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Featured ski and sail packages

$
152
50
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
This is an adventure for ski loving people that want to explore the Fjords of Sunnmøre
We start in Ålesund and from there we sail right in to the Sunnmøre Alps. Here we have classics such as Skårasalen (1542), Slogen (1564), Grøtdalstinden (1331), Dukhornet(1412) and ... moreRisenosa (1573).

This part is one of the absolutely best areas for powder skiing with it´s long winters and loads of snow. You will have a local mountain guide ready for you every day of our trip. Their local knowledge will make sure you reach the best areas, while their education and experience will grant you a safe trip.

Every day we sail to the foot of yet another untouched mountain, and when you return to the boat, dinner will be served.

The trip starts and ends in Ålesund every Saturday. See www.sas.no or www.norwegian.no for flights.

The 43 foot sailing yacht (2008) has three double cabins, two bathrooms, dinghy, kayak, and diving equipment on board. We can sail you to the foot of the mountain so that you can start your top climb literally from the deck of our boat.
$
1,969
90
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
Our first Ski&Sail-trip next year starts in Bodø and ends in Lofoten, via several days skiing in Steigen. It is a trip for you who like the idea of alpine skiing and randonné in ... morethe untouched mountains of northern Norway. It is a trip for travellers wanting a more challenging holiday - for you who would like to experience something unique, wild, breathtaking and beautiful - no matter if you are experienced or a beginner we welcome you to our Ski&Sail adventure.
Tour program day-by-day Start: Bodø, Saturday March 17th, afternoon End: Bodø, Friday March 23rd, afternoon Saturday March 17th - preparations and sailing... more
We start at 1600 o'clock in Bodø harbour. The first hours we use getting to know the other participants, and the boat and the equipment. We then look at the weather forecast, the snow history and the present conditions and make a plan for the week. If the weather is good we set sail the same evening, or we start very early next morning.

Day 2- skiing/or sailing
Morning sail, a good breakfast and hopefully we are ready to ski.

The following days;
We will sail south or northwards and adapt our plans according to the snow conditions and the weather-forecast.
​In general we sail to where the snow is, and spend time skiing there.

Thursday 22nd - skiing in Lofoten
This day in Lofoten we sail into the most snow-rich fjords and hike up to one of the best tops available. In the evening we sail back back to Svolvær and arrive in time for a beer in the bar.

Friday 23rd - breakfast together in Svolvær
We end the trip in Svolvær this morning. We go for a breakfast together at the local bakery, and then leave the boat at 10.
Book flights departing Svolvær as early as you want this friday. However you may also spend an extra day skiing the peaks in near vicinity of Svolvær.

Along the way we stop at one or two good local restaurants to relax and enjoy good food.

​This program is a draft plan for the week, and we will adjust the plans according to weather, snow conditions and other factors.
PS: This program may not be fully updated.

Price and terms

7 full days of Ski&Sailing, March 17-23rd ; 18 500,- NOK per person

​​Comfort-package including boat with hot water/shower, accommodation in double cabin, bedsheets: Included in the price.

​​(Early booking is better for us and cheaper for you! Flights are often also less expensive long in advance.)

The price includes:
- Experienced skipper/instructor on board
- Professional skiguide on minimum 4 days of the trip
​- All food eaten onboard
- 6 nights accommodation onboard the boat
- Our comfy-package with accommodation in double cabins with duvees, pilows and bedsheets
- Expenses for diesel, gas, harbour fees etc.
- Free use of SailNorway equipment like ribs, kayaks etc

The price does not include:
- Restaurant visits during the trip
- Alcohol. Bring your own or purchase onboard.
- Flights/travel to Bodø / from Svolvær

As a participant you are expected to:
- Read the security manual before the trip starts
- Fill out and sign the declaration of responsibility

Minimum amount of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 7

Deadline for booking: February 1st, 2018

Practical information and frequently asked questions

When travelling to Helgeland ”You can always catch a boat” we say up north…and you can. If you can not find a flight or would like to travel by sea, be aware that the coastal cruise line ”Hurtigruten” will take you to most places along the northern coast of Norway. There are daily departures, one going south and one going north, check out www.hurtigruten.no for time table and booking.

You can also visit www.wideroe.no for flights from Oslo, Trondheim and Bodø.

Food and meals onboard
On a SailNorway trip all guest will get the chance to contribute in running the ship, and cooking in no exception. We prepare a menu in advance and ask you to contribute with your own specialities. During the trip we can supplement the menu and of course ad to it through fishing. Please do inform us of any allergies when you book the trip.

Required skills
When it comes to skiing you do not have to be experienced to enjoy our Ski&Sail adventures. However it is important that you know your own limitations, and it is an advantage to be reasonably fit.
Regarding the sailing we will teach you all you need to know and we will be sailing even if the conditions can be a bit rough for a rookie in this area. This may be challenging sometimes. On board we have guest that have sailed before and of course a very experienced crew. If you have little or no experience we will make a decent sailor out of you, and if you are experienced and competent you will get responsibility and be challenged according to your level. You do not have to be very fit for this trip, but you have to be willing to contribute in running the ship.

Security
We have a strong focus on security at all aspects of our trips. On land we teach you and demonstrate how to use the avalanche equipment. There are several factors that determine the level of safety while conducting back country skiing and snowboarding. Good preparations, a humble attitude regarding weather, avalanche danger and good communication within the group are all very important aspects. Without guides with local knowledge we do not venture into very steep/challenging/high risk areas.

On board we teach you how to handle different situations that can occur at sea. Man-over-board, fire, abandoning the ship, motor breakdown, broken rig and hitting ground; just to mention the most serious situations. Building your competence to master these critical situations is an important way to improve safety on board. On the sea and in the mountain everyone have to know how to behave in critical situations. With our concept we also want to teach you to become participants and not only passengers on the trip. You will feel better and it contributes to improved safety for you as well as the crew. Our trips should be considered as courses and great experiences, more than merely a vacation.

Before the trip starts you will receive a safety and risk analysis for Ski&Sail adventures. We will also ask you to submit a declaration of responsibility in case of accidents with information about next of kin etc.

Frequently asked questions
What is special with a SailNorway-trip?
Among other things;
-We plan ambitiously and this is a trademark for our trips
- We would like to teach our participants the art of sailing and how to handle a boat, and we want you to be challenged, learn a lot and feel that you master the sea on our trips.
- You get first hand experience with local people, culture and nature
- We do fun activities; fishing, hiking, kayaking, prepare delicious food, climb the mast (with a secure line) and a lot more
- When everybody is contributing to the trip it creates a special atmosphere and sense of fellowship
In the words of Nicolai:
- We like to be on a voyage and it will be an adventure
- Seamanship and the ability to improvise are important to master the conditions
- Nature experiences can not be planned in detail
- Cooperation is necessary to solve challenges and assignments
- With the wind against you, your thoughts strive ahead
- Experiences will be shared and new ones acquired
- Experienced skippers take responsibility and delegate

If you like to know more you will have to ask someone you know who have already been on a SailNorway trip, or read some of the feedback from former participants. See the references on our webpage here, or on our Facebook-page here.

What is Ski&Sail?
Ski&Sail is a concept where we sail to the foot of the mountain and start the hike/ascent from the waterfront. With the boat we can move from one great spot to the next and choose different mountains depending on the conditions and the weather.

Do you use guides on Ski&Sail?
The use of ski guides on our trips depends on the skills, requests and wallet of our participants. We usually have ski guides, experienced mountaineers and people with local knowledge in the beginning of the trips. This is to refresh the participants knowledge and routines about safety when going back country skiing and snowboarding. After that it is up to each participant to work as a team, plan and take advantage of the know-how and experience existing within the group. The SailNorway crew contributes in planning the tours depending on the conditions and weather on sea and land. Groups that are not familiar with the area and with little experience with these kinds of trips are recommended to use a ski guide. So if a group or a participant wish to have a guide for more days than what is planned, they will have to pay for this - or work something out with the rest of the group.
As a respected operator in the areas of North-Norway we can offer reasonable prices on guiding through our contacts and partners.

I've never sailed before – is that a problem?
Absolutely not! Our trips are a combination of adventure and sailing-course and is suitable both for people with no former experience and skilled sailors. Many of those who choose our trips have never sailed before. If you have never sailed before you will learn a lot more during the trip. If you are an experienced sailor you will get the chance to learn more and take responsibility according to your level.

What kinds of people choose these trips and how many are we on board?
Many participants book individually, some as a couple and some as a group of friends. What they all have in common is that they come to get to know other people, get to know more about the culture and nature up north and learn more about sailing, skiing and being in the mountains. Sharing great experiences creates a tight group and a sense of community.

Many wonder about the age difference among the participants, but this is not important to us. If you are young or mature does not matter as long as your attitude is to have a great time and contribute to the well-being of the group.
The size of the group varies from trip to trip. If we get many bookings we just add boats and skippers. On Ski&Sail we usually have one boat, and two during the Easter. Depending on the size of the boat we are between 7-10 people onboard.

What kind of boat do you use on Ski&Sail?
The sailboats we use are from 37-72 foot. We have some fast boats like Farr 40, Salona 37, X-1ton, but on Ski&Sail we often use more comfortable boat like Bavari 40, 44, 46 and other similar boats. On these trips all the boats have a diesel heater onboard.
For the 2015 season we will be operation a 72 foot arctic expedition boat in stell and will probably be using this wessel for Ski&Sail. These trips will be a bit more expensive than the others and have a chef on board.
For pictures of our fleet look at the site for boats and crew.

What is the recommended equipment on Ski&Sail?
You will receive a recommended equipment list before we start the trip.
Concerning equipment, what is great with Ski&Sail is that you can basically use the same clothing for skiing and sailing. We recommend that people wear their skiing outfit under a thick rain coat "oljehyre" that we can provide.
$
2,351
17
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
During these four days we will enjoy the spectacular fjords and mountains in Lofoten to the fullest, in a very exclusive way. This week we have with us a local skiguide taking us ... moreto the best snow, and we'll also have with us a chef preparing and serving great food 3 times a day!

Maximum 7 participants.
Program day-by-day Start: Svolvær, Wednesday April 4th, afternoon. Slutt: Svolvær, Sunday April 8th, early afternoon. Wednesday; ... more
In the afternoon we start sailing and get familiar with the boat and equipment and make a plan for the week. If you arrive early in Svolvær we recommend that you mount one of the peeks close to the city.

Thursday;
We spend the night in Liland and continue to explore the Austnesfjorden. In the afternoon we sail up Raftsundet. If the conditions are right we can moore at Store-Molla for a trip there as well.

Friday;
If the conditions are too challenging we hike from Trollfjorden and up to a Trollheimen mountaintop of 975 meters.

Saturday;
We have a hole day skiing in the forest hillsides around Raftsundet.

Sunday;
Final day skiing, before we sail back to Svolvær in the afternoon. Thank you for great trip:) ​

Price and terms

5 days Exclusive Ski & Sail-trip, April 4 - 8 ; 18 500,- NOK per person

​Comfortpackage including boat with hot water/shower, accommodation in double cabin, bedsheets: Included in the price.

(Early booking is better for us and cheaper for you! Flights are often also less expensive long in advance.)

The price includes:
- Skiguide onboard during the whole trip
- Chef onboard
- Experienced skipper/instructor on board
- All food eaten onboard
- 4 nights accommodation onboard the boat
- Our comfy-package with accommodation in double cabins with duvees, pilows and bedsheets
- Expenses for diesel, gas, harbour fees etc.
- Free use of SailNorway equipment like ribs, kayaks etc
On demand;
SailNorway Competent Crew Certificate – after the trip
Tips and guidance for the Yacht Master

The price does not include:
- Restaurant visits during the trip
- Alcohol. Bring your own or purchase onboard.
- Flights to Lofoten
- Ticket for museums and other activities during the trip

Minimum amount of participants: 5

Deadline for booking: February 1st, 2018
$
1,969
90
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
This Ski&Sail-trip is for you who like the idea of alpine skiing and randonné in the untouched Lofoten-mountains of northern Norway.... more
It is a trip for travellers wanting a more challenging holiday - for you who would like to experience something unique, wild, breathtaking and beautiful - no matter if you are experienced or a beginner we welcome you to our Ski&Sail adventure.

Welcome to join us on our Ski & Sail-adventure March next year!
Day-to-day expedition program Program - Ski & Sail Lofoten: Start: Svolvær, Wednesday 21st, March, afternoon. End: Svolvær, Sunday 25th, March, afternoon. ... more

Wednesday;
In the afternoon we start sailing and get familiar with the boat and equipment and make a plan for the week. If you arrive early in Svolvær we recommend that you mount one of the peeks close to the city.

Thursday;
We spend the night in Liland and continue to explore the Austnesfjorden. In the afternoon we sail up Raftsundet. If the conditions are right we can moore at Store-Molla for a trip there as well.

Friday;
If the conditions are too challenging we hike from Trollfjorden and up to a Trollheimen mountaintop of 975 meters.

Saturday;
We have a hole day skiing in the forest hillsides around Raftsundet.

Sunday;
Final day skiing, before we sail back to Svolvær in the afternoon. Thank you for great trip:) ​
Book flights leaving Svolvær no earlier than 18.00 in the evening.

This program is a draft plan for the week, and we will adjust the plans according to weather, snow conditions and other factors.

Price and terms

7 full days Ski & Sailing, March 21 - 25th; 15 500,- NOK per person
Maximum 7 participants.

​​Comfort-package including boat with hot water/shower, accommodation in double cabin, bedsheets: Included in the price.

(Early booking is better for us and cheaper for you! Flights are often also less expensive long in advance.)

The price includes:
- Experienced skiguide onboard during the whole trip
- Experienced skipper/instructor on board
- 5 nights accommodation on board the boat / 4 days skiing
- Our comfy-package with accommodation in double cabins with duvees, pilows and bedsheets
​- All food that we eat onboard during the trip
- Expenses for diesel, gas, harbour fees, etc.
- The use of SailNorway equipment like ribs, kayaks etc

The price does not include:
- Travel to Lofoten
- Meals out during the trip (no time for it anyway..)
- Alcoholic drinks

Minimum number of pariticipants: 5

Deadline for booking: February 1st, 2018

Practical information and frequently asked questiones

When travelling to Lofoten ”You can always catch a boat” we say up north…and you can. If you can not find a flight or would like to travel by sea, be aware that the coastal cruise line ”Hurtigruten” will take you to most places along the northern coast of Norway. There are daily departures, one going south and one going north, check out www.hurtigruten.no for time table and booking.

You can also visit www.wideroe.no for flights from Bodø and Tromsø to Lofoten.
Ferry and speed boat connections to/from Lofoten, check out: www.torghatten-nord.no

Food and meals onboard
On a SailNorway trip all guest will get the chance to contribute in running the ship, and cooking in no exception. We prepare a menu in advance and ask you to contribute with your own specialities. During the trip we can supplement the menu and of course ad to it through fishing. Please do inform us of any allergies when you book the trip.

Required skills
When it comes to skiing you do not have to be experienced to enjoy our Ski&Sail adventures. However it is important that you know your own limitations, and it is an advantage to be reasonably fit.
Regarding the sailing we will teach you all you need to know and we will be sailing even if the conditions can be a bit rough for a rookie in this area. This may be challenging sometimes. On board we have guest that have sailed before and of course a very experienced crew. If you have little or no experience we will make a decent sailor out of you, and if you are experienced and competent you will get responsibility and be challenged according to your level. You do not have to be very fit for this trip, but you have to be willing to contribute in running the ship.

Security
We have a strong focus on security at all aspects of our trips. On land we teach you and demonstrate how to use the avalanche equipment. There are several factors that determine the level of safety while conducting back country skiing and snowboarding. Good preparations, a humble attitude regarding weather, avalanche danger and good communication within the group are all very important aspects. Without guides with local knowledge we do not venture into very steep/challenging/high risk areas.

On board we teach you how to handle different situations that can occur at sea. Man-over-board, fire, abandoning the ship, motor breakdown, broken rig and hitting ground; just to mention the most serious situations. Building your competence to master these critical situations is an important way to improve safety on board. On the sea and in the mountain everyone have to know how to behave in critical situations. With our concept we also want to teach you to become participants and not only passengers on the trip. You will feel better and it contributes to improved safety for you as well as the crew. Our trips should be considered as courses and great experiences, more than merely a vacation.

Before the trip starts you will receive a safety and risk analysis for Ski&Sail adventures. We will also ask you to submit a declaration of responsibility in case of accidents with information about next of kin etc.

Frequently asked questions
What is special with a SailNorway-trip?
Among other things;
-We plan ambitiously and this is a trademark for our trips
- We would like to teach our participants the art of sailing and how to handle a boat, and we want you to be challenged, learn a lot and feel that you master the sea on our trips.
- You get first hand experience with local people, culture and nature
- We do fun activities; fishing, hiking, kayaking, prepare delicious food, climb the mast (with a secure line) and a lot more
- When everybody is contributing to the trip it creates a special atmosphere and sense of fellowship
In the words of Nicolai:
- We like to be on a voyage and it will be an adventure
- Seamanship and the ability to improvise are important to master the conditions
- Nature experiences can not be planned in detail
- Cooperation is necessary to solve challenges and assignments
- With the wind against you, your thoughts strive ahead
- Experiences will be shared and new ones acquired
- Experienced skippers take responsibility and delegate

If you like to know more you will have to ask someone you know who have already been on a SailNorway trip, or read some of the feedback from former participants. See the references here

What is Ski&Sail?
Ski&Sail is a concept where we sail to the foot of the mountain and start the hike/ascent from the waterfront. With the boat we can move from one great spot to the next and choose different mountains depending on the conditions and the weather.

Do you use guides on Ski&Sail?
The use of ski guides on our trips depends on the skills, requests and wallet of our participants. We usually have ski guides, experienced mountaineers and people with local knowledge in the beginning of the trips. This is to refresh the participants knowledge and routines about safety when going back country skiing and snowboarding. After that it is up to each participant to work as a team, plan and take advantage of the know how and experience in the group. The SailNorway crew contributes in planning the tours depending on the conditions and weather on sea and land. Groups tat are not familiar with the area and with little experience with these kinds of trips are recommended to use a ski guide. But highly qualified guides are expensive. So if a group or a participant wish to have a guide for more days than what is planned, they will have to pay for this - or work something out with the rest of the group.
As a respected operator in the area we can offer reasonable prices on guiding through our contacts and partners.

I have never sailed before – is that a problem?
Absolutely not! Our trips are a combination of adventure and sailing-course and is suitable both for people with no former experience and skilled sailors. Many of those who choose our trips have never sailed before. If you have never sailed before you will learn a lot more during the trip. If you are an experienced sailor you will get the chance to learn more and take responsibility according to your level.

What kinds of people choose these trips and how many are we on board?
Many participants book individually, some as a couple and some as a group of friends. What they all have in common is that they come to get to know other people, get to know more about the culture and nature up north and learn more about sailing, skiing and being in the mountains. Sharing great experiences creates a tight group and a sense of community.

Many wonder about the age difference among the participants, but this is not important to us. If you are young or mature does not matter as long as your attitude is to have a great time and contribute to the well-being of the group.
The size of the group varies from trip to trip. If we get many bookings we just add boats and skippers. On Ski&Sail we usually have one boat, and two during the Easter. Depending on the size of the boat we are between 7-10 people onboard.

What kind of boat do you use on Ski&Sail?
For Ski & Sail we use our more comfortable boats of 45-50 feet which all have a diesel heater onboard.
For the 2018 season we also have available our 70 feet expedition vessel "Valiente".
For pictures of our fleet look at the site for boats and crew.

What is the recommended equipment on Ski&Sail?
You will receive a recommended equipment list before we start the trip.
Concerning equipment, what is great with Ski&Sail is that you can basically use the same clothing for skiing and sailing. We recommend that people wear their skiing outfit under a thick rain coat "oljehyre" that we can provide.
$
130
/ Person
Destination:
Iceland
Lake Mývatn and the surroundings are great for cross-country skiing. There is a good mixture of areas for easy walk and more demanding terrain which makes it suitable for beginners ... moreas well as experienced cross-country skiers.

Highlights

Frozen Lake Mývatn

Panoramic views of snow covered lava fields and volcanic mountains

Cross country skiing
This tour will take us to where the snow conditions and landscape best suits the skiing experience level of participants. We might ski on the frozen lake Mývatn or in the area close ... moreto the famous Krafla volcano.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced we find the right place to enjoy a true adventure in the winter wonderland by lake Mývatn.

Location: Lake Mývatn. Hike and Bike office in Reykjahlíð
Starting time: 12:45
Tour duration: 1-1,5 hours

What direction/route we take depends on the snow conditions and the ski experience level of the participants. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier we find the right place for you to enjoy this adventure in the winter wonderland of Lake Mývatn.

Level: easy/moderate

Departures: Daily from November 2017 to April 2018
Upon request and depending on snow conditions

Price per person from: ISK 13.500
Pick up from you acccommodation at Lake Mývatn: 5.000 ISK

Minimum 2 persons

Warm winter clothing, hat and gloves required.

Includes: Guidance in English, rental of skis, poles and shoes.
$
571
78
/ Person
Destination:
Norway, Sunnmøre
Would you like to do some ski touring but are not familiar with the area? Do you dream about skiing down from Mt Slogen? Then you should join us for a ski touring weekend in Stranda. ... moreThis weekend is perfect to extend with a day in Stranda and the skiresort.
Itinerary We meet up on friday night at Stranda Hotel to plan the weekend and go thru all the equipment. Saturday morning we meet ut in the reception at the hotel before departure. ... morePossible summits this first day could be Lisjenibba og Kvitegga. We always focus on good skiing and good snow, this means that we often wait until we decide which summit to go for.

After the first day it´s possible to hang out in the Sauna with a cold Slogen beer from the brewery on the opposite side of the fjord. You can eat dinner at the hotel or on any of the two other restaurants in the village.

We like to focus on the skiing more then on the summits, this means that we sometimes take to laps down in the forrest instead of trying to push all the way up. We finish the trip on Sunday so you will be able to reach the flight home sunday afternoon.

SAFETY FIRST
As the first company in Norway we now offer avalanche backpacks for all our customers. If you ever get caught in an avalanche an avalanche backpack is the only thing that can increase the chance of survival. Our guide don´t take bigger risks because of these backpacks but we want to offer you all the safety-nets available on the market. On the video to the right you can see how it works.

SKI RENTAL
Are you keen to try out light ski touring-gear? Then you have the possibility to rent it from us during the trip. We have ski touring-packages from Dynafit, with booth wide and thin skis that suits the previling snow conditions.

TRAVEL TO STRANDA
We recommend you to travel to Stranda by plane to Aalesund, we provide you with shuttle from the airport and your also able to rent a car. It will take you approx 1,5 hour to drive by car from Vigra to Stranda and that includes one ferry crossing. It´s also possible to travel by bus from Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim.

What to Bring

Randonné skis, telemark skis or splitboard. We recommend you to not use snowshoes if your going for more than 3 days.

Skiboots with walk mode

Ski crampons (possible to rent)

Poles, telescope if prefered

Helmet

Avalanche equimpent (Possible to borrow)

Crampons and iceaxe (possible to rent)

Backpack approx ca 35L

Sunglasses

Goggles

Termos and water bottle

Clothes for for being outdoor in the winter: See under

Water / windproof jacket and pants

Wool underwear

Wool socks

Midlayer – Wool/Fleece

Down / Primaloft Jacket

2 pairs of gloves / mittens – 1 pair for upphill upward and 1 pair for downhill

Cap

Included

Guide

Avalanche equipment

Avalanche backpack

Accomodation Stranda Hotel

Transport during the weekend
$
1,525
08
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
Would you like to do some ski touring but are not familiar with the area? Do you dream about skiing down from Mt Slogen? Then you should join us for a ski touring week in Stranda.
Itinerary Arrival night - Sunday Day 1 - Monday Skitouring Day 2 - Tuesday Skitouring Day 3 - Wednesday Skitouring Day 4 - Thursday... more
Skitouring
Day 5 - Friday
Skitouring
Day 6 - Saturday
Farewell
Arrival at Stranda lodge and meeting up with the guide for the week.

The Sunnmøre alps is famous for its alpine and jagged peaks in combination with fjord view. The mountains are about 1,500 m high and if we are lucky with the conditions we have the opportunities to ski all the way down to the fjord.

Many first ascents in the area are made by famous British mountaineers like Wiliam Cecil Slingsby and Charles Watson Patchell around 1900. They came back year after year and has set a clear mark on the area. Patchell had also set up Patchell-hut at the foot of Slogen and Slingsby got his own climbing route(Slingsby-route) up from Villa Norangdal to the top of Kvitegga.

Today the are has impact in the international advertising and skifilms, the last few years among others we have had Volvo cars, Peak Performance, Universal Pictures, Field Productions, Solomon Freeski tv, and Warren Miller Entertainment to experience the magic. You can see some of the clips from the shoots on this page.

STRANDA LODGE
Our lodge is a place where you can find pleasant accommodation with great views. A perfect accommodation, beds up to 8 persons for whoever wants to explore the fjords and mountains in summer and winter. We use the lodge as a base throughout the week and staying here with self catering. If you are a larger group, it is possible to book catering too. Stranda is a great starting place for ski touring in this area, and has also only an hour’s drive from Ørsta/Volda, Geiranger, Stryn, Stordal, Hjørundfjord and Hornindal.

SAFETY FIRST
As the first company in Norway we now offer avalanche backpacks for all our customers. If you ever get caught in an avalanche an avalanche backpack is the only thing that can increase the chance of survival. Our guide don´t take bigger risks because of these backpacks but we want to offer you all the safety-nets available on the market. On the video to the right you can see how it works.

SKI RENTAL
Are you keen to try out light ski touring-gear? Then you have the possibility to rent it from us during the trip. We have ski touring-packages from Dynafit, with booth wide and thin skis that suits the previling snow conditions.

Insurances
Remember that you need a insurance that covers offpiste skiing.

TRAVEL TO STRANDA
We recommend you to travel to Stranda by plane to Aalesund, we provide you with shuttle from the airport and your also able to rent a car. It will take you approx 1,5 hour to drive by car from Vigra to Stranda and that includes one ferry crossing. It´s also possible to travel by bus from Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim.

What to Bring

Randonné skis, telemark skis or splitboard. We recommend you to not use snowshoes if your going for more then 3 days.

Skiboots with walk mode

Ski crampons (possible to rent)

Poles, telescope if prefered

Helmet

Avalanche equimpent (Possible to borrow)

Crampons and iceaxe (possible to rent)

Backpack approx ca 35L

Sunglasses

Goggles

Termos and water bottle

Clothes for for being outdoor in the winter: See under

Water / windproof jacket and pants

Wool underwear

Wool socks

Midlayer – Wool/Fleece

Down / Primaloft Jacket

2 pairs of gloves / mittens – 1 pair for upphill upward and 1 pair for downhill

Cap

Included

Guide

Accomodation on Stranda Lodge

Avalanche Equipment

Avalanche Backpack

Transport during the week
$
2,160
54
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
Join us for a 7 days ski tour adventure between fjords and peaks – around the Sunnmøre alps fjord nr 1: Hjørundfjorden. The trip goes around the heart of Sunnmøre and could be compared ... morewith Haute Route. The mountains aroung Hjørundfjorden are as wild as them in the alps, but instead of headache and crowding in the alps, we offer you fresh sea air, fjordviews and untracked snow!
Hjørundfjorden is 33 km long and surrounded by sharp peaks and well know ski touring mountains around 1500 masl on each side. During a week we travel around the fjord – over peaks ... moreand down in valleys – every day close to the fjord. We will ski both classic runs and more unknown summits, therefor even thoose who have been in the area have the possibilities to get some new runs. The exact route depends on the weather and snowconditions. Some days we’re going to run short distances by car or boat. This, and if we can run down to the fjord, also depends on snow conditions.

Itinerary
Day 1 - Hundeidvik-Trandal
First days trip goes from Hundeidvik in the north eastern end of the bay to Trandal, a roadless village built about halfway into the fjord. The trip to Trandal goes via Blåbretind and we get great skiing down to Trandal. In Trandal only six people lives, but they have a pub there ! We are spending the night at Christian Gaard right beside the fjord. Christian Gaard hosts the Trandal Blues every summer.

Day 2 - Trandal-Urke
From Trandal trip goes via Lisjedalen to Urkedal. Here we have alternative summits in several directions and can choose according to the circumstances. Down in Urke we live in a beautiful house with a view to Norangsfjorden – arm of Hjørundfjorden that goes into the Øye. Here the guide will make the dinner, but everything is planned and the ingredients are ready.

Day 3 - Urke-Villa Norangdal via Slogen
This day we will climb Slogen and hope to have conditions for it! Slogen is the best known and prominent mountains in Sunnmøre, but for many it is unknown for skitouring because it looks so steep and inaccessible. We are one of the finest route, via Langesæterdalen from Urke. From the foot of the Slogen we follow more or less the summer route up. This section of the tour is steep and exposed and it is usual to go up with skis on the back. We choose the return down to Norangsdalen and get a ride into the valley to Villa Norangdal – A design gem of a hotel where each room representing a different decade. Here both Patchell and Slingsby worn stairs ! If the dinner at that time could compare with what they offer here today we don´t know, but for sure they didn´t have warm outdoor tub! Perfect after three days and several thousand meters of skiing!

Day 4 - Villa Norangdal – Bjørke
One of the most popular ski trips in the area starts here on the steps of Villa Norangdal! We exploits that and hope that the weather is on our side and give us the views of Hjørundfjorden that we deserve. Via Blæja and Kårdalstindane we ski down to the shore on the other side and down to Bjørke, innermost of Hjørundfjorden.

Day 5 - Bjørke – Sæbø
Where we go this day depends on weather and snowconditions, but one of the alternative is the Sunnmøre-classic Skårasalen. We´ll go up on the westside of the mountain and ski down the valley Lisje skårasalen down to the roadless yard Skår. Here´s just 1 person living! We take ferry over to Saebo and spend the night at Saga Fjord Hotel beside the fjord.

Day 6
This day we have options as Dalegubben and Sylvkallen both have beautiful skiing and breathtaking views towards Hjørundfjorden. Depending on the mountain we choose, we maybe need ice axe and crampons. Down in the valley Standal we sleep in Standal Alpecenter.

Day 7 - Standal – Ytre Standal = finish!
This day we can ski classic Kolåstinden or one of the peaks closer Molladalen. This area have particularly sharp peaks, and the view is excellent! Where we meet dryland we take taxi back to the ferry port at Festøy.

UNIQUE LODGING
Around Hjørundfjorden are there a number of special accomodations , some of them do we use along the way. Since we use these accommodations we don´t carry with us more food than we need during the day. This will also get our backpacks lighter so that they do not hinder the great skiing! This mountains are our “home-mountains” in Uteguiden. That´s your guarantee of the finest runs! Our tours contains the experience , safety and learning during the week. We are confident that this particular trip whets your appetite at Sunnmøre! Hjørundfjorden around is unique as the only round trip skiing in Norway.

SAFETY FIRST
As the first company in Norway we now offer rental of avalanche backpacks for all our customers. If you ever get caught in an avalanche an avalanche backpack is the only thing that can increase the chance of survival. Our guide don´t take bigger risks because of these backpacks but we want to offer you all the safety-nets available on the market.

SKI RENTAL
Are you keen to try out light ski touring-gear? Then you have the possibility to rent it from us in conjunction with the trip. We have ski touring-packages from Dynafit, with booth wide and thin skis that suits the previling snowconditions.

What to Bring

Randonné skis, telemark skis or splitboard. We recommend you to not use snowshoes if your going for more then 3 days.

Skiboots with walk mode

Ski crampons (possible to rent)

Poles, telescope if prefered

Helmet

Avalanche equimpent (Possible to borrow)

Crampons and iceaxe (possible to rent)

Backpack approx ca 35L

Sunglasses

Goggles

Termos and water bottle

Clothes for for being outdoor in the winter:

Water / windproof jacket and pants

Wool underwear

Wool socks

Midlayer – Wool/Fleece

Down / Primaloft Jacket

2 pairs of gloves / mittens – 1 pair for upphill upward and 1 pair for downhill

Cap

Included

Guide

Avalanche equipment

Avalanche backpack

Food and accomodation during the trip

All transports during the trip
$
2,351
17
-
$
2,859
53
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
Our Easter-expedition is a trip for you who like the idea of alpine skiing and randonné in the untouched Lofoten-mountains of northern Norway. It is a trip for travellers wanting a ... moremore challenging holiday - for you who would like to experience something unique, wild, breathtaking and beautiful - no matter if you are experienced or a beginner we welcome you to our Ski&Sail adventure.

The Easter-trip starts with an optional two-day avalanche course.
We then start the Ski&Sailing part and sail into the fjords and heartlands of Lofoten and Vesterålen!

Welcome to join us on our Ski & Sail-adventure Easter 2018!
Day-to-day expedition program Program - Avalanche course: Start: Svolvær, Sunday 25 March, afternoon. End: Svolvær, Tuesday 27th March, afternoon... more

Sunday 25th, arrival Lofoten during the day
Monday 26th - Avalanche course day 1. Theory in the morning, practice in the mountains after lunch.
Tuesday 27th - Avalanche course day 2. Less theory and more practice out in the mountains.

Program - Ski & Sail Easter trip:
Start: Svolvær, Tuesday 27th March, afternoon.
End: Svolvær, Monday 2nd April, afternoon.

Day 1 - day of arrival for the Ski&Sail-part of the trip.
Gathering of the group, get to know the other participants and plan the week.

Day 2 - preparations and sailing
We get to know the boats and the equipment and sail towards Svolvær for a short walk in town and the last preparations.
When ready we sail into the Austnesfjord, immediate north of Svolvær and prepare for our hike the next morning.

Day 3 - skiing
Early morning we head north into the Austnesfjord with its varied terrain and possibilities for fun under different conditions. Here we find both easy and more challenging routes, the most difficult and well known being Geitgaljen and Higravtindene. In the evening we sail towards Trollfjorden were we spend the evening.

Day 4 - skiing
This wednesday begins in the magnificent Trollfjorden, a bay available to sailors and boaters only.. (We
promise you’ll get in Easter-mode). If the conditions allow we head upwards early before the sun starts warming up the hills, reaching for peaks of 1000 meters. Back in the boat we prepare dinner.

Day 5 - skiing
This day we also spend in the mountains of Trollheimen area. Before the sun has became too hot, we will be on shore with skis on, ascenting for 1000 meter high peaks. Dinner this LongFriday will be gourmet class, and while it is cooking we sail further north.
Day 6 - skiing
This day we stay in Raftsundet. Various opportunities and great skiing. Not to mention the view towards the most amazing Lofoten skylight!

Day 7 - skiing and sailing
Early skiing this last day at a peak close to Svolvær, then we call it a rap! Thank you for the best Easter ever!:)

Book flights leaving Svolvær no earlier than 18.00 in the evening.

This program is a draft plan for the week, and we will adjust the plans according to weather, snow conditions and other factors.

Price and terms

9 full days Ski&Sailing, including 2 days Avalanche Course, March 25th - March 27th; 22 500,- NOK per person
7 full days Ski&Sailing, March 27th - April 2nd; 18 500,- NOK per person

​Comfort-package including boat with hot water/shower, accommodation in double cabin, bedsheets: Included in the price.

(Early booking is better for us and cheaper for you! Flights are often also less expensive long in advance.)

The price includes:
- Experienced skiguide all the days
- Experienced skipper/instructor on board
- 7 days accommodation onboard the boat
- Our comfy-package with accommodation in double cabins with duvees, pilows and bedsheets
- All food that we eat onboard during the trip
- Expenses for diesel, gas, harbour fees, etc.
- The use of SailNorway equipment like ribs, kayaks etc
On demand;
- SailNorway Competent Crew Certificate – after the trip
- Tips and guidance for the Yacht Master

The price does not include:
- Travel to Lofoten
- Meals out during the trip (no time for it anyway..)
- Alcohol (bring your own or purchase onboard)
- Accommodation in Svolvær (during the avalanche-course).

Practical information and frequently asked questions

When travelling to Lofoten ”You can always catch a boat” we say up north…and you can. If you can not find a flight or would like to travel by sea, be aware that the coastal cruise line ”Hurtigruten” will take you to most places along the northern coast of Norway. There are daily departures, one going south and one going north, check out www.hurtigruten.no for time table and booking.

You can also visit www.wideroe.no for flights from Bodø and Tromsø to Lofoten.
Ferry and speed boat connections to/from Lofoten, check out: www.torghatten-nord.no

Food and meals onboard
On a SailNorway trip all guest will get the chance to contribute in running the ship, and cooking in no exception. We prepare a menu in advance and ask you to contribute with your own specialities. During the trip we can supplement the menu and of course ad to it through fishing. Please do inform us of any allergies when you book the trip.

Required skills
When it comes to skiing you do not have to be experienced to enjoy our Ski&Sail adventures. However it is important that you know your own limitations, and it is an advantage to be reasonably fit.
Regarding the sailing we will teach you all you need to know and we will be sailing even if the conditions can be a bit rough for a rookie in this area. This may be challenging sometimes. On board we have guest that have sailed before and of course a very experienced crew. If you have little or no experience we will make a decent sailor out of you, and if you are experienced and competent you will get responsibility and be challenged according to your level. You do not have to be very fit for this trip, but you have to be willing to contribute in running the ship.

Security
We have a strong focus on security at all aspects of our trips. On land we teach you and demonstrate how to use the avalanche equipment. There are several factors that determine the level of safety while conducting back country skiing and snowboarding. Good preparations, a humble attitude regarding weather, avalanche danger and good communication within the group are all very important aspects. Without guides with local knowledge we do not venture into very steep/challenging/high risk areas.

On board we teach you how to handle different situations that can occur at sea. Man-over-board, fire, abandoning the ship, motor breakdown, broken rig and hitting ground; just to mention the most serious situations. Building your competence to master these critical situations is an important way to improve safety on board. On the sea and in the mountain everyone have to know how to behave in critical situations. With our concept we also want to teach you to become participants and not only passengers on the trip. You will feel better and it contributes to improved safety for you as well as the crew. Our trips should be considered as courses and great experiences, more than merely a vacation.

Before the trip starts you will receive a safety and risk analysis for Ski&Sail adventures. We will also ask you to submit a declaration of responsibility in case of accidents with information about next of kin etc.

Frequently asked questions
What is special with a SailNorway-trip?
Among other things;
-We plan ambitiously and this is a trademark for our trips
- We would like to teach our participants the art of sailing and how to handle a boat, and we want you to be challenged, learn a lot and feel that you master the sea on our trips.
- You get first hand experience with local people, culture and nature
- We do fun activities; fishing, hiking, kayaking, prepare delicious food, climb the mast (with a secure line) and a lot more
- When everybody is contributing to the trip it creates a special atmosphere and sense of fellowship
In the words of Nicolai:
- We like to be on a voyage and it will be an adventure
- Seamanship and the ability to improvise are important to master the conditions
- Nature experiences can not be planned in detail
- Cooperation is necessary to solve challenges and assignments
- With the wind against you, your thoughts strive ahead
- Experiences will be shared and new ones acquired
- Experienced skippers take responsibility and delegate

If you like to know more you will have to ask someone you know who have already been on a SailNorway trip, or read some of the feedback from former participants. See the references here

What is Ski&Sail?
Ski&Sail is a concept where we sail to the foot of the mountain and start the hike/ascent from the waterfront. With the boat we can move from one great spot to the next and choose different mountains depending on the conditions and the weather.

Do you use guides on Ski&Sail?
The use of ski guides on our trips depends on the skills, requests and wallet of our participants. We usually have ski guides, experienced mountaineers and people with local knowledge in the beginning of the trips. This is to refresh the participants knowledge and routines about safety when going back country skiing and snowboarding. After that it is up to each participant to work as a team, plan and take advantage of the know how and experience in the group. The SailNorway crew contributes in planning the tours depending on the conditions and weather on sea and land. Groups tat are not familiar with the area and with little experience with these kinds of trips are recommended to use a ski guide. But highly qualified guides are expensive. So if a group or a participant wish to have a guide for more days than what is planned, they will have to pay for this - or work something out with the rest of the group.
As a respected operator in the area we can offer reasonable prices on guiding through our contacts and partners.

I have never sailed before – is that a problem?
Absolutely not! Our trips are a combination of adventure and sailing-course and is suitable both for people with no former experience and skilled sailors. Many of those who choose our trips have never sailed before. If you have never sailed before you will learn a lot more during the trip. If you are an experienced sailor you will get the chance to learn more and take responsibility according to your level.

What kinds of people choose these trips and how many are we on board?
Many participants book individually, some as a couple and some as a group of friends. What they all have in common is that they come to get to know other people, get to know more about the culture and nature up north and learn more about sailing, skiing and being in the mountains. Sharing great experiences creates a tight group and a sense of community.

Many wonder about the age difference among the participants, but this is not important to us. If you are young or mature does not matter as long as your attitude is to have a great time and contribute to the well-being of the group.
The size of the group varies from trip to trip. If we get many bookings we just add boats and skippers. On Ski&Sail we usually have one boat, and two during the Easter. Depending on the size of the boat we are between 7-10 people onboard.

What kind of boat do you use on Ski&Sail?
The sailboats we use are from 37-72 foot. We have some fast boats like Farr 40, Salona 37, X-1ton, but on Ski&Sail we often use more comfortable boat like Bavari 40, 44, 46 and other similar boats. On these trips all the boats have a diesel heater onboard.
For the 2015 season we will be operation a 72 foot arctic expedition boat in stell and will probably be using this wessel for Ski&Sail. These trips will be a bit more expensive than the others and have a chef on board.
For pictures of our fleet look at the site for boats and crew.

What is the recommended equipment on Ski&Sail?
You will receive a recommended equipment list before we start the trip.
Concerning equipment, what is great with Ski&Sail is that you can basically use the same clothing for skiing and sailing. We recommend that people wear their skiing outfit under a thick rain coat "oljehyre" that we can provide.
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