Ski Lyngen Alps - Arctic Norway
Skiing the Lyngen Alps should be on every off-piste skiers wish list.
Waking up to a hearty breakfast before embarking on the high speed 'Spirit of Lyngen' to race across the fjords to our ski destination for the day is a great way to start our remote arctic ski mountaineering trip.
Skinning from a beach drop off to an island mountain summit, followed by superb untracked snow to our pick up at the sea really is an amazing experience.
This topped off with relaxing in the hot tub afterwards, followed by a delicious meal and stunning views really gives a great mix of well deserved comfort and remote, physical and very good ski touring...Have a look at our photos from last years trip...
We stay in a purpose-built luxury lodge, 2,5 hours north east of Tromso (well into the Arctic) on the Lyngen peninsula which holds endless great mountains upto about 1500m and has several neighbouring mountainous islands. The skiable terrain here is vast with peaks and slopes to suit every off piste skier. There is also tree skiing in case the weather is bad!
Who is it for?
Skiing the Lyngen Alps is a great fist Ski Expedition. You will love this trip if you have done some ski touring before, enjoy off piste skiing (but you don't need to be a jedi- there is terrain here to suit everyone) and like a bit of comfort and luxury afterwards! Its a great combination of remote physical ski touring, earning your turns, in amazing terrain without the hardships of expedition living...
How much hard work is it?
We skin between 1100m and 2000m every day for six days to reach our peaks and access the goods. However, starting at sea level there is no altitude effect and so is easier going than in the alps. It feels like skinning 700-1000m a day in the alps. Our packs are light as we return to the lodge each evening
The Luxury Lodge
Our lodge is a beautifully designed alpine chalet situated on the shores of the Lyngen fjords. The lodge has been recently renovated to the highest standards. Guests are accommodated in cosy twin shared rooms with en suite bathrooms. The lodge is filled with all the luxuries you could which for - roaring log fires, bubbling hot tubs, steamy pine saunas, even trying to spot whales in the nearby fjord from the outdoor Jacuzzi!
The team at the lodge pride themselves on providing the finest of all delicacies that the Norwegian cuisine has to offer. You will eat VERY well during the week, so any hopes of losing weight on a ski mountaineering holiday should be forgotten! It is an exceptional place to relax after a long day’s ski touring. The lodge takes credit cards to pay for evening drinks and any incidentals. There is good mobile phone reception and wifi internet, so feel free to bring your laptop.
We meet Saturday in Tromso airport where we are met by our transfer to the lodge. We return to Tromso airport the following Satrurday morning (2.5 hrs) to catch our flights home.