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Lyngen alps prime time

It´s been a fantastic start to the ski touring season in the Lyngen alps and Tromsø region. Record breaking amounts of snow and no mild coastal spells so far. As we are already in late March the days are very long and at the moment we have cold clear weather and sunny powder slopes all over the place. We also got some room for more bookings i May so don´t hesitate to send us an e-mail about availability.

Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

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 info@ascentdescent.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

Welcome to The Lyngen alps and the Learning From Legends MTB. 

Our Learning From Legends Events gives participants the opportunity to meet the best in the game to boost their knowledge and motivation. The MTB edition will be covering XC and Downhill/Enduro oriented terrain mainly natural single track trails. This is a “workshop” event where our experienced profiles join the participants to share and coach at some points during the tours. In the evenings there will be presentations of the “legends” and opportunity to ask and share experiences in between having a great time:) A great opportunity to meet new friends and discover a new area.

(Keeping numbers low on this one to give the best quality experience.) Max 8 participants

Special guest:

Espen Bergli Johnsen is ready for sharing and give our participants a few tips on the way…                      Photo: Martin I. Dalen

Espen Bergli Johnsen – Rocky Mountain ambassador (Norwegian Downhill Champion 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) and over all winner of the 80/20 National Enduro series. 

Location: We will be based in Nord Lenangen at the Ascent Descent / Lyngsalpan Cruise facilities for the weekend. 

Ambition: Our ambition is to create a special atmosphere for everyone at the event where we ride our bikes and share fun and knowledge. Using natural single track trails in the surrounding mountains and a technical practice course for boosting participants skill set.

Level: (intermediate – advanced) 


Event, Tours, Accommodation, Full board, Bed linen, towels, Cleaning at departure

Price: 4595 Nok/person

8 spots and to join and book you need to send an e-mail to ascentdescent@gmail.com



Workshop – “Decisions in Avalanche Terrain”

Welcome to the Northern Lyngen alps and Ascent Descents “Learning from the Legends” weekend 2018. A memorable event and course with avalanche terrain management and inspiration in focus. Two evenings with lectures, slide shows and two days on the mountain with certified Mountain Guides and special guests. It´s one of our few “open” events during the winter so it´s a good opportunity to meet other skiers from the area and future ski buddies. 

This weekend we focus on “the skiers” approach in avalanche terrain but will also run a detailed search and rescue exercise and explain avalanches and why they occur.

Instructors at this point:

Ptor Spricenieks – World wide ski mountaineer 

Photo: Scott Winn

Ptor is a passionate ski mountaineer and even if not fully certified IFMGA guide he´s been guiding in the back country in remote places of the planet since 17 years. He has also worked with avalanche control in Gulmarg. He will share his thoughts on the mountain as well as in the evenings. Ptor Lives in La Grave and it´s a great honor to have him listed for this event. If you live in the Tromsø area this is a chance not to be missed… Please check out the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJq57RonNOE

Markus Landrø – IFMGA Mountain Guide and avalanche guru

Photo: Sindre Thoresen Lønnes

Markus is one of the leading avalanche workers in Europe and is part of the team who developed the Norwegian Avalanche forecasting system VARSOM.NO. Educated IFMGA guide and author of the very recognized avalanche handbook “Skredfare” (avalanche danger in Norwegian) he will contribute with huge knowledge and we are very proud to have him on the team for this weekend.  Markus will join us in the evenings and be one of the instructors on the mountain. 

Jimmy Halvardsson – IFMGA Mountain guide 

A sunny day in the lyngen alps about to “rip the skins” before heading off to the fjords down below.

Founder of Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”. Dynafit ambassador and Mountain guide since 12 years in Scandinavia, The Alps and Japan. Avalanche worker at Regobs/Varsom.  Will share his thoughts about risk management and local tweaks and tips to get the most out of the Lyngen alps.

SO, if having fun on the mountain and chill out in the sauna or jacuzzi before listening to some really interesting lectures in the evenings sounds like your thing please send a mail to ascentdescent@gmail.com for info and booking.


Accommodation, Food, Guiding/Instruction, Bed linen/Towels, Event (Transport will be organized for the ones without vehicles)

4250 Nok/Person


Lyngsalpan Cruise / Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Nord Lenangen, The Lyngen alps.