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Nordlight X provides insights, experiences and travels in high latitudes. All our journeys are tailor made. Sailing the Lofoten Archipelago, for sailors who sailed almost everywhere without knowing they just missed the best sea. Sail and ski in the Lyngen Alps and outer Islands, ski-sailing expeditions for all levels of expertise who dream of virgin powder Digital detox in the …

This article is a first of a series of ‘Blues’, images and stories where we try to convey not only the colour of the sea but also the ‘mood’ of a place, in this case of the Lofoten archipelago in northern Norway. The sea is like a white noise, the texture of a sheet of paper where nature draws its …

Nothing beats skialpinism and its fascinating mixture of Romanticism and adrenaline, the skialper says. And how right he is, the mountains and the world all to himself, for he can wander freely where mere mortals would not dare, condemned to squeeze in sad mountain resorts and overcrowded slopes. Yes, when summer arrives, one can charter a boat in Croatia, just …

All you need to know about sailing expeditions in Norway, Alaska, Patagonia and Greenland, in one page. For detailed information and sailplans contact us at swan44cadeau@gmail.com, and follow us on Instagrag: voyages_mag   Quick reference We prepared a quick decalogue about what you need to know before boarding for an expedition in high latitudes: Sailing in high latitudes Publications and …

This article is a very succint decalogue of what a sailor must expect from, and therefore prepare to, a cruise in high latituides, meaning roughly North – or South – of the 50th parallel. General meteorology. Besides being often extreme, the main characteristic of the weather in high latitudes is its extreme volubility. Conditions are governed by the passing of …

If I were Odin I would holiday in the Lofoten, but my own private Asgard would be in Senja. The beauty of the Lofoten islands and the excellent marketing work of its business-oriented inhabitants give most travelers the impression that Norway, for all practical purposes, ends there. Most boats which arrived here, admittedly a long way off everywhere else, just …

Overview: a good example of how tourism can be effectively developed and organized without slaughtering heritage and landscape, the Balearic Islands became an absolute favourite among northerners and Anglo-Saxons… Each island is profoundly different, but all share a very good service for yachts, excellent charter fleets, plenty of anchorages and opportunities for everyone. The top places to visit: Cap Formentor, Ciudadela, Fornells, Port Mahon, …

Sailing to Lofoten Program: First departures: July 15 2018 Vessel: Swan 44 cadeau Ports: flexible Price: 200 euros per day all inclusive (alcohol not included, you’ll discover why…) Passengers: max 3 Sailing in Norway Norway is commonly famous for endless salmon, endless oil, endless fjords, endless rain and spectacularly large wine bills. After two long cruises in the southern end …

West coast of Corsica Sailing between the wilderness of Cape Corse in the north to the island of Lavezzi in the south offers such a wide variety of landscapes to leave amazing memories forever. Then you have fortified villages where you’d buy every cubicle, some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean and perfect brochure waters. Even the rotten character …

A cruise between the thousand of islands of the Aland archipelago is pure magic, unless one is a compulsive tropical sailor. Even if the gin-tonic-cold water looks Nescafe and there are more underwater rocks than Iphones, the light would be enough to make the trip worthwhile. Highlights – amazing scenery and thousand of picture-perfect islands; – calm waters along most of the …