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Two women with skis enjoying the view of mountains and fjord from the top of a mountain in Narvik, Northern Norway
Two women with skis enjoying the view of mountains and fjord from the top of a mountain in Narvik, Northern Norway
Ski touring in Narvik.
Photo: Runde Dahl
Ski touring in Narvik.
Photo: Runde Dahl

Ski touring in Narvik

Imagine standing on an Arctic peak, admiring the view. Then, you fasten your skis and cruise all the way down to the fjord.

Quick facts

Main ski touring season
March to mid-May

Level recommended
Beginners to experts

Types of skiing terrain
Alpine peaks and couloirs
Sea to summit
Open mountain plateaus
Forests
Lift-accessed backcountry

Epic run
Stetinden is the national mountain of Norway. Its distinct steep profile fascinates the many people who dream of one day conquering it. In winter, most skiers head for Stetinden’s neighbour, the slightly lower Halls Fortopp (1,315 metres). Expect spectacular scenery and magnificent skiing all the way down to the fjord.

Discover Narvik

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Narvik Mountain Lodge 3 and 5 - Ski touring package
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Narvikfjellet Ski Resort
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Ski Service Narvikfjellet
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    Getting here and around

    Get in-depth travel information for Narvik at Narvik’s official website.

    • Narvik train (ski touring)

      By train

      There are two daily departures with SJ to Narvik from Stockholm via Luleå and Kiruna. Sleeping cars are available.

    • Narvik car (ski touring)

      By car

      You can rent a car at Evenes airport or in the Narvik city centre. Some accommodation providers offer transfer to and from the airport.

    • Narvik plane (ski touring)

      By plane

      Harstad/Narvik Airport lies 1 hour from Narvik by road. The airport has several daily flights to and from Oslo.

    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 varsom.no 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.

    Get inspired

    Let the adventure begin.

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