Sail to Traena Music Festival

14,850 NOK / £1,394 per person*

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*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

Includes 3 Day Festival ticket.

9 nights

An epic 9-day Viking voyage via the Vega Islands to Traena. En route you’ll navigate incredible seascapes, hike a minor mountain range, feast on fresh fish, watch wildlife and take part in an ocean race, with the adventure culminating in an extraordinary three-day music festival.

Trip Start: 30 June 2017

Trip End: 09 July 2017

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

Bavari 40, 42, 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.
  • Accommodation on the yachts during the festival.
  • Includes 3-day festival ticket.
  • Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 from Oslo to Brønnøysund.

Getting back

Take a public ferry to Bodø or Sandnessjøen then fly to Oslo for your onward flight home. We can help with the ferry booking.

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

Sail to Traena Music Festival

Join: Brønnøysund, Friday 30 June, afternoon.

Leave: Træna Island, Sunday 9 July, morning.

Friday

We recommend guests arrive at Brønnøysund on Friday afternoon. We will spend the evening getting to know the boats and the other guests. We’ll make dinner on board and sleep in Brønnøysund that evening.

Saturday

In the morning we will go through a rough plan for the week. Before we set sail, a basic theory course on sailing and safety will be given before we set head for Hildurs Urterarium, the only herb and vinyard in Northern Norway. Here we’ll be served their herb pizza or Bacalao (salt cod). In the afternoon we set sail again towards the BlueSky island Ylvingen, for a welcome party and barbecue on the dock.

Sunday

You can choose between hiking on Ylvingen island, kayaking or small-boat sailing in classical Nordland boats. Another option is to go out with one of the local fishermen to catch fish. For lunch we will cook fresh fish. After lunch an easy afternoon or more activities, before we set sail for Nes, Vega, which is the entering port of the World Heritage Area of the Vega Islands. Dinner on board. (At Nes you can stay at Vega Ocean Hotel, for those not on a budget).

Monday

In the morning you can start the day visiting the eider bird museum for a guided talk on the art of eider bird farming and the World Heritage area of the Vega Islands with its traditions of sustainable living and hunting in rough surroundings. After lunch at Vega Ocean Hotel (or on the boat), we head for Hysvær amongst the outer islands. Some of us will go by kayaks, some under sail.

At Hysvær we fish for our own dinner and spend the evening on board. Depending on the weather we may venture out to the islands of Skjærvær, the most far out islands before Iceland.

Tuesday

A full day of sailing heading for the Seven Sisters mountains (de syv søstre). On the way a short stop at Lånan for lunch. In the evening we moor in the harbour of Søvikvågen and prepare ourselves for a hike to the tops of the Seven Sisters early next morning.

Wednesday

Hike to the top of the Seven Sisters. Early, we head up to Stortinden which stands 1,050 metres above sea level, where we eat lunch with superb views overlooking the kingdom of isles. Some may proceed to the second top, Kvasstinden, while the most adventurous will hike all the seven tops to Botnkrona in the north. In the afternoon we set sail northwards heading for Sandnessjøen, preparing for the Træna Ocean Race which starts the next morning.

Thursday

Race day. The Træna Ocean Race goes the 40 nautical miles from Sandnessjøen to Træna for the music festival. Here we are talking teamwork and racing all day, arriving at Træna in the evening. There is no better way to arrive at or start a festival than by way of a sailing race – in the same spirit as the Vikings entered harbours in the old days.

Friday

Music and festival life at Træna. Before the concerts start at six pm there will be possibilities for sailing around the islands, fishing, eagle-safari or kayaking. Or you can just enjoy the festival, eat food and drink beer!

Saturday

Festival with a boat-trip to Senna (the next door island) for the yearly concert in Kirkehelleren cave. In the afternoon we serve the Captains Tuna on Sail, and hold the awards ceremony.

Sunday

End of the festival. Clean-out of the boats and preparations for new friends and sailors coming on-board. Those who end their trip here return to the mainland by ferry, fishing-vessels, taxi-boat; to Sandnessjøen, Bodø or Nesna. Space on public transport is best booked in advance – we can help out arranging this.

This is a rough outline programme as an ambition for the week. As we sail along we will 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!

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

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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