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Saturday
19 June 2021
Friday
25 June 2021

Sailing expedition to the Lofoten Islands

Duration

Total days:7Cruise days: 7

Team level

Еxperienced, Beginners

Activity level

Moderate

Event Language

Russian, English
Sailing expedition to the Lofoten Islands
About event

Start:Tromsø, Norway

Finish:Svolvær, Norway

Sailing expedition to the Lofoten Islands

In summer, we will go on an expedition on a sailing yacht to the Lofoten Islands. We will admire nature from the water and from the ground, go trekking to the Trollfjord, see mountain lakes, waterfalls and picturesque Norwegian villages, catch fish for lunch and try to find whales.

This time we came up with a completely new route with three parts. You can sign up for one week, or even two at once, to see more of the fantastic northern beauty.

June 19 - 26 (Tromsø - Svolver)

June 26 - July 3 (Start and finish in Svolver)

July 3 - 10 (Svolver - Tromsø)

August 1 - 8 (Start and finish in Svolver)

8 - 15 August (Start and finish in Svolver)

Why the Lofoten Islands?

Northern nature

The Lofoten Islands are about space landscapes, fjords, sheer cliffs, cozy fishing villages, and almost untouched nature. All this is very different from the southern part of the country with large cities and many tourists.

A chance to see whales

Our skipper is an experienced whale hunter. At almost every point on our route, he knows where to find them and how to get as close as possible to them on a yacht. Take a camera and let's go!

Trekking of varying difficulty

We have prepared several trekking routes for you - from the simplest to those requiring some preparation. We will walk along the slopes, see mountain lakes, and enjoy the views of the archipelago from above.

We will visit towns, small fishing villages and different islands, fish and watch whales.

Events schedule

  • 19 June, 2021

    DAY 1

    Tromsø

    Tromsø is Norway's largest city in the Arctic Circle. We will walk around the city and go by cable car up the mountain to take pictures of the amazing sunset.

    Arrival at the marina.

    Check-in on the boat after lunch.

    Meeting the team.

    Buying groceries.

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  • 20 June, 2021

    DAY 2

    Tromsø>>> Sommarøy

    The village of Sommarøy is home to 700 inhabitants, whose main business is fishing and fish processing. Landscapes typical of the Troms region, many picturesque islets.

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  • 21 June, 2021

    Day 3

    Sommarøy >>> Hamn

    It is a small and very picturesque marina. There are two piers for large boats and small piers at a local hotel. In Hamn, you can walk to the old nickel mine and the lighthouse, and there you can climb the mountain with several easy routes.

    There is a book for visitors to the lighthouse on a post by the lighthouse in a green mailbox. Here you can also write something

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  • 22 June, 2021

    DAY 4

    HAMN >>> BLEIK

    On this day, we will trek uphill for about 4-5 hours. There are two routes to choose from in this track: the upper one is a little easier and suitable even for beginners, and for the most courageous there is a very beautiful but difficult road along the sea. From here you can see the cliffs going into the sea and the island where puffins live.

    From the marina, boats go to the island with dead ends (without going on the ground).

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  • 23 June, 2021

    Day 5

    BLEIK >>> HENNES

    We will sail along a picturesque fjord - waterfalls beat right from the rocks above the sea, and seabirds live in small caves.

    Those who wish can go on a simple track to the mountain lake.

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  • 24 June, 2021

    DAY 6

    HENNES >>> TROLLFJORD

    Trollfjord is considered the narrowest and most picturesque fjord in Norway. It is a two-kilometer bay, 100 meters wide, sandwiched between high cliffs. You can trek to the fjord; at the top, you will find a beautiful mountain lake, along which small icebergs drift. It is also home to the largest family of white-tailed eagles (the wingspan of these birds reaches 3 meters).

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  • 25 June, 2021

    DAYS 7 AND 8

    Trollfjord >>> Svolvær

    Svolvaer is considered the capital of the Lofoten Islands. The city is surrounded by a rocky ridge and a picturesque bay, in the summer months the mountains are covered with emerald greenery.

    Check-out the next day before 09:00. If you wish, you can continue your journey through Norway. Or book the second week of sailing to see even more northern beauty!

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Location

Tromsø - Sommarøy - Hamn - Bleik - Henness - Trollfjord - Svolvær We have carefully thought out each point of the route, but depending on weather conditions or other important circumstances, we reserve the right to make adjustments to the route and the program.

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