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Ski & sailing in the Lyngen Alps, near Tromsø

A unique ski touring week on a sailing boat in the Lyngen Alps, in some of the most beautiful fjords of Norway, with Raphael, IFMGA mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAndes, Lyngen Alps
Duration7 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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.

Accommodation

"Southern star" polar yacht

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It is posible to have a second guide on request, Budget adapted accordingly.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

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.

Day 2: 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.

Day 7: 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.

Day 8: Departure

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.


About the guide

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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!!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 28578 each

Group of 2

CHF 14289 each

Group of 3

CHF 9526 each

Group of 4

CHF 7145 each

Group of 5

CHF 5722 each

Group of 6

CHF 4763 each

Group of 7

CHF 4083 each

Group of 8

CHF 3578 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Non-alcoholic beverages are included (tea, coffee, water, thermos or water bottle for the day). Loan of safety equipment (air-bag bag, AVD, shovel and probe) is included. Meal on Saturday upon arrival is not included.


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