If you truly love skiing, then you probably dream of skiing in northern Norway. Come to Finnmark to explore the most amazing slopes surrounded by fjords, almost reaching the sea with your skis.
The Lyngen Alps are the most popular ski destination in Norway. But they are perhaps too popular nowadays. If you are looking to discover a wilder area, beautiful and with great snow, you won’t regret choosing Finnmark!
I’ve been skiing and organising trips to Norway since 2008, in different regions but with always the same focus: finding places with many opportunities and few skiers, not so well known spots where I have some friends living that can help make the trip as good as possible and a little bit special.
Finnmark is a region of mountains and fjords that is a 3 h drive from the renowned Lyngen. It’s the last big massif before the plateau that is ending up at the north cape. For beginner ski tourers the options from easy to moderate terrain are many, always with great sea landscapes. There is as well a lot of more advanced terrain of course. It’s a region with 4 different fjords within a 30 min drive, so a great variation of views and terrain.
This is an awesome trip that I have planned for you. Not far from the Lyngen Alps, but far from the crowds. Get lost in this secluded and wild mountainous area: Finnmark, a region close to the 70° north.
You can set up your private group (max 6 persons per guide) or join some participants 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, since a short drive takes us to different destinations. We can also take fishermen boats and sea kayaks (if the weather allows it) to get to the base of the slope, if you want to practice paddling!
There are numerous options to choose from when skiing. Either easy or steeper slopes, short trips of longer days, between trees, in couloirs or on glaciers. We’ll choose the perfect option for you each day. One thing remains constant: the setting is invariably breathtaking. The huge fjords, the sea meeting the horizon… 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. We will be walking from 2 to 5 hours every day.
I strongly recommend you to read this article – Finnmark, the ski trip of life time – which includes reviews and feedbacks from some skiers that came to Finnmark with me through Explore-Share.com in the spring 2016.
I invite you to come with me for a week and discover this true ski touring gem in Norway. And welcome to paradise! If you have other thoughts please feel free to contact me.
Backcountry skiing in Finnmark
Ski touring in Finnmark (Alta), it’s about wilderness, powder snow, breathtaking views, loneliness, exceptional nature… The dream spot for every skier. Mix Ski touring with kayaking, biking, dogsledding… a real one-week nordic adventure.
The place we ski is on the western part of Finnmarkskollektivet, a huge area with many months brains and few skiers.
The mountains are 1200 m high at the max, we start from sea level and with the long days in April we can do many different peaks in a week. It’s often possible to ski two peaks a day if you feel like it.
We live in a big house close to the water, and every day we use cars, ferries, boats or sea kayaks for approach the ski playground.
Price per person
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- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
Skill level required
Fitness level required
At the airport of Alta where I will come and pick you up.
We stay in a typical norwegian house, with double and triple rooms.
- 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.
- Place: Langfjordbotn, 1.30 drive from Alta airport.
- Climate: Although being located far north, the climate in this region is not so cold, thanks to the gulf stream. The temperatures are quite similar than in the Alps at the same period, from -10°c to quite warm. Nothing extreme.
- Equipment to bring with you: touring skis/bindings, touring boots, poles, climbing skins (with good glue!), ski crampons, beacon (new batteries), probe and shovel, harness and light boot crampons (I can lend you this if you need), sunglasses and goggles, a bottle and a thermos bottle, a head torch (useless after mid April), a first aid kit to take care of blisters, your personal medications, sunscreen.
- Clothing: hardshell jacket and pants, warm underwear (wool preferably), softshell jacket, small down jacket, hats, 2 pairs of gloves (one thin, one warm), swimsuit (for the sauna or the ice bath in the fjords…)
Sheets and towels will be given to you.
- 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, 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. The drinks being not included, and considering the Norwegian prices, the best is to bring with you what you’d like to have.