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Launches new sailing guide for Svalbard

If you want to sail in the high latitudes someday, then the new edition of the book Sail to Svalbard is the first step in the right direction. The most comprehensive guide for Svalbard has just got even more comprehensive, with descriptions of 128 anchorages and harbors in this new edition. The guide also takes you through the preparations, planning, equipment, and how to apply for permits.

Order the book Sail to Svalbard (NOK 395+shipping) by sending an email to Jon Amtrup.

– Svalbard is the most accessible high latitude sailing ground. Here you will find remoteness, ice, Polar Bears, total silence, scary moments, and exciting people. In the new edition, we have added several new anchorages and updated relevant information, says Jon Amtrup, author of the book.

The extensive preparations, research, fitting out of the boat, permits, and planning for such an adventure, and the book Sail to Svalbard takes you through the paces. It also has the most comprehensive harbor guide for the area. It described 100 anchorages and harbors on the islands thoroughly. The photographer James Austrums has contributed new pictures in this edition.

Sail to Svalbard
The new edition of Sail to Svalbard

– After covid, many sailing yachts have set their course northTromsø-Svalbard on your own keel will take 3-4 days, and put you right among icebergs, glaciers, polar bears, and stunning wildlife, says Jon Amtrup, author of the guide.

Sail to Svalbard is the first cruising and harbor guide specializing in the arctic area. 

– The climate is changing, and the number of visitors is increasing. If you dream of visiting the Svalbard wilderness, start setting a date and make your plans. It will be worth it. You might even catch the polar bug, says Jon Amtrup.

The book can be bought on Amazon, Kindle, paperback, or directly from the author on Explore North. NOK 398+delivery.

About the author
Jon Amtrup is an experienced offshore sailor and has cruised extensively in the high latitudes in Norway, Svalbard, Iceland, and Greenland. He also advises sailors on expeditions in high latitudes and weather. He has written High Latitude Sailing, The Harbourguide 4 Bergen-Kirkenes, Ramsalt The history of Shetland Race, and HRH King Harald of Norway sailing biography. He is a member of The Explorers Club, co-founder of the non-profit Gate to the Arctic, and owner of the company

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Jon Amtrup
Author, sailor and podcaster.


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