Lofoten ski touring between the sea and mountain

Join Juho, IFMGA certified mountain guide, in this 8-day ski touring experience in the wonderful Lofoten islands, in Norway, and ski down to the sea!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

I invite you in this occasion ski touring in a truly beautiful environment. Lofoten is an archipelago in Norway with dramatic landscapes. Indeed, here the mountains meet the sea in a unique setting.

This stunning arctic coast is right next to mountains where we can ski. In March the snow gets to the coast, making it possible to ski all the way down there. We will enjoy not only the beautiful scenery, but also the high quality snow for ski touring.

Our base during the tour is Sortland. It’s a rather unknown town in the Lofoten Islands. Every day, leaving from our lodge we can ski on the main Islands. But we can also go to ski touring in the beautiful nearby area of Vesteralen. In fact, this other region has an incredible offer of ski touring itineraries. And in this case, we can also ski down to the ocean, and to the coast of the fjords.

Next departure:  March 4th to Match 11th 2018.

The peaks where we ski are only about 600-800m high. But the ski touring quality is outstanding since by skiing down to the sea level we have innumerable possible slopes to combine. In total we have around 1000-1200 (1500 maximum) vertical meters touring per day.

Did you find this proposal interesting? Then please get in touch with me for more information! I would love to guide you in this magic white land.


Price per person

 
Group of 4
2122 USD

Group of 5
2122 USD

Group of 6
2122 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Arrival

    We meet at Sortland and transfer to our accommodation. Our base will be cosy seaside houses, just out of town.

  • Day 2 to 7: Ski touring days

    Each day we go for a new ski touring adventure, leaving from out lodge. We will spend this day in the Lofoten range and the Vesteralen range.

  • Day 8: Return

    Transfer to the airport bus to Sortland.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
In Sortland. Sortland is easy to reach from the Evenes Airport by bus (with every arriving flight there is a direct bus to Sortland town, 1:30hs approx.)
Accommodation

In seaside houses.

More info

Requirements: The tour is planned for skiers who already have some experience in ski touring. However you don't need to be very experienced. It is sufficient if you are technically in a position to ski on 35 degrees slopes. Physically the participants must be able to manage up to 5-hour climbs and about 8 hours total touring time per day at a moderate pace.

Equipment: backpack 25-35L, touring skis, climbing skins, ski boots, telescopic poles with large plates, snow safety equipment, functional underwear, touring pants, t-shirt or shirt mountain wind and waterproof jacket (hardshell breathable), softshell jacket, intermediate layer / isolation layer (fleece or thermal jacket depending on the weather), well-fitting socks, warm gloves, warm hat,, sunscreen, lip cream SPF 30, sunglasses, snacks for the touring days, thermos flask (unbreakable) and bottle (or one of them, depending on the tour, weather and preference), passport, identity card, camera, phone charger, credit card, money.

LVS equipment (rental): please let me know 4 weeks in advance if you need it.

 

About the Guide

 
 

Hi, my name is Juho, a mountain guide originally from Finland. I started to guide when I came to Chile end of 2006. I was a living and working in Chile while I took UIAGM guiding cources in Argentina until 2011. Nowadays I am living on the shore of Lake of Constanz on Swiss-German border. ...and guiding from here in the Alps, Northern Scandinavia and in the Andes. I have also a small guiding company in Konstanz www.rausundrauf.de Check also the FB site www.facebook.com/rausundrauf

 
 
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