The best of the Lofoten Islands,
Norway

12,800 NOK / £1,188 per person*

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12,800 NOK / £1,188 per person*
*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.

7 nights

A week sailing the Lofoten archipelago in Nordland, Norway, and exploring the varied and dramatic islands and mountains the area offers. A treat for photographers, explorers and lovers of watersports, fishing and wildlife – keep your eyes peeled for sea eagles, puffin, moose and more.

Trip Start: 15 July 2018

Trip End: 22 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

  • Experienced skipper/instructor onboard
  • Accommodation onboard – 7 nights
  • All food as indicated in the day-to-day itinerary (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • A sustainable, environmentally friendly, unique, exotic holiday in Norway
  • Use of equipment such as dinghies, kayaks, fishing gear etc
  • All boat-related costs such as fuel, gas, harbour fees etc

Additional

  • Upgrade to a boat with hot water/shower and a private double cabin (on a shared basis) with fresh linen sheets with the 1,500 NOK / £140 comfort upgrade.
  • Surfing 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.
  • 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 Svolvaer, then get a local bus or taxi to Henningsvaer.

Getting back

Fly from Svolvaer before catching your onward flight home.

ITINERARY

The best of the Lofoten Islands

Join: Henningsvaer, Sunday 15 July, afternoon.

Leave: Svolvaer, Sunday 22 July, noon.

During the seven days you will experience the ever-changing Lofoten mountains in the magical midnight sun and the beautiful Norwegian summer light. A real visual treat. By sea, we will sail around the archipelago exploring some of the best places Lofoten has to offer. Among our favourites are Troliforden, Kabelvåg, Henningsvaer, Nyvågar, Kalle, Nusfjord, Reine, Unstad.

As we sail along we will hike, fish, kayak, surf and sample local food cooked some days alfresco over an open fire, bathed in the summer light with the backdrop of stunning Lofoten.

Day 1 – Start in Henningsvær

We go through the boat, the program and the safety routines onboard. In the evening we prepare dinner, get to know the boat and the team. Are we ready and the wind good let’s sail the same night. -/-/D

Day 2 – Sail to Reine and the Reine Fjord

After breakfast we hoist sail and set course towards the Lofoten point in the south and to Reine which with it’s beautiful harbour has become one of the most photographed places in Lofoten. We arrive early afternoon and if the tide is low enough we sail into the fjord surrounding Reine, and moore the boat for a hike to the Bunes beach on the north side. On the beach we can make a fire, pancakes, coffee and enjoy life. Those wanting a thrill may hike up to the “Peak of Hell” reaching straight up from the beach 660 meters into the air. B/L/D

Day 3 – Walk or hike around Reine

This morning we explore Reine. In the immediate near the peak Reinebringen is an obvious choice for extraordinary views. You may also rent a kayak for a few hours paddling. In the afternoon we sail further south towards Nusfjord, one of the best preserved traditional fishing villages in Lofoten. This night the crew may eat at the Restaurant Karoline, one of the best places to eat in Lofoten. B/L/-

Day 4 – Sail to the north side and the surf beach Unstad

We enjoy a good breakfast in the atmosphere of Nusfjord, and then we prepare to sail through the Lofoten isles, towards the now pretty famous surf beach Unstad lying on the north coast. We anchor at Tangstad from where we can walk over to Unstad. At Unstad Arctic Surf you can rent surfing gear and board, or do a course. One may also just walk around and take in the beautiful nature of the area. Towards the afternoon we eat dinner here at Unstad or head back to the boat and cook there, before we sleep on anchor in the protected bay. B/L/-

Day 5 – Sail to the island Skrova

After a slow morning we’ll sail and navigate further north and east around this island, before we enter back into the southern pool through the tidal stream of Gimsøy. We then pass Henningsvær on our way and sail further out to the island Skrova. Here we attempt for the peak with it’s great views of all the Lofoten islands towards the west and with the West fjord, Hamarøy and Steigen in east. Dinner we make onboard. B/L/D

Day 6 – Sail for the Trollfjord and the surrounding mountains

After breakfast we’ll sail in the direction of the Trollfjorden and surrounding mountains, passing many cool islands on our way. Lunch in the Trollfjorden will be great! This fjord has become famous for its steep granite walls descending from 500 meters right down into the narrow fjord. In the afternoon we may walk up into the homeland of the Trolls, and feel the trollic atmosphere. Back down in the boats we sail out of the fjord to a nice bay for the evening. B/L/D

Day 7 – Cultural experiences in Nyvågar

In the morning we sail back to Kabelvåg and Nyvågar. Here we find an interesting aquarium, an art gallerie and a few museums, all providing deeper knowledge and background in the traditions and cultures of Lofoten and north-Norway. In the evening we gather in the Restaurant for a last dinner together, or we cook onboard. B/L/D

Day 8 – Check out from Svolvær

An early breakfast and a last one-hour sail back to Svolvær. Here we tidy the boat and pack our gear, before we go for breakfast on the local bakery. Check-out at 1000 o’clock. Thank you for a great week! -/-/-

See you in Henningsvær!

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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