Splitboarding week in the Lofoten Islands, Norway

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Join Ric, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for an amazing splitboarding experience in the stunningly scenic and wildly remote Lofoten Islands.

Group

7 Days

Mar

Occasional

All Levels


Highlights

  • Explore varied terrains and splitboard in several different spots in the area.
  • Enjoy gorgeous views in one of Norway's most scenic locales.
  • Get the chance to see the Northern Lights once the sun has set.

Description

Most renowned for its world-class rock climbing, the Lofoten Islands are becoming an increasingly popular splitboarding destination as well!

And for good reason. There is plenty of pristine powder, loads of different types of terrains to explore and absolutely gorgeous scenery all around.

Join me for an unforgettable week of sampling some of the top splitboarding spots here. We’ll explore different touring options on all of the islands, but mainly focus our sights on the eastern island of Austvagoya.

The goal will be to make roughly two ascents and descents each day. These will generally be of moderate difficulty and if you’re looking for an easier day, you can always opt out of the second ascent.

As we go, we will be blessed by the astounding scenery all around us. Mountain, sea and fjords will be everywhere we go and we will be more likely than not able to splitboard down from the summit of a mountain all they way to the sea.

You can do that few places anywhere, so enjoy!

When you are not splitboarding, feel free to explore the town of Lofoten. The old fishing village boats unique architecture, which we will enjoy as we stay in Rorbu-style fishing cabins, and a quaint feeling that you will not be able to match in most other popular splitboarding destinations.

There will even be the chance to see the Northern Lights after the sun has set each day! The lights are still visible in March, although less common than earlier on in the winter.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for an incredible one-week splitboarding adventure in the stunning scenery of the lovely Lofoten Islands!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my one-week ski touring program in Senja, near Tromsø!

Details

Accommodation

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

More info

Be sure to bring your own splitboarding equipment as it is not guaranteed that you will be able to rent any equipment here.

Meeting point

The Harstad/Narvik airport.

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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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 2526 Each

Group of 2

GBP 2526 Each

Group of 3

GBP 2526 Each

Group of 4

GBP 2526 Each

Group of 5

GBP 2526 Each

Group of 6

GBP 2526 Each

Group of 7

GBP 2526 Each

Group of 8

GBP 2526 Each

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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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