Why is Touring in Norway so good?
Northern Norway is an incredible place to tour, either on skis or on a splitboard. It is a place that skiers and splitboarders can operate at a similar pace, so it often works for mixed groups on different equipment. There are so many mountains that are perfect touring peaks, all set among the backdrop of glaciers and sea. It’s also a great place to go at the back-end of the Alpine touring season, as the snow is less affected by the hot Alpine sun, and the daylight hours are long.
Where do we go?
Since 2012 we’ve been running trips to the Lyngen Alps, near Tromso, above the Arctic circle, at 69 degrees north. It’s a spectacular area, with peaks rising to 1800m from the beach. More recently we’ve extended our destinations to include the island of Senja, a compact rocky island gem south of Tromso, and also to the Lofoten islands, a craggy archipelago of mountainous islands leading out into the Arctic ocean. Both of these destinations offer great touring amongst spectacular scenery, with summits rising to around 1000m. In 2019 we are running 3 Northern Norway trips.
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What’s touring in Norway like?
In Norway life is simple; we go up some mountains, and we ride down them. There are no ski lifts to speak of, and therefore we access the great skiing and riding by skinning alone. We try and seek out quiet ascents and untracked snow for the run back down. Ascents are relaxed, enjoying the long days and consistent temperatures, and descents are savoured. It’s often possible to ride all the way down to the water’s edge. On trips in March an added bonus may be the chance to see the Northern Lights. On all the Norway trips the touring consists of day tours to Arctic summits or passes, we occasionally use boats for access but most often we can travel to each tour by road. We stay in small houses and cabins and enjoy Norwegian hospitality and food.
NB: These trips book up early so get in touch soon if you’re keen to reserve a place.