7-day trip

Sailing Norway's Fjords

From 4585 PP


West Norway by private yacht

This weeklong waterborne adventure is an exciting way to discover Norway's famed fjords, sailing lesser-known waterways aboard a private yacht.

In the pretty port town of Ålesund board the historic Framstig, a rustic and trusty vessel ideal for groups. Over the next six nights, explore islands home to half a million birds, kayak under waterfalls, hike up to epic alpine ridges and visit remote fishing villages. You'll also get a night at one of the country's most iconic hotels. For those after a little more luxury, HMS Gåssten is a fine upgrade.

This is just a suggested itinerary and we can tailor charters to match your interests and fitness levels, whether you want to ski and hunt the northern lights in the winter, rock climb in the Lofoten Islands, or relax with friends and family.


Trip highlights

  • Exploring Norway's lesser visited fjords by sail

  • Kayaking in Hjørundfjorden

  • Summiting the sublime Slogen peak

  • A night at the historic Hotel Union Øye


What's included

  • Six nights of accommodation

  • Private yacht charter with all meals and crew

  • Guided hikes, kayaking and cultural excursions

  • Price per person based on four people sharing

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Days 1 — 4

Sail the West Fjords

After touching down at Vigra Airport, you’ll be driven into the scenic port town of Ålesund. Split across several islands stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean, and is known for its Art Nouveau architecture and being the gateway to some of West Norway’s most sublime fjords. Here you’ll board your home for much of the next week, Framstig, and begin your sailing adventure.

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Days 4 — 5

Sunnmøre Alps hiking

Sail up the Norangsfjorden to the quaint village of Øye and the fairy tale Hotel Union, a favourite of royalty, writers and explorers since the 1890s.

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Days 5 — 7

Back to Ålesund

Return to sea level and Framstig in the evening. The return trip to Ålesund takes around five scenic and relaxing hours, mooring for a farewell dinner in town and one last evening on the yacht.

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Sailing Norway's Fjords
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