Ski from a yacht off the northern coast of Norway’s Arctic ALTA area. Its a super remote place to visit and the coastline has very little access except by boat.The aim is to sail around the coastline and pick off some quality ski tours catching the best snow. Each day sailing to a new anchor next to some fine ski tour. Its unlikely we will see another person, boat or skier. Fresh tracks guaranteed.
The yacht Goxsheim is a well kitted out sailing boat, very comfortable with its own chef. Its got a fantastic reputation for quality of accommodation and has one of the most experienced crews in the area. I am putting a group together with another Guide 9 in total, 2 guides 7 clients. The other Guide is a good friend of mine and also knows the area well. Ideally I’m looking for 4 interested skiers.
The cost of the trip will be around 1550 norwegian krone(approx £1550) per person for the boat accommodation , transfer to the boat and all the food. My Guides fee/expenses will be split between group. Guides fee £2400. £600 each. The Guides fee covers my travel, any gear hire, and my travel to the boat. There would be a deposit required for your place on the boat. £1000
Norwegian boat Goxsheim and skipper the legendary Charles Wara and a great cook. For
details see www.gox.no Facebook GOXSHEIM
Friday 14 April 1700 in Oksfjord. Minibus transfer from ALTA airport leaving mid
afternoon depending flight times. 2 hours transfer. Its a good plan to fly up from Oslo on
Thursday to Alta, overnight in Hotel. Norwegian or SAS offer good prices.
Friday 21 April 0900 to connect with midday Norwegian Airlines flights ALTA to OSLO. Connections to
Zurich or UK gets you home the same day.
Bookings for the boat are generally made 2 years ahead so this is a good opportunity for this coming winter.
Generally around the £250 including extra ski bags at the moment. Norwegian airlines fly to Alta from Gatwick, Manchester, Geneva, Zurich, Edinburgh, Birmingham. As the Oslo /Alta flights leaves in the morning at 9.20am most folk will either fly to Alta all the way on Thursday (Good from Gatwick) or fly to Oslo on the Thursday then overnight in Oslo and then take the Friday morning flight to Alta.