Blåtinden

Lyngen

A wonderful peak with great, low stress skiing and incredible views across the southern part of the Lyngen Peninsula.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
8.8 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
1.2 km
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
14 m
High Point
1.2 km
Gradient
33˚
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Description

A brilliant ski tour with truly epic views across the fjords and mountains to the south of Lyngen, this is a fantastic ski tour. It is known as the "Sleeping Soldier" because the locals believe that is what it looks like when viewed from the south. We'll let you decide whether you agree but it's certainly a very aesthetic mountain.

Start your ascent by climbing a broad, tree-lined ridge which has a clear track up it. At the top of the ridge you find yourself in a little valley. Follow this on the lefthand side and then exit it leftwards and cross some almost flat terrain, heading north towards the upper section of the mountain, which is much steeper than the lower part.

Enter the spectacular bowl immediately south of Blåtinden and skin up this before heading out right onto the broad and truly spectacular south-east ridge. Follow this, soaking in the massive views, all the way to the summit.

There is a small building on the summit and a plateau surrounding it. The whole situation is incredibly picturesque and it is thoroughly enjoyable to sit and admire the view for an hour or more!

When you do eventually begin to ski down simply follow the way you came up and head off left or right if you see an appealing looking pitch.

The views all the way down are truly spectacular and this peak offers the quintessential Lyngen experience of sea and snow. The final ridge down to the car is fast, playful and a suitably fun end to a fabulous day.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Bowl
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins

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