SVALBARD SKI & SAIL
FJORD SAILING AND SKIING ADVENTURE ON SVALBARD
Where nature rules
Svalbard is without doubt one of the most exotic and challenging destinations for ski touring trips.
With a road network of only 50km, the mountains are best accessed by boat. However, we must wait until spring in order to sail through, since the ice covers the coast of Svalbard throughout the winter. This time of the year the sun never sets, and we have 24h daylight for skiing and sailing.
The vessel: Duen III is 72 ft ketch rigged sailing vessel built in 1987 and designed by Robert Perry, a well renowned American boat designer. The boat has a comfortable wheelhouse, a big saloon and six cabins. Has been around the world twice. The boat is well equipped for artic sailing with radiators in each cabin and an inside steering position. In total there are three different seating areas, giving plenty of personal space for everyone on board. Outside on the spacious deck there is a ladder towards the crows nest (a ships look out point located in the main mast), and two big chests to store your adventure gear. Cabins: Choose between two styles of cabins, double bed or bunk cabins. Each cabin has en suite toilets and shower facilities. All cabins have clean linens and towels included for the voyage.
This is a standard program that may have to be adjusted due to snow conditions, tide, weather and wind.
A normal program runs from Saturday to Saturday with 6 days of ski touring.
We meet in Longyearbyen, where we board the Duen III, our home for the week.
After a briefing from our captain regarding the safety procedures for the boat we cast off and sail out for a week's adventures among the mountains and fjords.
We make different ski tours every day. Which tours we choose depend on several factors. The wind, tides, snow conditions, avalanche danger and off course what you want. Your mountain guide determines the tour for the day in cooperation with the captain. Meanwhile, we are sailing through the fjords and scout for wildlife in the sea and along the beaches. Anyone who wants to can fish from the boat. If you catch a large one it might go directly into the kitchen and will be part of the evenings fish soup.
Check out from the boat in the morning. After 6 days of skiing we return to Longyearbyen and fly back home.
If you would like to, you can extend your trip and stay extra nights in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
DATES: On request.
Group of 8 = 39 000 NOK per person
Group of 7 = 42 000 NOK p.p
Group of 6 = 45 000 NOK p.p
Max capasity 8 pers
For smaller groups please contact us for price inquiry, we sometimes have the possibility to put two groups together
Included in the price:
6 days skiing with two certified guides (IFMGA or NF)
Charter of the boat including skipper and deck hand
7 nights accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at DUEN III
Safety equipment for sailing (life wests, harnesses)
Group safety equipment: rifle and flare gun for polar bear safety, satellite phone and emergency beacon
Permits for all areas we may visit
Mountain rescue insurance at the amount demanded by the governor of Svalbard
Personal equipment (see equipment list)
Season: MAY - early JUNE