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26th June 2020 to 3rd July 2020

Sail & Beach cleanup in Helgeland

£984.62 Per person

Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
We are setting sail with a brand new experience concept this summer where the health of the ocean will be in focus!
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Bavaria 44 “Nirvana” or Bavaria 50 “Humla” On this trip we will be 2-3 boats sailing together
Vessel length
44 or 50 foot
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Single + double cabins, max 10
Insurance Required
Yes

For a more meaningful holiday, sail along Norway’s most beautiful coastline, helping to clean up as you go

7 nights: 26 June - 3 July 2020

Fr 12,800 NOK / £984.62 per person*

*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.

Set sail with a purpose on this expedition along Norway’s most beautiful coastline, exploring and cleaning some of the most spectacular beaches in this Arctic paradise. 

Surround yourself with magnificent nature and sail through bays such as Hjartøypollen and Onøy, leaving a positive footprint on the environment; cleaning beaches, learning about plastic and other marine litter and discovering actual solutions to this problem.

Navigate your way through the islands, islets and rocks in the Helgeland archipelago, to explore and clean spectacular places that can only be reached by boat. On this stretch full of great natural harbours, beautiful beaches and scenic mountains and fjords you will learn much more than just sailing with the professional skipper on board. You will also have an experienced guide on marine littering as well as discussions with Nordic Ocean Watch and different organisations along the way that work with reducing the problem of marine littering.

As sailors, passionate about the ocean, you will be a part of cleaning this incredible arctic landscape, which sees huge amounts of washed-up plastic waste on the beaches each day. Make your holiday more meaningful and sail along leaving a cleaner coast behind you.

If these dates don’t work, why not book the whole boat for dates that do? Minimum 5 participants.

Day 1 – Welcome on board and intro to the topic

Join the boat at 11am in Bodø, where you will eat lunch, get to know your crew members, and familiarise yourself with the program for the week. Dive straight into the topic with a workshop at Stormen culture center with speakers from different companies, organisations and the scientific community. Visit the waste plant of Iris Salten, the local waste company, and see what is being done with the rubbish cleaned up along the coast. After a full day of discussion, spend the night on board the boat in Bodø.

Day 2 – How to sail and clean beaches

After safety briefings, you will set sail Southwards towards Rødøy, beach cleaning along the way. You will pass the stunning islands of Fugløy and Bolga, and the old fishing village Støtt, where you will have the opportunity to stop for a round of beach cleaning. Dinner will be served onboard and when reaching Rødøy, you can experience a magical midnight sun hike to Rødøyløva mountain.

Day 3 – Cleaning cruise and visit to Myken whisky distillery

After breakfast on board, start the day with a cleaning cruise on the shores of Rødøy before setting sail to Myken; a small community on one of the outermost islands towards the Norwegian Sea. Here you can visit the world’s first Arctic whisky distillery. After this tour and lunch, you will continue sailing towards Selvær and Træna where you will moor in the harbor of Sanna and have a bonfire on the beach in the evening (weather dependent).

Day 4 – Cleaning trip around Træna and sailing to Onøy

Walk around the beautiful oceanic island of Træna while picking up what you find along the shoreline. Set sail towards the picturesque island of Lovund and the mainland where you will do a little clean-up cruise before continuing your sail to Onøy for the evening, fishing along the way for your dinner!

Day 5 – Stand-up paddling at Onøy

Rent stand up paddle boards and play around the islets and bays of Onøy before sailing south to Hjartøypollen, a beautiful bay with a panoramic view of the majestic mountain range De Syv Søster (The Seven Sisters).

Day 6 – Vega: The World Heritage Islands

In the morning you will sail towards Næs at the island of Vega. The route passes a fantastic coastline dotted with islands where you will use dinghys to get ashore and do some beach clean-up on the way. When safely moored in Næs, you will visit Vega World Heritage Center where you can learn about the traditional use of the land with farming, fishing and eider ducks. In the early evening you will sail to the island of Ylvingen and spend the night at Himmelblå Brygge.

Day 7 – Sailing to Brønnøysund.

After some beach cleaning at Ylvingen in the morning you will continue sailing the last few hours to the town of Brønnøysund where you will finish your trip. After cleaning and packing, departure from the boats will be 3pm.

The program

The program may change according to weather and conditions, but the itinerary gives an indication of how the days will be spent. Every day starts with a good breakfast and a packed lunch will be made before going ashore. Some days dinner will be eaten straight after skiing while other days you will eat a little when you return to the boat, and then sail on before eating a late dinner. According to forecast and preference of you and your crew, time can be spent fishing, sailing and exploring.

  • Star chef on board. Look forward to unique culinary experiences!
  • Trip experience with a sailboat – experienced and locally familiar skipper/instructor on board
  • Guided trips every day – experienced and locally familiar ski guide
  • Small groups – max 6 guests per ski guide
  • Food onboard during the trip
  • Comfort Package: accommodation in a shared double cabin (bunk or double bed) with a ready-made bed.
  • Use of shared trip-equipment: dinghy, kayaks, fishing equipment etc.
  • All boat-related expenses such as diesel, gas, harbour fees etc.
  • Personal safety equipment: HH inflatable life vest
  • An environmentally friendly, sustainable, unique, exotic and exclusive Norwegian adventure holiday
  • A lot of time outdoors
  • Travel to and from the boats
  • Optional meals at cafés/restaurants
  • Personal snack for excursions on land (so, it’s smart to bring a little extra snack)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance to galleries, museums and other alternative arrangements and activities along the way
  • Open to beginner sailors.

Travel

Check sas.no or wideoe.no for flights to Svolvær. If you get to Bodø you may take the ferry or fast ferry over to Lofoten. See the public itinerary here: www.177nordland.no. You may also perfectly well take the train to Bodø. Travelling slowly gives another dimension to a journey than flying. If you’re travelling from a city in the north or wish to extend your journey with a day or two, you can consider doing so on Hurtigruten.

Take an internal flight to Svolvær.

Take an internal flight from Svolvær.

Day 1 – Welcome on board and intro to the topic

Join the boat at 11am in Bodø, where you will eat lunch, get to know your crew members, and familiarise yourself with the program for the week. Dive straight into the topic with a workshop at Stormen culture center with speakers from different companies, organisations and the scientific community. Visit the waste plant of Iris Salten, the local waste company, and see what is being done with the rubbish cleaned up along the coast. After a full day of discussion, spend the night on board the boat in Bodø.

Day 2 – How to sail and clean beaches

After safety briefings, you will set sail Southwards towards Rødøy, beach cleaning along the way. You will pass the stunning islands of Fugløy and Bolga, and the old fishing village Støtt, where you will have the opportunity to stop for a round of beach cleaning. Dinner will be served onboard and when reaching Rødøy, you can experience a magical midnight sun hike to Rødøyløva mountain.

Day 3 – Cleaning cruise and visit to Myken whisky distillery

After breakfast on board, start the day with a cleaning cruise on the shores of Rødøy before setting sail to Myken; a small community on one of the outermost islands towards the Norwegian Sea. Here you can visit the world’s first Arctic whisky distillery. After this tour and lunch, you will continue sailing towards Selvær and Træna where you will moor in the harbor of Sanna and have a bonfire on the beach in the evening (weather dependent).

Day 4 – Cleaning trip around Træna and sailing to Onøy

Walk around the beautiful oceanic island of Træna while picking up what you find along the shoreline. Set sail towards the picturesque island of Lovund and the mainland where you will do a little clean-up cruise before continuing your sail to Onøy for the evening, fishing along the way for your dinner!

Day 5 – Stand-up paddling at Onøy

Rent stand up paddle boards and play around the islets and bays of Onøy before sailing south to Hjartøypollen, a beautiful bay with a panoramic view of the majestic mountain range De Syv Søster (The Seven Sisters).

Day 6 – Vega: The World Heritage Islands

In the morning you will sail towards Næs at the island of Vega. The route passes a fantastic coastline dotted with islands where you will use dinghys to get ashore and do some beach clean-up on the way. When safely moored in Næs, you will visit Vega World Heritage Center where you can learn about the traditional use of the land with farming, fishing and eider ducks. In the early evening you will sail to the island of Ylvingen and spend the night at Himmelblå Brygge.

Day 7 – Sailing to Brønnøysund.

After some beach cleaning at Ylvingen in the morning you will continue sailing the last few hours to the town of Brønnøysund where you will finish your trip. After cleaning and packing, departure from the boats will be 3pm.

The program

The program may change according to weather and conditions, but the itinerary gives an indication of how the days will be spent. Every day starts with a good breakfast and a packed lunch will be made before going ashore. Some days dinner will be eaten straight after skiing while other days you will eat a little when you return to the boat, and then sail on before eating a late dinner. According to forecast and preference of you and your crew, time can be spent fishing, sailing and exploring.

Ski kit

Skis and boots

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