ARCTIC CIRCLE CROSSING
SAILING THE HELGELAND COAST
Discover the magnificent Helgeland coast on this 6-day sailing holiday and cross over the Arctic Circle in the Norwegian Sea. Sail past the legendary mountains of the Seven Sisters, Hestmannen and Træna as well as the Arctic Circle Monument on Vikingen island. Visit the ancient Viking town of Sandnessjøen, and see why National Geographic and Lonely Planet say the area is a top highlight in all of Norway.
Norway's most prized natural and cultural treasure
The Helgeland coast is known to be the best part of cruise ship routes sailing the Norwegian coast such as Hurtigruten.
Let the wind determine your course and sail among the refreshing natural beauty of Northern Norway. Visit small towns with a rustic atmosphere, explore islands with unique mountains, go for a stroll on a beach and simply relax.
The itinerary is open and flexible depending on the weather, but one thing is for sure, you'll be crossing over the arctic circle parallel at 66° 33' degrees north of the equator. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun shines 24 hours a day through the summer. Crossing this invisible line is celebrated with ship rituals or horn blowing and is marked visually marked with the Arctic Circle Monument on Vikingen island.
Sail in the footsteps of Trolls and Vikings in Norway. The mountains in Nordland are depicted in legend about trolls that were turned into stone, becoming the mountains along the Helgeland coast, and Sandnessjøen was a power hub early in the Viking Age over 1200 years ago.
SAIL WITH THE WIND
VISIT RUSTIC COASTAL VILLAGES
PHENOMENAL NORDIC SCENERY
HIKE, KAYAK, SUP
MIDNIGHT SUN BEACH BONFIRE
SAIL, SWIM, FISH
Your stay aboard S/Y Stella Oceana
Experience the spectacular nature, wildlife and culture of Norway with the luxury sailing yacht, Stella Oceana, as your base. We provide a classy, comfortable, spacious and relaxed atmosphere with a friendly and professional crew. The food menu is ever-changing, inspired by Norwegian traditions and local, ethical, fresh and organic ingredients. All warm drinks, snacks and crisp clean arctic water are included. We cater to individuals with dietary restrictions.
Stella Oceana of Tromsø, Norway is a custom sailing yacht built in 1991. She is a safe and stable luxury yacht made for sailing in the Arctic. With a length of 32m (100ft), a width of 5m (16ft) and weighing 118 tons, she offers comfortable accommodations for 8 individual guests or private groups of up to 10 guests.
Enjoy the outdoor hot tub, lounge in the top deck seating area, create a titanic moment on the bow of the ship, or relax in the spacious interior saloon. Onboard accommodations include two twin berth cabins and one 4 berth cabin (all cabins have single bunk beds that are 205 cm long), two toilets and shower rooms, spacious interior dining and lounging areas, a main exterior deck with room to walk, sit outside and relax in the hot tub, and a top exterior viewing deck.