SKI & SAIL IN NORWAY OR SVALBARD

Sail in the fjords of Norway to untouched powder! Svalbard is north of Norway on the Arctic circle.  Both trips are on the same boat, and both are full of adventure.  We will head north in the spring to the enchanted fjords of Norway.  In June it is time for the Svalbard journey.

It is so remote and beautiful in these areas.  We will charted a sail boat to sleep on and eat deliciously prepared meals.  The days are long and the skiing is adventurous.  The majestic mountains rise straight up from the sea lifting our souls to a new level with their austere beauty.  There is a variety of terrain options.  This trip is 7 days out on the boat enjoying the mountains.  There is a deep connection to nature here as the sailboat is quiet and gets you close to the mountains and wildlife.

All tours will be planned according to where we get the best conditions for skiing.  The Norway trip is in the Lofoten region. Lofoten is a historical place with several villages where the fishermen carry on the long tradition of Lofotfiske (cod fishing). You also can find 5000 year old caves, traces from the Sami and the Vikings, who also sailed these seas and lived here. Depending on destination and current weather conditions, we will start the day with a good breakfast, organize our equipment and get ready to chase the powder. Most of the peaks are between 2200-3500′ range.

 

Norway

Dates:  April 24-May 1st

Cost:  $4000

Email: info@inthecompanyofguides.com

Phone:  Todd 801-842-8398, Winslow 206-920-7849

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536503_3759184212219_1092087809_n295057_3759182572178_640312717_n We will start at the beach, and we will use approx. 6-8 hours round trip. We´ll enjoy the stunning views and the days in the mountains. When we are back down to the boat again, it’s time for dinner, chilling, fishing, sailing and especially plan the next day’s destination.

We will also have options for you to ski from the Lofoten Ski Lodge as well.

The lodge has twin and double bedrooms with single and a triple option.  Each little lodge sleeps from 2-6 people very comfortable.  All the lodges are of high standard and includes double bedrooms, a fireplace, bathroom, living room and a well equipped kitchen.  In both of our lounges you can sit back and relax with views that are fantastic.  Right outside there is a spacious deck equipped with outdoor furniture and a BBQ for day with warmer temperatures.  We do of course have a ski tuning and prepping service and a drying room for boots, skins and clothes.

Lofoten Ski Lodge is located on private grounds in a quiet area with no unnecessary traffic and is only a 10 minute drive away from the nearest village center.
  In the nearby village Kabelvåg there are small boutiques, a supermarket and bars with both pleasant and cozy atmospheres.  The historical site Storvågan, with the Gallery Espolin, the Lofoten Museum and the Lofoten Aquarium are options for entertainment.  At our Lodge you can access a sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi, where if you`re lucky you can enjoy the Northern Lights.

Svalbard

Svalbard is a group of islands north of the Arctic Circle.  This is one of the most remote exotic ski mountaineering objectives on this planet.  Spitsbergen is the only occupied island in the group.  You will be so close to nature and adventure in this magnificent setting where the peaks rise straight out of the ocean.  The beauty is unsurpassed.  As it is the home of Polar Bears we will ski with a gun.  We do not intend to shoot a bear.  We have a clear view from the boat of the terrain we access each day and we plan to not ski with the bears.  The 73′ sail boat is dreamy and offers a sense of freedom amount these majestic peaks.

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Photos from Northern Alpine Guides who we co-operate with on this trip.  

Dates:  June 2-9th on the boat sailing & skiing

Cost:  $5000

Email: info@inthecompanyofguides.com

Phone:  Todd 801-842-8398, Winslow 206-920-7849