LOFOTEN EXPEDITION CHALLENGE

LOFOTEN EXPEDITION CHALLENGE

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LEVEL

01

DAYS

07

TEAM SIZE

06

YOUR MONEY IS SAFE WITH

A SECURE TRUST ACCOUNT

SECURE YOUR PLACE TODAY | £250

PRICE | £6,995

LEVEL

01

DAYS

07

TEAM SIZE

06

YOUR MONEY IS SAFE WITH

A SECURE TRUST ACCOUNT

SECURE YOUR PLACE TODAY | £250

PRICE | £6,995

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Mission: To traverse Norway’s 160km Lofoten archipelago on foot and by sea.

A year’s worth of adventure experiences in one week, this unique Challenge has been designed for our guest explorers to push themselves in some of the most spectacular, varied and demanding landscapes in the world. Lofoten is situated deep in the Norwegian Arctic Circle in the land of the midnight sun.  It’s a place of raw, northerly elements where big ocean swells slam into jagged mountain peaks rising vertically from the sea.  Few places on earth bring together the elements of mountain and ocean with such photogenic drama – it’s no surprise that it appears on so many bucket lists.  Most of the greatest sights are inaccessible and only by hiking and climbing do you get to appreciate the islands properly - and increase your chances of sighting moose or even orca. 


Our guides have designed a special June crossing of the islands to take in the finest elements at the best time of year: hugging the coastlines of fjords, crossing through elevated snow fields, summiting mountain peaks, descending onto pristine beaches, negotiating your way across boulder fields and traversing ridges; each day is different.  As we progress through the week you’ll get more comfortable with the gnarly hiking Norway has to offer.  This will culminate with an ascent at the end of the week of one of the highest peaks on the Moskenesoya island and an iconic ridge traverse which you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Discover these unique and dramatic islands while pushing your limits and learning new skills;  few places have as much to offer the outdoor-minded as the Lofoten archipelago in June.

Mission: To traverse Norway’s 100km Lofoten archipelago on foot and by sea.

A year’s worth of adventure experiences in one week, this unique Challenge has been designed for our guest explorers to push themselves in some of the most spectacular, varied and demanding landscapes in the world. Lofoten is situated deep in the Norwegian Arctic Circle in the land of the midnight sun.  It’s a place of raw, northerly elements where big ocean swells slam into jagged mountain peaks rising vertically from the sea.  Few places on earth bring together the elements of mountain and ocean with such photogenic drama – it’s no surprise that it appears on so many bucket lists.  Most of the greatest sights are inaccessible and only by hiking and climbing do you get to appreciate the islands properly - and increase your chances of sighting moose or even orca. 

Our guides have designed a special June crossing of the islands to take in the finest elements at the best time of year: hugging the coastlines of fjords, crossing through elevated snow fields, summiting mountain peaks, descending onto pristine beaches, negotiating your way across boulder fields and traversing ridges; each day is different.  As we progress through the week you’ll get more comfortable with the gnarly hiking Norway has to offer.  This will culminate with an ascent at the end of the week of one of the highest peaks on the Moskenesoya island and an iconic ridge traverse which you’ll remember for a lifetime.

 Linking the hikes, the itinerary includes several boat journeys to reach particularly inaccessible areas, allowing an appreciation of the ocean environment alongside the mountains.  Each night we have selected a special accommodation as our refuge from the day’s hike: one night will be spent in the isolated Nokksaetra DNT hut by a frozen lake, high in the mountains with no power or running water.  Another night will be spent in the luxuriously converted and cosy fishermen’s huts of the Nusfjord Arctic Resort.  Another evening will be spent sampling the finest local seafood looking over the coastline at the Hattvika Lodge.

Discover these unique and dramatic islands while pushing your limits and learning new skills;  few places have as much to offer the outdoor-minded as the Lofoten archipelago in June.


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WHAT'S INCLUDED

A very good level of fitness is required, along with experience of demanding day hikes, and multi-day foot journeys. UK hiking in Snowdonia, the highlands of Scotland, or demanding routes in the Lake District would be suitable experience. The terrain requires no specialist technical experience, although a head for heights will be required for the final ridge traverse. Weather will be expected to be between 10 and 20 degrees - the seasonal average. The team will be supported by a vehicle at trail heads.


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LEVEL

A very good level of fitness is required, along with experience of demanding day hikes, and multi-day foot journeys. UK hiking in Snowdonia, the highlands of Scotland, or demanding routes in the Lake District would be suitable experience. The terrain requires no specialist technical experience, although a head for heights will be required for the final ridge traverse. Weather will be expected to be between 10 and 20 degrees - the seasonal average. The team will be supported by a vehicle at trail heads.


Our Challenges are positioned at 5 different Levels defined by three variable characteristics:

ENVIRONMENT ↓

FITNESS ↓

EXPERIENCE ↓

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Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, with a light backpack or pulk in cold temperatures. Participants should have a basic level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

PRE-CHALLENGE PREPARATION ↓

EQUIPMENT ↓

TRAVEL ↓

ACCOMODATION ↓

MEALS ↓

LEVEL

A very good level of fitness is required, along with experience of demanding day hikes, and multi-day foot journeys. UK hiking in Snowdonia, the highlands of Scotland, or demanding routes in the Lake District would be suitable experience. The terrain requires no specialist technical experience, although a head for heights will be required for the final ridge traverse. Weather will be expected to be between 10 and 20 degrees - the seasonal average. The team will be supported by a vehicle at trail heads.


Our Challenges are positioned at 5 different Levels defined by three variable characteristics:

ENVIRONMENT ↓

FITNESS ↓

EXPERIENCE ↓

TERMS AND CONDITIONS ->

Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, with a light backpack or pulk in cold temperatures. Participants should have a basic level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

PRE-CHALLENGE PREPARATION ↓

EQUIPMENT ↓

TRAVEL ↓

ACCOMODATION ↓

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2024

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We work with some of the very best polar guides, ensuring the highest possible safety, tuition and expertise on every expedition. Every Shackleton Challenge has at least two highly-qualified guides, led by Director of Expeditions Louis Rudd, and managed by Expedition Manager, Wendy Searle – between them they have accumulated thousands of miles on foot in polar regions. You will have several interactions with Wendy and Louis prior to departure, they will advise on pre-expedition training, kit recommendation and what to expect when on a Shackleton Challenge.

We work with some of the very best polar guides, ensuring the highest possible safety, tuition and expertise on every expedition. Every Shackleton Challenge has at least two highly-qualified guides, led by Director of Expeditions Louis Rudd, and managed by Expedition Manager, Wendy Searle – between them they have accumulated thousands of miles on foot in polar regions. You will have several interactions with Wendy and Louis prior to departure, they will advise on pre-expedition training, kit recommendation and what to expect when on a Shackleton Challenge.

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