Arctic Sailing in the Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten Islands form a picturesque archipelago north of the Arctic Circle in north western Norway.  Here, magnificent mountains, peaks and sheltered inlets surround spectacular clear water fjords more than 800m deep.
The tranquility of sailing amongst the wildlife and colourful fishing villages onboard a tall ship schooner, enhances your contact and appreciation of this Arctic region. Those keen to participate in the sailing of the vessel are, when conditions allow, welcome to assist and be part of an international team of polar travellers in the tradition of the 19th Century explorers.

These voyages operate in mid-Winter, when snow can bring a true Arctic beauty to the area and when we have high hopes of seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora borealis). As well as being one of the wonders of the natural world, these lights, high up in the ionosphere, feature heavily in local myths and legends and are sure to leave their mark on you. Some of your best chances to witness this unique phenomenon are at quiet anchorages away from artificial light, where one's sense of the Arctic wilderness becomes further heightened.

During the day, the Skipper will set a course to explore coastlines, narrow fjords and some of the region's prettiest sea towns and villages including Kabelvag, Skrover and weather-permitting, Henningsvaer. Sightings of orcas and whales might be a possibility. You will have the chance to join your guide in climbing to some stunning viewpoints. During your journey, you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who knows the region inside out and will provide you with a wealth of information about the area and its fascinating history.


Enquire / Book 03 - 09 Dec 2024 - from € 1,670

6 nights / 7 days
Add Eur 195 for Comfort Cabin
Voyage starts: Tromsø Ends: Bodø

Single supplement: Single supplement can be avoided if you are willing to share your cabin with someone of the same gender. Single occupancy is 1.85 times the per person sharing cabin price.

Price includes
Voyage as indicated in draft itinerary
All meals, snacks, coffee and tea
All shore excursions and zodiac activities
All miscellaneous services taxes and port charges throughout the programme
Comprehensive pre-departure material

Price excludes
Pre and post land arrangements
Transfers to and from the vessel
Cancellation and personal insurance
Passports and visas
Meals ashore
Items of a personal nature (alcohol, laundry etc)

Activity Level:  Medium 

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