Small-scale trips on sailing ship the Meander to Norway and Spitsbergen. Freedom and Adventure on the go! The Meander! Known for years as a charter ship all over the world.
Previously the ship sailed through the waters of Antarctica, the Atlantic, the Baltic and the North Sea and now the course is turned to the extreme north. Previously, the ship sailed through the waters of the Baltic Sea, now the stern is turned to the extreme north. The Meander will be sailing in Northern Norway and Spitsbergen. Destinations to which the following applies: the smaller, the more flexible, the more fun it will be. Sailing and discovering where possible! On an expedition in the far North with a maximum of 12 passengers and 5 crew members. It doesn’t get more adventurous and smaller than that!
We can guarantee extraordinary sailing trips through extraordinary areas. Experiencing impressive expeditions through beautiful nature reserves and spotting special animals such as polar bears, arctic foxes, whales, walruses and countless bird species. And don’t forget: the most beautiful fjords in the Northern Hemisphere. Usually far away from civilization.
Nautical adventure in the high north
A special holiday, sailing in a nature that you will only find in a few places in the world. Undamaged and absence of many people. Living in and with this nature in one of the most beautiful areas in the world, the Norwegian coast and Spitsbergen
Norway, the land of rugged coasts, islands, fjords, fishing ports and deserted places. A country that you can experience particularly well by ship.
Spitsbergen, the northern most inhabited place in the world. An archipelago of Norway halfway the North Pole. Traveling in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers such as Willem Barentsz, Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. You will not only find expedition and whaling history here, but also an unprecedented wealth of Arctic plants and animals (including walrus and polar bear). Together with impressive landscapes, the special light, the silence and immense space, they form the ingredients for a unique experience.
One of the few ships that sail there is the Meander, which manages to find the most beautiful places between the southern cape from Norway and Spitsbergen far in the Northern Arctic a combination of active sailing, idyllic mooring in quiet fjords, beautiful walks and discovering remote places. Good food in a good company surrounded by beautiful nature.
Living the way life is meant to be. Once we are sailing you will find out that you have forgotten the rest of the world.
- Reliable, certified and good seaworthy ship
- Experienced, fully certified crew
- Active sailing
- Explore beautiful nature areas
- Get in touch with other people
- Ski & Sail
- Extensive breakfast, tasty lunches and 3-course dinner in the evening
- Personal contact
- Individual booking
De Meander offers the following trips:
The Lofoten, an island group in Arctic Norway that is one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Cultivated for thousands of years and from the 5th century the refuge of the Vikings.
An area with a special history. A landscape with special colors. A source of inspiration for writers and artists through the ages.
Here the sea collides with the mountains, creating special clouds. And when the sun is low, there is a special effect between the light and the landscape.
The Lofoten are steep mountains that give way to beaches of yellow sand and clear water. It looks like ‘Little Switzerland by the sea’.
There are fishing villages everywhere here, but according to the residents Nusfjord is the best preserved. The Trollfjord in Lofoten is popular. This fjord is very narrow in some parts. A trip on the water shows the Lofoten in all its glory. And you can also see sea eagles, which often live here.
The Lofoten are perfect for walks. You can choose from numerous walking routes, which vary from one to several hours. The height differences are a few hundred meters and from above you have a beautiful view over the hilly landscape and islands. On this sailing trip we make time for walking. You can make walks individually or in a group that are as heavy or light as you want.
If it is dark enough from the second half of August there is a chance to see the NorthernLights. The Northern Light is located on a circle around the poles and the Lofoten and the northern coastal area are good areas to see it.
Norway is one of the best places for whale watching. Sperm whales, orcas, humpback whales, pilot whales and dolphins live along the coast. In the north of Norway you have the best chance of seeing whales.
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Spitsbergen is the northernmost inhabited place in the world. An archipelago of Norway halfway between the North Cape and the North Pole. Travel in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers such as Willem Barentsz, Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. You will not only find expedition and whaling history here, but also an unprecedented wealth of Arctic plants and animals (including walrus and polar bear). Together with impressive landscapes, the special light, the silence and immense space, they form the ingredients for a unique experience.
One of the few ships that sail there is the Meander, which manages to find the most beautiful places between the south of Norway and far into the Arctic.
A combination of active sailing, idyllic mooring on quiet islands and fjords, beautiful walks and discovering remote places. Good food in good company surrounded by beautiful nature. Live as life is meant to be.
The Meander also makes some real sea voyages. These are crossings to and from Norway. A few days completely isolated from the world. Sailing at night, making miles, keeping watch and navigating are the elements that make exploring the coast after a few days at sea so special.
The Sea Voyages last a number of days and nights. Steering, navigating, looking out and adjusting sails are part of the tasks during your watch and are controlled and supervised by the crew members on board the Meander. Along the way you can learn everything about sailing and navigating at sea.
As an extension of the coastaltrips, we also sail along the coast so that we can enjoy the ports and cities, the landscape, the sights, the fjords and the culture.
The sea voyages are for people with real sea legs or who want to get one. People who want to embark on the adventure of the sea or who want to gain that experience to later make a sea voyage with their own ship.
In connection with possible cancellations, the general terms and conditions of BBZ / TCN / MCVN apply. As the trips take place on a sailing ship, the travel program also depends to weather conditions. We like it if you actively help with sailing, steering and navigation. You do not need any experience for this and if you want to know more, we will gladly teach you.
All our entry and exit points have been chosen so that they are easy to reach. Public transportation in Norway is good. You generally travel independently to and from the arrival and departure ports.
Of course we can always advise on the possibilities.
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Travel and prizes
Norway is a country that you can experience particularly well by ship. Because the prices in Norway are very high, other holidays in Norway are often more expensive.
The prices quoted for our trips are per person based on full board, excluding transfer, alcohol and soft drinks and other personal expenses.
Our experience is that usually not much more personal expenses are needed. We travel in small groups so that we can respond well to the personal wishes of our guests.
For example, if you follow a diet or have special wishes, please let us know when booking. We can then take this into account as much as possible.
Cancellation by Sailing-Expeditions
All trips have a minimum or maximum number of participants. If your trip cannot take place, because there are for example too few participants, we reserve the right to cancel a trip. You will be notified by telephone or by writing 4 weeks before the date of departure of the trip. When we have to decide to cancel a trip, the costs of the trip itself will be refunded, but it is not possible to demand to us the costs incurred by yourself in connection with this trip (for example visa, vaccinations, flights, etc.). We therefore recommend that you take out cancellation insurance where possible.