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Ski and sail tour in the Lyngen Alps, Norway

Lyngen Alps
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Join IFMGA certified guide Josef for this amazing 8-day ski touring trip in the stunning landscape of the Lyngen Alps of Norway! Hone your backcountry navigation, avalanche awareness, and ski mountaineering skills as you explore the Lyngen Alps' vast wilderness.

Group

Lyngen Alps

8 Days

Mar, Apr

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Combine skiing and sailing in breathtaking landscapes of mountains and fjords

* Select unique and top quality ski spots everyday with deep powder snow aplenty

* Chill out on a boat, enjoy local food and relax in a Scandanavian style sauna

Description

The Lyngen Alps are a truly stunning mountain range in northeastern Norway. More than 90 kiometres long and following the path of the Lyngen fjord, this region is spectacular!

After setting sail we are going to pass through some of the most stunning landscapes you can imagine. Fjords, mountains and glaciers will surround us and, with the boat as transport, we can reach ski lines that would otherwise be unreachable.

Even without the skiing, just sailing in this location is epic with summit to sea views all day everyday. Our daily routine will look something like this: We sail during the night, have breakfast on the boat, ski-tour in the morning, enjoy a picturesque lunch at the top and then ski back to the boat.

Once on the boat we will dine on local fish, relax in a sauna or take an artic water plunge. And even if all that weren´t enough, we will also get to enjoy the Northern Light. So far, we got to see them on all our trips in the area!

Another beauty of having the boat is that we have great flexibility. We can choose where we want to go and assess the weather conditions as we travel and therefore pick the best lines.

The Lyngen Alps is renowned for its powder snow and this will be available whether on open glades that arrive to the ocean or on steep couloirs.

On this 8-day program, we will enjoy 6 days of ski touring. You can expect to climb about 1000-1200 metres per day for 6 days. For this reason, you should be reasonable fit to enjoy this schedule and ideally have some ski touring experience.

Along with myself, there will be other highly experienced and certified guides to ensure the trip runs as smoothly as possible. We will observe your technique and will happily give you feedback and tips.

So how does sailing through fjords and skiing from summit to sea sound? Sign up now for this unforgettable trip in pristine wilderness and I’ll be waiting to share it with you!

Want to check out another awesome ski touring trip? Take a look at this 10-day ski touring excursion on the epic Rishiri Island in Japan for another epic ski touring adventure

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Flight ticket flight to Tromso from Europe costs around 270 EUR (we can help out with flight reservation).

Insurance - approx. 100 EUR (Travel and Cancel insurance (not taking the trip due to injury illness etc.) - we can arrange insurance for you.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Flight to Tromso via Oslo. Getting On Board + Sailing through the fjord to our first destination

Day 2 to 7: Ski & Sail

Ski touring from the morning / Late lunch on the boat / Sailing to our new destination through out the afternoon and evening

Day 8: Departure

Flight back home from Tromso via Oslo

 

FAQs

What flight should I book to join this trip? When and where should I fly in and out?

You have to fly to Tromsø Airport, Langnes. The ARRIVAL DATE and TIME has to be Saturday (first day of the trip) no later than 12:00pm (noon), or Friday (day earlier, any time).

The departure destination is also Tromsø Airport, Langnes, and your departure flight should be Saturday -last day of the trip- any time (breakfast is served on the boat at 8:00 am), or Friday (day earlier) after 21pm.

If you have problems finding a flight that would fit this schedule, please get in touch, we can organize extra nights in Tromsø.

What happens if I arrive before the starting day of the trip? Or if I stay a few days after?

In case you arrive before the start of the camp, or stay a few days after, we recommend choosing one of the following hotels for the extra nights: Hotel Viking Tromso or Clarion Hotel Aurora. They are both experienced in receiving guests from our trips.

Where will we stay during the ski and sail tour? How is accommodation organized?

During the trip, we will stay on the boat. We hire the boat from a local charter company with a long history and skippers with good knowledge of the area. It is a comfortable 47-foot or 50-foot long yacht with 5 cabins and 3-4 bathrooms + showers with a common area and kitchen. There are both twin rooms (with bunk beds) and double rooms.

Under which conditions will we sail? Can seasickness be an issue?

Lyngen fjords are calm waters so seasickness is generally not an issue on our trips. In 5 years of making the trips, there were only a handful of clients with mild and short sea sickness.

When and where will we meet to start the trip?

Around 2 days before the trip we will send you an email with an invitation to a WhatsApp group and also inform you about meeting time in the marina (if everyone is arriving on time, it should be early afteroon, we will confirm in the email).

How can I get to the meeting point (The Marina)?

From the airport, your can take either a taxi or bus.

TAXI: Best arranged just by walking to the car park in front of the airport and asking Tromsø Taxi (T logo on the door). Go to BOREAL YACHTING marina in Eidkjosen (address: Eidvegen 666, 9100 Kvaløysletta).

BUS: Very straighforward option. Much cheaper. Take bus number 42 to Eidkjosen and walk around 8 minutes to the marina.

Bus stop is located on the side closer to the airport. You will need Troms Billett app (available to download for apple or android).

Do I need my avalanche bag in Norway? Can I bring it with my luggage during the flights?

Yes. We strongly recommend it.

If you are flying with an airbag you will need to print IATA terms (https://www.iata.org/contentassets/6fea26dd84d24b26a7a1fd5788561d6e/dgr-62-en-2.3a.pdf) and Description of your cartridge (you will find it on the brand's website) and show it to airport stuff upon check-in luggage scan.

Bring your avalanche bag as Carry-On and ideally inform your airline, that you will be transporting such airbag. Do not leave your backpack as check in luggage. You'll run the risk of having it detained during transport.

Can I rent gear from you or in Tromso?

Yes. In case you need to borrow some equipment, we recommend you to do it with Tromso Outdoors.

What do I need to consider when getting travel insurance for this trip?

Please consider these requirements when getting insurance for this trip:

  • Covering ski touring and off-piste (backcountry) skiing above the polar circle (around the 70th parallel)
  • Sailing activities
  • Touring on an island (without access by road or bridge)

What previous experience and skill level is recommended to join this ski and sail tour?

You should have previous ski touring or splitboarding experience (at least 3 tours). You should be able to cover at least 1000 vertical meters daily for 3 days straight. 1 day off is definitely a possibility, more than that would likely hinder your experience.

What is the group size?

There will be a maximum of 7 guests guided by a certified guide and professional skipper. There will be 2 groups (if the number of clients allows) so you can choose between a faster and​ a​ slower one.

What kind of snow and terrain can I expect in the Lynegn Alps?

Lyngen Alps is the place to go freeriding if you are looking for powder in Scandinavia. It is tucked into the mainland so the snow is drier than in other areas. Our mission will be to ski a variety of backcountry terrain – powdery open lines, ocean runs, classic lines in the area, and couloirs (if conditions allow).

How many vertical meters will we ski per day?

On this trip, we will sail to ski secluded places only accessed by ski touring or splitboarding. Expect around 1000 – 1200 vert. m daily within 6 days.

What type of skiing can I expect?

This is a 100% ski touring trip, where we will ski 1000m every day, in a varied terrain, including powdery open lines, ocean runs, classic lines in the area, and couloirs (if conditions allow).

What's included on the price for this trip?

Price includes the guiding fee fo 6 guided ski days, sailing and 7 nights of accommodation on the boat, fishing, and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

What's not included on the price?

Flights, Travel and Cancellation Insurance, ski and avalanche gear, and extra activities such us Dog Sledging and Kayaking are not included.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Scandic Havet Hotel Bodo Norway
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Thon Hotel Nordlys Bodo Norway
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City Hotel Bodo Bodo Norway
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About the guide

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Vojta Lim & Guides

4.85

(20)

Mountain Guide

Hi, I’m Vojta, welcome to our profile! We are a small and specialized guiding company based out of the Czech Republic, dedicated to offering freeriding and ski-touring trips mainly to Japan and Norway. We run powder camps and tours across the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu in Japan. In March every year, we move to arctic Norway and run Ski and Sail expeditions around Lyngen Alps.  We started as a group of friends guiding in Japan in 2013 and we still beleive you should feel like you are riding with friends on our trips. The tours are flexible with the single purpose of skiing in the best snow and finding the best lines possible. We have strong area knowledge of the terrain and go the extra mile to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Our trips not only include skiing, but also delicious food and local culture as you improve your skills as a backcountry skier or snowboarder.

On our trips, you will be guided by Czech and Slovak UIAGM Mountain guides & Ski Guides (Robert Vrlák, Peter Koteles, Daniel Menšík, Vojta Lím, or Tomáš Prajzler)

If you don't find what you are looking for, get in touch, we will be happy to help and welcome you on board!

Languages

English | Czech

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What people are saying about this trip

Lexi

5.00

We had a fantastic ski and sail trip with Sherpas Ride! The views and ski lines were memorable. Vojta kept us safe and smiling the whole trip!

Shawn

5.00

I had a fantastic time on the Sherpas Ride ski and sail trip in Norway. The weather was challenging but Votja figured out how to make the best of it, keeping it fun and safe. The other clients in our group were great people. I would happily adventure with Sherpas Ride again.

Justin

5.00

Vojta and Tomáš create a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere and always look for the best snow conditions in the region. You will enjoy the best skiing experience ever!

Emma

5.00

We had a fantastic ski and sail trip with Sherpas Ride! The views and ski lines were memorable. Vojta kept us safe and smiling the whole trip!

Ryan

5.00

I had a fantastic time on the Sherpas Ride ski and sail trip in Norway. The weather was challenging but Votja figured out how to make the best of it, keeping it fun and safe. The other clients in our group were great people. I would happily adventure with Sherpas Ride again.


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