Lyngen Alps

Lyngen Alps

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Lyngen Alps

Lyngen Alps4/52
Lyngen Alps4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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Be guided to the best spots for ski touring & powder in the Lyngen Alps of Norway with Aurora backcountry

Lyngen Alps - Reviews

Lyngen Alps - Reviews

Bit Frosty ......

10/06/2024

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  • Month Visited
    March
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Bit Frosty ......

10/06/2024
Lots of other ski tourers in this region chasing peaks, but not so many chasing the ultimate ride down. Long skins in, long rides out. Be prepared for big days.
Accommodation can be hit & miss. Do your research.
Loved skiing Uloya island, the many boat & ferry trips, having lunch under a glacier then riding untracked powder down, and the overall remote feel of the region.
Definitely the coldest (frostiest) part of my month-long snow trip to Europe, plus one of the accommodation owners was quite frosty as well ......
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Incredible

05/10/2023

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  • Your Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Month Visited
    March
  • Admin Rating
    5

Incredible

05/10/2023

Well tickle me pink. Spent a glorious week in Lyngen Alps as part of a northern Norway & Sweden ski safari in March 2023. Whilst probably not quite as visually spectacular as the Lofoten islands, the snow quality & scope of the ski terrain is off the charts incredible. What a magnificent ski touring nirvana is Lyngen Alps. Simply stunning in every way. You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. Let me tell you why….

Firstly, Norway, whilst definitely an ordered, rules-based society, is sensational to travel through because it is …. an ordered rules-based society (!). Everyone is polite ( even the traffic police – thank you officer!), road users are awesome, and stuff just works. Having been in Georgia the previous month, the contrast couldn’t have been more stark.

And then there is the scale of the place. Sooooo many mountains and opportunities for untracked freeride ski touring that it boggles the mind. Away from the rightfully popular mountains near Lyngseidet, there are generally very few people.

Thirdly, there are some wonderful self-contained accommodations along the coast. Converted or new ‘fisherman’s’ cottages, some located on the piers near boat harbours are often the pick. Along the journey we spent a few nights in Lyngseidet at the atmospheric Solhov Guesthouse (oft described as the Castle of the Lyngen Alps). Great people, food and convenient location.

And lastly, what a joy to ski from a mountain summit down to the seashore. Nd with the bonus of tree-skiing in the last few hundred meters vertical. Attainable summits up to 1,500m are possible, and despite wind impacts, there was always an aspect with wonderful snow.

I travelled here on road-trip from Narvik via Lofoten Islands & Swedish Lapland. An easy drive in a fully winterised rental (i.e. studded winter tyres etc.) with plenty of opportunities to see moose and ski the many peaks along the way. It is certainly way quicker and more convenient to come from Tromsø. If coming for a short time join a tour or get a local guide. If you love boats, you can book a tour that stays and travels on boats, or ones that stay firmly on land and then use fast boats to get around to more remote locations. If experienced and with a little more time, make you own adventure, using a rental car & the local ferries to get around.

Regardless of how you do it, if you adore backcountry ski-touring & freeride powder, just do it. Come to the Lyngen Alps……. We are coming back for sure.


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