*Only places for female trainees left* Crossing the Arctic Circle. Board the Oosterschelde in Bodo for an exploration of the Norwegian coast. Head out to the sea to enjoy the sailing, and into the famous fjords for some hiking and sightseeing. The exact route of this voyage depends, as always, on the winds, but you can be sure there will be great places to visit. On the island Vikingen, is a monument which indicates that we are crossing the polar circle; Rørvik is a small harbour town and Runde a place famous for its bird cliffs. Voyage open to all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.
Bodø is a town in Norway, located north of the Arctic Circle. Bodø is home to the world’s strongest maelstrom. The city is perfect for outdoor activities like walking, kayaking, diving and fishing, but also for climbing and hiking in the mountain range. Besides of impressing nature, you find there lively urban scene with shopping centres and diverse choice of cultural activities.
Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It’s an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.
Dates: 26 August 2019 - 6 September 2019
Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 24
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English
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: towels
Barnabas (22) Hungary
"IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO STEER FOR HOURS WHEN THE WIND WAS BLOWING AND EVEN WHEN IT WAS COMPLETELY DEAD. I LOVED TO SEE THE SEA, I LOVED THE SILENCE OF THE OCEAN."
"When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world"
Max (17) Germany
"The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"
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