SVENSBY

A small traditional hamlet in a stunning setting

It’s safe say this was my best ski trip ever. From stunning views of the Lyngen Alps, fabulous snow, driving along the coastline to take a boat trip to the tours to great accommodation, everything was fabulous.,There were so many special moments but taking a ferry to the little island of Uloya and getting to the top of the mountain to see blue skies, turquoise sea and dozens of little islands around, then skiing down to the shore would make the top of a ‘Bucket List’ of any skier.  What was very special about this trip was the remoteness of the place, relaxed atmosphere and, at the same time, how well organised the trip was by Snoworks


The Base/Accommodation

We will be staying the hamlet of Svensby on the coast, one hour’s drive from Tromso airport. The accommodation is in comfortable lodges with free wifi with a charming rustic feel. Each has a living area and kitchen with wood burning stoves. There is a jacuzzi, sauna, restaurant hut on site, and you can have a dip in the sea if you are brave enough! There are local food sources from fisherman and farmers where the lodge staff will buy produce. Evening barbeques with the sun still high and the spectacular scenery provides a stunning backdrop in this untouched part of the world.
Accommodation is based on two sharing per room.  Each hut comprises1 or  2 bedrooms, bathroom plus lounge area, that are also sleeping areas.  Bedrooms feature either twin/triple beds or single/double bunk.  No single occupancies are available.

The Skiing
Over land transport and ferries will take us to and from our planned routes each day.

Sample routes:
Rørnestinden – 1041 metres
You can reach Rørnestinden directly from Lyngseidet and from the top there are full views over both Lyngenfjord and Kjosen fjord. This tour has intermediate level accessibility but some parts are steeper, around 30 degrees.

Steitinden- 920 metres
The route to Steitinden starts from Sør-Lenangen. The level of difficulty is easy/moderate and it can be a good introduction to further tours in the Lyngen Alps.

Storgalten 1219 metres
A very popular ski mountain in the northern part of Lyngen. You start in Nord-Lenangen. The tracks up to the top are often well tracked and the tour takes 3-4 hours. You follow Galtdalen, on the south side of the river and pass Storgalten and Lille Galten. A choice of descents are accessible from the top.

All routes are weather dependent and will be confirmed on a daily basis.