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Best Explorer

From the Ligurian Sea to the Arctic Ocean


At the beginning of 2007 Best Explorer was purchased and prepared for navigation to the Arctic Sea.

The fundamental stages of the great journey to the north touch Gibraltar, the Bay of Biscay, Ireland, Scotland up to the remote Far Oer Islands. Best Explorer continues  to turn the bow towards ever higher latitudes to reach Reykjavik and subsequently the isolated Jan Mayen and, through the internal channels of Norway, the city of Tromsø, elected as a base. From here begins a series of navigations in the splendid landscapes of Lofoten and then up to the far north, in the Svalbard archipelago, reaching the latitude of 80 ° north.

Here the boat and its crew enter a completely new, remote and desolate world, which hides many dangers, yet inevitably evocative and bewitching, made of wide landscapes dominated by imposing glaciers, volcanoes, tundras and tiny villages wrapped in great silence. . But it is above all the world of animals that constitutes the great charm of these arctic regions, which reserve the thrill of seeing whales, sea birds, reindeer, walrus, belugas and polar bears moving undisturbed in their natural habitat. Emotions that leave those who are lucky enough to live these unique experiences aboard Best Explorer amazed.

The book ends with a brief but useful description, accompanied by cartographic images, of twenty-five anchorages in Spitsbergen, the main island of Svalbard.


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