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Lyngen, Norway

Ski & Snowboard

Trip Norway Backcountry
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Ski and ride from the sea to sky in the Lyngen Alps of Norway, the birthplace of ski touring.

The Lyngen Alps of Norway are known by passionate backcountry riders and mountaineers as one of the most sought after backcountry ski & snowboard destinations in the world. We are partnering with WhiteCap Alpine to offer this once in a lifetime Norway backcountry ski and snowboard experience! The Lyngen Alps is a dramatic mountain range rising from the fjords to spectacular peaks and glaciers. On this 8 day trip we will be home-based in the beautiful seaside town of Lyngen, giving us easy driving or boat access to the base of the mountains we will be skiing and riding. Since there are no chairlifts, we will be hiking and touring to all of our lines on this trip. If you are up for the challenge you’ll be rewarded with some amazing skiing and spectacular views. If that already doesn't sound good enough, remember that we will be located about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, meaning we will have about 20 hours of daylight!

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Itinerary
Itinerary
Sample itinerary - day to day skiing and riding will vary depending on weather, conditions and the goals of the group.
  • 1
    Day 1 - The group can meet at the Oslo Airport and travel together on the 2 hour flight north to Tromso. Or guests will meet in Tromso and then travel as a group via private van (and take a very scenic ferry ride through the fjords), 2 hours to the Lyngen region and our home base in Lyngseidet. Once we arrive at our hotel for the week, Magic Mountain Lodge. We will do some gear prep and safety talk to prep for the week.
  • 2
    Day 2 - Get up and eat breakfast at the lodge and get ready for your first day touring! Depending on the weather and snow conditions we will take the van to the base of the mountains and put out skins on. For the first day, we will warm up to what the area has to offer and start on a gentler include. There are many options from Lyngen, from steep couloirs to less challenging climbs. We will top out on some amazing peaks and have plenty of time to take in the views and take a few laps. Once we get back to the lodge people can explore the small town, take a sauna and enjoy dinner!
  • 3
    Day 3 - Get up and get ready for another awesome day in the mountains, depending on the weather we may take a fishing boat out to the base of our line. Once off the boat we will skin up and ski and ride some of the most amazing terrain the Lyngen Alps have to offer. Once we have gotten our fill we’ll hop back on the boat and enjoy waffles with après and fresh cod for dinner.
  • 4
    Days 4 - 7 - Over the next 3 days, we will get our fill of touring. We have many options within the Lyngen area including the famous Tafeltinden tour, which boasts a 4,500 ft descent, which can be accessed by a quick climb via the Koppang glacier. We will also try and get a sunset descent on one of the last days of our trip, skiing in Norway wouldn't be complete without it!
  • 8
    Day 8 - If you didn't stay up too late watching the Northern Lights the night before, get up early and enjoy one last Norwegian sunrise. We will head back to Tromso fairly early to make it to Oslo for evening flights.
Trip Package Includes
  • Double occupancy lodging at Magic Mountain Lodge in Lyngseidet, Norway
  • Transportation to/from Tromso to Lyngen 
  • Daily transport to the start of our tours
  • Breakfast, bagged lunch, and dinner
  • Guiding by certified U.I.A.G.M / A.C.M.G WhiteCap guides
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare to from Oslo & roundtrip airfare from Oslo to Tromso
  • Lodging before or after the trip (because of flight schedules it may be necessary to spend an evening in Oslo)
  • Food while traveling (dinner on the day we arrive and breakfast on the day we depart is included)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Touring gear (rentals are available, please inquire directly for pricing and availability)
  • Guide Gratuities ​
  • Travel Insurance (we recommend World Nomads

  • Questions? Call or email us
Area Information
Lyngen Alps

The mountains of Lyngen rise straight from the Arctic Sea and present some of the most scenic skiing & snowboarding opportunities in the world along with some of the most immaculate snow conditions in Norway. Located at a latitude of 70 degrees north, this alpine peninsula boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the world, helping cement the Lyngen alps reputation as one of Norway's best ski touring destinations. Many lines are accessible by car or, if seas are calm, traditional sailboat. Sail to ski is a truly unique and amazing way to experience the Lyngen Alps.

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Packing for backcountry skiing and snowboarding in Norway is all about layers! Depending on the weather you may experience mid to upper 30s (F) and sunshine or it may be very cold, around 15 and windy. Bringing appropriate layers for touring in both conditions will assure that you are ready for anything. Also since we will be near the sea, waterproof gear is a must! Generally April - May has more mild temps and less rain/snow, but the daily weather can turn on a dime and since we will be exploring both on the coastal and inland regions, daily conditions can vary greatly. Please see the packing list below and remember to make sure that your skis, splitboard, and avalanche gear is all in working order before you leave home. 

 

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FAQ
FAQ
  • What are the accommodations like?
    We will stay at Magic Mountain Lodge in the town of Lyngseidet. Located near the shores of Lyngenfjord, the hotel boasts beautiful views of the Arctic Sea and easy access to the ferry and the mountains. There is also a sauna that has beautiful views of the sea as well. Each guest will be paired in a double room with a guest of the same gender.
  • Are departures guaranteed to run?
    No, there is a minimum number of guests required to run this trip. Please double check with evo and Whitecap to confirm your departure before you book airfare. Whitecap can assist with flight selection the best suit meet up times.
  • What skill/experience level is required for this trip?
    The skiing we do in Norway is all human powered, for this reason and the fact that the days are long, we recommend this trip to experienced backcountry skiers with intermediate to advanced skiing / snowboarding/ touring abilities and good fitness levels. Ideally, you have been ski touring throughout the winter to be comfortable on a number of full days out! We do ask that your bring ski/splitboard crampons and an ice ax. Please make sure that you are comfortable with these pieces of gear before you depart for your trip.
  • What gear should I bring? Do you offer rentals?
    Due to the nature of the terrain, please be sure to bring or rent the following ski and split-board equipment. Skis/splitboard with AT bindings, skins, cut to fit your gear, collapsible poles, ice axe, ski or splitboard crampons, avy gear including; beacon, shovel, probe and backpack. Rentals are not available for this trip, if you would like to rent gear in Tromso please arrange gear rental and pick up in advance and provide the shop name to Whitecap before your departure. Rentals can be picked up on our transfer day but it must be prearranged with the shop of your choice and Whitecap.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    evo will refer to Whitecap Alpine’s cancellation policy: All cancellations must be received in writing. If a notice is received more than ten weeks prior to the starting date you have two options: a) You may rebook your reservation if you find an alternative date of the same season at Whitecap and McGillivray Pass Lodge, or Whitecap International. b) You will be given a full refund, less a $400 administration fee if notice is received less than 10 weeks prior to the starting date, no money will be refunded. There is no refund for leaving early or arriving late.
  • Are single rooms available? What is the cost?
    Single rooms are dependent on the availability of the lodge. If you are interested please let evo know and/or inquire directly with Whitecap upon booking. Because of this, costs may very, please inquire within.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    You have 2 choices for when and where to meet the group. If you would like, you can meet the group at the Olso airport Starbucks and fly together to Tromso (please pre-arrange flight times with Whitecap if you chose this option) on the first day of the trip. If you would like to make your own way to Tromso, you will need to meet the group at the Tromso airport around noon on day 1. From there we will drive to Lyngen together. Please remember that flights are not included in the price of the trip.
  • What will the food be like? Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
    The food at the lodge is typical and traditional Norwegian fare. Dinner will often include fish paired with a side such as bread or potato dumplings. Lunches are similar to other Scandinavian countries and will include a sandwich, with a side of fruit (often times sandwich supplies will be set out and breakfast and you can make your own). Breakfasts are a mix of European and Scandinavian and there are typically lots of choices. If you have dietary restrictions, please let Whitecap know and they will try to best accommodate.We will also have the chance to stop by a local grocery store if you would like to pick up specialty items.
  • What is maximum number of guests per trip?
    There is a maximum of 6 guests on each departure.
  • Can I place a deposit on this trip?
    Yes, you can submit a 50% non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance will be due 10 weeks prior to departure.
  • Is travel insurance required?
    No, although it is highly recommended. For Travel insurance, for missing or stolen gear or injuries before the trip we recommend World Nomads. Although getting to the hospital is free in Norway, being in the hospital is not. Basic travel insurance does not cover this and Whitecap wants to ensure that you are adequately protected in the event of an injury. They recommend Global Rescue for international insurance needs. They provide comprehensive medical, evacuation and repatriation coverage.
  • Is the boat ride included with the trip?
    Yes, the cost of the boat is included in the trip price although it is not guaranteed as weather may not allow. Whitecap does there best though to make it an option!

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