Even if the Lyngen alps has enough to offer for a lifetime there is more mountainous Islands and areas close to Tromsø well worth a visit. The Kvaløya island has 50 summits between 500 and 1000m and is a favorite place to go for local skiers. Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides” offers avalanche courses and ski touring day tours in early season out of Tromsø city. For that reason Kvaløya has been a natural spot to go for many years. Distances are short to other locations as well and it makes good alternative for a ski week or weekend.