You will be met by your guide at the ferry quay in Finnsnes. Together you will drive to Mefjord Brygge, our accommodation for the weekend. It is also possible to meet directly at the accommodation if you wish. We will check into the rooms, go over the equipment and run a review of safety for the trip and expectations for the weekend. Then we eat a local 3-course dinner together, get to know each other and enjoy ourselves in the cozy atmosphere of the Salteriet restaurant. We can then crawl into bed and get a good night's sleep before the skiing weekend begins.
Senja, is a wonderful place in between Lofoten and Lyngen. Norway's second largest island offers endless hiking opportunities, and a ski mountain is never far away. There are many mountains and untouched snow-covered mountain sides are waiting for you. Alpine peaks, bright blue sea, good snow conditions and a pleasant accommodation make this long weekend a dream trip for top hiking enthusiasts.
- One of the country's most beautiful and dramatic mountain areas
- 3 nights at Mefjord Brygge
- An experienced guide- choosing the best snow conditions and finest summits
- 3-course dinners at the Salteriet every evening
- Proximity to countless peaks and skiing options, there is always an option for current conditions
This adventure island in the wintry north is really worth visiting, specifically for some of Norway's best ski mountains. With 50 peaks at more than 750 meters above sea level, Senja is a paradise for summit tours. Here we can reach one, two and even three peaks in the course of a day. Like several places in the north, the scenery is dramatic with mountains plunging into the sea and the contrast between a snowy wonderland and crystal clear sea will enchant everyone who sets their eyes on it. Senja, which is called "mini-Norway", can offer a multitude of terrain types and is an exciting touring destination for skiers.
We will be based at Mefjord Brygge, which offers an excellent location to the best ski mountains on the island. With 3 days of skiing at your disposal, the tour options are limitless. We will drive to where the conditions are best, strap on our skis and climb as many peaks as we want and the group is capable of before we head back to the hotel. Awaiting us with warmth is a sauna, hot tub and a tasty 3-course dinner. Maybe we'll be lucky and see the northern lights dance across the night sky while we're visiting.
Which peaks are relevant is decided by the guide on the given day to ensure a safe and group friendly skiing experience. Our guide is an experienced ski guide with good knowledge of the area, and will find mountains and areas with good snow conditions.
There are no departures on this trip.
- 24 hour emergency standby team
- Guides with training in first aid
- Necessary medications and first aid available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
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.
Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.
Training and preperations
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 800- 1,500 meters per day is important when participating on this trip.
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.
Accoodation and food
We stay at MefjordB Brygge i Mefjordvæd på Senja. From here it is a short distance to most of the areas we will go skiing. We sleep in shared rooms with twin beds or a double bed if desired. If you are traveling alone, we will make sure that you share a room with someone of the same sex.
It is also possible to stay in a private room for a single room supplement of NOK 2,500.
We eat a hearty breakfast, prepare a packed lunch to take with us, and in the evening we have a long and enjoyable dinner together.
The easiest way to get to Finnesnes is to fly to Tromsø from one of the big cities in Norway (Oslo, Bergen, etc) with either SAS, Norwegian or Flyr. Feel free to contact us if you need help when it comes to this.
There is a speed boats with daily departures from Tromsø to Finnsnes. Find prices and departure times at www.fylkestrafikk.no. It is also possible to fly to Bardufoss and take the airport bus to Finnsnes. Find prices and departure times at www.flybussen.no.
We recommend bringing one medium bag with personal items not used when skiing. You must bring your own backcountry ski gear and equipment. We require that you bring a day backpack with a hip belt to use when skiing for safety equipment, food, water, a camera, and layers.
Changes may occur
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.
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.
TIP: We recommend that you have the most important ski touring equipment in your hand luggage, for example ski boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.
Avalanche equipment (transmitter/receiver, search pole and shovel) is mandatory on this trip.
"Tore was very clever, safe and pleasant!!! He read the group well, I think, and even though the group broke up and there was an avalanche, I think everyone got a good deal of driving at their level."
– Britta F., 2022
"Greate trip! Fantastic trip! Guide (Tore Bergbjørn) ; Despite high risk of avalance (level 3) guide found safe routes that suited well the skills of the group! Good knowledge of the area, safety first, found good snow for descent."
– Gjertrud H., 2022