When you plan ski mountaineering holidays the first thing you need to think about is your safety.
The best way to ensure you will make the most of your holidays and stay safe is to join experienced local guides. With that in mind, below is a list of certified guides based in the Tromsø area. We highly recommend their services to all our guests.
Internationally approved guides with certification from the IFMGA / IVBV (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations)
Most Norwegian guides have certification from NORTIND - NORSKE TINDEVEILEDERE
Norske Tindeveiledere is the only Norwegian representative of the IFMGA/IVBV. NORTIND certifies mountain guides with the IFMGA's international standards and is responsible for organizing, educating, and refreshing the skills of mountain guides in Norway.
Tromsø Ski Guides, Lena Dahl
Lena is IFMGA/UIAGM/IVBV mountain guide who offers guided ski touring trips in the mountains of Tromsø.
ski holidays, ski weeks, mountain lodge, avalanche safety courses, ice climbing activities, day tours customised for private groups at all times of the year
Bergbjørn Fjellservice, Tore Bergbjørn
ski guiding, alpine climbing, avalanche courses and mountain cycling in Bodø area.
Lyngen Guide, Mikal Nerberg
ski guiding mostly in the Lyngen Alps
ski guiding in the Lyngen Alps and islands along the Troms coast
six-day ski holiday packages, ski touring in the Lyngen Alps, Lofoten islands, and on Svalbard from land and from the sea
a luxury boutique lodge, providing a one stop destination for ultimate Arctic experience offering full board ensuite facilities, world class cuisine and a variety of activities led by in house mountain & activity guides. Located in Kåfjord area.
TOPtoTOP Expedition, Dario Schwoerer
qualified IFMGA ski- and mountain-guide, qualified canyoning- and river-rafting guide, qualified ski- and sailing instructor, skipper, diver, para- and hang-gliding pilot, avalanche forecaster, mountain rescuer, environmental- and natural scientist, expedition leader based in Lyngseidet.
”TOPtoTOP Expedition" as a nonprofit foundation supports especially environmental scientists and activists who share the goal to protect the Arctic.
Local guides without IFMGA/IVBV
Senja Lodge Bent Vidar Eilertsen - Guiding on Senja - Has started NORTIND training, but not completed.
alpine climbing, ski mountaineering, ice climbing, avalanche training, holiday packages: off piste ski week, ice climbing weekend, alpine week
Peter Schön – Avalanche consulting and training
Canadian Avalanche Association Level 3 (Applied Avalanche Risk Management) certification, ski guiding in Lyngen, Kåfjord and on the islands Kågen and Årnøya, avalanche safety courses
True North Adventures, Tim Vanhoutteghem
ski touring, kayaking and trekking in Tromsø / Lakselvbukt area.
Ski and sail holidays, skippered yacht charters
skiing and sailing adventures in Northern Norway in springtime in Lyngen, Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja regions
three- and four-day packages: skiing from summit to sea and sailing in the Lyngen Alps region with a sauna and spa on board
In the Tromsø area there are many easily-accessible and beautiful places where beginners can ski without any problems, however you should remember to always carry an avalanche beacon, shovel and probe when travelling in avalanche terrain and know how to use them. Back-country travel requires an acceptance of the risks involved (avalanches are not the only danger) and implies a willingness to take responsibility for educating oneself about these dangers and ways to mitigate them.