Svalbard Ski and Sail 5-12 June 2018 £4375
Svalbard is unique; there is nowhere else that has terrain designed for ski touring at such high latitude. At 80 degrees north we will be skiing only 800 miles from the North Pole, combine this with an incredible ecosystem, polar bears, walrus, reindeer, seals and birdlife and you have the combination of the trip of a lifetime. Did I mention that the skiing is pretty amazing too? My only comparison to anywhere else I have visited would be Antarctica but with the convenience of a daily international flight and price at a quarter of the cost.
There are many ways to explore an island like Svalbard but we have chosen to base this adventure from a yacht. This allows us incredible flexibility to explore as the mood and pace takes us. Allowing time to enjoy the environment while using the flexibility that a yacht offers us to change the horizon and explore round the next corner. It also means that we won’t need to have someone up all night on polar bear watch which would be required on a land based trip.
We will fly to Longyearbyen, which has daily flights from Oslo, have a day to explore Svalbard’s capital including the Polar Museum before joining our yacht and home for the next week. The day in Longyearbyen also allows a days grace incase any luggage goes walk about.
We will then sail and explore as the conditions, weather and our aspiration allow.
Dates – We will join the boat any time after 16:00 hours on the 5th June. We leave the yacht on the morning of the 12th for our flight home.
The cost includes 1 nights shore based B&B accommodation. 7 nights on the yacht full board.
Sailing at high latitudes needs a pretty special boat, one that keep us warm and cosy, yet protects us from the sea ice and icebergs whilst being a flexible base for us to ski from. We have chosen to work with Boreal Yachting who have an ideal boat and experience to look after us. The yacht Aleiga is perfect for high latitude sailing and is a great choice for our ski and sail adventure.
At the moment we have an option on the boat that we will have to confirm in the next few weeks. So please register your interest by contacting us ASAP if you fancy this unique adventure.