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Holidays in Northern Norway: ski touring in the Lyngen Alps

Ski touring in the Lygen Alps
Ski touring in the Lyngen Alps
Ski touring in the Lyngen Alps
Ski touring in the Lyngen Alps

Explore the wild beauty of the Lyngen Alps mountains, north of the Arctic Circle, on this ski touring trip of 1 or more days, with IFMGA certified guide Marius. Enjoy incredible runs all the way down to the shoreline!

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Lyngen Alps

1+ Days

Feb - May

Fit


Description

The Lyngen Alps are located on the Lyngen peninsula, in the county of Troms, in northern Norway. This spectacular mountain range, full of jagged peaks, large glaciers and steep valleys, is a perfect location for a ski touring trip of one or more days.

In the Lyngen Alps, you can skin up mountains up to almost 1900 meters above sea level and ski all the way back down to the shoreline!

There are no lifts or ski resorts in the Lyngen Alps and most of the mountains lie within the borders of a protected area. Therefore, the wild nature of the mountains and landscapes has been kept intact. In the Lyngen Alps, you can enjoy the luxury of skinning into large and empty valleys and glaciers and then skiing down untouched mountain slopes with nothing else around you, apart from the mountains, your friends and nature.

Please be aware this is a tour suitable for skiers from intermediate to advanced level, with previous ski touring experience. We will have full day ski tours, with between 1000 to 2000 meters of climbing and skiing. Of course, I will tailor the programme to the time you have available.

A typical mountain in Lyngen is somewhere between 1000 to 1400 meters of elevation and ranges from moderate to super steep. So, you do not have to be an extreme skier or super fit athlete to explore the Lyngen Alps. However, on most tours we will venture into potential avalanche prone terrain.

Also, the mountains are placed high up north, close to the sea in the Arctic, where the weather might change quickly. But don't let that deter you, as there are many days with good weather and perfect snow! Besides, the closer we get to the spring, the longer the days get. In late season, it's even possible to ski under the midnight sun while you enjoy the breathtaking views of the surroundings, with its beautiful mountains, islands and fjords.

The closest airport to the Lyngen area is in the city of Tromsø, about 1.30 to 2 hours drive away, southwest of Lyngen. Tromsø is the largest town in northern Norway, whereas Lyngen is a rural area with small villages and communities scattered around the small strip of land that surrounds the peninsula.

There are no big hotels in the Lyngen Alps, but you can find several lodges and smaller accommodations, first and foremost in the main village of Lyngseidet.

So come join me on this amazing ski tour in the beautiful and wild mountains of the Lyngen Alps! Just send me a request and we will start planning your trip.

I also offer a guided ski touring trip in the mountains of Narvik. You should check it out as well.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

More info

  • It's easy to get to Lyngseidet (the main village) by bus. I can provide transportation during the skiing days. I strongly recommend staying at Magic Mountain Lodge. It has the best atmosphere in Lyngen by far and rooms for every price range (usually lots cheaper than Airbnb and a lot cosier).

  • It cost around 250 NOK per day to rent the ski touring equipment.

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FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Scandic Havet Harstad Norway
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Clarion Collection Hotel Arcticus Harstad Norway
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Thon Hotel Harstad Harstad Norway
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About the guide

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Marius

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Mountain Guide

I was born and raised in the town of Narvik in northern Norway. As the case has been with generations of norwegians, my parents took me with them on trips into nature and up on the mountains even before I was able to walk by myself. When I was able to stand up, my father bought me my first pair of slalom skis and we went skiing in the slopes on the local resorts. From there, the love of nature and the mountains has continuously grown and eventually evolved into a wish to bring others and let them experience and explore together with me.

Today nature and the mountains are my "office", where I work all year round with guiding, as an instructor and tutor on different courses and as an observer for the avalanche forecasting service. Over the years I have worked and guided all over Norway, but it is the north that is home and here I spent most of my time. So come with me into nature and up on the mountains and explore the wild nature of northern Norway. Skitours in Narvik and Lyngen or climbs to Norway's national mountain of Stetind are just some of the adventures I can offer you, but the mountains up here in the north are almost limitless in abundance and possibilities.

Languages

Norwegian | Swedish | English

Certificates

NORTIND

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What people are saying about Marius

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Excellent

Graeme

5.00

I completely missed this trip by one month due to my fault but exacerbated by your booking system. I must have filled in the booking form about 10 times before the dates were 'correct' and I was not being charged for more than one day. Every time I tried to make changes, the form refreshed and all the details had to be filled in again. These sorts of trips/events are not like booking train tickets. Most include a window of opportunity that is heavily influenced by weather events. Your communication flow requires a booking to be made and paid before there is any connection with the guide or discussion about suitable days etc. I realise that your company is a booking agency that is concerned about introducing two parties but missing out on the management fee however I feel the system requires a more nuanced approach.

Jim

5.00

As Marius and I discovered, Svolvaergeita is currently off limits to climbing until the approach has been restored. Not sure when people will be able to access the mountain again but Marius and I are looking at other possible climbing options next week in Narvik. Jim

Sabine

5.00

Fantastic and experienced guide! We highly recommend Marius and the area of Narvik!


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