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14th April 2020 to 19th April 2020

Ski & Sail, Lyngen and Finnmark Northbound

£1482.65 Per person

Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
Ski and Sail Lyngen is an adventure for those of you who want to sail to the foot of a mountain, ascend and then ski down the purest, powdery hills Norway can offer
Nights onboard
5
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

Experience Norway as you have never experienced it before as you ski and sail north through the fjords

5 nights: 14 -19 April 2020

18,900 NOK / £1,482.65 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 up through the arctic landscape of the northern fjords, through the sheltered, intricate inside passages from Tromsø to Alta. 

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 in Øksfjordjøkelen and the northern tip of the Lyngen peninsula. 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 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.

This is an active trip, whether it’s behind the helm or with skis strapped to your feet. For most of the trips, two boats will sail together and each boat has the luxury of a ski guide on board.

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

Day 1: Tromsø

Meet in Tromsø harbour at 4pm to get settled on the boat and get to know your fellow crew. Following a safety brief, you will cast off towards a natural harbor where you will spend the night at anchor. Be prepared to eat quite late on the move or at anchor.

Day 2: Ullstinden

Wake up at anchor in Ullstinden. At 1093 meters above sea level, it will be the first peak you climb. You will be set ashore on the east side to ski down on the west side. Once you are finished exploring the summit, you set sails towards Nordlenangen, which is a great starting point for tomorrow.

Day 3: Nordleangen / Kågen or Arnøya

The northern tip of the Lyngen peninsula is the perfect starting point for many of the summits in the Lyngen alps. You will wake up by either Arnøya or Store Kågtind on these days, both peaks with beautiful views over the entire Lyngen area. Once you have finished your trip for the day, dinner will be cooked before you continue to Finnmark, anchoring for the night at your next location.

Day 4-5: Ascensions in the fjords surrounding Øksfjordjøkelen

The great peninsula surrounding the Øksfjord-glacier has some beautiful spots for a great ski. The spots you will visit here remain a well kept secret, so don’t expect to encounter other skiers or boats in these secluded areas.

Day 6: Final Summit

You will explore one final summit before docking up in Alta by 4pm. Leave the boat here and say goodbye to your crew before heading back home or stay to explore more of this beautiful town.

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 a sailboat – 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 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
  • Travel to and from the boats
  • Guided trips every day – experienced and locally familiar ski guide?
  • Optional meals at cafés/restaurants
  • Ski and avalanche equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Personal snack for excursions on land (so, it’s smart to bring a little extra snack)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance to galleries, museums and other alternative arrangements and activities along the way
  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • Intermediate skiing is recommended.
  • A good level of fitness is recommended.

Travel

Check sas.no or wideoe.no for flights to Svolvær. If you get to Bodø you may take the ferry or fast ferry over to Lofoten. See the public itinerary here: www.177nordland.no. You may also perfectly well take the train to Bodø. Travelling slowly gives another dimension to a journey than flying. If you’re travelling from a city in the north or wish to extend your journey with a day or two, you can consider doing so on Hurtigruten.

Take an internal flight to Svolvær.

Take an internal flight from Svolvær.

Day 1: Tromsø

Meet in Tromsø harbour at 4pm to get settled on the boat and get to know your fellow crew. Following a safety brief, you will cast off towards a natural harbor where you will spend the night at anchor. Be prepared to eat quite late on the move or at anchor.

Day 2: Ullstinden

Wake up at anchor in Ullstinden. At 1093 meters above sea level, it will be the first peak you climb. You will be set ashore on the east side to ski down on the west side. Once you are finished exploring the summit, you set sails towards Nordlenangen, which is a great starting point for tomorrow.

Day 3: Nordleangen / Kågen or Arnøya

The northern tip of the Lyngen peninsula is the perfect starting point for many of the summits in the Lyngen alps. You will wake up by either Arnøya or Store Kågtind on these days, both peaks with beautiful views over the entire Lyngen area. Once you have finished your trip for the day, dinner will be cooked before you continue to Finnmark, anchoring for the night at your next location.

Day 4-5: Ascensions in the fjords surrounding Øksfjordjøkelen

The great peninsula surrounding the Øksfjord-glacier has some beautiful spots for a great ski. The spots you will visit here remain a well kept secret, so don’t expect to encounter other skiers or boats in these secluded areas.

Day 6: Final Summit

You will explore one final summit before docking up in Alta by 4pm. Leave the boat here and say goodbye to your crew before heading back home or stay to explore more of this beautiful town.

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