Spectacular Ski Tours in the Lyngen Alps

The largest ski region in the North of Norway offers big mountains, epic scenery, and some of the best skiing on the planet.

Ski Touring Moderate, Difficult, Severe

View over Lakselv massif
View over Lakselv massif Photo: Gard Johannes Gauteplass

Description

Imagine standing on top of the highest peak in the Lyngen Alps, Jiehkkevarri. Above the Arctic Circle and 40 kilometres from the nearest city, Tromsø, you look down at the fjord - sparkling in the sunshine below you. You drop in and make the first descent of untouched snow under the midnight sun. This is the proper Norwegian way of Backcountry skiing.

The Lyngen Alps are an iconic backcountry ski area in the northern of Norway. The peninsula is surrounded by water, which offer typically Norwegian backcountry skiing from mountains and down to the fjords.

The Lyngen Alps are about 90km long & 20km wide and the highest mountain is Jiehkkevarri, at 1833m. The peninsula has it all; glaciers, steep couloirs, gentle bowls, tree skiing at low elevations, stunning views, the midnight sun, aurora borealis, and typical, deep Norwegian fjords.

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