Ski & Sail in Northern Norway

Breogfjell Mountain Guides is proud to launch a brand new Ski&Sail concept in the Lyngen Alps and on the Senja Island with comfortable yachts and local IFMGA guides.

 

The sailboat looks small among the mighty mountains! Foto: Boreal Yachting

The sailboat looks small among the mighty mountains! Foto: Boreal Yachting



The Lyngen Peninsula

In the Lyngen archipelago you can start skiing from the snow covered beaches and climb summits with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and fjords. You will enjoy the freedom to find your own route with untouched powder snow back to your yacht.​ ​With several hundred summits, the area offers a variety of possibilities and challenges so you will always find a summit that fits your personal ambitions and fit. The trips will be planned according to your wishes and skills.

Typical itinary for six days with skiing:
Day 0: The boat pick you up in Tromsø. Sail to Lyngen alps.Day 1-3: Depending on condition we will most likely be based in the Lyngenfjord and ski one of the more easy accessible peaks of moderate difficulty on the east side of the fjord. The next days we will ski the roadless north-west side of the Lyngenfjord.

Day 4-6. Now we cross the cape of the Lyngen Peninsula and work our way southward in the Ullsfjord. The peaks here are generally steeper. We hope to ski the highest peak of Lyngen, the icecap covered Jiekkevarri on day 4 or 5. After the final day of skiing we will take you back to Tromsø (hotel is optional). On the trip in April we might also spot the northern light.

The sailboat looks small among the mighty mountains! Foto: Boreal Yachting

The sailboat looks small among the mighty mountains! Foto: Boreal Yachting

Senja Island

If you book as a group you might choose this alternative instead of Lyngen. This pristine island lies south of Tromsø and is covered in granite needles. On they way there we will pass the Kvaløya Island, where we also will earn a few turns the first day. The following days we will spend exploring the Senja Mountains, some of the days also with a minivan. The peaks here are among the most alpine in Norway, but there are plenty of opportunities for nice skiable slopes.

 

Skiing to the fjord. Foto: Boreal Yachting

Skiing to the fjord. Foto: Boreal Yachting



The Yachts

Boreal Yachtings Delphia 47 are spacious and comfortable with 5 cabins and 10 berths; two cabins with double berths and 3 cabins with two single berths. The 455s has 4 cabins and 8 berths. The saloon has comfortable seating for the guests, and all meals are prepared and served on board.

For the more comfort seeking adventures Boreal Yachting offers Norway largest catamaran; the Arctic Aurora. A Salina 48 with 4 large cabins with double berths, to single beds in the hulls and 4 bathrooms with showers on board. With a 360 degrees view of the surrounding from the 12 square meter saloon and a larger seating area found outside. This is a very special boat; luxurious, but still with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There are separate rates for booking of this catamaran.

Our skippers and IFMGA mountain guides have a unique knowledge of the area and will be able to take us to breathtaking locations, secret hideaways and to the best mountains for alpine skitouring. Our goal is also to let you experience the best skiing, the local culture and eat high quality local food, all meals are prepared and served on board. You live and sleep on board and alpine skitouring during the day.

 

IVBV/UIAGM/IFMGA qualified guides

Breogfjell Mountain Guides are qualified IFMGA Mountain Guides (called “Tindevegledere” in Norwegian). They also know the area like their own pocket. For ski mountaineering we only use IFMGA certified guides or aspirant guides.

On cold nights it is often possible to see the northern lights. Foto: Boreal Yachting

On cold nights it is often possible to see the northern lights (aurora borealis). Foto: Boreal Yachting

This trip requires lightweight pack strategy, as there is not a lot of storage room on the boat. Glacier and avalanche equipment can be borrowed by Breogfjell if noticed in advance.

  • Backpack, 40 liter (must enable to attach ski and ice axes)
  • Randonèe or telemark skis with skins (preferreably tech bindings)
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Skiboots
  • Poles

Mountaineering equipment (possible to rent from Breogfjell)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

Avalance equipment (possible to rent from Breogfjell)

  • Beacon
  • Shovel
  • Probe

Clothing

  • wind/waterproof shell
  • gloves / mittens / hat (wind and waterproof)
  • Socks (inkl. spare)
  • insulating underwear (wool)
  • insulation midlayer (wool, fleece or thin down west)
  • insulation jacket (down, primaloft or wool)

Other

  • Sunglasses and goggles
  • Sunblock (strong!)
  • Headlamp (important!)
  • Toothbrush etc. (inkl. toiletpaper)
  • Personal medicine
  • Earplugs
  • Camera
  • Bottle / thermos

The guide brings

  • Small repair kit
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency bivouac
  • Glacier rescue equipment
  • GPS, map and compass

 

Foto: Boreal Yachting

Foto: Boreal Yachting

Foto: Boreal Yachting

Foto: Boreal Yachting

 

Booking

You will receive a confirmation by email after submission of form.