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Norwegian fjord sailing, with whale watching and the northern lights.
The Norwegian fjords, with their majestic cliffs, crystal clear waters, and awe-inspiring vistas, provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable journey. Set sail from Tromso, a vibrant city known as ‘the gateway to the Arctic’, then along the Skjervøy coast, which is known for its abundance of herring and plankton that attracts humpback whales and orcas to these waters.
Witness these powerful mammals as they breach and feed in their natural habitat, undisturbed by our small sailing vessels.
The crown jewel of the Arctic sky, the Northern Lights, adds a touch of otherworldly beauty to our Norwegian sailing holidays. Visiting during the winter months means experiencing the Arctic phenomenon of the polar night, with an even greater chance of a Northern Lights display. As darkness falls, this celestial spectacle unfolds, painting the sky with vibrant colours.
But it’s not just the extraordinary natural phenomena that make our Norwegian sailing holidays remarkable. Our fleet of sailing vessels range from historic tall ships to modern expedition yachts, operating under sail wherever possible ensuring minimal impact on the local environment. By joining a sailing experience you are also choosing a more sustainable way to experience this popular destination.
All our adventures are fully crewed, with all meals included in your ticket price. Throughout each voyage guests are encouraged to actively participate in the sailing, whether it’s assisting with the rigging, learning celestial navigation techniques. Or you can simply sit back and enjoy the marvellous views on deck. Our voyages to Northern Norway are perfect for solo travellers, couples, or groups of friends, with the option to book a berth, cabin or even charter a vessel to your needs.
‘Friluftsliv’ is a local Norwegian philosophy embodying the idea that returning to nature is akin to coming home. We can vouch for that: Your maiden voyage to the fjords will by no means be your last. Be prepared to leave part of your heart in fjordland – until next time.
Sailing from November to January on a traditional tall ship or an expedition yacht. Voyages starting from £1750pp all inclusive of food, excluding travel to boat.