Emmanuel welcomes you on board for a spectacular fifteen day yacht cruise in the North. Fascinated by the polar regions, this professional skipper will share his passion for the northern lands with you. Strengthened by over twenty years of experience, he will allow you to have an intense cruise experience, discovering unspoiled landscapes with breathtaking beauty.
Leaving from Longyearbyen, the capital of the Svalbard archipelago, you'll sail towards the south with stops in impressive, hidden spots. This epic journey is full of plenty of surprises.
The programme offered to you is susceptible to changes according to the weather conditions and your wishes. Don't hesitate to let Emmanuel know about your preferences!
The departure point is fixed at Longyearbyen. Your skipper will give you information about safety at sea, you'll define the exact cruise itinerary, then you're ready to go!
The first stop is set at Barentsburg, 55km away from Longyearbyen. This small Russian mining village with only 500 inhabitants is a vestige of Soviet times.
It is a unique case in international politics. Although the polar archipelago of Svalbard is part of Norway, the citizens of the sixty two signatories of the Svalbard Treaty can work and live there. So the archipelago includes Norwegian, Russian, Chinese, and Polish villages.
You'll then set sail to the south to discover the Bellsund and Hornsund fjords.
After this you'll sail along one of Svalbard's largest glaciers which holds the possibility of a majestic show for you. You may have the chance to spot whales!
You'll even be able to visit the scientists in the Polish weather base located at the entrance to the fjord.
You'll then leave the Svalbard archipelago to undertake a five day voyage across the Barents Sea towards the northern islands of Vesteralen. This archipelago is rich in contrasts and is the kingdom of whales! There you can appreciate white sandy beaches, wild and unspoiled regions, and impressive fjords. You'll sail along the coast from island to island towards the south until you reach the Lofoten Islands. You'll weave across the Trollfjord, a sound which separates the two archipelagos. This is an unprecedented occasion to be transported by so much beauty and to feel like you're the only people in the world. Be amazed by the sea and mountain landscapes. Amongst others you'll discover the towns of Svolvær and Reine before reaching Bodø.
There you'll disembark after having spent fifteen magical days accompanied by your exceptional skipper!
Go to the distant lands of Lofoten and Spitzbergen with Emmanuel, according to Manu!
In sail boating, there is pleasure above all!
Ketch acier - 23.2m
The skipper sleeps in the middle
This ketch of 23m, steel, is equipped to face the southern lands. It carries up to 230 m² of canvas and is ideal to face the sometimes extreme wind conditions. On board, performance is sought less reliability and durability.
The interior offers a large volume and a height under beam of more than 2m. The vast interior square, bathed in a warm atmosphere thanks to its solid wood furniture. Large openings offer a panoramic view of the sea.
Place of life and conviviality, it is possible to live the sea while remaining warm. All cabins are equipped with heating and electricity for the comfort of the crew.
The skipper sleeps in the middle
The skipper helps you to cook, but everyone lends a hand.
By plane, there is an airport in Longyearbyen. From London, you can expect 1 or 2 flight connections.