Powder in Lyngen

The plan was to hit the Alps. Leave it late, be flexible and chase the best snow. But after one of the biggest storms for decades hit Austria in January, high pressure took over and it went dry and warm throughout the entire Alps. Our plans changed. The Norwegian Arctic was looking good so we packed splitboards and touring skis and headed to the promised land.

Home was an old house at the base of Sorbmegaisa - one of the best areas for ski touring in Lyngen

Ski Touring and Splitboarding in Lyngen | Backcountry Books

The house was situated in the Kafjord region along side Lyngen Fjord, it catches snow from the north really well. Locals call it PowFjord. 

We could step off the back deck into 50cm of pow and some amazing tree runs:

Lyngen Ski Touring and Splitboarding | Backcountry Books

Lyngen Ski Touring and Splitboarding | Backcountry Books

Lyngen Ski Touring and Splitboarding | Backcountry Books

Later in the week the sun came out on Kjelvagtinden:

Lyngen Ski touring and splitboarding | Backcountry Books

Kjelvagtinden Ski Touring & Splitboarding Lyngen | Backcountry Books

Kjelvagtinden Ski Touring & Splitboarding Lyngen | Backcountry Books

Kjelvagtinden Ski Touring & Splitboarding Lyngen | Backcountry Books

Kjelvagtinden Ski Touring & Splitboarding Lyngen | Backcountry Books

Kjelvagtinden Ski Touring & Splitboarding Lyngen | Backcountry Books

On the final day we headed to a really special but lesser known gem of a mountain around the headland to the north:

Ski Touring and Splitboarding in Lyngen | Backcountry Books

Lyngen Ski Touring & Splitboarding | Backcountry Books

Lyngen Ski Touring & Splitboarding | Backcountry Books

Lyngen Ski Touring & Splitboarding | Backcountry Books

Lyngen Ski Touring & Splitboarding | Backcountry Books

Lyngen Ski Touring & Splitboarding | Backcountry Books

Lyngen Ski Touring & Splitboarding | Backcountry Books

Lyngen Ski Touring & Splitboarding | Backcountry Books

It's not in the guide book. I could tell you the name, but I'd have to .........etc. Shoot me an email if you want the details. 

Whenever you're in Lyngen, there's always the chance of this too:

Lyngen Aurora Borealis | Backcountry Books

Image - Tom Berridge.

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