Join IFMGA-certified guide Willie on an eight-day journey into the magnificent wilderness of Northern Norway for an incomparable adventure full of hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, and so much more.
See the magic at the top of the world and take the adventure of a lifetime to Northern Norway! This guided expedition features kayaking and hiking around the stunning fjords of the Lofoten Archipelago for eight days of unprecedented excitement and a lasting wilderness experience!
The unique and fascinating landscape of Norway is equal parts mystery and wonder. The amalgamation of majestic fjords, snow-capped summits, and forested hills rising and falling with the coastline make it a truly awe-inspiring destination for the most intrepid explorers.
Your program is designed to give you an immersive experience in the heart of this stunning wilderness, providing outdoor recreation in the wild and rugged terrain that can only be found in this serene and peaceful North Europe locale. We will spend eight days and seven nights kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, and camping in the enchanting countryside of the Lofoten Archipelago, taking in the allure of the Norwegian Sea and its collection of island beauty.
Starting at the Lofoten Cabins for our first three days, we will settle into the excursion with modest rock climbing activities, including treks and summits close to our home base. These exciting beginner and intermediate level jaunts into the region will whet our appetite for the days to come. Treks may even feature summits to local mountains.
Once we have climbed around Lofoten, we will head to the sea and kayak around the islands, camping on a beach for the ultimate outdoor immersion. We will hike around the stunning scenery throughout the kayaking trip, admiring the vast Arctic splendor and photographing the creamlike nature of Norway.
Our penultimate day is reserved for an epic hike from Reine, fulfilling our wanderlust and exploring its untamed beauty. Culminating in this final trek, we will return for one last evening together, reliving the moments that have made the last week so special. When you leave the picturesque Norwegian coast, you will take memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
This trip requires some wilderness experience, as well as a high level of fitness. Even if you consider yourself a beginner in kayaking or hiking, you should be in good enough shape to assist you in becoming proficient in these activities. Most importantly, you should possess an excitement and passion for the outdoors and discovering a new spectacular corner of the world. A genuine eagerness to explore goes a long way in this program.
My expertise and knowledge of trekking and traveling is an asset for your program. I will ensure you have a safe, fulfilling, and all-around fun time learning what makes the Lofoten Region of Northern Norway such a remarkable place to see and experience. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our program, I am happy to guide you into the opportunity of a lifetime.
Book this unforgettable journey into Northern Norway and its fjords NOW and enjoy a guided program full of hiking, kayaking, and so much more!
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- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer
This is the price to join one of our group programs. The price includes the guiding fee, accommodation, meals while camping, all breakfasts, welcome dinner on first day, boxed lunches during activities, transportation during the trip, and group equipment (camping, climbing, and cooking).
The price does NOT include any extra nights in hotels before or after the trip, personal food and drink(s), airfare (both international and domestic), insurance for travel, security, and health, meals in restaurants (4), tips and gratuities, additional travel costs and fees, rock climbing shoes, sleeping bag and sleeping pad, additional room and laundry services and fees, medical fees and costs (if applicable), and anything not explicitly mentioned as “included.”
A customary guiding tip of 7% to 12% is recommended.
Single-occupancy rooms may be available in some locations by choice or circumstance for additional fee. Please contact us for further information.
Travel insurance is required to participate in this program. We strongly encourage purchasing trip cancellation insurance, which should also include lost or damaged luggage.
We will all arrive at our meeting place, the Svolvaer Airport. After transferring to the Lofoten Cabins and our accommodations for our first three days, we will have a welcome dinner with meet and greet.
With optional yoga classes available as well, we will spend our first couple of days getting to know the area. Lofoten is a rock climbing destination with alluring views and notorious routes. We will trek to nearby peaks and practice the fundamentals of rock climbing.
Breakfasts and boxed lunches are included. Dinners are NOT included.
An early transfer to the town of Reine allows us to embark on an exciting kayaking extravaganza, touring the fjords and coastal mountains along Lofoten. We will be camping for the next few days in this untouched paradise.
Dinners and breakfasts, as well as boxed lunches, are included.
Our last day of kayaking brings us back to Reine and our lodging for the next two nights in local cabins.
Breakfast in camp and a boxed lunch are included. Dinner is NOT included.
For our last big excursion of the trip, we will hike out from Reine for a particularly thrilling and memorable hike.
Breakfast and box lunch are included. Dinner is NOT included.
We will say our farewells after an amazing trip, heading back to the airport and making our way home with a ton of new memories!
We will be staying three (3) nights in the Lofoten Cabins, two (2) nights camping, and two (2) nights in Reine Cabins.
A minimum of eight (8) participants is required to guarantee program departure.
Medical kits and equipment is carried at all times. Please keep an open line of communication with the guides to ensure you have a safe and healthy experience.
Clean up efforts are taken seriously. We ask you to follow our environmental and cultural procedures to leave the mountains and their communities in a better condition than when we arrived.
We will be meeting at the Svolvaer Airport, Norway.
Twin brothers Damian and Willie Benegas are two of the most respected climbers and mountaineers that Patagonia has produced. They boast an impressive 20 years' experience climbing and guiding expeditions in the Seven Continents, including tailor-made trips and group tours.
Benegas Brothers Expeditions' track record is proven by its outstanding safety and summit rates and the fact that clients keep coming back year after year.
It was their father's love for mountaineering and the outdoors that inspired Damian and WIllie as children to pursue their own adventures. Aconcagua and the mountains in northern Patagonia became their training ground and the place where they established themselves as world-class alpinists.
BBE was founded in 1992 and over the course of 20 seasons has guided clients from all over the world around the 4 corners of the world. The Benegas Brothers offer personalized adventures by prioritizing small groups in which family values and environmentally-friendly policies are of essence.
Join their expeditions in Patagonia, the Andes, the US and all over the world!
AMGA | IFMGA
Willie was hugely experienced and adapted the day according to our inexperience, late middle age and heavy snow fall. It was an exhausting climb and when the weather became even more inclement we bailed out and skied down the way we had come. Willie had already displayed great flexibility with the date, trying hard to negotiate a series of storms coming across the region. In the end we made the best of a bad situation. Be prepared for additional expense. Touring skis, skins, boots and poles plus the backpacks, shovels, search poles and beacons all adds up. With tip that will add another $150 per person. The day was a real adventure and certainly a memorable one. Don't underestimate the level of fitness required. We are pretty fit but it didn't feel like it was enough!
We all had a great day out with Willi. He found us some great snow to ski. And even with a few technical issues, he worked round it with ease. He shared alot of knowledge with us all, so we all had a great powder day. We would highly recommend this trip. Tom
My guide Joseph was exceptional. His combination of local knowledge, avalanche expertise, trip/route planning, photography, and his fun, positive attitude made for an unforgettable experience. I’ll be back 100% !
Willie Benegas was a superb guide for our first BC ski adventure in the Wasatch. Friendly and highly competent, he accurately assessed the conditions and our ability, and planned a trip that was both challenging and fun. Highly recommended!
The backcountry ski trip with Willie was awesome! He called me the day before the trip to explain where we were going to go and what we were going to do. Given that the weather was going to be cold, he brought along a thermos flask that I could put hot tea in. On the second day, he shared his thermos of hot tea with me since I didn't take the thermos. The snow conditions were a bit variable but Willie did a good job finding some good powder (especially the second day where we were able to ski 18 inches of untracked powder on an east facing bowl). The skinning part on the second day was extremely challenging because it was on a 32-34 degree slope with about 12 inches of fresh powder and it made the kick turns rather exciting. Willie really helped by using his shovel on each of the kick turns to make it a bit easier for me to make the turn. Willie also provided some coaching tips along the way both on the skinning as well as on the skiing part. He was also able to accurately judge what kind of terrain would work for my skill/fitness level and push me to that level! Willie was also a great companion. He has traveled all over the world and has had some interesting experiences which he shared. All in all, I had a really good trip with Willie.
Very quick, attentive and personable service and was adaptable to my changing needs. The guide was very professional and organised, great communication and some fantastic ski tours in a new mountain range. Great all round. Many thanks.
We had an excellent experience with Willie Benegas, he was knowledgeable and inclusive and would by all means join him again.
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