April to May skiing is providing perfect spring skiing conditions and so much snow this year that we'll be skiing in June. A short month round of skiing below.
Janet Summit To Sea direct
Atlantic dolphins visiting the Lyngen Fjord and passing our boat within only a few meters
Skiing by boat from from the lodge to ski on Uløya
David ski touring in Norway high above the fjords
Gail from Scotland on Uløya with the Lyngen Alps in the back ground
Northern Norway all year round
Still fjord makes for wonderful reflections across to the Lyngen Alps
Spirit of Lyngen transporting skiers from the Lyngen Lodge to the north for skiing
The midnight sun is looming and the light is simply spectacular over the northern horizon
Week round up April 13 with great conditions. The season has swapped from winter to spring now with corn snow conditions prevailing in the coming days. We hope for some more powder snow which is forecast later thsi week. Photos from Dougal Tavener (guide)
Matts showing just how it's done in the deep powder entering the forest
Smoking powder on Sorbmegaisa
Beach drop off with the family!
Yeps here I am
Across the wond blow summit region of Blåtinden Uløya
Burkhard's group headed to Blåtinden and the conditions are brilliant after the heavy snow that løanded in the Lyngen Alps region
April 4 - is heaven the place where it snows in the night and only sunshine during the day? Well if it is then I've arrived.
The best day, perfect powder, low avalanche risk, sunshine and good company!
Gemma deep in the white cloud
Jamie powering down
Simon in top gear to the sea below
Mark thinking of booking another trip
It's time to cancel your flight home and rethink the career path...
Jamie in the lower section just entering the forest
Mid mountain on the ascent
Upwards with wonderful views over the northern part of the Lyngen Fjord
One ascent is not enough so we did it 3 times...
April 2 - heavy snow (powder snow) fell again mid morning providing incredible skiing through the Kåfjord trees. Temperatures remain lower than forecasted and the powder really dry and cold. Check the action... :-)
Gemma full power turns into the deep snow of the forest
Dougal getting the powder rush above the trees on Sorbmegaisa
Simon and Gemma sharing turns on the ramp above the trees
Mark's first time to Lyngen and maybe not his last
Ripping some sweet lines between the birch trees
Go BIG or...
April 1 - Welcoming another week and 3rd time returners from the UK - The Ashwell family and Dirk and Gertrud from Belgium. Other first time guests from the UK, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, full name mentions later in the week with photos. Great conditions prevail at the lodge this week with powder and empty mountains!
Graham's group with Jamie and co, it's his third week visit and a new descent for him today down Uløytinden in smoking powpow
Gemma approaching the first summit of day Kjelvågtinden on Uløya
Anyone fancy a cod head? These fellas are hung to dry for 3 months then shipped to Africa for fish head soup, yummy & healthy...
Doug (Lukas group) off the boat with skis in hand
The Ashwell family left to right Jamie, mark, Simon and Gemma
Daniel Schliefsteiner and Yves from Switzerland
Daniel's group heading up through prestine powder snow.
March 28 & 29 - it's a week round up with our Spanish friends, the weather has been cold and lots of fresh snow. The pictures below are from many descents this week from Rissavarri, Storhaugen, Blåtinden Uløya, Arnøya and Sorbmegaisa.
Excellent telemarker in action - Juan getting low down on Sorbmegaisa
Fernando shreading the pow on Uløya
Happy days Lukas's group loving Blåtinden's excellent views over the Lyngen Alps
Skipper mat wading in for a beach drop off
Juan above the Spirit of Lyngen on Arnøya Island
Lukas guiding in action
It's been windy, no lunch stop here...
If you have a good pair of binoculars Alvaro would see the back of his head!
Diego heading down for a beach pick up with the ski boat back to the lodge
Pepe showing the young guns how to shread it
Enrique Jr. enjoying the snow down to the sea on Arnøya
March 25 - New week and we welcome our family groups from Spain. It's a father / son week and the competition is on!
Daniel guide's group headed to Uløya and Lukas behind the lodge for the avalanche course in the morning and pure powder turns all afternoon.
March 21 - NRK Norway national TV station arrived to film our operations for a safety documentary for education which will appear soon on in Norway. Luckily the weather was perfect sunshine and no wind which provided ideal conditions for a glacier day on the Strupbreen and an island traverse of Uløya for both groups.
In Sync across the Strupbreen Glacier
It's a long way up from the boat
Sweet line down Blåtinden
Ski memories to last all summer until next winter...
March 19 - Another windy day but the skiing surprised all by being compressed powder in the sheltered areas. Today Florian's group headed to Egnesdalen to Sorbmegaisa South summit provided as usual amazing views with high lenticular clouds in the sky. Mikal's group headed over Uløya for the Kvelvågtinden summit and west gully to the beach.
Strong winds provided high lenticular clouds over the fjord, great views in still good snow
It's a rock in the forest! Not a too close to the edge cornice moment! Left to right David, Sandy, orange hat Patrick! and Charlie
There are several way on how to ski over streams, this is recommended way...
High on Uløya with Mikal's group
Charlie again stealing the glory photo with silky smooth snow through the brilliant forest skiing on Sorbmegaisa.
March 18 - Welcoming a new week of guests who are eager to get out there! After strong winds have subsided and the summits again more welcoming with less wind the skiing is still good in sheltered areas. Still powder in Magic Gully on Storhaugen and Uløya island surprisingly with some excellent skiing despite the strong winds from the last days. The weather may change a little but Steve's cooking still is getting loud cheers with tonight King Crab on the starter plate!
John from the UK closing in on the South summit of Storhaugen
Less wind today made for a pleasant ascent where the scenery could be enjoyed rather than the view of the inside of your jacket hood!
Steve getting loud cheers for his outstanding King Crab creations
The long Viking style dining table is cosy, social and sometimes noisy with BIG ski stories!!!
March 15 - Powder to the arm pits and a dream week! After heavy snow at the beginning the sun appeared and so did cold Arctic air from the north to keep the snow smoking cold powder and without a breath of wind. Check the epic photos from a lot of fun this week.
This is why we ski... powder, blue sky and deep inky blue fjord below. Nice turns!
Powder to the arm pits? Mid mountain on the spectacular Gillivarri high above Olderdalen in Kåfjord
Florian's group left to right Sojiro, Marika, Richard and Fred
Marika making the journey from Japan was worth every turn of the 20.000 miles!
Lyngen Alps behind, the Lyngen Fjord below and Gillivarri under the feet
That's deep snow right there, Gillivarri taking most of the deepest snow this last storm
Fred in action
Stefan's group summiting out.
March 13 - venturing further as the weather is showing signs of settling down. Groups headed to the island north of the lodge for superb power skiing on open faces and forest skiing.
Natalia lapping up the fun with powder from top to bottom
Mariko from Japan deep down in the pow
Endless turns directly to the beach and a cold beer on ice waiting on the boat!!
Incredible powder skiing with continuous snowfall from the north bringing buckets of cold dry snow off the ocean. There are only huge smiles from the guests, ok they are frozen smiles but the cold air is keeping the powder light and fluffy!!! Photos from Stefan and Florian.
Just what the doctor ordered - waist deep powder lighter than Japan!
Richard from Monaco and Sojiro from Japan, teaming up in the powder.
Richard heading for a tight gap in the trees and looking like he isn't wanting to stop for any photo
Ski touring in Norway at it's best and the mountains above the Lyngen Lodge offer direct access to the best skiing on bad weather days in the Lyngen Alps
Sorjiro heading up in the trees above the lodge
A brief opening in the clouds allowed a perfect descent from the summit. Then the clouds came back and it's snowed ever since none stop!
Enjoying the sun late afternoon just before the heavy snow arrived
Mid mountain on Storhaugen
Our classic home mountain and so fine she is...
With continuous snowfall from the north, we are receiving cold powder that we haven't seen in many years. Perfect powder skiing conditions are blessing the Lyngen Alps and surrounding islands!
Stefan cruising in the afternoon refections on Sorbmegaisa mountain just south of the lodge
Photo taken from Florian
A brief opening in the clouds between heavy snow bursts gave us a wonderful view down the fjord today
Smiles all round with Stefan guide, Anne and Malcolm gearing up for the day ahead
Olli the sauna king from Finland, about to lay the skin on his "water skis"
The forests of the Lyngen Alps, kåfjord and Troms in general are all birch trees which provide great dry bark for starting BBQ's and photo props!
Pernilla our sausage queen seemingly very motivated to get the BBQ into action
Our Swiss group began their adventures south east from the lodge in Egnesdalen. Powder snow from top to bottom and a great introdution day. The forecast looks bright, with heavy snow and hopefully some clearing visibility in a few days. Photos today from Stefan Kosz (guide).
High on the Sormegaisa Plateau with a cold wind making lunch a quick stop only
Swiss power, close to the top, the lodge right below
The top ramp is nicely angled to let the skis run...
Skiing this week with international groups from far flung corners of the world. Conditions look promising with fresh snow forecast.
Daily reports begin during the whole season until end of May. Watch this space for ski touring in Norway Lyngen Alps.
Heading up the middle ridge of Sorbmegaisa with the Lyngen Fjord and the Lyngen Lodge visible left corner of photo.
Snow shoeing adventures after fresh snow and clear skies revealing the scenery of the Lyngen Alps. Photos from Tom
Reaching the wonderful point of Dalbergen over the Lyngen Fjord
From left to right Neville, Caroline, Jan and Ilene claiming victory
Tracks from a lynx wandering through winter landscape
Dogsledding and ice fishing have been favourite activities for our January visitors. Strong northern lights have provided exciting evening shows and there's more to come for those of you due a visit with us in February.
Open fire half way round the dog sledding venture. Tom our expert outdoor chef is cooking up a feast...
Well wrapped up with a reindeer. Bring on the dogs...
Dog sledding in Norway is a magical and ancient form of transport in these parts
Ice fishing by skidoo allows fast access to our high mountain ice lake
It's hard work, but if you ask nicely our team will drill your ice hole for fishing!
The winter solstice marking our deepest winter day, although with a cloudless sky we enjoyed 5 hours of glowing light from the south. Today was ice fishing and snow mobiling with Paul, Sandra from OZ and Megumi and Matt from the UK bathed under a fire red sky.
Snow mobile tour to see the winter solstice
Megumi and Matt
Wonderful route through picturesque scenery
The light to the south remains intensely coloured for around 4 hours
The Polar Light during winter is simply magical with bronze, pink and purple glows reflecting onto the mountains, creating a surreal atmosphere. Now we're reaching the darkest period of winter but we still have 4.5 hours of light enabling plenty of time for activities.
Polar light through the day, this magical light lasts 5 hours
Veronika and Finlay out for spot of fishing
Back to basics - hunting and collecting. One nice cod for dinner.
It's almost dark but the light still shines on the mountains from the hidden sun
Winter has begun with over 1m snow falling in the Lyngen Alps and surrounding islands. It is possible to ski but it's important to check the avalanche risk first. See here Daily Snow Avalanche Safety Report>>
It has arrived! Snow, snow, snow. We are crazy for skiing. The ski season began with a quick ski... ok it was on the roof of the lodge but it still counts!!!
The feeling the snow gives you is undescribable - You feel you could fly with the eagles
OK, no big mountain but it feels so good to slide again even if on the lodge roof....
Kastle skis youngest sponsored skier - (lowest in the photo!) Finlay (6 months) gets some ski action with papa!
We are reaching our solar maximum 2012 & 2013 and the Northern Lights season has arrived with spectacular shows lighting the autumn evening sky. We have an active programme of activities and aurora shows throught the winter months. See here for this winter northern lights Norway visit>>
The aurora appeared around 10pm and dazzled our lucky guests who just arrived a few hours earlier.
Brilliant weather provided the opportunity for some exploring and ice climbing on the Strupbreen (glacier) for both our family groups. Ian Filby family and Rebecca and Steve (honeymooners!) wasted no time and experienced the best of Lyngen Lodge activities...
Ice climbing day and exploring the wonders of glacier up to 40.000 years old.
Laurence first day at exploring the fun of a glacier day
Louisa loving the giant freezer
River boat tour up to Norththern Norway's highest waterfall - Mollisfossen
Sea Kayaking with Tom in the Lyngen Fjord
The amazing hike to Rotsund high mountain lake
Old trees mark the path
Rebecca Street and Steve finding a herd of reindeer high up on Uloya island
Photo: Rebecca Street
They seemed to like the snow, keeping cool in the summer warmth along the coast
Photo: Rebecca Street
Jumping across a deep blue gap. The ice is brilliant blue on sunshine days
Learning the skills before the real climbing starts
Lowering by rope into a crevasse is the best way to feel the magesty of the inside of a glacier
There is only one way out! Rebecca drawing on her rock climbing experience
Steve showing great skill and strength for his first day ever on ice
The glacier day is open for all active and experienced mountain walkers. Rebecca Street on her way up from another blue experience
Gorge valley explore with the Filby family. The hanging bridge in the Kåfjord region 1hr from the lodge is a spectacular activity for all to enjoy.
It's a whopper - 170m down into the narrow gorge
On the bridge with Ian, Sue, Laurence and Luisa
Visiting the historic copper mine
A lunch spot with a drop!!!
Wonderful conditions for glacier adventures, our lastest was to the Strupbreen opposite the lodge on the Lyngen Peninsula with guests Anker and Stefan from Germany. The purpose of the day was adventure into nature and photography. The incredible beauty here is enhanced by the sheer lack of human existance. The wildlife is abundant with sea eagles and reindeer and it's truely one of the most remarkable unspoilt places I've ever had the pleasure of visiting with guests.
The scenic and peaceful Strupbreen. Only accessible via boat. Our new boat for the summer sport "The Cod Father"
Reindeers greet us as we arrived onto the beach
Ice adventure with a tour through the labyrinth of ice corridors
Checking out the techniques before the real ice climbing...
Anke showing talent for her first try ever at ice climbing and the rope makes it more relaxed!
Stefan showing how it's done! Climbing out from a very blue slot in the ice.
July: Reisa River in full flow with popular river boat trips deep into the canyon. The fjord is producing good fishing with some excellent catches.
Pernilla hiking the trail up the ridge above the waterfall
River boat up towards the Mollisfossen waterfall
Frank and Gabriel at the foot of the rainbow
Pernilla feeling free
On board for the journey down river
BBQ Lyngen Lodge style - reindeer burgers!
Still reflections outside the lodge across the Lyngen Fjord, perfect conditions for beginner kayaking tours under the steep cliffs and bays on the opposite side of the fjord.
Summer season has begun with an incredible nature tour to Reisa Valley. So much wildlife in one day, moose, reindeer, golden eagles and the icing on the cake was a once in a life time sight of a wild Wolverine from 20 meters distance. A truly brilliant start to the season.
The chances of seeing a wolverine in the wild face to face is like winning the lottery. As we paddled down river he seemed just as interested in us as we were of him as he scurried along the river bank! I fumbled for my camera in the shock and managed to capture him in a panic as the canoe rolled from side to side in the current. He's an aggressive hunter for reindeer, a lonesome traveller and extraordinary rare. Think of him as a cross between a bear and a badger type animal which moves like a Komodo Dragon!
Over the hanging bridge
An exposed cliff walk with a safety cable makes the heart race
It's off to Imofosen and the unique "Box Canyon" waterfall
Up the ladder through the rock garden
The terrain is almost fairy tale like with hidden lakes and mesmerizing reflections
The river before the waterfall
Sheer power and volume as it plunges into the box canyon
Down river in the open canoe
Reindeers beside the river
Mid river the Mollisfosen waterfall is in full flow
The powerful spray almost knocks Tom over. Nature in full force