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Various dates available

5-Day Ski & Sail, Lofoten, Norway

From £1472 Per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Experience Norway as you have never experienced it before as you ski and sail through the incredible Lofoten isles
Clear
Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
Suitable for beginner sailors. Intermediate skiing.
Nights onboard
4
Vessel type
Bavaria 44 “Nirvana” or Bavaria 50 “Humla”
Vessel length
44 or 50 foot
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Single + double cabins, max 10
Insurance Required
Yes

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Escape to the magical fjords of Norway, and ski and sail your worries away

4 nights: Various dates March 2021

fr 16,800 NOK / £1472 per person*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

Experience the most breathtakingly raw nature Norway has to offer as you ski and sail through the arctic landscape of the stunning Lofoten isles.

Famous for its alpine mountains and peaks, the possibilities are endless as you ski natural pistes, descending from up to 1000 meters all the way down to the beach. For those of you who seek a more challenging holiday and love the idea of alpine skiing and randonné in untouched northern Norway, whatever your skill level, this adventure is for you.

With a ski guide on board for the trip, you will be coached through more challenging skiing and summits and together with the ski guide, the schedule will be adjusted to the level of the group as well as weather and conditions.

With many of the mountains reachable by boat only, you will experience the wild, breathtaking beauty of Norway from this unique vantage point, sailing from mountain to piste with your fellow adventurers.

Want to know more about what it's like to go on a Ski & Sail adventure? Read our story.

If these dates don’t work, why not book the whole boat for dates that do? Minimum 5 participants.

Day 1 – Meeting on the dock in Svolvær

Meet at the harbour at 6pm to familiarise yourself with the boat and meet the crew. You will be given a safety brief before setting sail towards a natural harbor to spend the night at anchor, ready for skiing the next morning.

Day 2 – Austnesfjorden

After an early breakfast you will go ashore ready for your first day of skiing. With many opportunities in Austnesfjorden, such as the demanding summits of Higravtindan and Geitgaljertind, there is no need to sail far today.

Day 3 – Austnesfjorden

Staying in the stunning surroundings of the Austnesfjord, you will find both easy and more challenging routes on this varied terrain. If the weather gods are on your side, you may be able to ascend Geitgaljen, one of the most spectacular summits in Lofoten. If snow conditions are favourable, this hill offers a magical descent all the way to shore. In the evening you relax for a while before sailing out the fjord towards Trollfjorden were you will spend the evening at anchor.

Day 4 – Majestic and “trollish” Trollheimen

Start in the magnificent Trollfjorden, a bay available to sailors and boaters only. This 2km fjord is surrounded by steep sided mountains and if you start early before the sun starts warming up the hills, you will reach for peaks of 1000 meters. Once back in the boat, a gourmet meal will be prepared, as you relax and look out for the northern lights.

Day 5 – Skiing in the mountainsides of Raftsundet

With an early start, you will ski in Raftsundet. This 25km strait has many areas with fantastic opportunities for skiing. Enjoy the breathtaking arctic landscape with its beautiful mountain vistas as you ski under the incredible skies of Lofoten. You will then sail back to the town to dock. The bus and speed ferry both depart by the harbour, and the distance to the airport is not far, but do allow time when booking your return transport.

The program

The program may change according to weather and conditions, but the itinerary gives an indication of how the days will be spent. Every day starts with a good breakfast and a packed lunch will be made before going ashore. Some days dinner will be eaten straight after skiing while other days you will eat a little when you return to the boat, and then sail on before eating a late dinner. According to forecast and preference of you and your crew, time can be spent fishing, sailing and exploring.

  • Trip experience with yacht – experienced and locally familiar skipper/instructor on board
  • Guided trips every day – experienced and locally familiar ski guide
  • Small groups – max 6 participants per ski guide
  • All the food we eat on board during the trip
  • Our Comfort Package which consists of accommodation in a shared double cabin (bunk or double bed) with a ready-made bed (warm and good duvets and pillows!)
  • Use of the yacht’s shared equipment: dinghy, kayaks, fishing equipment etc.
  • All boat-related expenses such as diesel, gas, harbour fees etc.
  • An environmentally friendly, sustainable, unique, exotic and exclusive Norwegian holiday
  • A lot of time outdoors – raw and damn honest nature experiences
  • A shared experience and friendship with like-minded adventurers from around the world
  • The journey to and from the start/end location
  • We do not have our own chef, as a participant you contribute on a rotating basis with the cooking and operation of the boat
  • Possible meals at cafés/restaurants
  • Ski equipment and avalanche equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Personal snack for excursions on land (so, it’s smart to bring a little extra snack)
  • Drinks like wine, beer or high-exclusive apple juice and other luxuries (yes, we drink beer and wine on board, bring your own)
  • Entrance to galleries, museums and similar, or other alternative arrangements and activities that you/we may come up with along the way
  • Travel insurance – up to you (you do not need special insurance to sail and to ski)
  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • Intermediate skiing is recommended.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Take an internal flight to Svolvær.

Take an internal flight from Svolvær.

Day 1 – Meeting on the dock in Svolvær

Meet at the harbour at 6pm to familiarise yourself with the boat and meet the crew. You will be given a safety brief before setting sail towards a natural harbor to spend the night at anchor, ready for skiing the next morning.

Day 2 – Austnesfjorden

After an early breakfast you will go ashore ready for your first day of skiing. With many opportunities in Austnesfjorden, such as the demanding summits of Higravtindan and Geitgaljertind, there is no need to sail far today.

Day 3 – Austnesfjorden

Staying in the stunning surroundings of the Austnesfjord, you will find both easy and more challenging routes on this varied terrain. If the weather gods are on your side, you may be able to ascend Geitgaljen, one of the most spectacular summits in Lofoten. If snow conditions are favourable, this hill offers a magical descent all the way to shore. In the evening you relax for a while before sailing out the fjord towards Trollfjorden were you will spend the evening at anchor.

Day 4 – Majestic and “trollish” Trollheimen

Start in the magnificent Trollfjorden, a bay available to sailors and boaters only. This 2km fjord is surrounded by steep sided mountains and if you start early before the sun starts warming up the hills, you will reach for peaks of 1000 meters. Once back in the boat, a gourmet meal will be prepared, as you relax and look out for the northern lights.

Day 5 – Skiing in the mountainsides of Raftsundet

With an early start, you will ski in Raftsundet. This 25km strait has many areas with fantastic opportunities for skiing. Enjoy the breathtaking arctic landscape with its beautiful mountain vistas as you ski under the incredible skies of Lofoten. You will then sail back to the town to dock. The bus and speed ferry both depart by the harbour, and the distance to the airport is not far, but do allow time when booking your return transport.

The program

The program may change according to weather and conditions, but the itinerary gives an indication of how the days will be spent. Every day starts with a good breakfast and a packed lunch will be made before going ashore. Some days dinner will be eaten straight after skiing while other days you will eat a little when you return to the boat, and then sail on before eating a late dinner. According to forecast and preference of you and your crew, time can be spent fishing, sailing and exploring.

Ski kit

Skis and boots

Sailing 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)

Hat

Balaklava

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Glove liners

Hand warmers

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

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Warm sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require

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