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Ski touring week on Senja, near Tromso, Norway

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Join Ric, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for an unforgettable week of ski touring in the quaint and spectacular island of Senja, a bit south of Tromso, Norway, and well up above the Arctic Circle.

Group

7 Days

Mar

Occasional

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular views of varied scenery.
  • Spend the week skiing several different spots on unspoiled powder.
  • Get the chance to see the Northern Lights when the sun has set.

Description

Located slightly south of Tromsø, Senja is a small and compact island that has been described as “Norway in miniature” because it has all the elements of this diverse country.

It is an excellent place for a ski touring adventure too!

Sitting well above the Arctic Circle, the island boasts numerous mountains whose slopes run right down to the sea. Several of the spots that we will go to are surrounded on three sides by water, giving us unparalleled great views as we rush down to the coastline.

We will have a few options for our week out in this remote and beautiful spot. We can head out for a long day and make two short ascents followed by amazing descents or just do one ascent and descent followed by a swim in the sea and sit in the sauna.

These mountains reach an elevation of about 1.000 meters and are not glaciated. The ascents are shorter than they are in the Lyngen Alps, but still offer spectacular views out over the mountains, fjords and sea. This is why two ascents is generally what we will aim for in one day.

On Senja, we will not encounter many other ski tourers, meaning that we get to enjoy unspoiled snow and take advantaged of all the varied terrains around here.

The spot is also well suited for splitboarders, so they are welcome as well. However, you will have to bring your own splitboarding equipment as you are unlikely to be able to rent it here.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for an unforgettable week of ski touring in the stunning scenery of Senja, just south of Tromsø!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you might also enjoy my one-week splitboarding trip in the Lofoten Islands!

Details

Accommodation

Twin-share accommodation in fjord side rorbu-style houses.

Meeting point

Harstad /Narvik airport

About the guide

I divide my time between working overseas as an off piste ski and splitboard guide in the winter, doing some Alpine guiding in the summer, and teaching rock climbing and other mountain skills from home in North Wales, UK during the rest of the time.

I started rock climbing aged 14, and since then I've skied, climbed and snowboarded in many parts of the world. My experience includes everything from high altitude mountaineering and ski touring in remote places to sunny rock climbing in familiar surroundings on the doorstep.
I started my guiding working as a UK qualified mountaineering instructor (MIC) and then qualified as a UIAGM after that.

I spent a number of years living and working full time as a mountain guide in the Alps, based in the Chamonix valley, and now I divide my time between the UK, the Alps and other places around the world, particularly Norway and Iceland.

I am a regular trainer and assessor of UK mountaineering instructor awards, and I am a trainer for the British Mountain Guides. I'm also a qualified teacher in Outdoor Education.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Bangor, Gwynedd, UK


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Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 2217 Each

Group of 2

GBP 2217 Each

Group of 3

GBP 2217 Each

Group of 4

GBP 2217 Each

Group of 5

GBP 2217 Each

Group of 6

GBP 2217 Each

Group of 7

GBP 2217 Each

Group of 8

GBP 2217 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Please note that price also includes transport from the Harstad /Narvik airport.




 

 

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