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Ski touring in Spitzbergen from a boat

Ski touring in Spitzbergen
Ski touring in Spitzbergen
Ski touring in Spitzbergen
Ski touring in Spitzbergen

Discover the wild polar land of Spitzbergen with this amazing 6-day ski touring trip sleeping in a yacht, with Goulven, UIAGM certified mountain guide.

8 Days

May, Jun


Description

Spitzbergen, a wild polar land waiting to be discovered.

Spitzbergen is a remote land (partly) inhabited, halfway between the Arctic Circle and the Pole. It offers wild and spectacular landscapes to ski tourers. Between the mountains there are gigantic glaciers that open up directly into the sea. On the wide fjords lined with ice we can see many birds and seals, walruses, reindeers and polar bears.

From mid-March to mid-June, the decline of the ice provides access to the beaches by boat. Incredibly, there is still a thick layer of virgin snow to enjoy long ski runs.

From Longyearbyen we sail along the northwestern coast of Spitzbergen, grandiose and wild: ce, rock and snow dominate. And during the short summers with permanent daylight, the bright light creates a mosaic of vibrant colours reflected in the deep blue sea. During this period, the animals are active and usually visible.

Throughout the week you will also discover the ancient whaler counters and trapper shelters, as well as Ny Ålesund, at 79ºN.

Wake up on a magnificent sailboat, each day a different fjord. Wide virgin slopes in the heart of unforgettable landscapes.

Aboard an elegant and comfortable 120 foot schooner specially equipped for polar cruises, during 7 days life is paced by navigation (sailing if weather permits), hiking and delicious meals prepared by the cook on board.

Each day we travel to a different location in search of the most beautiful slopes. Once there, the zodiac will drop you to go skiing. Climbs along the glaciers are easy because of the low altitude. We walk 3 to 6 hours per day, with altitude changes of 800 to 1100 m.

The trip lasts 8 days, and we will ski during 6 of them.

Already confirmed dates:
– 5/16/2018 to 5/23/2018
– 5/23/2018 to 5/30/2018

Does this trip sound tempting? Then please contact me and let’s start planning your northern adventure!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

Price details

6 days of skiing


Details

More info

Group size: 12 to 18 people, with 3 guides.

Price: €3980 per person, based on double cabin.

I will loan you an avalanche research device (transceiver), a mountain harness, an ABS bag airbag-shovel-probe.

Meeting point

We will meet at the Longyearbyen airport.

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Scandic Svolvær Svolvær Norway
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Thon Hotel Lofoten Svolvær Norway
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Vestfjord Hotel Lofoten Svolvær Norway
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About the guide

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Goulven

Mountain Guide

With my name I can’t make you believe that I am mountaineer of origin! I am a breton migrant worker who was stranded in the Pyrénées and later in the Alps…
What I like most of my job is the incredible mountain’s support to weave the real relationships in a short time and often the quality with people whom I guide to these beautiful summits. It is with a great pleasure that I put at your disposal my 25 years of experience in the climbing, mountaineering and skiing playgrounds to guide you in your adventure projects. I am also ski instructor and mountain rescuer. See you soon!

Languages

French

Certificates

SNGM


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