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SUP & Sail: Tromsø – Bodø

£1395pp

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£1395 per person

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

Using an expedition yacht as our mobile base camp and paddleboards to explore the hidden corners of the coastline we have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable adventure. We will be sailing through the fjord lands of Norway, heading south as autumn begins to spread its beautiful colours and bounty of berries. The focus of this expeditions will be on using sailing and paddleboarding to exploring this wonderful coastline. The majority of the time we will be sailing or paddleboarding during the day, returning to the comforts of the yacht each night. We may also choose to make some overnight sailing passages during the expedition, usually in order to get somewhere that we want to spend more time exploring and paddling in!

Trip Start: 14 Aug 2020

Trip End: 21 Aug 2020

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

57ft Steel Expedition Yacht

Vessel Length

57ft

Skipper

Yes

Berth

Twin (only 4 guest berths + 2 crew)

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

50% and strict

See deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • 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.

Additional

  • Travel costs to and from start/end point of trip
  • Any food ashore

Practical Info

Open to beginner sailors.

Extras

Experience level: There is no sailing experience required to join this expedition, we can show you all the ropes as we go. You don’t have to be a hotshot paddle boarder either, however, it is useful if you have been on a paddleboard before and have a moderate degree of fitness. Our 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.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Tromsø, Norway

Getting back

Bodø, Norway

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

Using an expedition yacht as our mobile base camp and paddleboards to explore the hidden corners of the coastline we have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable adventure. We will be sailing through the fjord lands of Norway, heading south as autumn begins to spread its beautiful colours and bounty of berries. The focus of this expeditions will be on using sailing and paddleboarding to exploring this wonderful coastline. The majority of the time we will be sailing or paddleboarding during the day, returning to the comforts of the yacht each night. We may also choose to make some overnight sailing passages during the expedition, usually in order to get somewhere that we want to spend more time exploring and paddling in!

ITINERARY

Day 1: Joining the expedition

You will join our expedition yacht in Tromsø. A vibrant city with regular flights in arctic Norway. We will meet you onboard and give you a warm welcome, and most likely a cup of tea. You will then have the opportunity to settle in and be shown around the boat as well as to explore the town and get your first taste of life above the arctic circle. We will introduce you to everything that you need to know about the yacht, life onboard and the research projects that we will be undertaking. Dinner will be provided onboard on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crew mates.

Day 2: Setting sail

Following initial safety briefings we will be heading out of port and setting sail for the first time. The sheltered and spectacular fjords around Tromsø provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and maybe have a first paddle. There will be plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the arctic landscape.

Day 3-6: Fjord Norway

The main part of the expedition will see us working our way south through the sheltered but intricate inside passages. Sailing up fjords and past islands will will have a front row view of the scenery and wildlife. We will be aiming for some stunning anchorages where Narwhal can wait patiently for us while we get even closer to nature on our paddleboards. There will also be time to simply relax and enjoying the relaxed pace of life far from the hectic modern world.

Day 7: Arrival in Bodø

We will spend our final day enjoying the scenery of Northern Norway before heading into port in Bodø. We will moor up for the night in Bodø and enjoy our final evening on board with a nice dinner and time to swap stories, highlights and pictures from the expedition.

Day 8: Leaving the boat

Breakfast will be provided on board with the final chance to, swop stories, photos and contact details before either heading home or arranging your own extra days experiencing Bodø.

Please note that the itinerary provided above is provide to illustrate the general areas the we will visit on the expedition. The exact itinerary that we follow will be chosen each day by your skipper in order to make the best use of the weather conditions. Since we operate with just a small number of guests onboard, we can tailor the areas that we explore based on your interests. Where and when we are able to paddleboard will be dependent on the conditions. We will be looking for some safe sheltered areas to explore.

KIT LIST

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, the warmer the better

Gillet – optional but a really versatile mid layer, down or synthetic down are great

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

Waterproof hat – a waterproof hat or cap (eg Sealskins)

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. These are needed not just for sailing but also for getting ashore from the rib where you may need to stop into mid-calf depth water. They don’t need to be expensive or sailing specific, but they should be waterproof with good grip

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

Rucsac – 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 onboard 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 squashy type (not a suitcase) a large barrel type bag is ideal

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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LOCATION

“Kraken put together an action-packed itinerary”

Neha

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