Welcome to the adventure of your life: a unique 9-day ski touring and sailing trip in Spitzbergen Arctic!
The Spitzbergen Arctic is the largest island in the Svalbard Archipelago. It is located at the confluence of the Arctic Ocean, the Barents Sea and the Greenland Sea. The island is 450 km long and has a maximum width of 225 km. Spitsbergen lies entirely within the Arctic Circle. That is why it’s one of the places where the sun can shine or disappear completely during the 24 hours of the day, depending on the time of year.
The program I am proposing is a really unique trip since few people have had the chance of ski touring and sailing among the big mountains of this island. Moreover, our base will be a boat! It is the “Arctica 2”, an amazing sailing boat which was especially built for arctic waters. This boat will also allow us to reach incredible mountains along the fjords of the Spitzbergen’s west coast. We can ski in the Jarlbergland as well as the Atomfjella, just to name a few.
During these 9 days we will search a new summit each day. And once we climb them, we’ll enjoy the best ski descents. Furthermore, we will ski in places where there are no traces of human life. They are 100% powder virgin lands.
More details about “Arctica 2”
It is a 22-meter long boat which is especially designed for activities in arctic waters. It is really cozy and comfortable with 6 double cabins and a great heating system. In the fantastic Arctica 2 sailing boat, we can also dry our clothes in an especial room for that. In addition, it has hot showers on board and many other toilet facilities.
If you want to know more details about the itinerary, please find this information at the bottom of the description. I have planned this amazing trip for the month of May. The departure date may vary slightly due to the flights schedule.
The technical and physical requirements to join me in this program are the following:
- Previous experience in ski touring;
- Good physical condition to overcome around 1500 m of climbing each day;
- Good skiing technical skills;
- A great team spirit. Remember we must live together during a week!
Finally, remember that on this trip the maximum number of participants is 9 people.
So, if you want to live a really different experience, you must come with me. Reserve the month of May for this adventure in the Spitzbergen Arctic island and contact me now to organize the trip together!
We will fly to Oslo, where we will spend the night in an airport hotel.
|Day 2 to 8|
Ski touring and sailing adventures in Spitzbergen
We continue our journey via Tromso to Longyearbyen, 1200 km away from the north pole. The center of this town is small, but it has some bars, shops and guest houses. After our arrival we will move onto our home: the Arctica 2 sailboat.
Our first ski tour might be in the Isfjord only 1 hour by boat. After that, we will sail along the west coast (if weather and snow conditions help) and we’ll choose a different mountain every day.
After the beginning of May the sun will be out for 24 hours on Spitzbergen. So we won’t be depending on daytime for our ski touring itineraries. Sometimes, the evenings give us a special light with the sun shining very low above the horizon. After each skiing day we’ll return from the shoreline by a small boat back to our Arctica 2.
By the time we are back on board after a ski touring adventure, a nice smell of freshly cooked dinner will welcome us! With a glass of wine we’ll talk about the adventures of the day and share a great moment together.
Return to Oslo
We will leave our beloved sailing boat and fly back to Oslo, where you can spend another night before flying back home.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Personal Insurance
7 overnight stays on the boat including full board and all drinks (including beer).
Premium insurance by Hanse Merkur is included in the price. It contains: travel medical insurance, travel trip interruption insurance, emergency insurance, accident insurance, baggage insurance. Travel cancellation insurance is not included.
The price does not include:
- Flights to Spitzbergen via Tromso by SAS (from 550 Euros);
Equipment Needed (with your booking I will let you have a more detailed list):
- Regular ski touring equipment,