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20th July 2020 to 27th July 2020

The best of the Lofoten Islands, Norway

£1210.99 Per person

Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
Sail your way through the fjords of the Lofoten isles and find endless possibilities for adventure
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Bavaria 40, 44, 46, 50, Farr 40
Vessel length
40 to 50 foot
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Single + double cabins, max 10
Insurance Required
Yes

Sail your way through the fjords of the Lofoten isles and find endless possibilities for adventure

7 nights: 20 - 27 July 2020

15,400 NOK / £1,210.99 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.

Experience the most breathtakingly stunning nature Norway has to offer as you sail through the arctic landscape of the dramatic Lofoten isles, experiencing some of the best places this archipelago has to offer. 

Famous for its alpine mountains, the possibilities are endless as you venture through fjords, experiencing the hidden corners of this stunning coastline from the unique vantage point your yacht. Getting close to nature, you will experience the local culture, rich wildlife and stunning Arctic scenery, all from your mobile base.

With opportunities aplenty for exploring onshore as well as offshore, this trip can be as active or as relaxed as you want to make it. Hike, climb, fish, kayak, paddle, swim, or cosy up on the boat and read a great book. Sailing from beach to mountain to village, you can improve your skills on board while immersing yourself in this unforgettable adventure.

If these dates don’t work, why not book the whole boat for dates that do? Minimum 5 participants.

Day 1 – Start in Henningsvær

Meet in the harbour to familiarise yourself with the boat and meet the crew. If the winds permit it, you will be given a safety brief before setting sail towards a natural harbour to spend the night at anchor.

Day 2 – Austnesfjorden

After breakfast you will set sail towards Reine, one of the most photographed places in Lofoten on account of its beautiful harbour. Arriving early afternoon you will sail into the fjord surrounding Reine, mooring the boat for a hike to Bunes beach on the north side. Here you will make a fire, pancakes and coffee and enjoy life under the bright skies of Norway. Those wanting a thrill may hike up to the “Peak of Hell” reaching straight up from the beach 660 meters into the air.

Day 3 – Walk or hike around Reine

This morning you will explore Reine. Hike Reinebringen mountain for extraordinary views or rent a kayak for a few hours of paddling. In the afternoon you will  sail further south towards Nusfjord, one of the best preserved traditional fishing villages in Lofoten. Here, the crew can eat at  Restaurant Karoline.

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

After a good breakfast in the incredible surroundings of Nusfjord, you will once again set sail through the Lofoten isles, towards the famous surf beach Unstad, on the north coast. You will anchor at Tangstad and walk over to Unstad, where you can rent surfing gear and aboard, with the option of a course. If surfing is not your thing, you can use this time to explore this stunning area. You will then have the option of eating dinner at Unstad or head back to the boat and cook there, before a wonderful night’s sleep at anchor in the protected bay.

Day 5 – Sail to the island Skrova

After a slow start to the day, you will navigate further north around this island, before entering the southern pool through the tidal stream of Gimsøy. Passing the fishing village of Henningsvær you will sail further out to the island Skrova where you will hike to the peak. Here you will discover fantastic views over the Lofoten islands towards the west and with the West fjord, Hamarøy and Steigen in the east.

Day 6 – Sail for the Trollfjord and the surrounding mountains

After breakfast you will sail to Trollfjorden and the surrounding mountains, passing many picturesque islands along the way. Lunch in Trollfjorden, famous for its steep 500 metre granite walls and narrow entrance, will be followed by a walk in the surrounding landscape. Tonight you will anchor in a bay outside of the fjord.

Day 7 – Cultural experiences in Nyvågar

In the morning you will sail to Kabelvåg and Nyvågar where you will find an interesting aquarium, an art gallery and museums. Learn more about the traditions and cultures of Lofoten and north-Norway before gathering in the restaurant for the last dinner with your crew mates.

Day 8: Check out from Svolvær

This morning consists of an early breakfast followed by a last one-hour sail back to Svolvær. Here you will tidy the boat and pack your gear before going for breakfast in the local bakery.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • A good level of fitness is recommended.

Travel

Check sas.no or wideoe.no for flights to Svolvær. If you get to Bodø you may take the ferry or fast ferry over to Lofoten. See the public itinerary here: www.177nordland.no. You may also perfectly well take the train to Bodø. Travelling slowly gives another dimension to a journey than flying. If you’re travelling from a city in the north or wish to extend your journey with a day or two, you can consider doing so on Hurtigruten.

Take an internal flight to Svolvær.

Take an internal flight to Svolvær.

Day 1 – Start in Henningsvær

Meet in the harbour to familiarise yourself with the boat and meet the crew. If the winds permit it, you will be given a safety brief before setting sail towards a natural harbour to spend the night at anchor.

Day 2 – Austnesfjorden

After breakfast you will set sail towards Reine, one of the most photographed places in Lofoten on account of its beautiful harbour. Arriving early afternoon you will sail into the fjord surrounding Reine, mooring the boat for a hike to Bunes beach on the north side. Here you will make a fire, pancakes and coffee and enjoy life under the bright skies of Norway. Those wanting a thrill may hike up to the “Peak of Hell” reaching straight up from the beach 660 meters into the air.

Day 3 – Walk or hike around Reine

This morning you will explore Reine. Hike Reinebringen mountain for extraordinary views or rent a kayak for a few hours of paddling. In the afternoon you will  sail further south towards Nusfjord, one of the best preserved traditional fishing villages in Lofoten. Here, the crew can eat at  Restaurant Karoline.

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

After a good breakfast in the incredible surroundings of Nusfjord, you will once again set sail through the Lofoten isles, towards the famous surf beach Unstad, on the north coast. You will anchor at Tangstad and walk over to Unstad, where you can rent surfing gear and aboard, with the option of a course. If surfing is not your thing, you can use this time to explore this stunning area. You will then have the option of eating dinner at Unstad or head back to the boat and cook there, before a wonderful night’s sleep at anchor in the protected bay.

Day 5 – Sail to the island Skrova

After a slow start to the day, you will navigate further north around this island, before entering the southern pool through the tidal stream of Gimsøy. Passing the fishing village of Henningsvær you will sail further out to the island Skrova where you will hike to the peak. Here you will discover fantastic views over the Lofoten islands towards the west and with the West fjord, Hamarøy and Steigen in the east.

Day 6 – Sail for the Trollfjord and the surrounding mountains

After breakfast you will sail to Trollfjorden and the surrounding mountains, passing many picturesque islands along the way. Lunch in Trollfjorden, famous for its steep 500 metre granite walls and narrow entrance, will be followed by a walk in the surrounding landscape. Tonight you will anchor in a bay outside of the fjord.

Day 7 – Cultural experiences in Nyvågar

In the morning you will sail to Kabelvåg and Nyvågar where you will find an interesting aquarium, an art gallery and museums. Learn more about the traditions and cultures of Lofoten and north-Norway before gathering in the restaurant for the last dinner with your crew mates.

Day 8: Check out from Svolvær

This morning consists of an early breakfast followed by a last one-hour sail back to Svolvær. Here you will tidy the boat and pack your gear before going for breakfast in the local bakery.

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