The Norwegian fjords, a must for ski touring
The ideal period for ski touring in Norway is from the second half of February to the first half of May. During this time of the year, whether you participate in a road trip between coast and peaks or a ski-sailing tour accross islands and fjords, the Norwegian fjords will offer you a unique experience.
Powder skiing and northern lights beyond the Arctic Circle
Far to the north, at more than 68 degrees north, the region of Tromsø and the Lyngen Alps, is better known for its northern lights than its powder snow! And yet, from February 20th, the sun shows up enough (about 9 hours of sun per day at this date) to allow a nice crossing of the fjord by ski touring. At this time of year, the snow is often cold and the powder gets low enough to allow us to make the last turns on the beach. The pros of this period, without any doubt the long and dark nights which allow to observe the famous northern lights.
Reindeer and midnight sun on the snowy slopes of the Lyngen Alps peaks
Then the sun begins its frantic rise to the zenith until May (at the rate of about an hour more of sunshine per week). Here again, skiing in Norway has an extraordinary character since this time you can take advantage of the midnight sun to ski in the fjords bordering the Norwegian Sea. However, the skiing conditions are amazing as powder snow still covers the glaciers in the heart of the Lyngen Alps and as you approach the beaches the snow becomes spring-like… But where else in the world can you ski under the midnight sun, between the mountains and the sea, surrounded by a large and visible fauna eager to enjoy the spring.