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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!

Backcountry Skiing in Norway

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Norway

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing 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.

Why should I choose Norway for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

**Stunning scenery **

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.

The Northern Lights

If you manage to see them, the Northern Lights are the highlight of anyone’s trip to the top of the northern hemisphere. From November until March is the best time to see the atmospheric phenomenon and with very few settlements around, chances are no light pollution will diminish the show for you.

Something for everyone

For beginners and experts alike, Norway has plenty to offer. For those getting into the backcountry for the first time, the modest slopes of the Lyngen Alps are the perfect place to get your bearings. On the other hand, the harsh terrain of Norway’s far north are perfect for advanced backcountry enthusiasts looking to test their mettle.

What can I expect from the weather in Norway?

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.

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Norway?

Norwegian, Sami

What’s the country code of Norway?

+47

What currency is accepted in Norway?

Norwegian krone (NOK)

What’s the high season for Backcountry Skiing in Norway?

March to May

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Norway

Graeme

5.00

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.

TAnguy

5.00

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.

5.00

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!! :)

Simon

5.00

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

JOSEP

4.00

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.

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