Guidebook

Freeride the Frozen North at Narvikfjellet

Half a dozen blower lift-accessed ski lines high above the Ofotfjord.

Description

With reliable snow for over 6 months of the year, perfect freeriding terrain and epic views over the Lofoten Islands, Narvik is undoubtedly one of the best places to ski in Europe. The lift system there is not extensive but it's effective and quickly whisks you up to just over 1000 metres above sea level. Compared to the famous resorts in the Alps that might not sound like much, but remember that Narvik is a coastal settlement - 1000 metres above sea level means 1000 metres above Narvik town!

From the top of the lifts there's a bit of walking required to access these lines but you won't need to work too hard, and the rewards for these brief hikes are huge. The 6 lines here are all long, high-mountain itineraries which get wild and rowdy pretty quickly - this is serious skiing despite the proximity of the lifts!

Narvik is one of Norway's leading ski resorts but the mountains surrounding it are also home to some extraordinary ski touring. Check out our guidebook to some of the highlights -

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/235/narvik's-finest-ski-tours

If you're still keen for more then jump in the car, head north and work your way through this lot!

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/11104/20-steps-to-heaven:-ski-tour-norway's-frozen-north

Tredjetoppen North Side Descent
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Tredjetoppen North Side Descent

Narvik
1,120 m
44 °
295 m
6.0 km
Probably the best ski run in the Narvikfjellet backcountry, but beware - this is a serious run despite the easy access.
Severe
Private
Mørkholla
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Mørkholla

Narvik
1,081 m
40 °
255 m
5.5 km
The über-classic line in Narvikfjellet`s rad backcountry
Difficult
Private
The Finger + Jordraset Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The Finger + Jordraset Loop

Narvik
4 - 5 hrs
9.5 km
966 m
1,504 m
37 °
A pleasant, moderate, lift-assisted ski touring loop in the Narvikfjellet backcountry.
Moderate
Private
The Middle Finger
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The Middle Finger

Narvik
243 m
40 °
252 m
2.2 km
A short, steep and fun ride in Narvikfjellet`s backcountry
Difficult
Private
Moskočohkka (1262 metres)
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Moskočohkka (1262 metres)

Narvik
2 - 3 hrs
5.0 km
565 m
640 m
40 °
A short, steep, exciting and exposed south-west facing tour in the vicinity of Narvikfjellet
Difficult
Private
Låvedøra
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Låvedøra

Narvik
1,175 m
45 °
291 m
6.8 km
A great line, slightly less popular than Mørkholla
Difficult
Private