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Skiing and sailing around the Finnmark fjords in Norway

Come and explore some of the most pristine and uncrowded mountains in Scandinavia during this week-long skiing and sailing adventure in the Finnmark fjords of Norway with local IFMGA mountain guide Jorge.

Mountain RangeFinnmark
Duration8 days
Offer periodApr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Discover the pristine and uncrowded mountains of northern Norway.

  • Sail through the picturesque Finnmark fjords and soak up the incredible views.

  • Relax and enjoy delicious Norwegian cuisine throughout the week.

Description

Join me on this 8-day skiing and sailing adventure through the Finnmark fjords in northern Norway. Located above the Arctic Circle, the mountains here undoubtedly offer some of the most pristine and uncrowded slopes in all of Scandinavia!

We’ll depart from Øksfjord, one of the most northern cities in Europe. From here, we’ll spend a week aboard a small wooden sailboat as we explore some of the best mountains and fjords in the region. 

Our typical day will consist of a hearty breakfast, followed by a full day of skiing in the mountains! Typically, we’ll gain around 800-1300 meters of elevation per day. In the evenings, we’ll head back to the sailboat to relax, enjoy some excellent Norwegian cuisine and rest in preparation for the next day. 

Our itinerary will of course depend on the local weather conditions. Luckily, however, we have many options from which to choose in the Finnmark fjords. In fact, you can even spend an entire week in just one fjord and ski on a different mountain each and every day.

So far, I have explored 41 of the mountains in this area on skis. I look forward to sharing some of my favorites with you during this trip. Join me!

Contact me now to reserve your spot(s) on an unforgettable skiing and sailing adventure in Norway’s Finnmark fjords. 

If you are looking for something more extreme, consider this 17-day ski tour in Antarctica.

Accommodation

Boat lodging is included.

More info

Direct flights from Oslo to Alta depart daily and take approximately 3 hours.

Meeting point

Alta Airport. The roundtrip transfer from Alta Airport to Øksfjord is included (approximately 2 hours).

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Itinerary

Day 1: From Alta to Øksfjord

From Alta Airport, we’ll take a bus taxi to the remote town of Øksfjord. You are welcome aboard the sailboat at 5pm. I recommend you to take an early flight the same day so that when you arrive, we can directly meet on the boat.

We’ll start navigating the same evening.

Day 2 to 7: Head out to skiing destination

We’ll head to different locations with different objectives each day of the week.

Waters, in general, are quite calm since we are protected by the fjords. We’ll rarely go out into open waters, which makes living on the boat a lot easier.

Our locations will depend on weather conditions. There are new mountains to explore every day, so the plan is quite flexible and open.

On the last day, in the late afternoon, we’ll head back to the town. Our late evening journey looks spectacular from the water.

Day 8: Transfer to the airport

We’ll have our last breakfast with Charles, our majestic captain and leave the boat before 10.30 am.

My pre-arranged transportation will take you back to the airport, ending this remarkable trip.


About the guide

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UIAGM-IFMGA-IVBV Mountain Guide

My name is Jorge, and I am one of the first IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides in Argentina. I got my full UIAGM-IFMGA certification in 2005. I was one of the pioneer mountain guides in Argentina and Chile to introduce Ski Mountaineering and Backcountry Skiing back in 1999.

In 2009, I became one of the first Argentines to work as a Ski Guide on the Antarctic Peninsula and ski peaks in that area. I helped, co-worked and guided ski athletes from Salomon, Arcteryx, Smith and the North face, such as Xavier de Le Rue, Luca de Bari, Eric Hjorleifson and other pro-athletes of the ski industry in the production of ski films in Argentina and Chile.

I have been guiding across Patagonia for more than 15 years now. In the past few years I have also guided in Antarctica, Norway and Iceland.

Patagonia is my home. This is where I started to develop most of my guiding skills and experiences at an early age. Today, I spend half of the year guiding overseas, and the other half guiding in Argentina and Chile.

Regarding my personal resume as a guide and sportsman, some of the highlights include classic Granite climbs in Yosemite National Park like the Half Dome Regular NW face in a day and Sentinel Rock (Herbert- Chouinard route); several ski mountaineering expeditions to Alaska including the inner Chugach range; the Wrangell's-Saint Elias range, spending two weeks in a tent in the Icefield, skiing couloirs and faces as much as we could. Other great mountaineering expeditions I went on include:
- A remote expedition to Mariano Moreno in the Patagonian Icefield
- Several rock climbs in Europe, like the Dolomites, Slovakia, French and Swiss Alps, and Spain
- Guiding the Mont Blanc ascent on skis
- Technical classic ice/rock Rebuffat- Terray on Pelerins in Chamonix
- Frendo Spur in Chamonix
- Fitz Roy and other satellites spires in Patagonia

I happily spend a lot of my time on skis, and guiding mostly technical backcountry and volcanoes in Patagonia.

I’m fluent in Spanish and English.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3712 each

Group of 2

EUR 3712 each

Group of 3

EUR 3712 each

Group of 4

EUR 3712 each

Group of 5

EUR 3712 each

Group of 6

EUR 3712 each

Group of 7

EUR 3712 each

Group of 8

EUR 3712 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• A minimum of 6 participants is required. The per person price includes boat lodging and all meals during the week, round trip transportation from the Alta Airport to Øksfjord and 2 fully certified UIAGM-IFMGA mountain guides for the group of 6-8 participants. Airfare, any lodging or meals in town and drinks are not included.


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