About us

As a local guiding company based in Lofoten, we are thrilled to welcome you to our community in Henningsvær. Our team of experienced guides lives here year-round, and we are passionate about providing safe and high-quality nature experiences that showcase the world-class skiing and climbing that these islands have to offer.

Thank you for choosing us as your guides. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that you have the time of your life while exploring the stunning natural beauty of Lofoten. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always happy to help.

Welcome!

Vegard With Stennes Guide Lofoten

Vegard With Stennes

Owner and guide of I Fri Natur. He is a resident of Henningsvær with his family, Line, Teodor and Tomine.

Vegard’s love for skiing and climbing is immense. He spends most of his time in the great outdoors, seeking those unforgettable moments with his guests, family and friends.

As an IFMGA Mountain Guide, Vegard is highly skilled and knowledgeable. He’s also educated as an Arctic Nature Guide in Svalbard and serves as an observer for the Norwegian Snow Avalanche forecast.

Whether you’re a returning guest or new to his services, Vegard is eager to lead you on exciting adventures in the mountains.

Guides you meet with us

At our company, we take great pride in our team of expert guides, who boast an intimate understanding of the local terrain, thanks to their many years of experience in the area.

Our guides are a mix of IFMGA-certified professionals, those under training to become IFMGA-certified, and NF instructors with extensive knowledge of the Lofoten mountains.

This group of guides brings a wealth of expertise to each and every excursion, ensuring that you have the best possible experience while exploring the mountains with us.

Frisk Alpine Guides / Sebastian

IFMGA Mountain Guide

Niels Pelabon

Norwegian nature guide – NF climbing instructor.

Dedicated skier and climber.

Speaks French, English and Norwegian.

Sigve Elstad – NF

NF climbing instructor Høyfjell

110 % climber!

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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