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22nd August 2020 to 29th August 2020

SUP & Sail Bodø – Brønnøysund

£1395 Per person

Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
We will be sailing through the fjord lands of Norway, heading south as autumn begins to spread its beautiful colours and bounty of berries
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

Ever wondered what it would be like to SUP in the Arctic? Sailing and paddleboard make perfect adventure partners for this expedition.

7 nights: 22 - 29 August 2020

£1,395 per person

 Explore the ever-unfolding beauty of this breath-taking arctic landscape as you sail down the coast from Bodø to Brønnøysund. Venturing through fjords and past mountains, you will view the hidden corners of this stunning coastline from the unique vantage point of both the steel expedition yacht and your paddleboard. 

For an unforgettable adventure, you will sail and paddle your way through stunning landscape vistas during the day, working your way south through the sheltered, intricate inside passages and islands. In the evening, you will anchor surrounded by wonderful vistas and incredible skies to make the most of the extended Autumn sunsets.

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 Bodø, the northernmost point of the staggeringly beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, 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 rugged surroundings and fascinating history. 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 Bodø provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and possibly get some paddle boarding in.

Day 3-6: Fjord Norway

For the main part of the expedition, you will work your way south through the inside passages and islands. Aiming for beautiful anchorages with wonderful surroundings, you will anchor up and get even closer to nature on your paddleboard. Head back to the boat for dinner and relax and unwind, enjoying the pace of life far from the hectic modern world.

Day 7: Arrival in Brønnøysund

The last day will be spent enjoying the scenery of Northern Norway before heading into port in Brønnøysund 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 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 Brønnøysund and the surrounding 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.

You don’t have to be a professional paddle boarder, however, it is useful if you have been on a paddleboard before and have a moderate degree of fitness. The aim is to explore the secluded nooks and crannies of the coastline rather than take on extended crossings. Boards and paddles will be provided but you should bring your own wetsuit/drysuit and PFD if you have one.

Bodø, Norway

Brønnøysund, Norway

Day 1: Joining the expedition

Join the expedition yacht in Bodø, the northernmost point of the staggeringly beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, 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 rugged surroundings and fascinating history. 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 Bodø provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and possibly get some paddle boarding in.

Day 3-6: Fjord Norway

For the main part of the expedition, you will work your way south through the inside passages and islands. Aiming for beautiful anchorages with wonderful surroundings, you will anchor up and get even closer to nature on your paddleboard. Head back to the boat for dinner and relax and unwind, enjoying the pace of life far from the hectic modern world.

Day 7: Arrival in Brønnøysund

The last day will be spent enjoying the scenery of Northern Norway before heading into port in Brønnøysund 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 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 Brønnøysund and the surrounding 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