Backcountry Skiing in the Arctic

Vast expanses of ice sheets as far as the eye can see, raw and remote natural beauty, snowy scenery that doesn't exist anywhere else on earth. The Arctic has all of these, and backcountry skiing is one of the best and most unique ways to experience these al.

From skiing on beautiful snowy expanses that stretch out in to the horizon, to watching the sun set over the icy and pristine ocean water, The Arctic is one of the most special places on earth to undertake ski touring. This remote and isolated area provides endless room for backcountry skiing, and taking the time to explore this great frontier will provide you with fascinating and timeless memories. Take a pick from our selection of backcountry skiing trips in The Arctic. It’ll be a once in a lifetime experience!

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Arctic

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.


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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

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Arctic:

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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