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Ski touring Lyngen
Ski touring Lyngen
Photo: Jesper Molin
Photo: Jesper Molin

Ski touring in Lyngen

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

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

Discover Lyngen

Ski touring in Lyngen
Lyngen Lodge offers a combination between relaxation and mountain and fjord based activities to suit individuals, families and groups. Read more
Lyngen Lodge
This is a comprehensive ski touring week – daily rides from summit to sea, with either boat sailing, stationary trips or car transport. Read more
Ski touring week with Lyngen Outdoor Centre
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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 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.

    Get inspired

    Let the adventure begin.

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