Take an internal flight within Norway to Longyearbyen.
Take an internal flight within Norway from Longyearbyen.
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Svalbard North Western Territories, Norway
Join: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, 11 August 2017
Leave: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, 19 August 2017
Our aim this week is to explore the north-western territories of Spitsbergen; an area especially rich in polar history where you can still see the remains of the attempts of explorers of old to reach the north-pole.
The area is also very rich in nature and wild-life. We will sail through the nights when we sail, but in between we anchor and spend time ashore. You’ll learn to handle the sailboat and be involved in the running of the ship. You will be aquainted with high lattitude sailing, and you will learn all about Svalbard; it’s history, nature, wildlife, birdlife, and much more!
Here are the highlights of this arctic sailing and wildlife adventure:
– The abandoned Russian city The Pyramid.
– Kongsfjord and New-Ålesund – the world’s northernmost settlement.
– The beautiful Magdalena-fjord.
– Amsterdam-island and the pioneer settlement of Smeerenburg.
– The Newton-Summit; the highest peak of Svalbard.
– The north-west corner of Spitsbergen.
– The edge of the ice sheet (depending on its position and the weather!).
Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)
Waterproof sailing kit (two sets are recommended. Heavy gear for on-board and lighter kit for trips ashore)
Sailing gloves – 2 sets
Hot water bottle
Clothes for on-board and on shore
A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)
A water bottle
Thermals, two sets
Thick socks, two sets
Sun glasses (polarized)
Sun cream – SPF50+
Small quick dry towel
USB cord to charge your phone
Warm sleeping bag
Printed out Insurance details
Any medication you require