Arctic Ski & Sail: "A dream come true"

For physician and ski enthusiast Solweig Harling, Hurtigruten Arctic Ski & Sail in 2017 was a tough yet beautiful adventure. Read her story below.

"Can there be any country more beautiful than Norway, where seas and mountains meet?

I had heard about skiing and sailing in northern Norway, and considered travelling part of the route with
Hurtigruten. Then I saw Arctic Ski & Sail. To stay on the ship MS Nordstjernen, with its distinguished history, excellent staff, and delicious food and drink, cruising between mountains and seas - it was a dream come true! We were transported to fabulous mountains, reaching summits with fantastic views.

Everything was well-organised by our knowledgeable, sympathetic guides. After an entire day of trudging up and taking magical runs and then returning to the Nordstjernen for an an amazing after ski on deck, you meet new friends while the ship sails on to the next ski touring adventure.

You just can't describe this magic; it must be experienced. It is so beautiful and so tough that it hurts both your body and soul and leaves everyone deeply moved - no one is left untouched. It is a rare privilege to be able to experience this."

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This is why you travel with Hurtigruten

Wilderness skiing in the Arctic is a world unto itself. The ravishing landscape of the far north creates magic for skiers with views and slopes that take your breath away.

Hurtigruten has more than a hundred years of experience serving the communities of northern Norway. We put that expertise to use on our Ski & Sail cruise, to help you discover the very best skiing in the Arctic.

Wake up to a new adventure every day, perfectly suited for your passion for skiing. Whether you just want to get some more practice in your randonee gear, or want a more extreme, adrenaline filled experience – we will always find a route that matches your needs.

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