Ski tours 2023
3 days of ski touring in Lofoten with accommodation, food, sauna and cultural events at Trevarefabrikken
What is included?

→ 3 days of ski touring with certified guides
→ 3 nights at Trevarefabrikken
→ 3 course dinner every evening
→ Breakfast and lunch packages every day
→ Introduction course
→ Ocean view sauna
→ Access to culture program at Trevarefabrikken (TBA)

12.500,00 NOK pr. person
Thursday 2.3 – Sunday 5.3
Thursday 9.3 – Sunday 12.3 (sold out)
Thursday 16.3 – Sunday 19.3
Thursday 23.3 – Sunday 26.3
Thursday 30.3 – Sunday 2.4

 

Local instructors

Vegard With Stennes is a local mountain guide who lives in Henningsvær with his family and runs I Fri Natur guiding company. He is a certified IFMGA mountain guide and has extensive experience from around the world – from Svalbard to the USA and back home to Lofoten.

Vegard With Stennes - Skiing instructor
Skiing paradise

In Lofoten you’ll find terrain both for the first timers and the more experienced, right by the waterfront. Sea to summit skiing does not get any closer than in the Lofoten Archipelago. This duality makes the region one of the world’s most exciting places for backcountry skiing.

When skiing with us, we make sure that every trip is planned according to the participants needs and skills, so everybody, regardless if you are a new or experienced skier, can have the best experience possible. If the level of experience is very divided within the group, we usually split up the group between several guides to accommodate everybody and make sure that they have the best tour possible.

Ski touring between mountain and sea
Day by day

Day 1

When arriving in Henningsvær, you’ll be taken on a tour of the old factory building by one of the owners (to read more about Trevarefabrikken’s history, click here). After the tour, we eat dinner together at around 19:30, followed by an introduction of the guides and planning of the next day’s trip.

Day 2 – 3

We eat breakfast together while enjoying the panoramic views of the Vestfjord right outside the factory. Lunch packages are distributed and coffee mugs refilled while getting the last weather forecast, risk analysis and updates regarding today’s trip from the guides. We plan on using as much time as possible outside.

Upon returning, you can have a sauna before dinner, which is served at 19:30. After dinner you can partake in the factory culture program for the evening (quiz/movie screening/concerts/djs/TBA), before enjoying a good night’s sleep.

Day 4

The last day starts with having breakfast together, checking out of the rooms and getting ready for our last trip of the weekend. For those who fly from Evenes it is possible to drive directly from the trip to the airport.

Our rooms

Carpenters Room

Stay in one of our six new double rooms in the old carpentry workshop on the second floor with handmade wooden interiors, private bathroom and a king size bed.

The Paintroom

The old paintroom has two king size beds – one of them in the old elevator shaft – a kitchenette, private bathroom and a hangout corner. It can accommodate up to 4 people.

The Loft

The loft has smashing views of local mountain Festvågtinden, a kitchenette, private bathroom and one king size bed plus two single beds in the attic. It can accommodate up to 4 people.

The Big Loft

The factory’s biggest loft apartment comes with two king size beds, a kitchenette, private bathroom and a hangout corner plus two single beds in the attic. It can accommodate up to 6 people.

Factory program

Trevarefabrikken has a vast and varied culture program throughout the year with talks, quizzes, movie screenings, djs and concerts. Attendance for the culture program is included in your stay with us to ensure you get the full factory experience while staying with us.

Trevarefabrikken in spring sun
Nice to know
Is transport included?

Transport is not included in the price. We urge our guests to either fly to Evenes, Svolvær og Leknes and get a rental car from there. Evenes has daily direct flights from Oslo and is usually the cheapest. Although the drive to Henningsvær is a little longer – estimated 2,5-3 hours – the views along the road are scenic and it makes for a good appetizer towards your weekend in the north. Both Leknes and Svolvær airport are approximately a 1 hour drive from Henningsvær.

Can I rent equipment?

We have up to 8 new skiing packages from Dynafit, ranging from 166-182cm in size. Complete package (skis, boots, poles and skins) can be rented for 2200 NOK incl. VAT per person for the whole weekend. If you do not have your own avalanche gear (mandatory to go backcountry skiing), this can be rented for an additional 700 NOK incl. VAT per person for the whole weekend. 

Is TrevareTur for everyone and what to expect?

TrevareTur is for everyone, no matter the level of skills or experience with backcountry skiing. One guide takes a maximum of 6 people with them per trip to ensure both safety aspects, learning and flow. The trips are always modified to meet the requirements of the group as a whole, but we can  also divide the group if necessary in terms of skills and wishes.

Our wish and aim is that you will be left not only with an amazing experience in total after a weekend with us, but also grow and learn as a skier in terms of terrain knowledge, skiing technique and security. We have a big focus on quality and therefore all our guides are certified and do guiding for a living.

Is food and beverage included?

All food is included, from breakfast to lunch and a 3-course dinner every night (whole pension). Drinks are not included in the price.

Cancellation policy

You can cancel your trip up to 8 weeks in advance without costs. If you choose to cancel for whatever reason up to 5 weeks in advance, you will be refunded 50% of the booking cost. For cancellations done 4 weeks or less in advance, you will be refunded 10% of the booking cost.

If you cancel due to health issues, you will have to engage your insurance company for a refund from them. TrevareTur and/or the guides are not liable for refunds due to health issues. Therefore a valid travel insurance is important.

Weather conditions

Lofoten is a region with beautiful, but sometimes extreme weather during all seasons. That said, there is no refund if the trip is canceled due to bad weather.

Postponing your trip

Postponing same year: 200 NOK per person

Postponing until 2024: 1000 NOK per person

*When postponing, the original cancellation policy does not apply.

Trevaretur reserves the right to cancel a trip due to lack of sign ups, or other factors beyond our control. In this case, you will have the option of receiving a full refund or rescheduling for a later date. Trevaretur is not responsible for additional expenses incurred including non-refundable airline tickets, equipment, lodging and other travel related expenses. Due to the above policies, we recommend that you have proper travel insurance before going on a trip.

Security, terms and conditions

If you book a trip with us, you are thereby accepting the previous mentioned and upcoming terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy.

  • Going on a backcountry skiing trip is considered a risky sport and every participant needs their own travel insurance that covers them also for skiing trips.
  • The guides and Trevarefabrikken / TrevareTur are not liable in terms of injuries or similar sustained damage.
  • If a situation or an accident occurs, the guides are the ones responsible for handling the situation, including talking to the media and passing on information to Norske Tindevegledere, participants etc.
  • Your and the guides’ safety during the trips are our most important priority, and the guides plan every trip with transparency regarding weather conditions, risks etc. This also means that there is a personal responsibility on every participant when it comes to following the guide’s advice and directions. Failure to do so can compromise security for all parties involved, which the participant will be liable for.
  • As a participant it is mandatory and expected to be transparent towards the guides / TrevareTur regarding health conditions or other factors that can play a role in the successful execution of the trip.
  • On every trip, it is the guide who has the final word on any decisions made affecting the trip and the participants safety.
  • Neither the guides nor Trevarefabrikken / TrevareTur are liable in terms of injuries or similar sustained damage, nor any additional cost or expenses affiliated with cancellation or postponement of the original trip (car rental, flight tickets or similar).
Lofoten as a destination
When is the best time to ski in Lofoten?

March and April are the best months to go skiing in Lofoten. At this time, the light has returned and there is usually a lot of snow in the mountains. The snow is primarily dry and cold in March and with the sun coming back more and more in April, it turns warmer and more slushy with its peak around Easter. Since Lofoten is a bunch of islands with coastline, the weather can change quickly and one should be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Climate and avalanche risk

Lofoten has a typical coastal climate, which means that it rarely is very cold over longer periods of time. Typically the temperature varies between +5 and -5 degrees celsius. Low pressure with milder weather comes in on a regular basis and wets the higher layers of snow. This makes unstable layers of snow disappear and therefore the avalanche risk is smaller than many other places. Furthermore, we usually do not head into territory where the inclination exceeds 30 degrees. Our main goal is to find nice snow in combination with beautiful and fun slopes, not necessarily the steepest ones.

When planning trips, we use the KAST-system and the Varsom-app – a snow condition-, avalanche risk- and weather-forecast -analysis tool developed by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute together with the Norwegian Water- and Energy Department (NVE) – to help us do a thorough risk analysis before we head out and make sure we stay safe when going skiing.

A typical ski tour in Lofoten

We start at sea level and most often have an ocean view while ascending, overlooking fishing boats looking for skrei (cod). The tree limit is quite low in Lofoten, so after 30-60 minutes we already have breathtaking views of both alpine peaks, the water beneath us, Vestfjorden and Lofotveggen. This gives almost a feeling of being in the alps, just with a sea view.

One ascend usually gives us the possibility of several descents to choose from when going down and we therefore mostly do a round trip – meaning we ascend and descend in different places. This makes the trips very varied and you get to see and experience a lot of different terrain during the same day.

Since the mountains in Lofoten are not the tallest, we have the opportunity to do more ascents during the same day compared to other places in Norway (Lyngen, Jotunheimen etc.).

The descents in Lofoten are world famous and already portrayed in numerous skiing films because of the unique factor that we ski from alpine peaks to sea level, which explains the expression “from peak to seaweed”.

Couple, group of friends or family?
Share an apartment

Stay in one of our factory apartments with space for up to 4-6 people. Perfect for a group of friends or family traveling together. The apartments also include a kitchenette and a lounge area.

Important: The Big Loft, The Paintroom and Carpenter Library has to be booked by a minimum of 3 persons. Price 12.500 NOK incl. VAT is per person even when sharing a room.

Sharing a Carpenter Double room

Ideal for a couple of friends or a couple traveling together. Handmade wooden interiors, sleek design and a large bathroom with a waterfall shower.

Important: Price 12.500 NOK incl. VAT is per person even when sharing a room.

 

 

Single traveler

Traveling alone? Stay by yourself in one of our Carpenter Double rooms and enjoy the king size bed all to yourself and meet new friends.

Bigger groups or company trips?

Wanting to book the whole factory for yourself and your company? We can arrange both skiing trips, dinner events, parties and weekend trips custom to your needs. Send us an email at info@trevarefabrikken.no and we will get back to you shortly.