SAILING TRIP
Discover the Lofoten

Adventure

Discover the Lofoten

Norway

* Not included in the price is transportation to and from the Marina and all costs ashore, such as food and drinks

TRIP INCLUDES

  • Experienced Skipper YMI and Crew
  • Comprehensive Safety Equipment
  • Hands-On Sailing Experience
  • All Meals and Beverages Onboard
  • Shared or Private Accommodations
  • Onboard Entertainment and Learning Materials
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Wildlife Watching Opportunities
  • Environmental Conservation Focus
  • Adventure Activities
  • Airport Transfers and Local Transportation

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Important Travel Details:

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Adventure Sailing package

All Meals and Beverages Onboard:

Enjoy a variety of freshly prepared meals and a selection of beverages throughout your journey.

Marina Fees / Reservations:

All costs associated with marina stays and reservations are covered. Inluding entry into protected natural areas are included, allowing for worry-free exploration of beautiful reserves.

Fuel Costs:

Fuel expenses for the duration of the course are included, ensuring hassle-free sailing.

Bed Linen and Towels:

Comfortable bed linen and towels are provided for your convenience.

Cleaning Services:

Professional cleaning services are included to maintain a tidy and hygienic environment onboard.

Trip dates

If there are no suitable dates listed, please let us know that you’re interested in this trip. Should there be enough interest, we will organise additional dates.
Discover the Lofoten
24 Aug - 02 Sep
6 spots available
Discover the Lofoten
03 Sep - 12 Sep
6 spots available

Trip Highlights

  1. Harstad: As a launch point for Lofoten voyages, Harstad couldn’t be more ideal. Its waters, charted for centuries, tie sailors to the rich seafaring heritage of Northern Norway. Navigating these historic routes evokes a sense of timeless adventure.
  2. Lødingen: This town is steeped in maritime history. The local museum delves into its past as a bustling trading post and herring fishery hub. The exhibits paint a vivid picture of the region’s cultural tapestry.
  3. Svolvær: No Lofoten journey is complete without sailing to Svolvær, the archipelago’s largest town. The majestic twin peaks of Svolværgeita, or “The Goat,” beckon climbers and photographers. The town’s deep-rooted fishing tradition is palpable, especially with its famed stockfish (dried cod) gracing local dishes.
  4. Nusfjord: Step back in time in Nusfjord, one of Norway’s oldest and best-preserved fishing villages. This UNESCO-recognized gem from 1975 boasts traditional wooden architecture and a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. The hiking trails here are unparalleled, offering routes of varying difficulty through breathtaking landscapes.
  5. Reine: Known for its spectacular scenery and unique lighting, Reine is a photographer’s paradise. Anchoring for lunch at Lofotodden, situated at the southern tip of the archipelago, provides awe-inspiring views of mountains, coastline, and the open sea.
  6. Brottøya: On our return to civilization, we anchor at Brottøya’s serene sandy beaches. The island’s avian life, featuring puffins, guillemots, and arctic terns, is a birdwatcher’s delight. Observing these seabirds in their rugged, natural habitat is a fitting end to our wilderness immersion.
  7. Sailing ‘Home’: Our homeward route navigates narrow fjords and sheltered inlets, showcasing the rugged coastlines and towering mountains of Northern Norway. Keep watch for seals, porpoises, and whales, as these rich waters offer unparalleled wildlife encounters. Approaching Harstad, the bustling harbor and vibrant waterfront welcome us back, concluding our maritime odyssey with a sense of fulfillment and wonder.

How Adventure works

Each adventure voyage accommodates a maximum of 6 guests and 2 crew members, consisting of a highly experienced skipper (Yachtmaster) and a first mate. Our yachts are equipped with four double-occupancy cabins, each featuring comfortable double beds.

No prior sailing experience is necessary to join. Most participants book individually, ready to embark on a thrilling maritime journey.

We are happy to support you with flight information and other travel arrangements. Feel free to contact us to tailor this adventure to your specific needs.

Trip day to day

Sailing through the Lofoten Islands, we’re greeted by a breathtaking panorama of towering mountains, quaint fishing villages, and secluded coves. The air is alive with the calls of seabirds, the scent of salt and seaweed, and the crisp morning air against our skin. Navigating through narrow fjords and past golden beaches, we are constantly awestruck by the untamed beauty of the sea. With each passing mile, it becomes clear that this journey is more than just a voyage—it’s a sensory experience that touches our souls and leaves an indelible mark on our hearts.

 

Following is an example of how this adventure-trip might unfold:

Our adventure sets sail from Harstad, a bustling harbor and vibrant waterfront. Navigating far above the Arctic Circle, we find ourselves in a world where the sun no longer sets. Leaving Harstad behind, we head to Lødingen, enjoying our first smørebrød lunch with fresh salmon. The evening on board is a mesmerizing dance with the sun, promising the wonders that lie ahead.

As the sun kissed the horizon, we embarked from Lødingen, our sails billowing with the crisp Arctic breeze. With each gentle wave, the boat danced gracefully, carrying us towards Svolvær. Surrounded by towering mountains and pristine fjords, the scenery was breathtaking. Dolphins frolicked alongside our vessel, adding a touch of magic to the journey. As twilight painted the sky in hues of orange and pink, we anchored in Svolvær, grateful for a day filled with the wonders of the Norwegian coast.

In Svolvær, the evening brought the aroma of cod fish wafting through the air as villagers prepared their meals. Strolling through quaint streets, we immersed ourselves in the coastal charm under the soft glow of streetlights. Morning greeted us with the salty scent of the sea and the bustling activity of fishermen setting out. Eager to explore, we prepared the boat for take-off. Our first stop was Henningsvær, famous for its bustling fishing industry, vibrant art scene, and stunning natural beauty, including its iconic red fishing cabins perched on stilts over the water, known as “rorbuer.” After a great lunch in a typical restaurant, we set sail for Semnesvika, enjoying a nice breeze and a three-hour beam reach.

We lay at anchor and were gently rocked to sleep, though the perpetual daylight made it a challenge. Early the next morning, we set off for Nusfjord, stopping briefly in Ballstad. Arriving in Nusfjord by early afternoon, we found the tiny harbor already bustling. The village, one of Norway’s oldest fishing settlements, offered excellent hiking and a chance to unwind in its tranquil sauna. We spent hours exploring, enveloped in the peace and quiet of this beautiful place.

From picturesque Nusfjord, we sailed to the southernmost tip of the Lofoten, Lofotodden. The morning was filled with the imposing beauty of fjords and rugged mountains. Finding a serene place to anchor for lunch, we enjoyed the silence, broken only by the soft lapping of waves. After lunch, we prepared for the Moskenstraumen, a system of tidal eddies and whirlpools, one of the strongest in the world, located between Lofotodden and the island of Mosken.

The previous night, we arrived safe and sound at 9:00 PM at Ramberg harbor. The Moskenstraumen had been thrilling and magical. We dined on board as the timelessness of the Arctic Circle enveloped us. Today, we face another significant leg: 60 nautical miles to Brottøya, a beautiful island bordering a nature park. We’ll anchor there for the last time, perhaps take a dip at the white beaches, and hopefully spot whales.

We set sail early from Brottøya, navigating through fjords and past spectacular landscapes. Our destination for the day was Reine, known for its stunning scenery and unique light conditions, making it a favorite for photographers. Anchoring for lunch, we basked in the serene beauty and prepared for the final leg back to Harstad.

Today, we return to Harstad, navigating familiar waters with a sense of accomplishment. As we approach, the bustling harbor and vibrant waterfront welcome us back. That evening, we dine at a renowned fish restaurant, celebrating the journey and the camaraderie formed over the past days.

Our last full day is spent exploring Harstad and its surroundings. Some of us take short excursions, while others relax on the boat, reflecting on the adventure. The evening is filled with shared stories and laughter as we prepare for departure.

We share a final breakfast together. Bags are packed, and the taxi to the airport arrives. The deck is cleaned, and the ship is readied for its next adventure. Many hands make light work, and we bid farewell with renewed spirits and lifelong friendships forged on this unforgettable journey.

Trip Stories

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