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 kilometers 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.
Day 1: The group can meet at the Oslo Airport and travel together on the 2 hour flight north to Tromso. Or guests will meet in Tromso and then travel as a group via private van (and take a very scenic ferry ride through the fjords), 2 hours to the Lyngen region and our home base in Lyngseidet. Once we arrive at our First home base, Magic Mountain Lodge, we will do some gear prep and safety talk to prep for the week. Depending on our arrival time we may be able to get out for a short ski to do our avalanche companion rescue training
Day 2: Get up and eat breakfast at the lodge and get ready for your first day touring! Depending on the weather and snow conditions we will take the van to the base of the mountains and put our skins on. For the first day, we will warm up to what the area has to offer. There are many options from Lyngen, from steep couloirs to less challenging climbs. We will top out on some amazing peaks and have plenty of time to take in the views and take a few laps. Once we get back to the lodge people can explore the small town, take a sauna, enjoy some Happy Hour and finally be treated dinner provided by the amazing cooks at Magic Mountain Lodge!
Day 3-5: Get up and get ready for another awesome day in the mountains. Over the next 3 days, we will get our fill of touring. We have many options within the Lyngen area including the famous Tafeltinden tour, which boasts a 4,500 ft descent, which can be accessed by a quick climb via the Koppang glacier. We will also try and get a sunset descent on one of the last days of our trip, skiing in Norway wouldn’t be complete without it! Depending on conditions and the group’s desire, we have the option to hire a boat to really get off the beaten path and get dropped off at the base of our line.
Days 6: Today is like a normal ski, except we are packing up and skiing our way back to Tromso! We will have a number of new options for ski lines between Lyngsedeit and Tromso and can efficiently work our way back. We will finish our day back in the Northern city of Tromso, with it vibrant culture and history. We will be staying right in the middle of downtown, which gives all kinds of options for exciting experiences.
Day 7: From our new base in Tromso, we have numerous ski options in all directions, with multiple fjords and ranges.
Day 8: The beauty of basing in Tromso allow for a bonus ski day – make sure to book an evening flight and we can plan to ski a shorter day in the morning, with plenty of time to make our flights back to Oslo. We will probably be able to see our tracks from the plane!