2020- VÆRAN WEST OF BODØ

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Started in Svolvær and sailed across the Vestfjord, then down to Helligvær, Givær, Fleinvær and Arnøya. Home via Landegode. Fantastic island communities with great harbours and cozy locations.

 

The full moon voyage over to Sørarnøy was one of many highlights. A beautiful week with fantastic experiences and a lot of great sailing winds.

2018- LOFOTODDEN OG GAUKVÆRØYA

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The most spectacular part of Lofoten is located on the outer side facing the ocean and is most easily accessible by boat, but if you want to go ashore, it should preferably be good weather and small waves. And if there is offshore wind, it can blow strongly locally out fjords and valleys.

After Ramberg, there are not many safe anchorages before Buvågen at the far end of Lofotodden. Here there are 5 solid moorings, but watch out for offshore winds from the east. It comes like a bullet down the mountain wall and out into the harbor

 

Sørvågen is the nearest safe harbor protected with breakwater.

2017- LOFOTEN, TROMSØ, SØRØYA, KVALØYA OG SENJA

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Further north, the mountains become higher, the fjords wider and the distances greater. Choose a safer route on the inside up along the fjords, or the rougher outer route.

 

On the trip there are many beautiful places and safe harbors where you can bunker most of what you need. A good idea is a stop at Karsløy, the hippie island, but they have no good harbor if there should be some southerly winds.

 

Skjærvøy is a good place to stock up on food and fuel, because further north it will be more rare to find a shop.

 

Loppa island is special, and a must, there is a safe haven, but not so much space on the pier.

 

Sørvær on Sørøya is a cozy place, no guest harbor when we were there, but good with space along the quays.

2016- LOFOTEN, VÆRØY, RØST, VEGA OG BODØ

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If you take the trip around Værøy and Røst before crossing the sea down to Helgeland (Myken for example), then north around Steigen and Hamarøy, you get a great round trip.

 

Dare to say that this route is perhaps the finest in all the beauty you can choose from along the Norwegian coast.

 

Many great accommodation options, both in port with shop and bunkering or away from the sisviliation between the many islands.

 

If you can see the showers over the mountains further inland, just stay longer out in the skerries, where there is less rain and more often sun.

2015- VESTERÅLEN, SENJA OG TROMS

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Denne sommeren ble kursen lagt nordover. Mye stilla og motorkjøring, men av og til fin seilevind.

 

Mange høydepunkter og et av de fineste var kanskje turen innom det gamle handelssenteret i Tinden. 

 

Når det nærmer seg middagstid er det bare å kikke i kartet for å finne ei fin grunne, og straks surrer førsteklasses råvarer i panna.

 

Og med stillongsen dratt helt opp til ørene og ei god lue føles det som en alminnelig god sommerdag.

2014- HAMMARØYA OG TYSFJORDEN

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This summer the course was set north. Lots of stillness and motoring, but also some nice sailing wind.

 

Many highlights, and perhaps one of the nicest was the trip to the old shopping center in Tinden.

 

When it is approaching noon, just look in the map to find a nice shallow, 15-25 m, and immediately first-class ingredients simmer in the frying pan.

 

And with the stillongs pulled all the way up to the ears and a good hat, it feels like an ordinary good summer day.

2013- VÆRØY, SALTEN OG HELGELAND

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Photos and film from a sailing trip on the Helgeland coast.

 

Start in Svolvær and via Værøy and Myken down to Dønnamannen. Stop by Lovund and Rødøy on the way home north.

 

Feel free to combine the trip with many beautiful mountain top trips that offer fantastic views.

 

A little hint is to take the trip inside the collection of islands called Åsvær south of Lovnd. Both the north and south sides are beautiful and here are many fine anchorages.

 

And enjoy wonderful blues by Yngve Nymoen.

2012- SALTEN OG HELGELAND

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Pictures and films from a twelve-day sailing trip starting in Svolvær and rounding at Træna.

 

On the trip, these places were visited: Måløyvær, Landegode, Sør-Arnøy, Svenningen, Bolga, Valvær, Myken, Selvær, Torvvær, Træna, Lovund, Solvær, Nesøya, Sørfugeløya, Nordfugeløya, Karlsøyvær, Helenessund and Heimsundet.

2011- LOFOTEN, VESTERÅLEN OG SENJA

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Senja is definitely one of the most beautiful islands along the Norwegian coast. Towards the ocean, high cliffs rise straight up from the sea. In the fjords you will find cozy places with safe harbors. And on the east side flatter and greener landscapes and forests, and often more pleasant weather,

 

Highly recommend combining sailing with mountain hiking.

 

And great places to visit are Gryllefjord, Torsken, Husøya, Havn,, Hekkingen, Mefjordvær and Holmenvær.