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Langdalstindane (1580m)


1300 vertical meters with some of the best skiing Lyngen has to offer

Ski Touring Difficult

16 km
1.7 km
1.7 km
1 day +
Low Point
36 m
High Point
1.6 km
Langdalstindane (1580m) Map

Langdalstindane (also known as Guhkkesgaisi) is a fantastic mountain for skiing in the Lyngen Alps. After a flat first section for over four kilometers, you are rewarded with a fantastic ski slope of 1300 meters.


The starting point for the tour is at the end of the road in "Djupen". From the intersection to Lakselvbukt it's just over 3 kilometers to the end of the road. There is good space for parking here.

The start of the tour follows a dirt road up towards "Langdalsporten". In winter, there is around 3.5 kilometers of groomed tracks for cross country skiing to "Langdalsporten". From here the river is crossed by a bridge before the route follows the south side of the river in towards "Langdalen" (Guhkesvaggi). When you come to about 300 meters above sea level, you start on a long hill up against the moraine ridge. This ridge is just under the glacier at around 920 m.

From the moraine, the route goes on and it flattens out for a few hundred meters before it is 30-35 + degrees for the last 300 meters up to the top. From the top, the view to the north is slightly diminished by the fact that there is a large slab over the roughly vertical north side. The north side is for the slightly more extreme skiers or climbers. To the south, west and east, however, there is nothing to say about the view and you can see many of Lyngen's most famous peaks including "Otertinden", "Store Russetinden" and "Piggtinden".

The return follows the same route as you ascended. You can also descend the "valley/couloir" slightly more east of where you ascended, but it is also slightly steeper so take care.



Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between February and June


  • Bowl
  • Face
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons

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