ski touring TRIP IN NORWAY
DESTINATION SVALBARD: AN ArCTIC ADVENTURE, CLOSE TO THE NORTH POLE
Svalbard is an archipelago of more than 60,000 km2 located between Norway and the North Pole. In this pristine arctic desert, you’ll experience intense, rewarding days accompanied by the sun that never sets.
Escape and embark with us on a sturdy and comfortable boat for this 8-day adventure. During our journey, we’ll enjoy fantastic snow and the most beautiful slopes of the Great North.
As we travel through the fjords, we ‘ll meet seals, elephant seals, polar bears and other wildlife that inhabit this incredible world. An programme combining ski touring and exploration that will satisfy your skis and captivate your curiosity.
5 clients per guide 8-day program
Day 1 :
The starting point of our trip is the city of Longyearbyen, where the airport of the same name is located. This is the most northern airport in the world offering regular services.
Longyearbyen is located on the main island of the Svalbard archipelago, called Spitsbergen.
We’ll meet you at the airport and bring you to the hotel.
Days 2 to 8 :
On the 2nd day, you’ll embark on the Valiente, your floating base camp for this expedition.
It’s the peak season of the famous “Midnight Sun” and you’ll enjoy days when the sun never completely disappears. After settling into your cabins and discovering the boat, you’ll meet the crew and guides. We’ll have the safety briefing and also cover instructions concerning life on the boat.
Afterwards, we’ll set sail to Isfjorden, admiring the immaculate universe surrounding us. We’ll sail towards the north of Spitsbergen, a wild region where we’ll be completely alone for the next few days.
For the next 7 days we’ll sail through the meandering fjords of Spitsbergen in search of the best areas and the most beautiful ski slopes.
Of course our ski adventures will be accompanied by other activities. We’ll be able to go kayaking, do zodiac excursions to observe the local wildlife or explore small islands.
Throughout your stay, the chef will be on hand to concoct excellent, hot, invigorating meals.
Day 9 :
We’ll return to Longyearbyen harbor, returning from our escapade in an idyllic and isolated world. Then, it’ll be time to catch your return flight.
Flexibility is the key word for Arctic travel. This programme is subject to change depending on ice, weather and local conditions.
The Valiente expedition ship is a sturdy, steel vessel, designed to withstand harsh Arctic conditions. It measures 21 meters length.
The ship offers 6 cabins, most of them with private bathrooms and showers. The living room is large enough to sit down to enjoy meals and chat.
To enjoy the scenery and the aurora borealis, the ship’s beautiful deck is ideal.
The Valiente has been specifically equipped for trips and expeditions with a light semi-rigid boat, two folding kayaks, large water and fuel tanks, high-performance safety & rescue equipment and state-of-the-art communication equipment.
$7,500 per person
From June 7 to June 15, 2021
June 15 to 23, 2021
Supervision by qualified mountain guides
One night in a hotel in Longyearbyen including breakfast (before boarding).
Group transfers from the airport to the hotel and from the boat to the airport
All service taxes and miscellaneous port fees
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board the boat
Landings ashore during the trip and zodiac excursions according to weather and local conditions
Passport and visa fees
Skiing or hiking equipment
Cancellation insurance (recommended) Repatriation insurance (mandatory)
Excess baggage fees
Beverages and other charges on board ship or at the hotel
Tips for guides and staff
A GLIMPSE OF WHAT AWAITS YOU
WHY GO WITH HELISKI RUSSIA?
- A French structure registered with Atout France
- Pioneers of heliskiing in Kamchatka with more than 15 years experience in the field
- Professional IFMGA-certified guides specialized in Russia
- The advantage of having a single point of contact during all stages of the trip organization (reservation, payment, practical and administrative information, etc.).