An UIagm/Ifmga certified guide service for

Skiing and climbing around tromsø

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


From late October until the end of May, or throughout the year if you prefer and condition allow, we offer tailor made ski touring around Tromsø to small private groups. Our aim is to deliver the best possible skiing on any given day. The classic peaks can sometimes feel crowded and on those days we happily head off the beaten track. The day rate in high season is 4500 NOK for 1-2 people and thereafter an additional 500 NOK per person. Maximum group size is 6 skiers. Please contact us for low season offers.




The best known, and by far the longest, climb here is the iconic 18 km Ersfjordtraverse. It 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 of grade 5/6. 



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


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 1+2 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. Usually we have a lot of fun and get to ski nice snow. No previous avalanche knowledge is required. There is a maximum of 6 students per group. Discount for students and members of the local climbing club TKK. Price 2600/2300,-  Dates 2023: January 28-29, February 25-26. Inquiry and booking:

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. As for the Basic Course, there is a maximum of 6 students per group. There is a homework part and two days of field training around Tromsø. Discount for students and members of the climbing club TKK. Price: 2600,- Dates: Due to paternal leave early winter, this course is not run 2023. Minimum 4 participants. Inquiry and booking:


We offer guided trips to the spectacular "roof of Northern Norway" for small groups with a maximum of 4 people. This is to ensure good communications, quality and safety for our clients. Jiehkkevarri is situated in the south western part of the Lyngen Alps, about 1 h 20 minutes drive from Tromsø.  The season is usually from mid April until the end of May. This is a truly fantastic, but also lang and demanding ski tour, with 1900-2250 meters of ascent depending on route choice. It require that you have been on plenty of ski tours during the season. Also that you are comfortable on steep slopes on variable snow, both uphill and downhill and that we find stable snow conditions. Price: 6500 NOK for 1 person and thereafter 500NOK per additional person.  To make a reservation or to get more details, please contact:


A 3 day course. Dates to be announced.

This is a basic rock climbing course. For those who dream of Stetind or Ersfjordtraversen, this is an excellent start to your journey. You'll learn about climbing on natural gear, gear placements, belays and how to work together as a team. And, as important, how to safely descend steep walls on rappell. The course is held on Kvaløya. There's a maximum of 4 students per instructor to ensure good communication, learning environment an safety. Participants will have to organize their own transportation but we will off course assist if we can. Minimum age is 16. Prerequisite: Brattkort. Time: A minimum of 5 hours practice per day + transportation. Gear: You need a harness, climbing shoes and a rope. Price:  



A 2 day course held May 23/24, June 6/7 and June 13/14

This is a basic climbing course on bolted routes. It's aimed at climbers with some indoor climbing experience, wishing to take their climbing out on to the rocks. You'll learn a lot about safety outdoors, how to avoid and get out of potentially dangerous situations on the rock. You get to lead climb, put up top ropes and rappel. A part of the course is dedicated to technic and becoming a better climber. The course is held on Kvaløya. There is a maximum of 4 students per instructor to ensure good communication, flow and safety. Participants organize their own transportation but we are happy to help out if we can. Minimum age is 18. Prerequisite: "Brattkort" or similiar. Time: Minimum 5 hours of practical training + transportation. Gear: You need harness, belay device, shoes and a helmet. Price: 1750,-



Together with partners in Ireland we have developed popular 3D maps of Kvaløya and Lyngen. The sizes are 65x65 cm and 65x53 cm respectively. The price is 2500,- including the frame. 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 and feel free to send us an email to make a reservation.

About us

Tromso Mountain Guides

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


I'm the founder of TMG and have spent the nearly 30 years on steep walls, rocky ridges and snowy mountains around the world.  I came to Tromsø in 2010 to have a look and have remained here. Now I'm a proud father of a two and living happily 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 share my passion with my clients. Successful expeditions to Himalaya, Karakoram, Greenland and Patagonia. Sport climbing up to 8a+ and traditional climbing up to 7c+. Ersfjordtraversen in 6 hours including the main summits.


Thomas is one of the most accomplished climbers in Norway and under training with Nortind to become a fully certified IFMGA guide. He first came to Tromsø in 2005 and his strong passion for the mountains has only grown since. He now lives here with his two kids and wife. With a back ground 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 expeditions to Patagonia, Peru and Caucasus. Sport climbing up to 8b, traditional climbing up to 8a+. Free ascent of El Cap. No less that 6 free ascents on Store Blåmann. Strandåtindtraversen in 1h:58m.

Whats's IFMGA?

International Federation of Mountain Guides. Founded in 1956 in the Alps, it's the umbrella association for more than 20 countrys around the world, representing almost 6000 mountain guides. It's also a mandatory certification to legally work in the high mountain in the Alps.


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