Norwegian Fjord Cruising
- Vessel: Narwhal
- Where: Norway
- Duration: 8 days
- Embark: Bodø - 22 August 2020, 16:00
- Disembark: Brønnøysund - 29 August 2020, 10:00
Discover the majestic beauty of the Norwegian Fjords under sail on expedition yacht Narwhal.
Experience the beauty of Norway’s fjords. One of the most spectacular sailing venues in the world. Exploring this coastline by sail is an experience to be savoured and these expeditions we will take things a little slower, allowing time to appreciate the scenery, fill your memory card with stunning photos and explore ashore.
This trip is part two of three expeditions and this leg is from Bodø to Bronøysund. Starting above the arctic circle you will get to experience the thrill of crossing this magical line of latitude. Using the sheltered inner passage systems will take us through some stunning scenery. We may even have the opportunity to visit the Svartisen glacier or the offshore island of Treana. Narwhal will seek out a sheltered anchorage between the mountains and islands each evening and enjoy the extended arctic sunset while you do a spot of fishing, photography or general exploring. Fjords, sea eagles and stunning scenery will be amongst the highlights of this expedition.
Joining Narwhal in the vibrant city of Bodø is a great way to begin your arctic adventure. You will 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. Skippers Katharine and Eric will introduce you to everything that you need to know about Narwhal, life onboard and the research projects that they will be undertaking. Dinner will be provided onboard on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crew and guests.
Following initial safety briefings, Narwhal will set sail for the sheltered and spectacular fjords around Bodø, providing the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and trial some of the research equipment. There will be plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the arctic landscape.
During this expedition, Narwhal will be travelling at a slower pace, giving us plenty of time to appreciate and explore the scenery around us, relax and unwind in an untamed wilderness. The aim is to sail during the day and then find a wild anchorage to explore and spend the night. 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.
As you approach Bronøysund you will have a fantastic view of the Seven Sisters mountain range, steeped in Viking history. Narwhal will moor up for the night in Bronøysund and enjoy our final evening on board with dinner and time to swap stories, highlights and pictures from the expedition.
*The exact itinerary that we follow will be chosen each day by your skipper to make the best use of the weather conditions. Since we operate with just a small number of guests on board, we can tailor the areas that we explore based on your interests. All meals and hot/soft drinks and hire of a waterproof all in one are included in your ticket price.
Guest berths: 6 Rig: Sloop
Narwhal is a 50ft expedition yacht. Made of sturdy steel she is a real go-anywhere boat, ready for adventures to some of the wildest and most remote places on the planet.
A custom made expedition vessel, Narwhal’s interior offerings have been well thought out and she is well equipped to be as comfortable as she can be for guests and crew for long durations at sea. She has twin forward cabins, each with two bunks, and a large stern cabin, a galley, a communal saloon and an extra-cosy additional seating area. With a built-in diesel heater, even when she exploring some of the most remote and coldest locations on the planet, her guests are sure to be kept warm and toasty below decks.
The navigation station is well equipped for all eventualities with Narwhal’s computer system and her top of the range routing software set up for sailing in some of the toughest locations and conditions. She also has a satellite communication system which means we can keep in touch wherever we are in the world. From the necessary modern technologies to the paper charts, dividers and sextants, Narwhal still practices her navigation traditional skills.
Designed to be self-sufficient whilst sailing offshore for extended periods in remote locations, Narwhal has a water-maker as well as large freshwater and fuel tanks. With plenty of room to store food and equipment, Narwhal always has all the things necessary for adventuring in remote locations.
Protecting the environment is at the forefront of Narwhal’s ethos so she is equipped with solar panels and wind and hydro generators to generate power more sustainably. If the wind doesn’t blow however, she does have a 105hp Volvo engine to push along and a generator to keep the lights on.
Narwhal’s voyages are also often focused around the protection of the environment and she regularly runs trips involving beach cleans and marine research.
Narwhal also has kayaks, paddle-boards and fishing gear for guests to use!
Deck planMore about Narwhal
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes we can - please let us know in advance of your trip
Can I charge my phone and camera?
Yes we have 12v charging in all bunks although mobile signal can be intermittent
What language is spoken on board?
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently on a boat. We recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Narwhal has a double bed and 2 twin bunks
How many toilets/showers does she have?
Two toilets, one shower
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals are included in the price unless you go ashore.(Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
Are sailing suits provided?
Yes, Narwhal provides all-in-one waterproof suits for all her guests. Please let us know your size when booking.
Are life jackets provided?
Are watersports included?
Narwhal has kayaks, paddleboards and fishing gear for guest use free of charge at the discretion of the Skipper.