Northern lights in the Lyngen Alps

A multi-activity stay in the Lyngen Alps enjoying dog sledding, frozen lakes adventures, snowshoeing, sea fjord safari, cross country skiing...based in a charming lodge, with Graham, IFMGA guide.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Lyngen Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for a 3 or 4 night package at my lodge in the Lyngen Alps. Enjoy the amazing Northern Lights and some exciting guided activities like driving your own dog sled, riding a snow mobile, a boat fjord safari, snow shoeing or cross country skiing.

    Due to low light pollution away from any city lights, my Lodge provides an ideal if not possibly one of the most interesting viewing points for the Northern Lights in Scandinavia. The dramatic snow covered jagged mountains and fjords create a spectacular framework for the night sky.

    You will enjoy the northern lights directly from the lodge, it’s as simple as popping outside onto the viewing platform between your three course meal! You will not sit in cars for hours on end chasing the lights as they appear directly above the roof of the lodge.

    Besides, I propose different activities you can enjoy while staying in this unique set up:

    Dog sledding
    • Guided activity
    • Duration: 5 hours
    • Actual time dog-sledding: 1,5 hour
    • Clothing: provided

    After a scenic drive of 30 min, we reach the Reisa Valley. This area hosts our dog-sledding adventures into the wilderness of the northern lights. Besides, you will have the experience of being instructed how to “mush” your own team of dogs under the careful supervision and guidance from a professional.

    Two people per sled take turns in driving while following a guide in front. The trail winds through open valleys that capture the low Arctic sun between the high jagged peaks of the region. Half way round the trail we’ll cook lunch over an open fire in large tents. The tour is completed, the dogs bid farewell and guests return to the lodge and enjoy a relaxing evening.

    High frozen lakes adventure
    • Guided activity
    • Duration: 5 hours
    • Clothing: provided

    The focus of this tour is to access the high mountains terrain via snowmobile. Once on the mountain plateau, guests will experience ice fishing on the frozen lakes for mountain trout and visit spectacular viewpoints over the Lyngen Alps.

    During this activity you are passengers during the snowmobile transport to the high mountain plateau. The journey to the high lake via snow mobile takes 30 min through snow covered birch tree forests.

    Once at the lake, a shelter camp is made and ice holes drilled through the ice so fishing can begin. The ice is so thick that it is possible to make a fire on the ice and cook the fresh fish directly at the camp. You will also be able to explore the surrounding area on snowmobiles in between fishing sessions.

    Snow-shoeing natural trail
    • Guided activity
    • Duration: 2 or 4 hours
    • Equipment provided: snow shoes, poles, backpack and boots

    Directly from the lodge, snow-shoeing enables all guests to access the Arctic frozen forests, see rare animal tracks of moose, lynx and wolverine and reach high view points to see the entire Lyngen Peninsula national park from above the forest line. After learning the simple techniques, I will lead you on a historical and natural journey that provides deeper appreciation to this spectacular region.

    Sea fjord safari
    • Guided activity
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Clothing: warm casual
    • Visit of historical site: Havnnes

    Norwegian culture is split equally between the land and the sea, and on board the Spirit Lyngen boat you will experience a wide diversity of fjord life.

    The journey begins with dolphin spotting along the nature reserve at Spakenes en route to visit the historic stockfish drying process on the island of Uloya. Venturing over by boat to the Lyngen Alps east coast to witness the sheer towering rock walls that plunge into the ocean.

    Europe’s largest eagle is the Havn Orn is regularly seen hunting for fish. A chance to deep sea fish for those who wish.

    Cross country skiing
    • Guided activity
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Clothing: warm casual
    • Visit of historical site: Havnnes

    This activity is suitable for those with or without cross country skiing experience. The prepared trails are reached a short drive (15 min) from the lodge. The tracks are home to Norwegian National Team and we have access to professional trainers who will teach the skills to our guests. The natural environment at the track winds through silent snow covered forest scenery providing a surreal Arctic experience.

    Your stay includes a Northern Lights fact seminar and in-house photographer assistance.

    Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about this awesome program. It will be my pleasure to guide you here, let you discover this unique environment and enable you to relax for a few days in my lodge!

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    Price per person

     
     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Fitness level required

    Open to everyone

    More info

    Some activities are more weather dependent than others. In case of bad weather an alternative activity will be offered.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I grew up in the north east of England and Scotland until I moved to St.Anton Austria to become both a ski teacher and internationally qualified UIAGM International Mountain Guide, teaching and guiding, skiing, rock and ice climbing and glacier mountaineering.
    I set up Piste To Powder Off Piste Skiing in St.Anton Austria which specialises in guided ski adventures with a focus on developing the guests skills in both ski technique and mountain safety. Piste To Powder expanded offering ski adventures to exotic locations around the world from Greenland, Alaska, South America, Russia, Himalayas and Norway. I led these expeditions and loved the combination of wild remote travel and skiing new mountains away from the ski resorts.
    The Norwegian program began in 2003 sailing through the fjords and skiing from summit to sea. Amazed by the region of Troms, I bought land and built a lodge to offer guests an all year round base for adventure and comfortable relaxing living in this extraordinary Arctic location. Out of all the many wonderful locations around the world to ski, the Lyngen Alps offered a unique experience found to be second to none.
    I'm enthusiastic about mountains and people and driven to deliver a high quality service which will ensure that your visit while at my lodge will be a memorable one.

     
     
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