LYNGEN ALPS SKIING TRIP, NORWAY
A full week of Ski-touring in the most stunning mountains and fjords of Norway, immersed in pristine nature.VIEW DATES
Located in Northern Norway, the Lyngen Alps offer stunning views of the arctic landscape, with majestic mountains and fjords, and some of the best conditions for off-piste skiing in the world. With its abundant snow, challenging terrain, and lack of crowds, the Lyngen Alps offer a truly adventurous ski experience. From steep couloirs to wide-open powder bowls, skiers of all levels can enjoy endless runs in this remote and unspoiled wilderness. With its breathtaking scenery and exciting ski terrain, skiing in the Lyngen Alps is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that should not be missed.
Fjords are deep, narrow inlets surrounded by steep cliffs that are found in coastal areas of Norway, Iceland, and other countries. They were formed over thousands of years by glaciers carving into the land and then filling with seawater. The result is a breathtaking landscape of snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear water, and lush green forests. Fjords offer a unique blend of natural beauty, adventure, and cultural experiences.
The aurora, also known as the Northern or Southern Lights, is a natural light display that occurs in the polar regions of the Earth. It is caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with the Earth's magnetic field, which then excite the gases in the atmosphere, producing a colorful and ethereal light show. Auroras come in many shapes and colors, ranging from green and pink to violet and blue, and can be seen in the night sky in areas with clear, dark skies.
Lorenzo is a certified IFMGA mountain guide, based at the Dolomites with tons of experience in mountaineering and adventurous trips in Europe and around the world. He has been guiding many groups in Norway across Lofoten, Tromsø and at the Lyngen Alps.
Given the abundance of ski routes in the Lyngen Alps, we can adjust the itinerary during our skiing week to the preferred challenge level of our clients and the weather. The skiing program is decided daily based on technique and experience. We will leave (early) in the morning (depending on weather conditions) and return in the afternoon. Lunch will be a snack while skiing. Depending on your preference, we will have a great dinner at the B&B or some restaurants.
Arrive in Tromsø
You'll land in Tromsø, a city known for its breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. With a population of approximately 75,000, Tromsø is the largest city in the Arctic region and serves as a hub for commerce, education, and tourism. Towering mountains, fjords, and glaciers surround the city. Tromsø is also famous for its vibrant cultural scene, with various museums, galleries, and festivals that showcase the city's rich history and modern spirit. The city is also a popular destination for aurora hunters, as it is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights.
We'll spend part of the week skiing around Tromsø and part in the Lyngen region. Skiing in these areas is a unique and unforgettable experience that offers some of the best off-piste skiing in the world surrounded by fjords and the Arctic Ocean.
It's hard to believe that our trip has come to an end. Although we are excited to get back to our normal routine, we can't help feeling a sense of nostalgia for all the memories we've made. It's been a pleasure experiencing everything together and I'll miss the camaraderie we've built over the past few days.
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Norway, home of Lyngen Fjords
Nestled in the heart of Norway, Lyngen Fjords and Lyngen Alps stand as nature's masterpiece, a haven for ski-touring enthusiasts.
Towering peaks draped in snow, mirror-like fjords, and pristine wilderness paint a canvas of unparalleled beauty. The Lyngen Alps, with their dramatic slopes and endless opportunities for backcountry skiing, offer a playground for the adventurous. Here, you'll find a symphony of untouched powder and breathtaking vistas that make every descent a thrill.
This untouched gem isn't just about skiing; it's about experiencing nature in its purest form. With every turn, you're enveloped in the serenity and majesty of the Arctic landscape. Our group trips embrace this natural wonder, creating an opportunity for outdoor lovers to share in this extraordinary experience. Join us in Lyngen, where every run is an ode to the untamed beauty of Norway.
Rorbu houses are traditional Norwegian fishing cabins that have been converted into cozy and rustic accommodations. These historic buildings, typically found along the coast of Norway, have been updated to offer modern amenities while retaining their original charm and character. Rorbu houses often feature bright, colorful exteriors, large windows with sea views, and comfortable interiors with traditional furnishings. They provide travelers with a unique and authentic experience, allowing them to immerse themselves in the local culture and way of life.
6 days of skiing
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”
To make the most of this ski-touring trip, you'll need to be a relatively strong skier (able to ski down red slopes easily) with prior experience skiing off-piste. Moderate fitness is required to manage an estimated route time of about 4-6 hours.
Mapo Tapo selects locations and mountain guides with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Ski-touring is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge to go outdoors accompanied by a certified mountain guide.
Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run, so to avoid disappointment wait for a confirmation email before making non-refundable travel plans.
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What fitness level do I need to have to join this trip?
To fully enjoy this trip, you should be comfortable skiing on red slopes and have some previous experience in ski-touring. Depending on the level of the group, we will be climbing from 400 to 1200 meters per day. A good fitness level is critical for getting the most out of such a spectacular place!
Is the flight included?
No, the package does not include the flight.
How do I get to the meeting point?
The first meeting point is Tromsø Airport. Detailed information about where to meet will be provided upon booking confirmation. Our team will assist you in planning your journey.
What is the maximum number of people who can join this trip?
The maximum number of participants for this trip is 6, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience.
What if there's bad weather?
In case of inclement weather, we'll go skiing anyway, always prioritizing safety. Our experienced guides will carefully select the best itinerary with the safest and most enjoyable snow conditions.
What time of year is best for skiing in Norway?
The best time for skiing in Norway is during spring, when you can enjoy a perfect blend of favorable weather conditions and excellent snow quality.
Does Norway have good skiing?
Absolutely. Norway is renowned as one of the best skiing destinations in the world. The Lofoten Islands, Lyngen Fjord, and the Sunmøre region are notable areas. The Lofoten Islands and Lyngen Fjord are particularly popular among skiing enthusiasts.
Why is it important to have a certified guide with you during the activities?
In outdoor activities with inherent risks, having a certified guide is crucial for your safety. The guide is contractually responsible for your actions and wellbeing. While you can offer suggestions, the final decision rests with the guide. This may be due to objective risks (such as rock or water conditions) or weather-related concerns. The guide's experience and expertise ensure that the group's activities are conducted in the safest possible manner.