6-day ski tour in Finnmark, Norway

Come enjoy a ski touring program from a lodge in the fjords of Finnmark, in the north of Norway, with a certified mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Finnmark

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy sliding in fantastic slopes surrounded by fjords.

  • Discover a wild area with an amazing snow quality.

  • Stay in a comfortable house in a nice village.

  • Customize the trip according to your level.

 

If you truly love skiing, then you’ve probably dreamed of skiing in northern Norway. During this amazing 6-day ski tour in Finnmark, we’ll explore the most amazing slopes surrounded by fjords and almost reaching the sea with our skis.

The Lyngen Alps are the most popular ski destination in Norway, but they are perhaps a little too popular nowadays. If you are looking to discover a wilder area, beautiful and with great snow, Finnmark is the right place for you!

I’ve been skiing and organising trips in different Norwegian regions since 2008. The focus has always been the same: finding great spots with few skiers! I always choose lesser-known destinations where I have friends who can make the trip as special as possible.

Finnmark is a region of mountains and fjords that is a 3-hour drive away from the renowned Lyngen. For beginner ski tourers, the options from easy to moderate terrain are many, always with great sea landscapes. More advanced terrain is also available, of course. In Finnmark, you’ll find 4 different fjords within a 30 min drive, which provides a great diversity of views and terrain!

I have planned a truly amazing trip for you. Not far from the Lyngen Alps, but far from the crowds! You can set up your own private group (max 6 persons per guide) or join a group of other people who have already registered with me.

We will be staying in a comfy house in the heart of a nice and small village. A fjord is just nearby. A new adventure awaits every day as we’ll be only a short drive away from different skiing spots. We can also take fishermen boats and sea kayaks (weather allowing) to get to the base of the slope.

There are numerous options to choose from when skiing. Easier or steeper slopes, short trips or longer days, tree skiing, couloir skiing or even glacier skiing. We’ll choose a different option for you each day but there is one thing you can count on: breathtaking settings! Picure huge fjords, the sea meeting the horizon and charming little villages. I can also easily organise fishing in the fjords or dogsledding tours if you like!

All levels are welcome. It’s a region of many possibilities, and I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for. Take into account that we will be walking from 2 to 5 hours every day, so a good fitness level is required.

I strongly recommend you to read this article – Finnmark, the ski trip of a lifetime – which includes reviews from skiers who came to Finnmark with me through Explore-Share.com in the spring of 2016.

I invite you to come with me for a week and discover this true ski touring gem in Norway.  Welcome to paradise! 

Want to explore other spots in Norway? I also offer skiing programs in northern Norway (Senja, Tamok) and in Romsdal, which is easily reached by train from Oslo (fantastic mountains and lodging in a beautiful hotel!).

Backcountry skiing in Finnmark

The region of Finnmark is located 200 km east of Lyngen. Ski touring in Finnmark (Alta) is about wilderness, powder snow, breathtaking views and solitude: a dream spot for skiers. Mix Ski touring with kayaking, biking, dog sledding and have a one-week nordic adventure.

The spot where we ski is on the western part of Finnmarkskollektivet, a huge area with very few skiers. Because this spot is still less popular than Lyngen, accommodation is cheaper than around Tromso.

The mountains are 1200m high tops. During our 6-day ski tour, we will generally start from sea level and, with the long days in April, we will be able to do many different peaks in a week. It’s often possible to ski two peaks a day if you’ve got the stamina.

We will stay in a big house close to the water, and use different means of transportation (cars, ferries, boats or sea kayaks) to approach our day’s ski playground.

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Price per person

 
Group of 6
1995 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 - Price : the price mentioned above is the price you will pay if you are in a group of 6 skiers. Price will be higher if the group has less than 6 participants. You can either book a private tour or join other skiers who have booked individually with me. - The price doesn't include drinks, kayak rental, flight to Alta or personal insurance.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

At the airport of Alta where I will come and pick you up. During our ski tour, we will be based in Langfjordbotn, 1.5-hour drive from Alta airport.

Accommodation

We stay in a typical norwegian house, with double and triple rooms.

More info

- Equipment list:

CLOTHING :

-Underwear, wool preferably

-softshell jacket

-gore-tex hardshell, jacket and pants

-a thin down jacket for touring

-a warmer down jacket

-2 pairs of gloves (thin / thick)

-neck protection

-hat

-sunglasses

-goggles

SKI GEAR:

-Touring skis and bindings

-Climbing skins

-Ski crampons

-Ski poles

-Backpack, 30 to 40 liters

-Touring boots

YOU CAN HIRE EQUIPMENTE ON SITE IF YOU NEED TO.

OTHER:

-headlamp

-bottle

-thermos bottle

-small tool, like swiss army knife

-a piece of foam mattress, big enough to sit on it.

-first aid kit, your own medications, sun cream.

SAFETY:

- Beeper, probe and shovel

- ABS Bag and helmet if you are used to it

- CLIMATE: Although it is located far north, the climate in this region is not so cold. The temperatures are quite similar to those in the Alps in the same period, from -10°c to quite warm. Nothing extreme.

- It is mandatory that you get an insurance for what’s not covered by our professional insurance: medical care and repatriation.

- MONEY: A credit card is enough. If you however need some cash, there is a machine 15km away from where we live.

- FOOD: Thanks to let me know via email your preferences for breakfast and lunch. If you have a special diet (vegetarian or gluten-free) or food allergies, let me know as well. Depending on which week, we’ll have dinners either at home or in a small café 200m away from our place. Drinks are not included and, considering the Norwegian prices, the best is to bring with you what you’d like to have.

 

About the Guide

 
 

Founded by two IFMGA-certified mountain guides, Fred Buttard and Victor Charron, Up Ski and Mountain Guides is made up of a passionate group of guides and ski instructors.

Originally from Maurienne, in France, the team also spends several months a year skiing the mountains of Norway and Sweden, and travelling to off-the-beaten-path destinations, including Morocco, Albania and Japan.

Eric Tollund, Fabien Berrod, Jean Baptiste Buttard, Fabien Suiffet, Pauline Bermon, Oscar Wahlund, Clément Bléteau, Sylvain Rechu, Fred Buttard and Victor Charron are the members of our amazing team :) Get in touch with us and let's explore the mountains together.

 
 
FROM 1995 EURper person
 

 

What People are Saying about Up Ski & Mountain Guides

  • 19 reviews

 

Bonjour Pauline et Fred, Je suis très heureux de prendre un moment aujourd’hui pour vous écrire. Le séjour au Finnmark été exceptionnel. Clément est un excellent guide. Très dévoué, soucieux de rendre l’expérience agréable, Clément est vraiment très talentueux et dévoué. Sa personnalité est agréable, il est à l’écoute de nos besoins et démontre, malgré son jeune âge, un haut niveau de compétences et de savoir-faire. Son enseignement sur recherche de victimes suite à une avalanche est de loin, la meilleure formation que j’ai reçue à ce jour. Les paysages du Finnmark sont exceptionnels, nous avons été particulièrement chanceux pour les conditions météorologiques. Nous avons vraiment eu le loisir d’admirer ces magnifiques paysages de montagnes entre ciel et mer. L’expérience de groupe a aussi été excellente, la chimie entre les participants-es a été fort agréable. Nous avons vraiment passé de bons moments ensemble.  Je vais très certainement voyager avec vous dans le futur, l’expérience a été extrêmement positive. Au plaisir de nouvelles aventures !!! Serge
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Serge Dumont
La beauté des paysages est exceptionnelle. Up Ski & Mountain Guides offre un service et un encadrement remarquables. Les compétences et la qualité de travail du guide contribuent à rendre cette expérience inoubliable. Bravo à l\'équipe !!!
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Serge Dumont
Whow! Amazing trip in Finnmark, our guide Sylvain made the trip perfect, looking every day for the best snow conditions and beautiful itineraries! Arriving on ski after a crazy descent in powder to the water in lonesome fjords and getting home by boat as well as kayaking to the start of itinerary on a perfect sunny day are unbeatable! Sauna after a powder day, dog sledging and watching northern lights in the night make the trip even more unforgettable!
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Valentine Mercier
Ski touring in Finnmark was a wonderful experience with Explore and Share. On arriving, the Northern Lights set the stage for a week rich in adventures and explorations. Stunning decor of never ending fjords and beautiful snow conditions allowed us to ski up the mountains, reach summits, and slalom downhill in the most remote and peaceful places in Norway. The guides made sure we had a chance to be exposed to a variety of skiing domains, with changing landscapes and views. This meant we kayaked across a fjord in order to reach the start of the ski tour, and returned to have a brief swim in cold but pure water. Meeting at the restaurant-caffe place in the evening for dinner was a treat. The food was great and the warmth of the wooden built house typical of a skiing adventure trip. Seb& Charlotte
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Seb and Charlotte
 

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