Aurora Spirit has established a unique distillery that attracts international attention with its spectacular location. The Lyngen Alps, the fjord, the Northern Lights and the Arctic wilderness provide an excellent setting for making whisky and other alcohol products under the brand name Bivrost. The products are based on local herbs, berries and melted glacier water.
Our opening hours for visitors are 11 – 15, MON-FRI. (For special requests and groups, we can offer other options.)
Our most popular experience is the “Arctic Whisky Experience“, which we normally conduct at 13.00 and 14.00 (MON – FRI).
Other experiences at Aurora Spirit Distillery:
Food and drinks served at the distillery:
Creamy and delicious Carrot soup
Vegan friendly. Served with bread and glacial water
Bidos - traditional Sami soup with reindeer meat and vegetables
Served with bread and glacial water.
Local Fish soup
Served with bread and glacial water
(Really) local version of another famous coffee – drink.
AuroraSpirit Distillery is located at Lyngen Resort, under the majestic Lyngen Alps in Northern Norway. The distillery is located at 69 degrees N.
The nearest airport is Langnes Airport , Tromsø. From Tromsø you can drive either:
– via Nordkjosbotn ( E8 – then E6 ) and turn off from Oteren towards Lyngseidet (868), or
– via Breivikeidet ( Turn off at Fagernes – route no. 91 ) by ferry across the Ullsfjord
Both roads are signposted towards Lyngseidet .
When you get to Lyngseidet, follow the road towards Koppangen (approx. 10 km). Lyngen Resort is located on the right side of the road .
Check ferry timetables on the Bjørklids ferry shipping company’s website.
Distances to AuroraSpirit :
• From Tromso via Breivikeidet : 75 km (1 hr 45 min)
• From Nordkjosbotn via Oteren 70 km (1 hr 15 min)
• From the municipal centre Lyngseidet : 10 km (10 min)
• From Alta via Olderdalen 220 km (4 hr 10 min)
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Do I get to taste Whisky?
Our Whisky is not ready (by law) until November 2019, but we offer small tastings on the “new make” guided tour (in the bar). There is also the opportunity of having a Guided Whisky Tasting, as a separate product that you can book.
Can we buy bottles of Bivrost at the distillery?
Unfortunately, we cannot sell our products directly from the distillery. According to Norwegian law, wine and spirits for personal consumption may only be sold at the Vinmonopolet, the government-run alcohol retailer. An outlet is located approx. 10 km from the distillery.
Is it suitable for children?
The guided tour is suitable for children. We have a child rate for purchase at the front desk. Children can also get a soft drink and wait in the lounge. We will take care of entertaining them.
ARCTIC HISTORY TRAIL
MON – SUN ANY TIME. Price: FREE. Follow the marked path, and learn about our Arctic heritage!
Duration: about 20 – 30 minutes. Level: Easy – moderate. Please be careful if you venture into the Second World War bunker (as it’s dark and haunted).