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Lyngen ice climbing and Northern Lights tour

Lyngen ice climbing and Northern Lights tour | Norway

Enjoy a unique experience in Lyngen: guided ice climbing under the magical Northern Lights! Aspirant IFMGA guide Fredrik will take you for 1 or more days.

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Lyngen Alps

1+ Days

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Ice climbing under the Northern Lights in Northern Norway is truly a magical experience. Join me on this ice climbing tour for 1 or more days in Lyngen and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime-adventure!

Why would you choose climbing in November or December, when it is all dark? Because it is the most special time of the year to ice climb! Everything is quiet and still and it is the perfect time to watch the fascinanting polar lights. They are like a ballet of light dancing across the night sky!

Please note that I'm fully booked from January 5 to April 30.

There are plenty of great icefalls in Lyngen, of all sizes and suitable for both beginners and experienced climbers. If you want to join this tour you need at least a basic fitness level.

We can tailor this trip to your wishes, level and to the time you have available. I assure you we will spend an unforgettable time ice climbing in Lyngen.

So what are you waiting for? Request your booking and join me on this great ice climbing tour under the Northern Lights! I also offer ice climbing courses in Lyngen under the polar lights. Check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

200nok/day for the whole set (shoes, harness, helmet, crampons, ice axes and carabiners and slings).


Details

More info

  • Personal equipment (boots, axes and crampons) can be rented in Tromso.

  • If you don't have a car, there is a bus going between Tromsø and the Lyngseidet village. However, to start early enough, you would need to get here the night before the start of the trip and stay overnight. Magic Mountain Lodge has both reasonable prices and very nice rooms.

Meeting point

Lyngseidet, Lyngen

Equipment you will need to bring

Winter clothes, gloves, thermos, lunch.


FAQs

Is there an age limit?

No, there is no age limit.

What is the duration of this course?

This trip usually lasts between 4 and 6 hours, depending on the number of participants and how much you wish to climb.

Do I need to have any previous experience?

There are no requirements when it comes to climbing.

Is gear included?

All equipment is included. For ice climbing boots we need to know your shoe size. We have boots from size 36 to European size 47.

What clothing will I need?

You'll need:

warm clothes to be comfortable the whole day out, and this should be adjustable so you don't get sweaty on the approach hike and have an extra layer since there will be some standing around while at the icefall. Multiple pairs of gloves.

You also need a backpack to carry your personal climbing equipment and something to drink/some snacks to get you threw the day.

What is the itinerary like?

Usually, we meet at 8.30 in Lyngseidet and are ready in the afternoon. From Lyngseidet it is a 5 min drive to the parking and a 30-45 min hike (1,5km) to the icefall. The starting time can be adjusted if needed.

About the guide

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Fredrik

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Mountain Guide

I am an IFMGA mountain guide, originally from southern Finland. However, I have spent most of my time since 2010 in Northern Norway.

Completely in love with the scenery, nature, culture and the atmosphere, I'm spending as much time as possible exploring the mountains; be it on skis, climbing (summer/winter/alpine/ice&rock), mountain biking, kayaking or just hiking. Without being an expert in any particular one of these fields, my strength lies in finding the right adventure for the day, and spicing it up with local knowledge and the understanding of nature!

Needless to say, my main focus is to provide safe trips regardless of conditions and appropriate for participants' previous experience.
As it is in Scandinavian guiding tradition in general, I always try to teach my guests something!

I'm traveling quite a bit, a lot in Northern Norway and a bit in the mountains further away. My home base is in Lyngen, especially in the winter, but my home mountains extend from here to all the way to the Stetind area south of Narvik, including Lofoten, Senja and Kvaløya.

I'm guiding fluently in five languages: English, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and German, et mon France est un peu primitives.

Languages

Norwegian | Swedish | German | English |

Certificates

SBO | IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Isaak

5.00

We wanted ice climbing and we got exactly that. The gear we used was in good shape and we had a ton of fun. What can you ask more for?

Amy

5.00

Thanks for making my first trip to Norway magical!!!!


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