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Sofiatinden (1222m)


Sofiatinden is one of Lyngen's finer viewpoints and has opportunities for great skiing.

Ski Touring Difficult

7.2 km
1.2 km
1.2 km
4-5 hrs
Low Point
5 m
High Point
1.2 km
Sofiatinden (1222m) Map

Sofiatinden is a very popular ski mountain on the northern part of the Lyngen Peninsula. Sofiatinden is one of Lyngen's finer viewpoint and has opportunities for great skiing.


The starting point is at "Storsteinnes" in "Kjosen". The distance is about 12 km from "Lyngseidet" / 8 km from the ferry dock at "Svensby". There are some parking spaces along the road.

The start of the hike goes over a field and on to a sloping terrain on the east side of "Løbergelva". After about 200 vertical meters it gets steeper and you follow the east side of the river until you reach about 500 meters above sea level. From here, the route turns east in the direction of the small unnamed lake that lies in the bowl between the "Sultinden" and "Sofiatinden".

A few hundred meters before the lake the final ascent starts, which is about 400 vertical meters. The route follows a wide couloir that is just over 30 degrees at the start and just over 35 degrees at the steepest. The couloir leads you straight up to the top. With "normal" snow conditions you get up with the skis on.

The view from the top is first class, with view of large parts of Tromsø mainland in the west and many exciting Lyngen-peaks such as "Store Fornestinden" and "Forholdttinden" on the southern part of Lyngen Peninsula and "Trollvasstinden" and "Brevasstinden" in the northern part.

Descend the same way as you ascended



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and June


  • Bowl
  • Couloir
  • Tree Skiing
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons

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