Dates: 23rd - 31st May
Departure port: Bodo, Norway
Destination: Tromso, Norway
Total distance: 180nm
Bodo, Norway to Tromso, Norway
23rd - 31st May 2019
23rd May: Joining the expedition
You will join the expedition in the bustling Norwegian city of Bodo. Located well above the arctic circle, Bodo is easily accessed by air with transfers through the major Norwegian cities. Or you could add to your adventure by travelling to Bodo via the famous Hurtigruten ferry. You will be met at the yacht by your skipper who will give you a warm welcome, and most likely a cup of tea. You will then have the opportunity to settle in and be shown around the boat as well as to explore Bodo. Dinner will be provided onboard on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crew mates.
24th May: Setting sail
Following initial safety briefings we will be heading out of port and setting sail for the first time. The area around Bodo is both sheltered and spectacular, providing the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat. The skipper will take you through everything that you need to know about how sailing and life work onboard an expedition yacht. There will also be opportunity to simply soak up the stunning scenery of the arctic mountains and islands.
25th May - 26th May: Vestfjord
With spectacular fjords on one side and the mountains of the Lofoten Islands rising out of the distant sea on the other, Vestfjord is one of our favourite places for sailing. Full of intricate fjords and deserted islands we will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding ourselves a scenic and secluded anchorage for the night.
27th - 29th May: Tjeldsund, Solbergfjord and Gisundet
This stage of the voyage sees us navigating some narrow passages, affording us some spectacular views right from the deck. At this time of year the arctic is starting to come alive with colour and birdlife and we will take our time to saver and enjoy it.
30th May: Arrival in Tromso
We will spend our final day enjoying the scenery of Northern Norway before heading into port in Tromso. We will moor up for the night in Tromso and enjoy our final evening onboard with a nice dinner and time to swop stories, highlights and pictures from the expedition.
31st May: Leaving the boat
Breakfast will be provided on board with the final chance to swop stories, photos and contact details before either heading home or arranging your own extra days experiencing the vibrant city of Tromso.
Please note that the itinerary provided above is provide to illustrate the general areas the we will visit on the expedition. The exact itinerary that we follow will be chosen each day by your skipper in order to make the best use of the weather conditions. Since we operate with just a small number of guests onboard, we can tailor the areas that we explore based on your interests.