Ski the Lyngen alps

Winter is by the doorstep and gradually we fill our Lyngen ski touring season with groups from all over. There is still room in the calendar for 2019 so please don´t hesitate to send us a mail about skiing in the lyngen alps the coming season. We offer all inclusive and customized packages from our location in Nord Lenangen but also have guides available for groups that choose to organize their own trip. It´s hard to beat our set up though:) 

The way up is not only a transport. The scenery is just too good so your head most likely will spin around and check the stunning views. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Many tours are easy to adapt to different levels of skiers. Most of our mountains have good skiing in all aspects and has a wide selection of steepness. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Magic skiing on the island of Arnøya Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

And yes, snow boarders are welcome to. You decide your own group members and level of the group when putting a team together for a visit. We often recommend that you try to keep the level as even as possible. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Time to book your Lyngen ski touring trip

As autumn temperatures starts to set in and our mountain tops gets their first snow we start to get ready for a new ski season in the Lyngen alps. 14th season ahead and we keep improving our concept with ski weeks from private exclusive lodging, ski by boat tours and great tours from the door step in the Northern Lyngen alps. The lyngen alps suits all levels of skiers and our professional mountain guides are locally experienced with multiple seasons in the area. Please send a mail from our contact page or directly at ascentdescent@gmail.com. Best regards Jimmy Halvardsson / IFMGA Mountain Guide

The Lyngen alps has something for every sier. Great fjord views, outstanding ski touring for all levels and perfect mountain sides that drop into the sea. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Our snow pack does truly last into mid May. Our season stretches from 15th February – 15th of May.

World class ski mountaineering with huge vertical drop. The Lyngen alps highest mountain is Jiehkkevarri at 1834m. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

Jiehkkevarri 1834m

Jiehkkevarri 1834m is the roof of our county and the highest summit of the lyngen alps. We provide guided tours to the summit and you can join one of our open events or book your private guide. The views from the summit is just stunning. You will travel through rough mountain terrain on this one to get to the top glacier plateau. We provide equipment and transport from Tromsø city and you need to be prepared for a long day out. 12-15 hr and 2200 vertical metres compares to an ascent of the Mont Blanc.

From the summit of Holmbukttinden on a summer climb of the Jiehkkevarri 1834m. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jiehkkevarri summit in the morning light. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Snow conditions will decide if we use crampons or not to be safe on the snow. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

Learning From Legends MTB edition 31 Aug – 2 Sept

Learning from legends is back and this time with norwegian MTB legend Espen Bergli Johnsen as special guest. Espen won the 2017 80/20 National Enduro series in Norway and also won the Norwegian Downhill championships 7 times between 2001-2010. We are so stoked to finally launch an event in the summer in Nord Lenangen. This will be a great opportunity for local and visiting riders to discover the area and meet new friends. Tickets are out and we have a feeling that this will be sold out pretty fast. 8 spots available and more info is coming the next few days as we get a bit deeper into the planning… 

Read more on the event page ( http://www.ascentdescent.com/event/learning-from-legends-mtb-edition/ ) and to book you need to send a mail http://www.ascentdescent.com/contact-and-booking/.

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Lyngen alps ski touring update

We are well into our 13th winter season in the lyngen alps and recent snow activity looks very promising for the coming week. Having multiple groups out skiing in on this magic peninsula every day always makes us slow on web updates at times but we do our best. Our instagram account ascentdescent_lyngen is always running a bit faster… We still have an opening for groups in the first week of May this year which is one of the best times to be up here. Also soon our summer program will be launched with summer tours to Jiehkkevarri (our highest summit) and glacier walking / boat tour combos and more. Stay tuned! (here is some pictures from 3 days ago on Arnøya)

Martino Bedont from Freeride house in Cortina drops his jaw as skies clear and the sea view below in the evening sun pops out. Here skiing back down to the boat on the magic Trolltinden on Arnøya 3 days ago. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Store Kågtinden is one of our favourite “boat peaks” and often comes in condition later in the spring. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

As we go back to the Lyngen alps the last houses of Akkarvik on Arnøya is giving a great perspective on how people still live in Northern Norway along the coast. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson