Lyngen fjord with reflections
Lyngen fjord with reflections

The 2017 Lyngen Adventure

Ben

Another day, another trip – but, different style.

Baggage delayed, flights changed, some guys in late. That’s how it started. But now that we’ve all arrived, there’s no hurry any more. The pace of the North slows us down. There’s no “rush for the slush” here. The sking starts in our backyard so to speak – and tons of great outings begin just a short drive down the road.

For day one we chose Tverrelvdalstinden. It offers a short climb to find the rhythm, an easy scramble along the ridge to challenge yourself and a varied descent to get a first taste of the spring season’s mix of slush and powder.

Day two was “the day with the break at the tree”. This trip took us across two passes, namely Rhieppi and the col North of Skaidevarri. It was all about travelling a mountain range on the island, see where we are and inhale the beauty.
Then, the time had come to tackle the first big piece. We climbed Rundsfjellet just south of Lyngseidet. The calm sea refected the mountains opposite of the Lyngen fjord. Unreal. The light, sugary snow made for some great shots in the evening sun we got into the open forest.


The next morning we welcomed our friends on board of the ferry to Olderdalen. They took us to a quiet island named Kagen. The stunning view from these mountain tops reaches out across the waters of the Northern Atlantic. We avoid commenting on snow conditions.

What’s next? We had already seen so beautiful places … but there’s one thing missing: the full alpine adventure. Lyngen does offer that, too. Indeed, we hadn’t collected any “hell points” yet – although we had earned several points on Norwegian food traditions. Stockfish, Fiskeboller and Karamelskecheese scored high!
So, we got a reasonably early start – Norwegian style. We cruised along the frozen Jaegervatnet and then headed up towards Trollbreen. The couloir appeared and there was no holding back, thus soon we topped out at one of Lyngen’s most iconic peaks. After this day, we had really earned the turns and deserved the relaxing sauna. However, for some of us the relaxing just had a medical purpose, as another day brings another trip …
Day six took us up the very steep southern flank of Sofiatinden. An incredible run to conclude a marvellous week.

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Comment ( 1 )

  1. / ReplyCoen
    Thanks a lot for the great guiding during this amazing trip Ben! A trip to never forget. Stunning beautiful landscapes, blue waters and clear skies combined with great snow and amazing people. I had a great one! All the best and see you for a next trip! Coen

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