What do Norway, a Hamam, the Arctic, a hot tub, Zen, fish, and high-diving have in common? The Vulkana, that's what, a former fishing trawler turned haven for seaborne sybarites. The 75-foot vessel, dating from the fifties, is permanently based in the northern Norwegian city of Tromso but can be hired for polar excursions for up to 12 people.
In addition to the Hamam, hot tub, Zen lounge and 7-meter-high diving board, also on-board the Vulkana are a galley-restaurant, a sauna, three double-berth cabins and one six-berth cabin, women's and men's dressing rooms with separate showers and a make-up room for women, and a man said to be the best sushi chef in all of Scandinavia.
Taking full advantage of the ship is done with an Arctic cruise and deep-sea fishing, or a trip to the polar lands for off-piste skiing and mountain trekking. It's not a bad karmic twist for a former herring-getter, and the calm you'll feel during an evening of hot-tubbing under the Northern Lights while you snack on 5-star preparation of the day's catch might give your karma a little boost as well.