8 day Fjord Ski Touring Holiday Norway

Let our guide find the best back country skiing in the Sunnmøre and Nordfjord region, off the beaten track and in search of fresh snow and magnificent views

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13200 Nok, p.p
18+ years
8 days
Moderate - Advanced
Max. 8 people
March - May

Ski touring holiday Norway highlights

From your lodge we take you to a different mountain to secure the best skiing in the Sunnmøre Alps and Nordfjord area. This way you experience the huge variety of views over the ocean and the fjords in the best conditions. A well planned and guided tour by our guide secures fun and safe ski touring. A luxurious lodge and kitchen make the afterski activities after sunset even more enjoyable.

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Accommodation and price options
The first part of the week you stay in a luxury lodge in Harpefossen, near Nordfjordeid. The second part of the week in Stranda. Both Nordfjordeid and Stranda have sports shops, restaurants and supermarkets within a ten minutes drive.

Our cook can prepare all your meals in your cabin (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Ask for the catered option.

If you have a group of your own and you want to change the program, let us know and we will be happy to design a trip for you, adapted to your wishes and abilities.

Location
  • The cabin is easily reached by car when flying to Vigra Airport in Ålesund, where the tour will end as well.

Included
  • 7 nights accommodation in a luxery cabin
  • The services of an experienced Norway Adventures guide throughout the trip
  • Snowshoe equipment
  • 6 days transportation during the snowshoe days
  • Full-board if catered option was added
Excluded
  • Transport to and from Norway and the cabin on the first and last day
  • Wintersport clothing
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals if self-catered option is chosen
What to bring

There are a couple of things you really don’t want to forget to bring on this fjord snowshoeing week in Norway, check out our packing list for going to the fjords in winter!

Day to Day

Itinerary

Day 1

When you arrive at Vigra airport in Ålesund, you’ll take the bus or rent a car. Get ready for your winter fjord experience! Including two ferry crossings, it is roughly a three hour drive to your luxury lodge. You will meet the guide at the lodge and have the rest of the day to settle into your home for the next week.

Day 2

For habituation and material control, we do a small tour in the morning. We also practice with the avalanche transceiver, shovel, and avalanche probe. In the afternoon you can explore the resort and the multiple free-ride possibilities available for you to ski.

Duration: appr 5 hrs

Elevation: 500m up & down

Day 3

Today we have a nice tour in Nordfjord on the program. We make altimeters, for example, to Ljosuregga or Troda (980 m). It is a medium-length tour without technically difficult obstacles. For Ljosuregga we start at the lodge. However, if the Troda has good snow we prefer this. This a pretty typical Norwegian tour since you start in a small farmers village and along the way you get to experience amazing views of the fjords, and from the top you can even see the Atlantic Ocean.

Duration: appr 6 hrs

Elevation: 700m up & 900m down

Day 4

We pack our stuff in the car and drive to Stranda, where we will stay the rest of the week. We will pass the UNESCO Listed World Heritage Geirangerfjord and get some amazing views from our car.

In the afternoon we make a trip to for example Høgenibba (1191m) starting from the Storesætra. Or to Blæja (1420m), starting from Fivlestadhaugen (400m) in the beautiful Norangsvalley. This tour is characterized by a long gradual trek up. The reward at the top is the view overlooking the Hjørundfjord, surprising and very beautiful. The rest of the week we stay in a luxury cabin in Stranda.

Duration: appr 6 hrs

Elevation: 800m up & 1000m down

Day 5

The area surrounding Stranda is considered the heart of winter sports in Western Norway. There are countless opportunities to go on ski tours. Depending on the weather and snow conditions we choose the most beautiful day trip spot.

Duration: appr 5 hrs

Elevation: 700m up & down

Day 6

We leave in the morning towards the Dalmannshornet (1436m) then further down the valley. First we zigzag up through the forest and come up quickly above the treeline. Here we have a splendid overview of the surrounding mountains. We cross the ridge to the top of the Dalmannshornet before making our way down again.

Duration: appr 7 hrs

Elevation: 1000m up & down

Day 7

Tour to the Kvitegga or Tuvegga (1180m), not far from our lodge. This is a nice top to close the week. First through the woods up, continuing over a pretty plateau and then continue to the top. We then have a wonderful descent back to the car park in the valley. There is a big chance we find beautiful powder here.

Duration: appr 4 hrs

Elevation: 800m up & down

Day 8

After breakfast, transfer to Alesund. The route is well worth it, thanks to the boat crossing over the fjord. Our ski touring journey comes to an end and you will be dropped off at the Ålesund airport for your flight back home.

Testimonials

Caroline

April 2016

A fantastic experience 3 sporty girls who love nature, adventure and fun. Before that we were in very good hands with Rogier. He has shown us all corners of Stranda and Nordfjeld that matched our level.

Anonymous

April 2016

Me and my two friends went to Norway to go for a tourski trip with Rogier, but it turned out to be so much more. Rogier made this trip very worth while; he knows a lot about nature and the environment and he loves to show you around.

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