Tysfjord is recognized by the long, deep fjords and the tall, steep mountains.
The contrasts are obvious in this magnificent landscape.
The municipality of Tysfjord is rich in cultural heritage and cultural environments,
and it has a long, interesting and diverse history.
The fjord of Tysfjord is the deepest fjord in Northern Norway, and the second deepest in the whole country. With the deep fjords and steep mountains, Tysfjord has many amazing mountain formations. One of them is Stetind - The Norwegian National Mountain! Stetind is beautifully shaped and has a dramatic loos as it steeps down into the fjord with it`s 1392 meters height.
In Tysfjord, above sea level there is several glaciers where the largest one is Giccecokka with 25 square kilometres, and we find the deepest limestone-grotto and the largest canyon in Northern Europe.
Tysfjord municipality is rich in cultural heritage, and has the largest Lule Sami population, and Árran, a national Lule Sami center is located here. Here you will learn about the Sámi cultural heritage.
The municipality of Tysfjord offers rock carvings, hikes inside the caves and amazing conditions for hiking and fishing, and for those looking for a longer hike, the Grenseled and the Nordkalottled has amazing hiking opportunities.