In April we are heading to the islands of Arnøya and Kågen which lie to the northeast of the Lyngen Peninsula. Why there? For good reasons - spectacular scenery, one of the best summit-to-sea skiing in Norway, cozy accommodation, and no crowds!

The two islands are a skitouring wonderland. Excellent variety of terrain, fantastic views with contrasts of snowy peaks and blue sea, and 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.

The program suits most of the skiers and snowboarders - about 1200 vertical per day, occasional bootpacking. Nothing demanding, but good skiing is guaranteed! Max group size is 5 people.


Our journey begins in Tromsø. On Saturday, upon your arrival, we stay in the city for one night. On Sunday early morning, we depart towards Arnøya. Depending on the weather and snow conditions, we either skitour some summits on the way or arrive at Arnoya and skitour there. Next 5 days - skitouring on Arnøya and Kågen islands.

On Friday, after a full day of skitouring we depart to Tromsø, where spend a night in the hotel. Saturday - flight from Tromsø to your destination.


We stay in private self-catering holiday house on Arnøya island. Located in a tiny Lauksletta village, on the seashore. It’s in a good location for exploring the area, with ski-in and ski-out and many ski venues being just 5 mins drive away. Single and double occupancy, spacious living room, shared bathrooms, beautiful sea view.

We will do self-catering and buy most of our food for the trip in Tromsø. Please let me know if you have any special dietary requirements.


2024 DATES:
April 20-27
April 27 - May 04

2180 € per person

Price includes:

  • 6 days of skitouring and guiding.
  • Accommodation in Tromso, 2 nights, TWIN with breakfast.
  • Accommodation in private chalet, 5 nights, TWIN or SNGL.
  • Meals - self-catering, food included.
  • Transportation, 7 days - 8-seat van.
  • All road expenses - ferries, tolls, fuel.

Extra expenses:

  • International and domestic airfares.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Meals in Tromso.
  • Alcoholic beverages.


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


Photos - © Grigory Mintsev, Peter Schoen, Claude Hediger.