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

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.

Mountain RangeLyngen Alps
Duration7 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

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!

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.


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About the guide

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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!


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Prices per person

Group of 3

NOK 12372 each

Group of 4

NOK 11753 each

Group of 5

NOK 11382 each

Group of 6

NOK 11135 each

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Price includes

• Accommodation

• 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. Please ask for a quote. Please note that the airport transfer from Troms is not included.


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