7 giorni
Livello allenamento 3
1 min

Ski Touring and Sailing in the Norvegian North Fjords




Sciando in Norvegia con i fiordi come panorama

The Lyngen Alps in northern Norway have become very popular in recent years .

The traditional routes are very busy and sometimes the crowding and marked snow make it seem like you’re skiing on the Alps…

Travelling by sailing boat, however, changes everything! Mooring close to the ideal departure points for excursions, ascents and descents on virgin terrain and free from crowding, a North environment. To this we add the magic of travelling aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn, a classic 50 m schooner with three masts and sails masterfully prepared by the captain and crew.


Ski & Sail in Norvegia

Our excursions all set off from the sea and reach the peaks of a spectacular landscape of fjords and islands with the taste of the North, often with excellent snow cover.

Ski & Sail in NorvegiaA typical ski mountaineering excursion sets off in the morning from Rembrandt van Rijn, landing by Zodiac dinghy. We usually cover altitude differences of 800-1200m (3-5 hours in ascent) and normally descend along a different route, sometimes even crossing to a different return point.

The peaks we may climb have names that recall the Vikings: Trolltinden (the only famous and popular mountain), Arnoyhogda, Stoltindn, Øksfordjøkelen, Nordmannsfjellet and more. The altitude difference corresponds exactly to the height of the summit, as we always set off from sea level.


A stunning, three-masted sailing ship, able to carry 30 passengers, the Rembrandt van Rijn is a fully equipped passenger schooner.

All the logistic support, breakfast, dinner, showers, rest, etc. is provided on board in much greater comfort than in a standard Alpine hut. The cabins accommodate two people and come with a shower and private bathroom. The ship also has a large dining room and bar area. The most charming area is the deck, with the three masts and great sails that are unfolded whenever possible. In fact, the Rembrandt van Rijn normally uses its engine, but as soon as the wind is favourable, the sails are unfolded and she sails along in silence using the same techniques that have been used at sea for centuries.

The comfortable cabins have bunk beds, private bathroom and shower. The low-cost twin private inside cabins do not have a porthole and there is a limited availability. The twin private porthole cabins are larger and have a porthole: these are always available with an extra cost.


The days on board slip by following a pleasant routine, starting with breakfast served in the dining room, with a wide choice of sweet and savoury food. We than get ready for the day’s activities with boots, backpack, skis in hand and, for landing in the Zodiac, a life jacket too.

Upon return from the excursion, we are welcomed aboard with hot soup, after which we can shower and rest. But there is also plenty of time to chat with our new friends from all over the world, to stand on the deck and perhaps to help the crew with the sails and, of course, to take photographs. The schooner will move on to the next destination in the afternoon, sometimes sailing without the engine, to reach a bay or a sheltered and calm place and where she can stop to offer guests a quiet dinner and an enjoyable evening.


The season of the aurora borealis at the latitude of Tromso draws to an end precisely in mid-April. There’s nothing to say that we won’t get the chance to see this amazing sight, though it does take a bit of luck…




Tromso to Alta tours: meet-up at Tromso Airport – Return to Alta Airport

Alta to Tromso tour: meet-up at Alta Airport – Return to Tromso Airport


Standard ski-mountaineering equipment, compulsory ARTVA rescue kit and helmet.

We recommend bringing a few very warm items of clothing, e.g. padded jacket, and a pair of comfortable après-ski boots.


1 : 8 max


Full board on the schooner, a berth in a sharing Private Inside cabin (when available), 8 days/7 nights. On excursion days, lunch will be replaced by sandwiches and snacks that can be collected at breakfast. Is possible to upgrade to a Private Porthole cabin, with extra price. All cabins are equipped with 2 berths with bath and private shower.

Zodiac (tender) transfers from/to boat/shore

Mountain guide and crew services and cost

Free coffee and tea on board

Search and rescue insurance


Transfers to and from the airport in Italy


Launch and/or dinner and/or night not on board of the vessel

Ski touring and mountaineering equipment

Personal insurance for accidents, medical, cancellation and baggage

Everything not written in “what’s included”



Day 01

Meeting at the peer at 4 pm, on board of the Rembrandt Van Rjin. In the Tromso harbour (27th March / 10th April) or in Alta harbour (3rd April).

Welcome aperitif with the Captain and the crew. Safety briefing, logistic briefing, then sailing! Dinner and night on board

Day 02-07

Every day ski touring and sailing.

The Rembrandt will move from Tromso to Alta (or Alta to Tromso, tour 03-10 April) following the best path depending of the sea and the mountain conditions. The course will be decided by the Captain with the suggestions and the requests of the Expedition Leader and the Mountain Guides in order to have the best ski days possible.

Day 08

Disembark in the morning (according with the clients flights) in Alta (3rd and 17th April) or in Tromso (10th April).



The complete ski touring set is necessary:

  • Ski touring skis + poles + skins + ski crampons + ski boots;
  • Helmet (mandatory);
  • Safety kit: TransReceiver, Shovel, Probe (mandatory);
  • Backpack (30/35 liters);
  • Harness, crampons, axe, one screwgate carabiner (optional reccomended);
  • Goggles or sun glasses;
  • Water bottle / Thermos;
  • Camera
  • GoreTex and wind stopper jackets and pants;
  • Down jacket;
  • Light and warm gloves, hat, buff, etc.


Ski & Sailing in Norvegia
Ski&Sail Tromso - Alta


7 giorni
Livello allenamento 3
1 min

Ski Touring and Sailing in the Norvegian North Fjords

Sciando in Norvegia con i fiordi come panorama

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