Ready to level up from surfing and skiing in the same day? Then it’s time to head to the Fjords of Norway. By Stacey Leasca
Up Norway, a luxury travel curator, created a new experience ski enthusiasts need to add to their to-do lists ASAP. It’s a journey that takes guests to the Sunnmore Alps, famous for both its alpine skiing and fjord views, for mornings filled with skiing and afternoons filled with sailing.
The Skiing and Sailing trip in the Fjords of Norway
The Ski and Sail Journey couples guided summit-to-fjord runs with a private boat trip around Hjørundfjord. Guests can even opt for an extended option, which includes an overnight stay aboard an expedition ship that takes guests to different runs throughout the fjord.
The four-day Ski and Sail Journey begins in the city of Ålesund. There, travellers will get the chance to view the colourful art nouveau architecture and enjoy a local meal while watching fishing boats pass by. Then, it’s out into the wilderness.
Guests on the Ski and Sail Journey will meet their private ski instructor and set sail through the Hjørundfjord on a private 40-foot boat as they make their way to Storfjord. For the next two nights, guests will sleep at a five-star boutique hotel that provides panoramic views of the glorious land outside.
During the day, guests will ski from the mountaintops down to the fjords. At the base, they’ll have the chance to warm up in an outdoor sauna and dig into more local meals prepared by the fireside.
Four days not enough for you? Up Norway also invites guests to combine the Ski and Sail Journey with a getaway to Svalbard. On that trip, guests can search for the Northern Lights, go dog sledding, and seek out winter wildlife including whales, seals, reindeer, and even polar bears.
The Ski and Sail Journey is available from January through April with pricing starting at USD 2,016 (INR 1,51,225) per person based on six guests travelling together. For more information or reservations, visit Up Norway.