A Trio of Tough Tamokdalen Tours

Ski adventures in Northern Norway don't come much bigger than these 3 trips!

Charlie Boscoe


Nerotinden North Ridge and North Bowl.jpeg
North chute of Cahcevahnjunni.jpeg
Heading to the North Ridge of Nerotinden.jpeg
Climbing up Nerotinden on the upper ridge.jpeg
Dropping into the Northern Bowl.jpeg
Dropping down to the lower cliff band.jpeg
Looking back up at our tracks.jpeg
Climbing up the lower South Slope of Cahcevahnjunni.jpeg
Skinning to the top.jpeg
Looking over the edge of Cahcevahnjunni.jpeg
Dropping into the North Chute.jpeg
First run of the trip.jpeg
Second run of the trip off Brattisfjellet.jpeg
3rd run off Sohtungáisi.jpeg
My line off Gállágáib just right of the col.jpeg
The long valley between Sweden and Norway.jpeg
The South face of Bárrás.jpeg
On the Sweden, Norway and Finland Border.jpeg
Lake Kilpisjarvii.jpeg
Showing up into Kilpisjärvi.jpeg
The adventure doesn't end until I walk to the bus stop.jpeg
The view of Sjufjellet Lille Russetinden and Blabaerfjellet in the Tamokdalen backcountry.jpeg
A closer look at the Northeast Bowl of Sjufjellet.jpeg
Looking at the North face of Lille Russetinden.jpeg
The Long Ridge to Blabaerfjellet.jpeg


The sheer rock walls and intimidatingly steep snow slopes which line the Tamok valley make it feel - at first glance - like a place far too rugged for good ski touring. Peel back the curtain just a little and you'll find a treasure trove of skiing, from relatively mellow options like these - https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/142715/mega-but-mellow-ski-adventures-in-tamokdalen - to big adventures like the ones described in this guidebook.

Written by FATMAP local expert Kyle Miller, these 3 tours are beasts and none of them involve less than 2400 metres of vertical height gain. The longest one - the Tamokdalen to Kilpisjarvi Traverse - is a multi-day trip (unless you want to tackle 82km and nearly 5000m of vertical in one day....) which takes you through Norway, Sweden and Finland over the course of nearly a week.

The other 2 tours here are day tours...just! The route over Nerotinden and Cahcevahnjunni takes in 2 fabulous ski lines and links them together to give a full-on day on all aspects and angles of terrain. The other single day route (the Sjufjellet, Lille Russetinden and Blåbærfjellet Traverse) is even bigger, with over 3000m of ascent and 26km of terrain to cover! Completing a day of that scale requires perfect conditions, supreme fitness and a healthy slice of luck - just like any great ski mission!

The physical challenge of breaking trail in deep snow and the restrictions of short daylight hours mean that these tours are not suitable in deep winter, and should be saved for clear spring days. If the stars align, you're in for 3 of the best ski trips in Northern Europe!