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27th April 2020 to 6th May 2020

Arctic Norway- Spring

£2250 Per person

Deposit Payment in full
Follow in the wake of the Vikings as you cross the Arctic Circle and explore the unforgettable fjord lands of Norway
Nights onboard
9
Vessel type
57ft Steel Expedition Yacht
Vessel length
57ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Twin (only 4 guest berths + 2 crew)
Insurance Required
Yes

Explore some of the most picturesque areas of Norway as the snow melts, the flowers bloom and the landscapes burst with colour

9 nights: 27 April - 06 May 2020

£2,250 per person

Follow in the wake of the Vikings and explore the ever-unfolding beauty of this breath-taking arctic landscape as you sail down the coast of Norway. Venturing through fjords and past mountains, you will view the hidden corners of this stunning coastline from the unique vantage point of a steel expedition yacht.

For an unforgettable adventure, you will sail your way through 400nm of stunning landscape, crossing the Arctic Circle and working your way south through the sheltered, intricate inside passages and islands. The carefully selected anchorages each evening allow you time to enjoy other activities, including photography, hiking, fishing, or even kayaking and paddleboarding.

With opportunities aplenty for exploring onshore as well as offshore, a small number of guests onboard means that the skipper can tailor the route so that you can experience the areas that best suit your interests. The possibility of some overnight sailing passages makes the most out of your time onboard, as you sail to where the adventure is.

Day 1: Joining the expedition

Join the expedition yacht in Alesund, a port town with regular flights in arctic Norway. Following a warm welcome on board, you will be shown around the boat and given the chance to familiarise yourself with the yacht and the itinerary. After settling in, explore the town, with its art nouveau architecture and stunning views. Dinner will be provided on board on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crew members.

Day 2: Setting sail

Following initial safety briefings, you will head out of port and set sail for the first time. The sheltered and spectacular fjords provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and trial some of the research equipment. There will be plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the arctic landscape.

Day 3-8: Fjord Norway

For the main part of the expedition, you will work your way south through the inside passages and islands, with a front row seat to highlights such as the famous Torghatten, a mountain that you can walk through, and the Svartisen glacier. Aiming for beautiful anchorages with wonderful surroundings, you will anchor up and get even closer to nature as you enjoy the other activities available. Head back to the boat for dinner and relax and unwind, enjoying the pace of life far from the hectic modern world.

Day 9: Arrival in Bodø

The last day will be spent enjoying the scenery of Northern Norway before heading into port in Bodø where you will moor up for the night. This is your final evening on board with dinner and will be a time to swap stories and photos from the expedition with your crew.

Day 10: Leaving the boat

Breakfast will be provided on board and you can say your goodbyes before you either head home or explore more of Bodø and the rugged landscape surrounding this area.

Please note that the itinerary provided above is provided to illustrate the general areas visited on the expedition. The exact itinerary followed will be chosen each day by your skipper in order to make the best use of the weather conditions.

  • Accommodation on board, including bedding and duvet.
  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board.
  • Use of onboard equipment, including SUP
  • Use of an expedition sailing suit and offshore standard lifejacket.
  • Professional and qualified crew.
  • Use of our rib to get ashore and explore.
  • Travel to and from the boats
  • Food ashore

Open to beginner sailors.

Alesund, Norway

Bodø, Norway

Day 1: Joining the expedition

Join the expedition yacht in Alesund, a port town with regular flights in arctic Norway. Following a warm welcome on board, you will be shown around the boat and given the chance to familiarise yourself with the yacht and the itinerary. After settling in, explore the town, with its art nouveau architecture and stunning views. Dinner will be provided on board on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crew members.

Day 2: Setting sail

Following initial safety briefings, you will head out of port and set sail for the first time. The sheltered and spectacular fjords provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and trial some of the research equipment. There will be plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the arctic landscape.

Day 3-8: Fjord Norway

For the main part of the expedition, you will work your way south through the inside passages and islands, with a front row seat to highlights such as the famous Torghatten, a mountain that you can walk through, and the Svartisen glacier. Aiming for beautiful anchorages with wonderful surroundings, you will anchor up and get even closer to nature as you enjoy the other activities available. Head back to the boat for dinner and relax and unwind, enjoying the pace of life far from the hectic modern world.

Day 9: Arrival in Bodø

The last day will be spent enjoying the scenery of Northern Norway before heading into port in Bodø where you will moor up for the night. This is your final evening on board with dinner and will be a time to swap stories and photos from the expedition with your crew.

Day 10: Leaving the boat

Breakfast will be provided on board and you can say your goodbyes before you either head home or explore more of Bodø and the rugged landscape surrounding this area.

Please note that the itinerary provided above is provided to illustrate the general areas visited on the expedition. The exact itinerary followed will be chosen each day by your skipper in order to make the best use of the weather conditions.

Base layer – 2x warm thermal tops + thermal leggings

Mid layer – 2x fleece type mid layers + mid layer trousers

Light waterproof shell (waterproof hiking type jacket and trousers) – for exploring ashore

Down jacket – a down (or synthetic alternative) jacket

Gillet – optional but a really versatile mid layer

Hats – 2x warm wool hats, ear flaps are great

Waterproof hat – a waterproof hat or cap

Neck warmer – 2x ‘Buff’ style neck warmers

Gloves – one waterproof pair (ski or fishing type) + 2x thinner fleece liner / spare pairs

Socks – 2x pairs of warm socks for sailing + hiking socks for exploring ashore

Boots – Wellington type boots, waterproof with good grip. These are needed not just for sailing but also for getting ashore from the rib where you may need to stop in mid-calf depth water.

Hiking shoes / boots – suitable for exploring on rough or wet terrain ashore

Backpack – for on land exploring

Underwear – a couple of sets of comfortable underwear

Swimwear – you might not fancy a dip in the Arctic waters but a local hot tub can be a treat that you don’t want to miss out on

Camera, batteries, memory cards etc – it is possible to charge camera batteries on board but it is a good idea to bring spare batteries and lots of memory card space

Entertainment – books, music etc. for rest time

Toiletries – basic wash kit with travel-sized bottles

Eye mask and earplugs – can make sleeping easier in the midnight sun

Any personal medications that you need – ensure you have enough to last the whole trip

Dry bags – recommended for keeping any electrical kit in and for taking things ashore

Head torch – ideally with a red light function

Sunscreen – 24hr daylight can be relentless

Sunglasses

A set of ‘shore clothes’ for travelling in / rest days in town

Passport / visas

Credit/debit card for shore-based activities or travel emergencies

Kitbag – this must be a soft type (not a suitcase) a large barrel type bag is ideal