ARCTIC NORWAY
SKI TOUR EXPEDITION

Ski touring & ski mountaineering in the magic islands – Lofoten Norway.

Big peaks dropping dramatically into the ocean, deep fjords and endless terrain.  Everything from easy descents to steep couloir skiing… this is Norways Lofoten Islands!

The Lofoten islands are located in Northern Norway and lie within the Arctic Circle. This is a vast coastal area located in the Norweigian Sea with jagged granite mountains providing endless opportunities for ski mountaineering and ski touring. If you are seeking an unforgettable nature exerience Lofoten is for you. The beauty of Lofoten is staggering.

The skiing terrain in Lofoten ranges from summit to sea ski descents, steep couloir skiing, and open birch forest skiing. There is something in Lofoten for everyone.

 

LOCATION

Lofoten, Norway

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Note that this itinerary is a sample only. Your final itinerary is subject to weather and other conditions.

Day 1

Sunday evening- Arrive Harstead airport. We will pick you up and drive 2 hours to Svolvaer. We will have  a welcome dinner and talk about the plan for the week.

Day 2 – 7

Monday to Saturday. 6 days of skiing and eploring the Lofoten mountains. The skiing locations are accessed by a short drive from our accomodation in Svolvaer (anything thing from 10 to 60 minutes drive from our accomodation). Throughout the week we will explore the spectacuar mountains and skiing terrain of the Lofoten Islands. From most locations you can see the ocean below you while you ski!

Day 8

Sunday morning we drive you back to Harstad after a n incredible adventure and great memories of skiing the Lofoten Islands.

ARCTIC NORWAY SKI TOUR EXPEDITION

1 to 4 people
7 days
POA
April

INCLUSIONS

  • Guide fees
  • Accomodation
  • Meals
  • Transport

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal equipment & clothing
  • Ski touring skis & boot hire
  • Personal avalanche equipment (shovel, transceiver, probe)
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages

TRIP NOTES

Experience required

This trip is for people with previous ski touring experience. You should be an intermediate to advanced skier and able to comfortably ski offpiste. You need a good level of fitness so you can comfratbly travel up hill on your skis.

Clothing & equipment

Skiing & climbing in the New Zealand mountains requires that you have high quality equipment and clothing due to the extremes of weather we experience. Please ensure you look carefully at our equipment checklist. At the start of the trip your guide will go through your equipment and make sure that you have everything that you need for the trip. Please organise to have your extra equipment stored at your accomodation for the duration of the trip.

It is important that you keep as close as possible to the equipment checklist. The focus is on ensuring that you have the equipment you need, but also on keeping your pack as light as possible. If your guide is meeting you at your accomodation for the start of the trip it would be helpful if you have all your equipment and clothing organised and laid out in a logical fashion so they can check that everyone has the right equipment and clothing for the trip.

Ski touring equipment and split boards can be hired from Small Planet Outdoors, 17 Shotover St, Queenstown. For snowboarders Queenstown Mountain Guides rents snow shoes for $25 per day that can be used as an alternative to a split board setup.

Accomodation during the trip

We will stay in traditional Norwegian fishermans cabins right on the waterfront.

Daily trip logistics

Ski touring and ski mountaineering locations will be accessed by a short drive from our accomodation in Svolvaer. There is a great road system allowing easy access to a rang of different ski tours.

Guide to participant ratios

The maximum guide to participant ratio that we ski guide in Norway is 1 guide to 4 participants. 

Man in green jacket standing in skis
Mountain hut
Digging into snow
Man skiing by rocky mountain