Arctic Haute Route - Ski touring above the Arctic Circle
Come join us for Norway’s most beautiful ski touring cruise – The Arctic Haute Route. You will sail on the nostalgic Hurtigruten ship MS Nordstjernen (1956), tagging along the beautiful Atlantic coastline between Bodø and the Arctic capital Tromsø - to some of the secret skiing spots of Northern Norway.
Read more about the different destinations in this itinerary overview. Please note that the itinerary below shows the Arctic Haute Route from Tromsø to Bodø. For the trip from Bodø to Tromsø the itinerary is reversed.
26 March, 2 April and 23 April 2017Departs From Tromsø, Norway
In the Arctic Capital
On Sunday you will board MS Nordstjernen in Tromsø, the largest city in Northern Norway with 71.000 inhabitants. If you arrive early, there are plenty of cultural and historic sites in and around Tromsø for you to enjoy. Especially the famous Cathedral Ishavskatedralen is worth a visit. The ship leaves Tromsø harbor at six o’clock heading for Senja and Gryllefjorden and an action packed first day. Dinner is served at seven o’clock. Remember to get some sleep!
Hitting the mountains!
Hit the local mountains on Senja with Store Hesten, Kvænan, Keipen, Segla, Litjemoa, Breitind, Stormoa and Grytetippen as possible summit destinations. Together with our certified guides you will find the trip best suited you! For those who want to stay near the boat there will be organized trips for sea kayaking, fishing and sea eagle spotting. After a day out exploring you will be served an après ski on MS Nordstjernen before dinner. At five o’clock we will set sail towards Andørja and another action packed day!
The adventure continues
Start the day by checking the local weather and own ambitions with Snøtind, Langlitind, Klåptind and Kråktindene all being possible mountain peak destinations. If you want to give skiing a break, this is the day for whale spotting. Sea kayaking and fishing is also possible. Get on board in the evening for an après ski and dinner whilst the ship sails for Henningsvær in Lofoten around five o’clock.
To the Lofoten mountains
Location: Lofoten and Bodø
Join us on another epic day in the mountains with Blåtinden, Rundfjellet, Torskmann, Sautetind – Pilan, Kvittind and Geitgaljartind as possible destinations. Want to give the mountains a break? Try sea kayaking or do some fishing. There will also be organized a guided historic walk in Henningsvær with a visit to the arty Kaviar Factory and Gallery Lofoten as main attractions. Make sure to join our final après ski at three. We will arrive in Bodø at six o’clock in order to reach the airport.
If you wish to stick around in Bodø for another day, you can stay an extra night on MS Nordstjernen. You can arrange it with the crew on board or give us a call before your voyage to Norway!