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Sail & Ski

Lyngen Alps

From 4 to 7 days

From NOK 12,125

This trip fits everyone who has some skiing experience in the backcountry and is eager to discover the wonders of the Lyngen Alps. This spectacular alpine terrain, elevating to over 1,800 MAS,  does not leave room for disappointment. Whether you look for breath-taking scenery, memorable powder slopes or sharing a sailing adventure with like-minded outdoors enthusiasts, MarineWide will provide that experience for you.

 

YOUR JOURNEY

Fixed departure dates

March: 03-07, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31-04 April

April: 07-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-02 May

May: 05-09, 12-16

Day 1

Welcome aboard and sail to Lyngen

  • At 12:00 we will meet in front of Scandic Ishavshotel and walk on board.

  • Since winter in Tromsø is particularly frosty, hot soup and coffee/tea will be waiting for you in the boat.

  • There will be time for everyone to settle in and distribute their luggage in their cabins and storage compartments before a short safety briefing.

  • We set sail accompanied by the colours of the sunset, on the first leg of the journey to the Lyngen fjord.

  • There, we meet our mountain guide and, after a short introduction and planning of the following day’s trip, we will have dinner before bedtime.

Day 2

First day tour

  • At 7:00 we rise to have breakfast together and discuss the plans for the day.

  • The Lyngen Alps must always be greeted with respect. The unpredictable weather, the changeable snowpack, and the endless possibilities, all need to be considered when choosing our first tour.

  • It is a must for us to introduce you safely to the magic of this unsurpassed alpine area and have our mountain guide with you at all times to have the extra safety considerations when exploring Lyngen for the first time. We can offer you a wide range of mountain trips, varying in length between 4 and 8 hours, and it´s up to you how long you want to be out there each day.

  • The boat will be waiting with hot coffee/tea and biscuits upon your return from the mountains.

  • Dinner is normally served around 17:00, but a different time can be arranged.

Day 3, 4, 5 ...

Second taste of Lyngen

  • Early breakfast on the boat

  • After the first experience in Lyngen, one always wants to go one better, so this is your opportunity to be creative with your tour.

  • Together with our mountain guide, we will decide which different places to explore safely, always accompanied by the guide.

    • If you require additional assistance, it is also possible for one of the crew members to join you.

  • Take your time in the mountains to fully enjoy the remoteness and the uniqueness of the terrain you will be treading on. This is happening for real, and we will be there to remind you to stop and look around to embrace it.

  • After an exhausting but mind-blowing day in the outdoors, a special dinner will be served to conclude our mountain experience.

  • Then, time to rest and dream while the boat rocks you to sleep.

Return day

Sailing trip back to Tromsø

  • We wake up early to make the best out of the day and enjoy the views of the mountains and the sea on our way back to Tromsø.

  • We will head back predominantly by sail, but time constraints might require us to use the engine to return to the harbour no later than 14:00.

  • The journey ends in Tromsø, with plenty of time to catch your flight back home or prolong your stay in the Arctic.

 
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Why choose this package

By the elements of nature

Going to your white playground of the day by sailing boat is just tipping to the next level of pure enjoyment during an active holiday. Guided by the elements of Mother Nature, you are out for a memorable skiing experience here in the Arctic, even for locals or highly experienced skiers o snowboarders.

Small group activity

Small private group experience with your family or friends. You can shape your stay on the boat as you want: in for learning some sailing skills, keen on tackling some interesting environmental issues, or ready for just gazing at the waves and stunning fjords and mountain ridges?

Go wherever you want

Dreaming of remote powdered slopes, only accessible from the sea? Or buzzing for being picked up by a boat at the other side of the mountain? This trip gives you that possibility. Hop on and get ready.

 

Package info

  • Location: Lyngen Alps

  • Duration: From 4 days/3 nights up to 7 days/6 nights​

  • Available: From February till May

  • Start: Fixed departure dates (see options in the request booking form)

    • Other periodes possible

  • Booking: Rental of the entire boat only

  • Capacity: Up to 4 people per booking

  • Min. age: 12 year

  • Transportation: Arranged transport by boat from the Tromsø city (Scandic Ishavshotel)

Support sustainable tourism

MarineWide is a lifestyle founded on the belief of a sustainable future and is determined to lead the change towards a healthier relationship between human beings and Planet Earth. In 2020 the team has been running beach clean-ups on over 180 beaches and have collected 65 tons of plastic waste.

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Included

  • Accommodation on the sailing boat Makaira II

  • Full board incl. packed lunch for ski trips

    • 5 % discount for meat-free diet

  • Licensed skipper

  • English, Norwegian and Spanish speaking guide

  • Certified mountain guide on the skiing days

  • Free wifi on board

  • Hot drinks 24/7

  • Basic sailing training (if wanted)

  • Sustainability discussions on board and supporting presentations

  • Safety equipment on board

  • Camera settings assistance

  • Shared storage room

  • Financial support to environmental causes Makaira II undertakes in summer time (beach clean-up, education of children)

Not included

  • Tour ski equipment, including avalanche gear

  • Travel/mountain insurance

  • Tour assistance

  • Snacks during your trips

  • Each passenger will be required to sign a client contract/waiver on the booking process

  • Winter suits

  • Alcohol

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Ski guide

You can rent the facilities of the boat for your own adventures, without a guide. According to your desires, expertise and knowledge, our mountain guide Dario is available for day tours.

  • Certified IFMGA Ski & Mountain guide

  • 30 year of experience

  • Avalanche Forcaster in Swiss

  • Climded every highest peak of each continent

  • Guiding fees go directly to non-profit "Save the Arctic"

  • Lives with his wive and 6 kids on the boat "Pachamama" at Lyngen Alps

Safety

  • As the mountains can be unpredicatble, for day to day, we include necessary guiding on every skiing day

  • Every evening, we discuss and decide the tour for the next day with our mountain guide

  • Update of weather forecast through the national information websites

  • Advice on useful apps

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Optional recommended gear and services

  • Ski equipment and avalanche gear - rental via provider Tromsø Outdoor - strongly advised for every participant and proper knowledge how to use it

To bring yourself

  • Ordinary alpine/backcountry equipment is required for this trip. This is avalanche-/ski backpack with beacon, probe and shovel, and alpine/backcountry skis with skins and ski crampons.

  • Avalanche backpacks can possibly be hired through us and ski equipment can be rented through our partners.

  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • In good time before departure we will send you a detailed recommended packing list for this trip.

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Our sailing boat Makaira II

1 cabin with double bed and private bathroom (2 people)

1 cabin with twin bed and shared bathroom (2 people)

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Price list per person

We give you the flexibility

The 3 different packages include the logistics, accommodation and full board

The guide is set as an additional day price for up to 6 people per group, included in the packages.

Important:

  • Due to covid-19 measurements, the boat can only be rented by people who can be together within the restricted space on board.

  • The boat is rented on its full capacity.

  • If you are fewer than 4 people, please contact us.

Price list with full occupation of the boat (4 persons) for 3 up to 6 nights, including guiding on every ski day:

Discover package

4 days, 3 nights

Including 2 days of guiding

NOK 12,125 per person

Adventure package

5 days, 4 nights

Including 3 days of guiding

NOK 16,125 per person

Explore package

7 days, 6 nights

Inculding 5 days of guiding

NOK 24,375 per person

Discount applies on the price excluding the guiding:

5% discount for meat-free menu

15% student discount

20% for local of Tromsø


(discounts are not cummulative)

 

Team

Where the Passion Begins.

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Naxo

Certified skipper

Kevin

Certified crew member and guide

Dario Schworer

Certified IFMGA Ski & Mountain Guide

 
 

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Senja

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