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Sjufjellet Northeast Bowl


A great tour to get the views and enjoy your time in the alpine.

Ski Touring Moderate

6.7 km
870 m
870 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
229 m
High Point
1.1 km
Sjufjellet Northeast Bowl Map

The East Bowl of Sjufjellet is one of those ski runs where you are almost guaranteed to see peoples' tracks once the sun comes out and you can get into alpine. Being one of the lower mountains within the Tamokdalen valley and some of the best access this gem is for anyone wanting to stretch there legs but also wants to be back at the car in less then 4 hours. This tour offers one of the best views if you want to scope out the Tamokdalen Backcountry


Sjufjellet is located just Northwest of Tamokhusset and across the valley. Driving west on the main road there is a small pull off on the right if it hasn’t become buried in snow. If that is the case then park directly on the other side of the road. Once starting ascending you will loosely follow a fence line before heading into much more open slopes. It is very important not to cross over the fence as it is private property and frowned upon to trespass (It is important if we want to enjoy these trailheads that we respect the locals). Following the lower trees you will find yourself looking directly at the south face which rises all the way to the summit. The safest route to ascend is following the tree line lookers right and with a low angle traverse making your way to a low ridge and the East bowl.

While this is considered a relatively safe ski tour the initial traverse is exposed and needs to be ascended with caution. You are standing on a convex slope where a slide could have bad consequences so it is recommended to go one at a time and minimise exposure of multiple people. Once in the upper bowl while you will take a sigh of relief about passing the crux of the trip the dangers still aren’t over with. Making your way Northwest with a low angle traverse you want to stay as low as possible to avoid avalanche danger if the East bowl slides but once on the east ridge just north of the bowl it is a direct and easy climb all the way to the summit.

Once on top of Sjufjellet take a few minutes to take in the surrounding terrain and potential for ski touring. Without a doubt this is one of the best views when compared to how much effort it took to get to the top. Riding down you should retrace your skin track loosely with the most important thing being to get back onto your tracks after the East Bowl and before the low traverse at tree line. It’s smart to drop into the traverse section one at a time but you can also drop in a bit earlier but need to make sure to ride fall line but slowly moving skiers right arriving back at the parking lot.

For more photos and information on the route check out this link https://www.whereiskylemiller.com/tamokdalen/sjufjellet-east/



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between January and May


  • Bowl
  • Alpine
  • Tree Skiing
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins

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