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6th April 2022 to 10th April 2022

Easter Ski & Sail: Lofoton

£1480 per person

Deposit £150. Deposit balance due after 8 weeks. Trip balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Our Easter-expedition is a trip for those who like the idea of alpine skiing and randonné in the untouched Lofoten-mountains of northern Norway
Pay a deposit of £150.00 per item
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
Moderate - Good level of fitness and intermediate skiing
Nights onboard
8
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 through the incredible Lofoten isles

4 nights: 06 - 10 April 2021

Fr 17,500 NOK / £1,480 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.

Get away from home next Easter and 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 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 in 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 harbour 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 special meal will be prepared as you seek out the northern lights.

Day 5 – Early morning skiing and sailing back

Start the day early as you ski a peak close to Svolvær, then sail back to the town to dock at 4pm. 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 yacht’s and 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
  • Travels 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
  • Optional meals at cafés/restaurants
  • Ski equipment and avalanche equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Personal snacks 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/cancellation insurance – recommended, but 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 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 – Meeting on the dock in Svolvær

Meet in 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 harbour 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 special meal will be prepared as you seek out the northern lights.

Day 5 – Early morning skiing and sailing back

Start the day early as you ski a peak close to Svolvær, then sail back to the town to dock at 4pm. 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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