An Ifmga guide service for

Skiing and climbing around tromsø

Very welcome.  We are a small local company with IFMGA guides. Tromsø Mountain Guides offers guided tours on snow, ice and rock. Our aim is to give our clients an unforgettable, fun and safe mountain experience with focus on flow and learning. And, when conditions allow, help you expand your comfort zone.

We really appreciate to have a dialog with our clients before making a reservation. For that reason it's not possible to book a tour in a webshop with us. Rather, please send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Ski Touring - Ski de Randonée - Ski touren

Join us ski touring above the arctic sea between October and May. Each group will have their own private guide. With Tromsø city as our base we reach literally hundreds of peaks within 30 minutes of driving. Kvaløya and the peaks on Tromsø mainland are our most frequented but the southern part of the Lyngenalps, and the mighty peaks around Jiehkkevárri, are only 75 minutes away. Our goal is to find the best possible skiing and mountain experience given the conditions and expectations of our group. All levels are welcome. Families, beginners and experienced alike. Also film and photo productions. If the classic peaks feel crowded we happily head off the beaten track. The day rate in high season is 5000 NOK for 1 person, and thereafter an additional 500 NOK per person. The maximum group size is 6 skiers. A normal ski day is up to 8 hours and within 1 hour of driving. Other rates apply for Jiehkkevárri and its big surrounding peaks. We really look forward to ski with you. Please contact us for low season offers during early winter.


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Summer Activities

Soria Moria Traversen


The islands of Kvaløya and Vengsøya are home to two of of the finest moderate ridge traverses anywhere in the world. The one on Kvaløya goes under the name of Soria Moria and the other simply as Vengsøytraversen. They are both around 5-7 hour tours, mainly hiking with some exposed parts, and a bit of scrambling. Seasoned mountain people will most likely be comfortable doing the tours without the use of a rope when it's dry. We limit the group size to a maximum of 4 clients on these tours. The guide is carrying some safety equipment in case its needed or conditions are not optimal. From 1500Nok/person




The best known, and by far the longest, climb here is the iconic 18 km Ersfjordtraverse. It roughly around 3000 vertical meters and takes anything from 1-3 days to complete, depending on ambition and level. It can also be split it into 3 separate day climbs. Tromsø's most difficult, and therefore popular, peak to reach is Blåskredtinden 785m. It is a very scenic day climb with a difficulty of grade 3/4 just below the summit. We also have world class traditional climbing on Hollenderan for the experienced climber. Most routes here are around 250 meters long and at a difficulty between 5 and 7.


Tromsø offers scenic rock climbing right by the ocean. This is an activity that is actually well suited for all levels, including families. We will take care of the safety, the ropes and all the the gear needed. There is even a lovely beach near by for a refreshing dip after the climbing! From 1250,-/person


Together with partners in Ireland we have developed popular 3D maps of Kvaløya and Lyngen. The sizes are 65x65 cm and 53x65 cm respectively. The price is 2600,- including the frame and VAT. This is an ongoing project that will include other areas such as Senja, Narvik, Harstad and Lofoten in the future. Check out our Instagram account for more photos. Get in touch via to make a reservation or just make an appointment to see the maps in real life.

About us

Tromso Mountain Guides

Who we are, what we like and what we have done.

Magnus Eriksson

Hi. I'm the founder of TMG and have spent more than 30 years on steep walls, rocky ridges and snowy mountains around the world. Time flies. I came to Tromsø in 2010 to have a look and have stayed. Now I'm a proud father of two and living with my wife Cecilie on Tromsø island. I started teaching rock climbing 20 years ago and has worked as a full time mountain guide in Norway and the Alps since 2013. I'm still as motivated as ever to go out climbing and skiing for my own pleasure or to share my passion with my clients. Successful expeditions to Himalaya, Karakoram, Greenland and Patagonia. Sport climbing and new routes up to around 8b and first descents in Lyngen. The true Ersfjordtraverse in 6 hours.

Thomas Meling

Thomas is one of the most accomplished climbers in Norway and an IFMGA guide trained through Nortind. He first came to Tromsø in 2004 and his strong passion for the mountains has only grown since. He now lives here with his wife and two kids. With a background in law from the university and many years as a rope access instructor with AAK, he's well prepared for the responsibilities of a mountain guide. Thomas has climbed extensively around the world with successful climbing expeditions to Patagonia, Peru and a ski expedition to Tien Shan. Sport climbing up to 8b and traditional climbing up to 8a+. Free ascent of El Cap and no less than 6 free ascents on Store Blåmann. 

Whats's IFMGA?

International Federation of Mountain Guides. Founded in 1956 in the Alps, it's the umbrella association for more than 20 countries around the world, representing almost 7000 mountain guides. UIAGM is the french abbreviation and IVBV is the german. It's a mandatory certification, and minimum requirement, to legally work in the high mountain in the Alps. The training program is extensive and takes 3-4 years. After 2 years it's possible to attain Aspirant status and start working in the Alps. We belive it's a sound and natural requirement when taking on responsibility for others in a potentially high risk environment. It's however not required in Norway. Make sure to ask your guide service if their guides are actually certified.


We really want our guests to be happy. This is what some of them say about us on our Facebook page.

Trevor Jones

"Great experience with Magnus from Tromso Mountain Guides with 2 days Ice Climbing. Excellent guide, very friendly, knowledgable and super experienced. Always felt totally safe, learnt lots and thoroughly recommend to others."

Alexander Christian

"Magnus is an awesome guide, we had such a great ski tour with him! He found us untracked terrain that was well suited to our skiing ability and also delivered thrilling descents!"

Hanne Cecilie Wither-Larsen

"Fantastisk tur arrangert av Magnus. Topp utsikt hele veien og fantastisk nedkjøring!"

Avalanche Course

Join one of our popular courses and "know before you go". These are primarily held in English but will also give you a good understanding of common Norwegian avalanche vocabulary. We are also happy to arrange any course on request for you and your friends.

Basic Avalanche Course

This 2,5 day course will cover the basics of avalanche hazard awareness, companion rescue, terrain management, stability assessment and navigation. There is a homework part for preparation and two field days around Tromsø. The homework is sent out a week before the course. Usually we have a lot of fun and get to ski nice snow. No previous avalanche knowledge is required but you need to have basic ski touring experience. There is a maximum of 6 students per group. Price 2600,- for weekend courses and 2200,- on weekdays. Dates 2024: January 27/28 (FULL), February 3/4 (FULL), February 8/9 (FULL) and February 24/25. Inquiry and booking, please get in touch at:

Avalanche Course Level 2

This is the next step. We will look deep into the complexity of the ever changing snow pack, the human factor, terrain management and practice advanced companion rescue. The course requires a few years of back country touring experience and basic avalanche skills, including map reading and steepness assessment. On this course there is a maximum of 4 students per group. There is a homework part and two days of field training around Tromsø. Price: 3000,- Dates 2024: On request.  Inquiry and booking:


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