Sail and Ski Touring: Lyngen Alps, Norway
Tour up to snow-capped summits and ski down to the sparkling Norwegian fjords below
Foot and boat accessed ski touring in some of the most impressive and beautiful terrain on the planet, from your luxurious and cozy Norwegian Lodge.
7 day ski touring trips (with limited 3-5 day trips too), including luxurious and traditional accommodation, as well as all meals and ski guiding at Lyngen Lodge. Exceptional alpine ski terrain that runs from 1300m peaks right down to the glistening fjords below.
Staying on the shores of Lyngen fjord in northern Norway's remote Lyngen alps region. Fly into Tromso airport and take a 2 hour transfer to the lodge (included).
For adventurous intermediate-expert backcountry skiers, with groups based on ability levels. Ideal for anyone from singles, up to groups of 14 people possible.
These trips run Saturday-Saturday and run from the beginning of March until the end of May for the best combination of good snow and visibility. 3-5 day trips sometimes available at the end of May, upon request.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
Poached eggs and smoked salmon are your fuel of choice for today as you energize for the days adventures ahead. You chat and laugh with your fellow guests as the glistening fjords outside the window catch your eye. Your guide informs you that the snow is stable and plentiful, and the visibility will be 100% – game on. Time to meet the group outside the lodge and walk down to the beach, where your boat is waiting to whisk you through the fjord to your destination, the remote island of Arnøya. You jump off the front of the boat onto the beach into your ski boots and help offload the gear, ready for your first tour of the day.
10 minutes later, off the beach and onto the snow, heart beating and breathing the crisp mountain air deep into your lungs, you feel at one with your stunning surroundings. An hour later, you hit a crest and see the summit of the island, your first objective of the day. Another hour of climbing later, you are at the summit enjoying 360 degree, uninterrupted views of this truly unique and beautiful landscape. Skins off, skis on, time to choose your fresh line, all the way back to the sea – where else on earth is this even possible?
Time for a lunch stop with fresh baked bread, local cheeses and delicacies and hot brewed coffee, the perfect combination to warm up, refuel and get ready for a few more runs. You finish eating and take a few photos of your beachside, mountain paradise lunch spot – your friends are going to hate you! Skins back on and 3 more shorter runs into the sunset to finish the afternoon before your legs have had enough action for the day – 20 cm of fresh powder on the mellower shoulders of the island, the perfect way to top off the morning’s big mountain bowl skiing. You land on the beach at the base and pack up your gear ready for the boat pick-up. Time for another quick coffee whilst you watch the boat roll in over the horizon, a bright orange hue surrounds you as the alpenglow blasts the surrounding peaks. Time to relax and finish the day off, Norwegian style!
You are greeted by your friendly lodge host with a smile, as you fill them in on the days turns and triumphs. You spot the sumptuous afternoon tea set up in the living room and smile as you unwind and officially hit the relax button. You book in a massage, to soothe those sore muscles – you deserve it after all! Your massage therapist works out all of those knots and sore spots and recommends taking in a hot tub to top it off – not a bad idea, you think. As you melt into the hot tub, you see flashes of green amongst the spectacular star filled sky – the aurora borealis or “Northern Lights” putting on a show- can this place get any more spectacular?
Time for a quick shower and down to join the gang for dinner – your chef explains that they have been out foraging for local mushrooms and berries, and picking up fresh reindeer meat for tonight’s meal. You sit down for a sumptuous 3 course dinner, painstakingly sourced and created from only the finest local ingredients. Life is good – time to lay your head down on your plump down pillows and rest up before tomorrow’s ski adventure to the Lyngen peninsula. Good night!
US$5,400 per person, per 1 week stay
Included for this price:
- Transfers to the Lodge to/from Tromso city or airport
- 6 days of ski guiding with UIAGM ski guides
- All meals for 7 days, with fine dining 3 course dinners
- Boat and road transfers to ski areas
- Spa facilities with sauna and jacuzzi
- Backcountry ski and equipment rentals
- In-house massage therapy
Ready for something a little different?
The Lyngen Lodge is the perfect base for this luxurious and adventurous ski touring trip. Norway has flown under the radar as one of the most incredible ski touring destinations in the world, and this adventure at the one of a kind Lyngen Lodge gives fantastic value for money. Ready to do something a little different for your next ski trip? Mabey Ski is here to show you how.