No Way… NORWAY!

Oh wow – what a ski touring trip to end my Winter Season 2016/17!!!

Inspired by a trip of some good friends three years ago I have always wanted to go skiing in the Lyngen Alps. It was high up on my bucket list for places to ski and when my buddy Andi (who is a mountain guide) called me up a few months ago and said that he is putting a trip together to go back… It took about half a second till I said: YES!!!

This trip was one for the history books for sure…

Travel to Norway

After an early start in Zell am See (03:00 am) we had to catch our plane from Munich Airport to Oslo and the next flight to Tromsø.
After a little delay on our second flight we managed to pick up our rental cars, get the shopping done for the whole week and catch two ferries to small village called Rotsund.

We were amazed by the friendliness of the Norwegian people. Very helpful and two local guys showed us the place we were staying at after a very long travel day. But it should be well worth it…

6 days of ski touring

We managed to do 6 days of ski touring. The first two days the weather wasn’t the best by “normal standards”. We got to experience the fast changing weather conditions of Norway, but managed to find some really good snow for the descents.

After the first couple of days, the weather changed. It was time to get up early and catch the ferry back to Lyngen and head up a famous hike in the Lyngen Alps: Tafeltinden was calling! A solid climb of 1.400 meters rewarding with some of the best views of the trip.

Tafeltinden 1.395m

The view from the summit of Tafeltinden was well worth the long hike over the glacier…

Norwegian secret spot, Nordmannviktinden & a private boat trip to a ski tour!

As I said earlier that the Norwegian people are really nice. We got a tip from a local about one of his favorite spots in the area. He didn’t lie… It was well worth it. Despite the fog up top, we had some amazing conditions to ski down. Planned as our rest day we still climbed about 1.000 meters and the day after we climbed the Nordmannviktinden. To top it all – we got a private boat trip to a ski tour. Start and finish the ride at sea level. You cannot ask for much more to finish such a trip…

All I have left to say is TUSEN TAKK NORWAY!

After all these pictures it is time to have a look at the video from our Tour guide from the Mountain guides Zell am See Kaprun:

If you have any questions about this trip or might be interested in joining one of those trips in the future, please get in touch with me!

See you on the snow,
Christian