Day 1: Tromsø, Paris of the north
Your adventure begins in Tromsø, nicknamed the “Paris of the North,” located in an area rich with Norse and Sámi history. The ship departs in the evening, sailing north toward the island of Arnøya.
Day 2 – 3: Mountains of Arnøya
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: for example, the summit of Arnoyhogda (1,170 meters, 3,840 feet).
Day 4 – 7: Fjords and mountains
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 makes the final decision as to the daily adjustments. Flexibility is paramount in this type of cruise.
Day 8: Arriving in the hear of Finnmark
Your voyage ends in the picturesque Northern Norway town of Alta, located at the head of the Alta Fjord. You disembark at 09:00, beginning your homeward journey or another post-cruise program.
NOTE: Date 2 is starting in Tromso and ends in Alta (the other way round).