The search for powder in Sogndal!

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The Sognefjord, situated in the middle of Fjord Norway, extends all of 204 km inland and contains some of the wildest and most beautiful scenery in Norway. The area has dramatic scenery, unique cultural attractions and a large choice of exciting activities. The area is great for back country skiing and mountainbike. National Geographic Traveler magazine has called this area "the world's most iconic destination". 

 


Day 1

The plan was to climb as high as the snow was good up Nystølsegi and then do a dessert-lap in the woods on the way back.

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Distance: 14,2 km  Elevation: 1 734 m  Total time: 5:04

Skins on!

Skins on!

Fjords and mountains. Yum.

Fjords and mountains. Yum.

Happy guide. Einar Løken from Breogfjell showed us all the good secret spots and made sure the trip was safe. (www.breogfjell.no)

Happy guide. Einar Løken from Breogfjell showed us all the good secret spots and made sure the trip was safe. (www.breogfjell.no)

Beautiful views on the way up.

Beautiful views on the way up.

Marucs working his way up Nystølsegi.

Marucs working his way up Nystølsegi.

Time for lunch!

Time for lunch!

Yihaa. Rewarding turns down after 3 hours of walking.

Yihaa. Rewarding turns down after 3 hours of walking.

Snow, snow, snow and trees.

Snow, snow, snow and trees.

Into the woods!

Into the woods!

Sun, mountains, fjords and fantastic snow. Johan ain't complaining.

Sun, mountains, fjords and fantastic snow. Johan ain't complaining.

Day 2

As it was snowing and the mountains was covered in deep clouds we decided to stay in the woods all day long.

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Distance: 15,4 km  Elevation: 1 373 m  Total time: 6:36

Transceivers on. Time for some walking!

Transceivers on. Time for some walking!

On the way up.

On the way up.

Happy, snowy guide.

Happy, snowy guide.

Deeeeep snow. Good times!

Happy guy.

Happy guy.

Skins on. Walk up. Skins off. Ride down. Repeat.

Skins on. Walk up. Skins off. Ride down. Repeat.

Exhausted and happy after 6,5 hours of walking and riding.

Exhausted and happy after 6,5 hours of walking and riding.

We lived at Sogndal Lodge. Awesome place! Read more at: www.sogndallodge.no

We lived at Sogndal Lodge. Awesome place! Read more at: www.sogndallodge.no

A glas of wine and some picture editing in the evening.

A glas of wine and some picture editing in the evening.

Day 3

The last day started with rain in the village and we decided to ride in the local ski center, Hodlekre. From the top of the lift it is possible to do some touring as well.

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Distance: 36.9 km  Elevation: 4 100 m

The weather on the way up was a bit depressing...

The weather on the way up was a bit depressing...

...but when we reached the top the clouds was gone and the sun showed up!

...but when we reached the top the clouds was gone and the sun showed up!

Jiihooo. 

Jiihooo. 

On the way up Blåfjell.

On the way up Blåfjell.

Still good snow despite the warm temperature.

Still good snow despite the warm temperature.

Marcus cruising down on his splitboard. 

Marcus cruising down on his splitboard. 

Sogndal – beyond beautiful. 

Sogndal – beyond beautiful. 

To pass the fjord on the way home you have to take the ferry.

To pass the fjord on the way home you have to take the ferry.

There is always something to look at in Fjord-Norway.

There is always something to look at in Fjord-Norway.

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