This week is dedicated to the most beautiful and rugged mountains, fjords, and beaches that Lofoten has to offer. We explore the island by boat, and the whole of Lofoten is our playground!
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 Henningsvær and start sailing south along the Lofoten wall and out to Reine, an amazing fishing village and a good starting point for fishing, hiking and fun on shore. 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.
Trip start in Henningsvær.
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 for sail. If we are ready and the winds are good, we try to start sailing this first night already.
Sail to Reine and Reinefjorden.
After breakfast we set sails with course south towards Lofotodden and to Reine which, with its beautiful harbor, 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.
Hiking around Reine, peaks and kayaks.
We spend the morning exploring Reine. Depending on the mood you may climb Reinebringen to reach it’s 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.
Sail to the outer side and the surfbeach 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.
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.
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.
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.
Return to Svolvær.
n the morning we check out of the boats and have breakfast at Kringla, Svolvær’s best bakery. Many thanks for a great trip!
What is included?
- Captain / instructor experienced on board
- Accommodation on board during the entire trip.
- All meals on board.
- Sustainable, local, ecological, unique, exotic and exclusive holidays full of experiences.
- All expenses related to the vessel, such as diesel, gas, port fees, etc.
- Free use of equipment such as dinghy boats, kayaks, fishing equipment, etc.
- Search and rescue insurance for all crew members.
- High quality safety equipment for all crew members.
- Transportation to / from Lofoten.
- Visits to restaurants, complementary activities, museums, galleries, etc.
- Alcoholic drinks.