Lofoten: ski tours on the magical islands

Norway - Europe

Lofoten, the magic islands
01.03 - 09.03.2025
Countless islands, peppered with fantastic ski peaks, in the midst of deep fjords and an endless sea - these are ski tours in Lofoten. In this wild and breathtaking scenery you can also imagine why the Vikings were such excellent and dreaded sailors! The magical islands fascinate with their incredible landscape, the low sun and the northern lights, the famous Aurora Borealis. And are a unique playground for unforgettable ski tour experiences.
The Lofoten archipelago is an exceptional ski touring destination. Situated north of the Arctic Circle, the various islands offer a wide range of different ski tour destinations. From gentle pleasure tours to open, wide slopes to wild, rocky peaks with their steep gullies and flanks that plummet into the sea, there is something for every taste. Most of the tours start at sea level on the coast and take us to the various islands around the main town of Svolvær. With a bit of luck, we might even see the famous aurora borealis, the Northern Lights. In any case, the low sun, the sea and the Arctic atmosphere will captivate and inspire us!

Your benefits and our services at a glance:

- 7 day ski tours with a lightweight day pack in the magical island world of the fascinating Lofoten Islands
- Northern Lights (Aurora borealis), fjords and sea
- Traditional accommodation (rorbu, Norwegian for fisherman's hut)
- Small group for maximum safety and personal support
- Comfortable journey on site in a hire car
- Organisation of the entire trip including the flight
- Excellent and long-standing experience and local knowledge of the mountain guide
- House right by the sea in Henningsvær, the most beautiful place in Lofoten
- Possibility to take individual rest days at any time


Thomas Villars
Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA and Snow Sports Instructor with Federal Certificate of higher vocational Education und Training


CHF 2990.-   (per person / 5 - 7 Participants)

Included are all transfers in Norway in a hire car, 8 overnight stays in a double room, 8 days full board, tour guide by a patented Swiss professional mountain guide IVBV.

Not included are the scheduled flight from Zurich to Harstad-Narvik incl. all taxes (as of March 2024 approx. CHF 750.00/person), the costs for ski luggage, cancellation insurance, any entrance fees, individual excursions on site, individual consumption en route and on the outward and return flight and all alcoholic beverages. Additional costs due to unforeseen events such as flight schedule changes etc. will be borne by the participants.

Early registration is generally recommended, simply because of the availability of flights and the more favourable flight price.


Requirements condition with skis on the way
Very good physical condition  
Ski touring scale
PD -  

Desired experience:

- A conscientious preparation and good basic knowledge of ski touring including mastering the hairpin are natural
- good condition for climbs between 4 to 5 hours with a light daypack
- good alpine skier, parallel turn even in difficult snow conditions in the field up to 35 ° steepness
- Desire to discover an unknown country and foreign customs and traditions


Day 1: Meeting point on Saturday at Zurich airport according to the flight schedule, flight via Oslo to Harstad-Narvik, pick-up of our hire car, overnight stay in a hotel near the airport.

Day 2: After breakfast, drive to the Lofoten Islands and start our first ski tour on Mount Pilan, 700 metres, a gentle introductory tour to get to know the conditions. The ascent can be combined with the nearby Sautinden, 596 metres. Great views of the Austnesfjorden. Shopping in Svolvær and drive to Henningsvær to our accommodation right by the sea.
Approx. 1100 metres in altitude, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 3: The tour to Varden, 700 metres, starts close to our front door. In combination with the Spisstind, 662, this is a great round tour with wonderful descents.
Approx. 1000 vertical metres, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 4: If the snow conditions in the west are good, we visit the island of Flakstadøya. Stornappstinden, 740 m, offers a varied tour with steeper descents and a tremendous view out to sea. If this tour is not enough for you, Store Klauva, 594 metres above sea level, is also a worthwhile destination.
740 metres in altitude, ascent time approx. 2 1/2 to 3 hours

Day 5: Today a fantastic round tour awaits us at Rundfjellet, 803 metres. The ascent takes us up the east side of this summit with its breathtaking 360° views. As a treat, the descent over the wide slopes of the south side awaits us, a classic!
Approx. 1100 vertical metres, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 6: Open slopes with many downhill options await us at Torskmannen, 755 metres. This ascent can easily be combined with the Breitind, 762 m. The highlight is the descent through the tree-covered slopes of the Sukkerbrettet.
Approx. 1100 metres in altitude, ascent time approx. 4 1/2 hours.

Day 7: If the conditions are right, the ascent of Geitgaljetind, 1085 m, is one of the highlights of a ski tour in the Lofoten Islands. The tour through the wild Lillandsdalen valley to the saddle just below the summit offers everything you could dream of. We walk the last few metres.
1085 metres in altitude, ascent time approx. 4 hours.

Day 8: On the last day of the tour we pay another visit to the west of Austvågøya. Our first destination is Sydalsfjellet, 736 metres, with incredible open slopes. The crowning glory is the ascent of Kleppstadheia, 534 metres. Pure enjoyment on the last tour too!
1270 metres in altitude, ascent time approx. 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

Day 9: Drive from Henningsvær to Harstad-Narvik airport, return the hire car and fly to Zurich, arriving in the early evening.


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