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Lofoten: ski tours on the magical islands

Norway - Europe

Lofoten, the magic islands
15.02 - 24.02.2019
Countless islands, peppered with fantastic ski peaks, in the midst of deep fjords and an endless sea - these are ski tours in Lofoten. In this wild and breathtaking scenery you can also imagine why the Vikings were such excellent and dreaded sailors! The magical islands fascinate with their incredible landscape, the low sun and the northern lights, the famous Aurora Borealis. And are a unique playground for unforgettable ski tour experiences.
The archipelago of Lofoten is an exceptional ski tour destination. Located north of the Arctic Circle, they offer a wide range of different ski tour destinations on the various islands. From gentle pleasure tours over open, wide slopes to wild, rocky peaks with their steep gullies and flanks that plummet into the sea, there is something for every taste. Most tours start at sea level on the coast and lead us to the various islands around the main town Svolvær. With a little luck, we will also observe the famous Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights. In any case, the deep sun, the sea and the Arctic atmosphere will captivate and enthrall us!

Your benefits and our services at a glance:

- 7 day kite tours with light luggage in the magical island world of the fascinating Lofoten
- Northern lights (Aurora borealis), fjords and sea
- Traditional accommodation (Rorbu, Norwegian for fisherman's hut)
- Price all inclusive
- small group for maximum security and personal attention
- Convenient trip on site in the rental car

Guide

Thomas Villars
Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA and Snow Sports Instructor with Federal Certificate of higher vocational Education und Training

Price

CHF 2800.-   (per person / 4 - 5 Participants)

Includes scheduled flight from Zurich to Harstad-Narvik incl. All taxes, all transfers in Norway by rental car, 9 overnight stays based on a double room, 8 days full board, tour guided by patented Swiss professional mountain guide IFMGA.
Not included are the cancellation insurance, any admissions, individual excursions on site, individual consumption on the way and all alcoholic beverages. Additional costs due to unforeseen events such as changes to the timetable, etc. are at the expense of the participants.

Requirements

Requirement condition
Medium
Echelle courses à ski
PD -  
AD

Desired experience:

- A conscientious preparation and good basic knowledge of ski touring including mastering the hairpin are natural
- good condition for climbs between 4 to 5 hours with a light daypack
- good alpine skier, parallel turn even in difficult snow conditions in the field up to 35 ° steepness
- Desire to discover an unknown country and foreign customs and traditions

Program

1st and 2nd day: Meeting point on Friday according to the timetable at the airport in Zurich, flight to Oslo and overnight at the Comfort Hotel Runway. On Saturday flight to Harstad-Narvik, takeover of our rental car, shopping and drive to Svolvær to our accommodation on the sea.

Day 3: Our first ski tour takes us to the Pilan, 700 m, a gentle walk to get to know the conditions. The ascent can be combined with the nearby Sautinden, 596 m. Great view of the Austnesfjorden.

approx. 1100 meters in altitude, ascent time approx.

4 hours. 4th day: Near our front door starts the tour on the Varden, 700 m. In combination with the Spisstind, 662, there is a great round trip with beautiful runs. approx.

1000 meters in altitude, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 5: If the snow conditions in the west are good, we visit the island of Flakstadøya. The Stornappstinden, 740 m, offers a varied tour with steeper slopes and a huge view out to the sea. If we are not yet busy with this tour, the store Klauva, 594 m, is another worthwhile destination.

740 meters in altitude, ascent time approx. 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Day 6: Today we have a fantastic round trip at Rundfjellet, 803 m. The climb takes us over the east side to this summit with its breathtaking 360 ° view. As a delicacy awaits us the descent over the wide slopes of the south side, a classic! approx.

1100 meters in altitude, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

7th day: Open slopes with many downhill variants await us at the Torskmannen, 755 m. This ascent can be combined well with the Breitind, 762 m. The highlight is the descent through the tree-covered slopes of Sukkerbrettet. approx.

1100 vertical meters, ascent time approx. 4 1/2 hours.

Day 8: If the conditions are right, the ascent of the Geitgaljetind, 1085 m, is one of the highlights of a ski tour in Lofoten. The tour through the wild Lillandsdalen to the saddle just below the summit offers everything you can dream of. The last few meters we go on foot.

1085 meters in altitude, ascent about 4 hours.

Day 9: On the last day of the tour we visit the west of Austvågøya again. First destination is the Sydalsfjellet, 736 m, with incredible, open slopes. The crowning glory is the ascent of Kleppstadheia, 534 m. Pure enjoyment on the last tour!

1270 meters in altitude, ascent time approx. 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

Day 10: Drive from Svolvær to Harstad- Narvik to the airport, return the rental car, flight to Zurich with arrival in the early evening.

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