Explore the fjords of the Lyngen Alps, far from the beaten tracks, during this week long ski tour from a lodge. Join Pawel Karczmarczyk, an IFMGA mountain guide.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May
I invite you to an unforgettable ski touring experience in the Lyngen Alps, at the heart of one of the best ski areas in the world.
If you could invent the most perfect ski touring venue, the island of Uløya in the north of Norway would be the result.
I invite you to take 1 minute to watch this short video which has been shot in May 2017 by a group of skiers I have guided there.
This is the only place in the world where it is possible to find 1000m-long slopes, inclined at almost any angle, perfect for experts or beginners alike, and falling right into the dark blue waters of the fjords.
During the spring, I am based at the Lyngen Outdoor Center lodge on Uløya Island, at the foot of Blåtinden (1142 m). It’s actually a very remote location, in the northern end of the famous Lyngen Fjord. I offer 7-day trips (or any other length upon request) for groups of between 3 and 6 people.
Depending on snow and weather conditions, we can choose between ski-and-sail, stationary tours or driving to the mainland.
Skiing conditions in this place are truly outstanding, with lots of fresh snow and slopes for every difficulty. The air is very dry and snow hardly gets compressed, so we have perfect powder snow almost all the time.
In late spring, especially by the end of April and May, the snow cover is just perfect and creates a perfect surface to slide on. This is because the snow that has melted during the day gets frozen again at night. This creates an ideal sliding layer several centimeters thick.
Every ski-tour starts right at the doorstep of our house. In fact, a 15 km tour can take us straight to the top of Blåtinden (1142). Once there, we can ski straight down to our front door, and arrive just in time for a cold beer and a hot sauna.
Apart from this, we may continue along the Uløytinden (1114) and Kjelvagtinden (1104) skyline. This way, we can complete the Great Traverse of Uløya, one of the best tours in Lyngen.
And if you are in the mood for something different, we can take a boat trip to explore the neighboring islands of Kågen and Arnøya. In fact, we will have a modern, safe boat (8.5 m or 7.2 m, 150 HP aluminium) at our disposal.
In addition to this, we can take a trip across the Lyngen Fjord to the peninsula or a tour to the Lyngen Alps. If you enjoy ice or rock climbing, there are also ice cascades and rock walls waiting for us. Finally, if you want to have a quiet day, you can try your hand at sea fishing and dog sledding.
Regarding accommodation, we’ll stay in comfortable, warm and fully equipped apartments with wonderful views.
Sounds like the trip of a lifetime? It is! Join me for an unforgettable adventure in a true skiing paradise.
You'll stay in comfortable furnished apartments in a 2-story building and a separate house, both located 50 meters from the water line, at the foot of Blåtinden (1142m).
I am a fully certified IFMGA guide since 2012. I have, however, mastered my climbing and skiing skills for many years before taking up guiding. I have participated in numerous climbing expeditions not only to the wild mountains of Caucasus (which I have gotten to know pretty well), but also to Nepal, Alps and have extensively climbed in many Norwegian areas. In recent years I have been resident in Norway, and I co-operate with my friends at Lyngen Outdoor Center as their chief mountain guide.
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.
Group of 3
|NOK 13918 Each|
Group of 4
|NOK 13918 Each|
Group of 5
|NOK 13918 Each|
Group of 6
|NOK 13918 Each|
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
This price does not include meals. If you would prefer to have meals included (buffet breakfast, picnic lunch in hot thermos and 2-course dinner), price is 17500 NOK per person.
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