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Ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord (Self-guided)

Ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord (Self-guided)
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Enjoy a unique self-guided ski touring week in Uloya, one of the most amazing skiing destinations in the world, in the Lyngen Fjord, staying in a cozy and comfortable lodge.

Private and Group

Lyngen Alps

7 Days

Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore one of the most unique skiing destinations in the world
  • Enjoy great ski tours on amazing powder snow
  • Stay in a cozy and comfortable lodge right next to the fjord

Description

We invite you to discover one of the most spectacular ski touring destinations in the world: the magical Uløya island, in the Lyngen Fjord, north of the Arctic Circle.  Whether you are a skier looking for a unique venue to ski on your own, or you are a guide looking to take your own clients to a remote and stunning location, this 1-week program in Uloya is perfect for you!

I recommend you to watch this amazing 1 1/2 min video which has been shot by a group of friends who came to ski here in April 2017.

Located in the famous Lyngen Fjord in northern Norway, the island of Uløya is a truly extraordinary place. Beautiful peaks and steep walls falling straight into the blue sea, and lots of powder snow, make for one of the most amazing ski touring destinations in the world. 

For seven days you can enjoy incredible powder runs in Uløya and neighbouring islands, staying at our comfy, warm and fully equipped apartments at the Lyngen Outdoor Center.

Starting right from the doorstep of your lodge, you can enjoy great self-guided ski tours every day. For instance, if you choose to take a 15km tour to the summit of Blåtinden (1142m), you can ski straight down from the top of the mountain to your front door again, arriving just in time for a well deserved cold beer and a relaxing hot sauna.

Uløya is a ski touring paradise, with unique stunning landscapes. It is the only place on Earth where you can find 1000m-long slopes inclined at almost any angle, falling right into the dark blue waters of the fjords. This is the Arctic, where you can really feel like you are at the edge of the world!

Skiing conditions here are truly exceptional, making it the perfect destination for an unforgettable ski tour. We have perfect powder in Uloya almost all the time. In late spring, the snow cover is just perfect and creates a perfect surface to slide on. The snow that has melted during the day gets frozen again at night, creating a unique sliding layer several centimeters thick.

Uløya offers many great ski tours, including the famous Grand Traverse of Uløya, from Uløybukt to Havnes, a 20 km of ridge skiing, including 3 peaks. Although Skiclimb Touring is the Uløya specialty, a mix of ski-touring and mountain climbing. The best of these routes is a loop of Blåtinden, a 15km trip with an elevation of 1200m.

During your stay you will have a modern and safe boat (8.5 m or 7.2 m, 150 HP aluminium) at your disposal. So, if you fancy something different, you can take a trip to explore neighbouring islands, or a 40 minute trip across the Lyngen Fjord  enjoying a tour of the impressive Lyngen Alps.

If your thing is rock or ice climbing, virgin coulouirs, icefalls and rock walls await you here. If you’d like to enjoy a quiet day, you could also try sea fishing. Catching a 30 kg fish is not unusual here!

We offer stays for groups of 3 to 6 people in really comfortable and well equipped apartments. The island of Uloya and the Lyngen Fjord area offer a magical and scenic landscape, with plenty of small islands, inlets and rocky outcrops, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking views from almost everywhere.

If you are a mountain guide and if you wish to come with your clients in Uloya, you are more than welcome to put your base at the lodge. I’ll offer you a special deal. We can discuss about it.  

You will find the best weather and conditions for skiing in Uloya from mid-March until end of April. End of February differs from year to year. Although days are considerably shorter, you can see the beautiful Northern Lights. You do need to be prepared for all kind of weather and conditions during your stay in Uloya.

So if you are ready to explore this unique ski touring paradise in Norway, just send us a request! Book your trip and come discover this fascinating destination in Norway!

Details

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 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

CHECK-IN 14:00. CHECK-OUT 10:00

AIRPORT TRANSFER COST Trømso: 6000 NOK return for 6 persons. 1000 NOK for every person above 6, max 8. Sørkjosen: 1750 NOK return for 6 persons. 300 NOK for every person above 6, max 8 prs.

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 arefluctuations 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. -Do not bring drinking water unless you require sparkling. We have a perfect quality crystal-clear drinking water straight from a tap.

FOOD Our basic program does not include food, but you could easily get your one-week 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. However, we are happy to deliver a very good full-board service as well, for NOK 4000 per week/per person.

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.

About the guide

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!

Languages

English

Certificates

IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Uløya, Norway


What people are saying about The Lyngen Outdoor Center

Katharina Gstrein

5.00

May, 2022

Artur and his team were so nice! We had the best week ever. Very beautiful skitours, excellent guides and the food was amazing. Highly recommended!!!

Filip Houttekiet

5.00

May, 2022

Absolutely amazing guides and owner of the lodge. Highly recommendable!

Clovis Parmentier

5.00

April, 2022

Artur's ski center, the Lyngen Outdoor Center, is exceptionnal. Everything is perfectly organised and built to spend a perfect time, skiing everyday with great views. The guides are very trustworthy and know the tours very well, thus giving the clients perfect confidence and enabling them to enjoy the tours as much as possible.

Shona

5.00

April, 2022

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Christophe Thomas

5.00

April, 2022

This week with my family was just...Amizing ! All the staff there was perfect and the place...no word ! We will be back !

Maxime Parmentier

5.00

April, 2022

Best trip ever, just came back from it. It's paradise and I miss it already!

Matteo P.

5.00

March, 2022

Great tours and adventures! Amazing experience

Kate Simpson

5.00

March, 2022

Individual billing from explore share would help. LOC were great lots of flexibility fantastic team great sauna wonderful Location and my friends were lovely company too

Tarmo Sibul

5.00

May, 2019

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Tanguy De Bock

5.00

May, 2019

Uloya is a trip of a lifetime. You find surreal beauty, natural elements at their chore where sea, mountains and skies confound, and shared passion from the hosts. Our guide Pavel was super professional and friendly. Artur, the main host loves to share his passion for nature, sport and good food. Explore Share was top class as they integrated our demand for an outdoor expedition very well and drafted out this incredible option very quickly. Easy access for follow up made us feel just good. Go for it.

Romain le pemp

5.00

April, 2019

Whoua!!! Une superbe semaine ski de randonnée à Uloya et les environs avec Lyngen Outdoor Center ! Artur et son équipe nous ont super bien accueillis. En plus du ski de randonnée, on a essayé la pêche dans les fjords. Je recommande vivement si vous cherchez un spot tranquille avec une superbe vue pour vous évader pour du ski de randonnée!

Andrzej Kois

5.00

March, 2019

The best place ever for all ski-tour lowers! Superb place, superb and helpfull staff!!! Recommended to all!

Susanne Brenninkmeijer

5.00

March, 2019

We had a wonderful trip and were spoiled by all people over there, Artur was a great organizer and treated us like friends, Marcin was a perfect guide and always helpful and friendly, Pawel was the perfect cook who spoiled us with delicious food, Mike drove us everywhere and gave us always a save feeling, and also the other helping hands were all friendly and lovely. We hast a great time. Also the house was perfect for us and very nicely designed. The side program very good and also there the guides and staff friendly. Ding sledge touring was effectively too short for the price, but it was nevertheless beautiful. Snowscooters as well and the day on the water by boat a perfect break! So, all in whole a perfect holiday thanks to the professional and friendly staff!

Jean Zurstrassen

5.00

March, 2019

This is just a unique place for a unique experience and a unique team. Artur made our stay amazing. The nature is so wonderful, we couldn't believe it. Great ski in this truly unspoiled nature. This is modern adventure at its best with a great confort. Thank!!

Charles Antoine Wauters

5.00

April, 2018

Sublime experience ! Although the beauty had been well telegraphed by my predecessor friends, I was still astonished by the beauty of the pristine landscape and nature. Facing a slope covered in snow while being surrounded by fjords is the best combination of colors and drasticity at the same time. The local team headed by Artur is exceptionally efficient, always coordinated night and day, and very competent. The fact that Artur lives on site is particularly helpful.  A couple of notes to future visitors: (1) always go where Artur tells you (he knows where the good spots, finessed based on the local conditions), and (2) go with the boat and dingy, and start the ascent from the beach, at least once on your stay.  Our guide David Pellissier from Aosta was a great resource and companion: very safe, straight-shooter, and always tuned to the group's wishes and pace.


Prices per person

Group of 1

NOK 53609 Each

Group of 2

NOK 27836 Each

Group of 3

NOK 19588 Each

Group of 4

NOK 19588 Each

Group of 5

NOK 19000 Each

Group of 6

NOK 18609 Each

Group of 7

NOK 18609 Each

Group of 8

NOK 18609 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

Price details

The price includes: 1) 7 nights accommodation in 4- or 8-prs apartments with 2-bed sleeping rooms. 2) Car for mainland trips. 3) Additional boat transfers mainland-island (bringing you back in case of missing the ferry). 4) Boat transfers for arrival/departure (in the absence of the ferry). 5) Additional seafishing trip + equipment.// We also offer a FULL-BOARD service, for an extra cost.

The prices for the same program but including full board are as follows:

- group of 1: 58 000 NOK per person

- group of 2: 30 000 NOK per person

- group of 3: 21 000 NOK per person

- group of 4: 21 000 NOK per person

- group of 5: 20 370 NOK per person

- group of 6 and more: 19950 NOK per person

Please note that the airport transfer from Troms is not included.

Extras:

Extra skiing trip: 5500 NOK per group

Tromso aiport transfer return (up to 6 pax): NOK 1500/person (min. 4 people), or 6000 NOK

Tromso night transfer (22:00 - 06:00) extra fee: 1000 NOK

Sorsjosen transfer return (up to 6 pax): NOK 500/person (min. 4 people), or 2000 NOK

Accommodation:

-3 days, 2 or 3 nights (eg Friday mid+day to Sunday evening, possible Monday morning departure), 2 guided trips included + fishing trip - NOK 13 000 with food (11 000 own cooking)

-4 days, 3 or 4 nights (Thursday mid-day to Sunday evening, possible Monday morning departure), 3 guided trips included + fishing trip - NOK 15 000 with food (13 000 own cooking) min groups size - 4 pax (nb: not 3)




 

 

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