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USD 1,799

GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOURING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 7 nights twin-share lodging in a group of 6 people.
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USD 1,799
Discover Norway's most iconic ski-touring mountains; the Lofoten Islands. A week filled with great skiing, amazing lodging & new experiences! Beautiful mountains rise straight out of the sea & are full of possibilities for scenic touring & epic powder descents. Join a fixed date tour or inquire about a custom tour ..
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Ski Touring in Lofoten

Overview

Lofoten as a ski touring destination is world-renowned. Surrounded by water in every direction, it is one of the places where the saying "skiing from the summit to the sea" makes the most sense.The mountains in Lofoten have an altitude from 700 to 1100m above sea level, and because of the harsh climate the treeline is somewhere between 300 and 400m, which provides very easy access to the incredible alpine terrain.

With such a dramatic landscape, many summits are perfect for ski touring and well worth a visit. Småtindan, Torskmannen, Geitgaljen and Trolltindan are just a few names on the long list of the favourite mountains.

Lofoten is famous for its oceanic climate with fast changing weather, and March is the best month for winter conditions. The dark times are over and it's possible to enjoy both long days with sunlight and the breath-taking northern lights (aurora borealis) in the evening!

Lofoten Ski Touring
Lofoten Ski Tour
Ski Touring Lofoten

Meeting Point & Transport

The meeting point for the tour is the airport at Svolvær (SVJ) or other location in the town nominated by you. Flights into Svolvaer are possible via Bodø (BOO) from Oslo (OSL). Airport transfers from Svolvaer are included in the price as is all transport during the tour. See the Itinerary Tab for more.

Accommodation & Meals

The group will be staying right on the sea in the fabulous Lofoten Apartments. All meals will be prepared by the group in the apartments, and one dinner is included in the tour price. for more details and photos, see the Accommodation tab.

Guides & Group Size

All guides are fully certified mountain guides with extensive local ski & mountaineering experience, plus their understanding of clients needs/wishes, and their teaching/organisational skills. The maximum number of guests per guide/group will be 6.

Technical & Personal Requirements*

Ski Ability

Participants can range from intermediate to advanced skiers & splitboarders. You should be at ease with skiing on all types of snow at a reasonable pace all day long. Slopes can be as steep or gentle as one likes, but may include short, steep & exposed sections plus couloirs. Skinning uphill 700 to 1500m per day will be involved. Your own ski touring & safety equipment is required, there is no rental available.

Fitness

Good physical condition is required, skinning. You should be prepared to ski all day long at a reasonable pace, approx. 4 - 6 hrs skiing.

*Good to know: if you don't have the level required, the guide may ask you to leave if necessary for the well-being of the rest of the group. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to ask!

A Note About Covid

The tour operator undertakes to follow all the recommendations issued by the relevant government. Participants will be informed of the health protocols relating to the accommodation where they stay - it is mandatory to respect them. For the latest on travelling to Europe see the website Reopen Europe.

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Accommodation & Food

Lofoten Apartments, Hopen

Accommodation on the tour will be in the Lofoten Apartments. It is located in Hopen, on the island of Austvågøy, about 20min drive Svolvaer. Build in 1946 as a fish processing plant, the house has been renovated in 2014 and offers now three modern and cozy apartments in incredible seaside surroundings.

Sauna and hot tub are available every evenings, and if you fancy a cold bath you can directly jump in the sea!

Each apartment has a kitchen and it's easy to cook your own food. One of the days the group will go out to fish after skiing, and a cook will help us to prepare whatever we catch for dinner (included in the tour price!).

Lofoten Ski Touring
Lofoten Ski Tour
Ski Touring Lofoten

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

March 12-19: 8 days/7 nights from €1730 in a group of 6

Inclusions
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights in Lofoten Apartment
  • GUIDE: Full-time professional guide during entire tour (max. ratio 1:6)
  • TRANSPORT: All ground transport during tour including transfers from & to Svolvær (SVJ) airport
  • MEALS: One Dinner
  • SMALL GROUP: 6 guests per guide
Add-ons
  • SAUNA: 200NOK per person
Not Included
  • FLIGHTS: to Svolvær airport (SVJ) Norway via Oslo & Bodo - Get best flight deals here
  • INSURANCE: Travel & Rescue Insurance - Get best quality travel insurance for skiing here.
  • MEALS & PERSONAL EXPENSES: Food (excluding one dinner) & drinks plus other personal expenses not stated as inclusions or add-ons
  • SKI TOURING / SPLITBOARDING GEAR
  • AVALANCHE SAFETY GEAR: beacon, shovel, probe

Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, Up Ski & Mountain Guides, including but not limited to the following:

A] Information and Booking

The bookings are always confirmed after an email and/or phone contact.

The booking is effective after the payment of the deposit.

B] Payment

A deposit of 20% of the total price is required for booking. It must be payed, at the latest, three months before the first day of the trip.

The balance (80%) is due, at the latest, one week before the first day of the trip.

All payment are to be made to the bank account information given on the invoice that will be sent to you. Please use the invoice number as a reference for your payment.

C] Cancellation Policy

If UP Ski & Mountain Guides are cancelling the trip, all payment that you’ve made will be integrally returned to you.

If you are cancelling, whatever the reasons are:

  • More than three months before the trip, all payment will be returned to you, minus 5% of administrative fees.
  • Less than three months before the trip, we keep you deposit.

D] Insurances

UP Ski & Mountain Guides professional insurances are, in no case, substitute to your own personal insurances, and you are responsible for purchasing one that covers the search & rescue, medical and repatriation costs for all activities and countries concerned by the trip.

Company Detail

UP Ski & Mountain Guides AB is a company registered in Sweden under the number 556985-2097