Arctic Boat Skiing
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Boatskiing, Ski and Sail, Ski touring
Paradise in the arctic
Our boat skiing trips take place in two main areas:
Around the Lyngen Alps and Kafjord mountains from Ulls Fjord to Lyngen Fjord and the surrounding islands.
In the region known as Steigen, south and inland slightly of the Lofoten islands.
Both these areas offer a wide range of ski touring opportunities in a most dramatic environment of environments.
For the experienced ski tourer and ski mountaineer there are also plenty of opportunities to summit some of the region’s highest mountains including the highest Jiehkkevarri (1833m) and ski open mountain territory from summits to the sea!
Unlike the more southerly Alpine regions of Europe, in this region the snow conditions are colder and often it is possible to start skiing from sea level – the beach, skinning all the way to a summit before an exhilarating and peaceful descent back to the sea!
Skiing the mountains in this area with the sea and out lying islands as a back drop is without doubt an awe-inspiring experience – it is what ski dreams are made of!
The boat / Skipper / Guides / Food
In the Lyngen alps we have a range of different vessels from larger steel and wooden vessels to modern 45’ and 37’ sailing yachts available to us. In Steigen, where the path is less well tread, we have Arctic going 46" yacht which sleeps 4 guests, guide and skipper. Of course when on a sailing vessel and when weather permits, there will always be a chance to hoist the sails up and sail with the wind to the next ski route.
After each ski route the vessel will take you to another area in preparation for a different route. As a welcome reward after a great days skiing, all vessels have hot showers on board! All hearty meals which befit the type of activity you are doing are included and are cooked on board and in most cases from fresh local ingredients – there is also plenty of opportunity to fish for your supper and the fish can be very big up there!