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Tafeltinden 1395


A big glacier trip to the heart of Lyngen

Ski Touring Moderate

7.9 km
1.5 km
99 m
5-6 hrs
Low Point
5 m
High Point
1.4 km
Tafeltinden 1395 Map

This route is a spring classic, and takes you right to one of the more stunning areas of Lyngen, with less risk involved than some of the other objectives in the area. Beware that the initial valley is a terrain trap though and has big avalanches every year, so don't go if you're at all unsure about the stability of the snow. Check varsom.no for the current avalanche bulletin, and bring a guide unless you're trained in avalanche assesment.


Take the clearing in the woods from the parking lot and cross the stream. The first steep slope is best taken on the right of the waterfall, and then follow the valley up towards the glaciers. Here you're concerned about overhead hazard on your left.

Once you're on the glaciers it's all about enjoying the amazing view and strolling your way up from Koppangsbreen to Strupbreen, where you'll have the mighty Lenangstindan right in front of you. Take a left there switch back up to Tafeltind. The last slope to the peak is also avalanche terrain. From there on you have one of the longest sustained powder runs in Lyngen, so enjoy!

A must do if you only visit Lyngen once.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and May


  • Alpine

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Glacier kit

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