Summit to Sea – Ski Touring in the Lofoten Islands

By on June 30, 2013. Posted in , , .

In early April 2012 six of us headed to the far north in search of some of Norway’s best ski touring in the Lofoten Islands. We flew into Svolvaer (via Oslo then Bode) and were met at the airport by Jonas, our Danish guide from Nord Norsk Klatreskole, who would be leading us to fresh pow for the week!

As some of us were relatively new to touring, we started the first day with a 600m summit and some tips on avalanche safety. The rest of the week was spent summiting 700-1200m peaks, mostly on skis but sometimes with the skis on our backs and using ice-axes. The weather at the beginning of the week was mixed, wet at the bottom and cloudy, but snowy after an ascent of a few hunderd meters. This didn’t last long and the rest of the week provided clear sunny days and great snow conditions!

This area is the most incredible place to ski-tour. Breathtaking views all the way up and down, definitely an experience like no other! The pictures below don’t even do it justice!

Accommodation in the form of our own cabin was really nice, comfortable and the evenings were spent on the balcony watching the northerns lights. Breakfast/lunch/dinner all included in the package.

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