Lyngen Alps, Norway, 7 Day Guided Ski Tour

IFMGA certified mountain guide Edward wants to lead you on a week long ski touring adventure though the incredible Lyngen Alps of Norway.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Lyngen Alps

People per Guide

7 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

May

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Quickly becoming Europe’s new go to place for great skiing, the Lyngen Alps of Norway are only going to get more popular as time goes by. This incredible range of peaks and seemingly endless slopes are a marvel to see, and a thrill to ski on. And the view you will get of the glacial water in the fjords from the tops of any one of the multitude of slopes will leave you breathless.

    The snow in the Lyngen Alps during the spring is wonderful, and during this week long ski touring adventure, you will get to enjoy a great deal of it. There are a number of wonderful advantages you get when skiing in this area. There are much less people than in the more popular European skiing destinations, and there are no acclimatization issues to worry about, as we we ski at altitudes between 200 and 2000 metres. Thus enabling you to ski for longer periods of time, as you will have much more energy. It also doesn’t hurt that in the spring in Norway, there is sunlight virtually 24 hours a day!

    The typical day on this trip will consist of a great Norwegian breakfast, usually consisting of delicious and fresh seafood. Afterwards, we will take a short drive to the fjords, where you can choose where you wish to ski the day away. Another added bonus on this trip is you will also have the option to enjoy riding a skidoo or taking a boat ride, if you so desire.

    Check the next departure dates below and send us a request to join the new wave of adventurous skiers who are enjoying the Lyngen Alps of Norway. You won’t regret it!

    Please notice this is an open group program, only available on fixed dates.

    Looking for another 7 day ski touring trip in a still relatively unknown European skiing destination? If so, I can also lead you on this trip, in the north of Iceland.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 5
    1890 EUR

    Group of 6
    1890 EUR

    Group of 7
    1890 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Half-board meals during trip
    • Transport during the trip
    • Personal equipment
     Along with the guiding fee, the price includes lodging, breakfast, lunches, avalanche safety equipment, and private transfers, but does not include flights, ski rentals, and possible boat or skidoo rentals.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    The airport in Tromso, where you will be picked up.

    Accommodation

    A comfortable lodge near the town of Lyngseidet.

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    EQUIPMENT LIST:

    1. Technical Equipment

    • Telemark, Alpine Touring skis* or Splitboard *Only bring your telemark skis if you are at least an advanced telemark

    skier with extensive backcountry experience.

    • Touring boots

    • Climbing skins (stick-on) that fit your telemark or alpine touring skis

    • • Avalanche transceiver (475 Megahertz) (af you do not have your own, you can borrow one from us)

    • Lightweight snow shovel

    • Avalanche probe

    • Collapsible or non-adjustable ski poles

    • Backpack, medium sized (about 30 liters) with rain cover and outside straps to attach skis and crampons. Some

    have built-in rain covers (eg. Deuter backpacks). Rain covers can also be bought separately. Otherwise bring a big

    plastic (garbage) bag as an inside liner for your backpack.

    • Climbing harness for glacier kit (af you do not have your own, you can borrow one from us)

    • Crampons, lightweight if possible (af you do not have your own, you can borrow a pair from us)

    • One locking carabiner (af you do not have your own, you can borrow one from us)

    • Crevasse rescue equipment, if you are familiar with it. (Prusik slings, webbing, pulleys, auto-locking device). Your

    guide will bring a full set.

    • Ski crampons

    • Repair kit / spare parts for your bindings (optional)

    2. Clothing

    We suggest using the ‘layer system’: Light technical clothing that doesn’t take much space in your backpack and dries

    quickly if sweaty or wet. Layers can be put on and taken off fast if weather conditions change during the day.

    • Wind and waterproof shell jacket with hood (Gore Tex or similar)

    • Wind and waterproof over pants (Gore Tex or similar)

    • Warm pants (insulated / fleece/ polypro)

    • Fleece or wool pullover or jacket

    • Medium weight fleece shirt

    • Capilene, fleece or wool underwear, top and bottoms

    • 2 Pairs of gloves (lightweight and heavier weight)

    • Scarf or neck gaiter

    • Socks: thick (wool) outer and thinner liners

    • Wool or fleece hat, covering the ears

    • Gaiters (unless pants lock tightly to your boots or ski pants have integrated gaiters)

    • Bandana (optional)

    3. Lodging

    • Spare underwear, socks

    • Toiletries (minimum supply – most huts do not have running water!)

    • bathing suit

    • Down vest or light insulated jacket (optional)

    • Ear plugs (optional but very useful)

    • Sorel or snowboots

    • Comfortable clothing for travelling and evening dinners

    4. Other items

    • Sun Glasses (with very good UV protection, extra pair is a good idea)

    • Sun screen and lip protection

    • Goggles

    • Water bottle, minimum volume: 0.5 liter

    • Thermos bottle 0.5 liter

    • Head lamp with spare battery and bulb

    • Blister kit (optional)

    • Snacks (candy bars, dried fruit, sandwiches, nuts, etc.)

    • Personal items (Prescription medicine, extra contact lenses and maintenance equipment, extra pair of prescription glasses etc.)

    • Pocket knife or Leatherman tool (if you have one)

    • Passport

    • (Health/Travel) insurance documents

    • Zip-lock bag for wallet and other documents to keep them dry (recommended)

    • Camera, batteries (optional)

    • Ski wax / skin wax (optional)

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    In 1987 I became a certified mountain guide after an intense four-year training program at the Technical University of Munich, thus becoming the first guide from the Netherlands to be IFMGA-certified and probably worldwide one of the first guides not originating from an alpine country. As a guide, I do everything from beginner courses in the Alps to worldwide climbing expeditions to the Seven Summits.

    Based in Switzerland, just a few kilometers from the French town of Chamonix, I offer customized programs, tailor-made for each of my clients. As an alpinist and mountain guide, I’ve participated in many succesful expeditions, including Mt. Everest (north and south sides), Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma (Tibet), Aconcagua (Argentina), Yerupaja South Face and Huascaran (Peru), Ojos del Salado (Chile), Mt Hunter and Denali (Alaska), Elbrus (Russia) Carstensz Pyramid (West Papoua) and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). I’ve led two UIAA expeditions for talented young climbers: one in China and one in Pakistan. Both were very successful and led to the opening of some new (and sometimes difficult) routes. I’m always looking for new and challenging ski areas and, in recent years, have specialized in ski safaris and ski touring in the Alps, Morocco, Canada, Chile and Scandinavia. Adventure skiing is my passion since a long time and the challenge is to find the best snow and safe skiing and have fun with the group in a remote location. A father of 2, in my spare time, I like to go skiing, mountain biking and climbing with friends and family.

     
     
    FROM 1890 EURper person
     

     

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