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Scottish Isles, Norwegian Fjords, Bear Island & Spitsbergen Voyage
May 2017
(14 days from 2,990)

Arctic Circle Private Classic Sailing Yacht Charters

Lyngen Alps Northern Lights & Snowy Wilderness Adventure
( 5 days £1,445)

Lyngen Alps, Fjords & Rivers above the Arctic Circle
( 5 days £1,465)

Orcas, Humpbacks & Northern Lights Sailing Voyage
Jan - Mar and Nov / Dec
8 days 1,825

Oslo An Introduction & City Destination Guide

Norway is one of only few countries within Europe that still retains a significant area of natural wilderness.  It is undoubtedly the beautiful ever-changing landscapes and fascinating geology that make Norway such a magical destination to experience.  Our areas of exploration within Norway include the dramatic coastlines of the North Cape, the picturesque archipelago of the Lofoten Islands and, beyond the Arctic Circle - the beautiful alpine setting of the Lyngen Alps.

We offer both land and boat based trips within Norway, giving you the option to experience the scenic beauty of Norway from a variety of perspectives, whether that be from the comfort or a 103 year old sailing vessel, through insightful nature hikes or through adventurous activities such as Dog Sledding, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling or glacier hiking.  Norway can be explored through one of our land based wilderness experiences in the Lyngen Alps as a standalone trip or in combination with one of our private yacht charters.  Meanwhile, Norway's capital city Oslo also provides the ideal additional stopover for those en route to Spitsbergen on one of our Summer Arctic Voyages. 

Our private yacht charters take you sailing above the Arctic Circle to explore some of Scandinavia's most dramatic coastal landscapes.  With the flexibility and consequential excitement of no fixed itinerary, one will adopt a true exploratory feel, exploring Norway's narrow fjords, amidst towering mountains and glaciers.  By day, activity options include visiting local fishing villages, fishing for your supper and taking to the Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) to reach otherwise inaccessible inlets. Meanwhile, by night the captain anchors in remote bays and quaint quayside locations. 

East from Tromsø lies the Lyngen Alps, with its wilderness areas characterised by fjords, glaciers, rivers, 1,000 metre high mountains and Norway's highest waterfall.  There are also deciduous forests and expansive meadows, which during the summer months encourage an abundance of colourful tundra to bloom.  The rich and diverse landscapes here can be enjoyed via a combination of activities, tailored to suit individual interests, balancing both adventure and relaxation.  From kayaking, sailing and rowing to glacier climbing, fishing and horseriding, there are excellent photography opportunities to be sought and chances to encounter a range of wildlife and marine life species.  Based in an idyllic luxury lakeside mountain lodge, you are ideally placed from which to embark on daily adventures.  From December through to the end of March the Lyngen Alps provides the perfect location from which to combine winter activities such as dog sledding, skiing and snow shoeing with chances to observe the Northern Lights. 

The Lofoten Islands form a sweeping arc protruding out from the mainland of north western Norway.  The sea here is deep, clear and warmed by the Gulf Stream. The Lofoten Islands emerge high and steep out from the sea, providing some of the most dramatic coastal scenery to be found anywhere.  The Norwegian mainland close to these islands can be as dramatic as the islands themselves. The whole coast from just south of the Lofotens right up to Europe's northernmost point at Nordkapp, have been identified by the WWF as some of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world and among the most biologically diverse in the Arctic.  One of the best ways of exploring the stunning scenery of this area is with our Arctic Sailing Expedition aboard a classic two-masted schooner. The tranquillity of sailing within spectacular scenic fjords and observing wildlife without intrusion enhances your contact with this Arctic coastline. Those keen to participate in the sailing of the vessel are welcome to assist and be part of an international team of polar travellers in the tradition of the 19th Century explorers. Another great reason for sailing in the Arctic at this time of the year is the opportunity to observe the incredible Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. 

For our full range of options on how to experience the Northern Lights, which aside from Norway, also extend to Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland, please Click Here.
 We also offer a wide range of sailing voyages to explore Spitsbergen. Click here to view our full range of both sailing and small ship voyage options.

Photographs kindly provided by: Sonia van Berlkel, Jan Belgers, Tiu Simila

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