". 18 December 2020.

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