Guidebook

Northern Norway's 5 Best Island Ski Tours

A handful of utterly classic ski tours in the wild Skjervoy region

Description

With all the (well deserved) hype around Lyngen, it's easy to ignore the fantastic ski touring to be had in the Skjervoy region. The area is made up of numerous islands, each of which is accessed via a bridge, a ferry or a tunnel. The engineering required to create this infrastructure is pretty impressive, but the scenery is even better.

The whole region feels as if it's on the edge of the Earth and is wonderfully quiet. If you complete this list of tours you will have sampled what the area has to offer and are likely to want to sample plenty more!

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

Uløya Traverse

7 - 8 hrs
16.8 km
1,458 m
1,466 m
20 °
A scenic island traverse over Uløya´s highest peaks
Moderate
Private
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
Storsandnestinden (1097 m) via Trolldalen
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Storsandnestinden (1097 m) via Trolldalen

5 - 6 hrs
11.5 km
1,247 m
1,247 m
40 °
One of the great skitours on Kågen, with a variety of terrain
Difficult
Private
Arnøyhøgda (1170 m)
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Arnøyhøgda (1170 m)

6 - 7 hrs
12.0 km
1,226 m
1,226 m
36 °
The highest mountain of Arnøya - fantastic skiing, immense views and an airy, exciting summit ridge
Difficult
Private
Laukslettinden (977m) SW-NE Traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Laukslettinden (977m) SW-NE Traverse

4 - 5 hrs
9.2 km
1,002 m
1,001 m
43 °
A rewarding moderate round-tour with a fantastic NE-facing ski descent
Moderate
Private