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#Resolute Expedition
Where and When

Starting in June and ending in October 2023

approximately 10,000 nautical miles of exploration


Leg One - Svalbard to Plymouth

£8,800 - 22 days

25th June - 16th July

You will join Linden at Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Sailing across the Barents Sea via Bear Island to Tromsø

Through the Lofoten Islands - and then going inshore to Harstad and Bodø

Along the Norwegian coastline and then directly across to anchor in the Shetland Islands, Scotland

Sailing down the eastern coast of Scotland and England to London

Here there will be a launch event to celebrate the inaugural voyage

Around the south east coast and along the southern coast to Plymouth

Here we will meet the scientific partners and pick up the scientific equipment and Ice Warrior’s freight bound for Resolute Bay, Canada


Leg Two - Plymouth to Reykjavik

£5,400 - 11 days

17th July - 27th July

There will be a launch event marking the start of the official scientific endeavour leaving Plymouth along the Cornwall, Wales and through the Scottish islands, stopping at the Faroe Islands and ending in Reykjavik, Iceland


Leg Three - Reykjavik to Nuuk

£5,400 - 13 days

28 July - 9 August

Through and around the southern coast of Greenland


Leg Four - Nuuk to Nuuk

£13,300 - 32 days

10 August - 10 September

Awaiting a weather window to cross Baffin Strait along the top of Baffin Island and into Lancaster Sound and Resolute Bay, Canada and return to the west coast of Greenland


Leg Five - Nuuk to Upernavik

£5,400 - 10 days

11 - 20 September 

Along the west coast of Greenland via Disko Bay


Leg Six - Upernavik to Narsarsuaq

£5,400 - 10 days

21 - 30 September

Exploring Greenland Coast - exact port calls will be according to weather conditions


Leg Seven - Narsarsuaq to Reykjavik

£5,400 - 9 days

1-9 October

Exploring Greenland Coast - exact port calls will be according to weather conditions


Leg Eight - Reykjavik to Plymouth

£6,300 - 15 days

10 - 24 October

Via the Faroe Islands and through the Scottish islands, down the Welsh coast and around Cornish coast. Expedition Return Party in Plymouth



This is an expedition and not an adventure holiday.

You have to be over 18 years of age.

All dates accommodate a contingency and are subject to weather and progress - updates will be given 3 weeks before and 1 week before embarkation.

Most costs are included when you are onboard.

Costs which are not included:

  • Travel costs to embarkation ports - we help and guide you

  • Extra accommodation which may be needed whilst awaiting embarkation - we help and guide you

  • Personal insurance

  • Clothing & Equipment - a compulsory kit list will be sent to you on booking and branded merchandise will be available to purchase

  • Alcohol - which will only be consumed when in port

  • Snacks - which are available to purchase

  • Communication via ships satellite phone

Our Expedition Sailing Ship
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The sailing vessel Linden is a real “Ocean Warrior” expedition “Baltic Trader” sailing vessel. She is a traditional double skinned (3” thick larch planked), “copper bottomed” three masted sailing schooner….this type of Schooner would have traded world wide up until the 1930s. The SV Linden captures this spirit today.


She was hand built on a massive scale by shipwrights of the museum community of the Island of Aaland in Finland and launched in 1993.


Although she has the highest safety classification, as you walk on board you relax; enter a beautiful and warm saloon and all accommodation is air heated throughout.


You are comfortably warm and dry regardless of the arctic and ocean elements outside.


The accommodation is roomy and hospitable, fully fire protected and with secure hold doors to provide safe compartments. Explorers have comfortable bunk beds in cabins of 4 with en-suite facilities and around the ship there is time and space to reflect.


But outside you are sailing pure -  around the clock -  with sails raised and furloughed by hand in 3 watches you are contributing to the passage whether at 8 knots in fine weather or sneaking into bays for overnight anchorage…. All done by sail.

Whilst on passage the ships routine allows for training, scientific work as well as sail and watch keeping. The helm is a large wheel in the open at the stern so you experience the elements and the beauty of the oceans  as only a traditional wooden ship can offer.


Whilst at sea one detoxes physically as well as emotionally and can then enjoy a fresh beer whilst at anchor, fishing and eating from the smokery on deck, or from the professionally staffed galley or on shore whilst on expedition.


During hard weather the Schooner can steam at 6 knots on engine power and the resources on board are powered by generators and auxiliary back up systems. Modern life and machinery supports the pure joy of slipping anchor by sail and heading off silently on the passage without a footprint.

Although the SV Linden is good for the soul and will voyage throughout the extreme Northern Arctic to the remotest of destinations you are in the hands of the most experienced Captain and Officers.


Captain Rasmus Jacobsen’s philosophy is that of “self help” and as you arrive on board explorers will  be welcomed by possibly one of the kindest persons they will have met. The Captain has been with the Schooner since 2000 and apart from expeditions he has mentored many youngsters from the edges of society whilst at port in Copenhagen and at sea.


Rasmus’ support and coaching of explorers will ensure each member is certificated to STCW A V1/1-1 and 1-4 as a qualified competent crewman during the voyage and more importantly impart to all members of the team and crew a substantial sense of self reliance and well being.


With the Chief Mate and 3 Watch-keeping Officers leading the routine  no one will be asked to operate un-safely or beyond their ability, it is not a boot camp but a true expedition to discover and monitor that part of our planet most stressed by climate change - the Arctic and Ourselves.

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Join Us



Step OneChoose your leg

Step TwoBook your place

Step Three - pay a 25% non-returnable deposit - we will invoice you

Step Four - pay the remaining cost of your leg by 1st May 2023 - we will invoice you

Step Five - We guide you on how to get to the start of your leg of the expedition

Step SixOutfitting. When you are faced with Mother Nature potentially at her worst you need the very best of kit and clothing - there is a compulsory kit list which we provide for your safety

Step SevenEmbark on one of the most fulfilling and amazing experiences of your life

Funding through your own sponsorship efforts - as above but when you've decided to join the crew then Apply for the Funding & Sponsorship Training - email 

Apply for Global Warrior Funding - a number of grant-aided positions are available


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Any Questions - Please do not hesitate to call me, Jim McNeill, on +44(0)777 565 1471

Thanks to Our Sponsors

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This is all about ordinary people developing themselves and doing something really positive for humanity. Your support, sponsorship, advocacy directly helps our endeavours, giving those who thought they would never get the opportunity to take part in such worthwhile exploration, a chance. What's more you can get involved personally.

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