PRSNT ADVENTURE RETREAT LOFOTEN, NORWAY
TOURING GUIDED BY PROFESSIONAL GUIDING SERVICE
Northern Alpine Guides is a professional guide service based in Lofoten, Norway with IFMGA certified guides. We offer climbing and ski guiding, courses, tailor made adventures, events and expeditions to private groups and corporations. Our Base Camp in Kalle, Lofoten is an amazing resort from the 1860. This is the perfect venue for mountain people looking for an arctic experience (Lofoten Ski Lodge). Here we run our activity programs, serve top quality food and Lodging all year.
We also run trips in the Alps, Alaska and Nepal were we have many years of experience and local knowledge. If you are just starting to explore the mountains, or an expert, we can take you to the next level. We pride ourself in working with talented and certified guides and partners who are passionate about their job. Choose your favorite trip and join us for an lifetime adventure
The Lofoten islands are an extensive archipelago in to the ocean. These mountains are some of the oldest visible mountains in the world and have mesmerized people since the first humans moved here 6000 years ago.
Skiing in Lofoten is nothing new. A 2000 year old ski was discovered in some swampland outside Henningsvaer. At that time the skis where used for hunting and easier access and movement. Today we use the skis for fun, recreation and exploring.
With mountains between 700 and 1100 meters above sea level there are plenty of opportunities for all levels. We have steep couloirs and wide open slopes. You can ski for 600m or 2000m, it will all depend on your fitness and motivation.
With roads along the coastline we have endless access to beautiful ski terrain with different aspect and angels. This gives us a flexibility to choose the best snow and safest terrain every day.
Middle of April until middle of May:
Spring skiing. With stable spring snow in the sunny aspects and powder in the shaded aspects
Typically spring conditions with the possibility of powder during weather front systems, the sun is stronger and effects the snow with strong solar radiation. The midnight sun appears middle May with 24 hours of sun light.
16 - 24 hours of daylight
Temperatures 0 to +5 celcius. Colder in the alpine.
+ lots of sun and you can also rock climb and surfing in the sun the same day.
- the snow can recede back from the sea line in many places.
Our guides will choose the best terrain for the groups fitness and experience level every day. We dont make any week plans because we need to adapt to weather, snow conditions and group. We are in the middle of all the great skiing - so driving farther than 30 minutes is rare. The guides from Northern Alpine Guides will make sure you have an amazing day out in the snow and bring you safely back to Lofoten Ski Lodge where snacks, waffels and sauna are waiting.
Expect tired legs, big smiles and memories for a lifetime!
Fitness and Experience
To fully enjoy ski touring in Lofoten you need some prior experience with ski touring. If you are a beginner we can organize a intro course to ski touring. This will give you several techniques to help you move efficiently and ski safely.
There are no lifts in Lofoten (except a small one in Svolvaer). All of our tours are depending on us skinning up and skiing down. To be able to ski and skin for 5-7 hours your fitness level need to be normal to good. Prior to a ski vacation we recommend to train stamina and strength in your legs. Our guides will adapt and make sure to fit the day plan with your fitness and experience.
Prior to your trip we will send you an equipment list. Make sure to read this and that your equipment are working, fitting and ready to ski.
We have equipment for rent if needed or if you want to travel light.
We rent out:
LOFOTEN SKI LODGE - AUTHENTIC LOFOTEN STYLE LODGING
Lofoten Ski Lodge is a hidden gem at the heart of all the good skiing on the Lofoten islands. We offer active people and business groups a unique combination of top quality food, rough-luxe accommodation in renovated traditional cabins and ski guiding with certified mountain guides from Northern Alpine Guides.
From February to May we offer week long and weekend ski touring holidays for powder loving people. Mid week breaks are also available.
We provide full board accommodation and at the Lodge we have two big lounges with fireplaces, a dining room, fully licensed bar, a media and seminar room, a library and a big Sauna with a stairway straight into the Norwegian sea.
Here we have all the facilities, staff, guides and atmosphere you need for an unforgettable Lofoten ski experience. We are proud to invite you to an original, historical and traditional place with all modern upgrades, a place like nowhere else in the world.
The Lofoten Ski Lodge is surrounded by spectacular nature with a dramatic landscape where you drink water from our very own alpine lake, breathe pure air, listen to the sound of silence and get a taste of the local food.
The Lodge is located right on the waterfront and underneath the mighty mountain of Vågakallen where we are remote and alone , but yet only 12 km from Kabelvåg and Svolvær.
Lofoten Ski Lodge is located on private grounds in a quiet area with no unnecessary traffic and is only a 10 minute drive away from the nearest village center. In the nearby village Kabelvåg there are small boutiques, a supermarket and bars with both pleasant and cozy atmospheres. The historical site Storvågan, with the Gallery Espolin, the Lofoten Museum and the Lofoten Aquarium are options for entertainment. At our Lodge you can access a sauna, where if you`re lucky you can enjoy the Norhern Lights. We have all you need for the ultimate ski experience in Lofoten!
Lofoten Ski Lodge is the result of a cooperation between the owners of Kalle fishing village and Northern Alpine Guides. Together we have created the ultimate place for skiers, snowboarders and climbers. We provide comfortable lodging, amazing food and a great atmosphere in authentic Lofoten style with exceptional facilities.
We are very proud to bring our guest and guides to a place were we can share knowledge, stories, play games, chill out and host an international crowd of passionate travelers and skiers. Lofoten Ski Lodge is the dream for us, our guides and our guests.
With huge, but cozy lounges, a dining area with sea views, renovated traditional cabins, a hall full of toys and a huge Sauna Spa we have covered the needs for a great ski vacation.
Lofoten Ski Lodge is a hidden gem at the heart of all the good skiing on the Lofoten islands and run by Maren and her husband Seth.
Ski + Rock Climb Guiding – IFMGA mountain guides
Full access to all the Lodge facilities
Lunch: Self made
Free Coffee or Tea
After-ski waffle buffet
2 course dinner
Bed linen and towels
Use of drying room
Free use of ski workshop
Free use of SUP and Kayak’s
Climbing wall and yoga mats
Access to the lounges, library, bar
Final cleaning on departure