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Backcountry Skiing in Finnmark

Go to the northern and easternmost tip of Norway, right where your feet touch the Barents Sea. In Finnmark, there is always a once-in-a-lifetime Arctic adventure waiting for you.

In this Norwegian region, you will ski directly from the mountains to the ocean, which is invaded by deep fjords. Almost half of the place is above the tree line, so there are many unexplored corners to be discovered by curious rides. Find your perfect backcountry skiing trip and the local guide that will accompany you in this arctic crazyness!

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Norway

Finnmark and Norway are ideal for the observation of Northern Lights between September and April, or the curious midnight sun from June to August. This phenomenon makes the sun never hide on the horizon. Although there are clouds, it is visible both day and night. Visiting northern Norway in summer is a really unique experience.


Good to know:


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The official languages of Norway are: Norwegian, Bokmål, Nynorsk and Northern Sami

Best time to visit

March is the best time to go to Finnmark so you take advantage of the snowfall at the ski resorts. June, July and August are also good months in terms of temperature and amount of daylight hours

How to get there

You have to go to Oslo and from there fly to the Alta airport. Although it is very small, it has some car rental companies, which are essential to explore Finnmark. The cars are also well-prepared for the snow seasons

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