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Ski & Sail North Norway

Kingdom of Light…

Northern Norway is the largest part of the Norwegian mainland, but it is also the least populated. Explore the wild, untouched landscapes, the picturesque old villages and not to forget the typical colorful wooden houses. These houses once offered fishermen and traders a roof over their heads, today they form the typical charm of the mainland.

Paris of the North is the name given to the city of Tromso, where the journey begins. Tromso is the largest city in northern Norway and is situated far north of the Arctic Circle. In the evening of our arrival in the Nordic city we board our expedition sailing ship and start further north, then the ship becomes our base for the daily ski tours. We head for coastlines that are difficult (or impossible) to reach by road and allow us to draw our lines in pristine powderdown to sea level and always with a breathtaking view in front of our eyes. The program is aimed at experienced ski tourers who also feel comfortable in demanding, snow-covered alpine terrain. You will find more details about the program in the schedule.

The picturesque city of Alta is not unseen either, as our journey ends there with many valuable memories in our luggage.

We have two UIGAM guides planned in, both know North Norway very well and can guide this ski tour competently. Now only you are missing for this extraordinary adventure!

Adventure Factor courages
Experience / Emotion thrilling
Fitness / Struggle athletic
Risk feel free to tell your partner about it
Comfort simple

Highlights:

  • Wild, untouched landscapes
  • Ski touring in areas that are hardly accessible without boat
  • “Summit to Sea”-runs
  • UIAGM mountain guide

Trip dates:

Booking code:-
Minimum members:-
Price per person: 0

Planned itinerary:

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.

check_circle_outline  Included services:

  • Up to 6 days guided ski tours at different stops in Norway (depending on weather and snow conditions)
  • English speaking UIAGM mountain guide
  • 7 nights on the ship in selected cabin category
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner, snacks, coffee and tea on board
  • All coastal excursions and activities during the trip with the Zodiac inflatable boat
  • Expert lectures and leadership of an international expedition team on board and ashore
  • Free use of snowshoes
  • All taxes and harbour fees during the programme (except entry and exit taxes)

 

help_outline  Optional:

  • Double cabin outside with porthole (€ 350)

 

highlight_off  Services not included:

  • Flight to Tromsø/from Alto – we would be happy to make you an offer
  • Transfer to/from ship in Tromso and Alto
  • Possible overnight stays ashore before or after the ship’s stay
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal ski touring equipment
  • Safety equipment (ABS avalanche airbag, shovel, probe, avalanche transceiver) for ski tours
  • Personal medications
  • Mandatory travel insurance (travel, illness, accident, life, repatriation)
  • Meals ashore
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on the ship
  • Entry and exit taxes
  • Any visa fees (depending on nationality)
  • All tips
  • All personal expenses of any kind
  • All services due to events beyond our control, such as natural disasters, flight cancellations, strikes, Increases in fees, hotel rates, transport costs, etc.
  • All services not specifically mentioned in Included services

 

info  General Info

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes. Participation in Heliskiing / Ski Touring lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure whether taking part in an certain trip is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach at Tel +43 512 204134 or per emaillukas@furtenbachadventures.com for an answer to this question during a personal interview!

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

Note: In this trip, Furtenbach Adventures will act as an intermediary. We reveal the terms and conditions of the tour operator Oceanwide expeditions, whose travel, cancellation and liability conditions are fully met.
Adress: Visserijkade 5 (4382 ZA Vlissingen, Netherlands)
Phone number: +31 118 410 410
E-Mail: info@oceanwide-expeditions.com

 

https  Insurance

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) at “Europäische Reiseversicherung AG[European Travel insurance].

For this journey the insurance package “Annual-Complete+Cover” would be suitable. We’re happy to provide you with an individual offer after the booking of the trip or on request.

 

language  Entry Requirements

Passport and Visa Regulations
Swiss or EU citizens:
 When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 or more months.

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

work  Equipment

Please note which equipment is included under the point “Included services”. You will receive an equipment list after your booking or on request. 

 

perm_identity  Physical Fitness

An essential success factor for ski tours is a good physical condition. Train in the months before the trip! Climbs of several hours with backpack and sometimes more than 1,000 meters of altitude per day should not be a problem for you. The personal equipment must be carried on the mountain by the participant. 
When heliskiing they should have a good general condition. In some cases, more than 1,500 meters per day are skied in deep snow and in changing snow conditions.

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination before traveling. A good state of health is a requirement for participating in a ski trip. It is particularly important to visit your dentist, since the changed pressure conditions in the altitude can make previously unnoticed dental problems suddenly acute.

 

insert_chart_outlined  Difficulty/Technique

Heliskiing/ski tours are carried out under the personal responsibility of the participants under the guidance of the mountain guide or expedition leader. The participants must be able to move safely and independently in changing, sometimes difficult snow conditions and steep terrain. For ski touring trips, you should have a good command of the hairpin technique. The mountain guide is available to guide the group and can only respond to individual needs to a limited extent. The instructions and decisions of the mountain guide must be followed by the participants. Nevertheless, each participant must know his physical limits.

 

Note from the tour operator

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, polar bears threats, 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. All itineraries are for guidance only.

 

Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: The boat is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on open sea, water depth, wind, and time). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or the other propulsion method. If sails are used, the crew operates them. Guests follow the safety instructions of the team. Average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.

payment  Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid 60 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in the GTC of the tour operator.

 

directions_run Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of the tour operator.
For travels in which Furtenbach Adventures only acts as an agent like this one, the cancellation policy of the particular operator applies.

Therefore the following cancellation fees will apply:
up to and including 90 days prior to departure………………………….20%,
from 89 days up to and including 60 days prior to departure………50%,
from 59 days up to and including the day of departure……………….100% of the total price.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 30 days prior to departure.