Lofoten Islands from Traena Music Festival,
Norway

13,350 NOK / £1,253 per person*

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Includes 3 Day Festival ticket.

7 nights

The second, separate leg of the Sail to Traena Music Festival sailing experience starts with one of the world’s most amazing festivals. From there, you’ll cross the Arctic Circle, visit the Arctic’s only whiskey distillery, hike ruggedly breathtaking terrain, have bonfires on the beach and cook freshly caught fish – finally sail racing into Henningsvær.

Trip Start: 08 July 2018

Trip End: 17 July 2018

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

Bavaria 40, 44, 46, 50, Farr 40

Vessel Length

40 to 50 foot

Skipper

Yes

Berth

Single + double cabins, max 10

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

50% and strict

See deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • All food onboard.
  • The use of equipment like ribs and kayaks.
  • Includes 3-day festival ticket.

Additional

  • Upgrade to a boat with hot water/shower and a private double cabin (on a shared basis) with fresh linen sheets with the 1,200 NOK / £115 comfort upgrade.
  • Surfing at an additional cost.
  • Glacier climbing at an additional cost.
  • Visits to restaurants, museums, galleries etc during the trip.
  • Alcohol is not provided but you can bring your own. Consumption is always at the discretion of the skipper.
  • No accommodation on the yachts during the festival. You will need to camp.
  • Travel to and from boats not included.
  • Wet weather gear can be provided by the operator for an additional charge.

Practical Info

Open to beginner sailors.

A good level of fitness is recommended.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Fly to Sandnessjøen or Bodø, then take the ferry to Traena.

Getting back

Take a bus or taxi from Hennignsvar to Svolvaer Airport to fly to Oslo. Pick up your flight home from Oslo.

Travel assistance

Need help booking travel and accommodation for your trip? We have teamed up with STA Travel. Their experts will assist you with all your travel requirements. Please enquire when booking.

ITINERARY

Lofoton Islands From Traena Music Festival

Arrive at the Traena Festival on Friday 7 July. Camp and enjoy the music!

Join vessels: Træna, Sunday 9 July, afternoon.

Leave: Henningsvær, Sunday 16 July, morning.

The trip begins with the magical Traena Music Festival, a music festival far out in the North Atlantic complete with international artists, vikings and the midnight sun. From there we sail north crossing the Arctic circle.  We climb the Svartisen Glacier, cross the infamous West Fjord to the mountains of Lofoton and surf at the worlds most northerly surf camp. To finish we race into Henningsvær, the epicenter of ocean fishing, whale watching and extreme sports in the Loften, for the closing party.

Sunday

15.00: Registration and get to know the boats, the crew and your fellow travellers.

17.00: Navigation brief, rough go through of the week’s programme and safety routines on board. In the evening we prepare dinner and get ready to sail to the Svartisen glacier the following morning.

Monday

After breakfast we leave the harbor and practice some boat handling as well as safety drills. After some basic sail theory and practice, we set sail and head towards the Black Glacier (Svartisen); Europe’s lowest hanging glacier. At Engabreen we will moor and prepare a bonfire on the beach. We then prepare for the mountain hike the following morning. Depending on the weather, some of us might even want to do some hiking and sleep outside this evening.

Tuesday

From the Engafjord we hike to the Black Glacier and eager climbers might do glacier climbing (with special instructors) (priced separately). After spending a day up high with the glacier, we set sail towards Rødøya (the Red island). Dinner is on board as we approach the harbor, where we will enjoy a tranquil evening at the Klokkargården guesthouse.

Wednesday

The early birds will run up the Rødøyløva (the Red Island Lion) while the rest prepare captain’s egg and bacon breakfast with hot chocolate! After breakfast we set sail and head towards Myken, the coast of Helgeland’s northernmost island before Røst and Lofoten. At Myken we will have a stroll before we begin the journey over to Loften; oh yes, and there is the world’s only Arctic whiskey distillery – the stroll isn’t compulsory! The distance of 60 nautical miles across the Vestfjorden (Westfjord) and will take us from 10 to 20 hours depending on weather and wind. We will take watches sailing and sleeping.

Thursday

We arrive at the island of Værøy in the morning, and prepare a grand breakfast in the harbour. At Værøy we hike the peaks with the best view towards the Lofoten in the north. In the afternoon we set sail again, tacking northwards towards Reine in Lofoten. We fish for our own dinner and eat as we sail surrounded by the most alpine mountains of Northern Europe. We arrive at Reine in the evening and prepare for the hike next morning. If the weather is good, we hike over to the Bunesstranda in the evening.

Friday

Hike over to Bunesstranda in the morning if the previous evening was not suitable. After lunch back down at the boats, we hoist sail towards the old fishing village of Nusfjord for the evening. At Nusfjord we eat dinner at one of the best restaurants in Lofoten!

Saturday

From Nusfjord we sail the last leg to Henningsvær, one of the oldest fishing villages of Norway. Outside Henningsvær we fish for dinner and make a last grand fish-dinner party in the harbor.

Sunday

Breakfast and clean out of the boats.

This is a rough programme as an ambition for the week. As we sail along we’ll adapt to weather conditions and there might be changes in the programme. The aim however remains the same: to have the most amazing week possible.

See you at Træna!

KIT LIST

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit (two sets are recommended. Heavy gear for on-board and lighter kit for trips ashore)

Hat

Balaklava

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Glove liners

Hand warmers

Hot water bottle

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Thermals, two sets

Thick socks, two sets

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Warm sleeping bag

Tent

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require

INSURANCE

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

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