Hey guys, Im from Australia and planning a trip around Norway for a month in May. Im wondering what you think my best plan of attack would be? I have the ski touring in Tromso guide book so should I just spend most of my time up there or should I be checking stuff out further south too? Cheers
I would asume the conditions are a bit better in that area. I'm located in Bergen myself (a tad south), and mostly do trips in Voss & surrounding areas (1-2hrs out). Depending on how much snow falls before spring sets in, it's hard to tell how the conditions will turn out. I haven't had the chance to check it out around May, due to school, but hopefully this year me and a friend will have some time to test a few peaks. If you eventually plan to head down around here, I'm always looking for a chance to get out and 'board some. Give me a shout if you want a local along
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:05 am Posts: 68 Location: Oslo, Norway
Difficult to give you a good answer!
Norway is a very long country, so if you want to travel around you will be doing alot of mileage.
May should be awesome regardless of where you go.
I think my recommendation would be to pick an area, and then try to cover that in the time you have. That saves you the travelling and gives you more flexability with regards to the ever changing weather and conditions.
I have never been, but Tromsø should be a good place to start. Also, check out Lofoten....
Do what you can to get in touch with some locals so you can get around.
Heeeello there. Ronni is the Name, 29 years of age..
Live up in the north of Troms, a place called Skjervøy (3.5 hour drive north from Tromsø) Been snowboarding for like 17 years preaty much.. but not much the last 10 maybe BUT yesterday i started building my DIY splitboard, couse i'm REALY ready to get back out there !!
So it looks like due to limited time, I will only get early May to check out the mountains in Norway. This means I won't get the chance to drive up north but will probably stay around The Sunnmore Alps, Sognefjord, Romsdalen areas. I've been trying to find more information about these areas, like maps, approaches, routes etc but cant find much. Any of you have experience in these areas? I will be riding solo most likely, so I'm looking for easy mellow terrain, preferably more popular routes with a few people around. Suggestions?