Lofoten: ski tours on the magical islands

Norway - Europe

Lofoten, the magic islands
14.03 - 23.03.2025
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 Lofoten archipelago is an exceptional ski touring destination. Situated north of the Arctic Circle, the various islands offer a wide range of different ski tour destinations. From gentle pleasure tours to 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 of the tours start at sea level on the coast and take us to the various islands around the main town of Svolvær. With a bit of luck, we might even see the famous aurora borealis, the Northern Lights. In any case, the low sun, the sea and the Arctic atmosphere will captivate and inspire us!

Your benefits and our services at a glance:

- 7 day ski tours with a lightweight day pack in the magical island world of the fascinating Lofoten Islands
- Northern Lights (Aurora borealis), fjords and sea
- Traditional accommodation (rorbu, Norwegian for fisherman's hut)
- Small group for maximum safety and personal support
- Convenient local travel in a hire car
- Excellent and long-standing experience and local knowledge of the mountain guide
- House right by the sea in Henningsvær, the most beautiful village in Lofoten
- The possibility to take individual rest days at any time


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


CHF 3099.-   (per person / 5 - 7 Participants)

Included are all transfers in Norway in a hire car, 9 overnight stays in a double room, 8 days full board, tour guide by a patented Swiss professional mountain guide IFMGA.

Not included are the scheduled flight from Zurich to Harstad-Narvik incl. all taxes (as of March 2024 approx. CHF 750.00/person), the costs for ski luggage, cancellation insurance, any entrance fees, individual excursions on site, individual consumption en route and on the outward and return flight and all alcoholic beverages. Additional costs due to unforeseen events such as flight schedule changes etc. will be borne by the participants.

Early registration is generally recommended, simply because of the availability of flights and the more favourable flight price.


Requirements condition with skis on the way
Very good physical condition  
Ski touring scale
PD -  

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


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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