ocean Clean up expedition - Norway

 

The beautiful coast of northern Norway needs your help. Join us as we voyage along the coast undertaking valuable ocean research and tackling plastic pollution as we sail. Joining our ‘Clean Up The Arctic’ expedition and you will not only be exploring this beautiful part of the world, but playing a vital part in arctic ocean research. The voyage will take us through an intricate mazes of fjords and islands, along the way we will be surveying and cleaning beach litter, sampling for ocean micro plastics and recording marine wildlife sightings. We will predominantly be sailing during the day, conducting our open water projects as we go. In the afternoon / evening we will find a nice place to anchor for the night or go ashore and do some beach cleaning. There are so many beaches in this area affected by plastic pollution that can only be reached by boat so our efforts will make a real difference. We will also get to experience first hand the remote wilderness and it’s wonderful wildlife that we will be working to protect.

You don't need any sailing experience to participate in this expedition, just a sense of adventure and the desire to spend time enjoying and protecting our ocean wilderness.

 
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Expedition details:

Dates: 30th August - 6th September 2020

Departure port: Bronøysund, Norway  |  Destination port: Kristiansund, Norway

Prices: Individual crew place £1395. Grab some friends and have your own private expedition for groups of 4, £5580

Offers: Extend the adventure, book 2 or more consecutive trips, get 10% off each trip

Book 2 people at the same time, get 10% off each

 
 

Itinerary

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Bronøysund, Norway - Kristiansund, Norway

30th August - 6th September 2020

30th August: Joining the expedition

You will join our expedition yacht in Bronøysund. A small town in northern Norway. We will meet you on board Narwhal and 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 the town and get your first taste of life above the arctic circle. We will introduce you to everything that you need to know about Narwhal, life onboard and the research projects that we will be undertaking. Dinner will be provided onboard on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crew mates.

31st August: Setting sail

Following initial safety briefings we will be heading out of port and setting sail for the first time. The sheltered and spectacular fjords provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and trial some of the research equipment. There will be plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the arctic landscape.

1st-4th September: Fjord Norway

The main part of the expedition will see us working our way south through the sheltered but intricate inside passages. Sailing up fjords and past islands will will have a front row view of the scenery and wildlife. We may even have the opportunity to visit Torghatten, the famous ‘mountain with a hole’. Anchoring each evening will allow us to get ashore and do some beach cleaning or simply relaxing an enjoying the relaxed pace of life far from the hectic modern world.

5th September: Arrival in Kristiansund

We will spend our final day enjoying the scenery of Northern Norway before heading into port in Kristiansund. We will moor up for the night in Kristiansund and enjoy our final evening onboard with a nice dinner and time to swop stories, highlights and pictures from the expedition.


6th September: 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 Norway.


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.