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Lofoten Island Explorer on a Three Masted Schooner. The Most Magical Place on Earth!

Lofoten islands and Norwegian Coast Voyage
Voyage Number Vessel Starting Port Ending Port
BC140818 Blue Clipper Tromso Bodo, Norway
Booking fee Voyage duration Start date and time End date and time
GBP £20.00 10 Days
14/08/2018 - 14:00 to 24/08/2018 - 10:00
14/08/2018 - 14:00 to 24/08/2018 - 10:00
Berth Type Availability Price Special Price
2 Berth Bunk Bed Cabin per person Available - Book Now GBP £2900.00 n/a
Luxury 2 Berth Cabin per person Fully booked GBP £4000.00 n/a
Voyage Description:

Lofoten Island Explorer

The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. This rare wilderness outpost offers an untrammelled landscape of Majestic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabird colonies and long surf-swept beaches. If you are seeking unforgettable nature experiences, Lofoten will definitely not let you down. 

Ideal Voyage For...

This is an adventure style voyage, but that doesn't mean you need previous sailing experience. Blue Clipper is perfect for beginners and more advanced sailors alike. You really don't need any sailing experience as the professional crew will go through everything from safety drills, how to pull ropes efficiently, find the right halyard or steer the 144ft schooner. You don't have to be super strong.

Voyage highlights

  • WIldlife and wilderness
  • Dramatic moutains
  • Deep Fjords
  • Magnificent light conditions
  • Fascinating birdlife

Blue Clipper Rope

The Lofoten Islands

Due to the warm Gulf Stream, Lofoten has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at the same latitude.  Between late May and mid July you can experinece the midnight sun, whilst the Northern lights can be viewed from September to mid April.  
The rapidly changing weather and magnificent light conditions have inspired artists and drawn them to this area for several decades, which is evident in the many art galleries and photo exhibitions.  

On this adventure voyage you will explore the chain of islands known as Lofoten. Setting sail from Tromso gives brilliant sailing grounds and the opportunity to call in at dozens of anchorages on your way through the intricate channels down the west coast. 

A Photographers Dream

The flora and fauna are unforgettable and you may well see sperm whales, minke whales, puffins and sea eagles in their natural habitat. The many anchorages around Lofoten before your open water crossing to Bodo will mean that by the end of the trip, you are an experienced crew member and can put your skills to the test on the final leg. 

Blue Clipper at Sea

About Blue Clipper - Three Masted Topsail Schooner

Hands on sailing - Climb the mast, take the helm, and learn to navigate using only the sun and the stars. On board Blue Clipper, you get to try your hand at evert aspect of sailing this beautiful tall ship. You do not need any previous sailing experience to join. The permanent crew of 6 mean that you will be well looked after and get plenty of instruction.

Tall Ship Blue Clipper is a spacious and luxuriously furnished gaff rigged schooner. In the construction of the hull modern elements are mixed with traditional elements, such as a clipper bow, an elegant yacht stern and a long ballast keel. The teak deck gives an opulent feel to the ship but with the security of a tough steel deck underneath.  Blue Clipper may have been a super-yacht, and there is room for sun loungers on the main deck, but don't be deceived.  This schooner is now owned and run as a sail training ship. You can still pose on your 'yacht' but this will definitely be a 'hands on' adventure where you learn traditional sailing skills and get to know your ship-mates on the night watches.

Read more about Blue Clipper here. 

Below Decks

Tall Ship Blue Clipper has extensive accommodation below decks and can accommodate up to 12 guest trainees on board, with 6 twin en-suite cabins, a luxury double cabin, large saloon areas which are beautifully decorated and maintained, a well-equipped galley and plenty of places to sit and relax on deck.

There is a large comfortable saloon area with a bar area to make tea and coffee. The saloon is on deck level with windows to both sides so you can enjoy the view without going outside on those wet days! Meals are served in the saloon and the onboard chef prepares 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch and a three course evening meal. Drinks are available throughout the day, with alcoholic beverages available with evenings meals on a TAB system, this can be paid for at the end of the voyage. 

Cabins

All guest cabins are twin, ensuite cabins with plenty of storage space, two spacious bunks (bunk bed style), a writing desk, air conditioning and heating, and are decorated and finished to a high standard.

There is also a luxury double suite, with large double bed, huge ensuite bathroom, seating area and plenty of storage space. 

Each cabin has a porthole, so if you are on the top bunk you can watch the star-light horizon from the comfort of your bed. 

There is also an electricity point in each cabin (2 pin European socket).

What is included in the voyage cost:

  • All meals on board Blue Clipper.  This includes daily breakfast, lunch and 3-course evening meal.  
  • Refreshments thorughout the day.
  • Use of safety equipment.
  • Accommodation in a twin ensuite cabin
  • All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew
  • The services of our hospitaltiy and guest services manger

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any shore excursions and meals on shore (unless otherwise stated)
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks purchased on board (a TAB system is used on board and payable at the end of your voyage in cash (EURO or GBP)
  • VISA fees

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