The winter landscape in Senja combines the best of Lyngen and Lofoten. For many years, the picturesque fjords and alpine peaks were largely explored by summer hikers. Now you can hear the distinctive sound of ski boots stepping into bindings well into May.
The alpine mountains in Senja offer plenty of opportunities for those who know where to look for good snow and skiing. When you go on a ski touring adventure with a certified guide, he or she will take you on a safe trip based on your level, the prevailing weather and wind conditions and the avalanche risk. Most of the popular mountains for skiing in Senja – such as Husfjellet and Keipen – overlook one of the beautiful fjords in the north of the island. Anyone who heads up to summits like these on skis will be rewarded with spectacular fjord views and a wonderful descent.
Safety on ski touring adventures
In unstable conditions, ski touring can be extremely dangerous. To the untrained eye, it’s hard to know whether what you are doing right is safe or not. If you are unsure of your abilities in an unfamiliar terrain, we recommend hiring a certified guide. If you want to go on a ski touring adventure with some friends, the industry standard is six guests per guide. If you are wondering about what sort of equipment to bring, see the gear checklist for ski touring in this article.
Always be aware of the weather forecast and conditions in the area for your trip. Keep yourself updated at varsom.no
Why should you go on a ski holiday to Senja?
Senja is a place that offers variety for skiers. You will find peaks that are barely 1,000 m high and in many cases it’s possible to ski up and down two mountains on the same day if you wish. In years gone by, getting to Senja in the winter was quite challenging. However, the new full-year ferry route to Senja departs less than an hour’s drive from Tromsø airport. If you add the local culture and incredibly beautiful landscape, you are ready for a ski holiday to brag about for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Do I need to be physically fit to go ski touring in Senja? You don’t need to be an elite athlete to go ski touring but it’s no secret that you will get more out of your day if you are used to physical activity. Many guides train specifically for the ski season to ensure they are ready for many long days in the mountains.
- How demanding is the skiing in Senja? As the terrain offers so much variety, you will find routes to suit everyone from beginners to professionals.
- What about accommodation? You can find various accommodation options on our website.
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