Crossing the polar circle: Bodø - Bergen
Explore the fjords of the Norwegian coasts
Bodø - Bergen
Mon. 26 - 08 - '19
Fri. 06 - 09 - '19
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During this voyage we will combine sailing with exploring the famous coast of Norway with gorgeous fjords. Impressive rock formations, birds, overwhelming nature and the hundreds of islands are appealing to hikers, sailors and nature-lovers. The route depends on the weather. We will regularly sail to the open sea to cover larger distances while sailing. Then we will also spend the night at sea. If the wind is unfavourable, we prefer to sail shorter distances and sail into the fjords to discover the most beautiful villages and places there. But, whichever way the wind blows, there are a few places that we definitely do not want to miss!
On the island Vikingen, is a monument which indicates that we are crossing the polar circle. The large ships of the Hurtigruten celebrate that with a ceremony. And why not, it is a very special place! In the old days, the people lived mainly of the fishing industry. You can still find the distinctive wooden racks everywhere on which the codfish was dried.
Rørvik is a small harbour town in the region Vikna. With over 6000 islands, the Vikna archipelago is an attraction in itself.
Alesund is the largest fishing port of Norway. After the town burned down in 1904, the town is completely renovated in the Jugendstil, with help of the German emperor Wilhelm. Particularly the old city centre is worth a look for people who are into architecture. The surroundings of Alesund are famous for their gorgeous fjords and impressive mountains.
Runde is well known for its huge bird cliff. Approximately 600.000 birds breed here each year. Puffins, great skuas, gannets and shags are mostly seen. But lots of migratory birds use Runde as a stopover too. Now we are back in sheltered waters and we sail through a nice area with small fjords and islands. On the mountains surrounding us, we will see small villages or summer houses once in a while.
Bergen is the 2nd largest city of Norway. It is famous for its ‘Brygge’, the colourful, old, wooden houses that surround the harbour. Here you will say goodbye to the ship and the crew.
This description is meant to give you an impression of how a voyage could look like. Depending on wind and weather conditions the travel plan could be altered, however we always try to sail as much as possible.