NORWAY SKI TOURING 2019

 

 

April 2019 - Loppa/Senja Linkup

This year we are linking up two of Norways gems, Senja Island and Loppa Kommune.  


The number of people ski touring in Norway is exploding, and for good reason.  First of all it is drop-dead gorgeous. Beautiful mountains rising out of the sea, interlaced with deep-water fjords is just the beginning.  Being this far north means that the snow is plentiful right to the water’s edge.  Putting your skis on with the waves gently lapping on the shore  takes some getting used to. The latitude also means that while the springtime sun is out nearly 24 hours, the snow remains unaffected.  Powder snow is the norm, not the exception. Top this off with Norway’s amazing infrastructure - there is an incredible network of roads, ferries, tunnels and bridges. In Loppa, despite being hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle, and despite island hopping your way to a fishing village with less than one hundred permanent residents, for a very reasonable price you can rent a house with triple glazing, under floor heating so warm you wander around in your shorts and Wi-Fi better than at home.  After a big day skiing you can knock the snow off your boots at the door, have a high pressure shower as hot as you want and sit back on the couch in your underwear and watch the fishing boats go by.  We don’t usually do the underwear part but you get my drift….it is pretty damn nice.

We have a series of houses rented and will move to two different locations. Using ferries and boats we can explore deep into the fjords and ski untracked snow until the reindeer come home.  We do our own cooking, each house is equipped with a modern, well appointed kitchen and all food preferences can be easily accommodated.  All accommodation places have Wi-Fi and cell phone reception.

Where we live

The village of Husoy. Our house is located on the left end of the island.  We will have a van to explore the surrounding Fjords.  

The village of Husoy. Our house is located on the left end of the island.  We will have a van to explore the surrounding Fjords.  

The Finnmarken will transport us between locations in style.

The Finnmarken will transport us between locations in style.

Bergsfjord is an isolated village cut off from the mainland.  We will have a boat rented for the duration of our stay which we will use to access the surrounding mountains.

Bergsfjord is an isolated village cut off from the mainland.  We will have a boat rented for the duration of our stay which we will use to access the surrounding mountains.