• Stunning ski & sail holidays
    in Arctic Norway
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  • 3 days of guided ski touring Photo: norwegianadventurecompany.com
  • Sail along the iconic
    Norwegian coastline
  • Fun, sociable & unique
    travel experiences
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  • For an unforgettable holiday Photo: norwegianadventurecompany.com

Arctic Haute Route Sail & Ski

Ski-touring in Arctic Norway

This spring, you can join skiNorway in Arctic Norway for an exceptional ski-touring holiday along the Arctic Haute Route, sampling the region’s best ski-touring spots whilst sailing between Lofoten and Tromsø.

Summit to Sea Skiing on Norway’s Arctic Coast

Our Arctic Haute Route ski & sail holiday is the ultimate ski touring experience. It is designed to offer you the very best skiing along Norway’s north-west coast, with the added bonus of sailing along the iconic Arctic Haute Route. The cruise runs between the Lofoten Islands and Tromsø, and visits some of Norway’s most spectacular islands for coastal ski touring.

A Unique Ski-Touring Holiday

The ascent/descent for each day will be handpicked based on your experience and ambitions, as well as the local snow and weather, to ensure you have the best conditions and the ultimate experience. Each evening you can enjoy a vibrant après ski atmosphere on the bow of the ship with a DJ providing the soundtrack as you make the journey to your next destination. Or if you’d rather take it easy, you can retire to one of the ship’s two lounges to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. A specially prepared menu is served on board each evening using locally sourced and inspired ingredients prepared to a high standard.

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Prices start from £2,985 per person, based on 2 people sharing including flights departing London Heathrow, transfers, 4 nights' full board accommodation, rib boat safari, certified guides and daily transport.

The Itinerary

NORTHBOUND

NORTHBOUND

Northbound: Lofoten, Andørja, Kvaløya

 

Day 1: Arrive in Solvær

Fly from the UK via Oslo and arrive in Lofoten. Check in to your hotel and have a great night's rest before exploring the beautiful harbour town of Solvær.

Day 2: Rib and Sea Eagle Safari/Join MS Nordstjernen

Today you will see more of the beautiful Lofoten archipelago by rib boat for an exciting sea safari and sea eagle spotting expedition. In the evening you will board the MS Nordstjernen and settle into your cabin. Enjoy fantastic scenery as you depart Solvær, followed by dinner with locally sourced and inspired cuisine. Based on your experience you will be assigned a guide who will brief you on the outlined itinerary for the duration of the holiday.

Day 3: Ski touring in Lofoten

Breakfast on board the ship. Disembark for the start point of your skiing ascent/descent, which will be chosen by your guide according to the local weather and snow conditions. Ascent and descent durations vary - packed lunch provided. Return to the ship for après ski and dinner, while you enjoy the voyage to Andorja.

Day 4: Ski-touring in Andorja

Breakfast on board the ship. Transfer to the start point of your hand-picked local ascent/descent - packed lunch provided. Return to the ship for après ski and dinner. The ship departs for your next adventure, sailing through the night.

Day 5: Ski-touring in Sommaroy/Kvaloya

Breakfast on board the ship. Depart for your final tour on the majestic Sommaroy/ Kvaloya islands. During the afternoon, you will leave the ski touring behind and arrive in Tromso for your flight back to the UK via Oslo.

Please note that this itinerary may change due to weather or local conditions.

SOUTHBOUND

SOUTHBOUND

Southbound: Senja, Andørja, Lofoten

 

Day one: Arrive in Tromsø

Fly from the UK via Oslo and arrive in Tromsø. In the afternoon you will board the MS Nordstjernen and settle into your cabin. Enjoy fantastic scenery as you depart Tromsø for Senja, followed by dinner of locally sourced and inspired cuisine. Based on your experience you will be assigned a guide who will brief you on the outlined itinerary for the duration of the holiday.

Day two: Ski-touring in Senja

Breakfast on board the ship. Disembark for the start point of your skiing ascent/descent, which will be chosen by your guide according to the local weather and snow conditions. Ascent and descent durations vary - packed lunch provided. Return to the ship for après ski and dinner, while you enjoy the voyage to Andorja.

Day three: Ski-touring in Andørja

Breakfast on board the ship. Disembark for the start point of your skiing ascent/descent, which will be chosen by your guide according to the local weather and snow conditions. Ascent and descent durations vary - packed lunch provided. Return to the ship for après ski and dinner, the ship sails overnight to Lofoten

Day four: Ski-touring in Lofoten & Rib-Boat Safari

Breakfast on board the ship. You will pack your luggage before you leave for your day’s ski-touring and your luggage will be transferred to your next accommodation. Transfer to the start point of your hand-picked local ascent/descent - packed lunch provided. Transfer to your final night's accommodation in Solvær, where you will get ready for your Rib Boat Sea Eagle Safari as you explore more of the beautiful Lofoten coastline. In the evening enjoy exploring the beautiful Solvær harbour town.

Day five: Return to the UK

Transfer to Bodø/Solvær airport and your return flight to the UK via Oslo.

The Ship: MS Nordstjernen

The Ship: MS Nordstjernen
  • A classic ship modernised in 2000
  • Classic wood and brass decor
  • Comfortable standard
  • En-suite shower/WC in cabin
  • Most cabins with bunks

Departure dates 2019 - 2020

Northbound, Lofoten (Svolvær) to Tromsø:

Includes the destinations of Lofoten (Svolvær), Andørja, and Kvaløya outside of Tromsø.

2019:

  • 20 - 24th March (Limited Availability)
  • 27 - 31th March (Good Availability)
  • 3 - 7th April (Good Availability)
  • 10 - 14th April (Limited Availability)

 

2020:

  • 18 - 22th March
  • 25 - 29th March
  • 1 - 5th April
  • 8 - 12th April
  • 15 - 19th April

 

Southbound, Tromsø to Lofoten (Svolvær):

Includes the destinations of Senja, Andørja and Lofoten (Svolvær).

2019:

  • 24 - 28th March (Limited Availability)
  • 31st March – 4th April (Fully Booked)
  • 7 - 11th April (Fully Booked)

 

2020:

  • 22 - 26th March
  • 29th March – 2nd April
  • 5 - 9th April
  • 12 - 16th April
  • 19 - 23rd April

 

Departures to/from Tromsø or Svolvær airport via Oslo are available to/from a range of UK airports. Please contact your skiNorway expert for more information on departure airports.

Your Kit List

What you'll need for your Arctic Haute Route Ski & Sail holiday:

Hiking backpack (30–40 L) – suggested packing list:

  • Ski touring / telemark skiing kit / split board kit (available for rent)
  • Avalanche equipment (beeper, probe, shovel) (available for rent)
  • First aid kit
  • Thin and thick gloves
  • Two hats (wool and wind stopper)
  • Wool underwear and socks
  • Helmet and goggles
  • Sun glasses and sun cream
  • Thin, hiking fleece jacket
  • Thin, down jacket for cold days and comfy lunch on summit
  • Gore-Tex trousers and jacket (wind and water proof)
  • Crampons for your skies (depending on the touring terrain)
  • Thermos bottle for hot water, coffee, tea, etc.
  • Bottles for water
  • Camera

 

Large bag for leisurewear and extra gear (100 – 140 L) – suggested packing list:

  • An expedition/large bag to keep your gear dry
  • Informal leisure wear for dinner and social setting; jeans, chinos, shirt or jumper
  • A thick jacket for cold mornings and evenings on deck
  • Thick winter boots for snowy and cold days
  • Trainers or low Gore-Tex shoes for leisure time
  • Extra batteries for your avalanche equipment
  • Extra socks and thermals for 3 days of hiking


Avalanche and ski touring equipment can be pre-booked and will be ready on the ship upon arrival.

Extend Your Adventure

It’s understandable that you would want to stay and explore the stunning archipelago.

Our extended itinerary includes:

  • 2 nights’ full board accommodation in a private Rorbu cabin
  • Sea Eagle Safari & a trip to Henningsvaer
  • Deep Sea Fishing and Kayaking

 
Prices on request, please contact your skiNorway expert for more information.

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