Exposé - The Guest

Firebird and Team are well into their Arctic Adventure season in Northern Norway.

Having completed our penultimate trip, we speak to one of our guests, Jonas, about his highlights whilst on board.

What attracted you to Sail & Ski in the Arctic?

Being a keen skier and growing up by the ocean means the combination of Sail & Ski is the perfect adventure for me. What attracted me to go on a ski trip in the Arctic is the majestic scenery and amazing skiing Lyngen has to offer. I had not visited the Lyngen area until my trip with Firebird, but I had heard great things and the trip definitely exceeded my expectations. The scenery is mind blowing and the skiing offers a wide variety of terrain from steep couloirs to wide open bowls for all levels of skiers.

Why is ski touring in Northern Norway so special?

It almost looks like the peaks of the alps were planted in the ocean, making Northern Norway very unique. I also believe that having access to a boat while in Lyngen really enhances the experience. It is much quicker and more comfortable to get around on Firebird and you can access places you are unable to get to if you travel by car.

What is your favourite thing about being on board Firebird?

The crew and the warm welcome you get every time you come back from a long ski tour! Being met by amazingly prepared snacks, cheese boards and cakes in the afternoon makes the experience onboard Firebird luxurious. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff really makes you feel part of a big family.

If you could pack one luxury item hiking up the mountain what would it be?

Electric boot warmers! Luckily, Firebird have these onboard so we start the day with toasty toes.

What was your favourite Arctic Activity besides skiing and sailing?

Being a dog owner (a Husky to be precise) I have to say that I am a big fan of the dogsledding. Next time I might bring my dog so he can pull me up the mountains and meet the thousands of friends in the area ;)

Firebird is taking bookings for 2019 so contact charter@firebird-yachting.com to register interest now!

March-May 2019 - Lyngen Alps
May/June 2019 - Svalbard

Jonas with his dog, Flash.

Jonas with his dog, Flash.

Morning onboard, skis at the ready.

Morning onboard, skis at the ready.

Firebird sailing in Lyngsfjord in the afternoon.

Firebird sailing in Lyngsfjord in the afternoon.