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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.

Mountain RangeLyngen Alps
Duration7 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr, May
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate 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

  • Have boats at your disposal for trips to other islands, beach-landing & pick-up!

  • Enjoy seafishing gigantic codfish and halibut (equipment supplied)

Description

Join us on an unforgettable ski-touring week at Uløya and neighboring 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 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 on the edge of the world!

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 an ideal surface to slide on. The snow that has melted during the day freezes again at night, creating a unique sliding layer that is several centimeters thick.

On this program, every day, our ski tours start right at the doorstep of our house. Additionally, we will have a modern and safe boat (8.5 m or 7.2 m, 150 HP aluminum) at our disposal. Some of the options that you can enjoy on this adventure include:

  • Going to the summit of Blåtinden (1142m) and enjoying a 15km ski tour day then returning for a cold beer and a relaxing hot sauna.
  • The famous Grand Traverse of Uløya, from Uløybukt to Havnes- a 20 km of ridge ski route taking in Kjelvagtinden (1104m), Uløytinden (1114m) and Blåtinden (1142m).
  • Skiclimb Touring is also possible, and Uløya’s specialty. It consists of 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.
  • A boat tour to explore neighboring islands or a 40 minute trip across the Lyngen Fjord to enjoy a tour of the impressive Lyngen Alps.
  • Rock or ice climbing on virgin couloirs, icefalls and rock walls.
  • Sea fishing. Our skipper can take you to the fishing grounds where you can catch your dinner.
  • Kid-friendly activities: fishing, snow-hole building, games using Arvas (searching and digging out 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 of this experience, taking you to the best ski touring routes and to the most amazing hikes and climbs and will ensure your safety at all times. They are all experienced IFMGA- certified, with excellent local knowledge. Additionally, our chief-of-staff and skipper will not only drive your boat but also cook delicious fish soup for you!

Please note you will find the best weather and conditions for skiing from March until the end of April. The end of February differs from year to year. Although days are considerably shorter, 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

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.

More info

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

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.

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About the guide

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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!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

NOK 44330 each

Group of 2

NOK 23196 each

Group of 3

NOK 16495 each

Group of 4

NOK 15671 each

Group of 5

NOK 15176 each

Group of 6

NOK 14846 each

Group of 7

NOK 14846 each

Group of 8

NOK 14846 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

Price details

• The price also includes: Boats for trips to other islands/Lyngen Penninsula and seafishing equipment, 7 nights accommodation in 4- or 8-prs apartments with 2-bed sleeping rooms. 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); Optionally – ice climbing, snowholing and other attractions. Car for mainland trips. Additional boat transfers mainland-island (bringing you back in case of missing the ferry). Boat transfers for arrival/departure (in the absence of the ferry). 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.


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