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

Arctic Haute Route Ski & Sail

Ski-touring in Arctic Norway

Next spring, join skiNorway in northern Norway for an exceptional ski-touring holiday along the Arctic Haute Route, skiing the region’s best ski-touring spots whilst sailing between Svolvær 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 remote north-west coast, with the added bonus of sailing along the iconic Arctic Haute Route. The cruise runs between Svolvær 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 as you make the journey to your next destination. Or if you’d rather take it easy, you can retire to the ship’s panorama lounge to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. A special 'Arctic Adventure Cuisine' menu is served on board each evening using locally sourced and inspired ingredients.

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The Itinerary

NORTHBOUND

NORTHBOUND

Northbound: Svolvær to Tromsø

 

Day 1: Arrive in Svolvær

Fly from the UK (via Oslo) to find a taxi waiting for you at Svolvær airport. Once you've checked in to your hotel you can head out to eat dinner in one of the fantastic restaurants this beautiful harbour town has to offer.

Day 2: Rib & Sea Eagle Safari/Join MS Quest

Today you will see more of the stunning Lofoten archipelago by rib boat for an exciting sea safari and sea eagle spotting expedition. By late afternoon you will be boarding the MS Quest and settling into your cabin. Enjoy panoramic scenery from the deck as you sail away, 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 following day.

Day 3: Ski-touring on the Lofoten Islands

Breakfast on board the ship. Disembark for the start point of your skiing ascent/descent on the Lofoten islands. A packed lunch is provided. Return to the ship for après ski and dinner, while you enjoy the voyage to your next destination.

Day 4: Ski-touring in Andørja

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

Day 5: Ski-touring in Kvaløya

Breakfast on board the ship. Depart for your final tour on the majestic Kvaløya islands. During the afternoon, you will leave the ski-touring behind and arrive in Tromsø for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Return to the UK

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departing from Tromsø for your flight back to the UK (via Oslo).

 

It's understandable that you may want to see more of this incredible area, so if you'd like to extend your adventure on either side of the Arctic Haute Route then just let us know and this can be added to your itinerary.

Please note that this itinerary may change due to weather or local conditions, based on the advice of the certified guides.

SOUTHBOUND

SOUTHBOUND

Southbound: Tromsø to Svolvær

 

Day 1: Arrive in Tromsø

Fly from the UK (via Oslo) and arrive in Tromsø. Once you've checked in to your hotel you can head out to eat dinner in one of the fantastic restaurants the town has to offer.

Day 2: Join MS Quest

Spend the morning exploring the beautiful harbour town of Tromsø - by late afternoon you'll be boarding the MS Quest and settling into your cabin. Enjoy panoramic scenery from the deck as you sail away, 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 following day.

Day 3: Ski-touring in Senja

Breakfast on board the ship. Disembark for the start point of your skiing ascent/descent in the area of Senja. A packed lunch is provided. Return to the ship for après ski and dinner as it departs for your next adventure, sailing through the night.

Day 4: Ski-touring in Andørja

Breakfast on board the ship. Transfer to the start point of your hand-picked local ascent/descent in the area of Andørja. A packed lunch is provided. Return to the ship for après ski and dinner, while you enjoy the voyage to your next destination.

Day 5: Ski-touring on the Lofoten Islands

Breakfast on board the ship. Depart for your final tour on the majestic Lofoten islands. During the afternoon, you will leave the ski-touring behind and arrive in Svolvær for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Return to the UK

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departing from Svolvær for your flight back to the UK (via Oslo).

 

It's understandable that you may want to see more of this incredible area, so if you'd like to extend your adventure on either side of the Arctic Haute Route then just let us know and this can be added to your itinerary.

Please note that this itinerary may change due to weather or local conditions, based on the advice of the certified guides.

The Ship: MS Quest

The Ship: MS Quest
  • A classic ship refurbished in 2018
  • Classic wood and brass decor
  • Comfortable standard
  • En-suite shower/WC in cabin
  • Choice of twin or double cabins

Departure Dates & Prices

Northbound - Svolvær to Tromsø:

Includes the ski-touring areas of the Lofoten islands, Andørja, and the Kvaløya islands.

2020:

  • 18 - 23rd March
  • 25 - 30th March

 

Southbound - Tromsø to Svolvær:

Includes the ski-touring areas of Senja, Andørja and the Lofoten islands.

2020:

  • 21 - 26th March

 

Dates for April will become available, so please let us know if you prefer later dates.

 

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.

Prices start from £3,485 per person, based on 2 people sharing, including flights departing London Heathrow, transfers, 3 nights' full board accommodation on board the ship, 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation on arrival and departure, rib boat safari, certified guides, daily transport and carbon offsetting.

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 skis (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.

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Photos: Norwegian Adventure Company