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14th August 2020 to 21st August 2020

Arctic Photography Tromsø – Bodø

£1395 Per person

Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
The fjord lands of Norway are a photographer’s dream, this is your opportunity to see them from a completely new perspective.
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
57ft Steel Expedition Yacht
Vessel length
57ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Twin (only 4 guest berths + 2 crew)
Insurance Required
Yes

Explore the stunning beauty of some of the most picturesque parts of Norway, work with the natural elements as you capture the Arctic magic.

7 nights: 14 -21 August 2020

£1395 per person

Capture the ever-unfolding beauty of this breath-taking arctic landscape as you sail down the coast from northern Norway. Venturing through fjords and past mountains, you will view the stunning summer scenery from the truly unique vantage point of a steel expedition yacht. 

From incredible landscape vistas and arctic wildlife to the onboard action as you sail, let your creativity flow as you photograph and sail during the day. Working your way south from Tromsø to Bodø through Vestfjorden and the sheltered, intricate inside passages and islands of Lofoten, you will anchor in the evening surrounded by wonderful vistas and incredible skies at magical locations such as Trollfjorden.

The anchorages chosen will make the most of the extended sunsets of Autumn, as you shoot in beautiful surroundings. 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.

Day 1: Joining the expedition

Join the expedition yacht in Tromsø, a vibrant city 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 this cultural hub of a town, with its centuries old wooden houses and arctic cathedral. Dinner will be provided on board on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crewmates.

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 around Tromsø provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and get some first shots of the stunning arctic landscape.

Day 3-6: Fjord Norway

For the main part of the expedition, you will work your way south through the inside passages and islands, including the famous Vestfjord/ Lofoten area. Aiming for beautiful anchorages with wonderful vistas, you will go ashore in the evening as the light begins to change. When you have finished shooting ashore, you will head back to the boat for dinner and your time to relax and unwind, with the opportunity for some night time shooting when possible.

Day 7: 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 pictures from the expedition with your crew.

Day 8: 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.

Experience & equipment required

You will need to bring your own camera for this expedition. It doesn’t need to be the newest or the most expensive model, it could even be your phone. The skipper and crew are happy to share their experiences and give hints and tips, helping to get you in the right position for the best shots. You should be familiar with the camera that you intend to bring including it’s settings and accessories in order to get the most from the expedition.

Tromsø

Bodø

Day 1: Joining the expedition

Join the expedition yacht in Tromsø, a vibrant city 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 this cultural hub of a town, with its centuries old wooden houses and arctic cathedral. Dinner will be provided on board on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crewmates.

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 around Tromsø provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and get some first shots of the stunning arctic landscape.

Day 3-6: Fjord Norway

For the main part of the expedition, you will work your way south through the inside passages and islands, including the famous Vestfjord/ Lofoten area. Aiming for beautiful anchorages with wonderful vistas, you will go ashore in the evening as the light begins to change. When you have finished shooting ashore, you will head back to the boat for dinner and your time to relax and unwind, with the opportunity for some night time shooting when possible.

Day 7: 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 pictures from the expedition with your crew.

Day 8: 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