Ski & Sail Lofoten
Cruise untouched powder snow and sail along the magical islands.
Lofoten is located at lattitude 68º north along Northern Norways most spectacular coast line. It offers world class skiing and is unique in terms of access, culture and climate. Traveling by sailboat among the majestic mountains that rise from the sea, is an experience of a lifetime. We will sail to a new location every day in a stunning well equipped 80 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 sleeps up to 10 guests in high comfort cabins, 3 double bunk bed cabins and one 4-bunk cabin in the front. There is two guest toilets and one shower. She has 2 large saloons. One deck saloon where you can enjoy the all round view in comfortable sofas, and also a nice and warm saloon down below where you would prefer to have your meals together, have a chat, coffee or watch a movie. The central heating throughout the Ship makes it warm, dry and comfortable on board. It also provides us with unlimited heated water for i.a 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 latitude waters. The Ship has a SABRE 280 hp machine and 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 Lofoten region. Lofoten is a historical place with several villages where the fishermen carry on the long tradition of Lofotfiske (cod fishing). You also can find 5000 year old caves, traces from the Sami and the Vikings, who also sailed these seas and lived here. 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 750-1100 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 especially plan 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 Lofoten 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 life time.
Program – 7 days / 6 nights
Day 1: Arrival day. Transport to the sailboat. Rigging and arrangement of equipment, briefing and dinner at the Lofoten Ski Lodge.
Day 2-7: 6 -7 days of skiing/mountaineering and sailing.
Day 7: Departure in the afternoon/evening.
2018 Dates: Feb. 6th–13th, Feb. 15th-22nd, Feb. 24th-3rd, March 5th-12th, March 14th-21st.
Trip Length: 7 days.
In Lofoten we can cater our trips to skiers of all capabilities, from first time ski tourers to professional skiers, Lofoten 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.
Contact us for pricing.
Guiding Ratio: 6 clients:1 guide or 8:2 is our maximum ratio for the Ski and Sail program.
Included in Price:
– UIAGM/IVBV Certified Mountain Guide, Skipper, Chef/Deckhand, 73 ft. high-end luxury sailing yacht, port fees, fully catered trip (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), towels, bedding.
Not Included in Price:
– Alcohol, entertainment/activities outside of the program, travel insurance, personal insurance, transport to/from Svolvær, Bodø, or Harstad.