2018 Destinations

Our travels in 2017 | Our Travels in 2016

For 2018 we will be sailing up the Norwegian coast and across the Arctic Circle to Tromso in the far north, to enjoy the midnight sun.

We start sailing in March with Ski-Touring in the Sunnmore Alps near our winter base in Alesund. We plan to cover some 1,500 miles sailing to spectacular fjords, remote islands, glaciers and mountains. Our adventures include dedicated rock climbing and walking in Romsdal, Lofoten Islands and Narvik. So hopefully something for everyone.

Our 2018 week-by-week programme is set out lower down this page, with a summary on the Schedule & Prices page.

Thanks to the gulf stream summer sailing in these northerly latitudes north of the Arctic Circle is generally warm and similar to late Spring weather in the UK - but with the benefit of much longer daylight hours.

We have gained knowledge of sailing in Norway from our Norwegian exploits in 2017 and Baltic Sea voyages in 2016. We love the remote anchorages and complex navigation through skerries and juggling the weather and winds deep in the fjords. We also enjoyed dedicated rock climbing on Mahi in Stavanger and Bohuslan in 2017 and learnt what works when operating from a yacht. So we have expanded our climbing programme in 2018 to include the Lofoten Islands, Romsdal and Narvik, which all offer world class climbing.

If you have a week in mind or want to chat about the options do call or e-mail us. Flights are reasonably priced especially if booked well in advance so early booking is recommended.

We endeavour to follow the outline itineary each week, but this may be subject to change due to weather or other safety considerations which we share with all on board but ultimately as skippers we make the 'final call'.  

View an overview of our 2017 sailing in Norway and our 2016 sailing in the Baltic Sea. We also carry guest reviews and pictures of our recent adventures on our facebook site.

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Andy & Sian

 

 

March 24 - 30, 2018 Alesund to Alesund: Ski Touring Sunnmore Alps 1

The Sunnmore Alps are regarded as one of the premier Norwegian ski touring destinations. An alpine landscape with peaks rising 1,500 meters above the fjords.

We plan to use Mahi as a mobile base camp to reach peaks such as Blabertinden, Randers Top, Slogen and Kolastinden. This week is aimed at experienced ski-tourers as we are not providing formal guiding. Alesund is a colourful town famed for its Art Nouveau architecture and an ideal base to sail some 30 miles into the fjords of the Sunnmore Alps.

We expect to visit Hjotundfjord and access the mountains from the villages of Saebo and Oye, with other options available depending on weather and snow conditions.

Transport to / from Alesund: Alesund has its own international airport and regular flights, often via Oslo.

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March 31 - April 6, 2018 Alesund to Alesund: Ski Touring Sunnmore Alps 2

The Sunnmore Alps are regarded as one of the premier Norwegian ski touring destinations. An alpine landscape with peaks rising 1,500 meters above the fjords.

We plan to use Mahi as a mobile base camp to reach peaks such as Blabertinden, Randers Top, Slogen and Kolastinden. This week is aimed at experienced ski-tourers as we are not providing formal guiding. Alesund is a colourful town famed for its Art Nouveau architecture and an ideal base to sail some 30 miles into the fjords of the Sunnmore Alps.

We expect to visit Hjotundfjord and access the mountains from the villages of Saebo and Oye, with other options available depending on weather and snow conditions.

Transport to / from Alesund: Alesund has its own international airport and regular flights, often via Oslo.

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June 2 - 8, 2018 Alesund to Molde: Romsdal climbing

A day's sail from Alesund reaches Romsdalfjord and at the head of the fjord is Andalsnes, the hub for climbing and mountaineering in Romsdal.

We are close to the famous 1,000 meter high Troll Wall and the Romsdalshorn and adjacent cliffs offering a wealth of multi-pitch rock climbing and alpine style ridges. Notably Hornaksla which faces south and offers superlative multi pitch granite routes, far more appealing than the north facing troll wall!

The emphasis is on rock climbing, using Mahi as a flexible base camp for the week. We can also sail to, and seek out peaceful anchorages nearby for rest and relaxation between the climbs and enjoy the luxury of living on Mahi. A further half day's sail brings us to Molde a thriving Norwegian town and famous for its jazz festival.

Transport in to Alesund: Alesund has its own international airport and regular flights, often via Oslo.

Transport out from Molde: Molde has an airport linking to international flights, although with short bus and ferry connections back to Alesund we suggest the favourable option is to book an Alesund return flight.

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June 9 - 15, 2018 Molde to Trondheim: Romsdal Fjord & outer islands

This week offers plenty of variety and lots of sailing. The fjord passage from Molde near Alesund leads to outer islands and the wild Hustadvika coast. We hope to sail under the famous Atlantic Ocean road bridge at Storseisund and onto the bustling town of Kriastiansund. We then sail amongst the skerries off the Norwegian mainland before entering the picturesque Trondheimsfjord to the old Viking capital of Trondheim - Norway's third largest city.

Transport to Molde : We suggest flying to Alesund as it has a good international airport then by bus or ferry from Alesund to Molde. Or fly directly to Molde ( Reknes airport) which operates domestic flights within Norway.

Transport from Trondheim. Trondheim is well connected with an international airport and a train service to Oslo.

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June 16 - 22, 2018 Trondheim to Namsos: Fjords & Archipelago sailing

We start in the old Viking capital of Trondheim, a compact city on an island enclosed by a canal and river and lots to explore before we set out to sea along the Trondheimfjord.

We have multiple route options as we work our way north, either sheltered inner passages close to the shore or good rock hopping and archipelagos sailing to the fishing islands of Sula and Hestvaer, offering good natural harbours and attractive villages. We finish in Namsos, a pretty fishing and timber town 19 miles inland up Namsfjord and just below the Arctic Circle.

Transport to Trondheim: Trondheim is well connected with an international airport and a train service to Oslo.

Transport From Namsos: We recommend overland from Namsos (Bus to Steinkjer taking 1h 20 min then train taking 1 h 30 min) to Trondheim, then international flight from Trondheim. This is a scenic journey between Namsos and Trondheim across country and down the upper reaches of the Trondheimfjord. Alternatively Namsos has a domestic airport with flights to Trondheim and Bodo for international connections.

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June 23 - 29, 2018 Namsos to Sandnessjoen: Across the Artic Circle

Enjoy a Norwegian mid-summers party at Namsos then set sail for the Arctic Circle and the midnight sun!

Highlights should be the island of Leka and its stoneage cave paintings, the extraordinary Torghatten 'the Mountain with the hole in the middle', crossing the Arctic Circle at 66.7 degrees north and the Seven Sister mountain range on Alsten.

Transport to Namsos: We recommend flight to Trondheim then overland to Namsos (then train taking 1 h 30 min to Steinkjer then regular bus taking 1h 20 min to Trondheim. This should be a scenic journey between Trondheim and Namsos travelling the upper reaches of the Trondheimfjord the across country to Namsos.

Transport from Sandnessjoen: Sandnessjoen or the adjacent town of Mosjoen both have domestic airports with flight connections to Bodo and Oslo. Alternatively take the train from adjacent Mosjoen to Bodo (4 hours) then international flights.

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June 30 - July 6, 2018 Sandnessjoen to Bodo: Glacier Sailing

From the small town of Sandnessjoen we sail to the dramatic offshore islands of Lovund and its puffin colony and Trana, onto the sharks tooth peak of Sanna then detour to the Svartisen 'black ice' glacier one of the most spectacular sights on the Norwegian coast.

Finally to Bodo at 67 degrees north and with views of the Lofoten islands silhouetted to the west. Bodo is the capital of Nordland and if time permits it has a fascinating aerial museum and Viking burial sites. Bring your walking boots as plenty to explore along this rugged coastline.

Transport to Sandnessjoen: We suggest fly to Bodo then domestic flight to Sandnessjoen or the adjacent town of Mosjoen. Alternatively take the train from Bodo to Mosjoen ( 4 hours) and short bus to Sandnessjoen, or we can bring Mahi to Mosjoen to make life easier!

Transport from Bodo: Bodo has an international airport and good rail and ferry links.

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July 7 - 13, 2018 Bodo to Svolvaer: Sailing to the Lofoten Islands

Bodo is the mainland gateway town to the Lofoten islands some 45 miles away. The Lofoten islands are renowned for their beauty, warm climate (thanks to the gulf stream) and majestic mountains and fjords along a 100 mile coast.

From Bodo, on the mainland of Norway, we can cross to Lofoten via the outlying islands of Rost (Whirlpool island) and Varoy (Puffin island) and pass the famous Maelstrom of Moskenstraum before making landfall on the south western tip of Lofoten at the beautiful harbour of Reine. We then sail the southern coast of the Lofoten islands all the way to the capital of Svolvaer. There should be scope for hill walking and exploring ashore with the peaks above Reine a prime objective. Plenty of adventurous sailing at the start of this week and enjoy the midnight sun at 67 degrees north.

Transport to Bodo: Bodo has an international airport with flights directly from the UK or via Oslo.

Transport from Svolvaer ( Lofoten): An express ferry (3h 30min) runs from Svolvaer to Bodo or the slower Hurtigruten ferry (4h 30min) runs from nearby Stamsund to Bodo. Then International flight from Bodo.
Alternatively Wideroe airline offers domestic flights from Svolvaer airport to both Bodo and Narvik ( Evenes) international airports.

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July 14 - 20, 2018 Svolvaer to Svolvaer: Lofoten, Climb & Sail 1

The Lofoten islands offers World class multi-pitch trad granite rock climbing in a spectacular setting and all close to the sea. Thanks to the gulf stream the climate is mild and at 67 degrees north we have the midnight sun! Suited to experienced climbers as we are not providing guiding, but climbs cover full spectrum of grades so call us for a chat to find a compatible week.

We have three 'Climb and Sail' weeks in the Lofoten, this one that runs for 6 days, July 21-28 (7 days) and July 29-Aug 4 (6 days). We can offer some flexibility if climbers are keen to book for a longer period during these three weeks as we are based on Lofoten for the duration making connections easier.

Another option if you would prefer a longer holiday is our 11 day trip Aug 6-17 combining climbing in Lofoten and then sailing to the famous Stetind mountain range near Narvik for more climbing.

We plan to sail to the classic cliffs along the Lofoten coast, anchoring in quiet bays or old fishing harbours once weve left the bustle of Svolvaer. Mahi provides the comfort to relax after a day or night on the rock. Hot water, good food and drink and the added enjoyment of sailing to new sites away from the crowds.

Check out the new Rockfax Lofoten guidebook . Some of the potential climbing venues include:

Pianokrakken: South facing fine views above the sea. Short multi pitch routes up to 5 pitches. Good pro .
Presten: Great routes on magnificent rock up to 10 pitches long including the famous Vestpillaren.
Henningsvaer to Kalle: Spectacular coast line with remote cliffs where Mahi and tender may assist with access.
Kjerkfjord : Superb peaks rising above this fjord offer adventurous long wilderness routes, boat access needed.
Vagakallen: Big routes including famous 16 pitch Storpillaren and easier routes nearby.
Paradiset : Great collection of easier climbs close to the sea near Kalle.
Ovredalen: Sunny slab climbing and moderate grades.
Sandvika : Popular sports climbing venue but pumpy!

Transport In/ From Svolvaer (Lofoten) :
Option 1. Good international flights to Bodo then either an express ferry (3h 30min) from Bodo to Svolvaer or the slower Hurtigruten ferry (4h 30min) from Bodo to Stamsund near Svolvaer.
Option 2. Good international flight to Evenes airport near Narvik then bus to Svolvaer.
Option 3. Flight to Bodo or Evenes ( Narvik) , then domestic flight with Wideroe airline to Svolvaer.

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July 21 - 28, 2018 Svolvaer to Svolvaer: Lofoten, Climb & Sail 2

The Lofoten islands offers World class multi-pitch trad granite rock climbing in a spectacular setting and all close to the sea. Thanks to the gulf stream the climate is mild and at 67 degrees north we have the midnight sun! Suited to experienced climbers as we are not providing guiding, but climbs cover full spectrum of grades so call us for a chat to find a compatible week.

We have three 'Climb and Sail' weeks in the Lofoten, this one that runs for 7 days, July 14-20 (6 days) and July 29-Aug 4 (6 days). We can offer some flexibility if climbers are keen to book for a longer period during these three weeks as we are based on Lofoten for the duration making connections easier.

Another option if you would prefer a longer holiday is our 11 day trip Aug 6-17 combining climbing in Lofoten and then sailing to the famous Stetind mountain range near Narvik for more climbing.

We plan to sail to the classic cliffs along the Lofoten coast, anchoring in quiet bays or old fishing harbours once weve left the bustle of Svolvaer. Mahi provides the comfort to relax after a day or night on the rock. Hot water, good food and drink and the added enjoyment of sailing to new sites away from the crowds.

Check out the new Rockfax Lofoten guidebook . Some of the potential climbing venues include:

Pianokrakken: South facing fine views above the sea. Short multi pitch routes up to 5 pitches. Good pro .
Presten: Great routes on magnificent rock up to 10 pitches long including the famous Vestpillaren.
Henningsvaer to Kalle: Spectacular coast line with remote cliffs where Mahi and tender may assist with access.
Kjerkfjord : Superb peaks rising above this fjord offer adventurous long wilderness routes, boat access needed.
Vagakallen: Big routes including famous 16 pitch Storpillaren and easier routes nearby.
Paradiset : Great collection of easier climbs close to the sea near Kalle.
Ovredalen: Sunny slab climbing and moderate grades.
Sandvika : Popular sports climbing venue but pumpy!

Transport In/ From Svolvaer (Lofoten) :
Option 1. Good international flights to Bodo then either an express ferry (3h 30min) from Bodo to Svolvaer or the slower Hurtigruten ferry (4h 30min) from Bodo to Stamsund near Svolvaer.
Option 2. Good international flight to Evenes airport near Narvik then bus to Svolvaer.
Option 3. Flight to Bodo or Evenes ( Narvik) , then domestic flight with Wideroe airline to Svolvaer.

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July 29 - August 4, 2018 Svolvaer to Svolvaer: Lofoten, Climb & Sail 3

The Lofoten islands offers World class multi-pitch trad granite rock climbing in a spectacular setting and all close to the sea. Thanks to the gulf stream the climate is mild and at 67 degrees north we have the midnight sun! Suited to experienced climbers as we are not providing guiding, but climbs cover full spectrum of grades so call us for a chat to find a compatible week.

We have three 'Climb and Sail' weeks in the Lofoten, this one that runs for 6 days, July 14-20 (6 days) and July 21-28 (7 days). We can offer some flexibility if climbers are keen to book for a longer period during these three weeks as we are based on Lofoten for the duration making connections easier.

Another option if you would prefer a longer holiday is our 11 day trip Aug 6-17 combining climbing in Lofoten and then sailing to the famous Stetind mountain range near Narvik for more climbing.

We plan to sail to the classic cliffs along the Lofoten coast, anchoring in quiet bays or old fishing harbours once weve left the bustle of Svolvaer. Mahi provides the comfort to relax after a day or night on the rock. Hot water, good food and drink and the added enjoyment of sailing to new sites away from the crowds.

Check out the new Rockfax Lofoten guidebook . Some of the potential climbing venues include:

Pianokrakken: South facing fine views above the sea. Short multi pitch routes up to 5 pitches. Good pro .
Presten: Great routes on magnificent rock up to 10 pitches long including the famous Vestpillaren.
Henningsvaer to Kalle: Spectacular coast line with remote cliffs where Mahi and tender may assist with access.
Kjerkfjord : Superb peaks rising above this fjord offer adventurous long wilderness routes, boat access needed.
Vagakallen: Big routes including famous 16 pitch Storpillaren and easier routes nearby.
Paradiset : Great collection of easier climbs close to the sea near Kalle.
Ovredalen: Sunny slab climbing and moderate grades.
Sandvika : Popular sports climbing venue but pumpy!

Transport In/ From Svolvaer (Lofoten) :
Option 1. Good international flights to Bodo then either an express ferry (3h 30min) from Bodo to Svolvaer or the slower Hurtigruten ferry (4h 30min) from Bodo to Stamsund near Svolvaer.
Option 2. Good international flight to Evenes airport near Narvik then bus to Svolvaer.
Option 3. Flight to Bodo or Evenes ( Narvik) , then domestic flight with Wideroe airline to Svolvaer.

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August 6 - 17, 2018 Svolvaer to Narvik: Lofoten and Stetind, climb & sail 4

This 11 day adventure kicks off with 4 to 6 days of rock climbing at some of the best venues on Lofoten (see above), then a 65 mile sail to Narvik with equally spectacular yet more remote climbing options including Stetind regarded as the 'Norwegian Matterhorn'.

The exact itinerary will depend on the wishes of the climbers on board as we can vary the duration at each location and maximise the weather and wind conditions.

Stetind is a clean cut rock with sweeping ridges straight from the fjord to a height of 1,392m. Offering long multi pitch routes from alpine style scrambling at 4+ to a classic 13 pitch South Pillar route at 6-. Our sail passage also passes the 613m hammershaft peak on Hamaroy and plenty of sport and trad climbing venues in the area all covered in the Stetind and Narvik 2010 climbing guidebook.

The sail from Lofoten to Narvik is some 65 miles, scenery is superb and we have the option to break the passage and climb on Hamaroy or push on to Stetind in a long day sail. Narvik has a fascinating war museum and many of the ships sunk in WW2 are still visible near the harbour. This should be a adventurous trip with the opportunity to sample some of the most spectacular Arctic granite climbing destinations, all by boat.

Transport In to Svolvaer ( Lofoten) : Please see Lofoten Climb & Sail above for details for travel into Svolvaer, however it may be easier to book return flight to Narvik and take bus from Narvik to Svolvaer.

Transport Out of Narvik: The international airport ( Evenes airport) is located closeby at Harstrad near Narvik with good flight connections.

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August 18 - 24, 2018 Narvik to Narvik: North Nordland Exploration

Day sailing and exploration of the mountains and fjords near Narvik including Ofotfjord and Hellmofjord. We will be surrounded by peaks approaching 2,000 meters and superb walking trails. We can also sail and anchor amongst the islands in Ofotfjord. Narvik's war time history is still visible so we will spend time ashore.

Transport In / Out of Narvik: The international airport ( Evenes airport) is located closeby at Harstrad near Narvik with good flight connections.

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August 25 - 31, 2018 Narvik to Tromso: Far North Sailing

Two contrasting towns, Narvik with its wartime history and Tromso the Paris of the North and stunning fjord sailing on an intricate passage inbetween.

We will pass through Tjeldsund, then the dramatic east coast of Senja island and the narrow Gisundet sound. We will work the strong tidal currents and pass under snow capped mountains and celebrate at 69 degrees north in Tromso, the principal city of Northern Norway.

Transport In to Narvik: The international airport ( Evenes airport) is located closeby at Harstrad near Narvik with good flight connections.

Transport Out of Tromso: Good international flights from Tromso airport.

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September 1 - 7, 2018 Tromso to Tromso: Lyngen Alps Exploration 1

Tromso is a fine base to sail north into the Lyngen Alps (red pointer on the right on map below). We hope to hike some of the classic hills in alpine scenery and enjoy sailing amongst the mountains.

Tromso is a vibrant city seeped in history as Amundsens Arctic and Antarctic expeditions as well as Nansens feature in the Polar Museum.

Transport In / Out of Tromso: Good international flights from Tromso airport.

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September 8 - 14, 2018 Tromso to Tromso: Lyngen Alps Exploration 2

Tromso is a fine base to sail north into the Lyngen Alps (red pointer on the right on map below). We hope to hike some of the classic hills in alpine scenery and enjoy sailing amongst the mountains.

Tromso is a vibrant city seeped in history as Amundsens Arctic and Antarctic expeditions as well as Nansens feature in the Polar Museum.

Transport In / Out of Tromso: Good international flights from Tromso airport.

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