Join a sailing expedition to the ends of the earth

Have you dreamed of taking part in a real sailing adventure and visiting some of the most remote places on earth? If your answer is yes then we have a selection of exciting sailing expeditions for you.


Join an organised sailing expedition or plan your own

Secret Atlas offers a number of exciting sailing expeditions with guaranteed departure dates. They are perfect for solo travellers, couples or a small groups of friends searching for an authentic sailing adventure.

We also offer private boat charters for sailing expeditions for groups of individuals and companies. Please get in touch to find out more.


Sailing Expedition Destinations


svalbard sailing circumnavigation

Circumnavigate Spitsbergen

Join the crew of an expedition sailing yacht on this ultimate, hands-on Arctic sailing adventure to circumnavigate Spitsbergen, the largest of Svalbard’s islands.

During the summer months the sea ice opens up and it is possible to sail around the entire island, taking the time to step ashore and explore remote, untouched anchorages.

Departures currently available in July and August 2020.

Find out more about our sailing expedition to circumnavigate Svalbard.

Svalbard Explorer

Explore Svalbard on a comfortable, modern expedition sailing yacht built for exploring the high latitudes. The focus of this trip is on exploring rather than sailing, and is geared towards people that want to experience Svalbard in a close-up way rather than spend their time sailing.

Whilst the vessel will sail when she can, the aim of this trip is to go exploring and that includes regular shore landings by Zodiac landing craft.

Departures currently available in May, June, July and August 2020 with 7, 9 and 13 day trips available.

Find out more about our sailing exploration of Svalbard

Jan Mayen

iceland ski and sail adventure

Jan Mayen Sailing Expedition

This is one for the real adventurers. Join the crew of a sailing expedition vessel to explore the remote, volcanic island of Jan Mayen.

Join the crew in the exciting sailing of the boat from Iceland to Jan Mayen. On arrival you will explore the is the island with a professional guide and camp ashore.

To find out more about this unique adventure click here. 


ski and sail greenland

In 2020 and 2021 Secret Atlas will offer several unique sailing adventures to explore the rugged coast of Greenland.

If you are interested in sailing to Greenland please register your interest here.  


small ship cruises to Antarctica

Exciting announcement coming soon!  Secret Atlas will shortly be offering an exciting opportunity to sail to the Antarctica.

If you are interested in sailing to Antarctica please register your interest here.


What sailing experience do I require?

The great thing about our sailing expeditions is that you don’t require any previous sailing experience as there will be a professional skipper and crew on board. The majority of our sailing adventures are hands-on which means you are actively involved in the sailing of the vessel.  If you have never sailed before it’s a brilliant way to get an introduction to sailing. If are an experienced sailor it is a way to develop your skills in remote and challenging environments. 

Do we have a guide on board?

For the exploring trips we have an expert guide on board. For the sailing adventures, depending on which trip, there will be the minimum of a highly experienced captain and crew. On all the trips operating in areas where there is a danger posed by polar bears you will be escorted on the shore by a guide or crew trained in polar bear protection. 


Will I get seasick?

This varies from individual to individual. If you feel you may be susceptible to seasickness we recommend bringing sea sickness medication with you which is available at most pharmacies. Our crew will be able to give you advice on preventing seasickness such as avoiding alcohol, keeping hydrated, and getting a good amount of rest.


What are the sailing conditions like ?

Arctic sailing is an exhilarating experience and is not always as extreme as it sounds. Coastal trips often have places for shelter in the event of bad weather. During the summer the conditions are variable and vary from calm days to windy days. The interior of the boats are kept warm so you won’t feel cold at night.