A dream flotilla between unspoiled nature and breathtaking landscapes. On board on fully equipped and heated sailing boats we will sail among the most beautiful fjords in Norway, crossing the archipelago of the Lofoten Islands. You will experience the midnight sun and the pleasant warmth of Norwegian summer days in a succession of fairytale views. Skipper BeBlue, expert connoisseurs of the place, will take you to the most magical corners of this humanity's heritage. Sail to discover the magic of the North, whales, rorbu and fjords!
|STYLE||SAILING, NORVEGIA, DISCOVER, FLOTILLA|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Check in at 1:00 pm on friday 21 June - Check out at 1:00 pm on friday 28 June|
|NOT INCLUDED SERVICES||
1.100€ per person with double cabin accomodation.
Ask for early booking discounts, last minute and for the whole boat rental.
|HOW TO ARRIVE||
By plane: from Italy we recommend flying on Bodø (iata code: BOO) by calling in Oslo. We suggest evaluating a stop / overnight stay in beautiful Oslo. Bodø Airport and the departure point of the cruise is a 10-minute walk from the small marina where the boats will be moored. The companies that serve the route are: Ryanair, Norwegian Airlines, Lufthansa. We are available for any advice.
What temperature should we expect? The Lofoten are heated by the Gulf Stream which brings the temperature from 15 to 25 degrees in the month of June. However, the boats are all heated and equipped for navigation in the Arctic waters.
|Included services||Skipper, Travel assistance, Insurance primary health and luggage, Heating, Dinghy with outboard engine, Double cabin spot|
|How to come||AIR: Bodø Airport (AOO)|
The itinerary, known and organized by the skippers BeBlue, is different from the classic routes that you can experience in the Mediterranean. Given the peculiarities of the destination, we therefore specify some travel notes. The cruise is organized during the "midnight sun", a time of the year when the sun never sets, approaching the horizon in the "nocturnal" phases and then ascend without ever setting. This situation, where the colors range from blue to pink, makes navigation perfect, giving the opportunity to cover good distances and experiencing the full day. The itinerary includes two or three stops a day alternating typical fjord villages accessible only by sea.
Day 1: Check-in
Guests can embark at 1pm from the Bodø marina, located opposite the Lofoten Archipelago. Bodø is a lively and modern village surrounded by spectacular and unspoiled nature; from the pier you can admire the sea eagles which cross the horizon after buying a bag of freshly caught shrimps.
Once set sail under the midnight sun we will admire the first islands that protect the port and then move away from the coast and head towards the Lofoten. In this beautiful place you can enjoy the quiet of the islands, the magnificent beaches and the jagged peaks of the placid mountains that are the background. Crossing the archipelago and heading towards Værøy you can cross the magnificent whales and orcas that inhabit this stretch of sea.
Day 2: Værøy
The island of Værøy is a strip of land dominated by a long mountain ridge, characterized by two villages, Sørland, where most of the population lives, and Nordland. The island is famous for both the landscape and the colonies of birds, especially puffins. Hiking trails lead to magnificent and deserted white sand beaches set amid granite cliffs and sparkling waters.
Day 3: Å
We set sail early to navigate placidly towards the tiny village of Å is not only famous for its singular name. Set in a jagged fjord, it is a typical fishing village with houses on stilts, the red Rorbuer, where the drying fields of the codfish are located near the moorings of small boats. Behind every corner there are postcard views to discover. The village bears the name of the shortest city in the world that in Norse language means small river but that is also the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet almost to identify Å as the last border town of the spectacular Lofoten archipelago. Here you can go ashore to explore the town surrounded by impressive cliffs and mountains and visit the Lofoten Stockfish Museum, a museum dedicated to the stockfish fishing and the Norwegian Museum of fishing villages.
Day 4: Nusfjord
Today we will arrive at the fishing village of Nusfjord, known for the particularity of its well-preserved historical buildings, built between the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. These include the old cod liver oil factory, the old bakery, the sawmill and the boat depot, which bear witness to the simple life of its industrious inhabitants. The village is bordered by steep mountains: Nusfjord, with the yellow and red houses hidden in the small fjord, offers a quiet and protected mooring.
Day 5: Henningsvær
After a nice breakfast we set sail along the route to Henningsvær, a village protected behind by the mountains but mostly surrounded by the sea. Since the beginning of the 1800s Henningsvær has been considered one of the most important places in Lofoten. The small port, located south of the archipelago, was built on a group of islets at the foot of a cliff overlooking the sea. The village is connected to the main island thanks to a bridge. Do not miss the Hus Gallery, which houses a collection from the golden age of Norse painting depicting northern Norway and the Lofoten fishermen's villages.
Day 6: Trollfjord
We will sail to discover a 25-mile fjord where the snow-capped mountains are reflected in the still water and the view of waterfalls and glaciers, in the light of an endless sunset, leaves you breathless: the Trollfjord. The fjord recalls the name of the trolls not surprisingly, the fairytale landscape that will open in front of your bow will be truly magical. Long almost 2 km this fjord separates the Lofoten and the Vesterålen, the two archipelagos located in the North of Norway and its steep cliffs overlooking the sea are narrowed to only 100 meters in width. The more adventurous can reach, with a walk of about two hours, the glacier that dominates from the top of the inlet.
Day 7: Nordskot
Crossing the archipelago towards Nordskot characterized by the pristine natural landscape you can once again admire the magnificent whales and orcas before heading to Bodø to disembark around 1:00 pm on Friday.
The itinerary might be subject to variations due to weather conditions, safety and technical evaluations of the Captain. This program is intended as indicative and non-binding.
CLASS: PREMIUM - BAVARIA50
|Type||Sailing boat - Premium class|
|Year||2001 (total refit 2015)|
|Sail area||126 sqm|
|Cabins||3 double + 2 bunk|
|Berths||10 + 1 crew|
CLASS: PREMIUM - BAVARIA44 CRUISER
|Type||Sailing boat - Premium class|
|Year||2001 (total refit 2015)|
|Sail area||98 sqm|
|Cabins||3 double + 1 bunk|
|Berths||8 + 1 crew|
BeBlue reserves the right to replace the boat presented in the catalog, or out of print, with another of similar class and quality.