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Skiing with a view

Norway is perhaps best known for two things: fjords and skiing. Get a quintessential Norwegian experience by combining the two in one trip.

Formed over centuries by shifting glaciers, the fjord landscape consists of giant peaks that descend into deep valleys with crystal clear waters. This is more than a stunning backdrop – it is almost like the mountains were tailor-made for ski touring.

The steep Sunnmøre Alps, not far from the coast and surrounding the Hjørundfjord, provides many exciting possibilities. The region boasts six of the top ten Norwegian ski tours as voted by the Norwegian Mountain Guides Association. You can for example ski from 1,500 metres above sea level down to the fjord in one run.

The Sunnmøre Alps is just a short drive from the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund, so there is also the option of combining your ski tour with a stay in one of Norway's most charming towns.

You can also stay in Norway’s second biggest city Bergen, located on the southwestern coast. A UNESCO world heritage with medieval roots, Bergen offers a convenient base with easy access both to life in the city and to the fjords.

Find your fjord skiing destination

Fjord skiing destinations
Located in Fjord Norway, Nordmøre offers ski touring challenges in some of most scenic terrain the country has to offer, including the Romsdal valley. Read more
Nordmøre and Romsdal
Combine unique skiing adventures with beautiful alpine mountains and idyllic fjordscapes in Sunnmøre. Read more
Sunnmøre and Hjørundfjord
With grand fjord views and some thirty summits to choose from, the mountains in Sognefjord and Nordfjord offer terrific potential for ski touring. Read more
Sognefjord and Nordfjord
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    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.
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