The Best of Lofoten in august

17,800 NOK

august 10 - 17. august 2022

8 days

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. Join us on this highlight of a trip exploring the best of Lofoten!

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 moore 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. You will also learn a lot about sailing, as we end the trip as real sailors, crossing Vestfjorden to Bodø.

We begin the tour in Svolvær and sail north to Raftsudent, Digermulen, and Trollfjorden; an impressive fjord landscape with steep mountainsides and alpine mountain ranges - a place that is near and dear to us at SeilNorge. From there we sail to the small island of Skrova, from the top of which we have an amazing 360-degree view towards the “Lofoten wall” in the west, Vestfjorden in the south, and Steigen and Hamarøy in the east. From here we can truly understand the immensity of the mountains of Lofoten. We then sail into Henningsvær which is one of the best harbours in Lofoten and which has also become a cultural point of interest. From Henningsvær we sail up through Gimsøysundet and to the north side of Lofoten, and then westwards through Unstad and into Mærvoll and Tangstad, where we prepare ourselves for a visit to Unstad Arctic Surf. From here the tour continues south again through the mountains in Nappstraumen and to Nusfjord; one of Lofoten’s most authentic fishing villages. From Nusfjord we sail on to Reine, which - with it’s harbour surrounded by steep mountains - is one of Lofoten’s most photographed sites. From Reine we can ascend Reinebringen, or sail into Reinefjord to Vinstad and visit the breathtaking Bunesstranda north from there. After many days learning the ins and outs of sailing aboard our vessel, we are ready to end the trip with a race over Vestfjorden to Bodø. If the conditions are good we can make a stop on the outside of Bodø during the crossing. We might have perfect weather this afternoon… we will see!

Along the way on this tour there are opportunities to do extra activities at the places we land, such as surfing at Unstad Arctic Surf ( http://unstadarcticsurf.com/).  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, you are free to do so.

Like on all our trips, you will learn to sail along the way, and you will get both challenges and feelings of achievement - as well as friends for life!

Watch our 2 minute movie from this trip here.

In the summertime we sail together one or more boats in a fleet. See pictures and read more about our boats here.


This week was really incredibly great! Very nice program with both a lot of sailing and ocean - and the possibility to hike some mountains. The split into cabins, watches etc. worked well. Our skipper was skilled and friendly, and he managed to include all of us and balance our wishes and requests as we went along. Well done! I became such a fan of the whole trip that I’m considering moving to Lofoten some day!

Ingrid

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