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Ski touring in Lyngen

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Your arctic powder heaven

Dominated by snow-capped peaks and surrounded by crystal-clear waters, Lyngen is a breathtaking destination to experience summit-to-sea ski touring.

Quick facts (Lyngen)

Main ski touring season
March to late May

Level recommended
Beginners to experts

Epic run
Tafeltinden (1,395 metres) makes an impressive tour in the heart of the Lyngen Alps, reachable by an easy climb via the Koppang glacier. Access from the parking at Koppangen, some 15 kilometres from Lyngseidet.

Types of skiing terrain
Alpine peaks and couloirs
Open mountain plateaus
Sail-to-ski
Forests

Types of accommodation
Hotels, B&Bs and hostels
Lodges and holiday houses
House boats (sail and ski)
Rorbus (traditional fishermen cottages)

Joakim Dokka

Joakim Dokka about Lyngen

Joakim Dokka is a ski tourer who knows the area well. "If you seek high peaks, spectacular views, steep skiing and a ‘ski to the sea’ experience, the Lyngen peninsula in the northern part of Norway is where you want to plan your next ski touring trip", he says.

He recommends going to the heart of the peninsula and visit the tallest mountain Jiehkkevárri (at 1,834 metres above sea level): "The roads are mainly near the coastline, so you have to expect a longer touring trip – but with this scenery that will just be a bonus."

"You can also find and explore steep couloirs and faces in Lyngen", Joakim continues. "Keep in mind that it gets quite dark early during the winter season, but the glaciers and couloirs provide good conditions as late as the end of May and in June."

"Many of the peaks are highly accessible, and there are even many skiable peaks right beside the road."

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    Getting here and around

    Get in-depth travel information for Lyngen at Lyngenfjord’s official website.

    • Lyngen boat (ski touring)

      By boat

      There are plenty of Ski & sail tour operators in the area. Nearly all boats depart from Tromsø in the morning and return in the afternoon.

      There are daily ferries between Tromsø and Lyngen, but the options may be limited in the evenings and during the weekends.

    • Lyngen car (ski touring)

      By car

      Rent a car at the airport or in Tromsø city centre. Many accommodation providers also offer transfers to and from the airport.

    • Lyngen plane (Ski touring)

      By plane

      The nearest airport is Tromsø Airport (TOS). There are several daily flights to and from Oslo, and a number of direct international routes. From the airport, it is a 1,5 - 2,5 hour drive to the main skiing locations.

    Safety in the mountains

    Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

    1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
    2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
    3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings. This is especially the case for ski tourers - check the current situation in your area on varsom.no and make sure you follow the advise given.
    4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
    5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
    6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
    7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
    8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
    9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.
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