Visiting the Arctic Ocean by minibus
Kilpisjärvi is only fifty kilometers from the Arctic Ocean. On the way to the village of Skibotn we descend about half a kilometer from Kilpisjärvi tundra to the evergreen sea level of Storfjord surrounded by the snow covered Lyngen Alps and glaciers. By the fjord we stop to enjoy the arctic breeze and local snacks around a campfire. For stone and shellfish gatherers the fjord shore is a paradise. Do not forget a towel and swimwear for the opportunity to take a chilly dip into the Arctic Ocean.