Alta, in Norway, Finnmark, is famous for being “the city of the northern lights” and people are travelling there to watch them, but heading up to 70° north in the middle of December remains an unusual idea for a ski touring trip. It took us some time and many discussions with the locals to finally give it a try… No regrets !
During the darkest times of the year...
...ski touring on those beautiful mountains of northern Norway is a very unique experience.
The light up there in December is very special, and it is safe to say that it’s actually not totally dark. There are a few hours when an incredible blue light is giving a new life to the landscape. Snow covered mountains, fjords, ocean, everything seems unreal and very sharp at the same time : a vision that is beyond words and imagination.
When the true darkness is here, then it’s time to ski with headlamps. For that purpose, some norwegian ski touring enthusiast have developed strong headlamp that will not just allow you to ski in the night, but they will make it easy and fun.
- 4 days skiing with a UIAGM mountain guide, for a group of 6 maximum.
-All transportation in Norway, from/to Alta airport.
-4 nights accommodation.
- 3 dinners
Not included :
-Drinks, lunches and breakfasts
-Flight to Alta.
If you’re curious of trying this very specific gear, our partner Moonlight Mountain Gear will rent :
-touring skis. Depending on the snow conditions, Moonlight Mountain Gear is proposing different size of skis, all made incredibly light by the use of carbon and advanced technology. They come with super light bindings that can do both alpine touring and telemark.
-headlamps, the toughest and most powerful on the market, up to 10 000 lumens. Bright as day is their name !
Prices on request.