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Ski & Sail, Lofoten, Norway
This ski & sail trip is for you if you like the idea of alpine skiing and randonné in the untouched Lofoten mountains of northern Norway. The trip is for travellers wanting a more challenging holiday – for those of you who want to experience something unique, wild, breathtaking and beautiful – no matter whether you are experienced or a beginner, you will be very welcome on this ski & sail adventure.
The group gathers, get to know the other participants and make a plan for the week ahead based on forecasted weather and snow. Go through basic sailing and boat handling in preparation for the week ahead.
We get to know the boats and the equipment and sail towards Svolvær for a short walk in town and the last preparations.
When ready we sail into the Austnesfjord, immediate north of Svolvær and prepare for our hike the next morning
Early morning we head north into the Austnesfjord with its varied terrain and possibilities for fun under different conditions. Here we find both easy and more challenging routes, the most difficult and well known being Geitgaljen and Higravtindene. In the evening we sail towards Trollfjorden were we spend the evening.
This day begins in the magnificent Trollfjorden, a bay accessible. If the conditions allow we head upwards early before the sun starts warming up the hills, reaching for peaks of 1000 meters. Back in the boat we prepare dinner.
We also spend this day in the mountains of Trollheimen area. Before the sun has became too hot, we will be on shore with skis on, ascending the 1000 meter high peaks.
Today you will stay in Raftsundet, where there are varied opportunities for great skiing, not to mention the amazing views of Lofoten!
Last day of skiing and sail back towards Svolvær. We aim to be in Svolvær no earlier than 1800 in the evening.
This programme should be viewed as a starting point, which will be adapted for weather and snow conditions as well as guests’ wishes. If we end up somewhere without snow we simply sail to a place where there is. Aboard the yachts we have dinghies and kayaks to go ashore and for small expeditions. There is fishing gear to catch supper and camping and hiking equipment for campfires on the summits. Everything is set for an unforgettable ski & sail expedition!
Skis and boots
Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)
Waterproof sailing kit (two sets are recommended. Heavy gear for on-board and lighter kit for trips ashore)
Sailing gloves – 2 sets
Hot water bottle
Clothes for on-board and on shore
A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)
A water bottle
Thermals, two sets
Thick socks, two sets
Sun glasses (polarized)
Sun cream – SPF50+
Small quick dry towel
USB cord to charge your phone
Warm sleeping bag
Printed out Insurance details
Any medication you require