Visit the world’s northernmost whisky distillery at Årøybukt in Lyngen and enjoy the Arctic distillation experience!
Situated at 69°North, far within the Arctic Circle, Aurora Spirit produces handcrafted spirits based on arctic ingredients. Surrounded by the Lyngen Alps, nearby fjords and with views of the arctic wilderness and Northern Lights, the setting is truly stunning. As if the environs were not enough, the workings of the distillery are no less intriguing. It was built within a disused NATO Cold War base, and the maturation of its whisky takes place within its network of underground tunnels and bunkers.
The distillery's spirits are bottled under the Bivrost brand. Bivrost, a word that dates back to old norse, is based upon 1000 year old Viking legends about the northern lights. The old vikings named the northern lights “bivrost” – which directly translated means “shaking road”. They thought the northern light was a pathway for the gods between Midgard and Asgard.
You can read more about the production of arctic spirits at www.bivrost.com
The distillery is open to visitors, and offers guided tours and tastings.