Setting Sailing in Northern Norway Lofoten

Setting Sail in Lofoten Northern Norway

If you’ve thought about exploring Lofoten and Northern Norway, this incredible part of the world will not disappoint you!

The best way to experience the grand Lofoten scenery is by sailing a boat. Can you think of anything more idyllic than exploring some of the world’s oldest and best-preserved natural beauty with expert tour guides? 

The reason we love sailing is that it’s an eco-friendly transportation option in an often overcrowded fragile environment. Get ready to set ail in Lofoten, Northern Norway.

Whale Watching Lofoten

What are the best highlights?

Excellent sailing boat facilities 

Guests love the stunning sailing boats with ample facilities. You will find three cabins with luxury furnishings and plenty of relaxation space. If you love relaxing in hot tubs – as we all do – you will be happy to know there’s a hot tub on board. Are you feeling a bit hungry? No worries, you’ll cherish the BBQ grill available onboard.

Visitors also enjoy unlimited tea and coffee, an onboard sound system, and spacious dining and lounge areas. We all know you’ll find incredible views – which many travellers regard as the world’s most outstanding – so the sailing boat even has an upper deck seating area. Furthermore, the company has maintained the ships for decades, so you’ll marvel at the excellent conditions. Are you ready for a sailing adventure?

The world’s oldest mountains

As you pass between Lofoten and Tromsø, you’ll pass through some of the world’s most gorgeous and oldest mountain peaks. Many of these mountains are over 3.5 billion years old, and the rocks are older than most of Northern Europe. The formation dates back to the ice age and is ideal for photographers and those who love epic views!

Setting Sailing in Lofoten Trollfjord

Long summer days 

If you take a ride on a sailing boat during the summer, you will adore the long summer days. You’ll even catch the midnight sun during the summer months due to Lofoton’s high latitude and being above arctic circle. The long summer often provides glorious sunshine and is perfect for exploring the local area. 

See the Northern Lights 

The Northern Lights are incredibly world-famous, and if you’re sailing through Lofoten, there’s a chance you could see them. You can sometimes see the stunning Northern Lights between 8 am to 9 pm, and visitors can see the Northern Lights at the end of August. But more likely later at nights and between September and early April. However the blue Polar Night is also worth experiencing!

Explore places most tourists can’t visit 

Lofoten is remote, and multiple places are incredibly challenging to visit. Fortunately, you’ll have the opportunity to see them all when hopping on a sailing tour. The expert guides will take you to the spots most tourists will never see, like Svellingsflaket Islands, a protected landscape area! It is the ultimate learning experience.

Engage in fun activities 

It isn’t just sitting on a sailing boat and enjoying the views; you can even participate in a vast array of activities. These include whale watching, kayaking, and even skiing during those snowy winter months!

Participating in slow travel

When you’re sailing, you’re travelling slowly and efficiently. Not only do you get a comprehensive northern Norweigan experience – but you also protect the environment and promote sustainable travel. Furthermore, slow travel enables you to breathe, relax, and truly take in the beauty of the surroundings. 

Final Thoughts 

Visiting Lofoten is one of the most popular attractions in Norway. Still, we recommend that you enter into moments – slow travel, and you take your time to appreciate the majestic nature sustainably and sensibly.