Norway·March

Lofoten skiuke

A whole week of backcountry skiing in the most famous arctic archipelago.

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Overview

There are many reasons why you should go skiing at Lofoten, but perhaps the most compelling is the unique combination of natural beauty and cultural history that this region offers. The dramatic landscape of steep mountains and deep fjords provides a stunning backdrop for skiing, with opportunities for both challenging descents and leisurely tours through the snow-covered wilderness. At the same time, the rich cultural heritage of skiing in Lofoten adds an extra layer of interest and meaning to your experience, with historic landmarks like the Lofoten Ski Museum and the village of Kabelvåg providing a fascinating glimpse into the region's past. The Lofoten archipelago is located in northern Norway, where the mountains meet the sea, creating a dramatic landscape. Skiing has been a way of life for the people of Lofoten for centuries, with a tradition of ski racing dating back to the early 19th century.

Highlights

The fjords

The fjords

Fjords are deep, narrow inlets surrounded by steep cliffs that are found in coastal areas of Norway, Iceland, and other countries. They were formed over thousands of years by glaciers carving into the land and then filling with seawater. The result is a breathtaking landscape of snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear water, and lush green forests. Fjords offer a unique blend of natural beauty, adventure, and cultural experiences.

Aurora borealis

Aurora borealis

The aurora, also known as the Northern or Southern Lights, is a natural light display that occurs in the polar regions of the Earth. It is caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with the Earth's magnetic field, which then excite the gases in the atmosphere, producing a colorful and ethereal light show. Auroras come in many shapes and colors, ranging from green and pink to violet and blue, and can be seen in the night sky in areas with clear, dark skies.

Hosts

Lorenzo d'Addario

Lorenzo d'Addario

Lorenzo is a certified IFMGA mountain guide, based at the Dolomites with tons of experience in mountaineering and adventurous trips in Europe and around the world. He has been guiding many groups in Norway across Lofoten, Tromsø and at the Lyngen Alps.

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Schedule

Given the abundance of ski routes at the Lofoten, we can adjust the itinerary during our skiing week to the preferred challenge level of our clients and the weather. The skiing program is decided on a daily basis based on technique and experience. We are going to leave (early) in the morning (depending on weather conditions) and come back in the afternoon. Lunch will be a snack while skiing. We are going to have a great dinner at the b&b or at some restaurants depending on your preference.

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Day 1

Arrive in Svolvær or Leknes

You'll land in  Svolvær or Leknes (we'll communicate the exact airport) and from here we'll drive to our Rorbu. These locations are known for their breathtaking natural beauty: you'll be surrounded by towering mountains, fjords, and glaciers.

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Days 2-6

Skiing days

We'll spend part of the week skiing around Tromsø, and part in the Lyngen region. Skiing in these areas is a unique and unforgettable experience that offers some of the best off-piste skiing in the world surrounded by fjords and the Arctic Ocean.

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Day 7

Last one!

Last skiing day and return home.

What's Included

What's Included

Certified IFMGA mountain guide

6 days of skiing

7 nights in a typical house

Flights

Restaurants and bars

Anything not detailed in the "What's included" section

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Trip Entry

Lofoten Islands, Norway

A wild country to be discovered

Norway is a country with a rich and deeply ingrained outdoor culture, with a population that values and enjoys spending time in nature. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter, to hiking, fishing, and kayaking in the summer, Norwegians have a deep appreciation for the great outdoors. The country is home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world, including fjords, mountains, forests, and lakes, and these landscapes are easily accessible to all. Norwegians have a long-standing tradition of taking advantage of their natural surroundings, and this is reflected in the many outdoor activities that are popular in the country. Whether it's exploring the wilderness on foot, kayaking along the fjords, or skiing in the mountains, Norwegians cherish their connection to the outdoors and continue to foster this important part of their cultural heritage.

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Trip Tips

Skiing Skills

Skiing Skills

On this trip, some of the stages are demanding. There are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. There could be the possibility to sleep in bivouacs, but you do not have to have experience with bivouacs to participate. It is also recommended that you have previous experience with ski touring or ski mountaineering.

Liability

Liability

Fjello selects local partners with the utmost care. For any inaccuracies, however, we can not accept any liability. Climbing and skiing are risky sports that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Fjello recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge and skills not go outdoor alone. All our trips include a local certified guide who will take care of your group. Enjoy your adventures safely with first-hand information from the locals.

Travel

Travel

Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run. Wait for the status of the trip to be confirmed. We can also offer a full package by buying the flight tickets.

You'll Be Staying Here

Typical Rorbu

Typical Rorbu

Rorbu houses are traditional Norwegian fishing cabins that have been converted into cozy and rustic accommodations. These historic buildings, typically found along the coast of Norway, have been updated to offer modern amenities while retaining their original charm and character. Rorbu houses often feature bright, colorful exteriors, large windows with views of the sea, and comfortable interiors with traditional furnishings. They provide a unique and authentic experience for travelers, allowing them to immerse themselves in the local culture and way of life.

Related Blog Posts

The origins of skiing can be traced back to the Stone Age, when the Vikings used skis to travel across the snowy terrain of Norway. These early skis were made of animal bones and were used for transportation and hunting. The sport of skiing, as we know it today, evolved from these early skis, and it is believed that the first organized ski competition was held in Norway in the 18th century.

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Norwegian skiing history

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Clothing

  • Underwear, wool (or warm material)
  • Socks
  • Midlayer
  • Insulated jacket (warm)
  • Shell jacket
  • Shell pant
  • Hat, warm
  • Buff
  • Thin gloves/mittens
  • Gloves/mittens

Footwear

  • Ski boots

Equipment

  • Head lamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen/chapstick
  • Goggles
  • Ski helmet
  • Skis and poles
  • Skins
  • Crampons
  • Ski crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Probe
  • Snow shovel
  • Light thermos

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Dates

March 3 - 10 2025

FROM$2052/pp

March 10 - 17 2025

FROM$2052/pp

Lofoten skiuke

Norway· March· 7 nights

FROM$2052/pp