10 DAYS ARCTIC HIDDEN FJORDS WILDERNESS YACHT EXPEDITION

NOK 55 600.- per person 

For the last couple of years huge numbers of Orcas and Humpback Whales have joined an annual hunt for herring in the North-Norwegian fjords during wintertime. We are sailing in the area where the herring feast is expected. But, as the traveling pattern of both the whales and herring is rather unpredictable we aim to be highly flexible with our schedule and route.
Join us onboard for one of our exciting tours in true expedition style! We will have great opportunities to discover the hidden places seldom visited and experience the wildlife living there.

 

ARCTIC HIDDEN FJORDS & WILDERNESS YACHT EXPEDITION 

PRICE: 10 Days / 9 nights  

Bodø – Tromsø – Alta or revers.

Few places are still as undiscovered like the hidden fjords of Northern Norway. The roughed high peak mountains, deep wild fjords unpopulated, islands covered with glaciers and a spectacular wildlife making this area an experience of a lifetime adventure. Sailing through this spectacular wilderness scenery has a humbling impact on those travellers entering into the great northern land, filled with wildlife and people with fascinating history. This area of Northern Norway was for a long time in Europe history the boarder to unknown land – the ultima thule. Still this vast landscape is filled with secret wilderness for those who journey through it’s dramatic fjords, and coastal scenery.

Eagles are souring around mountain peaks, killer whales and other cetaceans feed in the fjords, seals and otters are common. The fresh local seafood is a feelgood experience and together with local fishermen and farmers we secure a adventure of lifetime. Join us onboard for one of our exciting tours in true expedition style! We will have great opportunities to discover the hidden places seldom visited and experience the wildlife living there.

ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive Bodø.
Transfer from airport to our ship, perched on the waterfront pier in Bodø harbour. During the evening, we will invite you for a cocktail, followed by dinner, fine wine and a chance to meet your new shipmates. The ship will set sail during evening for the north.

Day 2: Tysfjorden. Hidden mystery fjord
We will wake up in the morning cruising into Tysfjorden. Our goal this morning is the untouched and seldom visited Hellimofjorden stretching deep into the landscape towards the Swedish boarder. After the visit to this secret place we will head for the inner part of Vestfjorden/Lofoten into island archipelago of Svellingen. This is still an unknow part of Lofoten never visited by the bigger cruise ships.

Day 3-4: Lofoten, Vesterålen: Whales & Sea eagles These two days we will explore the Lofoten and Vesterålen with all the fascinating small picturesque fishing villages, dramatical mountains, and wildlife. The following places are optional in our schedule subject to weather conditions: – Kabelvåg – Henningsvær – Nusfjord – Reine – Nyksund – Skipnes.Vesterålen: This will be a true expedition day. If weather permit we will cruise westside Vesterålen towards the area around Tindsøya and Guakværøya. Further north we will have lookouts for Sperm whales.

Day 5: Senja under the Northern Lights Depending on weather forecast we will either sail west of the island Senja or east. This island is described as a miniature of Norway. We plan landings at several places during the day. Destinations will be opened depend on weather conditions, swell and choice of activities.

Day 6: Tromsø the gateway to the Arctic Today we will arrive the busy town Tromsø overlooking the dramatically surrounding mountains. Tromsø is known as the gateway to the Arctic and it’s an island town, surrounded by the perpetually snow-clad mile-high peaks, that prides itself on being both the site of the world’s northernmost university and brewery. We will spend the day exploring this fascinating tiny town. In the afternoon we sail west into the sun cruising a short distance for our overnight anchor stop.

Day 7: Hidden secret islands in the ArcticThis day will be spent exploring the islands NW from Tromsø. If weather permit we will do landings using our zodiacs/RiB boats

Day 8: Hidden spectacular fjords & glacier Today we will discover one of the least visited area along the Norwegian coast line Nord-Troms. During the night we sail towards the northern magical fjords and glaciated mountains. On our route through the wilderness landscape we will have White tailed sea eagles souring around the peaks. We will visits the island Spildra with history as far back as 6000 years or more. The afternoon will enter into the Jøkelfjorden, a striking fjord that leads to the spectacular Øksfjord glacier.

Day 9: Hidden National ParkDuring the night we have set our compass for Seiland National Park. Before approaching our finale destination for this day, we will spend the day cruising along the fjords and mountains investigating the small narrow places. This day is a expedition day and finale destination will be decided depending on the weather conditions and wildlife. Seiland National Park is considered one of the most remote areas in Europe.

Day 10: Alta After morning breakfast, we sail into our finale port of call Alta. We will transfer to the airport. and for those of you staying doing the extension will be transfered to your hotell.

Please note: The expedition’s exact route will depend on the weather and the wildlife. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will do everything in their power to maximise our experience. Flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!

M/V KINFISH

Today MV Kinfish stands out as a high class expedition yacht perfect for operations in Arctic conditions. Beutifully rebuilt with room for 12 passangers, with private facilities. She is now ready to deliver adventours into smaller fjords and coves along the Arctic coast of mainland Norway.

Arctic Voyager are happy to have this exclusive highclass expedition ship in our fleet, operating during the winter 2018/19. With private facilities in all cabins and a highly motivated crew and expedition staff, we are now ready to deliver a series of unique expedition in Northern Norway.

ARCTIC TOUR FACTS:

NORTHBOUND: Bodø – Tromsø – Alta: Including Lofoten, Senja, Nord-Troms and Seiland National Park SOUTHBOUND: Alta – Tromsø – Bodø: Including Seiland National Park,Nord-Troms, Senja, Vesterålen and Lofoten

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

Tour code/name: I AVKIN10-1 to AVKIN10-17 I ARCTIC HIDDEN FJORDS & WILDERNESS YACHT EXPEDITION 

Group size: Maximum 12 passengers.

Dates:
AV10-1: 01.Nov – 10.Nov 2019 / departure from Bodø – disembarking Alta / Arctic magical light expedition & whales

 

INCLUDED: Arctic expedition on board M/V Kinfish – All transportation during trip – All meals, coffee and tea – All activities on board including lectures – Experienced Expedition leader & Guide team – zodiac cruises – grouptransfers – All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare or other travel modes to/from ship – Hotell overnights – Personal clothing and equipment – Alcoholic beverages -Personal travel insurance – Pre- and post-voyage packages with hotel available upon request.