Basecamp Arctic Voyagers

Sail the glacier coast of Svalbard

No connection
summer season
7 cabins
all meals included
S/V Linden
starting from 12,900 nok
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Sail the glacier coast of Svalbard

How about sailing through the Arctic ocean, immersed in the majestic polar landscape with wind in the sails and the sleepy sounds of a creaking wooden ship? Just around the corner from the North Pole lies the special gathering of Arctic islands – the Svalbard Archipelago. The only way to move around these icy islands in summer is by sea – just like the ancient explorers did.

With Basecamp Arctic Voyagers, you can explore the Arctic Ocean like a true polar explorer on our wooden three-masted schooner. Standing on the wooden deck searching for wildlife, you feel at one with nature, yet aware that we are only visitors in this harsh environment.

Let the night come and lie on your berth slowly rocking with the waves, listening to the sounds from the wooden hull. This is a wonderful way to fall asleep, eagerly waiting for what the next day brings.

Once the anchor is up, and the captain orders to hoist the sails we glide into Svalbard’s wilderness. Basecamp Arctic Voyagers’ vessel, S/V Linden is made for the arctic sea and she sails elegantly through the icy waters. Our crew loves sailing and is eager to teach you all the tricks. With the help of our professional team, you too can become a true seaman. If you dare, you can even climb the 33 meters tall mast. This activity is not for the faint-hearted!

The days aboard depends on the wind and weather conditions. Normally we sail to the next planned destination where we anchor to go ashore using zodiacs – small open boats. On the field excursions, you are accompanied by our professional guides carrying weapons for polar bear protection.  For every landing, we pick the best places to spot wildlife or learn about the biology, geology and history of the island and we can do several landings during the day. To cover more distance during our voyage, we sail overnight, so when you wake up the next morning, there is new scenery waiting.

We will board and disembark Linden in Longyearbyen and from here we will explore the different fjords of Spitsbergen. We offer different cruises during the summer season; the weekend cruise will give you a perfect taste of the arctic sailing around Isfjorden area, whereas the midweek cruise takes you further out towards the south or north point of Spitsbergen. In May, when the mountains are still covered in snow we offer ski and sail packages. Our cruises are true expeditions, meaning we will have plans, but the plans can always change. Weather, wind, and ice conditions will determine where and how we travel.

Join us on the three-masted schooner Linden for a five day sailing adventure in the pristine Arctic wilderness on Svalbard. We take you to the hidden gems of the west coast of Svalbard. As the breeze goes from gentle to moderate and strong we watch the sails fill into three dimensional curved airfoils. Some of us are sitting comfortably with a book in hand and others exhilarating at the top of the mast rigging sails. The choice is yours.

Every Monday
5 days
Summer season
All meals included
S/V Linden
per person 23,900 nok
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Are you ready for a weekend sail around the glacier cost of Svalbard? Leaving Longyearbyen on Friday we venture into Svalbard second biggest fjord, Isfjorden for a taste of the Polar regions. Depending on the weather and wind conditions, we either search the different inner fjords of Isfjorden or sneak around the corner to sail northwards.

Every Friday
3 days
Summer Season
All meals included
S/V Linden
per person 12,900 nok
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Basecamp Arctic Voyagers’ vessel, S/V Linden is a three-masted wooden beauty powered with 365 square meters of sail. In favorable winds, she can surpass 12 knots and if the wind is absent, Linden can comfortably travel at 7 knots an hour on her engine.

She is well equipped to take you on an adventure in the high Arctic. This schooner is built with love and funding from thousands of supporters in Åland in 1993 as a replica of the original Linden of 1920. She is the biggest wooden schooner in Europe still sailing. Linden is made for sailing the cold Baltic Sea, and her ice-strengthened hull enables her to take on the sea ice in Svalbard’s waters.

There is almost 50 meters of Linden lengthways and 9 meters across. The spacious outdoor viewing decks are a key feature. You have full 360 degrees view of the Arctic landscape with the opportunity to photograph wildlife nearly at eye level. From the rooftop or the top of the mast, you can spot wildlife even further away.

Linden offers 7 double cabins for overnight sails, so you are guaranteed an exclusive experience.

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