This unique trip will give you the perfect combination of the best winter activities out there! Dogsledding, cross-country skiing, hunting for the Northern Lights, and even some easy climbing on a frozen waterfall! All set within the beautiful surroundings in Lyngen were snow-covered peaks dominates the horizon.
- Experience the beauty of the Northern Lights
- Enjoy both a cross-country skiing course, and a cross-country skiing day trip
- Ice climb up a frozen waterfall
- Dogsled through beautiful Norwegian nature
- Taste locally produced spirits at one of the worlds northernmost distilleries (included in the cost of the trip)
Lyngen is one of the best places in Northern Norway to experience what our arctic region is all about. While the nature up here is enough to make the jaw drop for first time visitors (sometimes even for the locals), this tour will add in a couple of truly amazing experiences that will make your stay here a remarkable one. Be aware though, this area can be quite addictive, so it could well be that you will come back again, and again… and again.
During your 5-day stay you will get to experience a wealth of different activities such as an informative cross-country ski lesson, ice climbing on a frozen waterfall, a cross-country ski day trip, dogsledding, and most importantly – a night to remember – the hunt for the northern lights. Between the beats you will be catered for by local people serving local delicacies, both food and drinks. All the activities mentioned in the itinerary are also at a beginners level, so there's no need to worry if you can do this or not. They will all be tailored to your suited preferances. If this trip doesn’t tempt you, we’re sorry my friend, then we are all out if ideas. Come join us in the arctic this winter!
If you would like to book this tour with us as a tailormade trip, please e-mail us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates available from December to March.
Physical level and risk
So that you can have a good experience, it is important that you choose a trip that suits your ability level. The scales for physical requirements and risk are general. Therefore, it is important that you read more about the difficulty of the specific trip under “Details”. This will help you to gain an understanding of the level required and the risks involved for each specific trip.
Read more about physical requirements and risk here.
We have to work a little to reach the destination. These are trips most people can handle, if they have a basic level of fitness. We sleep in comfortable tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to join. The physical activity is the main element of the trip, such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing / hiking or glacier hiking, but you do not need prior knowledge of the activity. Read more about the grading on our trips here
Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help. Read more about the grading on our trips here
- All accommodations
- All meals
- Professional nature guide
- Transport within itinerary
See more of what's included under the "details" tab
Questions about the trip? Don't hesitate to contact our project leader below, or contact our office here.
Level 2 out of 6. Please read more about our level of difficulty here. You will not need past experience with any of the activities that are included in the itinerary. This trip is intended for beginners. In other words, everyone can do it.
What to bring?
Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking "Equipment list" in the menu above. Relevant outdoor winter clothing and boots will be provided on-site. Dress warm!
How to get there?
The easiest way to get to our meeting point, Tromsø, is to take a flight within Norway from one of the main cities (Oslo, Bergen, Etc...) to Tromsø, using an airline such as Norwegian or SAS.
Wondering how to get from the airport to Oslo city? Read more here.
You will stay at Magic Mountain Lodge in Lyngseidet. We sleep in shared rooms with twin beds or a double bed if desired. If you are traveling alone, we will make sure you share your room with someone of the same sex. There is also a possibility for a single room, this will come at an extra cost of 4000 NOK.
We ask that you bring one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, which is easier than a rolling bag to transport on this tour) with your clothes, toiletries, and items necessary for when we are not hiking. We require you to bring a day pack (hip belt strongly recommended) to use when hiking for food, water, cameras, and layers.
You need a travel and health insurance, which also includes transportation back to your country. Remember to bring your insurance card/information.
The guide will speak English.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions.
Number of participants
Minimum: 4 people; Maximum: 16 people.
Included in the price:
- All accommodations.
- All meals.
- Professional nature guide.
- Transport within the itinerary.
Not included in the price:
- Transportation to the meeting point in Tromsø
- Drinks and snacks.
Day by Day
Arrival in Tromsø
We will be picked up in Tromsø at 4 PM. From there we will make our way to Lyngen, approximately two hours of driving. Upon arrival, we check into our accommodation for the next four nights. Here we will have an orientation meeting with our guide to prepare for our upcoming adventure. In the evening we will have a short introduction to the northern lights, how to take the best photos, and what signs to look for when we are on the hunt. After a local homemade dinner, we will finish off our first day in this arctic paradise.
Cross-country course, and the hunt for the Northern Lights
Breakfast is followed by our first activity of the day. A cross-country ski course that will give us an introduction to the basics of one of Norway’s most popular sports. There is no need for past experience with cross-country skiing, the course will be at a beginners level. The only thing we will need is patience. Cross-country skiing is a bit difficult at the start, but once we get the hang of it, it is so much fun! Lunch will follow before the afternoon is free to either relax or explore the area on our own. After dinner we head out in the dark to go hunting for the mystic northern lights. Keep your eyes peered to the night sky. Suddenly we see…
Today we will head out for some spectacular ice climbing! The whole day is set for this activity so we can both learn, challenge, and master the frozen waterfall before we head back to our accommodation. This activity will also be at a beginners level, so the challenges we will face during the day will be challenges that we are individually comfortable with. Before tonight’s dinner there will be some time to relax. It could be that we are all a bit tired after the ice climb. We will use the evening to go through the plans for tomorrow.
Cross-country trip and an Arctic Distillery
After breakfast we will use our newly acquired skills to go on a cross-country ski trip. We will spend a couple of hours outside testing our ability in the mountainous terrain. The trip will be quite easy since its adapted to the abilities of the group, and if you discovered a few days earlier that cross country skiing is not for you… then you will have some time for yourself to enjoy the beautiful area around you. If the weather permits we will enjoy lunch and a bonfire outside. In the afternoon we head to Aurora Spirit, one of the northernmost distilleries in the world. A guided tour will be followed by both dinner and a tasting.
Dogsledding and goodbyes
Today is unfortunately our last day in Lyngen, but don’t worry, we have managed to finish it off with one last activity. Dogsledding! This is an experience everybody should try at least once in their life. There is something extraordinary about being this close to nature pulled by an excitable and eager dog team! We enjoy lunch while on tour before we head back to Tromsø in the afternoon. Arrival time in Tromsø City Centre is approximately 16.00 (4 PM).
Take a good look at this list, and make sure you bring everything you need. We encourage you to use what you have for this trip, and purchase items if you're missing something important on the list below. We have divided the gear list into three categories:
- Required: If you do not own this gear, you must acquire it for your trip.
- Recommended: Gear we suggest to be comfortable, but it is not imperative.
- Optional: Fun, additional luxuries.
Layering is extremely important in a variable climate like Norway. This list will guide you through the essentials. Remember the Norwegian saying "There is no bad weather, only bad gear", and prepare appropriately for any weather. You can read about the weather where you're traveling here.
The video below is for SUMMER gear, but you can get a lot of great tips for winter hiking as well! Welcome to Norway!
We always recommend wool in the Norwegian Mountains, but if you already have synthetic layers and don't want to buy new ones, synthetic is okay.
Bed linens and towels are included all nights. All the equipment specific to the activities will be provided.