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Passing Sognefjord, Nordfjord, and Geirangerfjord, with opportunities to ski in Myrkdalen, Voss, Sogndal, Stryn and Strandafjellet, this really could be the trip of a lifetime.
Variants of the trip should be possible December until April, depending on snowfall, with ski touring possibilities into May and sometimes June.
Use our suggestions to make your own self-drive SkiBum Tour, or send us an enquiry to reserve a spot on one of our hosted trips.
Surrounded by seven mountains and overlooking the sea, Bergen is a beautiful destination, with backcountry lines to be had overlooking the city.
The Hanseatic Wharf, fish market, and one of Norway's biggest cultural events, the Bergen International Festival, are some of the cities many highlights.
Check out some of our favourite things to do in Bergen.
The drive from Bergen Airport to Voss takes around 1hr 45mins.
Voss is a year round destination for outdoor pursuits. You will find hiking, biking, rafting, fishing and skydiving all through the summer.
For those not quite up to jumping out a plane, you can even book a lesson in the wind tunnel with VOSSVIND to recreate part of the sensation.
In winter time, the focus of the area revolves around skiing.
Voss ski centre offers 679m vert drop with 10 lifts serving 21 slopes. The village has more than 100 shops, with cafes, piano bars, pubs and nightclubs, ensuring a great time and afterski. www.visitvoss.no
Voss's close neighbour, Myrkdalen, is also well worth a visit. Just 30mins up the road with 610m vertical drop, 9 lifts and 22 slopes, don't let the stats fool you.
Situated between the Hardanger fjord in the south and the Sognefjord in the north, Myrkdalen traditionally receives amazing amounts of snow throughout the ski season with fantastic off-piste, and backcountry opportunities. In recent years there is often as much as 5 meters of snow on the highest peaks at the end of the season.
This resort has modern facilities to accommodate the whole family, and a host of activities. www.myrkdalen.no
This area again, has two ski resorts only 30 minutes apart, Sogndal ski centre and Sogn ski centre. Both make good starting points for summit trips, with amazing off piste skiing and touring opportunities.
Sogndal offers 542m vert drop with with 4 lifts and 9 groomed downhill slopes whilst Sogn ski centre has Norway's longest lift taking you from 320 to 900m 10km of prepped slopes. Travel time to Stranda 3hrs 45mins. www.sognefjord.no
Sogn Ski - 580m vert drop with 4 lifts and 9 slopes. Sogndal has fanatstic off-pite terrain with it’s own powder express bus collecting skiers and boarders along the road-side and ferrying them back to the lifts in resort.
Both these resorts are a perfect days skiing whilst fjord ski touring. 30 mins from Sogn Skisenter. www.sognskisenter.no
Stryn - 700m vert drop with 2 lifts and 12kms of groomed slopes. Stryn has two ski centres one for Winter and one for Summer. The Winter ski centre, located around four kilometres from Stryn town has plenty of opportunities for off-piste and backcountry skiing. www.nordfjord.no
Stranda - 800m vert drop with 7 lifts covering 17 slopes. Strandafjellet is situated in the Sunnmøre Alps in Western Norway. Skiing with a magnificent view of the Fjords is something truly unique and an exhilarating experience. The ski season runs from late November to late April. Travel time 1hr 30mins to Ålesund airport. www.strandafjellet.no
The road back to Ålesund takes around 1hr 30mins with a short ferry crossings. Ferry crossing timetables.
With a high concentration of Art Nouveau architecture throughout the city, Ålesund has been named Norway's most beautiful city.
Walk up the 418 steps to the top of Mount Aksla and you will be rewarded by unforgettable panoramic views from Fjellstua viewpoint.
Venture out to the lighthouse at Alnes, or visit the Atlantic Sea Park.
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