Norway is the embodiment of mystery and grandeur, a country of trolls, harsh climate and rich history. It was the land of the famous Vikings who stood out to the Norwegian Sea and even sailed the Atlantic aboard their wooden drakkars. This is the place to admire unique fjords and mountain waterfalls of the northern country, pods of whales and orcas in the natural environment and plunge into the Nordic atmosphere of serenity and tranquility.
On a cruise over the Lofoten Islands you travel 120 miles surrounded by your family and friends, enjoy the perfection of the Norwegian fjords, be amazed at the abundant harvest of the sea, visit vibrant fishing villages and feel the real Arctic spirit. This is something you've never experienced before!
- Cruise dates 09.08 - 16.08.19
- Country - Norway
- Cruise area - Lofoten Islands
- Yacht - catamaran sailboat Salina 48
- Number of guests - 8
- Weather forecast + 9 /+14
Day 1. Friday, August 9th, 2019
Pick-up at Tromsø marina and check-in for the yacht. Tromsø is called the “Capital of Northern Norway” or “Gateway to the Arctic” and is the northernmost point of our route. The city offers you a visit to the world's northernmost Lutheran church – the Arctic Cathedral; take funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen, visit the northernmost Mack brewery, or just stroll along the promenade and enjoy the majestic scenery breathing in the purest transparent air.
Day 2. Tromsø — Ryøya sail 10nm.
The morning starts with the next part of Tromsø sightseeing tour. Then we purchase some food and conduct a short briefing on safety before we sail to the Ryøya island. It is a quiet fishing village with a reserve for musk oxen, a perfect place to gain strength for the next day.
Day 3. Ryøya — Hamn sail 40nm.
Hamn is a picturesque fishing base on the northern coast of Senja Island and one of the richest fish spots in Norway. Cod, haddock, pollack, sea bass and halibut await you in the cold waters of the Norwegian Sea.
Day 4. Hamn – Sortland sail 60nm.
Sortland is located north of the Lofoten Islands and is also called a blue city because most of the buildings there are painted blue.
Day 5. Sortland - Trollfjord – Skrova trip 35nm.
Trollfjord is one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway, its width at the entrance is less than 100 m, and its sides offer you the views of steep and majestic mountains. The name of this fjord derives from Norwegian mythology. Next, we travel to the fishing village Skrova famous for its whalery.
Day 6. Skrova - Nusfjord – Reine sail 40nm.
Nusfjord is one of the oldest and most preserved villages in Norway with the history dating back to the mid-1800s. It is very exciting to see the authentic wooden buildings of the town.
This place is filled with history and opportunities for fishing, diving, sailing. Here you find a rustic shop, cozy taverns and restaurants where you can enjoy the gifts of the sea. Reine is a tiny and incredibly picturesque fishing village with red and white buildings, one of the most beautiful places in the Lofoten Islands.
Day 7. Reine - Henningsvær - Svolvær sail 35 nm.
Henningsvær consists of several islands located among rich fish lands washed by the waters of Vestfjord. It is the style of traditional Norwegian villages with bizarrely shaped buildings painted in bright colors. Svolvær is the oldest and most populated city of the Lofoten Islands, as well as the local administrative center. An incredibly beautiful city, especially if you look from the height of the mountains surrounding it on all sides. The city consists of many small islets connected by elegant bridges and overpasses with brightly painted houses tightly pressed to each other. Gradually, the local fishing industry gives up ground to tourism, because it is the place where numerous tourist routes in the Lofoten Islands begin.
Day 8. Friday, August 16th, 2019
Departure from the Svolvær airport (SVJ).
Moscow - Riga
09:45-11:25 flight time 1:40)
Riga - Oslo
18:05-19:00 (flight time 1:55)
20:05-21:55 (flight time 1:50)
09:30-09:55 (flight time 0:25)
Bodø - Oslo
10:30-11:55 (flight time 1:25)
Oslo - Riga
14:35-17:20 (flight time 1:45)
Riga - Moscow (SVO)
18:25-19:55 (flight time 1:30)
- The cruise takes place on the Salina 48 (Arctic Vision) catamaran with advanced options for northern cruises
- The yacht has 4 double cabins, 4 toilets, a heater, a refrigerator, a freezer, a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove and kitchenware
- The yacht offers all the necessary equipment for safe and comfortable navigation in the northern latitudes
Included in the price:
- Price per person
- Accommodation on board the comfortable catamaran
- A Russian-speaking skipper on board
- Bed linen and towels
- Cleaning of the yacht at the end of the cruise
Not included in the price:
- Transfers and taxis
- Fuel for the yacht (price divided between all crew members)
- Ridings at the marinas
- Visa processing
- It is recommended to bring along strong alcoholic beverages as the prices are 2-3 times higher and there are restrictions on the time of sale