Sail and Ski – ski touring from sail boat in Lyngen, Norway


Far up in the northern part of Norway there is a peninsula called Lyngen. On this peninsula, and on the surrounding islands, beautiful mountains rise up from the ocean and give us great opportunities for ski touring. The view over the fjords is more than spectacular and the shapes of the mountains offer superb back country off-piste skiing.

To make this trip an even greater experience we offer you the opportunity to stay on a big sailing boat which takes us around the area between the different ski tours. You cannot get closer to nature and its elements than this. Sailing will take us to the peaks, uphill we will go by muscle power and downhill we will enjoy great skiing.

The boat

The Duen III is a beautiful sailboat that is absolutely perfect for Sail and ski trips. 

There are 6 double cabins where 5 have bunk beds and 1 has a double bed. On board there are also 5 toilets and showers and a fresh water tank of 2000 litres. The saloon is big and comfortable to relax and eat in. The staff on board prepare meals in a well-equipped kitchen.

The reliable Perkins Saber diesel engine helps us when the wind isn't blowing our way. Duen III also has all modern navigation equipment such as GPS, navaids compass, VHF, Navionics chart system, anemometer, sonar, radar etc. For our safety, there is complete safety equipment with two lifeboats, one for 12 people and one for 6 people. A 9 kw generator ensures that we have the electricity we need. There is also air conditioning and a diesel heater that ensures a comfortable temperature on board.


Program for the week
This is a standard program that may have to be adjusted due to snow conditions, tide, weather and wind.


Day 1, Friday
You arrive in Tromsö, we meet and the skipper welcomes us aboard. The boat is in Tromsö harbour and easily accessed by bus transfer from the airport. When all are on-board we leave Tromsö for Vanöya and Arnöya. After 5-6 hours of sailing we will arrive at the harbour where the first night will be spent. Check in on the boat from 4 pm.

Day 2, Saturday

Our first tour day will offer several pleasant, easier tour options on Vanöya and Arnöya (situated side by side). We start off quite easy to get an impression of the group. Today we will make 600-700 meters vertical.
When we return from the tour the boat is waiting for us and after a coffee break we will move on to Ulvyöa, about 3-4 hours sailing.
In the evenings you have the possibility to go fishing, from the boat or by taking the dinghy for a spin.

Day 3, Sunday

Today's tour crosses the island Ulvöya. We start from our morning position, hike up the mountain and ski down on the other side. We will arrive in Hamnäs where the boat meets up and we can fill up our provisions. The night will be spent in the harbour.

Day 4, Monday
When we wake up in Hanmäs we have several tour options. We can go straight up from the harbour, or start the day by sailing two hours to Koppangen. When coming down to the boat we only have 1,5 hour sailing to Lyngseidet where we have dinner and spend the night.

Day 5, Tuesday

Lyngseidet is the biggest society on the peninsula of Lyngen. Today's tour options are Rörnestinden rising 1041 meters above sea level or Kavringtinden 1289 meters vertical. Both peaks give you a wonderful view over the ocean both on the eastern and western side of Lyngen. The afternoon sailing takes us to the northern side of Lyngen where we dock in Norlenangen.

Day 6, Wednesday

Storgalten, "The big pig", despite its name, a beauty rising straight up from the harbour and is our given goal for today. With a vertical of 1219 meters it offers great skiing.
In the afternoon we sail to Åldervika.

Day 7, Thursday

Last tour day for this week. We have the beautiful Ulltind before us, yet another great skiing experience with a sea view. The tour starts in Olderdalen and ends on the other side of the mountain in Snarby where the boat will be waiting for us.
Today's sailing will take us back to Tromsö. It is about three hours sailing.
The last night will be spent in the harbour close to Tromsö.

Day 8, Friday 
Time to go home. Check out from the boat at 11.00 am.

If you like you can extend your trip and stay extra nights in Tromsö. 


• Guide service by certified mountain guide (UIAGM/IFMGA) all week (6 days skiing)
• All safety equipment for back county off-piste skiing and glacier skiing (transceiver, shovel, probe, rope and harness)
• Sailing boat with skipper
• Accommodation on-board the boat including breakfast, lunch pack for the ski tours and dinners, 6 nights
• Wonderful ski tours with a sea view


Not included
• Flight and transports to/from Tromsö
• Personal equipment for ski touring


• Skis with ski touring bindings or splitboard 
• Climbing skins
• Crampons
• Poles, adjustable with big baskets 
• Ski touring boots
• Back pack, about 30-45 litres 
• Clothes for skiing
• Two baselayers
• Down jacket or fleece lightweight
• Extra gloves
• Sunglasses
• Ski goggles
• Sun block (minimum factor SPF 20)
• Swin suite 



As soon as the season is over in Lyngen will we move further up North to Alta.  

We offer two trips to Alta together with Duen III at the end of May.


10 - 17 May Tromsö - Alta

17 - 24 May Alta - Alta


More information
If you have any questions about this trip, please contact

Number of days: 6 days skiing, 6 nights accommodation on the boat.

Price: 39900 SEK per person in a group with a minimum of 6 participants

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