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Retrace an extraordinary exploration that made history

This exceptional trip is more land-focused than sailing-based, with the Arktika serving primarily as a migrating home base for gourmet meals, comfortable accommodations, and friendly conversation at the end of each day. Depending on weather and sea conditions, each voyage of this adventure will vary.

The itinerary may include visiting Dannegrog Island, W.A. Graah’s northernmost camp, Ikeq, site of the World War 2 weather station, Umivik, where Nansen began his remarkable crossing of the ice cap, Skjoldungen and its abandoned village, the oasis of Dronning Marie’s valley, and the wild alpine country of Tingmmiarmiut with its multiple historic sites.

This relatively new trip offering provides access to a host of exciting destinations and activities both on land and at sea. This outing is suitable for people of all ages and varying interests.



Whether you are interested in exploring truly unparalleled landscapes, revisiting the history of this magnificent region, or simply taking in nature’s majestic beauty from onboard, your activity level is up to you.

  • Guided Hikes and Land Excursions
  • Glacier Hikes with Opportunities to Swim in Glacial Lakes
  • Sea Kayaking Amongst the Fjords
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Stargazing with High Probability of Northern Lights
  • Visit Local Inuit Villages

What's Included


Each trip offers unique opportunities for activities and adventure, and our goal is to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your holiday with Aurora Arktika.

  • 8 Days/7 Nights Aboard Vessel
  • All Meals (Alcohol Not Included)
  • Crew and Guide Services
  • Guided Land and Water Excursions
  • Use of Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP)
  • Use of Wet-Weather Sailing Clothes


  • Arktika

    is a fully equipped Dutch-built sailing yacht certified to circumnavigate the globe with up to 12 guests. The hull shape is modelled after a remarkable Colin Archer design known for excellent sailing characteristics.

    Her comfortable deckhouse makes sailing in northern waters very pleasant. With four guest cabins (two four-person and two two-person), a spacious saloon and galley, and private crew quarters, there is ample space on-board.

    The boat offers central heating, hot and cold water, two heads (toilets), one shower, and 220V electricity capable of charging batteries and other electronic devices.


    While sailing vessels are fairly simple and utilitarian by nature, Arktika has been outfitted to ensure comfortable accommodations and spacious communal areas for our guests. Onboard amenities include central heating, hot and cold water, two bathrooms, a shower, and electricity for charging electronic devices.

Weather & Gear


Even with the best planning, weather can be unpredictable, so it is always best to be prepared for unexpected conditions. A basic equipment guide is provided below, however, requirements may vary by trip. Additionally, specific activities – like diving, hiking, kayaking, skiing, etc. – have unique equipment requirements.

  • Thermal Underwear (At Least Two Sets)
  • Wool or Fleece Thermal Mid Layer (Multiple Thin Layers)
  • Hiking Pants (Cotton Not Recommended)
  • Down/Synthetic Thermal Jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof, Breathable Jacket and Pants
  • Wool/Fleece Hat
  • Gloves (Two Pairs) and Mittens (One Pair)
  • Thick Wool/Synthetic Socks (3-4 Pairs) and Thinner Socks (2-3 Pairs)
  • Casual Clothes (For Happy Hour!)
  • Rubber-Soled Boat Shoes or Slippers
  • Sleeping Bag (Summer Rated Is Fine)
  • Soft Travel Bag (No Hard Suitcases)
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and Sun Hat
  • Swimsuit and Towels
  • Small Backpack (30-40 Litres)
  • Personal Medical Kit (Include Personal Medications, Band-Aids, Throat Lozenges, Lip
  • Salves, Seasickness Tablets, Etc.)
  • Water Bottle and/or Thermos (1 Litre)
  • Camera

2019 Trip Dates

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In Nansen’s Footsteps