Summer Arctic Circle Cruise
 

Lofoten Islands tour with a relaxed itinerary

Museum visit

Remote beaches

Small villages

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norway arctic circle

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Common coastal views
Common coastal views

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Henningsvær

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This 9-day sailing experience is laid back, relaxed and slow-paced. It highlights nature experiences in the Lofoten Archipelago and immerses you into Norwegian culture and history.

You will sail through unique locations around the Lofoten Islands, characterized by the magnificent scenery of the mountains, small coastal towns, sheltered inlets, stretches of seashore and vast areas of untouched wilderness. Whether you want calm, protected waters and short island hops or exhilarating deep water crossings, the Lofoten Islands offer one of the most exciting arctic circle sailing tours you can experience.

This is an epic adventure for small groups of family, friends or coworkers to enjoy a reunion or team retreat. Want to have this tour as a private charter? This is the perfect choice for couples' getaways such as honeymoons and anniversaries or private Lofoten islands photography workshops.

Tour Highlights

  • Small group or private charter on a luxury sailing yacht

  • Visiting the Saltstraumen Maelstrom tidal current

  • Exploring remote villages of Skrova & Henningsvær

  • Visiting the Hurtigruten Museum in Stokmarkenes

  • Sailing Vestifjord and the Arctic Ocean as well as Trollfjord

  • Perfect for Lofoten Islands Photography tours

If your desired tour dates are not available on the booking calendar, let us know and we may be able to arrange special dates for you.

We depart Bodø, located just north of the Arctic Circle. From here we sail south to experience the Saltstraumen maelstrom, this tidal phenomenon is the strongest ocean current in the world. Overnighting in in a sheltered cove or harbour, we’ll pause to experience the midnight sun and the outdoor hot tub. Before leaving this area, we’ll explore the Karlsøyvær Nature Reserve and the trading post of Kjerringøy. The Karlsøyvær archipelago is among the largest coastal conservation areas found in Norway. It is protected to safeguard a valuable coastal area with values in botanical (sea shore vegetation) and ornithological (nesting and wintering area for seabirds). Next, we continue north towards Vestfjord, docking at Engeløya. Today you can hike to Skagstadtind, SUP or kayak through the skerries, visit a white sand beach at Bøsand, bicycle around the island or visit the art gallery of a local artist, Hugo Aasjord. Crossing open water along the ferry route takes you out past where you can see the shore, so you can experience the magic of the deep, arctic ocean. Along the way, watch for marine wildlife and other expedition ships. We’ll visit remote Norwegian fishing villages such as Skrova and Henningsvær. Here you really get a first-hand account of what fishing was and is still like today. Try your hand at fishing, we’ll show you how, and eat the fresh fish that you caught. Wild-caught fish is a rare delicacy and a pure Norweigan experience. Sailing further north, we sail from Henningsvær through the narrow islet of Gimsøysund under the Gimsøy bridge to the island of Gimsøy. Here you can hike up a steep mountainside to an alpine lake and try freshwater fishing, relax on the beach, play golf or go horseback riding. A sailing expedition isn’t complete without a visit to the Hurtigruten Museum in Stokmarkenes. The MS Finnmarken, built in 1956 and the second boat for the route, stands inside a spectacular glass structure. This ship serviced the entire coastal area travelling between Bergen and Kirkenes. These ships have been ferries, delivery boats and critical connectors to remote villages and towns since 1912. And last, but certainly not least, we’ll sail into Trollfjord, a captivating fjord with towering cliffs. We’ll cruise through the 100m wide opening and spend time enjoying the unparalleled views. Watch for sea eagles up in the cliffs and capture photos if you can. All throughout this sailing adventure, you can opt to take walks through uninhabited islands with white sand beaches, relax by a beach bonfire and make use of our kayaks or paddleboards. Optional activities that can be added are horseback riding, golfing or visiting seaside saunas. This summer arctic circle tour is flexible to accommodate your desires as well as the winds and tides. Come Sail Above The Arctic Circle This Summer!

Trip Details

PRICE

86,190 kr per person

603,330 kr private charter

START

09:00 Friday Bodø

END

11:00 Saturday Svolvær

STARTING

HARBOR

Bodø Guest Harbor

Moloveien 14, 8003 Bodø

ENDING HARBOR

Public Service House Guest Harbor

Torget 21, 8300 Svolvær

DURATION

9 days

GROUP SIZE

Maximum 6 (public tour)

Maximum 8

SEASON

June - September

DAYS

Friday - Saturday

ABOUT YOUR CAPTAIN

Former Norwegian Coast Guard Sea Captain with 35 years experience

FLEXIBLE PAYMENTS

 

Reserve your spot with just a 10% deposit today!

 

Make payments that work for you for the remaining amount due no later than 60 days prior to the tour start date.

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INCLUDED

  • 9 days of cruising time with 8 nights on board in shared berths

  • All entrance fees for museums and tours listed in the itinerary.

  • All meals from Day 1 dinner to Day 9 breakfast

  • Personalized service for your group's arrival

  • Local captain and first mate

  • Stories, interpretation and fishing instructions in English, Norwegian or Japanese

  • Use of outdoor hot tub, kayaks, paddle boards and fishing gear

  • Berths include all linens, blankets, pillows and towels

  • Wi-Fi onboard

NOT INCLUDED

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Land transportation to the start and end locations.

  • Gratuities

  • Optional activities; horseback riding, golfing or visiting seaside saunas (please request at the time of booking).

  • Any additional activities, meals while on shore, or entrance fees not listed in the itinerary

  • Travel Insurance

WHAT TO BRING

  • Personal items including warm clothing, rain jacket and pants, boat shoes, active wear & swimwear (see our packing list here)

  • Camera and/or binoculars

  • Sense of adventure

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