Ski Touring Weekend in the Lyngen Alps

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Physical 4/6   Risk 3/6 4 days 4-6 participants From NOK 14 500

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.

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.

Physical: 4

To participate on a level 4 trip with us, you must prepare well and be ready for a real challenge! The trips are often longer than at lower levels, and the accommodation is often of a simple standard. Along the way, it will be both physically and mentally demanding, and it presupposes that you are prepared for this. You should do targeted training well in advance of departure. If the trip includes technical elements such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / summit hiking, you should have good skills in the relevant activity. Read more about the grading on our trips here

Risk: 3

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

What's included

  • All accommodations
  • All meals
  • Professional nature guide
  • Local transportation when ski touring

See more of what's included under the "details" tab

Contact

Questions about the trip? Don't hesitate to contact our project leader below, or contact our office here.

Eirik B. Zwart-Nilsen

adventure@norrona.com +47 23213080

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Details

Difficulty

This tour is level 4 out of 6. Please read more about our level of difficulty here.

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 wanting to participate 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.

What to bring?

Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking "Equipment list" in the menu above. You can leave your luggage at the accommodation each day, so when you are out ski touring, you only have to carry what you need for the day. It is imperative to have proper avalanche safety equipment, touring equipment for skiing or splitboarding, and knowledge on how to use your gear properly. Books you can purchase in order to familiarize yourself with the area in Lyngen are:

  • Ski Touring in Norway
  • Safer Ski Touring in Norway
  • Ski Touring in Troms
  • The Lyngen Alps (advanced)

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

Safety

Safety is always the number one consideration on a trip with Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure. If there is an emergency on tour with us, help will be able to reach you relatively quickly. We have a 24-hour emergency hotline at our office and the guide will always have the ability to contact help. Norway has excellent search and rescue operations throughout the country with evacuations available via helicopter or red cross emergency teams. 

Our guides have first aid training and have a selection of medicines and first aid equipment for the necessary treatment in the mountains. Hvitserk also has a partnership with Turlegen.no (Trip Doctor) who can be contacted if needed for medical advice.

If you are on prescribed medication, have known allergies, or similar, you must always bring your personal medication.

Hvitserk plans the day trips based on the weather, snow conditions, and the ability of the group. Our focus is to take care of each other and work together in one team. The guide will have the ability to make safety decisions for the group, although the decision-making process will be transparent and involve guests in the process. 

We plan our trips so that we do not expose ourselves to unwanted risks. On this tour, we will always be close to each other, and if an unforeseen situation occurs - the guide will be present quickly to handle it.

Accommodation

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. 

Baggage

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.

Insurance

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip. Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure is not responsible for any trip delays, injury, illness, loss of belongings, family emergencies, natural events, or other unforeseen issues that may hinder your ability to complete a trip with us. Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure is an adventure holiday company, and with an active holiday, there is always a risk of something as simple as a twisted ankle to keep you from your vacation. With trip insurance, your flights, hotels, and travel costs can be covered if an unforeseen emergency hinders you from joining our tour, as well as coverage to fly home if necessary. By purchasing travel insurance ahead of time, you can protect your trip and yourself from issues that prevent you from traveling, and rest easy to enjoy your vacation.

Languages

This is a trip popular with Norwegians, so the main language on the trip is Norwegian, but the guide will speak English, so you are welcome to join as an English speaker.

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. 

Included in the price

  • Accommodation at Magic Mountain Lodge (twin- or double room based on your preferences)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner as noted in the day-to-day program
  • Introduction to safety measures and use of equipment if an avalanche occurs
  • Qualified, local guide

Not included in the price

  • Transportation to/from the meeting point in Tromsø
  • Specific trip gear (such as avalanche safety equipment)
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks

Other information

If we are close to departure and the trip is fully booked, don't hesitate to contact us, maybe we can find a way to bring you along.

Day by Day

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1

Welcome to Lyngen!

Accommodation Magic Mountain Lodge
Meals D
Transportation 2 hrs

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.

day

2

Our first day of skiing

Accommodation Magic Mountain Lodge
Meals B, L, D
Duration 6-8 hrs

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. 

day

3

Ski touring in Lyngen

Accommodation Magic Mountain Lodge
Meals B, L, D
Duration 6-8 hrs

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. 

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4

Last descents and goodbye!

Meals B, L
Transportation 2 hrs
Duration 6 hrs

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.

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Equipment List

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:

  1. Required: If you do not own this gear, you must acquire it for your trip.
  2. Recommended: Gear we suggest to be comfortable, but it is not imperative.
  3. 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.

Please contact us at hvitserk@norrona.com if you have any questions.

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. 

Required:

SKIS, BOOTS, POLES
Touring skis, boots and backcountry ski poles. 
HELMET
Safety first! Make sure it fits over your thin, windproof hat and does not move when you shake your head.
SKI CRAMPONS/ICE AXE
To assist in steep ascents. Consider bringing an ice axe or whippet as well.
BEACON, SHOVEL, PROBE
Bring extra batteries for your beacon and make sure your beacon currently has above 90% battery.
BASE LAYER - 2 SETS
2 sets of wool long-sleeved top and bottom. Warm, Extra Warm or Expedition thickness is recommended. 
MID-LAYER
A medium thickness wool or fleece top to go over your base layer. 
INSULATED JACKET
A thick, warm, insulated jacket to put on during breaks. We recommend a puffy jacket with down or synthetic. 
SHELL JACKET
Gore-Tex or similar is mandatory. Extrememly important in Norwegian climate. The jacket must be waterproof, have a hood, and make sure you don’t get wet even if it rains all day. We recommend jackets with pit zips for ventilation. 
MEDIUM INSULATED JACKET
Use a synthetic or down jacket that fits over your base layer and mid layer, yet underneathe your rain shell. Should be comfortable with full range of movement when all layers are on.
EXTRA TOP LAYER
Bring an extra medium thick layer to add underneathe your medium insulated jacket in case you get cold easily. 
GLOVES & MITTENS
1 thin pair of wool gloves to protect your hands. 1 pair of over mittens for additional warmth with windproofing. 1 extra pair of thick mittens in case yours get wet. 3 in total. 
HATS
2 warm hats. 1 thick, 1 thin. Make sure at least one has a windproof lining. 1 sun hat to protect your face.
SOCKS
4 pairs, we recommend wool, above the ankle or higher. 2 thin. 2 thick. We recommend a 5th pair that are extra thick for evenings. 
BOOTS
Bring lightweight boots to use when not skiing. 
SKI BACKPACK
Ski pack for emergency gear and daily needs: food, water, beacon, shovel, probe, layers, first aid kit, etc... 40-50 liters recommended. 
SUNGLASSES 
UV rated, we recommend a strap to keep them in place and so they don't get lost. Bring dark lenses with plastic frames, not metal. 
SUNSCREEN / CHAPSTICK
Make sure the Chapstick has UV rated sunscreen in it. We also suggest cold cream such as Dermatone to help protect your skin. 
WATER BOTTLES
Insulated water bottle, 2 liter capacity. Do not bring a camelback bladder, this will freeze in cold temperatures. 
TOILETRIES
Personal basics: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, etc...
PERSONAL MEDICATIONS
Make sure you bring any personal meds you need on your trip, and ensure the Hvitserk office is updated on your allergies or needs. 
SHELL PANTS
Waterproof shell pants. Gortex is best. We recommend heavier duty pants to keep you warm with zips for ventilation. 
HEADLAMP
Make sure you bring extra batteries as they die faster in the cold. 
INDOOR SHOES
It is customary to leave wet shoes at the door and change into indoor slippers.

Recommended:

WOOL UNDERWEAR
We highly recommend bringing wool underwear and bra. No cotton.
COMPRESSION SACKS FOR GEAR
Recommended for storing your gear, keeping it dry, and compressing your down jackets to create more space. 
BALACLAVA AND BUFF
A wool layer to protect your neck and face. 
THERMOS
We recommend a thermos for hot drinks to have with you all day. We suggest a large, 1 liter thermos.
FIRST AID KIT
If you have certain hiking aids specific to you: i.e. blister care or ibuprofen, etc...
CAMERA
Be prepared for the cold. Insulating your camera will keep it working for the entire trip. We suggest bringing an extra battery pack. 
CASUAL CLOTHES
Cozy clothes to wear when we are not participating in activities and eating dinner.
SITTING MAT
Strongly recommended to insulate you from the ground.
SWIMMING SUIT OR SHORTS AND BRA
For sitting in the saunas. 

Optional:

ANTIBAC
If you need it for the bathroom or lunch. 
WET WIPE OR TOILET PAPER
If you have a bathroom emergency while hiking. We use "pack it in pack it out" ethics, so you will need to carry out your used items and throw them away later.
EAR PLUGS
If youre a light sleeper.
JOURNAL AND PEN
 In order to take notes and write about the trip.
SNACKS
Chocolate, nuts or energy bars if there is something particular you enjoy eating. You will have the opportunity to buy snacks on your trip.
HEADSET
If you would like to listen to music or an audio book while skiing.

Bed linens and towels are included all nights. 

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This trip is also offered as a private tailormade trip. Travel alone, with your friends or family whenever you want. Send a request
Thu 2. Mar 2023 Sun 5. Mar 2023
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Thu 16. Mar 2023 Sun 19. Mar 2023
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