Join Ice Axe Expeditions in 2022 For Skiing and Sailing Deep Within the Arctic Circle

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Join Ice Axe Expeditions on this intimate and exciting backcountry ski expedition to just 600 miles south of the geographic North Pole. Spend your days exploring untouched terrain on the remote and beautiful Svalbard. Experience the breathtaking scenery and wildlife that draws enthusiasts from around the globe, while skiing virtually untracked landscapes that remain the world’s best secret.

This trip is in a truly remote and wild environment with wildlife and glaciated peaks surrounding that ofter world-class skiing. Travel by sailboat among the majestic mountains and glaciers that rise directly from the sea, it will be an experience of a lifetime. We will sail to a new location every day using our expedition. equipped and beautiful two mast oak ship, the Donna Wood.

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It is a trip for travelers wanting to experience something unique, wild, breathtaking, and beautiful. No matter if you’re an experienced or intermediate backcountry enthusiast, we welcome you aboard our Ski & Sail adventure.


Aboard the Donna Wood

  • WEEK1: May 1st – 9th (SOLD OUT)
  • WEEK 2: May 9th – 17th (SOLD OUT)
  • WEEK 3: May 17th – 25th (2 SPOTS LEFT)
  • WEEK 4: May 25th – June 2nd (7 SPOTS LEFT)

Aboard Alma

  • WEEK1: May 2nd – 8th (SOLD OUT)
  • WEEK 2: May 8th – 16th (7 SPOTS LEFT)
  • WEEK 3: May 16th – 24th (3 SPOTS LEFT)
  • WEEK 4: May 24th – June 1st (7 SPOTS LEFT)


DAY 0: Arrive in Longyearbyen, Norway, and transfer to hotel.

DAY 1: Board the Donna Wood and begin the journey with almost endless daylight. Once onboard you will meet the crew and get briefed about safety and routines while sailing with on the Donna Wood. When getting acquainted with your allocated cabins, we will set sail out of Isfiorden and you can relax and enjoy the pristine scenery. We will be heading far north to Northern Spitsbergen where we will be on our own for the next few days.

DAY 2-8: We will cruise the fjords of Spitsbergen, Norway in search of excellent terrain and first descents. Trekking, kayaking, and wildlife zodiac cruises are also available. Our onboard chef will provide excellent warm meals.

DAY 9: Return Longyearbyen, Norway, and depart for the flight home.


Reserve your spot through this link.


(All photos courtesy of Ice Axe Expeditions)

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