Lyngen Alps

Northern Norway – 2018



Ski the Lyngen Alps northern Norway

Skiing at 70˚ North, perfect fall-line towards the deep blue of one of the many impressive fjords in the Lyngen Alps, staying in a fantastic fishing cabin located directly on the dock of a small private harbor. An area far enough north that after May 16 the sun never sets. An endless playground that is famous for late spring skiing with top snow conditions, peaks towering high above the shore lines of the many fiords and the most perfect ski lines anywhere.

We have been skiing in the Lyngen Alps for the past 2 years, each year in mid May. I know what many people think about skiing in May ….. much too late! Well, so far we skied powder both times we have been there, snow down to the fiord and we had the best time in our life.

We start our program in Tromsø, the capital of northern Norway, meeting all guests in a downtown hotel. After we meet we drive in a rented mini-bus to our “fishing cabin” in Lyngseidet, where Nicoline and Florina will be awaiting us.

Nicoline will make sure that we get to eat well, just as it is standard at Durrand Glacier. Healthy breakfast, delicious after skiing snacks and family style dinner followed by dessert. For the past two years we have been lucky, a fishing boat anchored at the dock in front of our cabin. We have been able to buy fresh Shrimp, I think this speaks for the upcoming dinner plans. Florina will be my second guide, making sure that I do ski perfect fall-lines!

In our mini-bus it will be very easy to get around. In fact this is the best way of getting to the best ski tours in this large mountain range. Driving and taking the ferry across some of the fjords and get to experience this unique area in the far North of Scandinavia, 350 km to 400 km north of the Arctic Circle.

All ski-tours start at see level. This means that we don’t have to fight higher altitudes and therefore climbing will be much easier. During this program you can expect ski-tours that range in between 1400 to 1600 vertical meters. There are ski-tours that have more vertical, but that is not the daily routine of our program.

It is easy to understand why we got hooked on ski-touring in northern Norway….. it is the best. Ok …. right after Canada’s Durrand Glacier.

We are looking forward to share this unique skiing experience with you.

Ruedi and Nicoline Beglinger
I.F.M.G.A certified Mountain Guide

Detailed Program

Please call or e-mail our office to receive a hard-copy of the detailed program which includes all needed information for your ski-trip with us. For this we do need your mailing address. Unfortunately we are not able to e-mail the exact detailed program.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase the following insurances. If you have questions regarding insurances, please contact our office in Revelstoke.

  • General health / hospital insurance, good for all countries in Europe
  • Life insurance
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Helicopter rescue and evacuation insurance
How to get to Tromsø

From North America fly via London to Oslo, Norway. Most oversea flights arrive in Oslo in AM.

From Oslo to Tromsø best use a flight with Norwegan Air. There are several daily flights. After arriving from North America, you should have enough time to catch your flight with Norwegan Air. You can also fly from North America to Tromsø with Star Alliance. Most of these flights go from North America via London to Oslo. From there with SAS to Tromsø.

From the Tromsø airport best take a taxi to the Comfort Hotel Xpress, approximately 10 minutes taxi drive.

Acclimatizing and Jet-Lag

Acclimatizing is less of an issue for this ski-touring program in northern Norway, as all ski-tours start at sea level.

However, it is still important to overcome the worst part of Jet-Lag prior the start of this program. Therefore we recommend that you arrive in Tromsø one or two days prior the meeting date.

Your SME Team

Ruedi Beglinger will be your guide on this ski program. He has extensive experience in guiding mountaineering and ski-mountaineering in Europe and North America.

Ruedi has been certified as a Mountain Guide by the Swiss (SBV) and International Guide Association (IFMGA) in 1977. He is an active and professional member of the Canadian Mountain Guide Association (ACMG) and the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Industrial Avalanche Level 3.

Florina Beglinger will help her dad with guiding. She currently has her Canadian Avalanche Association Industrial Avalanche Level 1 and is working towards becoming a Guide.

Nicoline Beglinger will be your cook and host.

Ability level:

This program takes place in steep and rugged terrain, which has broken glaciers (crevasses), and other natural skiing challenges. Some of the ski-ascents and ski-descents lead through exposed and technically difficult terrain of up to 35º to 38º incline on frozen snow, where safe and efficient ski-techniques and good skiing discipline are required.

For this program each guest has to be a strong and accomplished alpine skier with good skiing techniques who can ski efficiently and safely down steep mountain slopes in all kinds of snow conditions, wile carrying an average size daypack of approximately 10 lbs. In addition every ski guest on this program should be able to comfortably link 30 short-radius turns in all type of snow conditions.

Further it is important that every ski guest on this program can safely control their skis in difficult terrain and can execute efficient and safe kick-turns in steep slopes.

Every ski guest on the tour should enjoy good health.

You have to be physically in good shape. We recommend that every ski guest on this program does enjoy active outdoor endurance sport on a regular basis; such as jogging, cycling, cross-country skiing or ski touring. It is important that you can efficiently ski-climb with a daypack of approximately 10 lbs. for an entire ski day of up to 1600 vertical meters (5250 v. ft.).

Every ski guest on this program has to be able to follow instructions given by the Guide.

For the quality of this program we like to give priority to ski guests who have skied with Selkirk Mountain Experience on earlier skiing programs.

If you have questions regarding "Ability Level", please do not hesitate to contact Selkirk Mountain Experience or Ruedi directly.

Acclimatizing and Jet-Lag

Acclimatizing is less of an issue for this ski-touring program, as all ski-tours start at sea level. At the shore line of one of the many fjords.

However, it is still important to overcome the worst part of Jet-Lag prior the start of this program. Therefore we recommend that you arrive in Tromsø one or two days prior the meeting date.

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Selkirk Mountain Experience guarantees all programs, in Canada or in Europe, regardless of the number of booked guests, unless natural disaster forces the company to cancel the program.

Booking your European tour with SME
  • Selkirk Mountain Experience Ltd. requires a non-refundable deposit of Cdn $ 1300.- in order to confirm your booking. You will then receive a confirmation with details of the program.
  • A second payment of Cdn $ 1300.- will be due by latest December 31st.
  • We ask that you pay final payment in full by latest February 10th.
Cancelation Policy

Because of the nature of this program, Selkirk Mountain Experience is not able to make exceptions to the below booking and Cancelation Policy.

We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance.

If you have difficulties in finding the right insurance, please contact our Revelstoke office.

Selkirk Mountain Experience Ltd. reserves the right to cancel any program for whatever reason. In this situation Selkirk Mountain Experience Ltd. will refund all paid money. However, Selkirk Mountain Experience Ltd. is not responsible for any further expenses incurred in preparation for the program (airfares, pre-paid hotels etc.)

RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT:

All guests who ski with Selkirk Mountain Experience Ltd. are asked to sign the RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. This form will be presented to you at the start of the program, place where we will meet. Questions can be directly addressed to the person who will present the waiver document. A copy of the waiver will be sent to you together with the confirmation package. If you have any questions please feel free to phone our office at 250 837 2381 or email us.


  • Ski Lyngen Alps in northern Norway
  • Ski Lyngen Alps in northern Norway
  • Ski Lyngen Alps in northern Norway
  • Ski Lyngen Alps in northern Norway
  • Ski Lyngen Alps in northern Norway
  • Ski Lyngen Alps in northern Norway
  • Ski Lyngen Alps in northern Norway
  • Ski Lyngen Alps in northern Norway
  • Ski Lyngen Alps in northern Norway