Sailing in Svalbard 4 days


Svalbard/Spitsbergen Sailing Expedition - 4 days

Join our great adventure during Arctic summer, a sophisticated and experience-packed trip. We intend for it to become your greatest holiday ever! You will take part in a 4 days sailing expedition through some of the Arctic’s most staggering landscapes.

Svalbard is about as far north you can go, if not to discover only ocean. Midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard offers one of the true paradises on earth.

The Mystery of Svalbard
Geologists can't fully explain how this gorgeous landmass was created. The virgin landscapes of Svalbard generously present you with islands, beaches, breathtaking fjords, stunning wildlife encounters and an arctic color palette producing world’s greatest photo opportunities. You will leave Svalbard with answers and questions.

Did you know: “Arctic” means Bear – so “Antarctic” means No Bear (from Greek: arktos). In other words, you would not see polar bears in the Antarctic.

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Like a dream
Our mission is to offer the kind of trips we have been dreaming about, with the right equipment, the right guides, the right destinations, and only in small groups. We offer discriminatingly quality-minded trips.

On this sailing expedition you will be onboard the world’s best sailboat for arctic adventures, the Garcia Exploration 45, which is an experience in itself. This Ultimate Global Cruiser is Jimmy Cornell’s Ideal Boat, the winner of Best Boat 2015 in Sail Magazine and Boat of the Year 2015 by Cruising World.

The Boat
To quote the maker: “I promise you will be able to sail this boat anywhere in the world.” Jimmy Cornell has cruised an overwhelming 200.000 miles of ocean. The particular boat is bought from him personally. It is the Aventura IV, built in 2014 and already an icon, the first born baby of Cornell’s relationship with custom boat builder Garcia. The boat's price tag is relevant to mention. With the present equipment it comes at around EUR 1,000,000, perhaps more than four times the average tourist sailboats in the arctic.

Advantages of this adventure configuration

  • Small groups means more freedom to choose a route depending on weather, wildlife and wishes. We have a schedule but can consider alternative destinations. You get to participate more and become part of the operation.
  • Compared to larger vessels or sail ships, or even regular sail boats of same size, you get closer to all objects – the boat’s draft is only 1 meter with the keel up (3 meters with the keel down).
  • Extreme view in all directions from inside the spacious cabin. No other arctic tourist boat we know can offer this!
  • Far better comfort than most sailboats same size. For example, the cabin is almost on same level as cockpit, making contact easy and access effortless. The 75 mm thick foam insulation brings temperature stability.
  • Real sailing opportunity – a real explorer’s boat. The boat really sails very well, compared to a Bavaria or similar.
  • With the strong aluminum hull, this is a very safe boat compared to all fiberglass boats.

We include most of what you need on this sailing expedition. You can save a lot of money not buying expensive equipment that you perhaps don't even need back home.

We require 4 guests booked before the trip is finally confirmed. We can take bigger private groups up to 9 guests on request – then with two boats.

It will be 4 days, and 3 nights. It is impossible to have a fixed itinerary on Svalbard. The wind, the ocean, the weather, the pack ice, and the wildlife are unpredictable, and we just have to adapt to this on a day-to-day basis.

We will have epic and easy hikes on land every day to embrace the surroundings: Glaciers, birds, wild animals, old settlements, research stations and more. You will get plenty of Instagram-worthy pictures from these trips.

We offer ecologically sustainable and responsible tours. Travelling in small groups is an essential part of the ecotourism concept, as small groups have lesser impact on nature and will not disturb the wildlife unnecessarily.

Our trips are approved by the official travel company to Norway, Visit Norway.

DESTINATION: Svalbard, Norway.

Early June until late August. See dates in the booking system. Contact us for other dates, and we will see what we can do. We can also take trips in May and September.


PRICE: NOK 22,000 (around EUR 2,313) per person

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25% deposit, then residual payment 4 months before trip. We recommend travel insurance in case you must cancel.

If you cancel your trip, you may reschedule adventures in the future with the old deposit. Read more about it here.

Longyearbyen (Longyear City) in Svalbard. There are some weekly flights from Oslo and Tromso, and even from some other European cities. Flight booking is easy with Norwegian and SAS. We can of course help, if needed.

Normally up to 6 guests, plus skipper and guide. Bigger groups on request, with more than one boat.

- Warm flotation suit of professional quality
- Warm winter shoes (adult sizes)
- Warm mittens
- Hats (although we recommend you bring your own)
- Wool socks (do not wear cotton socks!)
- Boat, skipper, and guide.
- Food
- Water and other to drink
- And much more

- Camera
- Minimum two sets of warm underwear. It has to be wool. (Cotton is not allowed)
- A thick sweater, or similar. (An important mid-layer)
- A scarf or similar
- Personal items like toothbrush, books, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

All guides and skippers have years of experience, expensive certificates, and extensive safety training. They are professionals with knowledge, education, passion, and personality.

We provide quality food and can shop in Longyearbyen together with you before the trip.

Our boat is one of the most solid sailboats ever built. We also bring a lot of safety equipment. The most important security measure is always to play on team with the ocean and weather.

Shorter or longer trips available for groups of min. 4 persons. We can discuss routes, we can have ski & sail trips, photography trips, birdwatching trips, etc. We can arrange almost anything.

This is just a brief overview. More info on request, or after booking.


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Walruses on Poolepynten
Walruses on ice
Ny-Alesund harbour

Ny-Alesund coal train
Ny-Alesund post office
Roald Amundsen
Chinese stays here
Polar bear mum and cub

Polar bear mum and cubs
Polar bear having lunch on a whale carcass
Polar bear on ice

Arctic fox cubs playing
Arctic fox eating a bird it just caught
Reindeer beneath Alkhornet
The amazing bird cliff of Alkhornet

Sailboat anchored at New London
Glacier and sea kayaker
Glacier and sea kayaker
Glacier and a rib

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