Lyngen Alps: Skitouring north of the polar circle

Norway - Europe

Lyngen Alpen - Lyngen Alps, Norway - skitouring north of the polar circle
03.04 - 13.04.2024
There is hardly a more spectacular combination than ski touring, fjords, northern lights and the sea! That's exactly what awaits you on our ski touring trip to the Lyngen Alps, some 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in northern Norway.
Ski tours around Tromsø offer unique, almost Arctic nature experiences! With each tour we enjoy the view of the deep blue sea and the spectacular views of the fjords. The mountains are quite similar to the native Alps and range from gentle slopes to steep slopes and wild, rocky peaks to large glaciers. Most tours start at sea level on the coast and take us to three different regions around Tromsø. With a little luck, we will also observe the famous Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights. In any case, the deep sun, the long days and the Arctic atmosphere will captivate and inspire us!

Your advantages at a glance:

- Arrival by scheduled flight via Oslo to Tromsø
- 8 days skitouring with a light backpack in the fascinating landscape of Northern Norway
- Northern lights (Aurora borealis), fjords and sea included
- 3 traditional accommodations (Rorbu, Norwegian for fisherman's hut) in the most beautiful ski touring areas of the Lyngen Alps and around Tromsø
- Convenient travel on site with rental car and ferries
- Guided tour by patented professional mountain guide IFMGA with federal certificate
- excellent knowledge of the area and many years of local experience
- best price performance ratio


Thomas Villars
Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA and Snow Sports Instructor with Federal Certificate of higher vocational Education und Training


CHF 3099.-   (per person / 5 Participants)

Included are all transfers in Norway in a rented bus, 10 overnight stays in double or multi-bed rooms, 9 days full board, tour guidance by a certified Swiss mountain guide IVBV.

Not included are the scheduled flight from Zurich via Oslo to Tromsø incl. all taxes (as of March 2023 approx. CHF 900.00/person), cancellation insurance, any entrance fees, individual excursions on site, individual consumption en route on arrival and return, dinner in Oslo and all alcoholic beverages. Additional costs due to unforeseen events such as flight schedule changes etc. are at the expense of the participants.


Requirements condition with skis on the way
Very good physical condition  
Ski touring scale
PD -  

Conscientious preparation and good basic knowledge of ski touring, including mastery of the hairpin bend, are a matter of course. In addition

- Good physical condition for ascents of between 4 and 5 hours with a light daypack.
- Good alpine skier, mastery of the parallel turn even in difficult snow conditions in terrain with a gradient of up to 35°.
- Desire to discover an unknown country and foreign customs and traditions
- Desire to spend free time together with other ski touring enthusiasts in the Rorbu

Registration deadline: 1 December 2023 (a later registration is possible, but may affect the airfare and thus the total price of your trip)


11-day ski touring trip to the most rewarding summit destinations in the Lyngen Alps in Northern Norway.

Possible summit destinations: Storhaugen, 1142 m, Gillavárri, 1163 m, Kjelvågtinden, 1104 m, Blåtinden, 1139 m, Tafeltinden, 1395 m, Rørnestinden, 1041 m, Steinfjellet, 1121 m, Storgalten, 1219 m, Stormheimfjellet, 1181 m, Tromsdalstinden, 1238 m, Skitntinden, 1042 m, Storsteinnestinden, 1017 m, among others.

Scheduled itinerary:

Day 1 and 2: Meet according to flight schedule at Zurich airport, flight to Oslo and overnight at the airport. Onward flight to Tromsø, pick-up of our rental car, shopping and drive to Nordmannvik to our accommodation directly on the Lyngenfjord.

Day 3: Our first ski tour on the Lyngenfjord takes us to Storhaugen, 1142 m, a popular ski mountain with many downhill options. Wonderful views of the northern half of the Lyngen Peninsula and Uløya.
1130 metres altitude difference, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 4: A classic high above Olderdalen is Gillavárri, 1163 metres. Magnificent view of the southern Lyngenfjord and the mighty Nordmannviktinden. Exciting descent down to the fjord.
1150 m altitude difference, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 5: Ferry ride to Hamnes on Uløya. Exciting round trip over Kjelvågtinden, 1104 m, Uløytinden, 1116 m, and Blåtinden, 1139 m with spectacular views. Descent directly to the sea.
1300 m altitude difference, ascent time approx. 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

Day 6: Spectacular ski tour to the most beautiful of all ski touring peaks on the Lyngen Peninsula, Tafeltinden, 1395 m. The long tour compensates with a great view in all directions and an impressive glacier landscape. Continue to North Lenangen to our accommodation at the tip of the northern Lyngen Peninsula.
1350 metres altitude difference, ascent time approx. 4 1/2 hours.

Day 7: Ascent of one of Lyngen's most famous touring destinations, Storgalten, 1219m. Wonderful view to the sea in the north and enjoyable, racy descent.
1210 m altitude difference, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 8: Another exciting and varied ski tour leads us in good conditions to the Steinfjellet, 1121 m. m. A fantastic view of the fjord and the highest mountains of the Lyngen Alps is guaranteed, as is a sporty descent.
1120 m. altitude difference, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 9: Our ski tour days in the Lyngen Alps end with the ski tour to Stormheimfjellet, 1181m. Once again we enjoy a magnificent view of the Ullsfjord and a thrilling descent. Continue to Kvaløya to our quiet and fantastic accommodation by the Kattfjorden.
1100 metres altitude difference, ascent time approx. 3 1/2 hours.

Day 10: Visit to the most beautiful touring peak in Kattfjordeidet, Skitntinden, 1042m. Impressive views from the summit and a fantastic summit slope conclude our stay in Norway.
900 m altitude difference, ascent time approx. 3 hours.

Day 11: Drive from Lauklineset to Tromsø airport, return of the rental car.


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