SKI LOFOTEN WINTER 2020 - 2021
SAIL AND SKI IN NORWAY - BODØ ALPS
Come ski and sail in Norway, explore Bodø Alps with us on a majestic sailboat, and practice new ski touring routes every day.
Let yourself fall under the magical charm of this region of Norway, secret and protected, and sail to ski. Enjoy every day the spectacle of wild fjords, virgin peaks snow-capped until mid-May, and intimate anchorages in grandiose settings.
On board the large French expedition sailboat ABITIBI, which goes up every winter from the great south, and ELFRI, the Norwegian sailboat attached to Bodø, we invite you, from February to May 2021, to come and discover, just in front of the Lofoten archipelago, north of the Arctic Circle, our ski and sailing program in Norway, in Bodø Alps.
The 2 ships, depending on your needs and wishes, can navigate together (12 passengers in complete comfort), or separately.
8 days of trip - 6 days of ski, in March 2022 (dates coming soon)
Please contact us for details. We are here to answer your questions about skiing and sailing in Norway in Bodø Alps.
4 - 6 pax x2
Ski level 3/4*
Sail to ski
Aurora borealis whales
You will appreciate
- Cruising on an Arctic sailboat
- Skiing down to the sea
- Aurora Borealis and whales
- A warm shower every day
- The ski boots drying cabinet
A large number of sailing and ski touring routes of Norway are available to us in Bodø Alps. Plan between 600 and 1000m of elevation gain per day.
We adapt to your desires and the ski level of the group.
We take stock every day to define the program together according to the navigation and snow conditions.
Most hiking routes allow for crossings rather than loop routes. Which is extraordinary from an exploration point of view for sailing and skiing in Norway in Bodø Alps.
Trip and program
Sail and ski in Norway in Bodø Alps program,
is subject to weather conditions.
The course is therefore partly random and can be modified.
Abitibi and Elfri navigate at their own pace +/- 7 knots per hour
( around 15 km/h ).
Their size allows them to get as close as possible to nature.
And have access to all the summits of the Bodø Alps.
Day 1 (Saturday): Bodø
Arrival at the airport. A member of our crew welcomes you and organizes your transfer to our sailboat, docked in the center of Bodø. You can enjoy the city's shopping atmosphere. From 6 p.m., we get on board. After the welcome briefing, we sit down for dinner. Overnight on board.
Day 2 (Sunday) to day 7 (Friday): sail and ski in Norway in Bodø Alps
Each morning we have a healthy breakfast, different every day.
Before leaving, we prepare our picnic at the buffet on board the boat.
Then we are dropped on the beach with our ski touring equipment.
The hiking route is different every day. Our in-depth knowledge of skiing and sailing in Norway in Bodø Alps as well as that of our skippers, allows us to take you everywhere, in the best safety conditions. We are committed to making you discover uncrowded and original routes of sailing and ski touring in Norway. And of course, the most beautiful peaks of Bodø Alps.
The Fagertinden rises to 1088 m in Mistfjorden.
From the hamlet of Straumsnes, we can cross the birch forest and go up the valley to below the summit of Sjunktinden (1071m). From up there, the panorama is exceptional. We will return on board at the end of the afternoon via Einarvikelva beach.
We will also be able to link the two emblematic summits of Sørfolda: Bjørnsvik (952 m) and Kråktinden (871 m). After the first climb that leads to Bjørnsvik and then the descent to the lake, we will go up to Kråktinden from where the view of the Lofoten archipelago is superb. Our boat will then be waiting for you in the Sagfjorden.
Another beautiful ski touring hike in Norway is to climb the slopes that lead to Trollvatnet (Trolls Lake), dominated by superb peaks including Durmalstinden (876 m). Beautiful alpine atmosphere of ski touring in Norway !
Of course, we can also let ourselves be tempted by skiing the highest point in the Bodø Alps : the Helldalisen (1351 m). From the Sandbaken pontoon, we will skin up under the Båsunen to the glacier. At the top, a view of Lofoten and the region's peaks, majestically placed on the water.
At the end of the week, return to the beach on skis after the Geittinden (1145 m). From the Reinvika pontoon in Mørvikfjorden, we then follow the Reinvikelva river, cross the birch forest and climb to the top via its southern slope, to end in beauty this superb week of ski and sail in Norway in Bodø Alps.
Day 8 (Saturday): Bodø
Now is the time to go. We leave the edge at 9 am at the latest, with the superb Norwegian lights in our eyes.
Number of travel days: 8
Number of days skiing: 6
Technical level: 3/5 in ski touring and off-piste experience
Physical level: 3/5 able to provide moderate effort for several hours
Number of participants: maximum 2 groups of 6 people + 2 pros
Price : 4 190€ / pax
INCLUDED : The cruise on an arctic expedition sailing boat. The transfer from / to the airport. The meals. The mountain professional. ABS® Airbag, avalanche beacon, shovel & probe.
NOT INCLUDED : Air transportation, insurances, drinks, ski equipment, personal equipment, tips.
You will appreciate, during your sail and ski trip in Norway in Bodø Alps…
* A hot shower every day.
* The drying cabinet to have warm ski boots for every hike.
* The DVD player, the on-board computer and the flat screen for viewing photos and videos of your ski tour the same day.
* 220V power supply in the saloon and all cabins
(depending on number of participants, group/private wishes, ask us for a quote for a tailor-made proposal for a ski and sail trip in Norway in Bodø Alps ).