Sail to Ski Lyngen Alps

We begin our trip in the village of Tromso, located on the Lyngen peninsula in the far northern reaches of mainland Norway. The peninsula, as well as the surrounding islands, are dominated by mountains and surrounded by deep fjords. Raising from sea level to just over 6,000 feet, Jiekkevvare is the highest mountain in the range, with an average peak around 4,000 feet. Alpine in character, and almost entirely above the tree line, this small mountain range is ideal for backcountry skiing… Especially if you have a boat!!!
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Sail to Ski Lyngen Alps is quite the experience!

Basing on a boat is a great way to enjoy a ski vacation. We have no commute. We wake up every morning only minutes from clipping into our skis. At the end of the day, we step onto the boat to Apres Ski with all our friends as we motor to our next destination.

Our hosts, Nick and Estella are also a big part of the experience. The SkyDancer is their home, and aboard we are invited into their world. All the meals are outstanding and plentiful. Dinner is served family-style, and always plentiful and tasty. Breakfast is more buffet style, so we can all eat when we choose as we prepare for our day. Lunch is sandwiches and other snacks the each of us will choose and put together on our own from leftover breakfast and other goodies Estella sets out for us.


Day 1

Transport to Sailboat

Move into your room, organize gear, briefing and dinner. Plan on moving onto the boat between 10 and 1pm. You should plan on using the morning to buy alcohol, specialty items or any last minute needs.

Day 2

6 full days of backcountry skiing/ Ski mountaineering.

full days of backcountry skiing/ Ski mountaineering.
Boat living, all meals, scenery and good times with friends new and old.

Day 8



  • 2 IFMGA/AMGA certified Mountain Guides
  • Ship Captain and Chef/Deckhand
  • 7 nights accommodations on SkyDancer
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trip
  • Towels and bedding
  • Memories to last a life time



  • Flight to and from Tromso
  • Hotels before or after the trip
  • Alchohol
  • Personal Insurance
  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name April 13-20
    Start Wednesday October 20, 2021
    End Wednesday October 20, 2021
    1 - 8 Pax
    Available Seats: 8

    person ( 1 - 8 Pax ) $4,800.00 $0.00 /Person

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Ski Lyngen Norway  Gear List

Skis With Alpine Touring bindings
We recommend a TOURING SKI with a waist between 105cm and 116. Skis should be equipped with touring binding, preferably TECH STYLE BINDINGS.

Ski Poles

Climbing Skins
SKINS need to be in good condition and cut to fit your ski.

Ski Touring Boot
BOOTS need to be compatible with your bindings. Boots must have a walk mode.

Ski Crampons
SKI CRAMPONS must be compatible with you bindings and ski waist width.

Boot Crampons
We highly recommend ALUMINUM CRAMPONS. Make sure they work with your ski boots.

HARNESS must fit over ski clothing, be light weight and in good condition. You should also have 2 locking carabiners and a belay device.

Ice Axe
ICE AXE needs to be light weight and short (Less than 55cm).

Ski Backpack
A GOOD SKI PACK should be light weight and have a dedicated pocket for your avalanche rescue gear and be between 35-50 liters.

Avalanche Rescue Gear
You will need a SHOVEL and PROBE. The Shovel should have an extendable handle, an aluminum blade and fit into you pack without sticking out. Make sure your probe is in working order.

Avalanche Beacon
Your beacon should be a MODERN DIGITAL BEACON. Come with new batteries in your beacon.

Ski Helmet
While we don’t require you to ski with a HELMET we do highly recommend it.

Light or medium weight BEANIE.

Buff/Neck Gaiter
We recommend a LIGHTWEIGHT BUFF as it has many uses.

We really like GOGGLES WITH CHANGEABLE LENSES for use in bright and low light. They should also be compatible with your helmet.

Sun Glasses
Even if you always prefer to ski in goggles, SUN GLASSES are needed for the up. Goggles will get fogged with sweat.

Warm Gloves
How warm depends on you. We recommend a durable well fitting SKI GLOVE.

Light Gloves
Lighter weight gloves are recommended for hiking up to reduce sweating.

Hard Shell Jacket
Waterproof/breathable JACKET WITH VENTILATION.

Light Insulating Jacket

Mid to Heavy Insulating Jacket
When temps are cold, you will be happy for a nice WARM JACKET.

Top Base Layer
We really like SUN HOODIES.

Ski Pants
We recommend a LIGHT OPTION or a more WATERPROOF OPTION.

Bottom Base Layer

Ski Socks

50 SPF or greater. Make sure your tube is not old as sunscreen can lose it’s effectiveness over time.

Lip Screen
Make sure it has SPF.

Small First Aid Kit
This should contain blister repair material, over the counter pain killers and a few bandaids. We will have a full sized med kit on the boat as well as field kits with the guides.