Lyngen Lodge

Norway

Ski touring at its best at exclusive Lyngen Lodge: Snowy slopes and serene sea combine for the experience of a lifetime in the Norwegian fjords at Lyngen Lodge.

Rates & Packages

Rates & Dates 2017 / 2018

Luxury Ski Touring Summit To Sea
Saturday to Saturday42.000 NOK
Northern Lights Package 1 / 4 Nights
November17.000 NOK
December & Januar17.900 NOK
February & March18.900 NOK
Northern Lights Package 2 / 3 Nights
November13.600 NOK
December & Janua14.200 NOK
February & March14.900 NOK

Please note:

  • Prices per person

 

What is included / What not

Ski Touring Summit To Sea

  • 7 days Saturday to Saturday 6 days skiing with our UIAGM Mountain Guides.
  • All Transfers to/from Tromsø Airport
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 3 course dinner)
  • Twin sharing bedrooms all with en-suite facilities
  • Spa facilities sauna hot tub
  • IFMGA Mountain Guide for all skiing
  • All boat & road transportation for adventures

Northern Lights

Package 1

  • Accommodation 4 Nights
  • Twin/double room (shared basis)
  • Full board
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Lunch sandwiches
  • Afternoon cakes/coffee/snacks buffet
  • 3 course dinner
  • 3 Activities
  • Dogsledding
  • High Frozen Lakes Adventures
  • Snow shoe forest adventure, Cross Country ski or Sea Safari option* (supplement charge charge 1385 NOK per person)
  • Northern Light presentation and photography assistance
  • Spa facilities included
  • Shared transportation to/from Tromsø Airport/City. (Private transfer request at extra charge)

Package 2

  • Accommodation 3 Nights
  • Twin/double room (shared basis)
  • Full board
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Lunch sandwiches
  • Afternoon cakes/coffee/snacks buffet
  • 3 course dinner
  • 2 Activities
  • Dogsledding
  • High Frozen Lakes Adventures
  • Northern Light presentation and photography tips
  • Spa facilities included
  • Transportation to/from Tromsø Airport/City. (Private transfer request at extra charge)

Extended Description

Ski Touring Lyngen Alps Norway Summit to Sea

February to May week long ski touring holidays from Summit To Sea for experienced off piste skiers.

Six days skiing on the Lyngen Peninsula and surrounding islands led by qualified UIAGM guides leading you to best snow and best terrain suited to your skiing standard. You will access the mountains either directly from the lodge or via boat across the fjord, landing on beaches, climbing to summits and skiing untracked snow high above the fjords. Each afternoon you will return to the comfort of the Lyngen Lodge for fine dining and relaxation.

There are three group catagories to suit all standards of skiing and fitness. See here for your skiing level and then check with us which dates suit best in our season for you. All guides are UIAGM qualified. Feb & March is powder snow, April & May powder/spring snow.

 

Essential Concept Information

Lyngen Lodge is located on the Eastern shore line of the Lyngen Fjord directly overlooking the Lyngen peninsula. This idyllic location provides perfect access via boat and land transport to the very best of the skiing throughout the Lyngen Alps and surrounding islands.

 

A Typical week

All ski weeks during the season are Saturday to Saturday and consist of 7 nights full board accommodation and 6 days skiing with a guide. You will usually spend 6 to 7 hours on the mountain and skin once or twice depending on route selection. Read more on a typical week Skiing in Lyngen Norway.

 

After skiing

Returning to the lodge, cakes waffles will be served by the open fire. You are encouraged to relax in the pine sauna and gaze out across the fjord through the panoramic windows or sooth the muscles by floating in the outside hot tub under the Northern Lights in Norway.

 

Groups and single skiers

Single skiers, couples and groups are equally welcome. If you are alone we'll allocate you into an open group that suits your skill and fitness level. Whole groups of friends you can take a group booking with private guide. Group size max 8.

 

Private Groups

Catering for discerning guests arriving by private jet or helicopter seeking a private and confidential visit. The lodge is typically booked exclusively and tailor made programs can be created and activity guides arranged to suit.

Lyngen Lodge is surrounded by deep fjord's and dramatic mountains which provides the most idyllic setting to rejuvenate mind, body and soul after a busy city or high profile lifestyle. Our personal touch, professionalism and attention to detail will ensure your visit to the Lyngen Lodge is a seamless experience.

 

Program

You will be greeted and collected by Lyngen Lodge staff from Tromsø, airport and transfered to the lodge. You will be allocated to a twin or double room with private bathroom and receive full board catering throughout your week with us.

You will ski 6 days with a Lyngen Lodge UIAGM mountain guide in your group of skiers (group size maximum 8). A typical day on the mountain begins at 9am and concludes at 4.30pm. You will have time to fish and relax at the lodge during your relaxing evenings and afternoon after skiing.

 

A Typical Week at The Lyngen Lodge Skiing

A week is needed to maximize your time in the Lyngen Alps. Weeks run from mid February until end of May and typically Saturday to Saturday.

 

Accommodation and Skiing

7 nights full board and 6 days skiing.

 

Your skiing group

You may form your own group or come as an individual and join others.

Groups are formed at the booking stage to cater for levels of experience.

Guides will choose appropriate terrain, depending on weather, snow, sea and ski ability.

 

Transportation

The best skiing is accessed by boat, skidoo or 4x4.

The boat transports to locations ranging from 15 to 55 minutes from the lodge. You will disembark directly onto the beaches and begin the ski tour directly from the shoreline.

 

Climbing and skiing

Each day ascents will be made climbing on skins to reach summits. Ascents range from 600m to 1500m. This depends on fitness, ability and weather. Time 2 - 6 hours.

Slopes in Lyngen are typically wide and constantly angeled, perfect for skiing.

 

Breakfast 7.30am

A large spread of international breakfast options will prepare all for the longest mountain assaults. The spread will include cereals, porridge, meats, salmon, eggs and freshly baked bread daily.

 

Safety Briefings

Upon your arrival all guests will attend a safety briefing and workshop on avalanche rescue and boating procedures. After breakfast the group will be briefed on the day and any safety discussed.

 

Lunch

Taken on the summit, a hot drink and a pack lunch from the lodge

 

Afternoon back at the lodge 4.30pm

Afternoon tea, soup, cakes and waffles are served. The sauna and out door hot-tub are open to use for all guests.

 

Evening meal 7.30pm

Our chef will proudly prepare a feast of delicious local offerings from local producers from the Lyngen Alps region including fish dishes of salmon, sea trout, cod, halibut, wolf fish and cole. Meat from reindeer and local lamb as well as international recipes.

 

Transfers to and from Tromsø

You will be advised which times you will be collected at the Tromsø¸ airport of city and transfered to the lodge on your arrival and departure dates. You will arrive early evening for welcome drinks and evening meal by the open log fire.

 

Midnight Sun skiing in Norway

Skiing under the midnight sun is a merging sunset and sunrise lasting between 4 and 6 hours and is simply an incredible experience that will never be forgotten. We ski locations with aspects facing both north and east during the period of May and the time from 11pm to 5am. To the north over the Islands of Kågen, Fuglø¸ya and Arnø¸ya the deep red sun skips over the ocean's horizon and casts a lingering pink light over the slopes we ascend and descend. The snow quality in May on the northern aspects is often powder above altitudes of 600m and firm snow below. Our midnight sun tours have become a late season favorite so booking early is advisable.

 

Your Ski level for Skiers and Snowboarders

This section below informs you of the skiing skill levels needed to attend certain weeks and which personal fitness levels you'll need so you'll make the most out of your week and be appropriately challenged.

 

Three dedicated levels to categorize your skill and experience:

Skill Level 1

Introduction to ski touring/boarding - you need to be a competent off piste/back country skier who can link turns down the fall line in a variety of snow conditions. It's important that you are confident with your own ability and when the snow gets heavy and challenging your skiing skill confidence will not disappear. Previous ski touring experience is not required as part of this course is learning the skills for skinning up hill and what's involved in day touring. Fitness level 1 (see below)

 

Skill Level 2

Competent - you have day toured before, it may have been from a lift in resort even a short multi day tour but importantly you are used to skinning 1-3 hours. You are looking for long classical descents and are able to ski confidently in all off piste conditions without hesitation or confidence worries. Fitness level 2 (see below)

 

Skill Level 3

Advanced - you have the skinning experience of level 2 and above but are an advanced off piste skier and looking for challenging steeper slopes to ride. These weeks are high powered with a focus on multiple ascents and high powered skiing. Fitness level 3 (see below)

 

Fitness - How fit should you be for touring?

If you have a personal good fitness level you will enjoy your touring and skiing more as your body will be stressing less and you'll walk uphill in your comfort zone enjoying the views. If you arrive at the lodge having done nothing before hand then most likely you'll struggle uphill, be exhausted at the summit and the ski down will be a battle and you'll spend most the evening in the hot-tub nursing your tender legs...

You don't need to be a super fit marathon runner either, that's because your guide will not race uphill, ski touring is a journey and best enjoyed at a comfortable pace with stops every 45 minutes to an hour to hydrate and check on team moral.

Fitness for touring is about cardiovascular strength and stamina. It's not just working the legs and lungs but also strengthening your core muscles too is extremely vital to efficient skiing.

 

Fitness Level 1

Intro to ski touring. You'll begin with short walks and progress throughout the week to reach 3 hours skinning. You need to be able to exercise in the gym for 2 sessions of 45 minutes with a pulse rate of 130bpm with a 15 minute rest between sessions. Or alternatively go hill walking for 4 hours at home with a day rucksack.

 

Fitness Level 2

Competent level. You'll be skinning from 2-4 hours with regular stops. It's important to be confident with your preparation phase and in the gym you should be able to work cardiovascular exercises 130bpm for 3 sessions at 45 minutes sessions with 15 to 20 minute rests.

 

Fitness Level 3

3rd level is about stamina as you'll be be skinning multiple ascents between 1 and 3 a day and some ascents maybe 4-6 hours long to reach summits 1500m above sea level. You may be required to load your skis on your pack and boot climb a couloir etc. This is not "iron man" but the more stamina you have the more skiing you'll pack in.

 

Groups

You can form your own group or join as an individual. We will need info on your skiing experience and then we'll allocate you into the correct week and level.

 

Snowboard Touring in Lyngen

The Lyngen Alps are ideal for snow boarding as the majority of descents are literally fall-line Summit To Sea without long toe or heel side traverses or flat valley push-outs. You can enjoy the essence boarding on the long seemingly endless lines down to the beach.

Snowboarders should be technically competent to ride in all types of snow conditions. We recommend split snow boards for all riders. We do have the Ascent Ski system for rental at the lodge but recommend these for riders under 65kg weight only. The Ascent is a two piece aluminum ski with permanently fixed skins and a snowboard boot binding attachment. Above all split boards are the safest and most reliable way to board in Lyngen Alps.

 

Getting there

The lodge is located in Djupvik i Lyngen(Kåfjord District) on the shore line of the eastern side of the Lyngen Fjord along the E6 route approx 2.5 hours east of the city of Tromsø.

GPS cordinates

  • N 069deg 44,390'
  • E 020deg 30,868'

 

Driving to the Lodge

Two routes possible, a) road & ferry combination and b) road only.

 

Ferry Route

Two fjords over the Lyngen Alps - Time 2.5 hours. Distance driving 86km. Very scenic but must dependent on ferry timings.

  1. Drive E8 out of Tromsø and take the route 91 to Breivikeidet 1st Ferry to Svensby on the Lyngen Peninsula.
  2. Drive off ferry right to Lyngseidet and 2nd ferry to Olderdalen.
  3. Drive off ferry to left and join E6 direction Alta. Drive 20km to Lyngen Lodge 3km inside Djupvik villiage.

 

Road Route

Round the Lyngen Alps (no ferries) - Time 2.5 hours Distance driving 186km. Scenic but longer to drive.

  1. Drive E8 out of Tromsø to Nordkjosbotn direction Alta.
  2. Continue E8 to join E6
  3. Continue to Olderdalen and then 20km to Djupvik
  4. 3km inside Djupvik lodge is located on rightside

 

Flight Travel to Tromsø city and Lyngen Lodge

Tromsø is 4.5 hours from the UK via direct flight from London and 2.5 hours from connections in Oslo Norway. You can reach the lodge with an additional flight from Tromsø to Sørkjosen (local airport 15 minutes from the lodge).

Gatwick now provide the direct air service to Tromsø (low cost) with norwegian airlines see http://www.norwegian.no/ Direct flights are offered Tuesdays and Saturdays and connections via Oslo during the rest of the week.

Direct Flights leaving London Gatwick are Tuesday 09.40 - Arrival Tromsø 14.20

Return UK from Tromsø 17.05 - Arrival London Gatwick 19.45

Once in Tromsø you can reach the lodge either via car rental or private lodge transfer or the additional 25 minute scenic flight over the Lyngen Alps to our loal airport Sørkjosen.

PP/Night from US$ 426