Anne-Margaretha: Longyearbyen (SJ) - Bear Island (SJ) - Tromsö (NO)
17 July - 28 July 2021
Cross the Barents Sea over 600 nautical miles. Board the Anne-Margaretha in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) and spend a few days exploring the magnificent fjords and polar wildlife of the arctic island before setting course south towards the remote Bear Island. Depending on the conditions, you might be able to visit the Norwegian Weather Station and earn your “Certificate of Nude Swimming in Arctic Water” there. The last crossing will bring you to northern Norway, which – time permitting – you might explore a little bit before disembarking in Tromso. On this trip there is a possibility to see reindeer, puffins, and perhaps even whales. The journey ends at 12:00 pm but we advise you book a flight home at the end of that day as a precaution. Prices include €15 administration fee. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years (younger Windseekers on request, when accompanied by an adult).
Longyearbyen is a capital of Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, located on the Spitsbergen island. If you want to experience the arctic climate, although tempered by a warm current, Spitsbergen is the place to visit. Look for seabirds, reindeer and marine mammals but watch out for polar bears! Don’t be fooled by the town’s remote location and small size: you can find there two museums, art galleries and a cinema.
Only 2000 km from the North Pole Tromsö is the capital of Norway’s high north, home to 70 000 inhabitants who live on the edge of the Arctic. This well operated cruise destination is positioned in a spectacular setting between islands, iconic fjords and mountain peaks, midway between the North Cape and Lofoten Islands.
Dates: 17 July 2021 - 28 July 2021
Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum of 12
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English, Dutch and/or German – depending on the participants’ needs.
Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, sheets and towels. Bedlinen can be rented on board for €15 per journey.
This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).
Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands
"It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."
Wietze (16) Netherlands
"Teamwork is the key"
Nina (20) Norway
"My trip in a few words: Sailed, tried new things. Big ship. Seasickness. Spent a lot of time on the sea."
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