Ski & Sail Lofoten, 5 days

21,250 NOK

mars 22 - 26. mars 2023

5 days

This long weekend Ski & Sail is a trip for those who like the idea of alpine skiing and randonné in the untouched Lofoten-mountains of Northern Norway. It is a trip for travelers wanting a more challenging and rewarding holiday - for those who would like to experience something unique, wild, breathtaking and beautiful - no matter if you are experienced or a beginner we welcome you to our Ski & Sail adventure.

The Lofoten isles make out some of the rawest nature Norway has to offer. The area is famous for its alpine mountains and peaks, there are great numbers of natural pistes, offering possibilities and options for a wide range of skiers. Most of the trips offer 700 - 1000 meters of altitude, and the skiing most often ends down on the beach. Many of the most spectacular places are available by boat only. That is why we sail.


During these 5 days we will explore and reach many of the most beautiful mountains in Lofoten. In between we will get some very nice shorter sailing legs, on our way from one fjord and mountain to the next.


The trip starts and ends in Svolvær. 


For our Ski & Sail trips we use ski guides with local experience and knowledge, who also function as instructors and coaches for us. Having a ski guide available onboard each boat makes us more certain we'll find the best snow available, and it can make it possible for us to do more challenging skiing and summits. Of the different places we will pass and hope to visit along the way, we can mention Austnesfjorden, Geitgaljertind, the Trollfjord, Raftsundet, and some other secret spots.


The skiing will be planned in plenary, according to the skill level of the group, snow, weather, and conditions in general. After our daily ascents we set sail for the next port or anchorage and prepare ourselves for the following day.  This is an active trip with full focus on the experiences this wild nature has to offer, whether it is behind the wheel or with skis strapped on your feet. The mussel pain and tiredness can wait until we get back home:)


 


For most of our Ski & Sail trips we sail two boats together, with each boat having their own ski guide. The number of boats during our trip depends on the number of participants. If we have enough participants for two boats we also have more flexibility to divide the group according to skill level and experience amongst the participants.


The boats we will be using for Ski & Sail Lofoten are Humla/Bien and Nirvana, 50 ft. and 44 ft. boats, respectively. These boats have good comfort and enough space for 6-7 participants + ski guide and skipper. Read more about our boats here.


For more articles and information about Ski & Sail, check out our blog here.


I went all alone on the Ski and Sail in Lofoten, and met a lovely bunch of mountaineers and sailing people. Skilled tour leaders guided us to the finest peaks, always with a strong focus on safety. I learned a lot about sailing as we went along, got to experience the most beautiful scenery Norway has to offer and got to know new people. SailNorway has put together a dream trip!

Ebba Boye (29)

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