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Skiing Summit to Sea in Skjervøy Region, Arctic Norway




This is my classic and most popular ski touring program, for good reasons - some of the best (if not THE best) skiing in Norway, no crowds, fantastic views with contrasts of snowy peaks and blue sea, and the best summit-to-sea ski runs. Nowhere else are the skiing and the sea so close together. 
Our basecamp is at the cosy accommodation Lauksletta Overnatting on the island Arnøya. There we have several ski tours right from the lodge, and countless ski tours just a short drive or ferry ride away. The famous (but crowded) Lyngen Alps are close and can be accessed as well. We run this program since 2015, with nothing but excellent feeback and many returning guests. This program is suited for experts and beginners alike - the islands have 600-800m high summits that make you feel like on top of the World. Store Kågtinden (1228m) on the other hand has demanding ski terrain that will satisfy the strongest skiers. 

Dates 2019:
  • 30 March - 6 April 
  • 6 - 13 April 
  • 13-20 April (booked out)
  • 20-27 April (booked out)
  • 27 April - 4 May 
  • 4 - 11 May 
  • 11 - 18 May (2 spots left) 
  • 18 May - 25 May (Midnight Sun Skiing)
  • 25 May - 1 June (Midnight Sun Skiing)

Program:
1. Day - Saturday:
Arrival by plane to Tromsø.
The guide will pick you up at the airport. Afterwards you drive to the accommodation at Arnøya in a Minibus (VW Caravelle). The drive is about 4 hours and includes 3 ferry-passages and a travel through the Lyngen Alps.
Our accommodation is located at Arnøya, an island just north of the Lyngen Alps. The accommodation provides a cosy common room, single- and doublerooms, an equipment room for the skis, a dryroom and a sauna to relax in.
After arriving at Lauksletta, the evening meal will be served and an information meeting to talk about the upcoming tours during the coming week.

2. - 7. Day - Sunday to Friday:
The following six days will run as follows:
After breakfast we will talk through our tour for the day before heading out.
The tours will have a duration of 4-8 hours and 600 - 1400 meters. Depending on the group, snow conditions and weather we will tour different mountains in the vicinity. Some mountains we can reach just outside our doorstep, other mountains would include a short transfer or a ferry ride to the mainland.

All tours have in common, that the views of the Lyngen Alps and the fjord are impressive. Furthermore, the location up north provides very good snow conditions also in late winter.

We take warm tea and a lunchpack with us from the breakfast buffet. Our hosts serves us dinner, based on local Northern Norwegian dishes. For relaxation it is possible to use the sauna.

8. Day - Saturday:
After breakfast, transfer to Tromsø

Requirements:
You should be prepared for skitours of 4-8 hours and 600 - 1200 vertical meters. Experience in skitouring is an advantage. Important for us is that everyone can enjoy the tours. For some tours, kick turn technique is required and experience with crampons is an advantage. We do have a lot of good easy and moderate terrain, and shorter tours (600-800 vertical meters). If you are interested in this program, just write me, tell me your group`s background, and we will find a suited tour program. 

Included:
  • Transfer from Tromsø to Arnøya and return
  • All transfers onsite
  • 6 days skitouring with professional guide
  • 7 nights at Lauksletta Overnatting in double rooms with full board (during the tours, packed lunches)

Not included:
- Alkoholic drinks
- Extra expenses for other excursions (museum, cafe etc.)

Price:
15 995 NOK per person, for a group of 3-4 people. 
950,- NOK single room supplement

Equipment:
It is possible to rent equipment in Tromsø.
E.g.: Skitour packages 7 days: Skis, shoes, poles, skins: 2500,- NOK
Avalanche safety package 7 days: Avalanche searcher, probe and shovel: 590,- NOK




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