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Lofoten Islands from Traena Music Festival 2020,
Norway

15,400 NOK / £1304 per person*

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On booking, your final balance will include a carbon offset contribution in line with our eco-policy. For more information, please contact us

*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

Welcome on board for an active holiday, high and low on both the Helgeland coast and in Lofoten! This is a trip for those of you who want an eventful holiday with exciting activities and varied challenges, and want to experience both the islands and atmosphere of Helgeland as well as the alpine and magnificent mountain and fjord landscape in Lofoten. We start the tour as the Træna festival ends, and from here on we will be busy with activities and sailing north every day throughout the week!

In Lofoten we get close to the magnificent mountains at Reine, where you will be able to hike summits on both Reinebringen and Helvetestind. On the beautiful Bunes beach we take our share of responsibility and pick up as much trash as we can before we continue to the fishing village Nusfjord; one of Norway’s best preserved fishing villages. The last day we arrange an internal regatta towards Henningsvær, and then we prepare for a goodbye party ashore at the local Trevarefabrikken culture house.

On this trip, you have the chance to do a glacier hike at the Svartisen glacier as well as a day surfing at Unstad, both additional activities to the otherwise relatively ambitious program. 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.
Like on all our tours, you learn to sail along the way, and you will get both challenges and feelings of achievement- and friends for life!

Trip Start: 12 July 2020

Trip End: 19 July 2020

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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

  • Trip experience with sailboat – experienced and locally familiar skipper/instructor on board
  • All the food we eat on board during the trip
  • Accommodation on board the whole trip
  • Our Comfort Package which consists of accommodation in a shared double cabin (bunk or double bed) with a ready made bed (warm and nice duvets and pillows!)
  • Use of our shared trip-equipment: dinghy, kayaks, fishing equipment etc.
  • All boat-related expenses such as diesel, gas, harbour fees etc.
  • Personal safety equipment, HH inflatable life vest
  • A shared experience and friendship with like-minded adventurers from around the world
  • A lot of time outdoors – raw and honest nature experiences
  • Advice, guidance and practical training on sailing and boating in general. As an active crew member you will be engaged in, and learn to run a boat.
  • An environmentally friendly, sustainable, unique, exotic and exclusive Norwegian adventure holiday

Additional

  • Travel to/from Helgeland/Lofoten
  • We do not have our own chef on this trip. As a part of the crew, you contribute on a rotating basis with the cooking and operation of the boat
  • Optional meals at cafés/restaurants
  • Entrance to galleries, museums and similar, or other alternative arrangements and activities that you/we may come up with along the way
  • Optional activities where we hire external guides and equipment, such as kayaking, glacier hikes or surfing
  • Træna Festival Pass – for those who want to attend the Træna Festival in advance of the trip. Recommended! Træna Festival Passes can be purchased through SeilNorge, and we have reserved festival passes for all participants.
  • Personal snack for excursions on land (so, it’s smart to bring a little extra snack)
  • Drinks like wine, beer or high-exclusive apple juice and other luxury (yes, we drink beer and wine on board, bring your own)
  • Travel/cancellation insurance – recommended, but up to you (normally you don’t need a special insurance to sail)

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

Day 1 – We meet at Træna, and the adventure begins

Check-in at 16:00 in the boats. We go through the plan and the ambition for the week, as well as important elements in sailing and safety. During the dinner and evening we get to know the other participants.

Day 2 – Sail towards the mountains and Svartisen

After breakfast, we cast off and practice boat handling and safety in the harbor basin. After introduction to basic sailing theory we will hoist sails with course for the long reaching Holandsfjord. In Engavågen we moor alongside the quay and prepare for summit hike next morning. The keenest ones start hiking up in the evening and stay overnight in Tåkeheimen (a very nice DNT cabin) up on the mountain.

Day 3 – Mountain hike to Helgelandsbukken, Tåkeheimen or glacier hike on Svartisen

Those who have stayed in the mountains start the day with a trip up to Tåkeheimen for a view over Helgeland and Svartisen. Then also there is the possibility of a guided glacier hike and course on the actual glacier for those who want. When everyone is back safely from the mountains, we gather in the boats, and sail out to the coast again, to Rødøy. We eat dinner along the way and after arriving Rødøy we do an evening visit to a nearby attraction, or a midnight sun evening walk up to Rødøyløva (last year there were 10 participants that slept under open sky on top of the mountain this night!))

Day 4 – Morning hike to Rødøyløva, evening visit to Fleinvær and sailing across the Vestfjord

Breakfast and morning hike on Rødøya. At 12:00 we will continue north with course for the island group called Fleinvær outside Bodø. On the way we sail past thousands of islands and reefs, including Bolga and Støtt. At Fleinvær we will have a small guided tour (tbc) and a surprise, before we set sails and cross the Vestfjord with course for Reine far east in Lofoten. The crossing of more than 100 nautical miles takes 10-20 hours depending on the weather. We divide all onboard in shifts and take turns on sleeping and sailing. This will be an exciting, challenging and a very educational day and night!

Day 5 – “Pacific island” alike Bunes

We arrive at Reine in the morning and make a proper pirate breakfast upon arrival! After resting and a stretch on land, we sail under the bridge on low tide and into Reinefjorden for an excursion to the Bunes beach on the north side of the Lofoten wall. Here we play on the beach, make a bonfire and prepare dinner. There will also be an opportunity to climb to the summit of “Hell peak”. In the evening we sail a last stretch to Nusfjord, where we stay alongside a quay for the night.

Day 6 – Summit hike to Mosestind and surfing in Unstad

Morning time in Nusfjord and possibility for a hike up to Mosestind with a great view over the Vestfjord. Lofoten has a lot to offer, and if you would like to try out surfing, this is the day to do it. We arrange transport to Unstad, and here you can rent equipment and venture into the waves. In the afternoon we relax and enjoy life with sauna and hot tub in Nusfjord, and dinner at the local restaurant “Karoline”.

Day 7 – Sail towards Henningsvær and goodbye dinner at Trevarefabrikken

After breakfast in Nusfjord, the last stretch goes to Henningsvær, also this one of Lofoten’s most spectacular fishing villages. After sailing for a whole week, now it’s time for a regatta from Nusfjord to Henningsvær, competing with the other boats. This last evening we will have some good fun with dinner on land at the Trevarefabrikken in Henningsvær.

Day 8 – Thank you for the trip

Breakfast and final cleaning of the boat. An adventure is over for this time. Thank you for this summer’s Sea & Mountainsports week.

The program

The program may change according to weather and conditions, but it gives an indication of how we spend the days. We start every day with a good breakfast and make a packed lunch before we go ashore. Some of the days we eat dinner right away after getting back to the boat, other days we just eat a snack at the beach, and then sail on before we make a later dinner. Some days, we spend time fishing, and time to look around. If the weather should be in disfavor of a trip on land, then we spend the day sailing or do something else fun.

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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LOCATION

“Trip of a lifetime & perfect for the solo traveller….”

Tori

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