Guided Skitouring Arnøya & Kågen 


Guided ski tours on Kågen and Arnøya - two islands full of ski terrain and pure summit-to-sea skiing. These islands continue to be my absolute favourite spot, even after guiding there for over 10 seasons. Mountains, glaciers and ocean - it’s just a unique place. Some terrain gets rarely skied because only a few people know the place well. I have explored Arnøya since 2012, pioneering the island for ski touring. Year for year I come back - the summit-to-sea skiing, lovely accommodation and local food are a combination that also makes many of my guests come here repeatedly.

Compared to more popular places in Northern Norway (e.g., Lyngen or Lofoten),  Arnøya has wide open slopes and bushes or trees are almost completely absent. Combined with a relatively snow-rich climate, Arnøya allows for skiing from summits right to the coast line well into May. Summits range from 600 m to 1170 m, with countless ski options on all aspects. Arnøyhøgda (1168 m) is among the most rewarding summits to climb and ski, while the smaller peaks with straight runs to the sea are guest favourites for skiing. Here, we often do several laps where the skiing is best. The neighboring island of Kågen has a more alpine feel, with glaciers, steep slopes and terrain for all skill levels, culmulating in the great Store Kågtinden (1228 m). 


Accommodation 

We are based on the island of Arnøya. Accommodation is at >>Lauksletta Overnatting, with cosy rooms and excellent, abundent food. With several peaks behind the house, there are several tours starting ski directly from the house. Warm wafles, cake and coffe/tea await us each day after returning from skiing.

Logistics 

The tours runs 6 days, Sunday to Saturday. There are several ways to get to Arnøya. One is driving, which takes about 4 hours. Faster, and more convenient, is the speedboat from Tromsø to Skjervøy. I meet either in Tromsø or Skjervøy and take you to the accommodation when you arrive. The boat leaves 14:30 in Tromsø and arrives at 16:40 in Skjervøy. On Saturday, we take the Hurtigruten boat back, which leaves at 16:45 in Skjervøy and arrives at 23:45 in Tromsø (2024 schedule - 2025 times might differ and times will be updated here when available). This allows us to ski on the last day. Prices for boat tickets are included in the package price. Other days of the week are possible on request.
Once in Lauksletta, driving times are short (with some tours requiring no driving at all). The more alpine island of Kågen as well as the town of Skjervøy are all connected by a ferry quickly reached from Lauksletta.

Group size and skill level

The package is designed for small groups. The minimum group size is 1 and the maximum is 5. Contact me if your group is bigger and we find a solution. The varied terrain on Arnøya and Kågen is suited for a wide range of skill levels, but the ability to securely ski off piste is essential. Basic skills in doing kick-turns is recommended, though I will coach you if you are not secure turning in steeper terrain. Most days involve tours with between 900 m and 1100 m vertical, but more more or less are possible depending on weather and group skills.

Prices and what is / is not included

NOK 25,000 (ca. EUR 2150) per person for a group of 3 or more.

Private guiding
  • 2 persons: NOK 30,000 (ca. EUR 2600)
  • 1 person private guiding: NOK 46,500 (approx. EUR 4050).

What’s included:

  • 6 days ski guiding with an ACMG ski guide who has pioneered this island for ski touring.
  • 6 nights accommodation and food on full board basis (incl. packed lunch) at Lauksletta Overnatting.
  • All transport from Tromsø and on Arnøya and Kågen 

What’s not included: 

  • Travel to and from Tromsø.
  • Transfer to and from Tromsø speed boat terminal  
  • Meals in Tromsø 
  • Alcoholic drinks (best purchased on the way at duty free).
  • Ski touring equipment. If you have any equipment requirements get in touch
  • Insurance for cancellation, rescue, and medical expenses

Dates 2025 

  • March 30 - April 5 
  • April 27 - May 3
  • May 4 - May 10

Other dates and trip durations are possible on request! 

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