Explore-Share logo and link to home

Backcountry Skiing in Lofoten: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

3.50

(12 reviews)

Discover the impeccable powder and incredible scenery of the stunning Lofoten Islands, off the coast of Nordland!

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 Lofoten. The mountains are calling!

Top backcountry skiing trips | Lofoten

Contact usContact us

Need Assistance?

Our knowledgeable team is here to assist you at any moment throughout your adventure.

Trustpilot reviews
TrustScore 4.9 out of 5

(4.8)

We are rated Excellent on Trustpilot

FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Lofoten

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Lofoten?

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!

Why should I choose Lofoten for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Escape the crowds

While they continue to grow in popularity, the Lofoten Islands are still not as popular a backcountry destination as other Eutopean hotspots. Take advantage of this and strike out into the backcountry without being disturbed. No waiting in line and plenty of unspoiled powder awaits.

Spectacular scenery

Large stretches of Norway are incredibly beautiful, but even by its high standards, the Lofoten Islands are something else. Enjoy immaculate views out over the ocean as you race down from a mountain summit. Take in spectacular backcountry scenery as you traverse mountain passes and keep your eyes peeled at night for the Northern Lights.

Pristine powder

While not much snow falls in March or April, plenty does beforehand. By the time you get here, the ground in Lofoten will be completely covered in pristine powder, perfect for backcountry skiing. With large stretches of powder from mountain summits to the seaside, there is no shortage of excellent exploration on your backcountry skis.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Lofoten?

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.

How can I get to Lofoten?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Lofoten region?

Norwegian

What's the country code for the Lofoten region?

+47

What currency is accepted around Lofoten?

Norwegian krone (NOK)

When is the best time to travel to Lofoten for Backcountry Skiing?

March to April

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Lofoten

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.

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.

Sabine

5.00

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

Daniel

5.00

Contact usContact us

Need Assistance?

Our knowledgeable team is here to assist you at any moment throughout your adventure.

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.