- Planning an expedition to the end of the world
- The spectacular scenery of the Lyngen peninsula
- Why the Lyngen Alps dominate the Nordic ski scene
- The perks of exploring the peninsula and surrounding islands by boat
- A short history of Varuna—the state-of-the-art sailboat built for Arctic expeditions
- Meeting Varuna’s gallant crew and its seasoned skipper
In the northernmost reaches of Norway, well beyond the Arctic Circle, lies the alpine paradise of the Lyngen Alps. With over 140 glaciers, acres upon acres of virgin powder, and an engaging blend of gentle bowls and bone-chilling couloirs, this undisturbed backcountry is well worth the voyage.
Although reachable by road and air, the true majesty of this Nordic haven is accessed by sailboat. See a particularly inviting couloir, untouched and covered with pristine powder? You’ll be shredding it in no time. The snowpack on an island seems shifty? Just hop onto your boat and on to the next one. The sense of unbridled freedom when sailing along the Lyngen mountains is unlike any other.
This unique experience is the brainchild of Vartan, an entrepreneur-turned-globetrotter who knows what it’s like to venture into uncharted waters. Inspired by a life-changing sailing trip across the Atlantic, he decided to fully dedicate himself to his passions. Pairing up with world-class skipper Lionel Lemonchois, he’s built a team equipped to carry out unique skiing and sailing trips in the Arctic mountains.
If you want to know what it’s like to descend spectacular slopes in the remotest corners of the Earth, check out this free webinar and find out!
Once the head of a successful finance company, Vartan Ibranyan now uses his logistical expertise to organize outdoor adventures all around the world. Following a life-changing sailing trip across the Atlantic, Vartan decided to dedicate himself to bringing outdoors experiences to fellow adventurers. He now spends most of his time doing endurance sports, skiing, sailing and prepping his boat for journeys to come!