Note: This is a trip popular with Norwegians, so the main language on the trip is Norwegian, but the guide will speak English, so you are welcome to join as an English speaker.
Few ski areas in Norway can measure forces with Sogn. Good snow conditions and accessibility have made this place one of Norway's most popular. In combination with beautiful Nes Gård hotel, this tour makes for wonderful alpine experiences!
- One of Norways best ski touring areas
- The traditional Nes Gård to accommodate us
In the heart of the beautiful Lustrafjord is Nes Gård. On a newly renovated farm yard from approx. 1850 which is run by the seventh generation. Accessibility, good snow conditions and varied skiing have made Sogn one of the country's most popular ski areas, and Nes Gård is perfectly located to experience the best Sogn has to offer.
Hvitserk has long had a desire to organize ski touring trips in this area where the fjords, mountains, and glaciers meet. Hurrungane, Jostedalen and Sogndalsdalen offer endless possibilities, and you would look long for a place with as many varied hiking opportunities as Sogn has to offer.
After a fun day skiing, we benefit from a quality service that has evolved over generations. Traditional après-ski and heated hot tub are first on the menu. Here you are served food from nature and the atmosphere is always social and pleasant among like-minded people.
Physical level and risk
So that you can have a good experience, it is important that you choose a trip that suits your ability level. The scales for physical requirements and risk are general. Therefore, it is important that you read more about the difficulty of the specific trip under “Details”. This will help you to gain an understanding of the level required and the risks involved for each specific trip.
Read more about physical requirements and risk here.
We have to work a little to reach the destination. These are trips most people can handle, if they have a basic level of fitness. We sleep in comfortable tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to join. The physical activity is the main element of the trip, such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing / hiking or glacier hiking, but you do not need prior knowledge of the activity. Read more about the grading on our trips here
Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help. Read more about the grading on our trips here
- All meals as described in the program
- Local guide
- All transportation within the itinerary
See more of what's included under "details"
Questions about the trip? Don't hesitate to contact our project leader below, or contact our office here.
Level 3 out of 6. Please read more about our level of difficulty here. You need to have ski touring experience out of bounds. You need to have basic avalanche knowledge, as well as the proper gear (beacon, shovel, probe, etc...) as well as the knowledge to use it. You need to be fit for 6-8 hours of skiing per day.
What to bring?
Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking "Equipment list" in the menu above. You need to have avalanche equipment(probe, shovel, and beacon), crampons, an ice-ax, and a ski touring ski set-up. Most important, you need to know how to use it.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip. Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure is not responsible for any trip delays, injury, illness, loss of belongings, family emergencies, natural events or other unforeseen issues that may hinder your ability to complete a trip with us. Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure is an adventure holiday company, and with an active holiday, there is always a risk of something as simple as a twisted ankle to keep you from your vacation. With trip insurance, your flights, hotels and travel costs can be covered if an unforeseen emergency hinders you from joining our tour, as well as coverage to fly home if necessary. By purchasing travel insurance ahead of time, you can protect your trip and yourself from issues that prevent you from traveling, and rest easy to enjoy your vacation.
Safety is always the number one consideration on a trip with Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure. If there is an emergency on tour with us, help will be able to reach you relatively quickly. We have 24-hour emergency hotline within our office and the guide will always have the ability to contact help. Norway has excellent search and rescue operations throughout the country with evacuations available via helicopter or red cross emergency teams.
Our guides have first aid training and have a selection of medicines and first aid equipment for the necessary treatment in the mountains. Hvitserk also has a partnership with Turlegen.no (Trip Doctor) who can be contacted if needed for medical advice.
If you are on prescribed medication, have known allergies or similar, you must always bring your personal medication.
Hvitserk plans the trip days based on the weather, conditions and the group. Our focus is to take care of each other and work together in one team. The guide will have the ability to make safety decisions for the group, although the decision-making process will be transparent and involve guests in the process.
We plan our trips so that we do not expose ourselves to unwanted risk. On this tour, we will always be close to each other, and if an unforeseen situation occurs - the guide will be present quickly to handle it.
This is a trip popular with Norwegians, so the main language on the trip is Norwegian, but the guide will speak English, so you are welcome to join as an English speaker.
We stay at the cozy and traditional Nes Gård, situated between the 3 national parks Jostedalen, Breheimen and Sognefjellet. The farm is run by the seventh generation. All rooms have private bathrooms and are decorated uniquely.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions.
The weather and snow conditions will affect the day-to-day program. The guide will choose the trips according to the conditions.
- Local, Norwegian guide
- All meals as described in the program
Price does not include
- Transportation to/from Nes Gård. It is easiest to get there by car.
- Snacks and drinks
If it is close to departure, please contact us. Maybe you will be able to join anyway.
It is mandatory to bring avalanche equipment, ice ax and crampons. It is possible to rent from us. Let us know well ahead of time if you need to rent this. It might not be necessary, but good to have if the conditions demand it.
Day by day
Welcome to the mountains
We arrive at Nes Gård in the evening. This beautiful hotel is located close to several of Sogn's best ski touring mountains. At this time of year, there are often other ski touring enthusiasts in Luster, and we plan tomorrow's destination with the guide.
A multitude of mountains
After a hearty and good breakfast, we will leave for today's skiing. We see today's weather and driving conditions and choose from that, maybe we have too many peaks to choose from?
At home on the farm there will be après ski, hot tub, and three-course dinner.
What will the weather look like today? Is it snowing, how does it affect the route choice, is it powder? We look at the conditions, make the decisions with guides and travel where it is best. The guide is not meant to be just a guide, but also to teach track choices, avalanches and other useful knowledge that will make you better equipped for your own tour later.
The last ski day together
After a good breakfast, we check out of the hotel and get ready for a new ski day. Time must be utilized to the best of our ability, so we can find a place nearby that fits everyone's schedule. Our goal for the days is to leave you with knowledge of Sogn as a destination, and perhaps the desire to visit the place again at a later date.
Take a good look at this list, and make sure you bring everything you need. We encourage you to use what you have for this trip, and purchase items if you're missing something important on the list below. We have divided the gear list into three categories:
- Required: If you do not own this gear, you must acquire it for your trip.
- Recommended: Gear we suggest to be comfortable, but it is not imperative.
- Optional: Fun, additional luxuries.
This is a technical ski touring trip, you need to have or borrow a beacon, shovel and probe, and know how to use them. You must have some degree of avalanche experience.
Layering is extremely important in a variable climate like Norway. This list will guide you through the essentials. Remember the Norwegian saying "There is no bad weather, only bad gear", and prepare appropriately for any weather. You can read about the weather where you're traveling here.
The video below is for SUMMER gear, but you can get a lot of great tips for winter hiking as well! Welcome to Norway!
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We always recommend wool in the Norwegian Mountains, but if you already have synthetic layers and don't want to buy new ones, synthetic is okay.
Bed linens and towels are included all nights.