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Norway’s long, varied coastline has an impressive landscape with steep mountains, deep fjords and small islands, which offer an idyllic sailing vacation destination. Plan your vacation around beautiful inhabited islands, such as Sjernarøyane, Kvitsøy, Utsira and Røvær, as well as the awe-striking fjords of Lysefjorden, Jøsenfjorden and Erfjorden.
Within this sailing region there are many sheltered places to anchor, either in marinas, where you can get shore power and stock up on groceries, or you can anchor for free in one of the plentiful quiet, natural coves or specially made piers around the islands.
If you love the great outdoors, you can combine your sailing vacation with a mountain hike. You can attempt a serious challenge with a 900-meter high mountain in the fjords, or something more relaxing with a 200m peak on one of the islands.
There are several exciting attractions in the area, such as Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), Kjerag and Lysefjorden. The hike to the Pulpit Rock is one of the most popular things to do in the region. You can take one of the daily buses from Jørpeland to the bottom of the Pulpit rock trail. The hike takes 2 hours each way.
If you love city life, explore Stavanger, the largest city in the region and known for its strong cultural identity and history. It has a long tradition in the shipping and fishing industry, known for its canned sardines between the early 1800s up to the 1970s.
Stavanger’s natural resources and oil industry means it is an international city with acclaimed restaurants. Dine on fresh seafood, lamb, vegetables and fruit from local producers and you may even be able to experience wild edibles and raw food. If you are sailing in July, check out Gladmat, the largest food festival in the Nordic countries.
Dream Yacht Charter in Norway: Choose a boat from our bareboat fleet at our base in the sheltered port of Aamoy Marina, Vestre Aamoy. If you need help planning your charter, check out our inspirational itineraries or get in touch with our team to find out more.
Norwegian is the local language in Norway but most people speak English. German and French are also quite common.
There are bus routes from both the airport of Stavanger and the airport of Haugesund. You can use taxis, but agree on the fare before you step in.
We can help organize your transfer, please contact us with your booking details.