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1-week Ski mountaineering in Lofoten, Norway

Lofoten Archipelago

Enjoy a unique 8-day ski mountaineering experience in the Lofoten Archipelago, a fascinating destination in Norway, along with an IFMGA-certified guide.

Group

8 Days

Apr

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

  • Discover one of the most unique skiing destinations in the world
  • Enjoy great runs from the top of the mountains all the way down to the sea
  • Stay at a comfortable lodge and relax at a sauna after a long skiing day

Description

If you are looking for an amazing ski mountaineering experience in a unique off-the-beaten-path destination, I have the perfect plan for you. Join Matheo Jacquemoud, an IFMGA-certified guide and top ski mountaineering athlete, on this 8-day adventure and discover the spectacular slopes of the Lofoten islands, an archipelago in northern Norway, far above the Arctic Circle.

This unique wilderness location offers a rare combination of sharp peaks and deep fjords, making it a true skier’s paradise. Matheo really love skiing in Lofoten and will make sure you enjoy the best runs here. You will enjoy epic descents from the top of the mountains all the way down to the sea.

Our base during this week will be a comfortable lodge in the fishing village of Henningsvaert. We will have breakfast at the lodge every morning, a picnic lunch and dinner at a restaurant in the evening.

From Oslo we will fly to Narvik, where we will rent a car. Then we will have a 2-hour drive to Svolvaer, and from there we just have 25 minutes to our lodge.

In order to join this tour, you need to be in good shape and you must have previous ski mountaineering experience. Take into account that you will have about 1000 to 2000 meters of elevation gain every day. A maximum of 6 people are allowed on this trip.

Lofoten offers a truly unique skiing experience. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to discover this spectacular destination in northern Norway. Send me a request and book your trip! Matheo will be thrilled to guide you here.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3470 Each

Group of 2

EUR 3470 Each

Group of 3

EUR 3470 Each

Group of 4

EUR 3470 Each

Group of 5

EUR 3470 Each

Group of 6

EUR 3470 Each

Group of 7

EUR 3470 Each

Group of 8

EUR 3470 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Snacks

Price details

Price excludes the plane ticket. Transportation from the airport of Narvik/Harstad included. Contact me for private groups.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Narvik/Harstad airport in the late afternoon (domestic flight from Oslo). Transfer by minibus to the accommodation. Installation, explanation of the course of the stay and equipment check.

Day 2 to 7: Mountaineering days

Depending on the conditions, one or more peaks above the ocean. The peaks culminate at a maximum altitude of 1200m. It is possible according to the desires and the conditions to chain several.  All hikes are within a maximum radius of 40 minutes by car from the accommodation. Depending on the conditions, the objective is to set off on ski touring from around 9 a.m. in the morning until mid-afternoon. Then we return to the hotel to enjoy our free time to visit or rest.

Between 1200 m and 1700 m of elevation gain per day.

Day 8: End of the program

End of stay, return to the airport.

 

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Details

Accommodation

We will stay at a hotel, 25 minutes away from Svolvaer Airport. -Dining/living area- Kitchen - Toilet- Bathroom -Close to stores/shop -Private sauna -Outdoor area for barbeque

Meeting point

Svolvær

About the guide

I hold the State Certificate of Mountain Leader (UIMLA), Athlete of Team Garmin Adventure. I won many trail competitions such as Oxygen Challenge, The Glaciers Tour of Vanoise, Albertville Trail, Drayes Blanches of Vercors, the Frison Roche Beaufort, Run and skate of Chamonix… I have also some racing podiums such as the Saintélyon, the Lyon Urban Trail, the Causses Marathon, the Allobroges. I am an ex-sportswoman of high level in rowing (World Championships, World Cups, France Championships). I have a mastery STAPS (Sport) and BEES First degree in rowing.
I organise and supervise many trail courses in the Alps with a pro team, a friends group with whom we have a mission: Run and enjoy! I invite you to contact me if you want to train and/or discover these incredible massifs.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Crest-Voland


What people are saying about Caroline Freslon

Andrew Smith

5.00

August, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Antoine van Outryve d'Ydewalle

5.00

June, 2021

Amazing 4-days trip with Caroline!!

Plgm Freitas

5.00

August, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

James Jirn

4.00

August, 2019

Great experience, but definitely favored toward elite runners. One of our guides, JC, was amazing. He cared about every runner. The other guide seemed only to care for the elites (and himself). On top of Col des Montets, I asked if we had time to put on warm layers. The guide said "of course," but then quickly proceeded to run off with the entire group while I stood bare and freezing with my gear unpacked. Total lack of consideration for the well-being of his runners. Otherwise a great tour.

Christopher Woodrow

5.00

July, 2019

Well organized tour of the TDS course. Amazing views await even if you’re not planning to run the race

Andrew Pidden

5.00

July, 2018

Awesome and very well organised

Iván Qart

5.00

August, 2017

Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable. El lugar es impresionante y el grupo de personas con el que compartí la semana eran majísimas. Los alojamientos y la comida han estado muy bien. La guía Carol excepcional. Muy simpática, atenta y con extensos conocimientos sobre la actividad a realizar y la zona. Totalmente recomendable. En cuanto pueda repetiré.

Kurt Deleu

5.00

July, 2017

Great trip. Good balanced program, valuable tips from experienced guide and breathtaking environment.

Miriam

5.00

September, 2016

Mon stage initiation trail à La Plagne avec Caroline a été une très belle expérience. Son expérience sa disponibilité son sourire m'ont permis d'assimiler les bases du trail. Mes compères et moi même avons progressé jour après jour toujours dans la bonne humeur. Aujourd'hui je me sens capable de faire mes premières courses avec des bases techniques, alimentaire et de sécurité. Je compte continuer mon apprentissage avec un stage intermédiaire en 2017.

Romain

5.00

January, 2016

Pour moi le trail c'est avant tout la découverte de nouveaux territoires, les rencontres et les échanges avec d'autres passionnés, le respect de la nature. Mes 3 stages avec Caroline m'ont permis de retrouver ces fondamentaux dans un cadre toujours bon enfant, mais pas moins professionnel. Caroline est une passionnée de montagne et de tout ce qui y touche (sport, culture, gastronomie) et elle sait comme personne transmettre sa passion et ses bons conseils, toujours avec le sourire. Je garde un excellent souvenir des rencontres avec les autres stagiaires et mais aussi avec les autres encadrants, Guillaume, Seb, Cédric, Lydie et tant d'autres rencontrés au cours de ces stages.

Jean G.

5.00

January, 2016

J'ai fait deux stages avec Caro, c'est devenu une amie, et chacun de ces stages m'a laissé des souvenirs inoubliables. Le premier stage en 2014 en Haute Savoie à l'occasion du Trail du Gypaète. Le Deuxième stage en 2015, dans les Calanques de Marseille. Ces stages auront été parfaits à tous les niveaux: Paysages grandioses (on sent qu'ils ont été choisis avec soin), des échanges techniques avec des "pros" (un grand moment quand Caro inspecte les sacs à dos...), pleins de conseils nutrition - mode de vie etc... La découverte des autres stagiaires mais aussi des autres encadrants (très bon contact avec Guillaume Lenormand par ex.). Des conditions matérielles top (hébergement, repas, organisation etc...). Seule critique: le temps passe trop vite, c'est toujours trop court! Donc au final quand c'est fini, on n'a qu'une envie... c'est de repartir pour un autre stage! Et vu le nombre de personnes que l'on croise sur les stages qui en sont à leur n-ième participation, je peux affirmer que ce sentiment est partagé!

Laurent B.

5.00

January, 2016

J'ai eu l'opportunité de participer à deux stages, l'un dans le Cantal, l'autre à Chamonix. Un grand plaisir de partager une passion commune avec des participants très sympas de tous niveaux et de tous horizons. Caroline, une grande professionnelle de la montagne et du trail, n'a pas son pareil pour organiser ces rencontres, et tout cela dans une super ambiance et des paysages à couper le souffle.




 

 

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