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Alpine Peaks of North Norway, Ski & Sail

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
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Starting in Tromsø, the “Paris of the North,” and finishing in Alta, 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. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Tromsø, Norway | Embark
Days 2-3 : Arnøya
Days 4-7 : Exploring Northern Norway
Day 8 : Alta, Norway | Disembark

Highlights

  • Ski up to the summit of Trolltinden
  • Enjoy an expansive view of the beautiful Northern Norway coastline
  • Explore the Paris of the North, Tromso
  • Climb up the summits of Arnoyhogda, and Øksfordjøkelen

Ship

Rembrandt van Rijn

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Scattered houses of Tromso Uphill climb to enjoy an downhill ski Drying stockfish on Lofoten, Norway Quaint fishing village in Norway The stunning fjords of Norway

Day 1 Tromsø, Norway | Embark

The adventure begins in Tromsø, nicknamed the “Paris of the North,” located in an area rich with Norse and Sámi history. Depart from Tromsø in the evening, sailing through Grøtsundet and Ullsfjorden toward the island of Arnøya.

Day 2-3 Arnøya

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
In the morning, prepare for the first outing in Akkarfjord. If conditions permit, ski up to the summit of Trolltinden (850 meters, 2,790 feet). From here, 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 4-7 Exploring Northern Norway

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
The ship becomes the 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. 

Day 8 Alta, Norway | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
The voyage ends in the picturesque town of Alta, located at the head of Alta Fjord.

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Notes

- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy.
- Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the double occupancy rate.
- Children between the ages of 3-15 receive a 40% discount in triple cabins, one child per cabin.
- Due to the extreme nature of itinerary destinations, travel insurance is mandatory for all cruises aboard the Rembrandt Van Rijn - including medical, accident and repatriation/evacuation insurance.

Included in this voyage
  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • Free use of snowshoes.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.
Excluded from this voyage
  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights.
  • Transfers to / from the ship.
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).
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.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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