Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen - Ski & Sail

Climb snow covered alpine mountains and ski downhill

Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen - Ski & Sail
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Title: Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen - Ski & Sail
Tripcode: NOO12-18
Duration: 7 nights
Ship: s/v Noorderlicht
Embarkation: Longyearbyen
Disembarkation: Longyearbyen
Language: English speaking voyage
Important: Ski mountaineering is an optional activity
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PLEASE NOTE: All activities on or off the vessel, such as (but not limited to) ski outings and Zodiac trips, are done at the passenger’s own risk. Oceanwide Expeditions is not liable for any damage, such as (but not limited to) bodily injury, illness, and death unless as a result of gross negligence. Furthermore, with the consent to participate in the ski mountaineering program, the passenger agrees to make no claims for reimbursement for shortened travel days due to reasons beyond the organization’s control, such as (but not limited to) conditions of weather and ice, avalanche threads, polar bears threats, and expedition staff injuries. On all our transactions, the general terms and conditions of Oceanwide Expeditions b.v. apply, registered at the Chamber of Commerce, Middelburg, the Netherlands. File nr.: 50590715. Upon request, a free copy will be provided. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: The boat is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on open sea, water depth, wind, and time). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or the other propulsion method. If sails are used, the crew operates them. Guests follow the safety instructions of the team. Average cruising speed for s/v Noorderlicht is 6 knots.

Day 1 - 8: Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen - Ski & Sail

This program is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who have mastered ski techniques both for ascent and descent in challenging snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves ski climbs on mountaintops averaging heights of 700—850 meters (2,300—2,800 feet) and downhill skiing from those points. Accumulated altitude you might climb over a given day can exceed 1,000 meters (3,280 feet). An accurate route cannot be determined in advance due to variable weather, sea, wildlife, and avalanche considerations. The map outlines a possible (but not final) route in the regions of Kongsfjorden, Isfjord, and Prins Karls Forland. This route serves as a rough guide only. The expedition leader makes the final decision as to the daily adjustments. Flexibility is paramount in this type of cruise. Ski mountaineers must bring their own equipment.

s/v Noorderlicht

s/v Noorderlicht is well suited for sailing among small islands and offers good open-deck viewing areas, also when under sail. Full ship info >>


Ski Mountaineering

Ski Mountaineering

Cabins & Prices

Twin Shared Inside

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  • 1 upper / lower berth
  • Shared shower & toilet
  • Wash basin
  • Storage space
  • Frosted glass in the cabin ceilings which provides some daylight into the cabins.
  • All cabins have shared shower & toilet facilities
  • s/v Noorderlicht has 4 showers and 5 toilets onboard which are conveniently located
Info Info
Sharing berth
3050 USD

Share your cabin with others for the best price

Single cabin
5185 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

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Complete cabin
6100 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.