Norwegen - Midnight Sun Express
Exclusive short trip towards the end of the ski touring season. Ski touring in the light of the midnight sun is almost indescribable. It’s certainly not your everyday ski tour and is something even for the most experienced ski tour goers who are looking for something extraordinary.
Price: 1490 EUR
Dates & booking
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An Inspiring Program
“This four day trip has felt almost like an entire week,” or so one participant last year described our Midnightsun Express. The prolonged daylight paired with unforgettable mountain experiences are simply two of the reasons why this is such a well-loved trip that creates some fantastic memories– a journey far from the ordinary. In mid-May the snow-capped mountains are highlighted by the midnight sun on clear nights.
After dinner it’s off outside to admire the fascinating landscape, filled with illuminated fjords. It’s almost a surreal feeling when you notice that you are followed by two shadows – one cast by the low sun, and a second, even longer shadow from the reflection of the sunlight off the sea. We draw our lines in the spring snow in the middle of the night, from the norther slopes down to the beach. This experience offers a lot to take in.
It is mid-May. The snow-capped mountains are lit up by the midnight sun. After dinner it’s off to admire the fascinating landscape, filled with illuminated fjords, starting at an easy pace. It’s almost a surreal feeling when you notice that you are followed by two shadows – one cast by the low sun, and a second, even longer shadow from the reflection of the sunlight off the sea. We draw our lines in the spring snow in the middle of the night, from the norther slopes down to the beach. This experience offers a lot to take in.
You will be picked up from Tromsø airport on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after checking in, we’ll get into our skiing gear and have a bite on our way to our first skiing location. We will have four nights ahead of us to be outdoors under the midnight sun. After returning from the mountains you will get some rest, with no pesky alarm clock, and after waking up, you are free to take a stroll in the city and prepare yourself for the next skiing location. Should conditions at night be bad, we can try again in 12 hours.
Requirements and Skiing Equipment
- Good physical fitness and condition for ski touring ascents up to 1500 metres (approximately six hours)
- Experience of ski touring and good command and control when climbing with skins. Ski touring equipment, including ski crampons, is required.
- A good skiing technique in all types of terrain
We will be staying at the beautiful 4-star hotel, The Edge. The hotel is located directly on the water in the centre of the city and it is the epitome of a modern hotel sea and offers almost every imaginable convenience and comfort. Link to the homepage.
We offer this trip to a minimum number of 5 and maximum of 8 participants.
Included in Price of 1490 EUR
- 4 Nights at the Hotel Clarion The Edge in a double room, including breakfast
- 4 ½ days accompanied by a UIAGM certified mountain guide
- 4 days of skiing with a UIAGM certified mountain guide
- Transfers by bus from Tromsø airport
- Transfers with the Ferry
- Road tolls
- The hire of safety equipment (Avalanche beacon, shovel, probe) – N.B. please let us know 30 days in advance if safety equipment is required.
- Flight to Tromsø airport (from 450 EUR)
- 4 Evening meals in Tromsø (ca. 40 EUR per evening meal)
- Midday meals
- Alcoholic beverages
- Surcharge for a single room (available upon request)
- Travel or cancellation insurance
Requirements and Fitness Level
A realistic self-assessment and an appropriate fitness level is required to join our trips. In order to enjoy a long day of skiing and to reduce the risk of injury, it is important to get in shape and possess a good level of fitness.
Current Country-Specific Information, Vaccines and Health
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Please note that there is a potential risk of injury on skiing trips. In addition to travel cancellation insurance, comprehensive medical and accident insurance that cover the costs of search and rescue, as well as transport costs, are imperative. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you are insured before departure.
Comprehensive medical and accident insurance that covers potential costs of search and rescue operations as well as any medical costs is mandatory for all of our trips abroad.
It is required that you state this information during registration in our registration form in order to ensure 24h emergency assistance.
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