Lyngsalpene (The Lyngen Alps)
Ski-in, ski-out – right from your ship
There are very few places in the world like Lyngsalpene, the Lyngen Alps. Imagine: Falling asleep on board one of our custom-built ships and waking up the next morning, climbing to the top of a mountain, strapping on a set of skis, and skiing off-trail down to another harbor in the fjord, where our ship picks you up - and takes you to ski on another mountain the following morning.
A Backcountry Skier's Paradise
Lyngsalpene, a mountain area on the Lyngen Peninsula about 37 miles west of Tromsø, is a dream destination for skiers. Several of the mountains rise from the fjord to heights of more than 3,280 feet. The tallest among them are Jiekkevarre and Store Lenangstind, at 6,013 and 5,236 feet above sea level, respectively. Make it to the top of any of the peaks and you’ll be rewarded with backcountry free-skiing zones and fabulous views of the fjord, islands, and mountains.
Summer Outdoor Opportunities
There’s no need to be an extreme sports enthusiast to enjoy nature here, though. In addition to the imposing mountains, there are gentler slopes that are perfect for hiking or cycling. You’ll also find number of excellent lakes for fishing and rich opportunities to see wildlife such as reindeer, elk, and wolverine. Occasionally, you might even spot the shy and elusive lynx, an endangered mountain cat.
All of these opportunities are right at your feet when you visit Lyngen on your way between the ports of Tromsø and Skjervøy.