Arctic Combo Week

Heli ski, Off-Piste Skiing and Ski touring - accomodation in lodge by the fjord

Heli Skiing, Off Piste in Narvik, Ski Touring in Pristine Mountain Terrain and by the Norwegian Fjords
Six days of skiing with a mountain guide who will share knowledge about avalanches, safety equipment, snow and navigation, etc. We are based in Trollviken Lodge during the week. For one day we will explore, what the Narviklift has to offer; classic offpist terrain with 900m verticals and the fjord as a backdrop!

During the week we have one day of heli-skiing and we plan it so that we get the most out of the helicoptertime. The price includes one hour of efficient flight time. With our experienced guides it will be a day that you will remember. We will also go off-piste skiing from Narviksfjellets lifts.The view of the beautiful fjords and the Atlantic Ocean makes the experience complete. This week also includes two to three days of ski touring. Depending on weather conditions, we select the best tour for your group. We plan trips to the summits around the fjords of Narvik area.

Trollviken Lodge is owned and operated by Magnus Strand and his partner Carin. It is an old fishingfarm at the end of the road, right by the sea. The reason they decided to live here is clear. The surroundings are beautiful, you can reach hundreds of ski touring summits as day tours, you can drive 45min to Riksgränsen for heliskiing and if the conditions are right on Lofoten we can make a day trip out there too. It is also only 25min away from Evenes/Harstad airport which is well serviced by cheap flights from Oslo.

 

 

Program

Day 1 Sunday - Arrival

In the evening you meet with the mountain guide for the week and go through the questions and equipment.

Day 2 Monday – Ski Touring

Weather and wind will make our choice, but the goal today is an alpine tour with around 700-800 vertical meters. If we do Melkefjell, Spanstind or Rivtind we get views of the ocean as a bonus. We ‘ll be home in time for a sauna before dinner.

Day 3 Tuesday - Off-piste Skiing in Narvik

We rely on lifts on Narviksfjellet, this is very nice off-piste skiing which is easily accessible. If we need to get away a bit we will hike a bit or put on the skins. Your mountain guide will show you the fine local tip with wonderful skiing, everything with the spectacular view over the fjords and the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 4 - Wednesday – Heli Skiing

We will have a nice full day of heli-skiing, where we will have an hour of helicopter time for ourselves. It may not sound much but with our experienced mountain guides and pilots, it means a day of at least five thousand vertical meters skiing. To have your own helicopter makes finding good powder much easier for the guide. We have many guests who testify that this is the best heli skiing in Europe and we are confident that you will have this day as a lifelong memory. We may conclude with one ski tour to get maximum skiing from the helicopter time.

Day 5 Thursday - Skitouring

We go to climb and ski a favourite in Gratangen. We start in the nice village Foldvik and climb up Nonsfjellet. From the Sea to the summit!

Day 6 Friday - Skitouring

On this day we will go to Rombakstøtta. This impressive mountain above the fjord Rombak has one of the most magnificent views imaginable. Here, we will probably need to use crampons and ice axes close to the summit. If there are good conditions further out on Lofoten we will make a skitouring day trip out there.

Day 7 - Saturday - Skitouring or Off-Piste Skiing

Today Narvik lifts are classic ski soil with lots of off-piste opportunities.

Day 8 Departure day

Transfer to airport for return flight.

Includes

• One day heli-skiing with a guide. Effective flight time included is 1h.
• Training and guidance by a Certified Mountain Guide (UIAGM / IFMGA) for 6 days
• Loans of avalanche safety equipment (shovel, probe and transceiver)
• Loans of ice axes, harness and crampons
• Transportation throughout the week by minibus
• Accommodation 7 nights at Trollviken Lodge in a double room with breakfast.

Private rooms can be booked at an additional charge subject to availability.

Does not include

• Personal equipment
• Lift Passes
• Travel to / from Riksgränsen
• Food. You can buy lunch in Bjerkvik and there is a kitchen in the lodge for you to cook your own food. If you wish you can buy

“Carins matkasse” which is full of dinner ingredients and recipe.

More information

Please note that it takes at least five participants per trip for us to carry out the course for the price listed below. If you have any questions about this trip, feel free to e-mail info@narvikguides.no or call 0047 452 54 104

Number of days: 6 days skiing, including 6 days with guide

Price: 16900 SEK (the price is based on a minimum of five participants)