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.
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.
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- Guiding fee
- Transportation start and back
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat lodging is included.
Direct flights from Oslo to Alta depart daily and take approximately 3 hours.
Alta Airport. The roundtrip transfer from Alta Airport to Øksfjord is included (approximately 2 hours).
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.
French | English
UIAGM | IFMGA
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Everything was great from Explore-share communication to communication with Jorge to the guide I had for two days (Thanks Kiki!). Plenty of flexibility and services.
This ascent was a lifelong dream come true! It was by far the best ski trip I've ever done. Everything went smoothly with the organization Explore-Share's organization and all the preparation and necessary gear were clearly detailed beforehand, and I finally reached the long-awaited summit of Mt. Tronador, thanks in large part to Jorge's expert guiding. He did a really outstanding job at guiding me safely and professionally all the way. He found the right rhythm, knew when to push me to go hard in the tough sections and when to take it easy and relax. It was an experience I'll never forget and I will definitely be contacting him again for more ascents around Bariloche! Thank you Jorge!!
The trip was really successful. I got an excellent guide Pablo, I am sorry that didn't know his surname. Pablo is very professional and responsible guide. He knows an area perfectly, very attentive and caring in relation to client. Thanks to him I did evan more than really could. I learnt with him a new ski techniques and my ski level really rose. Patagonian mountains is a place of strongest beauty and I think that to spend there even a few days is a rare success. I surely recommend Andescross company and guide Pablo for turing skiing in Patagonia.
This was my first experience of a backcountry and Patagonian skiing and it could not have been a more rewarding experience. Unbelievable scenery, fantastic skiing and great fun. Jorge is the consummate host, able to combine a group of mixed ability fitness and experience without ever compromising on the level of challenge: guide, teacher, asador, guitar master and now friend, I cannot recommend Andescross highly enough
Just do it. Go for yourself. See snow in South America, see the Andes, see Patagonia. I had ski tour 3 days and 2 night in Baguales park near Bariloche with Jorge and loved the experience. It was a good season.
I can't say enough good things about AndesCross and my recent 7 day backcountry hut tour. Trip of a life time in all aspects. We skied incredible terrain, experienced the local culture and had an amazing time as a group. Everyone had the opportunity to achieve bigger ski objectives while staying safe. Jorge made sure everyone in our group had a great experience, both while skiing and while in Bariloche. None of the pictures do justice. Everything was perfect. I've done a number of similar trips in the US and Canada and would rank this at the very top of my list.
Jorge was a phenomenal mountain guide. He put us in some great snow and kept everyone safe. He is personally a great guy and went out of his way to make sure everyone had a great time. I'm always happy to serve as a reference for anyone considering a trip with Andescross. Spent two days in Baguales. Snow as incredible and the food was tier I. A truly unique, top tier experience. Hundreds of acres of private ski land in the Andes provided a unique, isolated touring experience. Spent four days at Frey Hut. Jorge knew all the tips and tricks to make the stay very enjoyable. We toured up to a few peaks every day. Made lots of friends from all walks of life. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat, and hopefully take more time to do a few volcanoes later in the season. Next on the list - Antarctica or Norway with Andescross!
Jorge is fantastic guide, he helped us with all the logistics of our two week trip as well as provided for lots of flexibility for us with all aspects of the trip including terrain, ability level, snow conditions and weather. He truly found us the best powder in Patagonia and was an excellent teacher as well for anything you wanted to learn about the alpine touring, avalanche conditions, and the Patagonia backcountry. We had a terrific time in Challhuaco and Baguales and would highly recommend his exceptionally professional organization.
Andescross arranged weeks ski touring and guiding in the middle of November for me and a couple of my friends. We had an most amazing time - starting off with some hiking around Bariloche and then heading up Mt Tronador, followed by a drive around the two National Parks, down to the Chilean border. Everything was very well organised and it was a truly memorable experience.
I had a great time in Bariloche and went with Andescross to climb in Frey and also ascend Cerro Tronador along with a friend I was travelling with. Jorge is awesome and made the whole experience enjoyable. His love of this beautiful area comes across and he was very accommodating with us, working around the weather (it snowed one night at Frey) and maximizing the amount and quality of climbing we did. He also took us to Cerro Lopez to get one last climb in since we had minimal good weather up at Frey. Jorge is a great guide and I was very comfortable climbing with him. After a couple day's rest we ascended Cerro Tronador with Nahuel. It is a great glacier climb with a spicy finish. A pretty demanding ascent and descent, but well worth the view from Pico Argentina. I would definitely go climbing with Jorge and Andescross again and hope to soon!
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