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Lofoten 8-day ski touring holidays in Norway

1+ day off piste snowboarding in Monte Rosa 7

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.

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Scandinavian Mountains

8 Days

Mar

Fit

Advanced


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,

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2395 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2395 Each

Group of 3

EUR 2395 Each

Group of 4

EUR 2395 Each

Group of 5

EUR 2395 Each

Group of 6

EUR 2395 Each

Group of 7

EUR 2395 Each

Group of 8

EUR 2395 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- 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.


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.

 

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Details

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.

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

About the guide

We enjoy very much discovering and rediscovering 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.

Languages

French | English

Residence

Briançon


What people are saying about Azimut Montagne

Alarik Sutter

5.00

September, 2022

Antoine at Azimut was an excellent guide. I had a great first climb because of him, will go again!

Tom Carr

5.00

July, 2022

Had an absolutely fantastic experience on a 3 day trip of Gran Paradiso. Our guide Christophe Garrigues was incredibly knowledgeable and patient and ensured everyone in our group felt comfortable and confident when on the mountain or using new equipment. Definitely a trip to be repeated with Azimut and hopefully Christophe!

Thierry Dupard

5.00

July, 2022

Awesome experience, knocked another item from my bucket list.

Lucile JOLY

5.00

June, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Serge Poncet

3.00

June, 2022

Quelques petits problèmes d'organisation , vite reglés par le guide très impliqué . Très bon choix pour l'Hotel. pour le programme, on devrait avoir un peu plus d'intensité lors de la préparation . le 1/2 jour de repos est le bienvenu

Yogesh Baja

5.00

June, 2022

Well organised trip with excellent guides and admin support Highly recommend 😊

Oscar Bermejo

5.00

March, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

jozsef berta

5.00

February, 2022

The Guide did not even know I'am on splitboard. Everyone else was on skis, I was the only one on board. Guide has no experience on board, so the daily trips was designed for skiers, not borders. I would like to know which company is responsible putting me in a ski group, Azimut or Explore-Share? If you don't know the difference between what is doable with skis and splitboards, you would not sell trips for splitboarders! In the only day I could enjoy somehow, I did very hard time to stay on my feet on icy steeps, because I should have had a crampon, but I did not have it, because the list of necessary equipment does not mention it. All the skiers had one. The guide anyway did what he could to help me, all the respect for Rafael. But the whole trip was a fuckup for me that way. I really want to know who is responsible!?

Guillaume Desmet

4.00

September, 2021

J'attends le remboursement mais dans l'ensemble tous étaient super. Les guides géniaux. Une bonne expérience.

Raphael Mielke

4.00

August, 2021

Had a great trip. Unfortunately the guide was not fluent in English as written in the description. That is something that could lead to a very tricky situation if there would‘ve been a dangerous situation. The selection of the group by azimut was not the best as at least one person was physically not capable of doing this trip. However, the service by explore-share was great!

Lilana Esteves

5.00

March, 2020

Merci beaucoup à Manu et Antoine, nos deux guides, pour cette excellente semaine. Ils ont été aux petits soins et très professionnels: s'assurant que chacun était en sécurité et profitait le plus possible de son séjour, de la montagne et de la bonne neige ;). L'hébergement, à l'hôtel Les Agneaux était aussi fantastique: nourriture faite maison, locale, chambres très confortables et propriétaire encore une fois aux petits soins. C'était top!

Sietske Hoving

5.00

January, 2020

We really enjoyed the trip. As well the group, the skiing as the guide. A good hotel with enough facilities and very guest friendly. Thank you for your service and organization

Jason Baynes

5.00

September, 2019

What an incredible experience. Everything went superbly , the guides, organization and the team did a spectacular job.

Herbert Navarro

1.00

September, 2019

I was disappointed. I was slower than the rest of the group reaching Tete Rousse, and the guide discouraged me from going to Gouter. I had a slight ankle sprain the day before which slowed my ascent. I recovered 95% the day after. My complaint: when I decided to go for a second guided attempt, at a slower pace, I received no help in securing a guide, or a reservation at Gouter. The online reservation showed fully booked both for Rousse and Gouter. But I know that there were lots of empty bunks at Rousse, and I suspect the same at Gouter. I received sympathy, but only as a formality. Initially I had sought a single dedicated guide, but I was encouraged to join a group. I did not get a choice.I should have known better, I knew my pace would be a bit slower, but I counted on your support and understanding. I got neither. I was on my own with no help.

Edward de Haan

5.00

August, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Mark Caslin

5.00

August, 2019

Excellent guide, very willing to answer question and give demonstrations, we learnt a lot. Excellent choice of peak to gain maximum experience.

Anonymous

5.00

August, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Kim Deferspiel

4.00

August, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Mark Caslin

5.00

July, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Ryan Beck

5.00

July, 2019

Trip was excellent but explore share needs to provide more information, the only reason I knew what was going on is that I was with Azimut on another trip.

Ildiko Knudson

5.00

July, 2019

I climbed with Marco. He is a very experienced mountain guide with a huge knowledge. I felt safe the whole time. A lot of laughs during the trip. Thank you explore-share.

Anonymous

2.00

June, 2019

Our guide was Christopher Garrigues

Jérémie Crmr

5.00

April, 2019

Le boss et toute l'équipe sont des grands passionnés, et ça se sent

Radu Oprea

5.00

September, 2018

Great experience with very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Great atmosphere.

Yasutaka

4.00

August, 2018

I joined this trip 30 Jul - 2 Aug with my friend from Japan. This was third try of mountaineering in foreign countries . The weather was not good, but we were able to stand on the summit. It was amazing experience for us because we have wanted to climb European mountains for a long time. We appreciate our guide and support staffs. Thank you!

Anna Rozzorenova-Helle

5.00

August, 2018

My trip was great and the guides were the best!!!

Kohei Nishimura

5.00

July, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Tom Godtfredsen

5.00

July, 2018

More challenging than I thought I would be. Happy to get up; happy to get down. All 3 guides were great. Showed confidence, and took very good care of us :)

yaron lavy

4.00

July, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Krystian

5.00

July, 2018

It is a great though gruelling adventure that all mountain loving climbers should experience, especially under such wonderful care as that provided by the Damian and his colleagues from guiding team. Thanks to the piece of mind they provide - they look after your safety, food, transport, etc.- you can focus 100% on climbing this beautiful mountain.

Ketil Wermskog

4.00

June, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

David

5.00

January, 2018

Because of conditions we ended up staying in Ostana. It was my first ski touring trip and I really enjoyed it. I learnt a lot and improved as the week went on. I was in a really nice group with a great guide. The accommodation and food were to a high standard. All in all I had a great week and might just do it again next year. Regards, David

Yelena Yugova

3.00

December, 2017

the trip did not correspond program description which forced me to leave on the second day, with huge financial losses. the guide checked and confirmed ny capabilities to ski - indeed after it was failed off road asked me to make a decission to give up. When I asked the agency to organize a transfer at least back to the meeting point (from the middle of nowhere) they pretended they can't do it (indeed, it was included to the program...) the worst every trip in my life. And explore and share instead of any invistigation simply did not care.

Kei Hidaka

5.00

September, 2017

It was the first time to climb the mountain in foreign country for me. However As I don't like the such a tour which includes all like flight, accomodation etc. That's why I chose the Explore-share. I enjoyed much this tour thanks to friendly and nice guide and also other participants, though we couldn't climb Mont Blanc because of bad weather condition. Finally this tour was well organized with skilled guides. I hope for next chance to climb Mont Blanc.

Cedric Ferrero

5.00

August, 2017

Quand on a affaire à des personnes passionnées et professionnelles, le résultat s'en ressent! Continuez à partager la montagne!!

Anna

5.00

April, 2017

My experience was better than I could have imagined. I didn't have to worry about anything other than showing up in Oulx with my ski boots! Simon, our guide, was excellent, totally competent, and easy-going. We spent time in the best ski areas in beautiful, small French towns. Our accommodations and food were also top notch. I'd highly recommend Azimut.

Gicquel Jérôme

5.00

October, 2014

Merci à l'équipe et surtout notre super guide JB qui nous a supporté jusqu au sommet




 

 

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