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An 8-day itinerary to experience the mesmerising sights of Norway’s northern coast from stunning fjords to majestic landscapes along the way. You will perform shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac. During this trip, the expedition team will provide snowshoes when going for a hike on the remarkable islands dotting the coast of Norway.
Day 1: Paris of the North
Day 2: Lighting out toward Lyngen
Day 3 – 6: Into the Nordic fjords
Day 7 – 8: Below the northern lights
The adventure begins in Tromsø, also known as the “Paris of the North”. The city is a major natural hub above the Arctic Circle and rich with Norse and Sámi history.
You will embark the ship in the morning and sail through the Grøtsundet and Ullsfjorden, toward the northeast. Arrive at the Nord-Lenangen Fjord in the afternoon where you will stay overnight. If weather conditions are on your side, you will have the possibility to walk along the coast of the fjord. Be on the lookout for the northern lights when the sky clears out!
You will sail along the base of the Lyngen Alps, across the Lyngen fjord before to arrive in Hamnnes. It is an ancient trade and fishing settlement from the 17th century with wooden warehouses where people dry the cod, ready to exportation. The island offers good hiking and, depending on the season, you will find yourself hiking on snowshoes.
You will set sail into the Kvaenangen Fjord. You will navigate through the stunning fjords and then arrive in one of the scenic fishing villages like Skjervøy, Seglvik, Reinfjord, or Burfjord. The area offers many activities like hiking on the Island of Spildra and climb the remarkable 240-meter-high (788 feet) Staurhammaren.
The expedition will bring you back toward the southwest and you will stay for the night in Finnkroken. You could possibly see the northern lights. The next morning, you will embark on your final hike to the 315-meter-high (1,033 feet) Småvasshaugen.
You will embark in the afternoon and arrive at the final destination of Tromsø for an overnight stay. You can either decide to fly back home or spend extra days and discover the natural beauty of the surroundings
The vessel was built early last century and was rebuilt as a three-mast passenger sailing schooner and sailed to places like in Spitsbergen (1994 – 1996) and in Galápagos (1998 – 2001). After that, it underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program until 2011 as well the communication and navigation equipment renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations.
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