Topptur i Lyngen (12)

A Weekend in the Lyngen Alps

One of Norway's best ski touring destinations

A Weekend in the Lyngen Alps

One of Norway's best ski touring destinations

From USD 1463

Four wonderful days await you in one of Norway's most beautiful mountain areas. Our trip to Lyngen can be summed up by some very basic ingredients: Summits, après-ski, good food, good drinks, and good company. Do you really need anything more?

Highlights

  • Ski in one of the country's finest backcountry skiing mountain ranges
  • Local guide with an abundance of knowledge so that you get safely both up and down the mountain
  • He/she will also take you to the best peaks with the best snow conditions
  • Stay overnight at the lovely Magic Mountain Lodge
  • Sauna in the evening...
  • Northern Lights too! (If we are lucky)

Lyngen is a fantastic area for ski touring with alpine peaks and a large number of varied descents for all skill levels. We stay at Magic Mountain Lodge where you are guaranteed to meet like-minded free-riders from all over the world, enjoy home-cooked food, and share stories from the mountains during après-ski.

Which peaks we will conquer will be decided by the guide on the given day to ensure safe and good skiing experiences. Some possible peaks are Rørnestinden (1041 masl), Storgalten (1219), Daltinden (1532), and Rundfjellet (1413). Our guide is certified, has a lot of local knowledge, and last but not least, is an expert in finding innovative routes with good snow conditions. The different day tours will be adapted to the group's skill level.

The trip starts on arrival in Tromsø where we will drive together to Magic Mountain Lodge in Lyngen. This place is run by the local couple Henrika and Patrik, two globetrotters who together have created a cozy and welcoming accommodation for like-minded guests.

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Dates and booking

Thu 02. Mars - Sun 05. Mars 2023

USD 1463Limited availability

Guaranteed departure

Thu 16. Mars - Sun 19. Mars 2023

USD 1463Available

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This trip is also offered as a private tailormade trip. Travel alone, with your friends or family whenever you want.
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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

Opening time info (Holidays)

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Safety

  • 24 hour emergency standby team
  • Guides with training in first aid
  • First aid equipment available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

3/6 Physical

On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and preperations

In order to participate on this trip, you must have good physical fitness ascending and descending on skis. Ascents can vary depending on the group's ability and snow conditions, but being able to ascend 1,200 - 2,000 meters per day is important when participating on this trip. 

It's important to have experience in backcountry skiing, skinning, and to be an able skier in mountain terrain. Avalanche awareness and training are important, as well as the knowledge of how to use avalanche safety equipment, such as a beacon, shovel, and probe. Your guide will have the final risk management decision-making on this trip in order to ensure safe ascents and descents each day. Changes in weather, snow, or road conditions can change the itinerary that is presented in the day-to-day program.

Accommodation and food

We stay at Magic Mountain Lodge, from which it is a short distance to most of the areas we will go skiing. We sleep in shared rooms with twin beds or a double bed if desired. If you are traveling alone, we will make sure that you share a room with someone of the same sex.

There is no shower/toilet in every room, but good communal amenities. The standard is simple but very nice and traditional. We eat a hearty breakfast, prepare a packed lunch to take with us, and in the evening we have a long and enjoyable dinner together. 

Other information

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), using an airline such as Norwegian, SAS, or Flyr. Please contact us if you need any help with this. 

We recommend bringing one medium bag with personal items not used when skiing. You must bring your own backcountry ski gear and equipment. We require that you bring a day backpack with a hip belt to use when skiing for safety equipment, food, water, a camera, and layers.

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Topptur i Lyngen (5)

Day 1:Welcome to Lyngen!

The trip starts on arrival in Tromsø where we will drive together to Magic Mountain Lodge in Lyngen. After we have been accommodated to our rooms, we enjoy a hot meal, before the evening will be used to get to know both each other and our guide, while we make a plan for tomorrow. If necessary, we talk through the use of avalanche equipment as well, so that everybody is set for the first trip.

The trip starts on arrival in Tromsø where we will drive together to Magic Mountain Lodge in Lyngen. After we have been accommodated to our rooms, we enjoy a hot meal, before the evening will be used to get to know both each other and our guide, while we make a plan for tomorrow. If necessary, we talk through the use of avalanche equipment as well, so that everybody is set for the first trip.

ACCOMMODATION

Magic Mountain Lodge

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

Topptur i Lyngen (5)

Day 2:Our first day of skiing

Breakfast is enjoyed at our accommodation, followed by a briefing for the day. A reconnaissance tour will then be conducted so that the guide can get to know each and every one of you. The trip you will do can be experienced as challenging, both in terms of altitude and length, but it will be done in less steep terrain so that your technique can also be tested along the way. This will give both you and your guide a good foundation before tomorrow. The day ends with après ski and dinner at our accommodation. 

Breakfast is enjoyed at our accommodation, followed by a briefing for the day. A reconnaissance tour will then be conducted so that the guide can get to know each and every one of you. The trip you will do can be experienced as challenging, both in terms of altitude and length, but it will be done in less steep terrain so that your technique can also be tested along the way. This will give both you and your guide a good foundation before tomorrow. The day ends with après ski and dinner at our accommodation. 

ACCOMMODATION

Magic Mountain Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-8 hours

Topptur i Lyngen (11)

Day 3:Ski touring in Lyngen

New day, new opportunities! It's time to expand our horizons. Where the trip goes today will depend on several factors. Weather prospects, snow conditions, group preferences, guide preferences ... the only thing that is certain is that you will have another fantastic day in the majestic Lyngen Alps. So fasten your skis and get out there! Like yesterday, today will be rounded off with après ski and dinner at our accommodation in the evening. 

New day, new opportunities! It's time to expand our horizons. Where the trip goes today will depend on several factors. Weather prospects, snow conditions, group preferences, guide preferences ... the only thing that is certain is that you will have another fantastic day in the majestic Lyngen Alps. So fasten your skis and get out there! Like yesterday, today will be rounded off with après ski and dinner at our accommodation in the evening. 

ACCOMMODATION

Magic Mountain Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-8 hours

Topptur i Lyngen (2)

Day 4:Last descents and goodbye!

It is time to say goodbye to both mountains and people. Before this, we are fortunate enough to be able to squeeze in one last day of skiing so that you are left with both the most possible time in the mountains and also the most possible altitude meters from our stay. We schedule our return from Lyngen at 3.00 PM so that we are at Tromsø Airport approx. around 6.00 PM. We aim to get up early enough so that both showering and packing can be carried out with ease before returning.

It is time to say goodbye to both mountains and people. Before this, we are fortunate enough to be able to squeeze in one last day of skiing so that you are left with both the most possible time in the mountains and also the most possible altitude meters from our stay. We schedule our return from Lyngen at 3.00 PM so that we are at Tromsø Airport approx. around 6.00 PM. We aim to get up early enough so that both showering and packing can be carried out with ease before returning.

MEALS

B,L,-

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

6 hours

The trip starts on arrival in Tromsø where we will drive together to Magic Mountain Lodge in Lyngen. After we have been accommodated to our rooms, we enjoy a hot meal, before the evening will be used to get to know both each other and our guide, while we make a plan for tomorrow. If necessary, we talk through the use of avalanche equipment as well, so that everybody is set for the first trip.

ACCOMMODATION

Magic Mountain Lodge

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

Breakfast is enjoyed at our accommodation, followed by a briefing for the day. A reconnaissance tour will then be conducted so that the guide can get to know each and every one of you. The trip you will do can be experienced as challenging, both in terms of altitude and length, but it will be done in less steep terrain so that your technique can also be tested along the way. This will give both you and your guide a good foundation before tomorrow. The day ends with après ski and dinner at our accommodation. 

ACCOMMODATION

Magic Mountain Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-8 hours

New day, new opportunities! It's time to expand our horizons. Where the trip goes today will depend on several factors. Weather prospects, snow conditions, group preferences, guide preferences ... the only thing that is certain is that you will have another fantastic day in the majestic Lyngen Alps. So fasten your skis and get out there! Like yesterday, today will be rounded off with après ski and dinner at our accommodation in the evening. 

ACCOMMODATION

Magic Mountain Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-8 hours

It is time to say goodbye to both mountains and people. Before this, we are fortunate enough to be able to squeeze in one last day of skiing so that you are left with both the most possible time in the mountains and also the most possible altitude meters from our stay. We schedule our return from Lyngen at 3.00 PM so that we are at Tromsø Airport approx. around 6.00 PM. We aim to get up early enough so that both showering and packing can be carried out with ease before returning.

MEALS

B,L,-

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

6 hours

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com TIP : We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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Clothing

We recommend wool underwear for both men and women. Wool sportstop is recommended for women.

Wool or suitable material. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

Fleece or wool. 

Medium thickness. Primaloft or down.

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must be waterproof and windproof,  zips for ventilation are recommended.

Warm hat for cold days.

Warm ski mittens/gloves.

Footwear
Equipment

30 liters or more with attachments for skies and ice axe.

Remember new/extra batteries.

High SPF, 30-50. Remember chapstick for lips and nose. 

For protection against cold wind and snow.

Split board, ski touring or telemark skis. Poles with large/powder baskets. Check that your boots fits the bindings.

Make sure these fit your skis.

Make sure they fit your ski boots. 

Make sure these fit your skis and bindings.

With new batteries.

Small, light and in aluminum (not plastic).

0,5-1,0 liter

Recommended

Clothing

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear

To hike up/down the mountain where it won't be possible to ski. Good sole and lightweight.

Or similar. Must be lightweight and with low volume to use inside. 

Equipment

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

To attach skis to backpack if necessary.

With large opening.

Useful

Equipment

NOTE! Avalanche equipment (transmitter/receiver, search pole and shovel) is mandatory on this trip. If you already have an ice axe, crampon and/or scythe, it can be a great opportunity to get guidance and an introduction to how to use this.

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Testimonial

"One of the best weekends on snow ever!"

– Magnus, 2022

Testimonial

"A fantastic trip with Gordie who really looked after us finding the best places to ski around Lyngen. Thank you."

– Robert, 2022