DreamTrip - Lofoten Islands Ski & Sail

An incredibly unique way to explore the Lofoten Islands of Northern Norway, one of the most spectacular coastal regions in the arctic, and one of our Signature Trips. Loften is the jump off point for this amazing Ski & Sail Trip, situated at approximately 68˚ North lattitude, skiers and riders will travel with us as we sail amongst the fjords of Northern Norway giving access to some of the best ski descents available in the arctic region.

 

The winter 2019 DreamTrip provides 7 days on the water, exploring on skis this incredible range. Imagine as you depart our private 70ft schooner in the pale morning light, ferrying in toward land with 7 of your team. As the zodiac turns back to sea, we begin our climb towards summits and high alpine ridges finishing with wide open descents high above the Norwegian Sea, cruising back down to the fjords, our waiting ferry, dinner, drinks and travel aboard the SkyDancer toward the next fjord to ski and explore.

 

The S/Y SkyDancer - Our Home on the Water.

 

S/Y SkyDancer of Longyearbyen is a 73 ft steel and alu schooner built in Denmark and completed in 2007. She is fully equipped for sailing in high latitude waters. She is ice classed and ready to go anywhere our group is keen to explore along the Norwegian coast line. A schooner rig and a big diesel engine of 280 bhp with 5000L of diesel gives her an impressive range and amble cruising speed. 

 

The S/Y SkyDancer sleeps 10 of our group total (8 Guests & 2 Guides), she has 3 double bunk cabins and one 4 bunk forward cabin. There are two comfortable saloons where our Guests can relax, 1 above deck and 1 below. Central heating aboard ensures we are able to adequately dry damp ski gear each night and also our Guests comfort during more inclement sailing weather. The central heating also provides unlimited hot water to supply the shower aboard for our Guests, a welcome creature comfort, while large generator ensure plenty of power to recharge laptops, camera's and phones should you require.

 

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Information on the crew, their training, rescue eqipment and the vessel all available for the consideration of our Guests.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Is This Cloud Nine DreamTrip For You?

 

For those who have joined us on any of our Canadian Ski Lodge Trips or Traverse
Programs in the Alps, those programs will prepare you well for the Lofoten Ski & Sail
Programs. Participants should be capable of skiing/ascending between 600-1500m
vertical each day. As we staff the progam with 2 Guides each day will have the option
of a shorter and longer program for you to choose from. Downhill ski ability can be
accommodated however those comfortable on upper end intermediate or advanced
run in an on-piste or ski hill venue will enjoy most what the terrain of Lofoten has to
offer. Please contact directly to discuss any other specific questions you may have
regarding your ability to participate on the program.

 


What's Included

7 Days Guiding by Internationally Certified IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide. All lodging from the night of Day 1 through to Day 7 aboard the S/Y SkyDancer. This includes all trip food from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7. The S/Y SkyDancer will provide us with skipper and one crew member, all meals, fuel costs and harbor fees. Technical equipment required for the traverse, including avalanche rescue / companion rescue equipment if required will be provided to Guests at no additional cost. 

 

Not Included:

- International Airfare
- Transfers from Svolvaer Airport to your Hotel or to the S/Y SkyDancer
- Rental of ski touring equipment
- Drinks. Alchoholic beverages can be purchased ahead of sailing and at port.
- Dinner is not included the evening we return to Svolvaer at the end of the trip on Day 7
- Additional lodging or transportation costs due to changes in itinerary for any reason are not included, and are the responsibility of the guest. This includes changes or deviation in route made by our guides in the interests of group management, or as sea/sailing/mountain conditions and associated risk levels dictate.

 

 


Guide to Guest Ratios

 

1:4 - Our ratios on this program are a maximum of 1 Fully Certified IFMGA Mountain Guide or ACMG Apprentice Ski Guide : 8 Guests. 

 


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