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.
In Nordfjord, you will find world-class skiing terrain, set in the beautiful and spectacular scenery of Western Norway, many with views of the fjord. The mountains in Nordfjord invites you to great ski touring and backcountry skiing with views of fjords and mountains. Experienced guides will adjust the trip based on the weather and snow conditions.
Stretching over 200 kilometres from the coast into the mountains, the Sognefjord is the longest fjord in Norway. The region’s most popular tour is the Sognefjord Alpine Traverse, which cuts across the alpine peaks between the picturesque towns of Sogndal and Balestrand.
The tour combines breathtaking fjord landscapes with great terrain, making it an ideal location for ski touring enthusiasts of all levels. Starting at the highly popular ski touring destination of Sogndal, the three-day tour culminates near the iconic Keipen peak – an imposing summit that overhangs the Ersefjord.
En route, you pass mainland Europe’s largest glacier Jostedalsbreen as well as the impressive Fjærlandsfjord, before you continue along the remote alpine ridge of Menes.
A few kilometres north of the Jostedalsbreen national park you will find the picturesque village of Loen. The Skylift cable car swiftly elevates its passengers 1,000 metres up to Mount Hoven, where ski tourers can pick and choose from exciting descents with complex terrain.
North of Loen lies Stryn, an area dominated by awe-inspiring peaks not far from the ski locations of Romsdalen and the Sunnmøre Alps. Stryn often gets overlooked by its neighbouring destinations, but the location, dry climate, and crowd-free descents make it somewhat of a hidden gem.
You will find quality eateries that serve everything from simple meals to a la carte dinners in even the smallest towns in this area.
The old village of Lærdalsøyri at the Sognefjord features wooden houses from the 16th century, while the Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre in Oppstryn in Nordfjord tells you the story of the region.
There are lots of opportunities for an active holiday around these fjords, where the beautiful nature forms the perfect settings no matter the season.
Read up on safety and find out about the avalanche risk before you set out.
Main ski touring season
February to early May
Beginners to experts
At 1,843 metres above sea level, Skåla 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
Houseboats (sail and ski)
Let the adventure begin.
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