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Looking for a whole new world of countless mountains and ski opportunities? Look no further. Norway’s remote, shockingly beautiful Lofoten Islands and the Lyngen Alps are accessible only by sea, and they have it all. Every day we’ll reach new spots by sailboat, and ski down some wild and pristine slopes, with those deep fjords all around us. But this isn’t just about skiing—it’s about people as well, getting to know life on the sailboat, and exploring Scandinavian nature in all its glory. From the moment you arrive, IFMGA guides Maria and Ulrik, and their dog Ramoncito will make you feel like part of the family. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime ski & sail journey!

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  • Sail to new slopes every day

    Sailboat makes changing skiing locations easy

  • A chance to see Northern Lights

    If lucky, we’ll see magical green hues light up the dark skies

  • Spectacular Norwegian fjords

    Spend a week cruising along untouched deep fjords


The uninhabited fjords of Lofoten Islands and the Lyngen Alps are the ideal base for your skiing adventure. Hop on a sailboat, meet your terrific IFMGA guides, and get ready for a week of skiing in remote, untouched areas. Being on a sailboat gives us the freedom to switch locations daily and access mountain peaks from the sea. After shredding snow all day long, we’ll retreat back to our warm sailboat. This adventure is all-inclusive, so the only thing you’ve got to worry about is bringing your equipment. Join us for an unforgettable week within the Arctic Circle!

  • Gather at Svolvær Harbor between 2 and 4 pm. After boarding the sailboat and getting settled in, you’ll discuss safety with your guides and your group, and go through an equipment check. Set sail and anchor in a quiet spot for the night!

    Meals: Dinner

    Sailboat in Norway fjords
  • Following an early breakfast, you’ll decide on the best route with the guide and have a full day out skiing! You’ll climb the peaks in Raftsundet and then enjoy long and scenic descents. Return to the boat to eat dinner, and sail to the next day’s starting point.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Skiing in Norwegian fjords
  • Both of these days you’ll have an early breakfast, discuss the best route, and explore some new mountains! Return to the boat, have dinner, and get some rest. Move to the new location.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Mountain peaks in Norway
  • Another day of exciting skiing in Innerfjorden, which will give you a chance to ski where no one lives. You know the drill: breakfast, route discussion, full day of skiing, and return to the boat. Sail to the next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Happy group of skiers in Norway
  • Today is dedicated to Trollfjorden, one of the most beautiful, narrow fjords in Norway, and be on the lookout for trolls! You’ll plan your day according to the weather and conditions, and choose between more challenging or safer routes. After a full day out, return to the boat for a delicious dinner. Set sail towards the final skiing destination of the trip.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Trollfjorden in Norway
  • After a hearty breakfast, discuss the route with your guides and your team. Make sure you use your final skiing day well. After you’ve skied your heart out, return to the boat and set sail for Svolvær, which is where it all started.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Three skiers in Norway
  • All good things come to an end, and so does this ski & sail tour. After breakfast, pack up, say goodbye to your guides and your team, and check out between 10 and noon. If you’d like to stay longer and explore the area, just ask your guides for some recommendations!

    Meals: Breakfast

    Norway in wintertime
  • Please note that setting a fixed itinerary months before departure is simply not possible as the weather plays a key role. The itinerary above is a suggestion, but you and your guide will discuss every day where to next. You can rest assured that your IFMGA certified guides will make the best decisions for the group, and as locals, they should be able to find some fluffy powder!

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Meet your guides

Ulrik Møller
Ulrik Møller
Born in Oslo, with roots in the west of Sunnmøre, Ulrik started sailing many years ago and has thousands of miles behind the helm, both as the captain of Jolly and on other boats. He also has all the necessary safety training, certificates, and experience to take you safely to various destinations, creating great memories and good times for all on board.
Maria Llamosa
Maria Llamosa
Maria loves sailing and being out in nature, breathing in the fresh air, and cleansing her mind. As a crew member of Jolly, planning, timing and safety are key for her, as is making her guests feel at home on board while cooking exciting and exotic food.  She was born in Colombia, loves to dance and socialize, and has a passion for sailing in the northern latitudes.
Bjørn Kruse
Bjørn Kruse
IFMGA/IVBV mountaineer
Bjørn is a dedicated IFMGA/IVBV mountaineer who works full-time guiding and leading courses in the mountains. With his unparalleled ability to find the best snow, he is a valuable team member to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience. Beyond his guiding expertise, Bjørn is a talented writer and has published several guidebooks on mountain climbing and skiing. When not skiing, he loves to explore new and exciting activities, and his latest passion is the Romsdal Academy, where he focuses on sharing knowledge about mountain safety. Bjørn and his wife Ida run a mountain lodge in the beautiful western part of Norway.
Sol Idland
Sol Idland
Sol is a highly experienced ski guide from the southern region of Norway. She’s known for her warm smile, infectious energy, and love for the outdoors that she loves to share with others. Sol is currently in the final stages of finishing her IFMGA qualification, which will be a testament to her dedication and expertise. In addition to her guiding experience, Sol has spent countless hours exploring landscapes of her homeland, and she loves to share knowledge of the regions’s geography, flora, and fauna with others.
Petter Westgaard
Petter Westgaard
BA in Outdoor Activities and Nature Guiding
BA in Outdoor Activities and Nature Guiding
Originally from Narvik in Northern Norway, Petter now calls the Western part of the country his home, where he is surrounded by endless opportunities for skiing and hiking. He is a highly experienced outdoor professional, now in the final stage of his IFMGA/IVBV certification. Throughout his travels to Japan, Canada, and the Alps, Petter has explored the outdoors through skiing, kayaking, glacier tours, climbing tours, and hiking, gaining invaluable knowledge and skills. As a guide, Petter is dedicated to creating a personalized and meaningful experience for his clients, that allows them to reconnect with the nature.  
David Lindgren
David Lindgren
IFMGA/IVBV guide, ISIA ski instructor, SKF/UIAA climbing instructor
IFMGA/IVBV guide, ISIA ski instructor, SKF/UIAA climbing instructor
David is an accomplished individual with over 20 years experience in the field, highly skilled in mountaineering and skiing. He holds the prestigious title of IFMGA/IVBV guide, as well as being an ISIA ski instructor and a respected SKF/UIAA climbing instructor. David's boundless energy and love for the outdoors means that a day off for him involves even more skiing, hiking, or climbing - preferably all in one day. Despite his busy schedule, David is a devoted family man and a successful writer, having co-authored books about couloir and steep skiing in Norway together with Bjørn Kruse.
Jolly Good Times Sailing
Jolly Good Times Sailing
Jolly Good Times Sailing
Jolly Good Times Sailing is a company which offers unique, authentic, and sustainable experiences on their sailing boat “Jolly”. Their goal is to be close to nature and provide a crafted, truly sustainable, and holistic experience while enjoying the unmatched and beautiful Norwegian landscapes in total harmony.
5.00 (6 reviews)
Jane (source: Trip Advisor)

Had a fantastic time on the ski and sail trip. The longer you can go the better, you will not get bored of the incredible scenery and the experience of being able to fully unplug. The boat itself is extremely comfortable and Ulrik and Maria are very welcoming and seasoned hosts. You will be thinking “Should I quit my job and live on a boat???” by the end of the trip. Hope to return for more adventures in the coming years!

Camille Fournier (source: Trip Advisor)

This is not just a ski trip. It’s the best trip you’ll ever have. Maria and Ulrik are the kindest people on the sea. They not only shared their amazing boat, delicious meals and plenty of laughs and magical moments with us but also paired us with an incredible guide to ski around the widest and most beautiful ski terrain I’ve ever seen! I highly recommend this trip to any skier who wants to have the time of their life! Thanks again for everything!

SalJackson (source: Trip Advisor)

I’m tempted to say that the trip was an utter disaster and we all suffered dysentery because I would prefer to keep this small family run business a secret. But without a doubt, the journey was a complete joy and reminded me, my friend, and all the new friends I gained of how grateful we are that Ulrike and Maria run this tour in some of the most scenic, adventurous, and hidden gem ski touring locations away from the highly marketed Lofoten region. Meeting locals, catching fish,sauna beers and being out in untouched nature- were just a few things that made this trip a joy.

Petter W (source: Trip Advisor)

A week of ski and sail. Great atmosphere, food and exlusions. Sauna, sailing and ridiculously good skiing made the trip perfect! The hosts Ulrik, Maria and Ramacito did such a good job establishing the perfect Wibe so we were able to have a thrilling and relaxing trip full of contrast and unforgettable experiences. I will definitely come back another time.

nels s (source: Trip Advisor)

I try to take my son on an annual Father/ Son trip, and this year we were lucky enough to find Ulrik, Maria, and Ramacito. Our previous trips tend to be on the more adventurous side of a typical holiday, and this trip did not disappoint. Within, an hour of meeting Maria and Ulrik we felt at home and welcome and the sails were set heading towards the Fjords to the south of us. Immediately, I was helping Ulrik sail (he didn’t need my help but I wanted to), and that night as the sun set we set a fishing net with the hope of catching some fresh fish dinner. The next day we woke to a tasty Norwegian style breakfast, and for 7 days in a row I went skiing. All the locations we went were super interesting, and the guides were literally the best you could hire. I can not say enough good things about our ski guides Sverre, Bjornnar, and Suel. My expectations for this trip were met or exceeded, but the true highlight of the trip was getting to know Maria and Ulrik.

Stephanie V (source: Trip Advisor)

This is the most amazing trip I’ve ever done. Everything was perfect all the way!
Not only the beautiful mountains and fjords, but the human experience that Maria, Ulrik (and Ramoncito indeed) had brought with their warm personalities, their smile, energy and kindness. They make you feel home, and almost convinced me to move there! Ski was wonderful: Sol Idland our guide was the best guide we could have! Positive, expert, funny! We had breathtaking views of the fjord and the moutains while skiing, you cannot imagine this until you are. Special note to their home-made meal: Jesus Lord it was delicious. The only bad side: you will want to quit your job and never want to leave. If it was only for me, I would keep them secret just for me, but they deserve to be known as the best trip in Norway! Thanks again for everything! See you soon hopefully! xxx

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • Experienced, IFMGA certified ski guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 8-day Lyngen Alps & Lofoten ski touring & sailing experience
      • Accommodations in a shared cabin (bunk or double bed)
      • Linen, pillows, duvets, hand towels
      • All meals throughout the trip (breakfast, lunch, dinner, apres-skis)
      • Non-alcoholic beverages (tea, coffee, juice, water)
      • All boat-related expenses (fuel, harbor fees)
      • Use of fishing equipment
      • Warm suits and life vest

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to and from the Svolvær Harbor
      • Technical backcountry ski touring equipment
      • Shower towels
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Personal insurance
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • Your home for the week will be one of the three sailboats your guides have at their disposal. You will board Jolly, Alma, or Varden.

    To get an idea of what they look like, here’s a brief description of Jolly, a 49-foot long Långedrag steel cruiser. This Dutch-built boat is equally as sturdy as it is comfy and spacious, so you can rest assured that Jolly will never fail to protect you even if the seas get rough. Its five cabins snuggly accommodate up to seven guests aboard, with whom you can mingle in the common area in the center of the boat—but don’t miss the chance to bask in the sun on its huge deck if the weather’s nice! Jolly moves with some help from the wind and can easily reach a cruising speed of 6.5-8 knots to give you a comfortable ride.Jolly sailboat in the Norwegian fjords.Alma sailboat Varden sailboat

  • The Lyngen Alps & Lofoten ski touring & sailing adventure is an all-inclusive one. There’s not a thing for you to worry about on this cruise. After a full day out skiing, you’ll get back to your cozy sailboat and a delicious meal.

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are included in this trip, as well as non-alcoholic beverages (tea, coffee, juice, water). Regarding the food, vegetarian, vegan, fish, or meat dishes are available—you won’t be left hungry. All of it can be prepared as Arabic, Indian, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, or Norwegian food, courtesy of Jolly’s incredible cook Maria!

    If you’ve got any special dietary requirements, let us know upon booking.

  • To enjoy this Lyngen Alps & Lofoten ski touring & sailing, you need to be in good enough shape to climb anywhere from 3,280 to 4,920 ft (1,000-1,500 m) above sea level. You will be on your feet for several hours a day for 6 days in a row, covering several miles of terrain every day. You will need to manage controlled descents in variable conditions. All participants should feel comfortable on challenging blue or black-level resort runs and be able to carry a loaded daypack while skinning up variable degrees of terrain.

  • To participate in this Lyngen Alps & Lofoten ski touring & sailing adventure, you need to have backcountry skiing experience. There will be an expert guide with you who will take care of the planning and help you hone your skiing skills, but the tour is not meant for total beginners.

    If you’ve never sailed before, that’s absolutely fine! There are no sailing prerequisites to join this tour, though having some sailing skills is always a plus. The crew can handle all aspects of the boat without any assistance, but your guides believe that the best way to truly experience sailing is to join in on the action. The extent to which you participate is entirely up to you and your level of comfort.

  • For technical backcountry ski touring gear, you will need to bring:

      • Alpine touring skis, telemark skis or splitboard with skins (can be rented)
      • Touring boots and poles (can be rented)
      • Ski crampons
      • Ice axe or whippet
      • Avalanche safety equipment (can be rented):
        • Digital, 3-antenna avalanche transceiver or beacon
        • Lightweight snow shovel
        • Avalanche probe

    For personal items, we recommend bringing:

      • Helmet
      • Warm clothing for skiing and sailing
        • Wool long-sleeved top and bottom base layers
        • Wool or fleece top mid-layer
        • Insulated down or synthetic puffy jacket
        • Wind and waterproof shell jacket with hood (Gore-Tex recommended)
        • Waterproof shell pants (Gore-Tex recommended)
        • Extra medium thick top layer
      • Gloves and mittens
      • Warm hats (thick and thin)
      • Rubber boots or any waterproof shoe (soft-sole only)
      • Shower towels
      • Comfy slippers to use indoors
      • Sunglasses
      • Synthetic or wool underwear and socks
      • One triple-action locking carabiner or two conventional locking carabiners
      • Repair kit and Leatherman for your equipment (can be shared between several people)
      • Non-breakable water bottle
      • Thermos with a warm beverage — optional
      • First aid kit
      • Toiletries (including sunscreen and lip balm with SPF)
      • Daypack large enough to carry all items you might need throughout the day
      • Personal medications
      • Headlamp (with extra batteries)
      • Camera — optional
  • All mandatory gear can be rented if you don’t have your own. You can rent:

      • Avalanche safety pack, including backpack, beacon, shovel and probe
      • Alpine touring or telemark skis (or splitboards), touring boots and poles

    You can rent all the ski gear you need from Arctic Rentals in Kabelvåg, 10 minutes away from Svolvær, the starting point of your tour. If you need to rent gear, let us know and we can help make arrangements.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group Lyngen Alps & Lofoten ski touring adventure, the maximum number of participants is 7.
      • That’s the boat’s maximum capacity.
      • It takes a minimum of 4 participants for this tour to operate. The trip gets confirmed at the moment that at least 4 people have paid the deposit. Please refrain from purchasing plane tickets prior to the confirmation.
      • These trips get sold out really fast and the chance of them not happening is extremely low!

    Lyngen Alps & Lofoten ski touring & sailing adventures can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors may be permitted to join private tours on a case-by-case basis.

    If your group has skiers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Your Lyngen Alps & Lofoten ski tour & sailing adventure begins in Svolvær Harbor in the Lofoten Archipelago of Norway. You can get there by air, ferry, or road.

      • Svolvær has its own airport, Svolvær Airport, Helle (SVJ), 4 miles from the town. You can take a flight to Svolvær from larger airports in Norway.
      • You can take a ferry to the Lofoten islands from Bodø. A very scenic ride takes you to Moskenes or Svolvær, depending on the ferry route you choose. From Moskenes, you can take a bus or drive to Svolvær.
      • There’s also the option of going by car or bus, though it does take longer.

    You’ll meet your guides and your team at Svolvær Harbor between 2 and 4 pm of Day 1.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans. Personal travel insurance is mandatory.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Secure your spot for 2025 with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you’ll be the first one to know. Pick the month that suits you best and we’ll let you know once the dates are live—don’t risk missing out on your bucket list adventure!

      • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure in case the dates don’t suit you by the end of the year.
      • Once the set dates for the following season are live, you can confirm your booking by the end of this year by paying another 20% of the total amount.
      • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.

    For set dates, a $750 deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to sixty (60) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund minus the full deposit amount.
      • If Client cancels the Booking between fifty-nine (59) and thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking minus the full deposit amount.
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund.
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