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
- 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
- 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.