7-day ski touring trip in Lapland, exploring amazing Norwegian ski spots like the Lyngen Peninsula and Tamokdalen, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.
Lapland is a fascinating and wild region that extends along the northern parts of several countries: Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia.
During this trip we’ll explore some of the best ski spots in the Norwegian Lapland.
Being at the cost of North Norway during the second half of April is probably one of the best places to be as a backcountry skier.
This trip combines spectacular ski touring at the Lyngen Peninsula with touring in the inland.
We’ll also find good snow in Tamokdalen, a very popular area among Nordic freeriders. Here, there are skiable birch forests and even an unofficial world championship of “tree-riding”. The rules are simple: the start is in the timber line and the first one to get down to the valley wins!
Besides, we’ll go to the border area between Norway, Finland and Sweden. This will bring a touch of Lapland mystique to the tour! In fact, the program includes a snowmobile-assisted ski touring from Finland to Sweden.
During the rest of the week, we’ll move flexibly according to the weather conditions, so we can make the best of our trip!
It’s important to point out that this program is designed for skiers that already have some ski touring experience. However, you don’t need to be an expert. Essentially, you need to be able to ski in slopes with 35 degrees of inclination. Furthermore, you should be in a good physical condition. There will be five-hour climbs and the total touring time per day will be of eight hours in a moderate pace.
Please, feel free to ask me any questions about this trip and contact me if you want to join me! I’ll be happy to be your guide for a week of ski touring in such an amazing destination.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
Arrive in Tromso. We meet at Tromso airport and continue (1:30 hours) to our accommodation.
The “Black House”, a block hut, was built by a Finnish family at the beginning of 20th century and it is situated directly by the coastline of Lyngen fjord. Due to its location it has become a legendary base for Finnish freeriders.
With its traditional sauna at the sea side, it is a excellent base camp for our tour.
There we’ll discuss the program of the week, have dinner and may have the first sauna session of the week.
We’ll do day trips from our base. Since there is daylight practically around the clock, our daily schedule can vary.Sometimes we’ll do an early “alpine start”, sometimes we’ll use the better conditions later in the day and start in the the afternoon. We want to exploit the special arctic spring conditions the best way possible and this often requires a time-flexible daily planning – but also allows exceptional ski experiences!We’ll usually have breakfast and dinner in our reindeer herders hut and we will make day trips of about 1000-1500 m.This means up to about 5 hours of climbing and 8 hours total touring time per day.
We eat breakfast at our cabin and go back to Tromso Airport.
Mountain hut: 2-4 rooms at the reindeer herders hut
The price includes private transportation for the whole tour of Tromso Airport to Tromso Airport, and 1 day of snowmobile support. There's also LVS equipment available for rental.
Personal accident and health insurance abroad is not included in the price.
The tour is designed for skiers who already have some experience in ski touring. However one does not need to be very experienced either. It is sufficient if one is technically in a position to ski slopes with 35 degrees of inclination. Physically the participants must be able to manage up to five-hour climbs and about eight hours total touring time per day in a moderate pace.
Technical equipment: - Backpack 25-35L - Ski equipment: touring, climbing skins, ski crampons, ski boots, telescopic poles with large plates.
Snow safety equipment (available rental)
Clothing: - Functional underwear - Tour pants - T-shirt or shirt mountain wind and waterproof jacket (Hardshell breathable) - Softshell Jacket - Intermediate layer / isolation layer (fleece or thermal jacket depending on the weather) well-fitting socks - Warm gloves - Warm hat
Hi, my name is Juho, a mountain guide originally from Finland. I started to guide when I came to Chile end of 2006. I was a living and working in Chile while I took UIAGM guiding cources in Argentina until 2011. Nowadays I am living on the shore of Lake of Constanz on Swiss-German border. ...and guiding from here in the Alps, Northern Scandinavia and in the Andes. I have also a small guiding company in Konstanz.
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Guide was awesome. Great terrain selection, finding good snow and overall trip organization. Would definitely go with him in the future.
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