Activity in Norway
Imagine standing on the top of a snowy summit in the Lyngen Alps of northern Norway. You look down at the fjord sparkling in the sunshine below you. You adjust your equipment one last time, then head down the slope, making a first descent of untouched snow. Lyngen Lodge offers unique ski touring holidays that really take you from summit to sea, and to some of the best skiing terrains in Norway. With over 60 summits with
individual characteristics from which to choose, our highly-skilled UIAGM / IFMGA qualified mountain guides are on hand to ensure that you have the best possible ski touring experience, regardless of skill or fitness level, and that your time at Lyngen Lodge goes beyond expectations.
You have many years of ski touring / randonee experience and advanced skills of the skinning/ascending techniques, uphill kick-turns, (spitzkehre, switch-backs) and can handle steep mountain ascents.
You are a competent / advanced off piste / back country skiier and able to ski moderate to steep terrain over 38 degrees with good edge and speed control. You can handle without problem deep powder, hard pack snow, wet slush snow and tight forest skiing.
Advanced – Fitness: It is important you rate your current level of fitness as this should not be influenced by your skiing skills. You need to be in excellent personal physical shape. You are able to ascend minimum 1300m of ascent per day at 450m per hour ascent rate.
Safety Briefings: Upon arrival at Lyngen Lodge, you will attend a safety briefing and workshop on avalanche rescue and boating procedures. Daily briefings take place after breakfast.
Breakfast – 7:30am: A large spread of international breakfast options is provided, including cereals, porridge, meats, salmon, eggs, and freshly baked bread.
Transportation: The best skiing is accessed by boat, skidoo (snowmobile), or 4x4. Boat transfers typically last 15 to 55 minutes – you then disembark directly onto the beaches to begin the guided ski tour.
Climbing and Skiing: Each day starts with ascents to summits, climbing on skins. Ascents range from 600m to 1500m, depending on fitness, ability and the weather (usually 2-6 hours). Slopes for guided ski tours in Lyngen are typically wide and constantly angled.
Lunch: Hot drinks and a packed lunch are consumed on the summit.
Afternoon return to Lyngen Lodge – c.4:30pm: Afternoon tea, soup, cakes and waffles await you at the luxurious Lyngen Lodge. The sauna and hot tub are also available at the Lodge.
Evening Meal – 7:30pm: Our world-class chef prepares a feast of local offerings from regional producers in the Lyngen Alps, including salmon, trout, cod, halibut, wolf fish, cole, reindeer, lamb and much more.
Where to ski in Norway can be a difficult question, with so many great options to incorporate into your Ski Touring holiday. To help you, the whole area around Lyngen Lodge can be roughly divided into 3 distinct zones:
The area of Sorbmegaisa and Rotsund, usually filled with powder, with gentle to moderate slopes.
Islands such as Uløya, Kågen and Arnøya offer spectacular summit crossings with everything from gentle slopes to big open mountain skiing.
The peninsula is filled with dramatic summits, large glaciers and hidden valleys with some of the region’s most spectacular skiing.
Ski Touring Prices 2019
7 days Saturday to Saturday. 6 days skiing with our UIAGM Mountain Guides.
Flights to & from Tromsø airport
All Transfers to/from Tromsø Airport
Private taxis, or transportation
Full board (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 3 course dinner)
Alcoholic beverages at the lodge bar (duty free bring your own not permitted)
Twin sharing bedrooms all with en-suite facilities
Ski equipment (ski & skins rental at the lodge possible)
Spa facilities sauna hot tub
Rental of avalanche safety equipment possible
IFMGA Mountain Guide for all skiing
All boat & road transportation for adventures