Svalbard – North Western Territories,
Norway

2,850 EUR / £2,402 per person*

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*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

8 nights

On this voyage we walk in the footsteps of explorers of the past who used this part of Spitsbergen as a stepping off point for attempts on the North Pole. Expect to see what remains of the attempts on the pole, nature, bird and marine life, abandoned settlements, spectacular fjords, mountains and glaciers and to take away with you wonder and intrigue that only the high Arctic can provide.

Trip Start: 12 August 2017

Trip End: 20 August 2017

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

Bavaria 50 “Humla”

Vessel Length

50 foot

Skipper

Yes

Berth

Single + double cabins, max 10

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

50% and strict

See deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • Experienced skipper/instructor on board
  • All food eaten on board
  • 8 nights’ accommodation onboard the boat
  • Expenses for diesel, gas, harbour fees etc.
  • Free use of equipment like ribs, kayaks etc.

Additional

  • Upgrade to a boat with hot water/shower and a private double cabin (on a shared basis) with fresh linen sheets with the 1,200 NOK / £115 comfort upgrade.
  • Visits to restaurants, museums, galleries etc during the trip.
  • Alcohol is not provided but you can bring your own. Consumption is always at the discretion of the skipper
  • Travel to and from boats not included

Practical Info

  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • A reasonable level of fitness recommended.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Take an internal flight within Norway to Longyearbyen.

Getting back

Take an internal flight within Norway from Longyearbyen.

Travel assistance

Need help booking travel and accommodation for your trip? We have teamed up with STA Travel. Their experts will assist you with all your travel requirements. Please enquire when booking.

ITINERARY

Svalbard North Western Territories, Norway

Join: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, 12 August 2017

Leave: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, 20 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!).

KIT LIST

Sailing boots

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)

Hat

Balaklava

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Glove liners

Hand warmers

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

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Warm sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require

INSURANCE

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

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