Situated just above the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands have long been a hotspot for summertime sports such as mountaineering and rock climbing. However, that is beginning to change as more and more people discover how much there is to see on a pair of backcountry skis.
An especially popular activity on Lofoten is to head out for a week of sailing and skiing. This allows experienced skiers to see as much of the islands as possible and enjoy some great runs along the way.
Throughout the archipelago and in its surroundings there are also plenty of great mountains to explore on your skis. Among the favourites are Varden (700 meters), Rundfjellet (803 meters), Torksmannen (755 meters), Breitind (672 meters), Kistbergtind (661 meters), Trosadelen (996 meters). Each provides incredible views and even better skiing!
In March, the weather starts to get sunnier in Lofoten with fewer cloudy days, although there is still plenty of snow on the ground. The temperatures also get a bit warmer with daily averages reaching around -2ºC to 5ºC.
Most trips to Lofoten will begin with a flight into the Harstad/Narvik Airport (EVE), which can be reached directly from Stockholm and Oslo. Many guides will opt to meet you at the airport, but it is also possible to get to the islands via ferry and bus or by rental car.
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