Alpine skitouring week in Stryn
Stryn in winter
Nordfjord is the most complete destination in Norway both in winter and summer. This is the spot where you have both high standard accommodation and also more reasonable alternatives. This is where you can ski in the morning, cycle around lunch and wavesurf before you go to bed. In winter and early summer the small local skilifts and the many mountain roads gives easy access into the mountains. The steepest cable car in the world – the Loen Skylift brings you directly to Mt.Hoven straight from the fjord!
From April to July, Stryn provides the best late season snow (maybe in the world?). And the long lasting season is proven by the Stryn Summerski chairlift which opens in end of May.
We start the skitouring from the valley/fjord, from the lifts or from one of the many mountain roads around.
Highly qualified guides
All guides working in Breogfjell are qualified IVBV/UIAGM/IFMGA mountainguides (called “Tindevegledere” in Norwegian) They also know the area like their own pocket. For ski mountaineering we only use IFMGA certified guides or aspirant guides.
DAY 0 – Saturday (arrival day)
Arrival day in Stryn. After arrival this is a perfect day to look around in Stryn and Loen, enjoy a better meal at one of the local restaurants, unpack all your equipement and relax after a long journey to get to Norway.
DAY 1 – Sunday
Your local mountainguide will meet you after breakfast at your hotel or hut. The guide will inform about the current conditions in the mountains and take you out on a shorter hike (around 3-400 v.m. ascent). If the snow conditions are good, this tour leads to a longer descent (up to 1400 v.m. descent). Although short, we visit some of the finest peaks around Stryn which offers beautiful skiing.
DAY 2 – Monday
We plan for a longer hike to a peak that provides beautiful view of the Stryn valley. The descent will be chosen based on the current snow conditions and stability. Alternatives might be Mt.Rinddalshyrna, Mt.Midtstolshyrna, Mt.Stolhyrna. We might be able to ski all the way down to the Oppstryn lake and if the conditions are perfect, we might be able to enjoy 1600 vertical meters of skiing!
DAY 3 – Tuesday (alternative day)
After a long trip the day before, most prefer to spend this day for an alternative activity or a restday. Stryn and Nordfjord offers many activities like cycling, skiing, spa & wellness, climbing, sightseeing and much more. We will send you an overview of local activities once you have booked a ski trip week with us. Alternative activities and guide for this day are not included in the price, but can be booked upon request.
DAY 4 – Wednesday
We are now ready for a new hike to one of the bigger mountains in the valley. Alternative peaks might be Mt.Skaala, Mt.Lodalskaapa or Mt.Storskredfjellet. These mountains offers steeper descents and beautiful scenery, all depending on the current snow conditions. At the end of the day you will have finalized four days of glorious skiing!
DAY 5 – Thursday
This day we plan to utilize the ski lift in Stryn Vinterski, Stryn Summerski or the breathtaking Loen Skylift to access some of the finest lines in the valley. The combination of ski lift and some hiking will make it possible to do several trips in one day.
DAY 6 – Friday
This day is open for your preferences and whishes! Whether you would like to do a longer or shorter hike, or ski around the Stryn Vinterski, Stryn Summerski or the Loen Skylift to access more of the finest lines in the valley. Your guide will try to meet your preferences to adjust to the snow and weather conditions.
DAY 7* – Saturday (day of departure)
After a week of skiing in the fjord that has it all, you are ready for transfer to the airport.
The day to day program will be adjusted to meet your skiing/hiking skills and snow/weather conditions.
- Alpine ski touring skis, telemark skis or splitboard
- Ski boots
- Ski poles
- Ski crampons
- Avalanche beacon, showel and probe
- Ice axe and crampons
- 30-40L backpack
- Water bottle or thermos
- Back country ski clothing
- long underwear (wool preferably)
- mid layer jacket/sweater (thin fleece or wool)
- wind and water proof shell jacket and pants
- ekxtra isolator jacket (down, primaloft, fleece of wool)
- key card for lifts
Missing backcountry equipment?
You can rent all required equipment from us. Either you are an experienced backcountry enthusiast, or a beginner, our tours are suitable for both! How many participants? We have a limit of six persons per guide.
This might be the skiing holiday you seek!
It´s important for us that you and your friends, family or colleagues get good experiences in the mountains. “Skill-adjusted tours” is a term we have used in the Norwegian friluftsliv (outdoor life) for years and is central to the trip planning. On this trip you should be comfortable carrying a ski touring day-pack and skinning for several hours. There is likely to be mixed snow conditions on sun exposed or wind blown areas and you should be comfortable skiing through forested slopes. Our guides will adjust the itinerary according to conditions and the group’s wishes. This is a trip for those appreciating their creature comforts after a great day’s skiing.
You will receive a confirmation by email after submission of form.