Ski touring: The impressive mountains in Nordfjord rise up to more than 2000 meters
above sea level. The region is also home to the largest glacier on the European mainland. Here you find nice ski terrain and perfect conditions for ski touring adventures.
Nordfjord's many high mountains are located in the
Jostedalsbreen National Park. The park is home to the largest glacier on
the European mainland and it is a perfect playground for ski-touring
adventures. The possibilities for adventure are endless.
Several companies offer guided trips. Some of these also have courses
in mountain, snow and ice craft. If you are tempted by a guided adventure, make sure you check out the mountains around the villages
of Stryn and Eid. On the list of favourites, the spectacular
mountain of Skåla (1,848 meters above sea level), situated by Loen, is
said to be the longest nonstop downhill run in Norway. Here you will
actually find a tower-like stone building on the summit. This
impressive ‘hut’ is owned by the Mountain Touring Association, sleeps 20 people and is
open to members all year round.
The season is long, from early December through late May, and then the summer skiing season takes over in Stryn.