Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Lyngen Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Type of Trip

Private and Group

Highlights

 
  • Discover one of the most spectacular ski touring destinations in the world

  • Enjoy unique runs from the top of a mountain all the way down to the sea

  • Stay at a cozy and comfortable lodge in the magical Uloya island

 

We invite you for an unforgettable ski-touring week at Uløya and neighbouring islands in the company of an IFMGA-certified guide, enjoying the most amazing powder runs and staying at our comfy, warm and fully equipped apartments at the Lyngen Outdoor Center.

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.

Located in 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, and lots of powder snow, make for one of the most spectacular ski touring destinations in the world. 

Uløya is the only place on Earth where you can find 1000m-long slopes inclined at almost any angle, and falling right into the dark blue waters of the fjords. This is the Arctic, where you can really feel like you are at the edge of the world!

Skiing conditions here are truly exceptional, with lots of fresh snow and slopes for every difficulty. We have perfect powder in Uloya almost all the time, as the air is very dry and snow hardly gets compressed. In late spring,  the snow cover is just perfect and creates a perfect surface to slide on. The snow that has melted during the day gets frozen again at night, creating a unique sliding layer several centimeters thick.

Every day, our ski tours start right at the doorstep of our house. For instance, a 15km trip takes you to the summit of Blåtinden (1142m). From there, we can ski straight down to our front door again, arriving just in time for a cold beer and a relaxing hot sauna.

Uløya offers many great ski tours, including the famous Grand Traverse of Uløya, from Uløybukt to Havnes, a 20 km of ridge skiing taking in Kjelvagtinden (1104m), Uløytinden (1114m) and Blåtinden (1142m). Skiclimb Touring is Uløya’s specialty, a mix of ski-touring and mountaineering. The best of these routes is a 15km trip with an elevation of 1200m. It is a loop of Blåtinden, beginning and ending in Uløybukt.

During your stay you will have a modern and safe boat (8.5 m or 7.2 m, 150 HP aluminium) at our disposal. So, if you fancy something different, you can take a trip to explore neighbouring islands, or a 40 minute trip across the Lyngen Fjord enjoying a tour of the impressive Lyngen Alps.

If your thing is rock or ice climbing, virgin couloirs, icefalls and rock walls await you here. If you’d like to enjoy a quiet day, you could try sea fishing. Our skipper can take you to the fishing grounds where you can catch your dinner. Catching a 30 kg fish is not unusual here! And if you come with your kids, there are lots of activities that the family can enjoy together: fishing, snow-hole building, games using Arvas (searching and digging our a person, etc) and easy ski tours.

We offer stays for groups of 3 to 6 people in really comfortable apartments, with breathtaking views. Our guides will help you get the most out from this experience, taking you to the best ski touring routes and to the most amazing hikes and climbs. They are all experienced IFMGA- certified, with excellent local knowledge. Our chief guide is Pawel Karczmarczyk.

They will ensure your safety at all times and help you improve your skills, offering advice on all aspects during your stays. They will share with you their knowledge of the area, topography and navigation equipment. Our chief-of-staff and skipper will not only drive your boat, but also cook a delicious fish soup for you!

The island of Uloya and the Lyngen Fjord area boast a magical and unique scenic landscape, with multitude of small islands, inlets and rocky outcrops, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking panorama views from every corner.

Please note you will find the best weather and conditions for skiing from March until end of April. End of February differs from year to year. Although days are considerably shorter, you can see the beautiful Northern Lights.  You do need to be prepared for all kind of weather and conditions during your stay.

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!

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Price per person

 
Group of 2
22500 NOK

Group of 3
16000 NOK

Group of 4
15200 NOK

Group of 5
14720 NOK

Group of 6
14400 NOK

Group of 7
14400 NOK

Group of 8
14400 NOK

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
 The price includes: 1) 7 nights accommodation in 4- or 8-prs apartments with 2-bed sleeping rooms. 2) 6 days guided by experienced and highly qualified IFMGA guides, experts on the region, renowned skiers and alpinists, including a 9-seat van with fuel for trips on a mainland. The trips include: Stationary trips on Uløya and mainland (ferry and car included); Up to 3 trips to neighbouring islands or Lyngen peninsula, skipper, boats and safety eqp included; 3) Optionally – ice climbing, snowholing and other attractions. 4) Car for mainland trips. 5) Additional boat transfers mainland-island (bringing you back in case of missing the ferry). 6) Boat transfers for arrival/departure (in the absence of the ferry). 7) Additional seafishing trip + equipment. The prices for the same program but including full board are as follows: - group of 2: 26 500 NOK per person - group of 3: 20 000 NOK per person - group of 4: 19 000 NOK per person - group of 5: 18 400 NOK per person - group of 6 and more: 18 000 NOK per person Shorter or longer stays within available dates are possible to be arranged upon individual requests.
 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next datesInfo
29/02/2020 to 07/03/2020
20,000 NOK per person joining a group
14/03/2020 to 21/03/2020
28/03/2020 to 04/04/2020
04/04/2020 to 11/04/2020
11/04/2020 to 18/04/2020
25/04/2020 to 02/04/2020
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

All Levels

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Uløybukt. Airport transfer available on request at extra cost.

AIRPORT TRANSFER COST

Trømso: 6000 NOK return for 6 persons. 1000 NOK for every person above 6, max 8 prs.

Sørkjosen: 1750 NOK return for 6 persons. 300 NOK for every person above 6, max 8 prs.

Accommodation

We offer comfortably furnished apartments in a two-story building and a separate house, both located 50m from the water line, at the foot of Blåtinden (1142m).

Bed linens and towels are supplied

There is also a drying room for equipment and the entire infrastructure associated with boating and fishing.

There are three apartments in 2 houses.

The Large House:

Apartment 1: 4 bed – 80 m2, 2 bedrooms, living room with kitchen, bathroom with shower and sauna.

Apartment 2: 6/8 bed – 140 m2, two levels, living room, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor, 2 bedrooms with an extra toilet on the 2nd floor.

The Small House:

Apartment 3: 6/8 bed – 100 m2, two levels, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with sauna, additional toilet on the ground floor, 4 bedrooms on the 1st floor.

The apartments are comfortably equipped with everything you need for a home away from home. The kitchen is a modern, clean, fully equipped space with all the necessary equipment to make your stay comfortable: plates, cutlery, pots, pans, drip-coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, oven, and a dishwasher. The livingroom area is furnished with leather seating and has a traditional Norwegian fireplace. TV, DVD, and Wi-Fi (free of charge) are all here to keep you connected with the outside world should you wish.

In addition, there is a heated cellar that guests are welcome to use for storing and drying equipment and wet clothes. There are hangers and laundry facilities, as well as several 400-litre freezers in anticipation of your successful fishing trips.

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EQUIPMENT LIST

Please study the following 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.

CLOTHING

1. External isolation layer (Primaloft/Coreloft or down jacket)

2. Hard shell (waterproof) top & bottom

3. Soft shell (breathable) for warmer days, especially in the Spring

4. Optionally – internal isolation layer such as primaloft sweater

5. Middle layer (for example Polartec power stretch)

6. Base layer (next to skin, wool or synthetics), 2 sets

7. Warm socks

8. Gloves and mitts - minimum 2 pairs per person (5 fingers with membrane

+ mittens), optionally extra down mittens

9. Winter cap + light cap (or a “buff”)

EQUIPMENT

1. Ski tour (randonnée) set: skis + tour bindings, ski-touring boots (best if not

rented), poles, skins (trimmed to skis), bindings crampons (“knives”)

2. Avalanche safety kit (beacon, shovel, probe)

3. Helmet

4. Goggles

5. Sunglasses (cat. 4)

6. Backpack 30-40L (optionally with Air Bag System) with skis attachment.

7. option - lightweight crampons and snow axe (ca 60-65 cm). Available for

rent at our lodge.

8. Headlamp, spare batteries

9. Thermos flask (available at our lodge)

10.Sunscreen lotion (factor 30-50) + sunscreen lipstick

11.Mini First Aid kit (aspirin, painkiller, compeed patches, rescue blanket,

heating pads)

Ski equipment is available upon request (except for boots), including probe and shovel sets.

OTHER PRACTICAL INFO:

-We offer skis rental, but we recommend you to bring your own boots. We have a few pairs for an emergency, but you should be previously comfortable with them, ready for a week-long job! We also offer avalanche safety equipment at an extra fee.

- We accept credit card payments.

- There is free wi-fi at the lodge, however be warned that the transfer is limited and there are fluctuations of transfer speed.

- There is no ATM on the island - the closest is at a distance of about 20 km, on the mainland.

- In the vast majority of sell points cards are accepted, including ferries.

- The nearest shop is located on the other side of the island, in Havnnes (accessible only by ferry or boat).

- Petrol for the boats is also available there. The other shops are at mainland, circa 15 km from a ferry port (Storslett, Olderdalen). If required, we will arrange for the groceries to be delivered to you for an extra fee.

- Petrol prices: 15 NOK/ltr at mainland, 17 NOK/ltr at Havnnes (cash/pin cards), 20 NOK/ltr at our center.

- Do not bring drinking water unless you require sparkling. We have a perfect quality crystal-clear drinking water straight from a tap.

FOOD

-You could easily get food supplies on the way to the lodge. Our guests usually do this without any problems. In case you run short of supplies we deliver shopping at a small fee (500NOK) or you could just visit a store when you ski on the mainland.

BEST TIME AND SNOW CONDITIONS

Weather in February is more uncertain than March in 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. You could actually ski on hard neve and ice, but skiing on ice is more dangerous. Usually there is no powder in February.

March and April could be too warm -with snowline at 300m- or it could be great. In contrast to February, in March and April you get a melted layer on top, which makes your skiing almost limitless.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICES NOK per week per day

ski-touring set (skis, skins, poles, cramps) 2000 400

boots (selected sizes only) 1000 200

shovel + probe 400 100

detector + shovel + probe 800 200

snowshoes 1000 200

backpack 100

gogles 100

The skis are Majesty and Dynafit

Avalanche equipment by BCA

 

About the Guide

 
 

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!

 
 

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Tarmo Sibul
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.
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Tanguy De Bock
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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Romain le pemp
The best place ever for all ski-tour lowers! Superb place, superb and helpfull staff!!! Recommended to all!
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