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Private charter S/Y Valiente

Arctic ski & sail on a classic yacht

Join us for ski & sail in Lyngen, Kvaløya, Senja, or Finnmark, and experience summit-to-sea skiing above the Arctic Circle in fantastic Northern Norway.

Exclusive Ski-Cruise

Arctic Ski & Sail on the classic yacht S/Y Valiente

Take a fantastic Arctic ski cruise to Lyngen, Senja or Finnmark aboard the classic yacht S/Y Valiente. Bring your group of friends, family or colleagues on this exclusive adventure.

Join us for three, four or seven full days north of the Arctic Circle. You’ll enjoy summit-to-sea skiing in Arctic powder, sail deep fjords fringed by peaked mountains; always surrounded by natural landscapes that take your breath away. Our own chef prepares all meals with delicious fresh, local food from the immediate area.

Charter the entire yacht and enjoy the luxury of there being only 6 guests onboard, along with 1 certified guide and 2 crew. An intimate atmosphere and great, flexible logistics for us to hunt for the best snow, the Northern Lights and fantastic skiing experiences in the North!


Ship S/Y Valiente
Language English and Norwegian
Skill level From beginner to experienced skiers
Duration 2 -7 days
Passengers 6 guests / 1 sertified guide
Season From March to June
Full board Regional food
Price Get in touch for offering
Not included Flights, alcohol and soft drinks
Payment terms & Conditions See terms
What's included?

Included in the price!

Duration 3, 4 or 7 days
Accommodation 3, 4 or 7 nights
Tailor-made tours
Certified guides
Expedition and sailing
All meals included
Free coffee / tea / fruit
Bus and tender boats
Jacuzzi on deck
After-ski and social environment
Lying at anchor, alone in a fjord, being transported by tenders, ski-touring over an island and skiing down to the sea, and then being picked up by the boat with a cold beer in hand. Doesn't get any better than this!”
Helge Finanger, gjest 2019
Arctic Ski & Sail

8 great reasons to go

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Arctic Ski & Sail

To sail in, climb to the summit and ski down to the sea is an unbeatable combination


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From summit to shoreline

Our ski tours start and return to the shoreline


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Northern Norway ski heaven

Pristine nature in Lyngen, Senja, Finnmark or Kvaløya.

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Jacuzzi on the deck

Enjoy a jacuzzi on the deck in the afternoon, make a few casts with the available fishing rods or wait until darkness and hop in then. Maybe you'll see the Northern Lights from the Jacuzzi!


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Local culinary expertise

Local food prepared with love.

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Small groups and certified guides

Your safety always comes first, and our tours are organised based on group ability. With two certified guides, we have the flexibility to split into two different groups.

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Boutique adventure

S/Y Valiente is our floating ski lodge, for the exclusive use of only 6-8 guests, 1-2 guides and 2 crew.


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Northern Lights

With luck we may see the spectacular Northern Lights dance across the night sky.


Sailing route

Bespoke private charter

Onboard S/Y Valiente, you’ll help decide the days itinerary in discussion with guides and crew. There’s a high level of flexibility to go to islands and mountain areas that are not accessible to anyone other than those coming by sea.

Enjoy the tranquillity of being alone in these remote areas of incredible, northern Norwegian nature! You’re transported to land with tenders, which makes it possible to start the tour from the shoreline and get picked-up on the other side of the island if you wish.

You charter the entire yacht for the company or group of friends and family, and we create the trip around your wishes. We’ll organise magical days with our certified guides, fully tailored to your requirements.

This is a truly bespoke adventure, with the experiences you want to include, tours/ski tours designed around ability levels and incredible, local food prepared by the yachts’ private chef.

In the afternoons after the trips we can arrange for social fun onboard or in the surrounding areas, before the yacht reaches the next destination. We promise spectacular scenery, fabulous local culture, superb culinary experiences and plenty of Norwegian “hygge”.

Different seasons with vastly different experiences; this is what makes Norway so unique, and even more so in Northern Norway. It’s a kingdom of contrasts, with summers where it is light all night contrasted by the winter months around the New Year where the sun never rises - the kingdom of the Northern Lights.

Here are places we can take you to, on wonderful adventures that start and end on S/Y Valiente.

The Yacht S/Y Valiente

Comfortable and unique expedition yacht

Stella Oceana was built in 1964 by a Swedish oil company that was in need of a smaller vessel to transport oil through the ice in the Northern Gulf of Bothnia. She retired as an oil transport vessel in 1990 and was rebuilt into a custom sailing yacht over a year and half with 11 million krones. The quality, detail and design of the rebuild was exceptional and has been extraordinarily well maintained for the last 3 decades.

At 118 tons, 25 meters long and 5 meters wide, this slim & heavy ship is extremely sturdy, steady, and sails smoothly with great fuel efficiency. Stella Oceana is a certified passenger ship and has an ice classification of 1c.

Aboard the vessel you will enjoy a large and comfortable saloon/ dining area, 4 twin cabins (8 pax), lots of deck space, Jacuzzi on front deck, and one tender boat with room for 10 pax.

25-meter-long ship with 2 twin cabins and 1 fourperson cabin, with all the facilities you need. – Norwegian Adventure Company
25-meter-long ship with 2 twin cabins and 1 fourperson cabin, with all the facilities you need.
Large and comfortable saloon. – Norwegian Adventure Company
Large and comfortable saloon.
2 twin cabins and 1 four person cabin in the pigg. 8 beds all together. – Norwegian Adventure Company
2 twin cabins and 1 four person cabin in the pigg. 8 beds all together.
Jacuzzi on front deck. – Norwegian Adventure Company
Jacuzzi on front deck.
Life onboard

An extraordinary experience on board your own yacht

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It is quite incredible to have your own chef, crew, guides and yacht, and to sail into the fjords where you lie at anchor surrounded by the next day's touring opportunities. Get up at sunrise and enjoy the first coffee out on the deck. Watch a couple of small fishing boats slowly pass by out to the fishing grounds, embrace the weather and prepare to be on your way.

An adventure based on S/Y Valiente is perhaps the ultimate form of Arctic ski & sail holiday in the north.

Being onboard S/Y Valiente is much more than a raw nature experience with fantastic ski touring. It is the freedom to choose, to be with those you want to spend quality time with, while adventuring to some of the most beautiful places in the north. This is the perfect private, social arena where you can share your experiences with your loved ones, friends or colleagues.

S/Y Valiente is a fantastic floating base for adventures, whether you want to enjoy yourself on the deck, relax in the lounge, hop in the jacuzzi or try your luck with one of the available fishing rods on board. The guides are always available for any questions you may have, and the ship's boat crew are attentive and helpful.

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You’re in safe hands with our certified guides who are knowledgeable local area experts and you’ll certainly learn some new tricks. Every afternoon we serve local snacks from the region for après-ski, followed by dinner and local food experiences.

During afternoons and evenings, light snow falls and sunsets are best experienced with others on the deck, where you feel the wind, weather and the sheer joy of being on tour.

Equipment and packing list

What to pack for the tour

Pack your ski gear in a large ski bag where you also have room for boots, helmets, skis, etc., and a large North Face bag (waterproof 100-140 L is recommended) for the rest of your gear and clothing. You can take the hiking bag and any boots on board the aircraft.

Bring mountain gear and clothing for three days of trips, and casual outfits for travel, dinner and social occasions. The atmosphere on board is relaxed and the cabins are small, so make a capsule collection and leave your fancy clothes at home!

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Ski touring rucksack (30 – 40 L)

Recommended tour equipment

  • Randonee /telemark ski/split board (ski-touring equipment can also be rented through our partner Intersport)
  • Bindings for skis / boards
  • Crampons for skis
  • Avalanche equipment; beacon, probe and shovel (can also be rented through our partner Intersport)
  • First aid box (with: Compeed plasters for rubbing, sports tape etc)
  • Thin gloves for the ascent, thicker gloves for the descent
  • Two hats (one thin hat for the ascent and one wool hat for the descent)
  • Wool underwear and socks
  • Helmet and goggles
  • Sunglasses and high factor sunscreen
  • Thin fleece jacket
  • Thin down jacket for cold days and rest breaks on the summits
  • Shell pants and jacket (wind and waterproof)
  • Small thermos for coffee, tea and hot water etc.
  • 2 water bottles of 1 - 1 1/2 litre
  • Small waterproof seating pad
Large bag (100 – 140 L)

Other things to take:

  • Pack in a large, waterproof bag to keep clothes and equipment dry
  • Casual clothes for dinner and socialising; jeans, chinos, sweaters, shirts, fleeces
  • Thick down jacket for cold mornings and evenings on deck
  • Thick winter boots for snowy and cold days
  • Trainers or low Gore-Tex shoes that you use on board
  • Extra batteries for the beacon
  • Extra socks and sports underwear (wool) for 3 days of trips
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Safety

Some of our guests have concerns about security and safety factors; avalanche risk, danger in steep terrain, professionalism of the guides, general risk assessment of the trips and whether they can expect to be seasick. Below you will find information about these aspects of the trip.

Safety first. Always.

Our guides on board are certified, with a great deal of experience. They are all professionals who guide hundreds of tours throughout the year, and have mastered the art in tailoring tours to suit different levels; from beginners to high level skiers.

The safety of our guests on tour is paramount. We focus on the joy of adventuring safely. Our goal is for you to have a wonderful ski-tour experience, with magnificent views and spectacular skiing from mountain to shoreline.

Mountains and routes are always chosen based on the current weather, snow and wind conditions, along with the guests' skiing ability and physical fitness level.

Our guides

Our certified guides are highly qualified professionals with extensive knowledge of the mountain ranges that surround the coast of Northern Norway. All guides are mountain experts; skiing, climbing, glacier walking and handling of equipment. They are safety and avalanche trained according to international standards for mountain guides.

The guides are keen to share their knowledge and expertise about snow conditions, mountains and routes with the guests along the way, and are happy to discuss their evaluations. With certified guides controlling the tour risk assessment, it will be easier for our guests to enjoy views, scenery and free riding in the North.

Sea sickness

If you have concerns about being seasick, we can reassure you that we sail close to land and rarely in open sea areas for most of the voyage. In our experience guest seasickness has been limited to being very minimal, if at all. If any of our guests should still experience discomfort, we always have sea sickness tablets available on board.

Tours for different ability levels

Our certified guides facilitate tours for all levels of ability - from beginner and advanced to highly skilled summit tour enthusiasts. Our guides conduct meetings every night, going through maps, snow conditions and possible mountain options for the next day's tours with guests.

In this way we can ensure that you participate in a tour that best meets your expectations with unforgettable daily trips and travel.

Booking

Sailing Itinerary

We sail from Tromsø to Lyngen or Senja, or Finnmark.

All sailings are private charter which means that you rent the entire ship with room for a maximum of 8 guests. We arrange the travel itinerary, packing list and detailed programme in advance of the trip, based on your requirements, the weather, snow and wind conditions.

Reviews

Hear it from our guests

Erik Flågan

"Topp opplegg!"

5
23.04.2019
Erik Villum

"Incredible skiing and hospitality in majestic surroundings. You rock."

5
03.04.2019
Helge Finanger

"Ligge for anker, alene i en fjord, transporteres inn med tenderbåter, gå over en øy og stå på ski ned til havet, for så å bli hentet av båten med en kald øl i hånden. Blir ikke bedre enn dette!"

5
03.04.2019

Proud sponsors

Intersport – Norwegian Adventure Company partner
Mercedes Benz – Norwegian Adventure Company partner
Chaqwa – Norwegian Adventure Company partner
Coca Cola – Norwegian Adventure Company partner
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