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Ski touring at Mt. Hoven
Mt. Hoven.
Photo: Bård Basberg / Loen Skylift

Ski touring in the Sognefjord and Nordfjord areas

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Fjord to fjord

With grand fjord views and some thirty summits to choose from, the mountains in the Sognefjord and Nordfjord areas offer terrific potential for ski touring.

Quick facts (Sognefjord, Nordfjord)

Main ski touring season
February to early May

Level recommended
Beginners to experts

Epic run
At 1,843 metres above sea level, Skåla stands high over Loen. It is a favourite hike in the summer, partly thanks to the distinctive cabin tower at the summit. In winter Skåla offers lots of space on a wide slope – perfect for skiing.

Types of skiing terrain
Alpine peaks and couloirs
Open mountain plateaus

Types of accommodation
Hotels and B&Bs
House boats (sail and ski)

Kjersti Kvamme

Kjersti Kvamme about Nordfjord

"My name is Kjersti Kvamme, born and raised in Oslo. Despite my life goal of being a ballerina, it was the mountains and skiing that won my heart. My job as a fashion designer gives me the opportunity to travel the world, but also makes me crave the calmness my head gets from nature amd the kick from a great day of off piste skiing.

I live in the small town of Stryn, which has only around 6,000 inhabitants – and almost as many mountains to climb! Situated in Nordfjord, between the largest mainland glacier in Europe and Norway's wildest coast at the western cape, Stryn has spectacular mountains and valleys, rolling farmland and a dramatic coastline."

"In my opinion, Nordfjord is Norway at its highest, wildest, deepest, and most enjoyable. The mountains here are spectacular and range from a few hundred to more than 2,000 metres above sea level."

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Explore the unmistakable landscapes of the Sognefjord and Nordfjord areas as captured by local ski touring enthusiast Kjersti.

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    Getting here and around

    In many cases, you can get to the foot of the mountain by public transportation, but the easiest way to get around is by renting a car. Get in-depth travel information at the official websites for Sognefjord and Nordfjord.

    • Sognefjord plane (ski touring)

      Getting to Sognefjord

      Sogndal Airport has daily connections to both Bergen and Oslo, with flight times from 30 to 45 minutes.

      You can also fly to Sogndal from Sandane and Ørsta/Volda.

      An airport express takes you from the airport to Sogndal.

    • Nordfjord plane (ski touring)

      Getting to Nordfjord

      Both Sandane Airport and Ørsta-Volda Airport are located centrally when you are going to Nordfjord. The airports have direct flights from Bergen (1 hour) and Oslo (1 hour) and corresponding flights to many Norwegian cities.

      Ålesund Airport lies 2 hours and 30 minutes by car from Nordfjord and offers good connections to Oslo and other Norwegian and European cities.

    Ski touring experiences

    Explore your options below and let the adventure begin.

    Safety in the mountains

    Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

    1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
    2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
    3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings. This is especially the case for ski tourers - check the current situation in your area on and make sure you follow the advise given.
    4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
    5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
    6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
    7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
    8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
    9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.
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