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GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOURING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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Whether skiing from the door, by road, boat or kayak, explore the last skiing frontier in the remote, wild Alps of Finnmark, above the arctic circle in Norway! Devoid of people, ski mountains surrounded by fjords all the way down to the sea! Join an affordable fixed date ski tour every week from March to May .....
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Ski Touring the Alps of the Finnmark

Overview

Escape to the last skiing frontier in the remote, wild Alps of Finnmark, above the arctic circle in Norway! Devoid of people, skiing from the door, by road, boat or kayak, explore & ski mountains surrounded by fjords all the way down to the sea! A full week of perfect ski-touring in a remote location from March to May is just the tonic one needs to refresh and get prepared for the rest of the year!

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Ski Touring the Alps of the Finnmark
Alps of the Finnmark Ski Tour

The Finnmark Climate & Terrain

Climate & Day Length

Although the region is far north of the Arctic Circle, don't expect extreme cold! The gulf stream softens the temperatures and makes life possible along the coast of northern Norway. In the heart of winter it can get very cold on a few rare days, but between March and May, it is generally between -10 and +10. The oceanic climate comes with sometimes rapidly changing weather (byge in Norwegian).

Located 70° North, the length of the day varies between the dark period in the heart of winter and the midnight sun in late spring and summer. In mid March, the days are comparable to those in the Alps, and are growing rapidly. After April 20 it is daylight 24 hours a day, and the midnight sun appears after May 17.

As for the Northern Lights, you can see them until the beginning of April!

Terrain

The Finnmark Alps range from sea-level and culminate at 1,191m on the Øksfjord glacier. They present themselves with large ice caps at altitude, some very alpine peaks, and typical plateau mountains, with more or less steep sides. They are perfect mountains for skiing, where everything is possible. From leisurely skiing on wide, shallow slopes to skipping turns in narrow, steep corridors. On bad weather days, there are also enough sheltered, forested to enjoy the powder!

In one day of ski touring, the group can cover a vertical drop of between 800 to 1,600m. It is easy to adapt a day tour to the group and to offer one, two or more hikes so that everyone benefits to the maximum, according to their ability and will!

To see how the tour operates day to day, see the Itinerary Tab.

Meeting Point & Transport

The meeting point for the tour is the airport at Alta, Norway. Flights into Alta (ALF) are possible via Oslo twice a day & also from Tromso. Airport transfers are included in the price as is all vehicle, boat & ferry transport during the tour. If the group is amenable to it, sea kayaks can be utilised for an additional fee. See the Itinerary Tab for more.

Accommodation & Meals

Enjoy the isolation of the region & the company of your fellow group members by staying in a locally owned lodge or house. All meals are included in the price with breakfast & lunches prepared by the group in the house, and dinner served at a fantastic local restaurant every night of the tour. See the Accommodation Tab for more.

Guides & Group Size

All guides are fully certified mountain guides with extensive local ski & mountaineering experience, plus their understanding of clients needs/wishes, and their teaching/organisational skills. The maximum number of guests per guide/group will be 6.

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Alps of the Finnmark Ski Tour

Technical & Personal Requirements*

Ski Ability

Participants must be experienced skiers. You should be at ease with skiing on all types of snow at a sustained pace all day long. Slopes can be as steep or gentle as one likes, but may include short steep & exposed sections (40o to 45o) plus couloirs. Skinning uphill 800 to 1600m per day will be involved. Your own ski touring & safety equipment is required, there is no rental available.

Fitness

Good physical condition is required, skinning. You should be prepared to ski all day long at a good pace, approx. 4 - 6 hrs skiing.

*Good to know: if you don't have the level required, the guide may ask you to leave if necessary for the well-being of the rest of the group. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to ask!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Alta Norway

Be greeted at the airport in Alta Norway. Transfer to your lodge accommodation, which will be your home for the next seven nights. get to know the group with an exceptional dinner at the local restaurant run by Randi.
Meals included: dinner.

Day 2 to 7 -Ski Tour the Finnmark

Using cars, local boats & ferries, plus even sea-kayaks, be guided to the best snow & terrain in the Finnmark.
Meals included: Dinner at Randi's restaurant.

Day 8 -Departure

Alas all good things come to an end. After breakfast you will transported to the Alta airport for your flight back into the 'real' world. See you again soon!

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Ski Touring the Alps of the Finnmark
Alps of the Finnmark Ski Tour

Please note this itinerary is an example of a ski-touring in the Finnmark. Understand that the guide may adjust certain itineraries and ski areas according to weather & snow conditions as well as participants' abilities & wishes. You are kindly asked to respect such decisions.

Accommodation & Food

Lodgings

Accommodation on the tour will be in local rented houses, as close as possible to the mountains and always with a view of the fjord! The exact location may vary depending on availability. These houses are simple but comfortable. The idea of locals using what already exists, rather than building tourist infrastructure is highly appealing. If you want a different level of comfort, contact the tour operator via the booking form and make a request. Anything is possible.

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Ski Touring the Alps of the Finnmark
Alps of the Finnmark Ski Tour

Food

All meals are included, however the group members will prepare your own breakfasts and picnic lunches to be had in the mountains. Dinners will be served locally at Randi's excellent restaurant. A great friend of the tour, she cooks local products such as reindeer, cod, salmon and wild sheep, with a sense of tradition and great talent. She is a true legend for our groups of skiers!

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

March to May - Sunday to Sunday, 8 days/7 nights from €2,395/person 

Inclusions
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights in a local house/lodge
  • MEALS: All Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • GUIDE: Full-time professional guide during entire tour (max. ratio 1:6)
  • TRANSPORT: All ground transport during tour including transfers from & to Alta airport
  • SMALL GROUP: Maximum 6 guests per trip
Add-ons
  • KAYAK RENTAL: Price on request
Not Included

Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, Up Ski & Mountain Guides, including but not limited to the following:

A] Information and Booking

The bookings are always confirmed after an email and/or phone contact.

The booking is effective after the payment of the deposit.

B] Payment

A deposit of 20% of the total price is required for booking. It must be payed, at the latest, three months before the first day of the trip.

The balance (80%) is due, at the latest, one week before the first day of the trip.

All payment are to be made to the bank account information given on the invoice that will be sent to you. Please use the invoice number as a reference for your payment.

C] Cancellation Policy

If UP Ski & Mountain Guides are cancelling the trip, all payment that you’ve made will be integrally returned to you.

If you are cancelling, whatever the reasons are:

  • More than three months before the trip, all payment will be returned to you, minus 5% of administrative fees.
  • Less than three months before the trip, we keep you deposit.

D] Insurances

UP Ski & Mountain Guides professional insurances are, in no case, substitute to your own personal insurances, and you are responsible for purchasing one that covers the search & rescue, medical and repatriation costs for all activities and countries concerned by the trip.

Company Detail

UP Ski & Mountain Guides AB is a company registered in Sweden under the number 556985-2097