Ski & Sail Lyngen
Cruise untouched powder snow and sail along the majestic Lyngen Alps.
Lyngen is located between the 69th and 70th latitude north along Northern Norways most spectacular coast line. It offers world class skiing and is unique in terms of access by boat and the high peaks. Traveling by sailboat among the Lyngen Alps, is an experience of a lifetime. We will sail a stunning well equipped 73 foot sailing yacht. Traveling with skis and sails will get you close to nature, wildlife and untouched powder. The weather and conditions can change quickly. For this reason we only use UIAGM certified ski guides who have local knowledge of the area. This way we can offer a flexible program, with the best knowledge, as well as ensuring safety. Our captain and crew on the boat is trained by the RYA in England, have good local knowledge and extensive international experience to ensure a sailing trip you will not forget.
S/Y SKYDANCER – 73’ Polar Expedition Sailing Boat
S/Y SkyDancer is a tailored made boat of steel for arctic sailing and sleeps up to 8 guests in high comfort cabins. Divided on 3 double bunk bed cabins and one 4-bunk cabin in the front. She has 2 large saloons. On the upper deck saloon you can enjoy the views in comfortable sofas, and there is another nice saloon down below where we have meals together, hang out, drink coffee and watch movies. There is also two guest bathrooms and one shower. The central heating throughout the Ship makes it warm, dry and comfortable on board. It also provides us with unlimited heated water for showers. To make sure we have fresh water at all times there’s a large tank together with a 300 liters pr/hour water-maker. She is equipped with all navigation aids and safety equipment for sailing in high arctic waters. The Ship has a cruising speed of 8-9 knots. Large generators ensure plenty of power for your laptop, camera etc…
Area of Operation:
All tours will be planned according to where we get the best conditions for skiing in the Lyngen region. The municipality is named after the Lyngen fjord (Old Norse: Lygnir). The name of the fjord is derived from the word logn which means “quiet, still, or calm”. Depending on destination and current weather conditions, we will start the day with a good breakfast, organize our equipment and get ready to chase the powder. Most of the peaks are between 750-1800 m staring at the beach, and we will use approx. 6-8 hours round trip. We´ll enjoy the stunning views and the days in the mountains. When we are back down to the boat again, it’s time for dinner, chilling, fishing, sailing and planning the next day’s destination.
This trip is designed for ski and sail enthusiasts, and is the best option for the annual trip! Experience the exotic winter landscape of Lyngen in a unique way. An important thing is that the group is relatively at the same level, since we have many alternative tours to choose from for all skill levels. If preferred we can provide 2 guides on the trip. We bring friends, groups and corporations and can tailor trips on request. When it´s time for a special occasion, to celebrate an anniversary or just time for something extra special, we can deliver a trip of a lifetime.
Program – 7 days / 6 nights
Day 1: Arrival day in Tromsø. Transport to the sailboat. Rigging and arrangement of equipment, briefing and dinner on the boat.
Day 2-7: 6 -7 days of skiing/mountaineering and sailing.
Day 7: Departure in the afternoon/evening.
Dates 2020: April 13-20th.
Trip Length: 7 days.
In Lyngen we can cater our trips to skiers of all capabilities, from first time ski tourers to professional skiers, Lyngen has allot of skiing for all skill levels.
Each guest brings private ski and avalanche gear, backpack and clothing for touring. A complete equipment list will be sent out when ordering the Ski & Sail package.
Guiding Ratio: 6 clients:1 guide or 8:2 is our maximum ratio for intermediate ski tours. 4:1 ratios for more advanced ski objectives.
Price Per Person 2020: 3700 Euro.
Included in Price:
– UIAGM/IVBV Certified Mountain Guide, Skipper, Chef/Deckhand, 73 ft. high-end luxury sailing yacht, port fees, food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), towels, bedding, transport to/from Tromsø Airport.
Not Included in Price:
– Alcohol, entertainment/activities outside of the program, travel insurance, personal insurance, transport to/from Tromsø.