Sail and sup expedition
Ever wondered what it would be like to paddle board in the arctic? Sailing and paddle board make perfect adventure partners for this expedition. Using our expedition yacht, Narwhal, as our mobile base camp and paddle boards to explore the hidden corners of the coastline we have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable adventure.
Using our expedition yacht, Narwhal, as our mobile base camp and paddle boards to explore the hidden corners of the coastline we have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable adventure. We will be sailing through the fjord lands of Norway, heading south as autumn begins to spread it’s beautiful colours and bounty of berries. The focus of this expeditions will be on using sailing and paddle boarding to exploring this wonderful coastline. The majority of the time we will be sailing or paddle boarding during the day, returning to the comforts of our yacht, Narwhal each night. We may also choose to make some overnight passages on board Narwhal during the expedition, usually in order to get somewhere that we want to spend more time exploring and paddling in!
Dates / route: 14th - 21st Aug 2020 - Bodø to Tromsø, Norway
or 22nd - 29th Aug 2020 - Bodø to Bronøysund, Norway
Prices: Individual crew place £1395.
Grab a few friends and make this your very own expedition with whole boat charters available for groups of 4, only £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
14th - 21st August 2020 - Tromsø, Norway - Bodø, Norway
22nd - 29th August 2020 - Bodø, Norway - Bronøysund, Norway
Day 1: Joining the expedition
You will join our expedition yacht in Tromsø. A vibrant city with regular flights in arctic 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.
Day 2: 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 around Tromsø provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and maybe have a first paddle. There will be plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the arctic landscape.
Day 3-6: 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 will be aiming for some stunning anchorages where Narwhal can wait patiently for us while we get even closer to nature on our paddle boards. There will also be time to simply relax and enjoying the relaxed pace of life far from the hectic modern world.
Day 7: Arrival in Bodø
We will spend our final day enjoying the scenery of Northern Norway before heading into port in Bodø. We will moor up for the night in Bodø and enjoy our final evening onboard with a nice dinner and time to swop stories, highlights and pictures from the expedition.
Day 8: 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 Bodø.
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. Where and when we are able to paddle board will be dependent on the conditions. We will be looking for some safe sheltered areas to explore.
Experience required: There is no sailing experience required to join this expedition, we can show you all the ropes as we go. You don’t have to be a hot shot paddle boarder either, however it is useful if you have been on a paddle board before and have a moderate degree of fitness. Our aim is explore the secluded nooks and crannies of the coastline rather than take on extended crossings. Boards and paddles will be provided but you should bring your own wetsuit/drysuit and pfd if you have one.