Lyngen Alps

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Ski Lyngen Alps Norway (Photo - Sherpas Ride)
Ski Lyngen Alps Norway (Photo - Sherpas Ride)
Lyngen Alps skiing.
Lyngen Alps skiing.
Ski & Sail Lyngen Alps (Photo - Sherpas Ride)
Ski & Sail Lyngen Alps (Photo - Sherpas Ride)
Ski the midnight sun at Lyngen Alps (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Ski the midnight sun at Lyngen Alps (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps Powder (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps Powder (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Stunning vista at the Lyngen Alps in Norway (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Stunning vista at the Lyngen Alps in Norway (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Summit to sea descents at Lyngen Alps.
Summit to sea descents at Lyngen Alps.
A Lyngen Alps summit (Photo - 9 Vallees)
A Lyngen Alps summit (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Terrain includes steep couloirs at Lyngen Alps.
Terrain includes steep couloirs at Lyngen Alps.
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps terrain.
Lyngen Alps terrain.
Ski & Sail Lyngen Alps (Photos - Sherpas Ride)
Ski & Sail Lyngen Alps (Photos - Sherpas Ride)
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps vista (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps vista (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Northern Lights during Ski & Sail Tour (Photo - Sherpas Ride)
Northern Lights during Ski & Sail Tour (Photo - Sherpas Ride)
Sweat it out in a Norwegian sauna at the Lyngen Alps.
Sweat it out in a Norwegian sauna at the Lyngen Alps.
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps tree skiing.
Lyngen Alps tree skiing.
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Breathtaking Aurora Borealis lights the night sky above the Lyngen Alps.
Breathtaking Aurora Borealis lights the night sky above the Lyngen Alps.

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Lyngen Alps Norway

Lyngen Alps are an iconic backcountry ski area in the far north of Norway. The Lyngen Alps range is in part surrounded by water, allowing for typically Norwegian ski & sail adventures where boats are used to access the skiing terrain plus as a base for meals & accommodation.

The Lyngen Alps are about 90km long & 20km wide with the highest point being 1,833m above sea level - literally! The range includes glaciers, steep couloirs, gentle bowls & some tree-skiing down low. Summits typically skied in the Lyngen Alps are less than 1,200m altitude, with descents going all the way down to sea level. As all skiing & splitboarding is human-powered, "skin-out, ski-in" is a reasonable motto for any visit to the area.

Pros & Cons for Lyngen Alps

Pros

  • Quality snow & reliable snowpack until late in the season (June).
  • Endless backcountry powder skiing & split-boarding options.
  • High adventure above the Arctic Circle.
  • Stunning surroundings & views.
  • Terrain includes easy bowls to challenging couloirs;
  • Ski directly back to the boat or house.
  • Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) viewing possible, even probable in some months.
  • Delicious fresh fish available.

Cons

  • Can be expensive.
  • Some 'easy access' terrain can get tracked in the peak season.
  • Too bad if you don't like fish!

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • For first-timers it is best explored with a guide or on a tour.
  • Accommodation often on boats or in self-contained holiday homes.
  • Isolated & dark in winter, long days later in the season.
  • Becoming increasingly popular.
  • Access to the ski terrain is all human-powered on skins or boot pack.

Where are the Lyngen Alps Norway?

The Lyngen Alps are above the Arctic Circle only about 40km east of the city of Tromsø, but a world away in reality. The Norwegian capital of Oslo is 1,150km to the south. The major city of Narvik is 232km (3 to 3½hr) by road south of Tromsø and can make a convenient staging point for visits to not only the Lyngen Alps, but also the Lofoten Islands and the great northern ski resorts of Swedish Lapland (Riksgransen et al).

Flights to Tromso (TOS) airport are all via Oslo (OSL) & take around 2hr. Search & book flights to Tromsø.

Whilst boats are a common way to travel & ski the Lyngen Alps (50km+ by boat from Tromso), it is possible to access some portions of the ski terrain in as little as 1½hr from Tromsø via car & ferry. If not travelling as part of a tour, cars can be rented at Tromso airport. Search & book car rentals from Tromso.

Lyngen Alps Accommodation

The Lyngen Alps jut out into the fjords allowing for multiple accommodation options along its shoreline or on boats. Anyone not on a tour or boat can rent rooms in numerous lodges & private homes or apartments - many, if not most, have skiing directly from & to the door.

Search & book all Lyngen Alps accommodation.

Alternative accommodation can be sought in & around Tromso if one has a vehicle to travel to the ski terrain.

If driving up from Narvik, check out on the city and ski resort of Narvikfjellet.

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) at Lyngen Alps

Another of Lyngen Alps geographical benefits are shared with much of the Arctic - its proximity to the stunning phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis (otherwise known as the Northern Lights).

The Northern Lights can be viewed from September to April. You need a clear night with minimal light (artificial or moon!) & the right solar activity. The forecast for the northern lights (yep, there’s a forecast!) can be viewed online.

Visiting the Region

Anyone visiting the region for the first time may be best joining a tour or a least getting a local guide. For options, check out the Lyngen Alps Tour Listings page.

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The Powderhounds will attempt to visit Norway and the Lyngen Alps next season. Who wants to come? More content will come after our visit. Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Lyngen Alps

Backcountry Skiing Tours

Lyngen Alps Norway Skiing & Sailing
GUIDED SKI TOURING & SAILING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski the best untracked powder in Scandinavia amongst the spectacular fjords of Norway's Lyngen Alps from the comfort of your own boat. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a custom tour to suit you best dates & duration.
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USD 3,487
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Ski Touring the Alps of Finnmark Norway
GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOURING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Whether skiing from the door, by road, boat or kayak, explore the last skiing frontier in the remote, wild Alps of Finnmark, above the arctic circle in Norway! Devoid of people, ski mountains surrounded by fjords all the way down to the sea! Join an affordable fixed date ski tour every week from March to May .....
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USD 2,685
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Boat Skiing Tours

Ski & Sail Norway - Lyngen Alps
SKI & SAIL NORWAY - LYNGEN ALPS
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Ski & Sail is the ultimate backcountry powder skiing adventure in the iconic Lyngen Alps of Norway. Ride an endless playground where you select a new line every day. This tour is based on a yacht sailing the fjords & skiing 1000 to 1200m vert a day.
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USD 2,913
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