Ski Lyngen Alps Norway

If you could design a perfect ski touring area then the Lyngen Alps would be it! The days start where the snow line begins at sea level, skiing up into a quiet and unspoilt wilderness of snowy peaks.

Level 2 Guiding & Coaching

6 days, 7 nights

Prerequisites: Ski Touring Skills (Instructional Course) Or equivalent

Price: £1845*

* Fully inclusive price

 Course Dates

Some of the peaks are more rounded offering open skiing and great views looking out to the sea towards the North Pole. Others offer fine couloir skiing and traverses along impressive snow ridges.

The fjords and jagged Lyngen Mountains are rich in Norse folklore and most of the peaks have both Norwegian and Sami names. The Sami are local semi nomadic people (Laplanders) who traditionally herd reindeer and have a very special ancient culture.

Course Highlights

  • Ski glaciated peaks rising directly from the sea in a remote artic environment
  • Unspoilt and untamed wilderness
  • No lifts, helicopters or snow mobiles - very quiet!
  • Ski from sea level, through arctic forests, across glaciers to beautiful ridges
  • Breathtaking views across the archipelago of islands, towards Nordkapp
  • Fresh, locally caught seafood and Norwegian hospitality

There are many fantastic objectives and the area offers something for everyone - from short days out to longer more remote and adventurous ski tours. However, it's not just the fantastic skiing that makes the Lyngen Alps such a special place. The fjords and coastline, the unspoilt wilderness and the peace and quiet of the Lyngen Alps all add to the attraction of this very beautiful area.

Is This Course For Me?

Ski ability required: Effective turns off-piste and good general fitness. Ski Touring Skills experience or equivalent courses or experience necessary.

Sample Programme

The course is based in the rustic Fablab chalets just south of Lyngsiedet, the main town on the peninsula. The main building is a Viking Long house replica where guests meet for meals. It’s well positioned and gives easy access (by road and ferry) to the surrounding ski peaks.

The course will endevour to give you a varied taste of the great skiing available in the Lyngen Alps and will allow you the opportunity to explore the more remote peaks and enjoy long descents such as:

Russelvjellet (800m ascent/descent, 4 hours). Situated in the far north of the Lyngen Nord Peninsular, this easy peak gives magnificent views across the sea towards the North Pole.

Tafeltinden (1395m ascent/descent, 6 hours). A majestic peak with a long climb ascending the Koppangsbreen glacier. This remote summit is in the middle of the Lyngen Nord Peninsular and is surrounded by glaciers.

Jiehkevarri (1831m 2400m ascent/descent 10 hours). The jewel of Lyngen, this is the highest peak on the peninsular and a world class ski peak. It is a serious peak and big day out. The peak is accessed by climbing Holbukttinden(1666m) and then descending 200m which gives access to the rounded glaciated main summit. It is often referred to the Mt Blanc of Norway, but without the crowds! If you're fit enough there are also some very challenging traverses that can be attempted.

Daltinden (1533m ascent/descent 6 hours). A classic peak in the Lyngen Alps offering fine skiing down a large couloir and excellent views across the southern Lyngen peninsular.

Uloya Blatinden (1116m) and Uloytinden (1139m, 3 hours). Uloya is an island north of the Lyngen Alps and is reached by taking a car ferry from Lyngseidet and foot ferry from Rotsund. It's an amazing island with peaks such as Uloytinden and Blatinden offering excellent skiing and fine views back across to the Lyngen Nord Peninsular.

Course Dates

Week Start Finish Price  
18 25 Apr 2020 2 May 2020 £1845 Full