Going backcountry skiing in The Arctic is not something that most can say they have done, and even with advances in modern technology and easier access, it is still a rare activity to undertake. The sights and sounds you will encounter are not something you will see or hear anywhere else on earth, and some of the views and scenery on offer are absolutely breathtaking.
Below freezing for most of the year, with April averaging approximately -25 degrees celsius
How to get there
Depart from the far North of either Norway or Canada. Norwegian flights depart from Longyearbyen and land in Barneo
Best time to visit
April, as the weather is not too cold so as to be dangerous to human life, but not too warm to ruin skiing conditions either
Heading to The Arctic often involves setting off from somewhere off Norway’s northern archipelago, such as Longyearbyen, before heading off to an offshore base, so basing one selves in Norway beforehand is recommended. The weather conditions can turn quite extreme very quickly, including dangerous blizzards and strong winds, so both physical strength and mental fortitude are required to complete the trips. Temperatures are far below freezing, approximately -25 degrees celsius in April, so please pack all recommended gear so as to avoid dangerous exposure to the conditions
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