Mar, Apr, May
Arrival day. Transport to the sailboat. Rigging and arrangement of equipment, briefing and dinner at the Lofoten Ski Lodge.
Days of skiing/mountaineering and sailing.
We will meet in Lofoten. To get to Lofoten, you can fly into Svolvær with SAS or fly to Evenes with Norwegian or SAS. The cheapest is to fly to Evenes but you'll have to drive for 2.5 hours to get to Lofoten. This is a beautiful drive so if you arrive in the daylight it's a plus.
We will sleep in S/Y SKYDANCER – 73’ Polar Expedition Sailing Boat
It 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.
-For intermediate ski tours: 6 clients:1 guide or 12:2 is our maximum ratio.
-For more advanced ski objectives, 4:1.
The trip is suitable for skiers of all levels, from first time ski tourers to professional skiers.
Each guest brings private ski and avalanche gear, backpack and clothing for touring. A complete equipment list will be sent out when booking your trip.
Northern Alpine Guides is based in Lofoten, Norway and is run by IFMGA-certified guide Seth Hobby and his wife Maren Eek Bistrup. They offer climbing and ski touring trips, both tailor-made and for groups.
Their base camp in Kavelbag, Lofoten - the Lofoten Ski Lodge - is the ultimate spot to have a true Arctic experience while enjoying comfy accommodation and great food year round.
The team, made up of passionate and certified guides, also runs trips in Alaska, the Alps and Nepal. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished alpinist or ski tourer, you can count on having the time of your life in the company of Northern Alpine Guides.
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