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Brief description of the holiday
This journey is a life experience that can only be told once lived. The boat involved is not a common boat but it is the first Italian boat that has crossed the borders of these lands and the skipper at the head of the expedition is the first and so far the only Italian to have completed the circumnavigation of the Arctic , first with Northwest Passage in 2012, starting from Tromsø in Norway, arriving in Alaska, then with the Northeast Passage in 2019 returning to Tromsø passing north of Siberia.
There are many reasons for choosing this experience, first of all the emotion that a trip of this type can give : crossing the ice, merging into white nature, in a silence of rare purity. Added to this are the unmistakable landscapes of northern Europe , the typical fauna of these areas and last but not least, the chance to spot the magical lights of the Northern Lights .
During the 7 stages of this journey, we will observe the great cetaceans of the North Sea , such as whales and dolphins, as well as seals and other Arctic animals , unfortunately some of which are in the process of disappearing. You will come into contact with the Nordic communities , with their customs and traditions, with their traditions and their cuisine.
Last consideration, no less important, this journey will lead to the awareness of how much this part of the world is in constant and very rapid evolution due to climate change : it is possible that in a few years today's landscape will no longer be observable.
THE NANNI SKIPPER, WHO IS, WHAT IT DOES
DISCOVER ALL THE SHIPPING STAGES:
· From Tromsø to Bodø - June 19th / July 2nd
Bodø to Trondheim - July 3rd / July 16th
· From Trondheim to Bergen - July 17 / July 30
Bergen to Oslo - 31st July / 13th August
· From Oslo to Copenhagen - August 14 / August 27
Around Denmark - August 28 / September 10
· From Copenhagen to Gdansk - 11 September / 24 September
The itinerary of this stage:
The navigation and scenery between Trondheim and Bergen are very varied.
Often the route will initially pass outside the shelter of the islands and coastal rocks and it will be advisable to follow it in clear weather.
Southeast of Ålesund it will be possible to visit the deep, narrow and spectacular Geirangerfjord, which will certainly take a day or two. Once you leave the fjords around Ålesund and pass the Stattlandet peninsula, the most exposed breakwater, the route will turn more decisively south in the direction of the two deepest fjords: Nordfjord and Sognefjord , which we will perhaps be able to explore a little if we have some. the weather.
It will perhaps be worthwhile to venture into one of the small fjords further south where there is a tiny, almost incredible anchorage next to a smooth and sheer rock. The path to Bergen winds through very narrow fjords and with the passage of numerous bridges just higher than the mast of the boat, a passage that always seems critical, but which is overcome with a sigh of relief.
It will be a question of carefully evaluating the condition of the tidal currents which could slow down the travel times, even if they are spectacular in their crossing.
And finally Bergen, founded in 1070 where there is everything that can be of interest in an enviable urban and port scenario, if we can find a place along the quays of the center.
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My boat is a 25-ton steel cutter built for great navigation with in mind above all solidity and safety. Arctic, tropics, equator and ocean have thoroughly tested these qualities. It is also surprisingly quick enough with light winds, which does not --hidden-- allows us to use sail in many conditions. The instrumentation is overwhelming, the kitchen is very efficient, the security and support equipment is very rich. It has a large covered well that proved to be a formidable element of comfort even to the equator. The deck is completely covered with an effective anti-slip. 1der deck there are 5 cabins for a total of 12 beds, but only 4 are normally used, the fifth, forward, most of10 is in10ded for galley and warehouse for the equipment. There are 3 independent electric baths with hot and cold water and shower. 1,600 liters of water and 1,800 of diesel fuel ensure a great autonomy.
Our trip starts here
Sunday 17 July from 14:00 until Sunday 17 July at 20:00
Our trip ends here
Saturday 30 July from 8:00 until Saturday 30 July at 9:00
Other important information
Boarding is scheduled after 6 pm on the day of the start of each stage.
Participants are requested to be ready to disembark by 9 am on the day of the end of the stage. This is to allow cleaning of the boat, maintenance and purchases for the new crew
The usable baggage is only the soft one. It will absolutely not be possible to board rigid suitcases. Space on board is limited and therefore it is possible to carry only one bag plus a bag and any photo / film bag. The luggage must be placed in the cabins of the participants.
Pillows will be available on board, but pillowcases and sleeping bags will be brought by the participants.
It will be possible to recharge the individual batteries .
The boat is equipped with a well-stocked pharmacy, but each participant will take care of their own individual medicines. It will be advisable to warn the captain of any special medical needs.
HOW TO GET
The stopovers can all be reached by plane with scheduled flights. If you have any doubts, please write to me!
Cancellations and Refund
This experience undergoes Sailsquare's standard Cancellation and Refund Policy:
- As long as the Experience is Not Confirmed, you can cancel your reservation at any time and receive a refund of the amount paid.
- If the Experience is Confirmed, you can cancel your reservation up to 30 days before departure and receive a full refund.
- If available for the selected Experience, you can choose our Extended Refund Terms and cancel your booking at any time up to the departure, and receive a refund of the paid amount, upon the occurrence of certain conditions (illness, including Covid-19, work-related reason, domestic emergency, previous medical conditions and many more).
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Meals onboard
- Final cleaning
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Alcolici e superalcolici
- Pasti ai ristoranti
- 100€ di tessera associativa
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 150-200€ per person.