Some of natures most spectacular wonders gathered all in one place!

Whale Watching and Northern Light Hunting between the snow covered mountains of the Arctic while living in the middle of it all on a comfortable sail yacht.

The city Tromsø is situated in the centre of "The Arctic Norway" and is the perfect starting point for experiencing the wild and authentic nature of the north. We in Boreal Yachting would like to take you on an unforgettable experience.

We fill the day with activities such as sailing, whale watching, dog sledding, horse riding, and snow shoing or more relaxed alternatives such as enjoying hot tubs, saunas and Whiskey tasting. During the evening and night we fall back to the calmness and quietness of the nature observing the majestic Northern Light flickering over the sky. All trips will planned and tailored to suit the guests on board.

During winter we have dark season in the Arctic which means the sun in periods does not come up over the horizon. The sky is filled with beautiful lights as a never ending sunrise and gives pitch black nights perfect for hunting the Aurora Borealis, the northern light.

Season:

October - February

Time:
4 days from Wednesday to Saturday / Saturday to Wednesday
7 days trips starting on Wednesday or Saturday
Other varieties can be arranged on request

The yachts:
You and your company have a whole yacht exclusively to yourself or your company.
We have different size yachts for different size groups. You live comfortable on board a modern sail yacht. You will have a private single cabin or share a 2 bert cabin.

Skipper and Crew:
You will be accompanied by well experienced skippers and crew/guides that will take care of the yacht and your well being during the trip.

Food:
Our goal is to let our guests experiencing the local culture and eat high quality local food. All meals are prepared and served on board with exceptions when come over local restaurants in the area.

Seasickness?

We very seldom experience seasickness on board. Trips will be planned according to weather and conditions so that everybody have a pleasurable time. We also have seas sickness medication for the unfortunate one. It usually tears of quickly.

No sailing experience?
This is a trip for anyone who are interested in the wonders of nature, and does not require any pre-sailing experience. However you might learn a thing or two about sailing during your stay.

Whale watching (Oct - Jan)

During the winter season we are invaded by various whales feeding themselves on herring and other fishes. Scientist estimated the number of humpback whales in the Tromsø area to be more than one thousand. Orcas are a sure sight when the herring has arrived and are also gathering in enormous numbers, hunting together for a tasty and easy meal.

In a sail yacht you can get incredibly close to these fantastic animals using sails instead of engine, and they are practically only one arm length away. Whales are curious creatures and will often come and say hello as they see the yacht as a potential new "buddy".

We take grat pride in not interfering with the whales in their daily life and habitat. The whales comfort is our main priority so we don't disturb them with engine noise or fuel spill.

The Northern Light (Sep - Apr)

To see the Northern Lights is a spectacular experience. Tromsø is located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone and our sailboats are the perfect place to get a closer look without the light pollution in the city centre.

Each appearance of the northern lights is unique. Often you see three green bands across the night sky. Or the lights come as flickering curtains orrollingsmoke. The colour is a luminous green, often with a hint of pink along the edge, and occasionally with a deep violet centre. If there is a lot of activity up there, the northern lights explode for a minute or two in a corona. The next minute it is all over, only to appear moments later again.

Summery:

  • 4 days or one week tour in comfortable modern sailboats in your personal berth (2 berth cabins)
  • Enjoy high quality local fresh food prepared on board
  • Sail with experienced and locally known skippers
  • Modern yachts with all safety equipment available on board
  • Airport pick-up & drop
  • For those who enjoy sailing there are plenty of opportunities to practice sailing during the trip
  • On land activities such as dog sledding, snow shoeing, out door hut tubs and/or Whiskey tasting.
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BOOKING DAYTRIPS
Boreal Yachting also arrange day trips for Whale Wathing and evening/night trips hunting for the Northern Liight.

Contact us directly for a price and availability.