Ski touring in the Lofoten Islands 8-day trip

Discover the fascinating scenery of the Lofoten archipelago and its colourful villages, north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, on this great ski touring trip along IFMGA certified guide Gouvern.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Join me for an 8-day ski touring trip in the incredible Lofoten Islands, in the North of Norway. This archipelago, inhabited since 800 AD, offers a landscape of steep mountains with sharp peaks rising from the North Sea, split by deep fjords, and scattered with picturesque and colourful fishermen villages.

Although located north of the Arctic Circle, the warm waters of the Gulf Stream provide pleasant temperatures, similar to the Alps. Each day we will explore a different fjord and enjoy amazing descents on the wild slopes of the Lofoten.

Each islet of the archipelago offers myriads of different runs, from wide slopes to rocky couloirs, through forests, finishing on beaches. Starting from sea level, the ascents range between 600 to 1200 m vertical drop.

This trip is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the warm welcome of the inhabitants of these beautiful islands. We will cross between the islands by boat while we admire the stunning landscapes of amazing peaks falling into the sea. Not to mention the lively bars of the village of Svolvær!

The program

We can meet in Oslo on Saturday night for dinner and overnight at the hotel. Or we can either meet on Sunday morning directly at Oslo Airport, for the flight that will take us to Svolvær.

We will spend 3 nights on Austvågøy, one of the biggest islands of the archipelago. The next 4 nights, we will stay in a comfortable lodge on an islet of the Vestfjord. On Monday morning, we return to Svolvær to take the flight back to Oslo.

It will be great 8 days of skiing, from Sunday morning to Sunday evening. We will enjoy a fantastic ski touring week along the protected fjords of the southeast coast.

At the beginning of the week, we will go on a Star Trek on the main summits of Austvågøy. Each morning, the Zodiac will take us to different fjords, with an elevation of 500 to 1000 m, that reduces the effort of the climb.

Please contact me if this ski destination is on your bucket list. Send me a request and we will start planning this unforgettable trip. It will be my pleasure to guide you there.

You can also take a look at another great trip that I also guide: ski touring from a boat in Greenland!


Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 

 

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.

 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next dates Info
30/03/2019 to 07/04/2019
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Occasional
More info

Group size: 6 to 10 people
6 participants: 1 guide; 10 participants: 2 guides

When to go? In April, around the long Easter weekend.

 

About the Guide

 
 

With my name I can’t make you believe that I am mountaineer of origin! I am a breton migrant worker who was stranded in the Pyrénées and later in the Alps…
What I like most of my job is the incredible mountain’s support to weave the real relationships in a short time and often the quality with people whom I guide to these beautiful summits. It is with a great pleasure that I put at your disposal my 25 years of experience in the climbing, mountaineering and skiing playgrounds to guide you in your adventure projects. I am also ski instructor and mountain rescuer. See you soon!

 
 
 

 

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