Aqua-Firma Journey to Norway’s Northernmost Point on New Adventure Sailing Voyage

This Summer Wilderness & Wildlife experts Aqua-Firma with be sailing to Northernmost Norway for a taste of adventure and the Midnight Sun.

Truro, United Kingdom, April 16, 2011 --( In July and August this year, Aqua-Firma will be embarking on an adventurous new Arctic Sailing Voyage to Nordkapp – the northernmost point of Norway. Wilderness and Wildlife experts Aqua-Firma will be sailing around some of Scandinavia’s least explored, yet most beautiful landscapes, at times further north than the majority of Alaska.

In midsummer, the "Midnight Sun" provides 24 hour daylight – maximising opportunities for trekking, land exploration and for observing wildlife. Making use of wind power whenever possible, these voyages will sail through narrow fjords, past the rolling hills of Finnmark and the Alpine Mountains of Lyngen. The ever changing and dramatic landscapes of the Norwegian wilderness, which are draped in colour and awash with a multitude of flora, provide endless photo opportunities.

In the comfort of a traditional and recently refurbished wooden sailing ketch, like-minded passengers will enjoy the freedom of a flexible itinerary, making for a superb wilderness sailing adventure. The crew, who have an intimate knowledge and passion for the Norwegian wilderness, will be on hand to provide not only a relaxing atmosphere and comfortable accommodation but also an expertly led, enjoyable and adventurous sailing voyage.

This voyage boasts a truly hands on and authentic sailing experience, whereby passengers are welcome to assist with the sailing or engage in some fishing – any catches of which can be later cooked up for supper. Throughout this voyage, passengers will be on the lookout for dolphins and harbour porpoises as well as 1000s of seabirds including sea eagles, puffins, little auks and black guillemots. A rigid inflatable boat facilitates onshore landings and further exploration of the remote islands and their picturesque settlements. By night, yet in broad daylight, the classic yacht will anchor in hidden coves, peaceful fjords and quaint townside quays.

Aqua-Firma operate Polar Voyages throughout the year, both under sail and onboard small ice strengthened ships. For High Arctic voyages in the land of the polar bear, their ultimate wilderness and wildlife voyage is an August 12th – 27th Sailing Voyage Around Spitsbergen. For more information on Aqua-Firma’s Polar Voyages please visit

Notes to Editors

Aqua-Firma specialises in expert led tailor made and small group exploration of wilderness and wildlife where land meets water. Their modes of exploration include inspiring combinations of:

Polar sailing and small ship voyages
Wildlife & marine life safaris
Expert led photography holidays
Canoe and lodge safaris
Rafting expeditions
Yacht charters
Conservation in action experiences
Snorkelling & scuba diving
Family adventures
Photographic holidays

Aqua-Firma is the only travel company to offset the carbon emissions of its clients' polar voyages, and flights booked through the company in joining its polar journeys. Aqua-Firma does this via a Rainforest4Climate programme set up in partnership with Rainforest Concern.

3. Our North Cape Classic Yacht Adventure Sailing Voyage can be enjoyed via one of two itineraries, sailing between Tromsø and Honningsvåg in one or other direction.

The dates and prices for these sailing voyages are as follows:

23rd – 30th July
Price: £1,150 p/p sharing in twin cabins

1st – 8th August
Price: £1, 750 p/p each in own cabin
£1,440 p/p sharing in twin cabins

Aqua-Firma’s Arctic Sailing calendar for 2011 is as follows:

North Spitsbergen Sailing Voyage
10th – 21st June
Price: £2,590 p/p twin sharing non private cabins

Around Spitsbergen Sailing Voyage
12th – 27th August
Price: £3,650 p/p twin sharing non private cabins

Arctic Wildlife & Marine Life Voyage
10th – 21st September
Price: £2360 p/p in twin and double en-suite cabins

North Spitsbergen Sailing Voyage (to
26th September – 3rd October
Price: £1,690 p/p twin sharing non private cabins

South Spitsbergen Sailing Voyage
3rd – 10th October
10th – 17th October (with onboard astronomy guide)
17th – 24th October
Price: £1,690 p/p twin sharing non private cabin

Arctic Sailing in the Lofoten Islands
15th – 22nd November
Price: £1,290 p/p sharing non private cabins

For further press information and photography please contact Ralph Pannell at
Aqua-Firma Worldwide Ltd. on 0844 412 0848 / 01428 620012 or email

Holly Payne
+44 (0)1428 620012