Grand Skiing has been guiding sail/ski expeditions to Svalbard since 2014. In conjunction with Northern Alpine Guides and Skydancer Sailing, we run 7 day expeditions to the North-West coast of Spitsbergen, an Arctic island in the Svalbard Archipelago, where you have the chance to see Walruses, Polar Bears, Arctic Fox, and Whales. We run our trips in May and early June to ensure the fjords are ice free.
Guests can expect long days ski touring followed by fresh cooked meals aboard the Skydancer. Terrain includes couloirs that rise directly from the sea, wide open faces, and classic glaciated ski-tours. With 24 hours of daylight, we have the opportunity to ski around the clock to enjoy the best conditions available.
The Skydancer accommodates 8 guests and 2 guides. Captain Nick and Second Mate/Chef Torill have an enormous amount of experience sailing in the Arctic Ocean and Barents Sea. They live aboard the Skydancer year-round and open their home to us for these few weeks a year. There is no more hospitable place to come back to after a long day in the mountains.
WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2018! These trips are very popular and book well in advance. We have limited space available for 2018.
MAY 4 - 11
MAY 14 - 21
MAY 23 - 30
JUNE 1 - 8