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Various dates available

Ski & Sail, Lyngen and Finnmark Southbound

From £2059 Per person

Deposit £100 for bookings made before 30/09/20.ͭ Normal deposit 50%. Balance due 12 weeks 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
Clear
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
Moderate - Good level of fitness and intermediate skiing
Nights onboard
7
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

ͭ£100 deposits apply for 2021 trip bookings and are non-refundable. The balance of the normal deposit is due by 10 January, with the balance due 12 weeks before departure. Book with confidence - see our COVID-19 policy.

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

7 nights: Various dates April - May 2021

23,500 NOK /£2,059 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 northern fjords. 

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 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:

Meet in Alta 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 – 4: Ascensions in the fjords surrounding Øksfjordjøkelen

The great peninsula surrounding the Øksfjord-glacier will not be available for ascensions on skis, but on the boat you will be able to enter the fjords and wherever else we might want to, with the possibility of climbing the glacier. The skipper may even let you off in one fjord and pick you up in the next!

Day 5-6: 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 sail west, anchoring for the night at your next location.

Day 7: Final Summit closer to Tromsø – Ullstinden

Setting sail to head south in the morning, you will approach the mountain of 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 have finished exploring the summit, you will set sail towards Tromsø, aiming to dock before dinner. There will be the opportunity to have dinner and party in Tromsø for those who want to.

Day 8: Breakfast and departure

Breakfast will be provided on board and you can say your goodbyes before you either head home or explore more of Tromsø, this cultural hub of a town, with its centuries old wooden houses and arctic cathedral.

 

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 guests per ski guide
  • Food onboard during the trip
  • Comfort Package: accommodation in a shared double cabin (bunk or double bed) with a ready-made bed.
  • Use of shared trip-equipment: dinghy, kayaks, fishing equipment etc.
  • All boat-related expenses such as diesel, gas, harbour fees etc.
  • Personal safety equipment: HH inflatable life vest
  • An environmentally friendly, sustainable, unique, exotic and exclusive Norwegian adventure holiday
  • A lot of time outdoors
  • 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:

Meet in Alta 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 – 4: Ascensions in the fjords surrounding Øksfjordjøkelen

The great peninsula surrounding the Øksfjord-glacier will not be available for ascensions on skis, but on the boat you will be able to enter the fjords and wherever else we might want to, with the possibility of climbing the glacier. The skipper may even let you off in one fjord and pick you up in the next!

Day 5-6: 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 sail west, anchoring for the night at your next location.

Day 7: Final Summit closer to Tromsø – Ullstinden

Setting sail to head south in the morning, you will approach the mountain of 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 have finished exploring the summit, you will set sail towards Tromsø, aiming to dock before dinner. There will be the opportunity to have dinner and party in Tromsø for those who want to.

Day 8: Breakfast and departure

Breakfast will be provided on board and you can say your goodbyes before you either head home or explore more of Tromsø, this cultural hub of a town, with its centuries old wooden houses and arctic cathedral.

 

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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