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Lofoten 8-day ski touring holidays in Norway

Join a certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team on this great ski touring program in Lofoten, Norway. A magic place that combines the mountains and the sea.

Mountain RangeScandinavian Mountains
Duration8 days
Offer periodMar
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

An incredible TRIP between the mountains and the sea. Join me on this amazing ski touring experience in the Lofoten Islands in Norway!

The Lofoten is an archipelago in the Nordland province of Norway. It’s well known for its wild natural beauty, with stunning peaks and beautiful beaches.

During these days, we will stay in a Rorbu, a traditional former fishermen’s cottage, really comfortable and warm.  Besides, there is a great skiing atmosphere in the Lofoten Islands, between the mountains and the sea, with exciting ski touring spots.

I propose an 8-day ski touring program to enjoy the best ski runs, choosing every day the best spot according to snow and weather conditions.

This trip is really amazing, combining beautiful landscapes with granite walls into the sea and amazing snowy peaks. It’s also a great opportunity to traverse on your skis the wild scenery of the Norwegian winter. All of these make these islands one of the most spectacular and unique ski destinations in the world.

If you want to join this trip you must have prior experience skiing in  varied terrain as well as knowledge about ski touring techniques, even on glaciated terrain. Also, you must be in good physical shape, as to make some short climbs.

We will have an altitude gain of about 800 to 1000 m a day. Depending on the peaks  we choose to climb, I will often propose a second trip during the day. If you are tired, you will be able to rest then, otherwise you can keep on skiing. As for your day pack, you just need a light bag to take the day picnic, some snacks and your safety equipment.

You will find bellow the next departure dates.  However, you can ask me to organise the same program on different dates, in case you can’t attend the following.

So don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to join me on this fascinating ski touring adventure. I will be glad to be your guide in this trip and help you discover such a beautiful place! 

I also guide other great ski touring trips in countries like France, Italy, Switzerland, and..also in Iran! You should check them out,

Accommodation

- Day 1 and 7: accommodation in Youth Hostel with rooms for 4. Breakfast included. - From day 2 to day 4: accommodation in Rorbus, very comfortable fishermen cottage. Double room and shared corners. - From day 5 to day 7: Comfortable full board lodge. Apartment overlooking the canals of Henningsvaer.

Disclaimer

This ski touring program is an example of a trip in Lofoten. Weather, snow and level of participants can make me choose to modify the route or to make certain routes in a different order. I ask you to respect this choices. We may also be required to change accommodation, in the same range, for logistical or availability reasons. IMPORTANT: if you are joining a group, please be aware that I need a minimum of participants to guarantee the departure. You’ll be notified the latest 21 days before the starting date in case I need to cancel because of a lack of participants. Your money will then be transferred back. This trip is organized by “AZIMUT” - Atout France IM005120010

More info

- The minimum of participants it's 5. - It is highly recommended to be well insured. During the registration, I offer an assurance via Europe Assistance. TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT -Hiking skis with hiking bindings, sealskins + knives, sticks, crampons. We suggest you to use freeride type skis to enjoy the descent in all type of snow and powder. - Ski touring boots - Backpack: 35 / 40L capacity. Safety Tip: Airbag backpacks are safer. In case of avalanche, the airbag bag allows you to remain on the surface of the avalanche and thus reduces the risk of burial. They contatin compressed air cartridges. Ask your airline about the conditions of air transport. -Avalanche victim detector. If you have an avalanche victim detector, a shovel and a probe, please let me know when you register. If you do not have one, we will give you one free. - Padded skis for the airplane.

Meeting point

- Bodø airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting-Bodø Airport

Meeting at Bodø airport in Norway. Dinner on your own. Night in hostel.

Day 2: Ski touring in Bodø - Transfer to Moskness

Breakfast and ski touring around Bodø. Then we take the ferry to Moskness. Night in Sakrysoy in the famous Rorbu for three nights.

Picnic lunch, dinner and night in the Rorbu.

Day 3 to 4: Ski touring in the southern side

Ski touring day in the southern part of the island.

Nights at the Rorbu, former fishermen’s cottage.

Day 5: Drive to Henningsvaer

Breakfast and ski touring. Then, we drive to Henningsvaer where we’ll spend 2 nights full board in the local mountain guide school. Picnic lunch, dinner at the restaurant, night in a cottage (comfortable apartments).

Day 6 to 7: Skiing in Henningsvaer-Return to Bodø

Day 6: Ski touring around Henningsvaer. Picnic lunch and dinner in a restaurant. Night at a comfortable apartment.

Day 7: Ski touring at Henningsvaer in the morning. Drive to Bodø in the afternoon. Picnic lunch. Dinner on your own. Night at hostel.

Day 8: End of the trip - Departure

Breakfast in the early morning and transfer to the airport to take your flight back home.


About the guide

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We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2366 each

Group of 2

EUR 2366 each

Group of 3

EUR 2366 each

Group of 4

EUR 2366 each

Group of 5

EUR 2366 each

Group of 6

EUR 2366 each

Group of 7

EUR 2366 each

Group of 8

EUR 2366 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• -The price includes full board meals (breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner), except for dinner on Day 1 and Day 7. Picnic Lunch: charcuterie, bread, cheese, a chocolate bar and a fruit. - The price also includes loan of security equipment if you are not equipped.


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