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Wintersailing and photograpy

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January 6 - January 12, 2020 - 7 days - NOK 16.400 Our winter trips with focus on photography have become very popular, so we are now preparing our wool and getting ready for new photo trips in January! The very special about these trips is the seasonal light which gives us the craziest #nofilter experiences hour after hour. We sail a full week from Bodø, via Lofoten and Senja, to the “Paris of the north” Tromsø.

This is a trip for those of you who want to take the “baddest” pictures during the harshest season in northern Norway, and for those who want to sail through northern Norway in a very special winter light with your camera always ready. While the batteries are charging under deck, you can be sailing, or learning how to sail, along the way. Winter sailing in northern Norway is completely unique and by combining it with photography we take maximum use of the day and are always ready to take the best pictures completely free of street lights or other disturbing lights.

This week we sail from Bodø and spend one week along the coast north to Tromsø. On the way we will sail by Steigen, Lofoten, Andøya and Senja, where we hope to find whales, race the northern lights, and learn more about sailing and photography.

One of our experienced skippers will take care of the sailing instruction and navigation, while one of our skillful photographers will facilitate for a photo expedition with lots of content, both professionally and socially.

On this trip we try to spend a day playing with the herring, orcas and other whales that are gathering along the coast of Troms every winter. For many years they have been playing around in the fjords outside of Kvaløya, while last year and this year they have been mostly around Skjærvøy. The weather forecast for the week, as well as the location of herring, will determine if we have time to go look for whales in northern Troms, or if we instead have to look for them outside Senja.

On this trip there are no photo prerequisites. Whether you are a professional or amateur means nothing. Just by sailing with other photo enthusiasts you will probably learn a lot. If you only have a mobile camera and want to join an unforgettable trip and sail during winter time, you are very welcome on board as well!


Day 1 - Arrival and sail to Karlsøy
Day 2 - Sail towards Steigen and over the Vestfjord to Lofoten
Day 3 - Full day of sailing up to Andøya and Risøyhamn
Day 4 - Going to Hamn on Senja - meeting the whales
Day 5 - Close on the whales in the fjords of Senja
Day 6 - Whale-safari on the outer side of Kvaløya
Day 7 - Last encounters with the whales and afternoon sail into Tromsø

Trip level

This is a trip for all those who are interested in photography, or nature. Or both! Sailing-wise the trip is not very difficult, but you have to be prepared for both beautiful, and harsh conditions. If you're a rookie, we wish to make you a sailor as soon as possible, and if you're experienced, you'll be given responsibility and experience greater challenges. This is a photo-trip, and we'll be spending a lot of time behind the camera. You don't have to have special knowledge with photography, we'll adjust the level accordingly to the participants, and you'll quickly be given new tasks and learn plenty underway.

We recommend all our customers to travel as environmentally friendly as possible. Travelling by train, or driving together is the best option. Traveling slowly also adds a whole other dimension to your vacation, rather than just flying above all the beautiful places our country has to offer.

Changes in the program
The program should be seen as a plan, and will be adjusted to according weather and conditions.

Read more and book your trip here.

SeilNorge AS
Himmelblå Brygge
8985 Ylvingen

Telephone: (+47) 41 29 79 00

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