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Sailing in arctic Norway

Sailing in the north, in arctic Norway, is a unique and special adventure! Join Boreal Yachting for a week watching whales by day, hunting for the northern lights by night, enjoying local food and visiting breathtaking locations on the way.

By day - Whale Watching

During the winter season we are invaded by various whales feeding themselves on herring and other fishes. In a sail yacht you can get incredibly close to these fantastic animals using sails instead of engine, and they are practically only one arm length away. Whales are curious creatures and will often come and say hello as they see the yacht as a potential new "buddy".

By night - The Northern Lights

To see the northern lights is a spectacular experience. We sail within the northern-light-zone and a sailboat is the perfect place to get a closer look without light pollution. Each appearance of the northern lights is unique. Often you see three green bands across the night sky. Or the lights come as flickering curtains orrollingsmoke.

The colour is a luminous green, often with a hint of pink along the edge, and occasionally with a deep violet centre. If there is a lot of activity up there, the northern lights explode for a minute or two in a corona. The next minute it is all over, and you ask yourself whether this was real or just a dream.

We offer :

  • One week tour in comfortable modern sailboats in your personal berth (2 berth cabins)
  • Enjoy high quality local fresh food prepared on board
  • Sail with experienced and locally known skippers
  • Modern yachts with all safety equipment available on board
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • For those who enjoy sailing there are plenty of opportunities to practice sailing during the trip
  • Team spirit and great friendships that develops in sharing great experiences as well as daily activities on board

Our goal is to let our guests experience the local culture and enjoy high quality local food. Our skippers have a unique knowledge of the area and will be able to take you to breathtaking locations, secret hideaways and local happenings. This is a trip for anyone who are interested in the wonders of nature, and it does not require any pre-sailing experience.

The yachts have up to 4 guest cabins (8 berths). For VIP guests we are happy to offer 48 feet Catamaran with 4 double guest cabins and conference facilities. Main season for northern lights and whale watching is October - March. The yachts are stationed in Tromsø, other ports for pick-up and drop-off offered with additional one way fee.

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Arctic Travel

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