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Ski Touring in the Fjords of Norway

Overview

The ski touring trip into the Norwegian fjords around Romsdalen is a world-class experience. The lands along the Norwegian Coast have been inhabited for thousands of years and yet a lot of the primeval character of the landscape remains. The meeting of mountains and ocean is truly remarkable. The coastline may very well be the most complicated one in the world. Thousands of fjords ranging from a few hundred meters to over 100 kilometers make up the coast of Norway. After having been there, we saw just enough to realize that the skiing possibilities are just about endless.

$3,500 Per Person
7 Days
Difficulty
Ratio:
4:1, 6:2

Trip Information

$3,500
Price based on 3-4 skiers. Please contact us directly for private trips. 425-888-6397 x2 | info@proguiding.com
The ski trip into the Norwegian fjords around Romsdalen is a world-class experience. The lands along the Norwegian Coast have been inhabited for thousands of years and yet a lot of the primeval character of the landscape remains. The meeting of mountains and ocean is truly remarkable. The coastline may very well be the most complicated one in the world. Thousands of fjords ranging from a few hundred meters to over 100 kilometers make up the coast of Norway. After having been there, we saw just enough to realize that the skiing possibilities are just about endless.
What recent guests have said:
M.K.:  I’ve been fortunate to go on many such adventures, but I must say this was one for the record books— just outstanding on every level.
Fabrizio V:  "Best ski trip I've ever taken.  I wouldn't want to tour with anyone but Martin and Kurt.  They went above and beyond any expectations I had!"
Donavan L: Thank you for an awesome trip. It definitely exceeded my expectations...I think it was the best trip I've ever taken! Martin and Kurt were great guides. 
Check out this video to get a better feel for the trip.
Duration: 7
Ratio: 4:1, 6:2
Difficulty Level:
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Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult

Skills Required: Advanced skiing ability and prior ski touring experience

Fitness Level: Strenuous

You should be able to ski black diamond ski slopes at ski areas in just about any condition, and be able to ski ungroomed slopes of intermediate difficulty without any hesitation. You should have a good amount of ski touring experience and have experience in moving through the landscape in a variety of snow conditions ranging from deep to frozen snow. You should be able to complete transitions from touring to skiing or boot packing with ease and good efficiency.


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Itinerary

Suggested itinerary: Depending on the length of the tour and the temperature, we will get up between 6am and 7am. After a good breakfast we are putting on our skins right off the boat, or we will drive a few minutes with a rental car depending on snow conditions. Generally we will be touring between 3500 and 4500 feet per day. This means that we will be touring uphill between 4 to 6 hours per day. The terrain ranges from subalpine down low to glaciated high alpine higher up. From the high country we will be able to see the fjords of the area. We will be back at the boat in the middle of the afternoon and might have time for some fishing, eating, caffeinating, b-s ing and all the other stuff that we are so excellent at.
Meeting day: We will meet at the airport in Molde between 3 and 4pm. From there a short bus ride will bring us to the skipper who has the boat ready to go.
While we get organized on the boat and have dinner, the skipper will take us to our first harbor in Vestnes.
Day 1:  Ytstetinden is a great first objective with it moderate height of 1162m.  Upon our return to the boat, we will go deeper in to the Romsdalfjorden and anchor down in Andalsnes. Btw, this is where the world famous Trollwalls are.
Day 2: There are many possibilities, but one of the great objectives in the area is Skarven at 1142 meters. This should leave enough time for a bit of fishing in the afternoon. We will spend the night in the Andalsnes harbor again.
Day 3: We will have our sights on the famous Kyrkjetaket “the Churchroof” (1439 meters). Aptly named, its almost 3000 totally planar south face overlooking Isfjorden is a truly special ski descent.
Day 4: We have the option to go back towards Vestnes and start our tour in Vollabukta. This will give us the option to summit and traverse the spectacular Blastolen (1111 meters), then summit Trollstolen (1141 meters) and then ski down to Vagsbukta. Our boat will be waiting for us there in a beautiful natural harbor.
Day 5: One option is also to cruise to the end of the neighboring Eresfjorden in the late afternoon of the 4th day and spend the night there. This gives us the option to summit Kvitfjellet (1381 meters).
Day 6: There are so many options for more ski tours, but one further option is to go sail that cool 100 year old sailboat around for a bit, before we return back to Molde in the middle of the afternoon.            

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Pricing

$3,500
per person
Price based on 3-4 skiers. Please contact us directly for private trips. 425-888-6397 x2 | info@proguiding.com
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What's Included In the Trip Price
  • Guide fees
  • boat rental
  • food for breakfast, lunches, snacks and dinner
  • technical group gear
What's Not Included
  • alcohol on board (alcohol can be purchased in the tax free shop at the airport or in any of the little towns)
  • transport to and from Molde
  • entertainment off the boat
  • rescue and trip cancellation insurance
Payment Policy
If booking a domestic trip that is over 30 days away or an international trip that is over 60 days away, you can book your trip by paying a 20% deposit.  View Full Policy
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel for any reason 30 or more days before domestic trips or 60 or more days before international and Alaska trips, we will refund everything you have paid minus half of your deposit. No refunds will be provided if you cancel your trip for ANY REASON (this includes but is not limited to illness including CoVid-19, injury, or work-related issues) within 30 days of the start of domestic trips or 60 days of international and Alaska based trips.  View Full Policy

Equipment List

Clothing
Base Layer
  • 1-2 Lightweight or midweight tops (avoid cotton)
  • Lightweight or midweight long underwear bottoms
  • 2 pairs warm ski socks
  • 2 pairs liner socks
  • non cotton underwear
Mid Layer
  • Fleece or wool or similar warmth layer
  • Wind shirt or soft shell jacket - wind & water resistant, breathable
Outerwear
  • Waterproof/breathable jacket with hood
  • Soft shell ski pants
  • Waterproof/breathable ski pants
  • Down or synthetic puffy-type jacket
  • Warm hat - should cover ears
  • Sun hat - baseball type or visor
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Ski gloves or mittens
Personal Gear
  • Day pack – large enough to fit everything inside (around 30-40 liters) - dedicated shovel pocket preferred
  • Water bottles - enough for a full day - wide mouth best to prevent freezing shut
  • Sunglasses - adequate for snow travel
  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen - SPF 25+, waterproof
  • Lip Balm - SPF 15+
  • Headlamp - lightweight LED recommended
  • Face mask/covering - for when close contact is unavoidable
  • Hand sanitizer (there is no running water in the huts)
  • Earplugs - essential for sleeping
  • Personal toiletries - keep it simple: toothbrush, tiny toothpaste, bath wipes
  • Small personal first aid kit - just the basics: blister care, ibuprofin, prescription meds, etc.; your guides will have a substantial group first aid kit
Technical Gear

Snow Travel Gear

  • Snow travel equipment - alpine touring or telemark skis or splitboard
  • Boots - touring ski boots or snowboard boots
  • Poles - adjustable poles are ideal so you can adjust the length when going uphill/downhill
  • Climbing skins
  • Ski brakes or removable ski leashes
  • Ski or splitboard crampons - ensure they are compatible with your bindings and ski/board width

Safety Gear

  • Avalanche Beacon
  • Shovel - compact, lightweight, metal blade preferred
  • Probe - dedicated probe only (240cm or longer strongly recommended)

Technical Gear

  • Ice Axe - lightweight, 55-70cm is fine
  • Boot Crampons – ensure they fit your boots (steel required for Bernese Oberland and Monte Rosa, all other trips aluminum okay)
  • Anti-ball plates for crampons
  • Climbing Harness - lightweight, (no padding; ex: Black Diamond Alpine Bod)
  • Glacier Travel Kit:
    • 2 Locking Carabiners - at least 1 large HMS style and 1 regular locker
    • 2 Non-locking Carabiners - any style, we recommend wire gates
    • 1 Single Length Dyneema/Dynex Runner/Sling (60cm/24in diameter loop)
    • 1 Double Length Dyneema/Dynex Runner/Sling (120cm/48in diameter loop)
    • 1 Cordelette - 6 mm cord, 6 meter length

 

Optional Items
  • Notebook and writing utensil
  • Thermos - with a hot drink
  • Compass - adjustable declination a must
  • Altimeter watch
  • Maps - contact guiding office for appropriate quadrangles
  • Map case - large Ziploc bags work well
  • Camera
  • Skin wax
  • Sleep sack - lightweight silk or cotton
  • warm socks - to sleep in
  • Thermos - vacuum type is best
  • Foot powder
Additional Items

A pair of tennis shoes and comfortable street (boat) wear are handy.  Keep in mind, space on the boat is limited, so be selective when choosing what to bring.

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FAQs

How do I get to Molde?

Fly to Oslo and then take a commuter flight to Molde. It generally works best if you stay overnight in Oslo and fly the next morning to Molde. We are meeting in Molde in the early afternoon of the first day of the trip. The flight from Oslo to Molde takes about one hour.

Do you have hotel recommendations for Oslo?

Oslo Airport, Gardermoen is located in Gardermoen in Ullensaker, Norway, 48 km north of Oslo.

Hotel accomodations obviously exist right near the airport or in downtown Oslo. The town center of Oslo is very pedestrian friendly and worth the trip. We have stayed in the Thon Hotel Astoria in the center (astoria@thonhotels.no). It was simple, clean and convenient.

I have heard that Norway is expensive. Is this true and what does it mean for our trip?

In terms of our trip, it means that you might want to bring a bit more spending money. Just about everything is included on the boat in terms of food. We will be in little towns on a regular basis that will give us the opportunity to spend a bit of money, but the bulk of the expenses are included in the trip. So 40 - 50 US $ per day should be plenty.

Is the skiing difficult?

No, the general skiing terrain would have to be rated as advanced but not expert level terrain.

Will I need to bring a sleeping bag?

No, it is all provided.

Should I tip by guide?

Although tipping is not a requirement, it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or a flat amount that you are comfortable with.

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