About us

We’re a local Lofoten mountain guiding firm located in Henningsvær, Lofoten, Norway. Our trips are steep and meaningful trips with safe conditions all year around.

Our guides are qualified through Norwegian Mountainguides and instructors through NF.

Vegard With Stennes

runs the mountain guide firm I Fri Natur. He is a resident of Henningsvær with his family, Line and little Theodor.

Vegard has an enourmos passion for skiing and climbing. Most of his time is spent in nature searching for thos special moments together with guests and friends.

He is a IFMGA Mountain Guide, and is also educated as an Arctic Nature Guide at Svalbard. In addition he is an observer for the Norwegian Snow Avalanche forecast.

He is ready to welcome both old and new guests for new adventures.

Our guides

We are proud to say that our guides all have a local connection and know our area through many years of experience. The guides are either IFMGA certified, IFMGA under training or NF instructor Høyfjell.

Frisk Alpine Guides / Sebastian

IFMGA under training

Niels Pelabon

NF Instructor Høyfjell – Norwegian Nature Guide

Sigve Elstad – NF

NF Instructor Høyfjell

Safety

We take your safety seriously. Through well established HMS and internal control routines we minimize risk and stay aware of the different dangers around us. For both your’s and our own sakes.

We only use guides connected to Nortind – Norwegian Mountain Guides and instructors through Norsk Fjellsportforum.

We have hand picked guides with a lot of experience in our local area.

When using a guide

Safety is always a focus for the guide. Through transparent guiding the guide will point out dangers and risks. That means that you as a guest will get a picture of the situations we will face.

For you as our guest it is important to inform us about medical conditions, medication, fear of heights etc. before the beginning of the trip. If you feel uncomfortable it is your obligation to inform the guide so that we can find a good solution to the situation.

When on a trip the guide always has the last say in all decisions. Every decision will be made as transparently as possible so that all participants have a best possible understanding of the situation.

It is expected that everyone who participate follow information that is given, participate with caution and contribute to thrash free travelling in the mountains.

When booking

Participation in our trips is done in your own responsibility. climbing and ski mountaineering is considered risk activities.

I Fri Natur and our guides do not carry any economical responsibility for accidents during our activities and events.

Every participant must carry their own travel insurance.

When you book a trip, you confirm that you have read and accepted these rules.

How to get here

Boat from Bodø

There are several daily routes with speed boat to Svolvær, which is only 5 minutes away. We can arrange for transport from the dock if desirable. The boat trip is approx. 3 hours 20 minutes.


Plane to Svolvær

Widerøe daily service Svolvær from different destinations in Norway. We can arrange for transport from the airport if desirable.


Car

Do you wish to combine our trips with a road trip? With car and ferry it is approx. 5-6 hours to Henningsvær from Bodø. From Tromsø it is approx. 6,5 hours.

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