I have visited Norway three times to ski, and each time I have been blown away. Where else in the world can you backcountry ski and surf on the same day? And, do so above the Arctic Circle? It’s almost a fantasy to see the way the mountains crash into the fjords.
You can stay on sailboats and ski tour directly off of them. There is also a system of ski huts amongst the mountains that you can travel between, all the while skiing great runs and summiting beautiful peaks. Finally, there aren’t that many locations where you can find both great skiing and great surfing within miles of each other. It’s not the best surfing in the world, but it’s cool nonetheless.
Since the Norwegians were the first Europeans to develop skiing it is deeply ingrained in the roots of the country, from their myths to their lifestyles. Due to this the ease of access, information and availability of options are endless. Norway’s hut-to-hut ski touring options are plenty, and there are many places that offer accommodation and guides, such as the Lofoten Ski lodge.
Where to find the best skiing in Norway
It’s really tough to say where to start skiing in Norway, from Jotunheimen and Sunnmøre in the south to the Lyngen and Lofoten areas of the north and everywhere in between, there are incredible skiing spots all over the country. The mountains are very skiable and you may find yourself randomly stopping on the side of the road to go ski touring. And don’t forget about skiing and sailing in Svalbard — that’s a whole other level of epic adventure.
Go electric in Norway
Thinking of more sustainable ways to adventure, Norway is a great place to rent an electric car. They have an incredible charging infrastructure so go rip around the country climbing and
skiing off some amazing summits, electrically..