Lyngen Alps

Ski Lyngen Alps Norway (Photo - Sherpas Ride)
Lyngen Alps skiing.
Ski & Sail Lyngen Alps (Photo - Sherpas Ride)
Ski the midnight sun at Lyngen Alps (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps Powder (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Stunning vista at the Lyngen Alps in Norway (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Summit to sea descents at Lyngen Alps.
A Lyngen Alps summit (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Terrain includes steep couloirs at Lyngen Alps.
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps terrain.
Ski & Sail Lyngen Alps (Photos - Sherpas Ride)
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps vista (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Northern Lights during Ski & Sail Tour (Photo - Sherpas Ride)
Sweat it out in a Norwegian sauna at the Lyngen Alps.
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Lyngen Alps tree skiing.
Lyngen Alps Skiing (Photo - 9 Vallees)
Breathtaking Aurora Borealis lights the night sky above the Lyngen Alps.

Lyngen Alps

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Lyngen Alps Norway

The Lyngen Alps are an iconic backcountry ski area in far north Norway. The Lyngen Alps range is in part surrounded by water, allowing for typically Norwegian ski & sail adventures where boats are used to access the skiing terrain plus as a base for meals & accommodation.

The Lyngen Alps are about 90km long & 20km wide with a highest point of 1833m. The range includes glaciers, steep couloirs, gentle bowls & tree skiing down low. Summits typically skied in the Lyngen Alps are less than 1200m high, with descents going all the way down to sea level. "Skin out, ski in" is a reasonable motto for any visit to the area.

Pros & Cons for Lyngen Alps


  • Quality snow & reliable snow pack until late in the season;
  • Endless backcountry powder skiing & snowboarding options;
  • High adventure above the Arctic Circle;
  • Stunning surroundings & views;
  • Terrain includes easy bowls to challenging couloirs;
  • Ski directly back to the boat;
  • Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) viewing possible;
  • Delicious fresh fish available.


  • Can be expensive;
  • Some 'easy access' terrain can get tracked in the peak season;
  • Too bad if you don't like fish!

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective)

  • Accommodation often on boats;
  • Isolated & dark in winter;
  • Long days later in the season;
  • Becoming increasingly popular;
  • Access to the ski terrain is all human powdered on skins or boot pack.

Where are the Lyngen Alps Norway?

The Lyngen Alps are above the Arctic Circle only about 40km east of the city of Tromsø, but a world away in reality. The Norwegian capital of Oslo is 1150km to the south. Flights to Tromso (TOS) arirport are all via Oslo & take around 2hr. Search & book flights to Tromsø here.

Whilst boats are a common way to travel & ski the Lyngen Alps (50km+ by boat from Tromso), it is possible to access some portions of the ski terrain in as little as 1.5hr from Tromsø via car & ferry. If not travelling as part of a tour, cars can be rented at Tromso airport. Search & book car rentals from Tromso here.

Lyngen Alps Accommodation

The Lyngen Alps jut out into the fjords allowing for multiple accommodation options along its shoreline or on boats. Anyone not on a tour or boat can rent rooms in numerous lodges & private homes or apartments - many, if not most, have skiing directly from & to the door.

Search & book all Lyngen Alps accommodation here.

Alternative accommodation can be sought in & around Tromso if one has a vehicle to travel to the ski terrain.


The Powderhounds will attempt to visit Lyngen Alps in 2021. Who wants to come? Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Lyngen Alps

Backcountry Skiing Tours

Lyngen Alps Norway Ski Touring & Sailing
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski the best untracked powder in Scandinavia amongst the spectacular fjords of the Lyngen Alps in Norway from the comfort of your own boat. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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USD 3,125
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Ski & Sail Norway - Lyngen Alps
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Ski & Sail is the ultimate backcountry powder skiing adventure in the iconic Lyngen Alps of Norway. Ride an endless playground where you select a new line every day. This tour is based on a yacht sailing the fjords & skiing 1000 to 1200m vert a day.
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USD 2,789
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