Topptur på Sunnmøre@BårdBasberg (2)

Unique Sunnmøre

Exceptional ski area

Unique Sunnmøre

Exceptional ski area

From USD 1345

Sunnmøre is one of Norway's most beautiful areas for ski touring. We will hunt for the best snow, the nicest summits, and the best descents. We will use a taxi boat and ferry to reach untouched mountains and will be based in beautiful Sæbø of Sunnmøre.

Highlights

  • Accommodation right by the fjord at Sagafjord Hotel in Sæbø
  • Skiing in some of Norway's most beautiful mountains
  • Highly skilled and locally known guides

This is the dream trip for those who love skiing and mountain tours. Based out of Sæbø with a local guide, everything is in order for us to pick the most beautiful peaks and the best descents that are a short distance from the hotel. Which peaks we choose depends entirely on the weather and driving conditions, but we have mountains such as Slogen, Skårasalen, Blåbretindene, Blæja, Kvitegga, Randers top, or Kolåstinden - to name a few favorites. We often use a taxi boat or ferry to cross the Hjørundfjord to get to the starting point for the summit tour. That alone is an experience in itself!

After a long day of skiing, we return to Sagafjord Hotel. Right by the sea, perhaps a swim in the fjord is tempting after your turn? Possibly a beer? The experience is topped off with a good dinner before we end the evening by planning the next day in front of the fireplace.

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Dates and booking

Thu 16. Mars - Sun 19. Mars 2023

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Thu 23. Mars - Sun 26. Mars 2023

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Thu 27. April - Sun 30. April 2023

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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

Opening time info (Holidays)

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Safety

  • 24-hourergency standby team
  • Guides with training in first aid
  • Necessary medication and first aid available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

3/6 Physical

On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and Preperation

In order to participate on this trip, you must have good physical fitness ascending and descending on skis. Ascents can vary depending on the group's ability and snow conditions, but being able to ascend 1,200 - 2,000 meters per day is important when wanting to participate on this trip. 

It's important to have experience in ski touring and to be an able skier in mountain terrain outside groomed ski slopes. Avalanche awareness and training are important, as well as the knowledge of how to use avalanche safety equipment, such as a beacon, shovel, and probe. Your guide will have the final risk management decision-making on this trip in order to ensure safe ascents and descents each day. Changes in weather, snow, or road conditions can change the itinerary that is presented in the day-to-day program.

Accommodation

We will spend the night in a double room at the Sagafjord hotel, beautifully located right by the Hjørundfjord. It is also possible to stay in a single room for an additional supplement of NOK 2,500.

Transport

The easiest way to get to Sæbø is by private car, possibly a rental car from the airport in Volda or Ålesund. We need private cars to drive to the starting point for the summit tours. If we return somewhere other than where the cars are parked, we take a taxi back to the starting point, and split the bill or shuttle cars.

 

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Topptur på Sunnmøre@Sagafjordhotell (3)

Day 1:Where mountain and fjord meet

Meeting at the Sagafjord Hotel in Sæbø in the evening. This beautiful hotel is located in the middle of several of Sunnmøre's best ski mountains. In the hotel's cozy firelit dining area, we will plan the next day with the guide and dinner will be served before we crawl into bed and look forward to tomorrow.

Meeting at the Sagafjord Hotel in Sæbø in the evening. This beautiful hotel is located in the middle of several of Sunnmøre's best ski mountains. In the hotel's cozy firelit dining area, we will plan the next day with the guide and dinner will be served before we crawl into bed and look forward to tomorrow.

ACCOMMODATION

Sagafjord hotel

MEALS

-,-,D

Topptur på Sunnmøre@SimonSjökvist (5)
Topptur på Sunnmøre@SimonSjökvist (9)

Day 2:Ski touring in Sunnmøre

After a hearty breakfast, it is departure time for today's ski trip. We´ll look at today's weather and driving conditions. From the hotel it is a short distance to Slogen, the mountain that is often referred to as the "Queen of the Sunnmøre alps". Alternatively, we can take a ferry across the Hjørundfjord and go to Randers Topp, or choose another spectacular tour option such as going to the Skårasalen with a descent straight down into the Hjørundfjord and to the roadless village of Skår. From there we take the ferry back to the cars. Back at the hotel, there will be opportunities to have a cold beer in the yard, or enjoy the view from the pier. In the evening, a two-course dinner is served before we end the evening with trip planning in front of the fireplace.

After a hearty breakfast, it is departure time for today's ski trip. We´ll look at today's weather and driving conditions. From the hotel it is a short distance to Slogen, the mountain that is often referred to as the "Queen of the Sunnmøre alps". Alternatively, we can take a ferry across the Hjørundfjord and go to Randers Topp, or choose another spectacular tour option such as going to the Skårasalen with a descent straight down into the Hjørundfjord and to the roadless village of Skår. From there we take the ferry back to the cars. Back at the hotel, there will be opportunities to have a cold beer in the yard, or enjoy the view from the pier. In the evening, a two-course dinner is served before we end the evening with trip planning in front of the fireplace.

ACCOMMODATION

Sagafjord hotel

MEALS

B,L,D

Topptur på Sunnmøre@GordieSmith (18)
Topptur på Sunnmøre@GordieSmith (21)
Topptur på Sunnmøre@Sagafjordhotell (1)

Day 3:

Same arrangement as yesterday, but on different peaks. We look at the conditions and travel where the best option is. Perhaps Kvitegga is also an alternative? The peak is not far away and is the highest in Ørsta. We can also take a ferry across the Hjørundfjord and drive up to Standalhytta. From here it is a fantastic trip up to the classics Kolåstinden or Nordre Sætretinden. A slightly shorter alternative is Sylvkallen - from the top it is steep down into the Hjørundfjord, but on the "backside" there are good skiing conditions. If we wish, it is also possible to take a "transition trip" over Blåbretinden - and end up at the pier in Trandal and then take the ferry back. Trandal is a roadless village by the Hjørundfjord - and the village has its own pub, where you can try to find time for a beer before we take the ferry back. A lovely two-course dinner awaits at Sagafjord Hotel.

Same arrangement as yesterday, but on different peaks. We look at the conditions and travel where the best option is. Perhaps Kvitegga is also an alternative? The peak is not far away and is the highest in Ørsta. We can also take a ferry across the Hjørundfjord and drive up to Standalhytta. From here it is a fantastic trip up to the classics Kolåstinden or Nordre Sætretinden. A slightly shorter alternative is Sylvkallen - from the top it is steep down into the Hjørundfjord, but on the "backside" there are good skiing conditions. If we wish, it is also possible to take a "transition trip" over Blåbretinden - and end up at the pier in Trandal and then take the ferry back. Trandal is a roadless village by the Hjørundfjord - and the village has its own pub, where you can try to find time for a beer before we take the ferry back. A lovely two-course dinner awaits at Sagafjord Hotel.

ACCOMMODATION

Sagafjord hotel

MEALS

B,L,D

Topptur på Sunnmøre@GordieSmith (11)
Topptur på Sunnmøre@GordieSmith (15)

Day 4:Last day out

After breakfast, we´ll check out of the hotel and get ready for new skiing opportunities. If your legs are tired after two touring days, Blæja can be an alternative this day, if we havent dont it yet. This is an easy trip - but one that offers a spectacular view over Sunnmøre and the Hjørundfjord. If the whole group wishes, there is also an option for guided off-piste skiing in the Alpine resort in Stranda (lift ticket not included). It may also be appropriate to include a peak trip on the road towards Stryn or towards Ålesund/Ørsta if this is appropriate for the tour group's return journey. After the tour and back at the hotel - and perhaps a cake or soft drink in the house- we´ll return home.

After breakfast, we´ll check out of the hotel and get ready for new skiing opportunities. If your legs are tired after two touring days, Blæja can be an alternative this day, if we havent dont it yet. This is an easy trip - but one that offers a spectacular view over Sunnmøre and the Hjørundfjord. If the whole group wishes, there is also an option for guided off-piste skiing in the Alpine resort in Stranda (lift ticket not included). It may also be appropriate to include a peak trip on the road towards Stryn or towards Ålesund/Ørsta if this is appropriate for the tour group's return journey. After the tour and back at the hotel - and perhaps a cake or soft drink in the house- we´ll return home.

MEALS

B,L,-

Meeting at the Sagafjord Hotel in Sæbø in the evening. This beautiful hotel is located in the middle of several of Sunnmøre's best ski mountains. In the hotel's cozy firelit dining area, we will plan the next day with the guide and dinner will be served before we crawl into bed and look forward to tomorrow.

ACCOMMODATION

Sagafjord hotel

MEALS

-,-,D

After a hearty breakfast, it is departure time for today's ski trip. We´ll look at today's weather and driving conditions. From the hotel it is a short distance to Slogen, the mountain that is often referred to as the "Queen of the Sunnmøre alps". Alternatively, we can take a ferry across the Hjørundfjord and go to Randers Topp, or choose another spectacular tour option such as going to the Skårasalen with a descent straight down into the Hjørundfjord and to the roadless village of Skår. From there we take the ferry back to the cars. Back at the hotel, there will be opportunities to have a cold beer in the yard, or enjoy the view from the pier. In the evening, a two-course dinner is served before we end the evening with trip planning in front of the fireplace.

ACCOMMODATION

Sagafjord hotel

MEALS

B,L,D

Same arrangement as yesterday, but on different peaks. We look at the conditions and travel where the best option is. Perhaps Kvitegga is also an alternative? The peak is not far away and is the highest in Ørsta. We can also take a ferry across the Hjørundfjord and drive up to Standalhytta. From here it is a fantastic trip up to the classics Kolåstinden or Nordre Sætretinden. A slightly shorter alternative is Sylvkallen - from the top it is steep down into the Hjørundfjord, but on the "backside" there are good skiing conditions. If we wish, it is also possible to take a "transition trip" over Blåbretinden - and end up at the pier in Trandal and then take the ferry back. Trandal is a roadless village by the Hjørundfjord - and the village has its own pub, where you can try to find time for a beer before we take the ferry back. A lovely two-course dinner awaits at Sagafjord Hotel.

ACCOMMODATION

Sagafjord hotel

MEALS

B,L,D

After breakfast, we´ll check out of the hotel and get ready for new skiing opportunities. If your legs are tired after two touring days, Blæja can be an alternative this day, if we havent dont it yet. This is an easy trip - but one that offers a spectacular view over Sunnmøre and the Hjørundfjord. If the whole group wishes, there is also an option for guided off-piste skiing in the Alpine resort in Stranda (lift ticket not included). It may also be appropriate to include a peak trip on the road towards Stryn or towards Ålesund/Ørsta if this is appropriate for the tour group's return journey. After the tour and back at the hotel - and perhaps a cake or soft drink in the house- we´ll return home.

MEALS

B,L,-

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Avalanche equipment (avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel) is mandatory on this trip. 

Reservation

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

Guides

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com TIP : We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Obligatory

Clothing

We recommend wool underwear for both men and women. Wool sportstop is recommended for women.

Wool or suitable material. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

High enough to reach above the boot shaft is reccommended.

Fleece or wool. 

Medium thickness. Primaloft or down.

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must be waterproof and windproof,  zips for ventilation are recommended.

Warm hat for cold days.

Warm ski mittens/gloves.

Footwear
Equipment

30 liters or more with attachments for skies and ice axe.

Remember new/extra batteries.

High SPF, 30-50. Remember chapstick for lips and nose. 

For protection against cold wind and snow.

Split board, ski touring or telemark skis. Poles with large/powder baskets. Check that your boots fits the bindings.

Make sure these fit your skis.

Make sure they fit your ski boots. 

Make sure these fit your skis and bindings.

With new batteries.

Small, light and in aluminum (not plastic).

0,5-1,0 liter

Recommended

Clothing

Thin, ultra lihgt.

For evenings and leasure days.

Equipment

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

You should be able to bring 2-3 litres of water.

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

To attach skis to backpack if necessary.

Useful

Footwear

To hike up/down the mountain where it won't be possible to ski. Good sole and lightweight.

Or similar. Must be lightweight and with low volume to use inside. 

Equipment

NOTE! Avalanche equipment (transmitter/receiver, search pole and shovel) is mandatory on this trip. If you already have an ice axe, crampons and/or ski crampons, it can be a great opportunity to get guidance and an introduction to how to use this.

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Testimonial

"Thank you for an incredible tour! Skiing, good food, incredibly cozy accommodations and stunning nature. Can´t think of a better way to spend a long weekend. Thanks for having us!"

– Heidi B. 2022