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Kraken – Arctic Sailing With a Side Serving of Shredding

Travel company Kraken launches with Epic selection of Arctic sailing trips for modern

Kraken have curated an incredible selection of unique sailing trips for the modern adventurer,
featuring hand-picked adventures from trusted independent operators. Kraken offer
ski/sailing in Scandinavia and Iceland, Arctic Wildlife expeditions, the world’s most remote
music festival in Norway, and the chance to join as crew on a Tall Ship amongst a growing
roster of unforgettable voyages.

“Sailing is an experience like no other. A single trip can serve up adrenaline,
extraordinary peace and tranquillity, and a whole new perspective on your life. I wanted
to create a company that celebrates the community of adventure sailing, as well as give
access to incredible experiences for people of all abilities”
-Henry Burkitt, Kraken Travel CEO

Just tell yourself those are splitboards…

Formally known as Adventure Yachting, Kraken was founded by sailing enthusiast and
qualified skipper, Henry Burkitt, in 2015 with the aim of creating a community of unique
sailing experiences, unrivalled in the current market, to allow the nautically curious to embark on incredible trips unseen elsewhere and allow aspiring sailors to take part in voyages of all
kinds, regardless of ability.

“When I planned to sail to a tiny music festival off the coast of Norway from the comfort of my
office in sunny Los Angeles, I had no idea what to expect. I couldn’t have anticipated the joy
of camaraderie that comes from joining a crew to explore the breathtaking beauty of the
Arctic. I felt entirely safe and had the option to be useful as part of the crew (or to relax with
hot chocolate) under the lead of our captain, whose humble charm set a relaxed and fun vibe
on the boat. Looking back on this trip gives me a feeling of accomplishment as well as
humility and appreciation of the majestic beauty of the Arctic and the warmth and generosity
of my shipmates. Highly recommended!” Sara, Kraken Customer

Initially founder Henry Burkitt began organising sailing trips for friends and colleagues based on his personal experiences and passion for adventure travel. That passion formed the basis of
Kraken’s bespoke platform dedicated to finding outstanding sailing experiences worldwide.
Based in the UK, and named after the mythical sea monster, Kraken is indeed a growing
beast, with plans to expand beyond the Arctic Circle over the next year.

Kraken.Travel is easy to search and navigate, carefully designed with the user in mind, and
features stunning photography from each of the trips listed, plus full itineraries.

Not too shabby.

“This voyage has been one of my best experiences so far meeting and working with a variety
of people. I have learnt new skills and worked in a variety of sailing conditions which tested
my abilities. This experience has opened many new doors for me for the future; thanks for
this fantastic opportunity ” – Flinn, Kraken Customer

Kraken is completely free for users, who use the site to plan their sailing getaways and keep
up to date with new voyages that meet their preferences. It takes care of the whole booking
process, with users offered real support with other elements of travel where they need it
including flights, equipment and specialist sailing insurance.

“I hope in time that Kraken will become more than just a place to find your next exciting
sailing trip and pick up all the tips you might need. I’d like to create a community – and that’s
something you’ll certainly find on board boat. Solo travellers, first-timers and experienced
sailors alike build a real bond out there on the ocean, but more than anything else, it’s about
life-affirming, enriching experiences.” – Henry Burkitt, Kraken CEO


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