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8th June 2021 to 22nd June 2021

Arctic volcano adventure

£5730 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Venture up the northernmost volcano in the world on this fantastic sailing adventure from Svalbard to Jan Mayen.
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
14
Vessel type
70 foot steel expedition boat
Vessel length
70 foot
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
6 cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

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Sail from Svalbard to Jan Mayen to summit the world most northern active arctic volcano

14 Nights: Various dates 08 - 22 June 2021

68,800 NOK / £5,730 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.

Join us as we sail from Svalbard to Jan Mayen to summit Beerenberg, when arriving Jan Mayen we set up camp on the beach as a base for hiking and trekking around this beautiful and inaccessible island, and we prepare to climb the 2277 meter high peak.

During the voyage from Longyearbyen to Jan Mayen, we will really get a feeling of the open sea. What kind of weather to expect is never easy to know, but we are sailing at a favourable time of year for this part of the Arctic, so we are hoping for good winds and calm sea, and as much time as possible on Jan Mayen. These will be adventurous days at sea where we will get to know each other well. Everyone on board is a participant and we all take shifts on watchkeeping, so expect to see whales as you keep a steady course looking out for Jan Mayen in the distance. In these waters at this time of year, we have full midnight sun and large parts of the day will be bright, which is always a good starting point for an adventure trip like this.

The summit climb is not necessarily very technically challenging, but parts of the ascent pass glaciers where we will be using ropes, crampons and an ice axe, and walk-in rope teams. The biggest challenge is the length of the climb. We expect to use around 30 hours up and down, without the possibility to set up a tent along the way because of the special regulations on the island. Much of the time and effort will be hiking from the campsite to the foot of the mountain, and once we get there we have one of the country's toughest hills ahead of us at 2200 meters.

This action-packed adventure is one of a kind and will create incredible unforgettable memories.

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

Day 1: Trip start in Longyearbyen

We meet at 12:00 on the harbour in Longyearbyen. We start by getting to know each other before we go through the plan for the week. We get to know the boat and the equipment and finish packing provisions and equipment. The life onboard requires cooperation, and before departure, we go through routines and procedures onboard, for sailing and emergency situations. We depart and start sailing out the Isfjord this first evening.

Day 2-6: From Longyearbyen to Jan Mayen

This will be some ocean crossing from Svalbard to Jan Mayen(!). After getting out into the open seas we head straight for Jan Mayen. If we get good conditions we arrive in less than four days, but if the weather is against us it can take up to a day extra. The actual crossing is around 570 nautical miles, but how long time we spend depends on the wind direction and sea conditions.

Day 7-11: “Campsite Beerenberg” and exploration of Norway’s only active volcano

We bring all the equipment needed to set up camp on a volcanic island in the Arctic. We set up the camp together and get to know the area and plan the next days in detail. The weather plays an important role in all planning and we are prepared for all conditions. The goal is for the whole group to climb the summit of Berensbeerg, but if we don’t manage to do so for different reasons, the trip to Jan Mayen is well worth the try. We have quite a few days available and are optimistic.

Day 11-15: We sail back to Svalbard

When arriving and well-anchored up we bring all the equipment needed to set up camp on a volcanic island in the Arctic. We set up the camp together and get to know the area and plan the next days in detail. The weather plays an important role in all planning and we are prepared for all conditions. The goal is for the whole group to climb the summit of Berensbeerg. We have some days available and are optimistic. At Jan Mayen there are limitations in terms of where it is allowed to establish campsite and we must thus choose between Hvalrossbukta on the west side or Båtvika on the east side. The Hvalrossbukta is a somewhat better harbour to be in, but with a lot of wind from the west, we go to Båtvika. From these natural harbours, there is a hike to the foot of the mountain of 12-15 km., something that must be taken into account when planning.

In Longyearbyen

If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience Longyearbyen in advance of the trip, then we recommend staying an extra day or two before travelling home. It’s always smart to add time for some rest and calmness before and after such a trip, to let the impressions sink in and see what’s happening.

The program may change according to weather and conditions, but it gives an indication of how we spend the days.

  • Trip experience with a sailboat – experienced and locally familiar skipper/instructor on board
  • Guide and expedition leader for the climb of Beerenberg
  • All the food we eat onboard and in camp during the trip
  • Accommodation onboard the whole trip
  • Our Comfort Package which consists of accommodation in a shared double cabin (bunk or double bed) with a ready-made bed (warm and nice duvets and pillows!)
  • Tent, cooking equipment and common equipment for accommodation on land
  • All boat-related expenses such as diesel, gas, harbour fees etc.
  • Personal safety equipment, HH inflatable life vest
  • A shared experience and friendship with like-minded adventurers from around the world
  • A lot of time outdoors – raw and honest nature experiences
  • Advice, guidance and practical training on sailing and boating in general. As an active crew member, you will be engaged in, and learn to run a boat.
  • Survival Suit and Search and rescue (SAR) insurance for everyone on board
  • Travel to and from the boats
  • Guided trips every day – experienced and locally familiar ski guide?
  • Optional meals at cafés/restaurants
  • Ski and avalanche equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • 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.
  • A good level of fitness is recommended.

Fly to Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Fly from Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Day 1: Trip start in Longyearbyen

We meet at 12:00 on the harbour in Longyearbyen. We start by getting to know each other before we go through the plan for the week. We get to know the boat and the equipment and finish packing provisions and equipment. The life onboard requires cooperation, and before departure, we go through routines and procedures onboard, for sailing and emergency situations. We depart and start sailing out the Isfjord this first evening.

Day 2-6: From Longyearbyen to Jan Mayen

This will be some ocean crossing from Svalbard to Jan Mayen(!). After getting out into the open seas we head straight for Jan Mayen. If we get good conditions we arrive in less than four days, but if the weather is against us it can take up to a day extra. The actual crossing is around 570 nautical miles, but how long time we spend depends on the wind direction and sea conditions.

Day 7-11: “Campsite Beerenberg” and exploration of Norway’s only active volcano

We bring all the equipment needed to set up camp on a volcanic island in the Arctic. We set up the camp together and get to know the area and plan the next days in detail. The weather plays an important role in all planning and we are prepared for all conditions. The goal is for the whole group to climb the summit of Berensbeerg, but if we don’t manage to do so for different reasons, the trip to Jan Mayen is well worth the try. We have quite a few days available and are optimistic.

Day 11-15: We sail back to Svalbard

When arriving and well-anchored up we bring all the equipment needed to set up camp on a volcanic island in the Arctic. We set up the camp together and get to know the area and plan the next days in detail. The weather plays an important role in all planning and we are prepared for all conditions. The goal is for the whole group to climb the summit of Berensbeerg. We have some days available and are optimistic. At Jan Mayen there are limitations in terms of where it is allowed to establish campsite and we must thus choose between Hvalrossbukta on the west side or Båtvika on the east side. The Hvalrossbukta is a somewhat better harbour to be in, but with a lot of wind from the west, we go to Båtvika. From these natural harbours, there is a hike to the foot of the mountain of 12-15 km., something that must be taken into account when planning.

In Longyearbyen

If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience Longyearbyen in advance of the trip, then we recommend staying an extra day or two before travelling home. It’s always smart to add time for some rest and calmness before and after such a trip, to let the impressions sink in and see what’s happening.

The program may change according to weather and conditions, but it gives an indication of how we spend the days.

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

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