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12th August 2020 to 19th August 2020

Best of Lofoten, Norway

£1164.09 Per person

Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
On this stunning tour of Norway, you'll weave in and out of picture perfect islands, each one beautiful and unique in its own way.
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Bavari 40, 42, 44, 46 & 50, Farr 40.
Vessel length
40 to 50 foot.
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Single + double cabins, max 10.
Insurance Required
Yes

Explore the most beautiful and rugged mountains, fjords, and beaches that Lofoten has to offer on this incredible trip.

7 Nights: 12 - 19 August 2020

15,400 NOK / £1,164.09 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.

With seven days at our disposal, the Lofoten mountains seen from different angles and with the midnight sun will give us a real summer and holiday feeling. Being on a sailboat, we are flexible and move smoothly around amongst the islands. During the trip, we go hiking, fishing, kayaking, surfing, and when we moor up we can make a bonfire on the beach. We will also sail to and visit some of the best and most exciting cultural sites and restaurants in Lofoten. There will be many fun moments both onboard and on land, and you will get to know the Lofoten area very well.

We begin the tour in Svolvær and start sailing west to Reine, an amazing fishing village and a good starting point for fishing, hiking and fun onshore. The tour continues to Nusfjord, then through Nappstraumen to the north of Lofoten, and to Unstad. Here it is possible to surf or sup-board for those who wish. From Unstad we go to the small island of Skrova, and here from the top, we have a fantastic 360-degree view of the Lofoten wall to the west, the Vestfjord in the south, and Steigen and Hamarøy in the east. In the end, we top off the adventure with sailing into the fjord landscape of Trollfjorden and Raftsundet. The tour ends in Svolvær with breakfast ashore at “Kringla” at the city square, the city's best café and bakery.

Along the way on this tour, there are opportunities to do unplanned activities at the places we land, such as surfing at Unstad Arctic Surf. All our planned activities along the way are optional. If you prefer to take a break in the boat and write poems or do yoga or do nothing at all, that's what you will do.

Day 1 – Trip start in Svolvær

We meet at 16.00. Check-in and go through of the program and safety procedures onboard. In the evening we make dinner, get to know the boat and crew, and prepare to set sail. If we are ready and the winds are good, we try to start sailing this first night already.

Day 2 – Sail to Reine and Reinefjorden

At morning we set sails with course West towards Lofotodden and to Reine which, with its beautiful harbour, is probably Lofoten’s most photographed spot. With arrival early in the afternoon we prepare dinner on board and when there’s low tide, we sail into Reinefjorden and moor, then go on foot to Bunes beach on the north side. On the beach, we can make a bonfire, cook dinner on the bonfire and enjoy life. There will also be an opportunity to climb the “Hell peak”, which rises 660 meters straight up in the air from the beach if conditions allow.

Day 3 – Hiking around Reine, peaks and kayaks

We spend the morning exploring Reine. Depending on the mood you may climb Reinebringen to reach its fantastic view of the small town and all the fjords, or rent a kayak, or just stroll around. In the afternoon we continue eastwards to Nusfjord, one of Norway’s best-kept fishing town. This evening we can have dinner at “Restaurant Karoline”, one of the best places to eat in Lofoten.

Day 4 – Sail to the outer side and the surf beach of Unstad

We enjoy a calm morning and have a nice breakfast in the atmospheric Nusfjord. Little by little, we prepare the boat for sailing and set course northwards, through the Lofoten wall, towards the famous beach Unstad on the outer side of the Lofoten mountain range. We moor at Tangstad from where we can cross the hill to Unstad by foot. At Unstad Arctic Surf it’s possible to rent surfing equipment and take lessons for those who wish. Another option is to go to the Viking Museum at Borg. In the evening we have dinner at Unstad and when everyone feels ready and satisfied we head back to the boats and have a good night at anchor.

Day 5 – Quiet morning and sail around Austvågøy to Skrova

After a quiet morning with a good breakfast on board, we set sail and navigate around Austvågøy and return to the inner side, through Gimsøystraumen. We pass by Henningsvær and continue to Skrova. At Skrova we go ashore and climb the small mountain peak with its beautiful view to the Lofoten wall in the west and Vestfjorden, Hamarøy and Steigen in the east. We prepare dinner on board.

Day 6 – Sail to Trollfjorden and Trollheimen

After breakfast, we sail in the direction of Trollfjorden and Raftsundet, passing both LilleMolla, StoreMolla and Digermulen. Lunch in the Trollfjord will be great! This fjord has become very famous for its steep mountains that go straight down into the narrow fjord. In the afternoon you may hike up to the Trollfjord cabin and get a feeling of the “trollish atmosphere” in Trollheimen. Back in the boats, we spend the night alongside the quay in Trollfjorden or at anchor nearby.

Day 7 – Cultural experiences in Nyvågar

In the morning we will start sailing early with course for Kabelvåg and Nyvågar. In Nyvågar we find an interesting aquarium, art gallery and museum that gives a deeper insight into traditions and stories from Lofoten, a place that really gives perspectives and new insights. In the afternoon we sail for the last stretch into Svolvær. We wash and clean the boats, pack and get ready for departure the next day. As seafarers, we might check out the local nightlife.

Day 8 – Return to Svolvær

In the morning we check out of the boats and have breakfast at Kringla, Svolvær’s best bakery. Many thanks for a great trip!

  • Experienced and locally familiar skipper/instructor on board
  • Accommodation onboard during the whole trip
  • All meals that we eat onboard along the way (from dinner first day to breakfast last day)
  • A sustainable, local, eco-friendly, unique, exotic and exclusive Norway holiday
  • High-quality inflatable life jackets
  • Free use of equipment such as ribs, kayaks, fishing gear etc
  • All boat-related expenses such as diesel, gas, harbour-fees etc
  • Transportation to/from Lofoten
  • Our comfy-package: this package costs NOK 1500 and provides guaranteed accommodation in double cabin with hot water/shower in the boat. In the cabin you will find duvets, pillows and bedsheets.
  • Additional options/activities where we hire external guides and equipment, for example, guided bird watching trip in Bleik.
  • Meals at cafe/restaurants (we plan 1-2 meals ashore for this trip).
  • Drinks like wine, beer or exclusive apple juice and other luxuries.
  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • A good level of fitness is recommended.
  • We recommend you bring all the items on our Kit List.
  • Wet weather gear is available to hire for 500NOK (£50) per person for a jacket and trousers.

Fly to Svolvær, Norway. On the Lofoten Islands.

Fly from Svolvær airport, Norway. On the Lofoten Islands.

Day 1 – Trip start in Svolvær

We meet at 16.00. Check-in and go through of the program and safety procedures onboard. In the evening we make dinner, get to know the boat and crew, and prepare to set sail. If we are ready and the winds are good, we try to start sailing this first night already.

Day 2 – Sail to Reine and Reinefjorden

At morning we set sails with course West towards Lofotodden and to Reine which, with its beautiful harbour, is probably Lofoten’s most photographed spot. With arrival early in the afternoon we prepare dinner on board and when there’s low tide, we sail into Reinefjorden and moor, then go on foot to Bunes beach on the north side. On the beach, we can make a bonfire, cook dinner on the bonfire and enjoy life. There will also be an opportunity to climb the “Hell peak”, which rises 660 meters straight up in the air from the beach if conditions allow.

Day 3 – Hiking around Reine, peaks and kayaks

We spend the morning exploring Reine. Depending on the mood you may climb Reinebringen to reach its fantastic view of the small town and all the fjords, or rent a kayak, or just stroll around. In the afternoon we continue eastwards to Nusfjord, one of Norway’s best-kept fishing town. This evening we can have dinner at “Restaurant Karoline”, one of the best places to eat in Lofoten.

Day 4 – Sail to the outer side and the surf beach of Unstad

We enjoy a calm morning and have a nice breakfast in the atmospheric Nusfjord. Little by little, we prepare the boat for sailing and set course northwards, through the Lofoten wall, towards the famous beach Unstad on the outer side of the Lofoten mountain range. We moor at Tangstad from where we can cross the hill to Unstad by foot. At Unstad Arctic Surf it’s possible to rent surfing equipment and take lessons for those who wish. Another option is to go to the Viking Museum at Borg. In the evening we have dinner at Unstad and when everyone feels ready and satisfied we head back to the boats and have a good night at anchor.

Day 5 – Quiet morning and sail around Austvågøy to Skrova

After a quiet morning with a good breakfast on board, we set sail and navigate around Austvågøy and return to the inner side, through Gimsøystraumen. We pass by Henningsvær and continue to Skrova. At Skrova we go ashore and climb the small mountain peak with its beautiful view to the Lofoten wall in the west and Vestfjorden, Hamarøy and Steigen in the east. We prepare dinner on board.

Day 6 – Sail to Trollfjorden and Trollheimen

After breakfast, we sail in the direction of Trollfjorden and Raftsundet, passing both LilleMolla, StoreMolla and Digermulen. Lunch in the Trollfjord will be great! This fjord has become very famous for its steep mountains that go straight down into the narrow fjord. In the afternoon you may hike up to the Trollfjord cabin and get a feeling of the “trollish atmosphere” in Trollheimen. Back in the boats, we spend the night alongside the quay in Trollfjorden or at anchor nearby.

Day 7 – Cultural experiences in Nyvågar

In the morning we will start sailing early with course for Kabelvåg and Nyvågar. In Nyvågar we find an interesting aquarium, art gallery and museum that gives a deeper insight into traditions and stories from Lofoten, a place that really gives perspectives and new insights. In the afternoon we sail for the last stretch into Svolvær. We wash and clean the boats, pack and get ready for departure the next day. As seafarers, we might check out the local nightlife.

Day 8 – Return to Svolvær

In the morning we check out of the boats and have breakfast at Kringla, Svolvær’s best bakery. Many thanks for a great trip!

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