Enjoy a ski touring week sliding on the most amazing powder in the magical Uloya island, in the Lyngen Fjord in Norway. Discover the best skiing spots of this unique destination north of the Arctic Circle along an IFMGA-certified guide.
Feb, Mar, Apr, May
Join us on an unforgettable ski-touring week at Uløya and neighboring Lyngen Islands in the company of an IFMGA-certified guide. Enjoy the most amazing powder runs and stay at our comfy, warm, and fully equipped apartments at the Lyngen Outdoor Center.
Located at the northern end of the famous Lyngen Fjord in northern Norway, the remote island of Uløya is a truly extraordinary place. Unique landscapes of stunning peaks and steep walls falling straight into the sea with lots of powder snow make it one of the most spectacular ski touring destinations in the world. Uløya and the neighbouring area is the only place on Earth where you can find 1000m-long slopes inclined at almost any angle, falling right into the dark blue waters of the fjords. This is the Arctic, where you can really feel like you are on the edge of the world!
In this program, we will visit the most impressive peaks and slopes of the Lyngen Islands: Uløya, Kågen, Arnøya and also the Kåfjord and Lyngen Alps on the mainland. Additionally, we will have modern and safe boats at our disposal. Some of the options that you can enjoy on this adventure include:
Going to the summit of Saeteraksla and Blåtinden (1142m), starting right from the doorstep of the lodge. Enjoy a 15 km ski-tour day, and then return for a cold beer and a relaxing hot sauna.
The famous Grand Traverse of Uløya, from Uløybukt to Havnnes - a 20 km ridge-ski route taking in Kjelvagtinden (1104m), Uløytinden (1114m), and Blåtinden (1142m).
Boat tours with a beach landing and pick-up to explore the neighboring islands of Kågen and Arnøya with their serene valleys and amazing slopes.
Sea fishing. Our skipper can take you to the fishing grounds where you can have your dinner.
Kid-friendly activities: Fishing, snow-hole building, games using Arvas (searching and digging out a person, etc.), and easy ski tours.
Upon prior request - ice climbing on virgin couloirs, icefalls, and rock walls.
We offer stays for groups of 3 to 16 people in our very comfortable lodges with breathtaking views. Our guides, all IFMGA-certified with excellent local knowledge, will help you get the most out of this experience. Finally, our chef will prepare a tasty dinner based on fresh fish and even moose and reindeer. In March and early April, you can see the beautiful Northern Lights!
So if you wish to discover this ski touring paradise in Norway, just send us a request! Book your trip and join us on this trip of a lifetime!
We recommend you to watch this amazing 1 1/2 min video which has been made by a group of Belgians who came to ski with us in April.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
Airport transfer. It is available on request directly from the lodge.
- 7-night accommodation in 8-person apartments located in 2 cozy lodges, with 2-bed sleeping rooms, a large living room, a kitchen, and a sauna (or access to it)
- 6-day trips guided by experienced and highly qualified IFMGA/UIAGM guides
- Trips on Uløya, other islands, and a mainland (ferry and car included)
- Up to 2 trips to neighboring islands or the Lyngen peninsula, boats, and safety equipment
- Optionally – ice climbing, snowshoeing, and other attractions (need to be requested beforehand)
- Boat transfers
- Local transport
- Seafishing trip + equipment
- Full board – breakfast, takeaway tour lunch, thermos flask, 4-course dinner, snacks, and fruits (please inquire about options without full board)
CHECK-IN 16:00. CHECK-OUT 10:00
The shorter or longer stays within available dates are possible to be arranged upon individual requests.
Extras (not included in the price):
- Tromso airport transfer return: NOK 2000/person (min. 3 people), or 6000 NOK
- Tromso night transfer (22:00 - 06:00) extra fee: 1000 NOK per group
- Sorsjosen transfer return: NOK 500/person (min. 3 people), or 1500 NOK
- Extra skiing day trip: 7000 NOK per group
**Details of the accommodation:** Enjoy our tastefully decorated apartments in a two-story lodge and a separate lodge, both of which are situated at the base of Bltinden (1142m), only 50m from the water. Additionally, there is a drying area for all of the boating and skiing equipment and accessories. The Large Lodge has eight beds, has a structure of 140 m2, with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms on the first floor, and two bedrooms, and an additional bathroom on the second floor. The Small Lodge has eight beds and is 100 square meters in size. It has two levels, a living room, dining room, kitchen, a bathroom with a sauna, another bathroom on the ground floor, and four bedrooms on the first floor. The apartments come fully furnished with everything you could possibly need. The liquid soap, towels, and bed linens are provided. The living room area is furnished with leather seating and has a traditional fireplace, while the kitchen is a modern, spotless space with all the necessary equipment. You have access to Wi-Fi (free), TV, and DVD to stay in touch with the outside world. The heated cellar is also available for guests to dry wet clothing and equipment. In preparation for your productive fishing trips, there are freezers, hangers, and laundry facilities. Additionally, there is a sizable dining area with a kitchen that is situated on the pier, close to the water. Through a panoramic glass wall, you can unwind there while taking in a stunning view of a fjord or a display of the northern lights.
OTHER PRACTICAL INFO:
You can get food supplies on the way to the lodge. If you take our full board option, it will include breakfast, take-away tour lunch and a 4 course dinner. Our cooking is based on Norwegian tradition enriched with international spice. You will get to try our excellent fish, various meats, and moose or reindeer.
BEST TIME AND SNOW CONDITIONS
The weather in February is usually somewhat colder than in March and April. February is really hard to predict and quite variable; it could be icy and cold or you could have lots of powder and sun. On the other hand, late April could be quite warm but usually it is very sunny and great. March is typically best for powder snow. Generally speaking, each month has its highlights, so just choose what you like.
Uløybukt. Airport transfer available on request at extra cost.
Other gear: **The equipment list will be delivered by email once you confirm your booking. Please study the list carefully, as it is crucial for your comfort and safety during your stay with us. ** **Remember -** you will be in the wild mountain environment. Conditions may vary dramatically from one hour to another. Be prepared for open-deck boating in terms of waterproofs and warm clothes. Always follow your guides and skippers' recommendations. **EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICES** per week in NOK: - ski-touring set (skis, skins, poles,cramps) 2000 - boots (selected sizes only) 1000 - shovel + probe 500 - detector + shovel + probe 1000 - snowshoes 1000 The skis are Majesty and Dynafit. Avalanche equipment by BCA.
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The Lyngen Outdoor Center is located in Norway´s far north, in the eastern part of the island of Uløya.
Located just 500km beyond the Arctic circle and surrounded by stunning fjords (including the famous Lyngen fjord), Uløya is a dream setting to practice a wide range of activities (ski touring, climbing and hiking are an every day occurrence here).
The Lyngen Outdoor Center team is made up of IFMGA-certified guides and outdoor lovers only. We are skiers, climbers and anglers. Our expeditions have taken us all around the world, including Himalaya, the Tian Shan Range, Patagonia, Madagscar and Mali, to name a few. We created this place to share our knowledge and passion with you.
You won't have trouble finding us: the only route on this part of the island leads straight to us. You can take a ferry to get here or we can pick you up in our "water taxi".
Our very comfortable apartments are located just 50 meters away from the water line. They offer everything you'll need for a skiing or fishing trip with your friends, including a drying room. Our boats are some of the most modern in all of the Lyngen area and a large sized pier is located just 50m away from your accommodation.
Come explore the unbelievable Arctic. We'll be happy to welcome you!
IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA
Steven De Tollenaere
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Artur and the team at Lyngen Outdoor are FANTASTIC. The accommodation is beautifully positioned on the edge of the fjord, with stunning views and amazing ski touring / hiking straight out the back door, or further afield from their boat. The food is also amazing! One day we caught a cod (post skiing) and had cod sashimi as a starter, followed by salmon tartar, reindeer stew and chocolate cake. Pawal our ski guide was very experienced and was incredibly patient with our mixed ability group - taking us on 6 awesome tours. Thank you for a truly incredible week
Artur and the guides (+all other staff) at the Lyngen Outdoor Center really go above and beyond to make this an unforgettable experience. The lodge is beautiful and much more luxurious than I ever imagined. The food is very good and exactly what you need after long days of skiing. My guide Pawel was extremely helpful and communicative and provided a truly exceptional skiing experience. I would highly recommend The Lyngen Outdoor Center for anyone interested in skiing in Northern Norway.
Well where to begin. This trip exceeded all expectations. Please do note I live in the Alps so am familiar with beautiful mountains and snow (well these days less snow in the Alps...). The beauty of this place is unsurpassed unless you're already familiar with Arctic scenery. Majestic snowy mountains falling straight into crystal clear blue Fjords. How often can you put your touring skins on, on a beach where you've arrived by small boat and then climb 1200ms to skin down untouched powder fields unseen by many people, let alone ski tourers.....that's what you get on this trip. As for the Tour guides, we had Marcin, what a great guy and Pavel too, was with the other group. Both super professional, patient (particularly with me as I am a 6/10 Tourer) and super pleasant and beyond fit (like very happy and supportive Terminator machines :-)). thank you Marcin you are a star. Brilliant, both of them. And then there's the whole team, Artur who runs the Lyngen center (you'll enjoy the conversations with Artur on politics and history - always interesting over dinner and glass of wine), all the staff and particular shout out to Janusz, the chef, whose food is just perfect for a touring trip. Brilliant hearty breakfasts and super tasty four course dinners, varied every day! From traditional fresh cod to reindeer stew, then pasta to fajitas. Also a special shout out to Bogdan who will take you Halibut and cod fishing for the day which was great fun and we caught fresh fish (large cod) for the evening meal that day. So what else to say, if you want amazing mountains, tonnes of snow and fresh powder plus advanced and challenging technical touring run by such a friendly team led by Artur (so friendly that that they will feel like friends by the time you leave), then don't waste time looking elsewhere, just book The Lyngen Outdoor Center and you will absolutely not be disappointed. My thanks go to all of the people that made it a truly wonderful vacation....and we saw the Aurora Borealis too on the first night and the following night! This is a 5 star location and vacation.
All-star cast of seasoned Polish guides, all long-time residents of Norway and with perfect knowledge of the (challenging) environment. Safe, competent and very nice.
Artur and his team were so nice! We had the best week ever. Very beautiful skitours, excellent guides and the food was amazing. Highly recommended!!!
Absolutely amazing guides and owner of the lodge. Highly recommendable!
Artur's ski center, the Lyngen Outdoor Center, is exceptionnal. Everything is perfectly organised and built to spend a perfect time, skiing everyday with great views. The guides are very trustworthy and know the tours very well, thus giving the clients perfect confidence and enabling them to enjoy the tours as much as possible.
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Best trip ever, just came back from it. It's paradise and I miss it already!
Great tours and adventures! Amazing experience
Individual billing from explore share would help. LOC were great lots of flexibility fantastic team great sauna wonderful Location and my friends were lovely company too
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Tanguy De Bock
Uloya is a trip of a lifetime. You find surreal beauty, natural elements at their chore where sea, mountains and skies confound, and shared passion from the hosts. Our guide Pavel was super professional and friendly. Artur, the main host loves to share his passion for nature, sport and good food. Explore Share was top class as they integrated our demand for an outdoor expedition very well and drafted out this incredible option very quickly. Easy access for follow up made us feel just good. Go for it.
Romain le pemp
Whoua!!! Une superbe semaine ski de randonnée à Uloya et les environs avec Lyngen Outdoor Center ! Artur et son équipe nous ont super bien accueillis. En plus du ski de randonnée, on a essayé la pêche dans les fjords. Je recommande vivement si vous cherchez un spot tranquille avec une superbe vue pour vous évader pour du ski de randonnée!
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