In April we are heading to the island of Arnøya which lies to the north east of the Lyngen Peninsula. Why Arnøya? For good reasons - spectacular scenery, one of the best summit-to-sea skiing in Norway, no crowds, and lots of good food.

We are based on the island of Arnøya, skiing there and the neighbouring island of Kågen. The two islands are a ski touring wonderland. Excellent variety of terrain, fantastic views with contrasts of snowy peaks and blue sea, breathtaking summit-to-sea ski runs. Nowhere else are the skiing and the sea so close together. Some peaks are even glaciated.

There are mountains to ski for all skill levels. Breikågen (683 m), for example, offers easy-moderate skiing from the summit right to the sea. The tour to the summit of Arnøyhøgda (1165m) is a stunning, true alpine experience. Store Kågtinden (1228 m) has demanding ski terrain that will satisfy the strongest skiers.

Together with us, another group will skitour there, guided by my friend and colleague Peter Schoen. He based in Norway for many years and he was one of the pioneer of guiding on Arnøya. So we will definitely have a source of local knowledge!


Our journey begins in Tromsø, and on Saturday afternoon we take a ferry to Arnøya. Actually two ferries, first to Skjervøy and then to Arnøya. Upon arrival our hosts meet us and bring to the hotel.

Next 6 full days - skitouring, with short van rides to approach skitouring areas.

On next Saturday we take ferries back to Tromsø.


We stay in family owned cosy Lauksletta Overnatting guesthouse. Accommodation in double rooms, full board with more food one could possibly eat, often made from local ingredients. Lunch pack and apre-ski snacks included.

For more information on the guest house visit their page


2023 DATES:
April 15-22

Price: 2100 € per person

Price includes:

  • 6 days of skitouring and guiding
  • Accommodation in Lauksletta guesthouse, 7 nights, TWIN.
  • Full board meal in Lauksletta guesthouse

Extra expenses:

  • International and domestic airfares
  • Ferries
  • Transportation on spot (if needed)
  • Personal insurance


  • Intermediate or higher level of skiing in any snow conditions.
  • Good physical shape.
  • At least 15 days ski-tour/backcountry skiing experience.

All photos - © Peter Schoen.