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Backcountry Skiing in Norway

Discover the haven for backcountry skiers that is Norway!

Explore mountains and fjords, all with gorgeous ocean views. Make thrilling descents to the shoreline or explore remote and frozen islands. Backcountry skiing takes you where hiking and regular transport cannot in this pristine Nordic country. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Backcountry Skiing trips in Norway. The mountains are calling!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Katharina Gstrein

5.00

May, 2022

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

Artur and his team were so nice! We had the best week ever. Very beautiful skitours, excellent guides and the food was amazing. Highly recommended!!!

Filip Houttekiet

5.00

May, 2022

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

Absolutely amazing guides and owner of the lodge. Highly recommendable!

Clovis Parmentier

5.00

April, 2022

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

Artur's ski center, the Lyngen Outdoor Center, is exceptionnal. Everything is perfectly organised and built to spend a perfect time, skiing everyday with great views. The guides are very trustworthy and know the tours very well, thus giving the clients perfect confidence and enabling them to enjoy the tours as much as possible.

Shona

4.00

April, 2022

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

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Christophe Thomas

5.00

April, 2022

All-inclusive outdoor winter sports week program in the Lyngen Alps

This week with my family was just...Amizing ! All the staff there was perfect and the place...no word ! We will be back !

Maxime Parmentier

5.00

April, 2022

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

Best trip ever, just came back from it. It's paradise and I miss it already!

JOSEP MASCARELL SOLÉ

4.00

April, 2022

Ski touring week in the Lofoten Islands, Norway (8 days)

Great week with an impresively expert mountain guide, Franco, from Pro-Rock Adventures, who managed the complicated wether conditions to bring us always to the right place in the right moment.

Matteo P.

5.00

March, 2022

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

Great tours and adventures! Amazing experience

Kate Simpson

4.00

March, 2022

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

Individual billing from explore share would help. LOC were great lots of flexibility fantastic team great sauna wonderful Location and my friends were lovely company too

Simon Gaudissart

5.00

February, 2022

Northern Lights ski touring in the Lyngen Alps

Very good trip, Fredrik takes you on a real adventure and is the perfect guide ! We recommend greatly !

Emanuel Kreidl

4.00

February, 2022

Northern Lights ski touring in the Lyngen Alps

We had a really great time with Fredrik you was very knowledgeable and helpful and also very flexible. We can definitely recommend going on tour with him. The only small citicism (which is really too strong a word here) is that it would be nice to receive more info planned tour in more detail beforehand, but most likely we would just have needed to ask more directly. Definitely a thumbs up from us!

Graeme Borthwick

5.00

March, 2020

Ski touring in the Narvik mountains single or multi-day trip

I completely missed this trip by one month due to my fault but exacerbated by your booking system. I must have filled in the booking form about 10 times before the dates were 'correct' and I was not being charged for more than one day. Every time I tried to make changes, the form refreshed and all the details had to be filled in again. These sorts of trips/events are not like booking train tickets. Most include a window of opportunity that is heavily influenced by weather events. Your communication flow requires a booking to be made and paid before there is any connection with the guide or discussion about suitable days etc. I realise that your company is a booking agency that is concerned about introducing two parties but missing out on the management fee however I feel the system requires a more nuanced approach.

Damien

5.00

February, 2020

Holidays in Northern Norway: ski touring in the Lyngen Alps

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Daniel Ruck

5.00

May, 2019

Ski touring in the Narvik mountains single or multi-day trip

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Tarmo Sibul

5.00

May, 2019

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

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Tanguy De Bock

5.00

May, 2019

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

Uloya is a trip of a lifetime. You find surreal beauty, natural elements at their chore where sea, mountains and skies confound, and shared passion from the hosts. Our guide Pavel was super professional and friendly. Artur, the main host loves to share his passion for nature, sport and good food. Explore Share was top class as they integrated our demand for an outdoor expedition very well and drafted out this incredible option very quickly. Easy access for follow up made us feel just good. Go for it.

Serge Dumont

5.00

May, 2019

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Bonjour Pauline et Fred, Je suis très heureux de prendre un moment aujourd’hui pour vous écrire. Le séjour au Finnmark été exceptionnel. Clément est un excellent guide. Très dévoué, soucieux de rendre l’expérience agréable, Clément est vraiment très talentueux et dévoué. Sa personnalité est agréable, il est à l’écoute de nos besoins et démontre, malgré son jeune âge, un haut niveau de compétences et de savoir-faire. Son enseignement sur recherche de victimes suite à une avalanche est de loin, la meilleure formation que j’ai reçue à ce jour. Les paysages du Finnmark sont exceptionnels, nous avons été particulièrement chanceux pour les conditions météorologiques. Nous avons vraiment eu le loisir d’admirer ces magnifiques paysages de montagnes entre ciel et mer. L’expérience de groupe a aussi été excellente, la chimie entre les participants-es a été fort agréable. Nous avons vraiment passé de bons moments ensemble.  Je vais très certainement voyager avec vous dans le futur, l’expérience a été extrêmement positive. Au plaisir de nouvelles aventures !!! Serge

Serge Dumont

5.00

April, 2019

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

La beauté des paysages est exceptionnelle. Up Ski & Mountain Guides offre un service et un encadrement remarquables. Les compétences et la qualité de travail du guide contribuent à rendre cette expérience inoubliable. Bravo à l'équipe !!!

Valentine Mercier

5.00

April, 2019

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Whow! Amazing trip in Finnmark, our guide Sylvain made the trip perfect, looking every day for the best snow conditions and beautiful itineraries! Arriving on ski after a crazy descent in powder to the water in lonesome fjords and getting home by boat as well as kayaking to the start of itinerary on a perfect sunny day are unbeatable! Sauna after a powder day, dog sledging and watching northern lights in the night make the trip even more unforgettable!

Romain le pemp

5.00

April, 2019

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

Whoua!!! Une superbe semaine ski de randonnée à Uloya et les environs avec Lyngen Outdoor Center ! Artur et son équipe nous ont super bien accueillis. En plus du ski de randonnée, on a essayé la pêche dans les fjords. Je recommande vivement si vous cherchez un spot tranquille avec une superbe vue pour vous évader pour du ski de randonnée!

Andrzej Kois

5.00

March, 2019

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

The best place ever for all ski-tour lowers! Superb place, superb and helpfull staff!!! Recommended to all!

Susanne Brenninkmeijer

5.00

March, 2019

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

We had a wonderful trip and were spoiled by all people over there, Artur was a great organizer and treated us like friends, Marcin was a perfect guide and always helpful and friendly, Pawel was the perfect cook who spoiled us with delicious food, Mike drove us everywhere and gave us always a save feeling, and also the other helping hands were all friendly and lovely. We hast a great time. Also the house was perfect for us and very nicely designed. The side program very good and also there the guides and staff friendly. Ding sledge touring was effectively too short for the price, but it was nevertheless beautiful. Snowscooters as well and the day on the water by boat a perfect break! So, all in whole a perfect holiday thanks to the professional and friendly staff!

Laura

5.00

March, 2019

Holidays in Northern Norway: ski touring in the Lyngen Alps

My sister and I did a day of ski touring in Narvik with Marius. It was such a great day. We left he Gratangen hotel at 9am and returned at 4pm. The mountain was only 15min from the hotel and was the perfect one day adventure. The snow quality was awesome, it was good weather and we had the entire mountain to ourselves. Marius tailored the trip to our ski level perfectly and was very patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend guided ski touring in Narvik with Marius!! :)

Jean Zurstrassen

5.00

March, 2019

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

This is just a unique place for a unique experience and a unique team. Artur made our stay amazing. The nature is so wonderful, we couldn't believe it. Great ski in this truly unspoiled nature. This is modern adventure at its best with a great confort. Thank!!

Jerome Favier

5.00

January, 2019

Northern Lights ski touring in the Lyngen Alps

Fredrik guided us to a very nice location around Lyngseidet for ski touring. We had a chance to see nothern lights during ascent !! He knows very well the Lyngen Alps region and the tour was well fitted to our expectations and ski skills. We definitely recommand to do ski tours with him. Lilie & Jerome

Bob Forster

5.00

May, 2018

Ski touring holidays in the Lyngen Alps, Norway

Guide was awesome.  Great terrain selection,  finding good snow and overall trip organization. Would definitely go with him in the future.

Sabine Zigan

5.00

May, 2018

Ski touring in the Narvik mountains single or multi-day trip

Fantastic and experienced guide! We highly recommend Marius and the area of Narvik!

Seb and Charlotte

5.00

April, 2018

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Ski touring in Finnmark was a wonderful experience with Explore and Share. On arriving, the Northern Lights set the stage for a week rich in adventures and explorations. Stunning decor of never ending fjords and beautiful snow conditions allowed us to ski up the mountains, reach summits, and slalom downhill in the most remote and peaceful places in Norway. The guides made sure we had a chance to be exposed to a variety of skiing domains, with changing landscapes and views. This meant we kayaked across a fjord in order to reach the start of the ski tour, and returned to have a brief swim in cold but pure water. Meeting at the restaurant-caffe place in the evening for dinner was a treat. The food was great and the warmth of the wooden built house typical of a skiing adventure trip. Seb& Charlotte

Arthur dM

5.00

April, 2018

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Super disponibilité et flexibilité des guides sur place pour satisfaire les envies du groupe et tirer un maximum du cadre exceptionnel! Guides très relax et très sympa. Logement simple et exceptionnel à la foi: une maison typique norvégienne au bord du fjord. Nous avions donné une liste d envies par mail avant le voyage. Elles ont toutes pu être réalisées. Les guides et nous mêmes avons pu planifier les extras (sauna, kayak, chien de traîneau, pêche...) parfois avec les locaux la veille en fonction des envies et des conditions. On sent donc qu’on est pas dans un grand tour opérateur avec des activités en chaînes  réglées selon un planning stricte mais bien dans quelque chose de très humain et très personnalisé. Si possible, la seule info qui pourrait être communiquée plus tôt et plus clairement est le budget à prévoir pour ces « extras ». (Rating 4,5/5)

Charles P.

5.00

April, 2018

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

We made a wonderful one-week ski touring trip in the fabulous area of Finnmark. In all the places where we skied, we were the only skiers, discovering every day different environment and landscape leaving us speechless.  We were guided by Sylvain and Mathieu. They were quite skilful, friendly and flexible. Skilful because they have very good knowledge about the different places/spots to go skiing (depending on the conditions). Friendly because we had fun with them and they mixed very naturally into our group of 7 friends. Flexible because they adapted the programme, on a daily basis, to the weather conditions as well as (especially) to our requests and expectations. This trip was beyond my expectations and I strongly recommend to make it.  It is important to be very clear to the guides about your expectations and your intentions so that they tailor-make the programme of the week as much as possible.

Robert van Nieuwkoop

4.00

April, 2018

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

I gave Fred one star because I booked him but never got the chance to ski with him. He booked 2 groups simultaneously and I was in the 'wrong' group. Also after 3 days he left the 'other' group to spend time with his family. Bottom line, if you book Fred, you have no idea if you'll actually get Fred. On the logistics side Fred is useless. E.g. although he would supply groceries, we ended up doing them ourselves and although he would reimburse he still hasn't done so. His replacement, Fabian, was a complete joke. E.g. 1. he said he only spoke French; 2. when asked about our transit back, he said he had no idea and suggested we check out the local bus. Skiing was subcontracted to local guides which were fine

Alban V.

4.00

April, 2018

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Un labyrinthe de fjords enneigés, des pistes immaculées donnant directement sur la mer... Le Finnmark est réellement un fantastique terrain de jeu pour le ski de rando, un paradis suspendu entre mer et ciel. Il y a très peu de skieurs et la nature est à couper le souffle. L'organisation pourrait être déplorable qu'il serait difficile de gâcher le voyage... Mais l'organisation n'est pas déplorable, au contraire: Fred et sa petite équipe mettent tout en oeuvre pour en faire non seulement une semaine de bon ski, mais aussi un temps convivial, spontané. Ils ont de bonnes relations sur place et sont flexibles, ce qui ajoute beaucoup à l'expérience. Je recommande chaudement!

Charles N.

4.00

April, 2018

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

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Charly W.

5.00

April, 2018

Ski touring on Uløya island, Lyngen Alps

Sublime experience ! Although the beauty had been well telegraphed by my predecessor friends, I was still astonished by the beauty of the pristine landscape and nature. Facing a slope covered in snow while being surrounded by fjords is the best combination of colors and drasticity at the same time. The local team headed by Artur is exceptionally efficient, always coordinated night and day, and very competent. The fact that Artur lives on site is particularly helpful.  A couple of notes to future visitors: (1) always go where Artur tells you (he knows where the good spots, finessed based on the local conditions), and (2) go with the boat and dingy, and start the ascent from the beach, at least once on your stay.  Our guide David Pellissier from Aosta was a great resource and companion: very safe, straight-shooter, and always tuned to the group's wishes and pace.

Charles Antoine Wauters

5.00

April, 2018

Guided ski touring in the Arctic, 1-week Skiing from a lodge in Uløya, Lyngen Fjord

Sublime experience ! Although the beauty had been well telegraphed by my predecessor friends, I was still astonished by the beauty of the pristine landscape and nature. Facing a slope covered in snow while being surrounded by fjords is the best combination of colors and drasticity at the same time. The local team headed by Artur is exceptionally efficient, always coordinated night and day, and very competent. The fact that Artur lives on site is particularly helpful.  A couple of notes to future visitors: (1) always go where Artur tells you (he knows where the good spots, finessed based on the local conditions), and (2) go with the boat and dingy, and start the ascent from the beach, at least once on your stay.  Our guide David Pellissier from Aosta was a great resource and companion: very safe, straight-shooter, and always tuned to the group's wishes and pace.

Guillaume Lebrun

5.00

March, 2018

Lyngen Alps 7-day guided ski tour from a lodge (Private guiding)

The trip was great even though snow conditions weren’t at their best (beautiful weather but very dry and icy).  - The guide's company clearly deserve a 10/10 for its services, accommodations and guiding. Everything was perfect and Jimmy is a great guide I clearly would recommend.  - Lyngen Alps is a must for ski touring or steep skiing (with appropriate snow conditions), and we enjoyed northern lights 3 nights out of 6. All together, we had a really wonderful time there.

Danielle

5.00

May, 2017

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

I was lucky enough to spend 8 days skiing with Fred in Finnmark in May of 2017. The conditions were unusually epic that year— it snowed almost every minute I was there, or so it felt. Even so, you still need quite a bit of expertise to find the right conditions (there's no reliable freeze thaw cycle when it's constantly snowing!) and Fred did not disappoint. It was almost like he was a magician, finding us the perfect snow every single day, even on days when the conditions were tricky. Most guides are good at finding snow, but what made Fred such an outstanding guide was his passion. You could tell that not only did he love to ski, but even moreso, he loved helping other people deepen their passion for skiing. He was so incredibly encouraging, and I definitely improved my technique and confidence tremendously over the course of the week. Add that to the beauty and wonder of Finnmark, the truly magical aspect of kayaking with skis, and it really was the perfect skiing holiday. Also, the food: delicious! I hope I can be lucky enough to ski with Fred again someday.

Anne-Mette

5.00

March, 2017

7-day Lofoten ski touring private program

Lofoten Ski Lodge is a pleasure for all senses and takes service to the next level. While other resorts or hotels have to mobilise a whole lot of service to make their guests feel comfortable, Seth and his crew have a unique way of creating a cozy atmosphere that makes you feel looked after and taken care of. Thank you for another great weekend!

Alexandre

5.00

June, 2016

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Mon plus beau trip à ski, de loin. Tout y est! Le voyage est fantastique comme notre cabane les pieds dans l'eau, l'apéro dans l'attente d'un soleil qui ne se couche jamais, les barbec des cabillauds pêchés par notre canne quelques minutes plus tôt dans le fjord, l'aventure en chiens de traîneaux, et surtout le ski de rando. On était les premiers à skier sur une île presque déserte, on a traversé le fjord en kayak pour aller descendre un couloir qui nous donnait l'impression de skier jusque dans la mer, on a profité de paysages extraordinaires. On n'a croisé personne. On s'est régalé dans la montée comme dans la descente. C'était fabuleux. Quelle aventure! Et le tout parfaitement organisé par Gauthier (d'Explore-share.com) et par Fred (notre guide). A faire et à refaire!

Idesbald

5.00

June, 2016

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Une semaine de fou … Fred nous a rappelé que le ski ne se limitait pas à un enchainement de pistes bleues ou noires. Au cours d’une semaine de rêve, il n’a eu cesse de nous faire part de son amour de la montagne et de la nature. Paysages indescriptibles, quiétude, plaisir de la rando, parcours inexplorés … et couloirs et autres pentes plus abruptes. Profitant de ces divers aspects, le non initié devra mordre sur sa chique à l’une ou l’autre reprises, le randonneur invétéré pourra parfaire ses connaissances et techniques, Fred prodiguant toujours le juste conseil. En fin de journée, retour au cabanon. Apéro, pêche, chien de traineau, gastronomie locale (il existe au moins deux bon plats !) ou barbecue au bord du Fjord … à une époque où le soleil ne s’y couche jamais. Le rêve, oui !

Gaelle

5.00

May, 2016

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Aller skier en Norvège était un grand rêve. Nous réalisons que ce n’est que le début d’une nouvelle aventure. Merci Fred. Depuis quelques années nous pratiquons plusieurs jours de ski de randonnée par an, soit à Verbier, soit en Maurienne. Mais nous n’avions pas encore fait le saut du voyage complet dans le Grand nord Norvégien. C’est en Maurienne que nous avons rencontré Fred et nous avons immédiatement su que notre rêve allait se réaliser. Pour être honnête, nous hésitions entre 2 voyages. Un séjour Voilier-ski de randonnée. Et le séjour de Fred de 9 jours : 6 jours ski de rando, 1 jour de kayak et 2 jours de chiens de traineau. Voici les éléments qui ont déterminé notre choix : (1) Fred nous proposait l’aventure dans le Grand Nord avec un encadrement professionnel,(2) Le confort dans un petit nid d’amour en bord de Fyord, (3) Une diversité d’approches de l’aventure avec kayak et chien de traineau, et (4) Un séjour intégré à la communauté locale norvégienne. Je pourrais vous détailler chacun de ses éléments, mais je préfère vous raconter 2 expériences vécues qui résumeront tout le bonheur passé la-bas. « J’ai dû m’arrêter tant j’étais submergée d’émotion » Après une belle ascension, où les paysages se dévoilent petit à petit, où les fjord montrent leur courbe, où les éclats de rire égayent l’équipe par leurs conversions acrobatiques, nous arrivons au sommet, prêts à descendre un magnifique couloir. Un couloir dont tout skieur rêve. Pourtant peu on eut cette chance. Je me lance. Le couloir est étroit mais pas trop, la neige est légère, les traces sont miennes, je rebondis régulièrement, je prends mon pied. Du coup je respire mieux et je lève la tête… Et là, j’ai dû m’arrêter tant j’étais submergée d’émotion. Oui le couloir est génial, oui la neige est bonne, mais ce n’est pas tout : le ciel est bleu, un fjord magistral s’offre à moi, la pente me semble infinie, je me sens en sécurité, mon amoureux m’attend en bas, la bonne humeur règne, les paysages sont grandioses. Bref, je suis au cœur d’une aventure magistrale. Je me suis alors arrêtée. Hors de question de gâcher ce moment parce que j’ai la tremblote… J’ai respiré quelques minutes et je suis repartie. J’ai savouré chacune de mes courbes, j’ai levé les yeux et j’ai continué à admirer la splendeur de la nature. La beauté, la fierté, la plénitude, l’humilité. Et une petite bière pour fêter la journée «  Nous avons crié de joie » On est parti sous le brouillard. On est arrivé au sommet sous le brouillard. On a gardé notre bonne humeur. La météo fait partie de l’aventure. On aime l’aventure comme ça aussi. La boussole à la main de Fred. Quelques relèvements de sécurités. On redescend prudemment. Et puis, en un instant, le brouillard se lève. Le ciel bleu. Les montagnes fascinantes. Un confluent de Fjord. Choc de couleurs : blanc, bleu, métal. Choc de perspectives. Etourdissement. Nous avons crié de joie. Comme des gamins. On a hurlé de ce bonheur puéril et pourtant si immense. Merci Fred pour ce moment. Nous voilà de retour de ce magnifique voyage. Nous pensions que ce serait l’aboutissement, l’aventure ultime. En fait c’est bien mieux que cela. Le virus ski de randonnée nous a piqué. Nous réalisons que le monde vient de s’agrandir pour nous. L’année prochaine la Suède ou le Japon, bien sûr en comptant sur les conseils de Explore & Share. Fabrizio et Gaëlle de Belgique

Charlotte

5.00

May, 2016

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Ce voyage est l'occasion de vivre une expérience unique entre copains, qui soude et crée des souvenirs à vie. Les activités, que ce soit la randonnée, le ski, le kayak ou les chiens de traîneaux, sont si prenantes que l'exaltation générale en résulte souvent. Les petits moments de pause sur un sommet ou sur le bord d'un fjord, ou les longues papotes pendant les ascensions sont des moments privilégiés entre amis. La montagne demande aussi d'être attentifs les uns aux autres, et même parfois de s'entraider. La beauté des paysages est telle que l'on s'émerveille à chaque moment, à chaque virage. On est entourés à 360 degrés de montagnes couvertes de neige et de fjords d'un bleu profond, à l'infini. Cela procure un sentiment de bout du monde car on ne croise pas grand monde sur son chemin, les petits villages de pêcheurs semblent s'être arrêtés et l'on aperçoit parfois l'océan qui mène au pôle nord. La beauté de ces panoramas inspire à la réflexion qu'on peut laisser foisonner en gravissant les sommets. Une expérience hors du temps et de nos réalités quotidiennes. Le ski est de grande qualité, et il y en a pour tous les goûts et tous les niveaux: petits couloirs étroits aux sommets, longues pentes de poudreuse, ski à travers les arbres. Le programme peut convenir à tous car il est modulable. Les journées sont longues et on a donc l'occasion de prévoir une dernière petite ascension pour les plus motivés. J'ai eu un sentiment de sécurité très élevé pendant le séjour grâce à la qualité du guide, Fred. L'exposition aux avalanches est faible.

Maxime

5.00

May, 2016

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

De loin le meilleur guide que je n'ai jamais eu: il est super sympa et paisible, tout en restant hyper attentif et disponible. Il est super professionnel, on voit qu'il a une connaissance technique de pointe car il évolue dans des environnements inconnus. La semaine dans le Finnmark a été un voyage au bout du monde: l'impression de se retrouver au milieu de nulle part, entre jour et nuit, à gravir des montagnes jamais fréquentées dans une nature sublime et des paysages soufflant, et de sentir poussière dans une étendue de neige et fjord interminable; c'est un sentiment unique de vivre l'aventure comme jamais. La diversité des activités: entre kayak, chien de traineaux, ski de rando sur des sommets splendides, passages en ski dans des forêts; tout est neuf, et rien n'est "touristique". Les chiens de traineaux étant un bon exemple: il s'agissait de chiens de compétition.

Benedicte

5.00

May, 2016

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

I strongly recommend this unique one-week experience, in an amazing surrounding (better than all I had imagined) and in harmony with the nature. This week allowed me to empty my head through sport and to feel living at 150%, discovering activities that I never did before like dogsledding and kayaking. I loved the adventure because this week was organized together with a group of amazing people, all there for doing sport. Fred is particularly relaxed and passionated. He knows very well the region and constantly shared with us his knowledge and his passion about the area. The way he welcomed us and the way he guided us allowed us to fully enjoy our week there, without being stressed.

Ashley

5.00

May, 2016

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Bien que pas si loin de notre plat pays, j'avais l'impression que nous étions au bout du monde. J'ai passé une semaine de rêve dans un paradis blanc. Quelle aventure ce voyage en Norvège. Fred nous a fait découvrir des coins reculés, des descentes comme je n'ai pas souvent pu en faire. Skier avec la mer de Barent à perte de vue; des fjords tout autour de moi et si proche au point de presque perdre des skis dedans; pas une maison en vue avec un calme comme il est rare de trouver de nos jours, c'était magistral. Fred nous a aussi concocté une après midi de tour en chien de traineau. On n'a pas été des plus efficaces mais que ce fut une belle expérience. Cette traversée en kayak sera l'apogée de ce voyage. Dire que j'attendais ca depuis pas mal de mois. Trop dément de faire du kayak avec nos ski dessus. J'en rêve encore. Mille mercis Fred pour ces vacances de rêve. A bientôt.

Eva

5.00

April, 2016

7-day Lofoten ski touring private program

Paradise on earth with friendliest personal ever and cute professional guides @northernalpineguides! Rock rock

Barbara

5.00

April, 2016

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

I had the best time skiing with Fred and a really great group of French ski tracking afficionados in Norway this week. It was my first time climbing up an average 800-1000m of mountain every day - VOW!!! Not always easy for a newcomer but thanks to the exceptional care of Fred and the encouragement of Oscar, who ended up as my personal trainer/guide, I did it - even with one ski slipping off at the peak one day!!! The landscape in Northern Norway is exceptional, out of our 7 days 6 were totally sunny, there was still plenty of snow, the contrast of the white mountains, the deep blue-turquoise fjords, kajaking along them and feeling like diving into them when coming down the peaks - all totally unique. A DEFINITE MUST GO for anybody who hasnt!!!

Tatyana

5.00

May, 2015

6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

I had an outstanding week of ski touring in Finnmark area of Norway with Fred. It was probably one of the best I have ever done and I have traveled to ski quite a bit. The scenery was unfailingly stunning, our guides always knew where the best runs with the best conditions were. And we had the whole place for ourself. No other skiers in sight. Just a lot of fun, great nature and company. Thanks a lot!

Laurent

4.00

April, 2014

Ski touring in the Lyngen Alps from a boat T (private)

Quentin is a great guide. I really learned a lot about the mountains when I ski touring with him. I felt safe all the time and also had great fun !


 

There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Norway

Norway is chock-full of incredibly beautiful scenery, to which a layer of magic and mystery is added with the winter snows. Backcountry skiing is an incredible way to explore the mountains, fjords and glaciers of this incredible country and see the kinds of things that are rarely found elsewhere.

 

Good to know:

Country Code:

+47

Best time to visit:

March to May

Language:

Norwegian, Sami

Currency:

Norwegian krone (NOK)

How do I get there:

Any trip to Norway likely begins with a flight into Oslo Airport (OSL). From here, you can take a connecting flight to anyone of the various regional airports throughout the country

What’s the weather like?

During the ski touring season, the weather in Norway varies depending on where you are. The west and south tend to be warmer and receive plenty of precipitation. Farther north it will be much colder and a bit drier, but there will still be plenty of snow

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Norway:

Norway is a veritable paradise for backcountry skiers. It has everything from incredible powder conditions, large remote tracts of backcountry and superb natural scenery. Best of all, there are no shortage of places to see and ski. Aside from the aforementioned locations, there are plenty that are easier to reach from foreign starting points as well as even more remote than those listed above. Svalbard is a perfect example of the latter. The small archipelago sits higher up that almost any other landmass and offer plentiful opportunities for intrepid backcountry skiers. Head to Spitzbergen for some incredible skiing by the sea and get the chance to see polar bears too. Just a few hours south of Oslo, Sogndal is home to plenty of picturesque scenery and great skiing. It’s also generally winner and lighter than any of the aforementioned spots. Better for families, but still plenty scenic and exciting. The Scanadanavian Mountains, which run along the border with Sweden are also closer to the capital and great for backcountry adventures too

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