Enjoy a ski touring week sliding on the most amazing powder in the magical Uloya island, in the Lyngen Fjord in Norway. Experience the thrill of gliding through pristine powder snow amidst the dramatic Arctic landscape, guided by an experienced IFMGA-certified guide.
Feb - May
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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.
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- 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
Secure your spot with just 25% payment
48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking
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.
**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.
Which airport should I fly in/out of?
You can fly to Tromsø (3-hour drive to Uløya) or to an airstrip at Sørkjosen (1/2 hour to Uloya).
To make the transfer comfortable, you should arrive in Tromsø no later than 15:00 and have your departure flight after 14:00.
How is the transfer organized to/from the lodge?
There will be a van or minibus waiting for you at the airport in Uløybukt. We will wait for the whole group to gather. Then we will drive to Uløya. The drive takes 3 hours, and there is an additional 10-minute boat ride or a ferry ride to the lodge. Please remember that the airport transfer is not included in the price and needs to be booked separately directly with the lodge.
To make the transfer comfortable, you should arrive in Tromsø no later than at 15:00 and have your departure flight after 14:00.
Do you allow individuals to join a group?
Most of the tours are private, however, we have 3 weeks available during the season for individuals wanting to join a group to our ski-touring week at Uløya.
The available dates for 2024 are:
This involves sharing an apartment (with 2 separate bathrooms), but you will get a single room. There are 4 bedrooms per apartment, and the maximum number of participants is 6. Please note that the skiing level may vary amongst the group members although we try to keep it similar.
How experienced do I need to be?
We do not set definite limits and accept touring skiers from beginners to professionals. However, you need to be a competent alpine skier, and it is best if you skied red and black runs.
When organizing a group, you should all try to keep a similar fitness and ski level. With open groups, we will try to keep the skiing level relatively consistent, but it’s not always possible.
Is it possible to make it with a family with kids?
Yes, of course, we have a lot of experience working with families and kids. The youngest skier so far was 9 years old.
When is the best time to come?
The season in Uløya runs from late February to mid-May. There are no “best months” – the whole season offers some highlights in every period. May could be somewhat warmer but in recent years May was as good as March and the temperatures and snow conditions were very consistent.
What temperatures and conditions should I expect?
Although we are in the Arctic, the temperatures are relatively mild. You should expect around -10 degrees in March/beginning of April and -5 degrees in late April and May. However, high in the mountains the temperatures may drop even down to -20 degrees with high windchill factors, so you need to be well prepared in terms of windbreakers and down or Primaloft insulation.
Do you accept splitboarders?
Splitboarders are welcome on our ski-touring week at Uløya; it is best to form a private group.
What ski and safety equipment can I rent there and at what price?
We have Dynafit and Majesty Carbon skis together with BCA avalanche equipment. The ski touring set costs NOK 2000 per week, boots cost 1000 NOK per week, and the avalanche set costs NOK 1000 per week.
The equipment needs to be booked in advance.
What hotel do you recommend in Tromsø?
The hotels in Tromsø are very consistent in quality, so any choice is good. Comfort Express or Scandic Hotels are popular choices.
Do you provide vegetarian or gluten-free diets?
Yes, we do; we just need to know your food restrictions in advance.
What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?
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
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
Great tours and adventures! Amazing experience
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.
The best place ever for all ski-tour lowers! Superb place, superb and helpfull staff!!! Recommended to all!
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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