This trip fits everyone who has some experience in the backcountry and is eager to discover the wonders of Lyngen Alps. This spectacular alpine terrain elevating over 1400 m right from sea level does not leave room for disappointment. Whether you look for breath-taking scenery, memorable powder lanes or sharing a sailing adventure with like-minded outdoors enthusiasts, MarineWide will provide that experience for you.
At 12:00 we will meet in front of Scandic Ishavshotel and we will walk on board. Since winter in Tromsø is particularly frosty, warm soup and warm coffee for a warm welcome will be waiting for you in the boat. There will be time for everyone to settle in and distribute their luggage in the different cabins and storage compartments before a short Safety Briefing. We will set sail accompanied by the colours of the sunset, on the first leg of the journey to Lyngenfjord. There, we will meet our mountain guide (optional) and, after a short introduction and planning of the following day’s trip, we will have dinner before bedtime.
At 7:00 we rise to have breakfast together and discuss the day’s plan. The first contact with Lyngen must always be taken with great caution. The unpredictable weather conditions, the changeable snowpack and the endless possibilities all need to be considered when choosing our first tour. It is a must for us, to introduce you safely to the magic of this unsurpassed alpine area. Therefore, we highly recommend you hire our mountain guide to have the extra safety considerations when exploring Lyngen for the first time. We can offer you a wide range of mountain trips, varying in length between 4 and 8 hours, and it´s up to you how long you want to be out there each day. The boat will be waiting with warm coffee and biscuits upon your return from the chilly mountain. Dinner is served around 17:00, but a different time can always be arranged.
After the first experience in Lyngen, one always wants to go bigger, so this is your opportunity to be creative with your tour. Together with our mountain guide, we will give you suggestions of the different places to explore safely. If you require additional assistance, it is also possible for one of the crew members to join you. Take your time in the mountains to fully enjoy the remoteness and the uniqueness of the terrain you will be treading on. This is happening for real, and we will be there to remind you to stop and look around to embrace it. After an exhausting but mind-blowing day in the outdoors, a special dinner will be served to conclude our mountain experience. Then, time to rest and dream while the boat rocks you to sleep and the wind howls outside.
We wake up early to make the best out of the day and enjoy the views of the mountains and the sea on our way back to Tromsø. We will head back predominantly by sail, but time constraints might require us to use the engine to return to the harbour no later than 14:00. The journey ends at Tromsø Harbour, with plenty of time to catch your flight back home.
Ordinary alpine/backcountry equipment is required for this trip, that is avalanche-/ski backpack with beacon, probe and shovel, and alpine/backcountry skis with skins and ski crampons. Avalanche backpacks can possibly be hired through us and ski equipment can be rented through our partners. In good time before departure we will send you a detailed recommended packing list for this trip.
We provide hand sanitizer (Antibac) onboard.
We have face masks available for all our guests.
We only interact with our guests and the guide during our tours.
We clean and disinfect the cabins after each tour.
We keep an eye out for new COVID-19 regulations provided by the government.
Each passenger will be required to sign a client contract/waiver regarding liability on board and in the mountains.
Dario has 30 years of experience as a professional International ski & mountain guide IFMGA and a passion for snow. What´s more, he worked as avalanche forecaster for the Swiss Snow and Avalanche Institut, in Davos.
He is also a qualified canyoning and river-rafting guide, skipper, diver, para and hang-gliding pilot. During his broad training in outdoor activities, he studied geography and specialised in climatology.
Since 2000, he is the leader of “TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition“ and, together with his wife Sabine, they have climbed the highest peak of each continent, using only human power and nature’s force.
TOPtoTOP’s current purpose is to “Save the Arctic” and his guiding fees go directly to that non-profit cause.
For more information about Dario and his guiding fees, please contact us.