Guidebook

The Ultimate Tromsø Ski Week

7 fantastic ski tours around the capital of northern Norway.

Charlie Boscoe

Description

With the famous Lyngen Peninsula close by, the island of Kvaløya just minutes away and lesser known but equally beautiful peaks towering over the town, Tromsø is a ski touring heaven.

There is literally a lifetime's worth of exploration to be done on skis around the city so consider this list a good starting point rather than anything even close to a definitive list of recommendations. None of the routes here are desperately hard but there is something for everyone in this guidebook, from very cruisy days through to long, tough missions.

The ideal time to be in Tromsø is in April and May so when the season is done in the Alps, head north!

Tomas Couloir and Store Lakselvtinden
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Tomas Couloir and Store Lakselvtinden

Lyngen
5 - 6 hrs
6.8 km
1,465 m
1,465 m
53 °
2 great steep-ish couloirs in one of Northern Norway's most scenic mountain valleys (and that's saying something!)
Severe
Private
Gorzelvtinden
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Gorzelvtinden

Lyngen
4 - 5 hrs
6.0 km
1,017 m
1,017 m
38 °
A varied and often quiet mountain which feels quite "out-there" due to its remote location.
Moderate
Private
Tromsdalstinden
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Tromsdalstinden

Lyngen
5 - 6 hrs
10.4 km
1,234 m
1,234 m
39 °
A brilliant peak which dominates the view from the area to the south of it.
Difficult
Private
Blåtinden
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Blåtinden

Lyngen
5 - 6 hrs
8.8 km
1,192 m
1,192 m
33 °
A wonderful peak with great, low stress skiing and incredible views across the southern part of the Lyngen Peninsula.
Moderate
Private
Store Jaegervasstinden
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Store Jaegervasstinden

Lyngen
7 - 8 hrs
15.1 km
1,593 m
1,593 m
35 °
A long and wild journey in a stunning part of the Lyngen Peninsula.
Difficult
Private
Lille Blåmannen
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Lille Blåmannen

Lyngen
4 - 5 hrs
8.9 km
847 m
847 m
31 °
A mellow little peak which offers a variety of nice descents.
Moderate
Private
Lille Piggtinden
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Lille Piggtinden

Lyngen
3 - 4 hrs
6.0 km
955 m
955 m
46 °
A beautiful peak which provides a staggering view and some wonderful open skiing.
Difficult
Private