Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Hopen © GarethSL
Lyngefjellet forms one of two high points situated on the northern most end of Hopen island. With an altitude of 250m it is by no means high, but the approach to the summit is steep and dangerous given the nature of geology here.
Whilst a 'little out of the way' the mountain is a popular excursion location for oil geologists specialising in the Barents Sea and more recently there has been interest from botanists who rarely have the opportunity to venture outside of zone 10.
On clear days it is also possible to see the South East coast of Edgeøya.
Summit Cairn Location Information:
UTM33X: N8535550, E766860
UTM35X: N8512370, E459730
UTM37X: N8551890, E154170
DD.DDDD: 76.6869°N, 25.4330°E
DDMM.MM: 76°41.21'N, 25°25.98'E
DDMMSS: 76°41'12"N, 25°25'58"E
Latitude: 76° 41' 51" N
Longitude: 25° 31' 11.5" E
Magnetic declination: 13° 48' EAST
Declination is POSITIVE
Inclination: 81° 43'
Magnetic field strength: 54894.0 nT
After Bernt Lynge, 1884-1942, Norwegian botanist and Arctic explorer, professor at the University of Oslo. Member of Holtedahl's expedition to Novaya Zemlya in 1921, his own expedition to Spitsbergen 1926, and member of the Norwegian expedition to East Greenland 1929. Has examined and described lichens from a large number of Norwegian and foreign Arctic expeditions.
Access to Hopen requires the express permission of Sysselmannen as it is situated outside of safety zone 10 and is within a nature reserve.
Lyngefjellet can either be accessed directly via Binnedalen on the SE side of the island. This route presents a moderately steep but loose valley to ascend. An alternative ascent can be made via a small valley next to Beisaren in the north. This gives the possibility of two summits with Nørdstefjellet being summited first prior to traversing south west to Lyngefjellet.
NPI Map is G14.
Note: Toposvalbard uses 33x co-ordinates but NPI paper map uses 35x.
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