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!
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
Price per person
We will sleep on the yacht.
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.
We will meet at the Longyearbyen airport.