Alpine Peaks of North Norway, Ski & Sail

Starting in Alta, and finishing in Tromsø, the home of the Northern Lights Cathedral, this adventurous voyage lets you ski some of the best and biggest off-the-beaten track slopes in Northern Norway. Summits like Trolltinden, Arnoyhogda, and Øksfordjøkelen are all possibilities on this exhilarating expedition-style cruise.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Your adventure begins in the picturesque town of Alta, located at the head of Alta Fjord. All passengers are kindly asked to board the vessel by 17:00.

Day 2 – 5

The ship becomes your base for daily ski trips in areas that can hardly be reached any other way. This program is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who have mastered techniques both for ascent and descent in challenging, snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves climbs on mountaintops averaging heights of 800 – 1100 meters (2,600 – 3,600 feet) and downhill skiing from those points. The accumulated altitude you might climb over a given day can exceed 1,000 meters (3,280 feet). An accurate route cannot be determined in advance due to variable weather, sea, wildlife, and avalanche considerations. The map outlines a possible but not final route with stops at Frakkfjorden (Stoltind, 962 meters, 3,160 feet), Langfjorden, Øksfjord (Øksfordjøkelen, 1,175 meters, 3,860 feet) Simavik on Stjernøya (Nordmannsfjellet, 844 meters, 2,770 feet), and Seiland. This route serves as a rough guide only. The expedition leader ultimately makes the final decision as to daily adjustments. Flexibility is paramount in this type of cruise, and ski mountaineers must bring their own equipment.

Days 6 - 7

In the morning, you prepare for your first outing in Akkarfjord. If conditions permit, you start skiing up to the summit of Trolltinden (850 meters, 2,790 feet). From here you can enjoy an expansive view of the beautiful Northern Norway coastline. The vessel stays in this area for another day in order to find more ski possibilities, such as the summit of Arnoyhogda (1,170 meters, 3,840 feet).  

Day 8

Your adventure ends in Tromsø, nicknamed the “Paris of the North,” located in an area rich with Norse and Sámi history. You disembark at 09:00, beginning your homeward journey (or other post-cruise program) with memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

Please note

All activities on or off the vessel, such as (but not limited to) ski outings and Zodiac trips, are done at the passenger’s own risk. Oceanwide Expeditions is not liable for any damage, such as (but not limited to) bodily injury, illness, and death, unless as a result of gross negligence. Furthermore, with the consent to participate in the ski mountaineering program, the passenger agrees to make no claims for reimbursement for shortened travel days due to reasons beyond the organization’s control, such as (but not limited to) conditions of weather and ice, avalanche threads, and expedition staff injuries. On all our transactions, the general terms and conditions of Oceanwide Expeditions b.v. apply, registered at the Chamber of Commerce, Middelburg, the Netherlands. File nr.: 50590715. Upon request, a free copy will be provided.

Please Note...

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Landings are subject to site availabilities, permissions, and environmental concerns per AECO regulations. Official sailing plans and landing slots are scheduled with AECO prior to the start of the season, but the expedition leader determines the final plan. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises, and willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the use of sails: The vessel is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on open sea, water depth, wind, and time allowance), but the use of sails is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. If sails are used, the crew will operate them. Guests must follow the safety instructions of the team. The average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.

Cabin Information

Ship name Cabin Name Price Sale Price Departs on Returns on
s/v Rembrandt van Rijn Triple Private Porthole $2,550 NA Apr 1st, 2023 Apr 8th, 2023
s/v Rembrandt van Rijn Twin Private Inside $2,800 NA Apr 1st, 2023 Apr 8th, 2023
s/v Rembrandt van Rijn Twin Private Porthole $3,200 NA Apr 1st, 2023 Apr 8th, 2023

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