LYNGENFJORD. Map,p.228. — 33.R. 233
land, opposite Finroken, the Ulfstind (3609 ft.) is posted like a
sentinel at the mouth of the *TJlfsfjord, which runs S., inland,
for 50 Kil., parallel with the Lyngenfjord. We obtain, in passing,'
a superb view of the snow-mountains of the Lyngen peninsula (see
below), the Jagercandstinder(bbU ft.) with iheGoatzagaise (4440 ft.)
and to the right of them the Fornastind (5660 ft.). '
On the Ulfsfjord a steamer (Com. 421) from Troms0 plies once weekly
From the station of Jaegervand (good quarters) we may visit the lake of
that name, beyond which rise the grand Jfegervandstinder. [From the
S end of the lake (12 Kil. long) a toilsome but interesting pass leads past
the Trollvand to (4 hrs.) Storstennws, whence we may skirt the Kjosenfjord
to (3 hrs.) Kjosen (see below).] — At Gjevik (quarters at P. Gjeever's, the
Landhandlcr), whence the Forncesdalsbrw (p.234 ) may be visited, the steamer
enters the inlet of Kjosen, enclosed by huge ice-clad mountains. From
Kjosen, the terminus (coffee, bread, and eggs at the postmaster's; guide,
Knut Johanneson), at the head of this creek, a road crosses the 'Eid' or
isthmus, about 4 Kil. broad and 197 ft. high, to Lyngen (see p 234) —
In the S. part of the Ulfsfjord, named the S0rfjord, the steamer calls at
Sjursnais, on the W. bank, near the church of Serfjorden. Opposite rise
the huge Jcnggervarre and Njalasvarre (p. 234).
The mail-steamers stop at the little island of (8 S.M.) Karlse,
beyond which the Fuglesund to the left leads between the Vanne
and the Arne to the open Arctic Ocean. The tourist-boats steer a
little way down the Sund to await the **Midntght Sun, a glorious
spectacle for those who have the rare fortune to see it unclouded.
Across the blue, yellow, and silver shimmering sea appears in the
foreground the rocky Fugle (2572 ft.), the sharp outline of which
recalls Capri; to the left of it, in the background, hangs almost
motionless the red and gold disk of the sun. This beautiful scene
is even more impressive than from the North Cape, but is often
marred or blotted out by fog or the storms of the Arctic Ocean.
At other times the milk-white mist lies on the surface of the water
only, while the sky is bright and sunny. In this case the steamer
casts anchor, and passengers have leisure to observe the peculiar
white 'Skoddebuer' or fog-bows.
On the islet of Skaare, adjoining the Vann0 on the N.E., there was
formerly a whaling-station, but whaling on the Norwegian coast has been
prohibited by law since 1804. Operations have since been transferred to
Iceland, Bear Island, and Spitzbergen.
To the S. opens the **Lyngenfjord, which is visited by the
mail-boats of Line II, by the Tromse steamers (p. 235), and by the
tourist-steamers on their way back from the North Cape. The
Lyngen peninsula, bounded on the W. by the Ulfsfjord and on the
E. by the Lyngenfjord, and ending in the bold headland of Lyng-
stuen (1215 ft.), is wholly occupied by snow and ice-clad mountains
rising close to the sea. Furthest N. is the Pipertind (4036 ft.), on
the N. side of which lies a broad *Glacier, embedded between
several peaks. Next to it is the Storskaal, separated by snow-filled
gorges from the Vagastind; and next the latter, beyond another
gorge, is the Rendalstind. A glacier descends almost to the sea.
Behind rise the Jagervandstinder (see above), also with large glaciers.