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Lyngen Alps: Skitouring north of the polar circle

Norway - Europe

Lyngen Alpen - Lyngen Alps, Norway - skitouring north of the polar circle
26.03 - 05.04.2021
There is hardly a more spectacular combination than ski touring, fjords, northern lights and the sea! That's exactly what awaits you on our ski touring trip to the Lyngen Alps, some 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in northern Norway.
Ski tours around Tromsø offer unique, almost Arctic nature experiences! With each tour we enjoy the view of the deep blue sea and the spectacular views of the fjords. The mountains are quite similar to the native Alps and range from gentle slopes to steep slopes and wild, rocky peaks to large glaciers. Most tours start at sea level on the coast and take us to three different regions around Tromsø. With a little luck, we will also observe the famous Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights. In any case, the deep sun, the long days and the Arctic atmosphere will captivate and inspire us!

Your advantages at a glance:

- Arrival by scheduled flight via Oslo to Tromsø
- 8 days skitouring with a light backpack in the fascinating landscape of Northern Norway
- Northern lights (Aurora borealis), fjords and sea included
- 3 traditional accommodations (Rorbu, Norwegian for fisherman's hut) in the most beautiful ski touring areas of the Lyngen Alps
- Convenient travel on site with rental car and ferries
- Guided tour by patented professional mountain guide IFMGA with federal certificate
- excellent knowledge of the area and many years of local experience
- best price performance ratio

Guide

Thomas Villars
Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA and Snow Sports Instructor with Federal Certificate of higher vocational Education und Training

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Price

CHF 3599.-   (per person / 4 - 5 Participants)

Included are the scheduled flight from Zurich via Oslo to Tromsø incl. All taxes, all transfers in Norway in the rental car, 10 nights based on double or shared rooms, 9 days full board, tour guided by patented Swiss professional mountain guide IFMGA.
Not included are the cancellation insurance, any admissions, individual excursions on site, individual consumption on the way to and from the journey and all alcoholic beverages. Additional costs due to unforeseen events such as changes to the timetable, etc., as well as any increase in air fares for registrations after 30.10.2020 will be charged to the participants.

Requirements

Requirement condition
Medium
Echelle courses à ski
PD -  
AD

A conscientious preparation and a good basic knowledge in ski touring including mastering the hairpin are natural. moreover

- good condition for climbs between 4 to 5 hours with a light daypack
- good alpine skier, mastering the parallel swing even in difficult snow conditions in the field up to 35 ° steepness
- Desire to discover an unknown country and foreign customs and traditions
- Desire to spend free time together with other ski tour enthusiasts in the Rorbu

Registration deadline: October 30, 2020 (later registration is possible, but may affect the price of the ticket and thus the total price of your trip).

Program

11-day ski touring trip to the most rewarding summit destinations in the Lyngen Alps in northern Norway

Possible summit targets: Fastdalstinden, 1275 m, Tafeltinden, 1395 m, Rørnestinden, 1041 m, Steinfjellet, 1120 m, Storgalten, 1219 m, Tromsdalstinden, 1238 m, Skitntinden, 1042 m, Storsteinnestinden, 1017 m, and others

Planned travel programme:

1st and 2nd day: Meeting point according to the flight schedule at Zurich airport, flight to Oslo and overnight stay at the airport. Flight to Tromsø, pick up of our rental car, shopping and drive to Nord-Lenangen to our accommodation directly by the sea.

Day 3: On our first ski tour we visit the Stetinden, 920 m. A great ski tour with mostly good snow conditions and a fantastic view of the fjord.
920 m altitude difference, ascent time about 3 hours.

4th day: Ascent of one of the most famous tour destinations in Lyngen, the Storgalten, 1219 m. Wonderful view to the sea in the north and enjoyable descent. Continuation to Nordmannvik to our fantastic accommodation directly at the fjord.
1210 m altitude difference, ascent time about 4 hours.

Day 5: Our first ski tour on the Lyngenfjord takes us up to Storhaugen, 1142 m, a popular ski mountain with many downhill variations. Wonderful views of the northern half of the Lyngen Peninsula and Uløya.
1130 m altitude difference, ascent time about 4 hours.

6th day: Right in front of our door our tour to the Rissavârri, 1251 m, starts. After the fantastic view from the summit, the wide flank offers space for endless swings.
1250 m altitude difference, ascent time about 4 hours.

Day 7: Nordmannviktinden, 1355 m, the highest and most prominent peak in the Kåfjord Alps, is our destination today. An incredible view to the west and east and a spectacular descent will inspire us.
1400 m altitude difference, ascent time approx. 4 1/2 to 5 hours.

Day 8: Trip with the ferry to Hamnes on Uløya. Exciting round trip over Kjelvagtinden, 1104 m Uløytinden, 1116 m, and Blåtinden, 1139 m with spectacular views. Departure directly to the sea.
1300 m altitude difference, ascent time approx. 4 to 4 172 hours.

Day 9: Spectacular ski tour to the most beautiful of all ski tour peaks on the Lyngen Peninsula, Tafeltinden, 1395 m. The long tour compensates with a great view in all directions and an impressive glacier landscape. Continue to Kvaløya to our quiet and fantastic accommodation by the Kattfjord.
1350 m altitude difference, ascent time about 4 1/2 hours.

Day 10: Visit to the most beautiful touring peak in Kattfjordeidet, Skitntinden, 1042 m. Impressive view from the summit.
900 m altitude difference, ascent time approx. 3 hours.

Day 11: Drive from Lauklineset to Tromsø to the airport, return of the rental car, flight to Zurich with arrival in the early evening.

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