Guidebook

Explore Kågtinden : Norway's Finest Ski Mountain...?

It's high praise but Kågtinden might just be the best ski mountaineering peak in the whole of Norway - here are the 5 classic lines on it.

Description

FATMAP's man in the north of Norway - Peter Schön - knows a thing or 2 about good skiing and he reckons Kågtinden might - just might - be the Country's greatest ski mountain. It's a big call (and it's likely to provoke plenty of debate) in a nation with such a staggering amount of good ski terrain, but when you check out these 5 routes you'll see that it's not as out-there as it might sound.

The 5 routes here are varied and exciting - Kågtinden in a nuthsell. 4 of the routes are day tours to Kågtinden itself and the 5th is the truly extraordinary Kågen traverse - a trip right across Kågen island itself. Every route will offer the epic views for which the north coast of Norway is famous, and immaculate ski terrain.

In the highly likely event that these tours whet your appetite for exploring northern Norway, check out the following guidebooks -

Northern Norway's 5 Best Island Ski Tours

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/216/northern-norway's-5-best-island-ski-tours/@69.9964212,20.2348332,152984.8977309,-83.0640275,0,3.8091773,normal

The Ultimate Tromsø Ski Week

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/214/the-ultimate-tromso-ski-week

20 Steps to Heaven : Ski Tour Norway's Frozen North

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/11104/20-steps-to-heaven:-ski-tour-norway's-frozen-north

Kågen Island Traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Kågen Island Traverse

1 day +
18.0 km
2,480 m
2,477 m
36 °
A long, difficult, but rewarding traverse of three summits on Kågen island in Arctic Norway
Severe
Private
Store Kågtinden (1228 m) NE Route
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Store Kågtinden (1228 m) NE Route

5 - 6 hrs
8.2 km
1,320 m
1,311 m
44 °
One of the great skitours in Arctic Norway
Difficult
Private
Kågtinden East Summit (1165 m)
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Kågtinden East Summit (1165 m)

4 - 5 hrs
7.1 km
1,228 m
1,228 m
40 °
One of several amazing steep lines on Kågtinden.
Severe
Private
Kågtinden East N-S traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Kågtinden East N-S traverse

5 - 6 hrs
8.8 km
1,244 m
1,244 m
48 °
A steep skiing traverse - no summits, no tick list item, just pure steep skiing. Experts only!
Severe
Private