24,800NOK / £2,300 per person*
On booking, your final balance will include a carbon offset contribution in line with our eco-policy. For more information, please contact us
*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.
On this trip you will have the opportunity to arrive at Svalbard in a way that few have done before you. With the sailboat as a means of transport, we get close to the natural forces over the Barents Sea, and we get close to nature and wildlife for the last days along the coast up to Longyearbyen. We will get winds in the sails, salt water in the hair and experience lots along the way!
The trip is a total of 600 nautical miles long. The crossing of the Barents Sea is a wonderful experience, and we’ll sail through the bright polar night on our way to the goal. As we leave the mainland, we’ll only have the ocean in front of us until we arrive on Bear Island (Bjørnøya), which is about halfway. After we reach the southernmost tip of Svalbard we’re greeted by the typical Svalbard nature with its iconic mountains, deep fjords and glaciers. We’ll then sail into Hornsundet where glaciers meet and crash into the sea, and it’s a spectacular sight. If time permits we’ll visit the Russian settlement of Barentsburg, before we arrive in Longyearbyen.
We’ll use expedition vessel “Valiente” for this trip. This is a 70-foot steel boat, she’ll take us safely through the Arctic waters. Our two skippers will include everyone in the sailing along. We’ll sail pretty much all day, and participants will be divided into watches. This is a superb chance for those wanting to get an introduction to sailing and navigation, in addition to exploring the magnificent nature!
Trip Start: July 2020 Dates TBCBook now