If you crave thrilling off-piste and backcountry skiing experiences in untamed surroundings, look no further than Norway.
Do you get your skiing kicks from exploring untouched territories, far away from well-prepared skiing slopes and efficient lift systems? In that case, you have come to the right place. Your options for ski touring adventure in Norway, a country dominated by vast mountain ranges, are seemingly limitless.
From glaciated peaks rising directly from the Arctic seas to breathtaking fjordscapes and remote alpine summits, there are off-piste areas to accommodate every taste. And with local experts on hand to guide you to the best places, unforgettable expeditions await skiers irrespective of skill and experience. It is strongly recommended to use a local ski touring guide in order to minimize risk.
Stay safe and find out about the avalanche risk before you set out. You can check the avalanche forecasts at varsom.no.
Take your skiing passion further on a sail to ski adventure where a boat will be both your accommodation and your means of transport. Head to the Sunnmøre Alps or the Hjørundfjord for crowd-free runs with fresh powder snow, or venture inland to areas like Jotunheimen to put your skills to the test in classic Norwegian mountain terrain with the deepest snow.
For an exotic Norwegian ski touring trip, choose a destination up north, where the skiing action is likely to be amplified by a sighting of the northern lights. A few destinations to check out in Northern Norway are the Lofoten islands, the Lyngen alps and the island of Senja.
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.
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