Andes, Lyngen Alps
People per Guide
Feb, Mar, Apr
Type of Trip
Combining the pleasures of skiing and sea, this destination offers skiing possibilities from mid-February to late April. The fjords of Tromsø are mainly located in the Lyngen Alps. They are almost endless and the choice of sailing and skiing routes are numerous, depending on snow and navigation conditions.
Our 8-day stay runs from Saturday to Saturday, these days being dedicated to travel. Southern Star, a magnificent polar yacht of 24 m, will be our lodge for the week.
This boat, born in the 1960s in the USA and originally scheduled for regattas, has now a navigation history around the world, mainly in the polar regions. Its owner and skipper, Olivier Pitras, will welcome you on board with his crew, cook and second.
Olivier has become my friend over the seasons. He sails from a young age, mostly in cold oceans and seas. In fact, he was the first Frenchman to go through the passage of NW sailing. He also traveled for one year around the globe to meet diverse populations in order to take stock of past and future consequences of global warming. You can discover the film “Climate Odyssée” recounting his journey on board.
So, on Saturday, we start with a short tour of the city of Tromsø and the Polar Museum, then you climb aboard the Southern Star at around 7PM to take your first meal on board and spend the first night.
Then, on Sunday morning, you will wake up the boat engine. Afterwards, upon arrival to the first fjords, you will land using the zodiac to discover the first ski touring and the beautiful descent that will result.
Over the days we will move from fjord to fjord depending on sailing and snow conditions. At the end of the week we will regain the port of Tromsø to spend the last night and enjoy the festive atmosphere of the city.
Throughout the week, daily climbing altitude changes will be of between 800 and 1400 m. Every week and every day is adaptable depending on the group and the shape of the day.
Does this unique ‘sea and mountain’ journey sound interesting? Then please contact me, I’d be happy to guide you in the breathtaking landscapes of the Lyngen Alps.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Flight to Tromsø, airport-boat transfers, leave your luggage in the boat. Depending on your time of arrival, city tour and visit of the Polar Museum, last minute purchases. Climb aboard for the first meal the first night around 7PM.
First sail and ski day!
Starting at dawn toward the first fjord and the first course. After 2-3 hours of navigation and breakfast, first drop-off by zodiac to the coast and first day of skiing. Return to the boat around 3PM for lunch, navigation towards the next race place. Dinner around 8PM.
Day 3 to 6:
Discovering the fjords from the boat
From today until day 6, we will be moving from fjord to fjord sailing partly in the morning, and partly in the afternoon. Breakfast at 8AM and departure for skiing at around 9AM, if snow and navigation conditions permit. Traverse of fjords skiing. Back to the boat around 2:30-3PM for lunch.
Last ski day and return to Tromsø
Same as the other days, but today we return to the port of Tromsø around 5 PM. We have the last meal on board, baggage preparation before the last evening in town.
Breakfast at 7AM, departure from the boat at 7:30AM to the airport. For people not taking the first flight to Oslo at 8:30AM, walk around town while waiting for their flights.
"Southern star" polar yacht
It is posible to have a second guide on request, Budget adapted accordingly.
About the Guide
Certified UIAGM Mountain Guide
A childhood spent skiing, some years being part of the Swiss ski-alpinism team, a few summers going to summits, an expedition in Bolivia to the Royale Range in 2006… that was enough to give me the desire for living my passion!!
Over the years, some trips have been added to my road book, South America and China, between others.
Mountain Guide since 2013, I have one motto: maximum pleasure with the maximum safety. I am working now with some friends guides: Raphael, Christian and Jean Luc, who is mountain leader. So if you are interested in puffing the powder, climbing the most beautiful lines or runing through the most beautiful edges, do not hesitate. Contact me and I will organise it!!! Also if you want to make a trip or an expedition abroad!!