- A fantastic steel sailboat for charter at Spitsbergen!
For avaiability look here: Updated 18.04.2021
SORRY - BECAUSE OF THE CORONA SITUATION THE COMPLETE 2021 SEASON IS CANCELLED. NO FOREIGNERS ARE ALLOWED ACCESS TO NORWAY. THE REGUATIONS FOR COASTAL CRUISES AT SVALBARD ARE STILL TOO STRICT FOR A SMALL SAILBOAT.
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! Warning - the availability of Arctica II is now very limited the next three years. She is so popular that you have to make up your mind very early and reserve your preferred charter period almost two years ahead!! We continously update the Availability page.
If you and your group have any plans of operating on or around Spitsbergen you should consider chartering Arctica II. She was built in Arendal, Norway in 2004. In 2012 we bought her and sailed her all the way to Spitsbergen in April. She was fully booked already the first summer season.
Many different kinds of groups have chartered our boats sins we started this activity in 2003. Larger groups who prefer a shower after the landings, high comfort, five separate cabins - all with private facilities - choose Arctica II. The last seasons our boats have been very popular among locals living in Longyearbyen wanting to organize their own private tour around the archipelago. In most cases this is a cheaper and a much more flexible way of experiencing Svalbard than joining an organized trip. (Arctica is now sold to others).
Arctica II is built for extreme conditions, 6mm steel hull, 80mm foam insulation, central water heating, lots of fuel in case of bad sailing conditions, almost unlimited range, lots of engine power, pulling large Zodiacs, Polar bear proof.
Arctica II is located at Spitsbergen all year round. In winter she is put on shore because of the harsh climate. Early May she is pushed into sea again. This means that the season is very long compared with other boats visiting Svalbard only in the short summer season.
Arctica II can be chartered together with our experienced crew - one or two, dependent of the experience of the group.
Please follow the links above to read more!
Heinrich Eggenfellner, Longyearbyen 18.11.2020