Photo: Uteguiden

Snorkeling in Lygnstøylvatnet - Stranda

  • Action Adventures

Are you looking for a different fjord adventure in Norway? How about a snorkeling trip to take away some spectacular underwater photos from the lake of Lygnstøylvatnet?

This is a trip for those who like to challenge themselves and are not afraid of water. It is cold in the water, but you'll get thick wetsuits that keep you warm. Snorkeling is basically an activity that suits everyone who wants to try something different and it does not require any kind of prior knowledge, except that you must be able to swim. 

Tour description

The trip starts from Utelivs location in the center of Stranda at 10.00, but for those of you who want to show up directly by the water, it goes well too, then the meeting is 10.45. The guide tells the story of Lygnstøylvatnet and the landslide that dammed up the water with a lot of exciting facts around.

After a safety review, equipment (wetsuit, snorkel, mask, flippers, gloves, and wet shoes) is distributed to all participants you are ready for snorkeling on Lygnstøylvatnet. You'll be about 1.5 hours in the water before going ashore and enjoying a bonfire, coffee, and cinnamon buns.

History about Lygnstøylvatnet & Norangsdalen

Lygnstøylvatnet is located in Norangsdalen, a valley rich in both natural and cultural experiences. The water was formed in 1908 when a landslide from the mountain Keipen dammed up the river that runs through the valley, and the road and mountain farms ended up underwater in a few days. In the water, you can still see the old road, the farm walls, and the gate.

As a bonus on this trip, we drive through the beautiful Norangsdalen, which is an experience in itself. Øye and Norangsdalen have been a favorite tourist destination for a long time - around the year 1900, the tourist ships anchored at Øye. The horse-drawn carriages transported many a named person on the old traffic road through Norangsdalen to Hellesylt.

Practical information

  • Meeting point: Uteguiden´s location, Storgata 10, Stranda, see map HERE
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Included: Guide, wetsuit, snorkel, mask, flippers, gloves and wet shoes, coffee and cinnamon buns
  • Wear: Wool base layer, shorts or pants, wind/water repellent jacket, water bottle (it´s possible to drink the water in the river)
  • Guidance and safety instructions will be given before the trip starts 
  • Minimum age: 12 years

Have an exciting trip under water!

  • Fitness

    Fitness Level

    ADVANCED
  • Season

    Season

    01.MAY - 30.SEP