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Ski touring Lofoten
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Ski touring in the Lofoten Islands

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.


DURATION

8 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Mar

FITNESS LEVEL

Occasional

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Ski touring adventure in the Lofoten Islands, Norway
  • Travel between islands by boat with spectacular views of the Arctic Circle
  • Experience the lively bars of Svolvær

Description

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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

INCLUDED in our ski in Lofoten package to Norway :

Hotel, guide/instructor, vehicle, breakfast, lunch (picnincs), ABS® airbags.

NOT INCLUDED in our ski in Lofoten package to Norway :

Air flights, insurances, dinners, lunchs at restaurants, drinks, ski and personal equipment, tips.

Approximately € 500 for Oslo-Svolvær flights via Bodø, plus about € 200 for flights to Oslo from major European cities. Provide 2 bags (travel bag + ski bag).

Warning: use Oslo Gardermoen Airport, otherwise plan a margin of time for transfers.

Contact us if you wish to include the flight Oslo-Svolvær in your ski in Lofoten trip to Norway package.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

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Group size: 6 to 18 people 6 participants: 1 guide; 12 participants: 2 guides; 18 participants: 3 guides

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FAQs

What level of skiing experience is required to ski in the Lofoten Islands?

This trip is ideal for intermediate to advanced skiers who are comfortable with off-piste skiing and have some experience with ski touring.

What is the fitness requirement?

The trip involves daily ascents with elevation gains ranging from 500 to 1000 meters. Good cardiovascular fitness and leg strength are essential.

What are the Lofoten Islands like?

he Lofoten Islands are a stunning archipelago in northern Norway, known for their steep mountains, deep fjords, picturesque villages, and friendly locals. Despite their location above the Arctic Circle, the warm Gulf Stream provides pleasant temperatures, making them a unique and beautiful ski destination.

What is the weather like in Lofoten?

The weather in Lofoten can be unpredictable, with temperatures ranging from freezing to mild. Expect a mix of snow, rain, and wind.

What language is spoken in Lofoten?

The primary language spoken in Lofoten is Norwegian, but many people speak English.

What is the daily schedule like?

Each day will involve a ski tour with an ascent of 600 - 1200 meters and a descent on diverse terrain.

Where will we be staying?

The first 3 nights will be spent in accommodations on Austvågøy, and the next 4 nights will be in a comfortable lodge on an islet of the Vestfjord.

What's included in the price?

INCLUDED in our ski in Lofoten package to Norway :

Hotel, guide/instructor, vehicle, breakfast, lunch (picnincs), ABS® airbags.

What is NOT included in the price?

NOT INCLUDED in our ski in Lofoten package to Norway :

Air flights, insurances, dinners, lunchs at restaurants, drinks, ski and personal equipment, tips.

Approximately € 500 for Oslo-Svolvær flights via Bodø, plus about € 200 for flights to Oslo from major European cities. Provide 2 bags (travel bag + ski bag).

Warning: use Oslo Gardermoen Airport, otherwise plan a margin of time for transfers.

Contact us if you wish to include the flight Oslo-Svolvær in your ski in Lofoten trip to Norway package.

About the guide: Powder

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Powder

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What people are saying about Powder

Robert

5.00

Great day with Boris and easy to book.

Alastair

5.00

Overall the experience was great - Xavier really knew the local area catered to everyones abilities in the group and offered some great advice. I would love to book another day trip (or maybe even a multi day trip!) with Xavier so I could experience some of the peace and quiet you get away from the piestes in the remote areas of the mountains. Would recommend to anyone that wants to explore the mountains away from the crowds.

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