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Arctic ski touring weekend break

This is a comprehensive ski touring weekend package – two rides from summit to sea in one weekend.

2017-05-1709:38 Georg Sichelschmidt

For those with limited time but big dreams, we offer a perfect solution – two nights in our comfortable apartments on Uløya island and two guided ski trips on Uløya, neighbouring islands (Kagen, Arnøya) or in the famous Lyngen Alps.

About Uløya

There are two small villages on the island of Uløya – Havnnes on the western side and Uløybukt on the eastern side. The Lyngen Outdoor Center is situated in Uløybukt, which is home to just a few people.

Ski touring Uløya

Uløya offers a multitude of interesting ski tours, including the most famous – The Grand Traverse of Uløya – 20 km of ridge skiing from Uløybukt to Havnnes taking in the summits of Blåtinden (1142 m), Uløytinden (1114 m) and Kjelvagtinden (1104 m). You can also choose a steep direct run down from Blåtinden right to your doorstep or take a gentle but wonderful trip up Saeteraksla (956 m) to enjoy the view.

The eastern side offers almost vertical falling walls in contrast to the western side with much gentler slopes and amazing views towards the peaks of the Lyngen Alps. Other routes on the nearby islands (e.g. Kågen island with its spectacular massif of Store Kågtinden) and on the mainland are easily accessible by boat.


Accommodation:

The base is in our comfortably furnished apartments in two houses located just 50m from the water's edge.

The apartments are comfortably equipped with everything you need for a home away from home. The kitchen is modern, clean and fully equipped with all the necessary equipment for a comfortable stay: plates, cutlery, pots, pans, coffee maker, electric kettle, oven and dishwasher. The living room is furnished with leather seating and has a traditional Norwegian fireplace. TV, DVD, and Wi-Fi (free) are all provided so you can stay connected with the outside world if you wish. In addition, there is a heated cellar that guests are welcome to use for storing skis, drying equipment/clothes and laundry facilities.

Transport:

We offer pick-up from Tromsø. Please add this when booking.

Local transport 

To reach the surrounding mountains, we use our large and comfortable aluminium boats. We can sail to all nearby islands and the Lyngen Alps. The boat transport gives us great flexibility to choose the right summit depending on weather and snow conditions.

The guides:

Our experienced IVBV guides, with their excellent local knowledge, will help you get the most from your trip to Lyngen, showing you the best ski touring routes and the most spectacular climbs and hikes. As professionals, they will ensure your safety, provide thorough knowledge of the area, topography, maps and navigation equipment. They will help you raise your skills and advise you on all aspects of moving and surviving in the Arctic.

Our ski touring offer

Our ski touring weekend break includes accommodation, guide and boat transfers. You can add the transfers from Tromsø.

We also offer ski touring weeks.

Prices for the Arctic Ski Touring Weekend Break

up to 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons
NOK 17,470  NOK 19,075  NOK 20,680  NOK 22,890 
Amount per person NOK 4769  NOK 4,136  NOK 3,815 

The offer includes:

  1. Two nights' accommodation (no food) in apartments sleeping 4 or 8 persons (twin rooms)
  2. Local trips on Uløya or mainland (available by ferry and supplied car)
  3. One trip to neighbouring islands or Lyngen peninsula, skipper + fuel included
  4. Additional boat transfers mainland-island (bringing you back in case of missing the ferry)
  5. Boat transfers for arrival/departure (in the absence of the ferry)
  6. Additional sea fishing trip + equipment
  7. Guiding by experienced and highly qialified IVBV guides, experts on the region, renowned skiers and alpinists.

Return transfers from Tromsø: NOK 5000 for the return transfers for up to 6 persons (NOK 1,000 per additional person, max 8)

Dates: from March to May

Participants: max 6 per guide

Requirements:

You should be prepared for ski tours of 4-8 hours and 600-1400 m in height. Experience in ski touring is an advantage but not a must. It's important for us that everyone can enjoy the tours. For the more ambitious ascents, kick-turn technique is required and experience with crampons is an advantage. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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