Guidebook

Spectacular Ski Tours in the Lyngen Alps

The largest ski region in the North of Norway offers big mountains, epic scenery, and some of the best skiing on the planet.

Description

Imagine standing on top of the highest peak in the Lyngen Alps, Jiehkkevarri. Above the Arctic Circle and 40 kilometres from the nearest city, Tromsø, you look down at the fjord - sparkling in the sunshine below you. You drop in and make the first descent of untouched snow under the midnight sun. This is the proper Norwegian way of Backcountry skiing.

The Lyngen Alps are an iconic backcountry ski area in the northern of Norway. The peninsula is surrounded by water, which offer typically Norwegian backcountry skiing from mountains and down to the fjords.

The Lyngen Alps are about 90km long & 20km wide and the highest mountain is Jiehkkevarri, at 1833m. The peninsula has it all; glaciers, steep couloirs, gentle bowls, tree skiing at low elevations, stunning views, the midnight sun, aurora borealis, and typical, deep Norwegian fjords.

The Jiehkkevarri traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The Jiehkkevarri traverse

1 day +
28.5 km
2,619 m
2,639 m
30 °
The most beautiful one-day high mountain traverse in Norway
Difficult
Private
Storgalten (1219m)
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Storgalten (1219m)

4 - 5 hrs
7.7 km
1,177 m
1,177 m
54 °
One of the most spectacular viewpoints in the Lyngen Alps, as you can see all the sharp peaks on the northern part of the peninsula.
Moderate
Private
Sofiatinden (1222m)
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Sofiatinden (1222m)

4 - 5 hrs
7.2 km
1,218 m
1,218 m
44 °
Sofiatinden is one of Lyngen's finer viewpoints and has opportunities for great skiing.
Difficult
Private
Daltinden (1520m)
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Daltinden (1520m)

1 day +
17.4 km
1,765 m
1,765 m
31 °
One of the best mountains for skiing in the Lyngen Alps
Moderate
Private
Langdalstindane (1580m)
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Langdalstindane (1580m)

1 day +
16.2 km
1,747 m
1,747 m
33 °
1300 vertical meters with some of the best skiing Lyngen has to offer
Difficult
Private
Tomas Couloir and Store Lakselvtinden
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Tomas Couloir and Store Lakselvtinden

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
Store Kjsotinden (1488m)
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Store Kjsotinden (1488m)

5 - 6 hrs
7.0 km
1,467 m
1,467 m
48 °
One of Lyngen's most famous peaks. This is the mountain you choose to open and end the ski season
Severe
Private
Istinden (1490m)
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Istinden (1490m)

5 - 6 hrs
6.3 km
1,469 m
1,469 m
48 °
The best view of the whole Lyngen peninsula
Severe
Private
Store Jaegervasstinden
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Store Jaegervasstinden

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
Tafeltinden (1395m)
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Tafeltinden (1395m)

7 - 8 hrs
16.2 km
1,559 m
1,559 m
27 °
A great ski touring classic in the Lyngen Alps
Moderate
Private