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Ski touring in Spitzberg Svalbard

  • Dates 2018

    fom 27th April to 4th May 2018  (Don't wait and book your seats for 2018 asap)

    Rate

    € 4800 per person

    The price includes

    Flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen Airport and return
    Transfer from Longyearbyen Airport to the boat
    7 nights accommodation in a double room, full board including 3 meals per day
    6 days ski touring between the fjords
    Full qualified IFMGA mountain guide

    ... an unforgettable adventure

    The price does not include

    Flight from you home to Oslo and return
    Night in Oslo
    Basic safety equipment with transceiver, shovel, probe and harness (we can provide them on request)
    Cancellation and repatriation insurance
    Personal expenses

    Program


    1st day  :   Journey from your home to Oslo. Meeting with your guide at the end of the day
    2nd day  :  Flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen, boarding on the boat  and briefing on safety instructions
    from the 3rd to the 8th day  :  Ski touring
    9th day  :  Return journey to Oslo
    10th day  :  Return journey to your home

    Detailed program and technical manual   here

    Enjoy our vidéo from 2017   

  • Svalbard (Spitsbergen), the land of the Polar Bear is a Norwegian Arctic archipelago about 650 kilometres (400 miles) north of Norway and only a 1000 kilometres (600 miles) south of the North Pole.

    “Spitsbergen” is Dutch - spits meaning “pointed” andbergen meaning “mountains.” It was so named in 1596 by Dutch Arctic explorer Willem Barentsz. It took some time for the name to catch on – English whalers would refer to the archipelago as Greenland until the late 1780s. The Norwegian name is Svalbard.

    Touched by three seas – The Norwegian Sea, the Greenland Sea, and the Arctic Ocean – Spitsbergen is the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago of northern Norway. Its rugged mountains and rolling tundra offer plenty of opportunities for ski touring and snowshoeing. Spitsbergen offers some of the finest scenery and wildlife experiences in the world.

    The meeting with a polar bear, during the accostings, stays a surprising experience not to be underestimated. Your guides as well as a local specialist will be formed and equipped with colors pistols to intimidate these charming companions, in the worst case scenario, a rifle can be necessary.

    Point cottage or refuge as their headquarters. The uniqueness of this atypical stay is to offer accommodation on an authentic sailing ship, which will wet every night near the fjords with breathtaking views of the mountains and surrounding glaciers plunging directly into the cold Arctic ocean! 

    This trip is aimed at good level of backcountry skiers seeking new spaces. Sometimes sailing, sometimes downhill to the view of whales and polar bears will accompany the vessel's progress! A true free ride Arctic living on land that remains confidential. A once-in-a-lifetime trip...





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  • The ‘Noorderlicht’ was originally built in 1910 in Flensburg, Germany as a three-masted schooner. For most of her existence she served as a light-vessel on the Baltic. In 1991 the present owners purchased the hull and re-rigged and refitted her thoroughly, under the rules of “Register Holland”.

    The ‘Noorderlicht’ now has a well-balanced two-masted schooner rig and is capable of sailing the seven seas.
     
    The qualified captains have a great experience of the oceans. Together with the rest of the crew, they will do everything possible to ensure that you have a wonderful and unforgettable journey.
     
    The ‘Noorderlicht’ provides accommodation for 20 travelers in comfortable twin shared inside cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths, a cupboard and wash basin with hot and cold water. Shared shower (4) and toilet (5) facilities are conveniently located. All cabins have a small hatch in the ceiling which vary in size, except cabin 6 which has a small, locked porthole in the ceiling but ventilation slots in the door.
     



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