Ski in Nordfjord

© Mattias Fredriksson
Ski Nordfjord
© Andre Skogseth
Stryn Vinterski Nordfjord
© Christian Nedrum
Harpefossen Ski Nordfjord catski
Ski Skåla Nordfjord
Påske Ski Nordfjord
© Skipatruljen
Trakkemaskin Nordfjord


In Nordfjord, you will find world-class skiing terrain and great ski centres with prepared tracks set in the beautiful and spectacular scenery of Western Norway, many with views of the fjord. At the coast, the winter can be mild and snow-poor, while it is often more snow in inner Nordfjord, giving a large number of days with powder snow. A trip to Nordfjord can be spiced up with summit trips, surfing at Stad, spa and wellbeing treatments, and tasty meals prepared from local ingredients. The winter season in Nordfjord generally lasts from November/December until April. 

Cross-country skiing 

Choose between peaceful tracks in nature where the only sounds you hear are from your skis gliding smoothly through the snow, or the company of other ski-enthusiasts on one of the more popular routes. Nordfjord boasts national and international-level cross-country skiing tracks, with several kilometres of groomed tracks and snow-clad hills. With good snow conditions, varied landscape and floodlit tracks for evening trips, the possibilities are endless. 

Alpepass – one ski pass – nine ski centres 

Alpepass is a joint ski lift pass that is valid for nine selected destinations in Nordfjord and Sunnmøre. The pass includes the ski centres in Stryn, Harpefossen, Hornindal and Strandafjellet. Alpepass gives you access to: 32 ski lifts, over 60 downhill slopes, terrain parks, free skiing and lots of snow and fun.

Stryn Winter Ski

Stryn Winter Ski is located on Bøanedsetra in Stryn, 4 km from the town centre. We have two ski- lifts that can take you from 325 mas. to almost 1000 mas. The climate varies a lot in western Norway, but we usually have very good snowconditions in the upper part of our resort the whole season through.
We offer a total of 12 km downhill-slopes, and we also have a snowboardpark with rails and jumps parts of the season. In the area wich is well suited for children, we have two small ski- lifts, sledging hill and other activities.

Harpefossen Ski Centre, Eid. 

Arena for alpine skiing. An all-round ski centre with a variety of activities for people who enjoy skiing or snowboarding. Seven ski lifts including three ski tows for children. Large ski & play area with different activities and sledging slope. The main slope is floodlit. Excellent opportunities for free skiing, as well as a mountain lift for summit trips. A variety of cross-country tracks and a 2 km floodlit floodlit track. Café, skis and sleighs for hire. Big Air Bag.  Alpepass. 

Kleivane Ski Centre, Gloppen

3 km from the centre of Sandane. Great terrain along the mountain’s treeline. Prepare network of tracks and floodlit track. Sledging slope, snow activities and a barbecue hut. 

Hornindal Ski Centre, Hornindal

Floodlit track for cross-country skiing and ski lift for slalom and ski play. Cafeteria and a 1,487-metre-long T-bar tow lift. Two prepared 1,600-metre downhill runs. Alpepass. 

Snowshoeing tours 

Several guide companies offer snowshoeing adventures, including snowshoe rental. 

Surfing at Stad

At Stad you will find perfect surfing conditions with big waves, where steep mountainsides and white sandy beaches create a stunning backdrop. The word “surfing” may set you thinking about palm trees and tropical temperatures in southern climes, but surfing in the beautiful coastal landscape at Stad is every bit as exotic. These fantastic beaches have long been hidden surfing gems, but more and more people are now discovering the thrill of surfing out here at the ocean’s edge. The kilometre-long sandy beach at Hoddevik is one of Norway’s best and most beautiful surfing spots. The towering mountains protect the beach from the strongest winds, creating ideal conditions for surfing. Thirty kilometres away is Ervikstranda beach, where there are almost always waves to be found. Beware of undercurrents and remains of shipwrecks in Ervik.  

Surfers from all over the world come to Stad looking for big waves.