The Lyngen Alps of Norway are known by passionate skiers and ski mountaineers as one of the most sought after ski destinations in the world. The Lyngen Alps is a 90 kilometres long by 25 Kilometers wide area covered in dramatic mountains rising from the fjords to the spectacular peaks and glaciers. Located 350 km above the Arctic Circle, Lyngen gets up to 20 hours of daylight in May, meaning maximum ski time.
Located at a latitude of 70 degrees north, this alpine peninsula boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the world, helping cement the Lyngen alps reputation as one of Norway’s best ski touring destinations. Many lines are accessible by car or, if seas are calm, traditional sailboat. Sail to ski is a truly unique and amazing way to experience the Lyngen Alps. Join us for seven days packed full of breathtaking ski ascents and descents in one of the most unique mountain landscapes in the world.
This trip has room for 6 guests.
Packing for backcountry skiing and snowboarding in Norway is all about layers! Depending on the weather you may experience mid to upper 30s (F) and sunshine or it may be very cold, around 15 and windy. Bringing appropriate layers for touring in both conditions will assure that you are ready for anything. Also since we will be near the sea, waterproof gear is a must! Generally April – May has more mild temps and less rain/snow, but the daily weather can turn on a dime and since we will be exploring both on the coastal and inland regions, daily conditions can vary greatly. Please see the packing list below and remember to make sure that your skis, splitboard, and avalanche gear is all in working order before you leave home.
Explore exotic peaks in the land of the midnight sun – the Lyngen Alps of Northern Norway.
Our fingers are crossed that we can run our Norway trip in Spring 2021. However, this will depend upon how international border restrictions progress, the risk of travel and the overall international climate surrounding COVID-19. We are staying optimistic and have a waitlist for our international trips, but will not be taking bookings until we are sure that international travel is safe. The health and safety of our guides and clients is our utmost priority.
The skiing we do in Norway is all human powered, for this reason and the fact that the days are long, we recommend this trip to experienced backcountry skiers with intermediate to advanced skiing / snowboarding/ touring abilities and good fitness levels. Ideally, you have been ski touring throughout the winter to be comfortable on a number of full days out! We do ask that your bring ski/splitboard crampons and an ice axe. Please make sure that you are comfortable with these pieces of gear before you depart for your trip.
Trip Package Includes
Double occupancy lodging at Magic Mountain Lodge in Lyngseidet, Norway
Transportation to/from Tromso to Lyngen
Daily transport to the start of our tours
Breakfast, bagged lunch, and dinner
Guiding by certified U.I.A.G.M / A.C.M.G WhiteCap guides
Airfare to from Oslo & roundtrip airfare from Oslo to Tromso
Lodging before or after the trip (because of flight schedules it may be necessary to spend an evening in Oslo)
Food while traveling (dinner on the day we arrive and breakfast on the day we depart is included)
Touring gear (rentals are available, please inquire directly for pricing and availability)
Whitecap and Whitecap International cannot make exceptions to the cancellation policy for any reason, including personal emergencies and weather.
All cancellations must be received in writing. If we receive your cancellation more than 10 weeks prior to the start of your trip, you have two options:
a) We are happy to rebook your reservation if you find an alternative date of the same season at Whitecap and McGillivray Pass Lodge, or Whitecap International.
b) We provide a full refund, less a $400 administration fee
If notice is received less than 10 weeks prior to the starting date, no money will be refunded.
For more information about our cancellation policy, please contact us by calling toll-free at 1.604.862.9757 or by email at info(at)whitecapalpine.ca
We strongly recommend that all guests purchase trip cancellation insurance and most
importantly trip medical and evacuation insurance.
Although getting to the hospital is free in Norway, being in the hospital is not. Basic travel insurance does not cover this and we want to ensure that you are adequately protected in the event of an injury.
Spare transceiver batteries (purchase new ones & check for correct size)
Insulated water bottle (Camelback or other hydration system)
Small thermos (optional)
All-weather ski pants (Schoeller type fabric)
Long underwear, shirt and bottoms (poly-pro/wool blends)
Fleece tops and bottoms (wind-stopper)
Warm socks (3 Pair)
Ski gloves / Mitts / Waterproof Outers (2 pair)
Gore-tex outer jacket / parka (with hood)
Gore-tex over pants
Down/Synthetic jacket (warm, “puffy” type jacket)
Toque (ski hat)
Sun hat (baseball cap or sombrero) & bandana
Other Important Stuff
Personal first-Aid & blister Kit (second skin, compeed, athletic tape, personal medications, Ibuprofen, etc…)
Sun block (high SPF rated or zinc-type ointment)
Camera & film (spare camera batteries and/or charger for digital cameras, plus USB connector)
Repairs & spares kit (for own model of A/T, telemark, or snowboard binding Systems)
Personal liquor supply, wine preferably in boxes (due to weight restrictions, beer is available at Lodge)
Headlamp or flashlight
Reading materials, notebook, pencil, map of Area (small one provided for use)
We will stay at Magic Mountain Lodge in the town of Lyngseidet. Located near the shores of Lyngenfjord, the hotel boasts beautiful views of the Arctic Sea and easy access to the ferry and the mountains. There is also a sauna that has beautiful views of the sea as well. Each guest will be paired in a double room with a guest of the same gender.
Single rooms are dependent on the availability of the lodge. If you are interested please let us know upon booking. Because of this, costs may very, please inquire within.
No, there is a minimum number of guests required to run this trip. Please double check with us to confirm your departure before you book airfare. Whitecap can assist with flight selection the best suit meet up times.
You have 2 choices for when and where to meet the group. If you would like, you can meet the group at the Olso airport Starbucks and fly together to Tromso (please pre-arrange flight times with us if you chose this option) on the first day of the trip. If you would like to make your own way to Tromso, you will need to meet the group at the Tromso airport around noon on day 1. From there we will drive to Lyngen together. Please remember that flights are not included in the price of the trip.
The food at the lodge is typical and traditional Norwegian fare. Dinner will often include fish paired with a side such as bread or potato dumplings. Lunches are similar to other Scandinavian countries and will include a sandwich, with a side of fruit (often times sandwich supplies will be set out and breakfast and you can make your own). Breakfasts are a mix of European and Scandinavian and there are typically lots of choices. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will try to best accommodate. We will also have the chance to stop by a local grocery store if you would like to pick up specialty items.
There is a maximum of 6 guests on each departure.
Yes, you can submit a 50% non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance will be due 10 weeks prior to departure.
Yes, the cost of the boat is included in the trip price although it is not guaranteed as weather may not allow. Whitecap does there best though to make it an option!