The only impossible journey is the one you do not begin

2019 will see Narwhal undertaking some exciting expeditions this is your opportunity to get on board for the sailing adventure of a lifetime. Starting in Scotland, Narwhal will be sailing via the Orkney Islands to Norway. Heading north across the arctic circle we will explore the beautiful fjordland of northern Norway. Then it is time for the serious adventures to begin, sailing north across the Barent’s sea to the frozen wilderness of Svalbard, a journey that very few people have accomplished. As we travel we will be doing our bit for ocean protection, taking on our second “clean up the Arctic” expedition, this time in Svalbard. From coastal cruising to serious ocean passages and ocean research and protection expeditions Narwhal has amazing experiences just waiting for everyone. Which adventure will you undertake?

2019 expeditions




2019 expeditions

 
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Enjoy a dram whilst exploring the beautiful Scottish scenery

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Early season often heralds some of the best weather conditions in Scotland. Take this chance to explore the mountains and islands of the beautiful west coast before the crowds arrive. We will be taking advantage of the great access by boat to some of Scotland’s finest distilleries. There is something about anchoring outside and going ashore that makes your dram taste that wee bit more special.

Expedition details:

Dates: 9th - 15th April (7 days)

Departure port: Ardrossan    |    Destination port: Oban

Prices: Individual crew place £933. Whole boat charter (max 6 persons) £5600

Availability: Sold out

What's included:

Adventure rating:

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  • Accommodation on board Narwhal, including bedding and duvet.

  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board.

  • Use of an expedition sailing suit, and offshore standard lifejacket.

  • Advice and instruction from Narwhal's qualified crew.

  • Use of our rib to get ashore and explore.

 
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Oban to Orkney

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This expedition provides a real taste of Scotland. Starting in the bustling port town of Oban, (home of Oban whisky) we will be setting sail and voyaging amongst the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the western Isles and Skye. Then we will turn our bows north and for the crossing to Orkney. This group of islands offers great sailing, some truly amazing historical sites and is home to not one, but two distilleries.

Expedition details:

Dates: 29th April - 5th May (7 days)

Departure port: Oban    |    Destination port: Kirkwall/Stromness, Orkney Islands

Prices: Individual crew place £933. Whole boat charter (max 6 persons) £5600

Availability: Sold out

What's included:

Adventure rating:

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  • Accommodation on board Narwhal, including bedding and duvet.

  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board.

  • Use of an expedition sailing suit, and offshore standard lifejacket.

  • Advice and instruction from Narwhal's qualified crew.

  • Use of our rib to get ashore and explore.


 
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A spectacular journey across the arctic circle

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Crossing the arctic circle under sail. This is a real ‘must do’ experience for any adventurous sailor. Starting from the spectacular Orkney Islands, we will make the crossing to Norway. Pointing our bows north as the water becomes colder, the arctic sun extends the days and we become surrounded by arctic wildlife is an experience like no other. We will follow centuries of explorers before us as we follow the “Way North” that Norway is named after, soaking up the stunning fjordland scenery and passing into the arctic circle. This expedition will involve some offshore passages, sailing through the night in a watch system for two or three days at a time as well as some shorter sails with the opportunity to stop off in some truly spectacular anchorages and explore the scenery. The Svartisen glacier is one of our favourites.

Expedition details:

Dates: 7th - 21st May (15 days)

Departure port: Kirkwall, Orkney   |   Destination port: Bodo, Norway

Total distance: 700nm

Prices: Individual crew place £2200

Availability: 2 places remaining

What's included:

Adventure rating:

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  • Accommodation on board Narwhal, including bedding and duvet.

  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board.

  • Use of an expedition sailing suit, and offshore standard lifejacket.

  • Advice and instruction from Narwhal's qualified crew.

  • Use of our rib to get ashore and explore.

 

 
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An arctic adventure accessible for all

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A spectacular time to see arctic Norway at it's best. The days are lengthening, colours are blooming and the world is starting to come to life. Summer is coming, the wildlife is heading north and so can you. If you are dreaming of stretching your horizons beyond the arctic circle but are not sure how to take the first step, then this expedition is for you. 

Expedition details:

Dates: 23rd - 31st May

Departure port: Bodo, Norway

Destination: Tromso, Norway

Total distance: 180nm

During this expedition, Narwhal will be travelling at a slower pace, giving us plenty of time to appreciate and explore the scenery around us... Time to relax and unwind in an untamed wilderness... Time to compose that beautiful photograph... Our aim will be to sail during the day, find a wild anchorage to explore and spend the night. Although this is a great experience for seasoned sailors wanting to stretch their horizons a little further, it is also a perfect introduction to sailing and arctic adventuring.

Prices: Individual crew place £1350. Whole boat charter (max 4 persons) £5400

Availability: 4 places remaining

 

What's included

Adventure rating

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  • Accommodation on board Narwhal, including bedding and duvet.

  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board.

  • Use of an expedition sailing suit, and offshore standard lifejacket.

  • Advice and instruction from Narwhal's qualified crew.

  • Use of our rib to get ashore and explore.

 

 
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your chance to undertake this bucket list passage

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This is the really big one, a true bucket list experience for any adventurer who has dreamt of crossing the ocean to the frozen kingdom of the ice bear. Departing from Tromso in northern Norway, we will first make our way through the stunning fjords before picking a weather window to set out across the Barent's sea ocean to Longyearbyen in Svalbard. From there we will spend the rest of the expedition exploring the elemental arctic landscape of ice and rock, keeping our eyes peeled for whales, walruses and polar bears.

Expedition details:

Dates: 4th June - 20th June

Departure port: Tromso, Norway

Destination: Lonyearbyen, Svalbard

Total distance: 700nm

This expedition involves an exciting offshore passage deep into arctic waters. The journey to Svalbard will take approx 6 days, sailing through the day and night in a watch system. We may encounter some challenging conditions on the crossing, but arriving in the spectacular Svalbard you will know that you have made a sailing passage to be proud of and have some great stories to tell. Although you don't need any sailing experience to participate in this expedition you do need a sense of adventure and the desire to experience this remote location. Once we arrive in the archipelago of Svalbard, we will check in in the main town of Longyearbyen before using Narwhal as our mobile base to explore the wonders of the islands an their wildlife.

Prices: Individual crew place £3950. Whole boat charter (max 4 persons) £15,180

Availability: 2 places remaining

What's included:

Adventure rating:

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  • Accommodation on board Narwhal, including bedding and duvet.

  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board.

  • Use of an expedition sailing suit, and offshore standard lifejacket.

  • Advice and instruction from Narwhal's qualified crew.

  • Use of our rib to get ashore and explore.

 

 
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Expedition in the stunning arctic wilderness of Svalbard

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Have you ever dreamt of exploring the land of the frozen north? Slipping past icebergs with wild and remote vistas revealing themselves around every corner. The wildlife of Svalbard is off the scale, walrus, whales not forgetting the famous polar bears. We are still putting the final details in place for this expedition. If you have ever thought about organising your own expedition to in the frozen north of Svalbard, now is your chance. Gather a group of four together and you could charter Narwhal exclusively for your use. Your own mobile base and home while we help you to explore and complete your own expedition objectives in this unique wilderness. Are you ready to make that dream a reality?

Expedition details

Dates: 23rd June - 4th July

Prices: Individual crew place £2850. Whole boat charter (max 4 persons) £11400

Start and finish port Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Availability: 3 places remaining

 

 
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Join an arctic research expedition Tackle plastic pollution head on

Following on for our successful Clean up the Arctic expedition in northern Norway in 2018, Narwhal will once again be taking on an environmental research and protection expedition. This time we will be heading deep into the polar north, focussing our research and clean up efforts in the remote wilderness of Svalbard. During our 2018 expedition we experienced how ocean currents bring vast amounts of marine litter to wash up on pristine arctic beaches. The remote nature of these beaches poses a challenge to both the monitoring and removal of this pollution. This is where we come in! On board our expedition yacht, Narwhal, we have the ability to access remote beaches, the ones that it may be impossible to access on foot. From this unique perspective we can collect valuable scientific data on the problem as well as remove litter from otherwise inaccessible locations.


You can be part of this expedition. We are looking for 4 crew members to join us onboard. You will take part in sailing the boat as well as help to conduct our scientific surveys and beach clean ups. This expedition is ideal for ocean enthusiasts, photographers, marine scientists and film makers wanting to contribute to ocean protection in one of the remotes places on earth. No sailing or scientific experience is required, our crew will show you everything that you need to know about life on a scientific expedition yacht. If you would like to experience this wonderful and fragile wilderness first hand whilst working to protect it, we would love to welcome you onboard.

Expedition details:

Dates: 7th - 22nd July

Start and end point: Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Prices: Expedition members will be expected to participate in fundraising, raising £3500 per person in order to participate in the expedition.

Availability: 3 places remaining

We will tailor our itinerary to make the best of the weather. Sailing or exploring during the day and anchoring most evenings in a sheltered fjord this expedition is ideal for those without sailing experience but with a sense of adventure.

What's included:

Adventure rating:

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  • Accommodation on board Narwhal, including bedding and duvet.

  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board.

  • Use of an expedition sailing suit, and offshore standard lifejacket.

  • Advice and instruction from Narwhal's qualified crew.

  • Use of our rib to get ashore and explore.

 

 
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Sailing from Svalbard to northern Norway

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This expedition involves an exciting offshore passage deep inside the arctic circle. The journey to mainland Norway from Svalbard will take approx 6 days, sailing through the day and night in a watch system. We may encounter some challenging conditions on the crossing as well as some wonderful wildlife. Arriving in Norway you will have the satisfaction of having completed a passage that few people have achieved. Although you don't need any sailing experience to participate in this expedition you do need a sense of adventure and the desire to spend time in the remote wilderness. 

Expedition details

Dates: 24th July - 8th August

Departure port: Longyearbyen, Svalbard   |   Destination: Tromso, Norway

Prices: Individual crew place £3795. Whole boat charter (max 4 persons) £15,180

Availability: 3 places remaining

What's included:

Adventure rating:

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  • Accommodation on board Narwhal, including bedding and duvet.

  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board.

  • Use of an expedition sailing suit, and offshore standard lifejacket.

  • Advice and instruction from Narwhal's qualified crew.

  • Use of our rib to get ashore and explore.

 

 
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Experience the beauty of the arctic in autumn

Autumn is coming and it is berry season. Autumn is a spectacular time to visit arctic Norway. The colours are changing and the extended arctic sunset paints the stunning landscape in spectacular colours. If you are dreaming of stretching your horizons beyond the arctic circle but are not sure how to take the first step, then this expedition is for you.

Expedition details:

Dates: 26th August - 2nd Septenber

Departure port: Tromso, Norway   |   Destination: Tromso, Norway

Prices: Individual crew place £1330. Whole boat charter (max 4 persons) £5320

Availability: 4 places remaining

During this expedition, Narwhal will be travelling at a slower pace, giving us plenty of time to appreciate and explore the scenery around us... Time to relax and unwind in an untamed wilderness... Time to compose that beautiful photograph... Our aim will be to sail during the day, find a wild anchorage to explore and spend the night. Although this is a great experience for seasoned sailors wanting to stretch their horizons a little further, it is also a perfect introduction to sailing and arctic adventuring.

What’s included:

Adventure rating:

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  • Accommodation on board Narwhal, including bedding and duvet

  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board.

  • Use of an expedition sailing suit, and offshore standard lifejacket.

  • Advice and instruction from Narwhal's qualified crew.

  • Use of our rib to get ashore and explore.

 

 

Autumn / winter 2019

Experience some of the unique wonders of the arctic in winter from a unique perspective. Full details of our winter arctic expedition program to follow shortly, but here is a taster of what we have planned. Get in touch to register your interest if you would like to get onboard.

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Coming in 2020 / 2021

Epic expeditions take time to plan and we have some epic adventures planned for 2020 / 2021. Wether to want to sign up for a crew place on one of our expeditions or are dreaming of your own custom expedition, get in touch, let’s start making it happen.

Spring / summer 2020

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  • Northern Norway

  • Ski sail

  • Faroe Islands

  • Iceland

  • East Greenland


Spring / summer / autumn 2021

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  • Scotland

  • Faroe Islands

  • Iceland

  • West Greenland

  • Baffin Island

  • Coastal Canada

 

 

Feeling inspired? Have an expedition idea of your own?

Do you have a a great idea for an expedition of your own and need a boat to make it a reality? We love hearing about inspirational plans and are always open to being flexible in working with you to help make them happen. Click here to Get in touch. Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite

 Sea kayak Baffin Island with Narwhal Expeditions

Sea kayak Baffin Island with Narwhal Expeditions

 Ski sail / mountaineering in Iceland with Narwhal Expeditions

Ski sail / mountaineering in Iceland with Narwhal Expeditions

 Climb unclimbed routes in Greenland with Narwhal Expeditions

Climb unclimbed routes in Greenland with Narwhal Expeditions

 Sea Kayak Svarlbard with Narwhal Expeditions

Sea Kayak Svarlbard with Narwhal Expeditions