DAY TRIP STEINDALSBREEN
The glacier hiking takes place in the world-renowned Lyngen Alps – a majestic chain of steep, high mountains surrounded by fjords. You need no previous glacier walking or hiking skills to participate.
An introduction to glacier walking with special focus on saftey will be given before the activity begins. Our experienced guides will accompany you on the spectacular Steindalen Glacier.
We start off wih a 2-3 hour hike up to the glacier. When we enter the glacier, you will walk in a rope team, meaning that for your safety you will be connected to each other by a long rope. You will wear helmets, ice axes and crampons attached to your boots. During this exciting tour you will gain an insight into the fascinating Sami and Kven cultures and the area’s unique geology.
The tempo and routes will be adjusted according to your previous skills and fitness. However to participate on a hiking trip of this length you must be in normal physical condition.
If you are unable to arrange your own transport, we can provide transfers from the Tromsø area. This must be booked well in advance. Details concerning price and meeting point are available on request.
- A meal
- All glacier walking equipment
- English-speaking guide providing insturctions and insight into the glacier
- Clothing and hiking boots
- Small backpack
SEASON: June – September
DURATION: 9 hours
PRICE: NOK 1965 (children age 7-15 years 50% discount)
BOOKING: contact us here
OVERNIGHT GLACIER EXPERIENCE
We will take you in to some of the most incredible scenery in the Lyngen area, where we will camp outdoors and walk on a glacier. A trip for you looking for something out of the ordinary, without having too much experience with alpine adventures.The overnight glacier experience – will take you in to some of the most incredible scenery in the Lyngen area. Your guide for this experience will be a local experienced guide.
Day 1: Lyngsdalen or Vuošvággi is a valley well used by the locals in the summertime. The reason for it becomes obvious when we start to find our way along a winding path, towards our goal – Sydbreen. Steep, grasscovered mountainsides follow us the whole way, as well as the rapid currents of the Lyngsdalselva/Vuošváhjohka- river coming of the glaciers at the top of the valley.
Once we reach the riverbed the valley opens up and reveals the tallest mountainmassif in Lyngen, with Jiehkkevárri reaching as high as 1834 meters above sealevel.
At this place, under the 3 glaciers that nestle amongst these mountains, we find our restingplace for the night.
Day 2: We start the day with coffee and a large breakfast by the campsite. After eating we go through the equipment needed for going onto the glacier and how to use it. We will have a short discussion on expectations for the day and possible challenges, which is a good way to get to know eachother a little better. Once we have geared up, we head for the glacier and the unique world of the blue ice. Depending on weather and physical condition of the group, we spend a few hours exploring the landscape of the glacier. When coming back to the camp we have a warm lunch and pack up, before heading back to civilisation.
Season: from the beginning of July to the end of September, weather depending
We will provide:
• All meals, coffee and tea
• All technical equipment to go on the glacier
• Campinggear for an overnight stay
• English-speaking guide
We recommend that you bring:
• Suitable clothes for hiking and warm clothes for when we go on the glacier
• Extra set of base layer
• Hiking boots
• Backpack and large waterbottle
Suitable for: The duration of this trip will be more than 24 hours, so participants should be in good physical condition and have some experience with longer hikingtrips to take part in the trip. Not suitable for children under the age of 7.
Participants: Min 2/Max 10 persons
Price: 2995 NOK per person
Meeting time and place:At 15:00 outside Lyngen Outdoor Experience, Hovedveien 26, Furuflaten. Unless another time is agreed upon.
If you are unable to arrange your own transportation to Lyngen, we can provide transfers from the Tromsø area. This must be booked well in advance.
Details concerning price for transportation and meeting point are available on request.
BOOKING: Contact us here