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Catskiing and Heliskiing in Lofoten: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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FAQs: Heliskiing and Catskiing in Lofoten

What should I know about Heliskiing and Catskiing Lofoten?

The Lofoten Islands contain an overwhelming amount of raw natural beauty, and nestled within these beautiful spots are some of the best heliskiing and catskiing spots one can imagine, with the lack of crowds and epic views providing a near-perfect setting.

Some of the heliskiing and catskiing can be quite challenging, so being fit and in decent shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity.

The villages are full of intriguing histories and culture which they are very proud of, providing endless hours of exploration and discovery, thus ensuring there is always something to see and do.

Why should I choose Lofoten for my Heliskiing and Catskiing adventure?

The Scenery

It is hard to overstate just how beautiful and marvelous the scenery, landscape and terrain is in The Lofoten Islands, with countless pretty, idyllic and tranquil beaches, coves, forests, fjords and mountains dotting the land, each as spectacularly picturesque as the last. There is also a diverse range of flora and fauna in abundance, with whale watching a popular indulgence. The beguiling nature of the scenery means there is plenty to explore, and you will never be bored on this epic archipelago.

The Conditions

Despite being North of the Arctic Circle, and at roughly the same latitude as some of the coldest places in Russia and Canada, The Lofoten Island have a very mild climate for its location, with the largest positive temperature anomaly in the world relative to latitude. This makes for comfortable heliskiing and catskiing conditions, as despite there being heavy snowfall, the temperature does not reach uncomfortably cold levels.

The History

The Lofoten Islands have been celebrated in various literature, films and paintings over the years due to the continued fascination many people have with them. It has a proud and rich Viking history, with the massive Lofotr Viking Museum located on one of the islands. It has remained one of the key fishing locales for Europe for many decades, and close to 1 millions people visit a year to survey the beautiful culture.

What can I expect from the weather during my Heliskiing and Catskiing trip in Lofoten?

Very mild considering its location, with temperatures getting up to 15-20 degrees celsius in Summer and down to 1-2 degrees celsius in Winter.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Lofoten region?


What currency is accepted around Lofoten?

Norwegian Krone

How can I get to Lofoten?

Flights from Oslo to Harstad/Narvik Airport, and then 3 hour drive to Svolvær, the gateway town to the Lofoten Islands.

What's the country code for the Lofoten region?


When is the best time to travel to Lofoten for Heliskiing and Catskiing?

December-February, when the weather is coldest and snowfall heaviest.

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