ski & sail
in colaboration with
ski & sail in hjørundfjord,
a cultural adventure
Welcome to our all-inclusive ski, sail and cultural adventure that has been crafted together with our local partner Fjord Nature.
In our bespoke itinerary you will :
Sail from the coast into the narrow fjords where the mountain sides rise straight up from sea and up to 1700 meters above see level
Ski the best peaks available at the given time with local and experienced guides
Visit a road less 500 year old hillside farm restaurant that serves food harvested from their backyard
Have after ski at unique fjord pubs
Eat in a 600 years old guest house
Enjoy a floating fjord sauna - A natural spa and wellness experience
When you are travelling with us, you will contribute to local entrepreneurship.
This is sustainable luxury travel, the Norwegian way.
7 days to bespoke
WHO CAN JOIN THIS TRIP?
Solo travellers above 18
Families with kids (requires full charter)
For private charters:
No ski level required
No age limit.
Transport to the meeting point
Shower Towels. We will provide hand towels :)
This is a trip that requires you to be able to ski, at a moderate level. And that you are in good enough shape to climb anything from 1000 to about 1500 meters above sea level, several days in a row.
THIS IS A COMPLETE AND UNIQUE ADVENTURE
In addition to the fabulous ski sessions you will enjoy wellness, amazing food and cultural experiences EVERY DAY... All included in the price.
MEETING POINT & DEPARTURES
The trip starts and end in Ålesund
Departures: Selected days in February, March and April
Please check the dates for 2023 HERE
English - Spanish - Norwegian
MEETING AT THE PIER IN BROSUNDET/ÅLESUND
We gather in Brosundet in Ålesund, where Jolly will be waiting for you.
We will make our first dinner aboard and get to know each other. This is also a perfect moment to check your equipment and make sure that everything is fully functioning before we head for the fjords. In case you need to rent something for the days to come, Fjord Nature stands by your side and handles that.
We will leave as soon as we can and if we need to stay the first night in town and get up very early the next morning, that would be no problem. There will be equally much skiing and Ålesund is such a beautiful city.
The first ski trip of the tour! Our professional guide from Fjord Nature will meet us at the port where we will go through a short briefing about what's to come and the groups preconditions. We are on the famous Kolå Peninsula, which is an “El Dorado” of backcountry skiing in an area that has mountains as far as the eye can see. The exact peak will be defined by the conditions on the given day and determined during the briefing. What is certain is that when we reach the top we will have a unique view of sharp peaks in the east, which await us in the next following days and if we turn to the west, the coastal landscape with islands and the ocean is also a MARVELLOUS view of it’s own. A unique combination of coast, high mountains and fjords. Spectacular and panoramic views.
The after ski will be in Christian Gaard, one of the most beautiful fjord farms in the fjord.
NORWAYS FINEST FJORD CROSSING
The voyage continues in and towards Urke. This small village is known for its majestic surrounding mountains and has been visited by emperors, writers, kings and queens for centuries. This day we will follow our ancestors footsteps and perhaps we will reach as far up as mt. Slogen, a well-known mountain that’s called the Queen of the Sunnmørsalpane. Slogen rises from the fjord with its 1564 masl. The trip takes us from Urke and into Langsæterdalen. A valley that bears the mark of the old cultural history in Norway.
A wellness experience at the Urke fjord sauna accompanied with a dinner and after ski at the quay pub - Urke kaihus await for us this day
SÆBØ - A WELCOMING VILLAGE
After our lavish breakfast accompanied by homemade bread and freshly brewed coffee, the journey continues across the fjord and over to Sæbø. The locals claim it to be the navel of the world, so let’s find out. Sæbø is a welcoming village with lots of soul and using Sæbø as a starting point gives us many good alternatives for a fantastic day in the mountains. Skårasalen 1540 masl, a mountain that provides varied skiing combined with mountains and fjords. We go up one side of the mountain and ski down the other. This is a unique mountain that gives us the opportunity to enjoy first class skiing down the whole 1540 meters down to the fjord. Skår which is the village in the bottom is a small place with no road connection and only two inhabitants and a pub, quite special.
At the quay we will be picked up by our dearest home Jolly.
Tonight we will share a memorable last dinner and After Ski in Rekkedal Guest House, Rekkedal is an old family farm where some of the buildings are dated back to the 15th century.
SKI & SAIL BACK TO ÅLESUND
Even though this is our last day, we won’t let that be a damper for us and we will today as the other days take full advantage of it. Breakfast and morning coffee are served aboard and the journey continues to Store-Standal where the guide meets us at the quay and guides us safely up the mountains. Sore legs and feet are forgotten, and we give it all for our last day up to alp heaven. Skiing and smiling down again to Jolly and we sail out of the fjord and back to Ålesund with smiles on our faces and richer in our good memories and experience bank.
WHAT'S INCLUDED in the price?
A ski and sail adventure in a spacious, comfortable and beautiful sailing boat with professional crew
A front-row seat to the beautiful fjord and magnificent Norwegian coastline with unmatched photo spots
All boat related expenses such as gas, harbour fees and diesel
Professional and local ski guides.
ALL THE FOOD FOR THE TRIP
Lush and lavish Breakfast
Lunches (packed lunches for the ski tours)
Dinners on board
After ski with 3 fabulous dinners in Special and unique fjord restaurants/pubs
Snacks all day every day
We are providing delicious and high quality food on and off board.
Use of fishing equipment
Accommodation in a shared cabin - bunk or double bed - with a ready made bed with nice duvet and pillow.
A dive into the country's rich culture and natural beauty, as well as its fresh and sustainable food scene.
Warm suits and life vest
11 REASON OF why you should choose us
Because you will experience
Because you willl have the opportunity to see the auroras dancing in the sky!
We make all of your meals from scratch and put our pride into making you feel at home
We love what we do! that means, professional and happy crew
You will be visiting spectacular fjord farms with remarkable and delicious short range food, all included in the price
Your Presence has a positive impact in the places we visit. Enjoy a genuine sustainable holiday
after ski and the cultural scene
When you book our All Inclusive* Ski - Sail & Culture adventure, it also means that you will be having a taste of the fjords through our hand picked social and cultural scene as well.
You will be visiting unique countryside venues full of love and history managed with passion.
Get inspired because your upcoming moments are starting now!
* All the after ski experiences are included in the price, except the alcoholic drinks
AFTER SKI AND DINNER IN CHRISTIAN GAARD BYGDETUN
images from IG of @christiangaardbygdetun
Trandal is a small village where no one would believe that anyone lives.
Trandal has no road connection to the outside world, and communication must therefore take place by boat.
Here rests Christian Gaard, a super cosy fjord farm crammed to the hillside. It's here we find peace and unity glazed with astonishing views towards the pointed peaks that rises straight up from the fjord.
A view you can admire in eternity.
At the farm we will be served home made local food, accompanied with brew and a remarkable atmosphere.
A visit to Christian Gaard is a guaranteed memory for life.
URKE KAIHUS AND THE FJORD SAUNA WELLNESS EXPERIENCE
images from IG of @urkekaihus and @urkefjordsauna
Urke Kaihus is a old and authentic pack house reborn and made into a soulful fjord pub with local beer and local food.
We will be visiting this unique place which is located just a few meters away of the fjord sauna and the pier where we will be spending our night.
In the sauna you will have an experience of self care, wellness and LOTS of fun, and do you dare to jump in the icy water ? brr...
Since this is our last night together, we will crown it with a visit to Rekkedal Guest House.
This is an old family farm where some of the buildings are dated as far back as the 15th century.
Rekkedal Gjestehus specialises in tailoring food and wine experiences in a cultural-historical
breath taking environment.
Everything about this place is special, and the food is impeccable.
Lets enjoy our final out of the boat meal.
You should bring as little as possible but everything you need. Pack smart and efficiently, and bring your things in SOFT BAGS. A washing machine is available for small amounts of clothing (detergent included). It`s important to keep warm and stay dry while skiing & sailing so pack appropriately.
We will send you an email with a complete list with the ideal items to bring, but please check HERE if you want to read more.
WHAT TO BRING
Let us know if you need to rent any touring related equipment.
We can arrange most of the necessary hardware with our local partner.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK AVAILABILITY WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR BOOKING!