Setting off on a sailing expedition is the perfect way to get away from it all and do something for yourself. Combining this with the chance to learn a new skill in the company of like-minded people and in one of the world’s most spectacular locations and you have all the elements for a truly memorable and individual adventure.
So good news then from adventure sailing experts Rubicon 3 who have expanded their choice of departures to Norway, Iceland, Svalbard, and the Arctic Circle for this summer.
Sailing in these high latitudes aboard one of their fleet of 60ft clipper expedition yachts on specific dates in June, July, and August 2023, this is adventure sailing at its most iconic.
On each voyage there is a real emphasis both on training along coasts with towering mountains, vast fjords, waterfalls and in the far north even ice bergs. In these regions you will see whales, reindeer, eagles, puffins, and might even spot polar bears. This is the land of the midnight sun and Aurora Borealis with summer sailing in a temperate climate and fairly benign sailing conditions.
Participants come together as a maximum ‘crew’ of nine people with many joining as solos in an incredibly social environment. No previous sailing experience is necessary on most trips and under the expert guidance of a skipper and mate, they learn a full range of skills from navigating, helming and sail trimming, right through to how to pick the perfect anchorage. It’s an exciting, hands on environment that attracts people from all over the world.
A 12-day sailing holiday starts from £2,299pp* exploring the beautiful Lofoten Islands and Arctic Norway. Day sailing in its sheltered waters and finding new anchorage points every day in this UNESCO World Heritage listed archipelago of islands. There is time to head ashore to explore and discover, catching fresh fish for on shore BBQs and hiking up the hills for stunning panoramas.
*Cost includes accommodation and food on board the yacht, foul weather and safety equipment on board, use of RIB and kayak, plus expert sailing instruction throughout. It excludes travel to and from the start of the holiday.
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