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SUMMER ARCTIC CIRCLE CRUISE
WILDLIFE & NATURE IN LOFOTEN

This 4-day nature immersive adventure includes sailing, hiking, fishing, exploring remote arctic fjords, islands, coves and beaches, going on a maelstrom RIB safari, and spotting wildlife while enjoying the bright sky of the late midnight sun hours in Vestfjorden from Salten through the Lofoten islands.

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Relaxation and fun above the Arctic Circle

Norway’s Arctic territory is home to around 490,000 people, one tenth of the country's population, and comprises nearly half of Norway’s land mass.  The Arctic Indigenous peoples, Saami, have lived in the region for thousands of years. Between Bodø and the Lofoten islands, there is a vast coastal area worth exploring.  Characterized by the magnificent scenery of rugged mountains jutting out from the sea with small coastal villages, phenomenal fjords, thousands of uninhabited islands with white sand beaches and several important nature reserves and national parks.

 

Although in the Arctic, you'll get to experience mild summer temperatures of up to 29°C (84°F) thanks to the warm currents of the gulf stream, and 24 hours of golden daylight under the midnight sun between June-August. 

 

The choice is yours whether you go hiking, try kayaking, or simply kick back aboard Stella Oceana, designed for luxurious comfort, space and stability. 

  • LONG SAILING DISTANCES COVERING A VAST REGION

 

  • VISIT THE SALTSTRAUMEN MAELSTROM BY RIB SAFARI

 

  • PHENOMENAL NORDIC SCENERY

  • HIKE, KAYAK, SUP BOARDING

 

  • MIDNIGHT SUN BEACH BONFIRE

 

  • SAIL, SWIM, FISH

 

  • WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS

  • VISIT THE WORLD FAMOUS TROLLFJORD

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Your stay aboard S/Y Stella Oceana

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. All cabins have single bunk beds that are 205 cm long. There are 3 cabins for 2 people each and 1 cabin for 4 people. 

What's included?

4 days of cruising time with 3 nights on board in shared berths. Berths include all linens, blankets, pillows and towels. All meals from Day 1 lunch to Day 4 lunch. Personalized service for your group's arrival. Local captain and first mate. Stories, interpretation and guided excursions in English, Norwegian or Japanese. Use of outdoor hot tub, kayaks, paddle boards and fishing gear. Wi-Fi & Bluetooth sound system onboard. 

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Day by Day

DAY 1 - BODØ

 

Our Summer Arctic Circle Cruise departs from Bodø, the gateway to the arctic circle. Start your adventure with a thrilling RIB safari to see the world's largest maelstrom (strongest tidal current).  Upon leaving Bodø harbor we will say goodbye to civilization for the next 6 hours to sail the coastline filled with skerries, uninhabited islands and nature reserves to our next stop in Kjerringøy. Explore the islets by kayak or SUP (stand up paddle) and relax on a remote beach under the midnight sun next to a bonfire. 

DAY 2 - SKROVA

The best chances of seeing whales are today over a 7 hour open sea crossing to the island of Skrova. Whales and dolphins that have been spotted in the area include orca, fin whales, minke whales and harbor porpoises. Now in Skrova, you are officially in the Lofoten islands where you can take an easy walk to secluded white sand beaches, or challenge yourself to a 1-hour hike up a steep hill to the top of the island for an incredible 360° view of the ocean, fjords and islands where you can feel the vastness of the ocean and the universe. 

DAY 3 - STOREMOLLA

Try fishing for cod, pollock, haddock, mackerel, halibut, red fish and other deep sea fish. Your fresh catch of the day will be served onboard for dinner. Island hopping over to the next Lofoten island on this tour, Storemolla, you can choose to go hiking, kayak or SUP, relax in the hot tub, or just sit outside and enjoy the sounds of nature from the comfort of the yacht - birds, insects, animals, wind, rivers, waterfalls, and the tide running in and out from the shoreline.

DAY 4 - SVOLVÆR

On your last day, embark on a fjord to the world famous Trollfjord. The fjords of Lofoten are uniquely magnificent and are unlike any other fjords in the world - steep sided mountains with narrow cruising areas that look like clear alpine lakes with eagle sightings, waterfalls with the cleanest arctic drinking water and the most spectacular views. Take the polar plunge and jump off the yacht in the fjord, swim back and warm up in the hot tub.  Experience the the stunning scenery of the fjords from the hot tub as the ship sails to your final destination of Svolvær.

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Why choose this tour with us?

With so much to take in and consider, here are our top reasons to book this tour