Lofoten 7-day ski touring and sailing tour

Ski touring and sailing on a boat in the magical and wild Lofoten, in Northern Norway. A 7-day ski trip with an IFMGA certified mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Tour the Lofoten Islands on board the magnificent S/Y SkyDancer

  • Ski during the day and spend the evenings fishing, chilling and sailing

  • Benefit from the company of a local certified guide

 

Cruising untouched powder snow and sailing along the magical islands of the Lofoten is an experience of a lifetime.

Join me on this 7-day ski touring and sailing tour and discover this fascinating world class skiing destination in Norway.

Lofoten is an archipelago located at latitude 68º north along Northern Norway’s most spectacular coastline. It’s north of the Arctic Circle and it is  truly unique in terms of culture, access and climate.

Travelling by sailboat with the view of the the majestic mountains rising from the sea is definitely an unforgettable experience. Every day we will sail to a new spot, in a perfectly equipped 80-foot sailing yacht. Sailing is a fantastic way of getting closer to wildlife, nature and the best untouched powder snow.

The conditions and weather can rapidly change here. As a local guide, I have the best knowledge of Lofoten. It allows me to offer a flexible program, ensuring your safety at the same time.

Besides, our captain and crew on board have good local knowledge and wide international experience. I guarantee this will be a sailing trip you will not forget!

I will plan all our tours and choose our daily destination according to where we find the best conditions in the area. After a good breakfast, we will organise our equipment and get out to chase the powder.

Most of the peaks we will climb start at the beach and are between 750-1100 m. Every day, the round trip will take us approx. 6 to 8 hours. We will enjoy the fascinating views and the great ski tours in the mountains. Back on the boat again, it will be time for chilling, dinner, fishing and sailing. And, of course, to plan the next day’s skiing destination.

Besides, Lofoten is a historical place in Norway. It has several picturesque fishing villages that carry on the ancient tradition of Lofotfiske (cod fishing). There are 5000 year old caves, with traces from the Vikings and Sami, who also lived here and sailed these same waters.

As for accommodation, Skydancer, a 73’ Polar Expedition Sailing Boat, will be the perfect and comfortable base for our adventure. You can check the details of this fantastic and well equipped boat below this description.

Please note that I only organise private sailing and skiing trips. But if you are looking to join a group in Lofoten, you can check the 6-day ski touring trip I guide here, staying at a wonderful ski lodge.

Feel free to contact me if you want to join me on this fantastic ski touring trip. I’ll be happy to welcome you in this paradise for backcountry skiing and nature lovers. 

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Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 The price also includes skipper, chef and deckhand, port fees, towels and bedding.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival Day-Transport to Sailboat

    Arrival day. Transport to the sailboat. Rigging and arrangement of equipment, briefing and dinner at the Lofoten Ski Lodge.

  • Day 2 to 6Ski touring-Sailing

    Days of skiing/mountaineering and sailing.

     

  • Day 7Departure in the afternoon/evening
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

All Levels

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

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.

Accommodation

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.

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GUIDING RATIO

-For intermediate ski tours: 6 clients:1 guide or 12:2 is our maximum ratio.

-For more advanced ski objectives, 4:1.

LEVEL

The trip is suitable for skiers of all levels, from first time ski tourers to professional skiers.

EQUIPMENT

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.

 

About the Guide

 
 

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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What People are Saying about Northern Alpine Guides

 

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Elin
Seth was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge and very interesting to chat to. I was nervous about the climb but felt incredibly safe under his instruction. The day was fantastic, I highly recommend it to anyone who can stomach the heights!
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Thomas Murray
I had a great time with Charlie, my climbing guide. He was very professional and taught me new tricks and techniques.
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Valerie Devriese
Thank You guys for another great getaway experience! The lodge, the food, the nature, the guests, the guides all equally fantastic. Two years in a row makes this a tradition - we\'ll see you next winter again!
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