Arrival at Longyearbyen. Transport to the sailboat. Rigging and arrangement of equipment, briefing, sail out of Isfjord, and 1st dinner/night on the Skydancer.
Skiing/mountaineering, first descents and sailing.
Departure in the afternoon/evening.
Guide Ratio: 8 Clients: 2 guides/ 4 clients: 1 guide
Level: We can tailor this trip to 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 ordering the Ski & Sail package.
Skills / Level:
I can cater our trips to skiers of all capabilities, from first time ski tourers to professional skiers. Spitsbergen has a lot of skiing for all skill levels.
Our sailing boat for the ski touring trip:
S/Y SKYDANCER – 73’ Polar Expedition Sailing Boat 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.
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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