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Tromso

HIKE AND SAIL IN LOFOTEN, NORWAY


Hiking

Category

8 Days

Duration

Intermediate

Experience

Medium

Fitness

From 1 to 6

Partecipants


What you'll do

Lace up your hiking boots and join us on an unforgettable hiking trip in Norway. We sail and hike around the stunning mountains of Northern Norway. This adventure is perfect for those who love to conquer peaks and dream of starting hikes from the beach in remote fjords. We take you to wild and awe-inspiring places, offering a unique blend of nature and adventure. During the trip, we’ll cover considerable distances sailing, making it ideal for those who love both hiking and sailing. Feel the boat rock and the wind in your hair as we explore. This active and educational week promises a mix of sailing, sun, wind, rain, mountains, sea, sweat, and laughter. Join us for an adventure that epitomizes the best of a Norway hiking trip.


Itinerary

We meet in "the Paris of the north" to begin the adventure! At 4 PM, we board our vessel in Tromsø. We review the week's plan, safety protocols, and basic sail handling. Dinner is a chance to get to know each other, and if conditions permit, we may set sail towards Ryastraumen or a nearby anchorage.
After breakfast and a possible swim in the Arctic sea, we sail into the western fjords of Senja, reaching Fjordgard. From here, we hike Hesten, Segla, and Stavelitippen. The trail to Hesten offers stunning views and leads to Segla’s neighbour peak, Stavelitippen. We return to the boats late, with the sun still high in the sky. Altitude difference: 900 m (2952 ft)
We sail around the western side of Senja, exploring long fjords and steep mountains. Our destination is the harbour of Hamn, with optional afternoon hikes or kayak trips. Dinner at a local restaurant follows a relaxing sauna and hot tub session. Altitude difference: 400-500 m (1312 - 1640 ft)
Today, we set sail for Andøya and the village of Bleik, a journey of 3-4 hours. The northern point of Andøya offers a good chance to see whales. We explore bird islands, shallow archipelagos, and white beaches. Bleik is perfect for surfing, paddling, or hiking, with a local pub open on summer evenings. Altitude difference: 400 m (1312 ft)
After a morning swim, we sail south to Vesterålen Islands and Møysalen National Park, the starting point for our hike up to Møysalen. We anchor near the mountain's foot and prepare for the next day's hike.
Weather permitting, we hike up to Møysalen, the highest peak in the region at 1263 meters. The hike takes 8-12 hours. Afterwards, we sail to the Lofoten Islands, passing through the spectacular Trollfjorden. Our destination is Skrova, a historic whaling centre offering a good harbour. Altitude difference: 1500 m (4921 ft) Time: 8-12 hours
We enjoy a relaxed breakfast, a swim, or a morning hike to Skrova's 231-meter peak with views over the Lofoten Wall, Vestfjord, and mainland. At lunchtime, we start a sailing race to Henningsvær, a traditional fishing village. The trip concludes with a final night out at Trevarefabrikken restaurant. Altitude difference: 200 - 300 m (656 - 984 ft)
We packed and left the boat by 10 AM on the last morning. The nearby coffee shop Lysstøperiet is perfect for wrapping up the week. Thank you for an unforgettable Norway hiking trip! If you have time, continue exploring the manyfold options in the Lofoten Islands.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Hiking Guide
Skipper
Local transport
Lunch
Dinner
Breakfast
Use of boat-shared equipment (dinghies, kayaks, fishing equipment...)
Boat-related costs (fuel, propane and harbour fees)
Instruction, advice, guidance and training boating and sailing
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Transport from airport
Transport to airport
Tourist tax
Local tipping
Everything not mentioned in the “What’s included”
Optional meals
Rental equipment
Drinks (wine, beer, apple juice...)

Accomodations

Local boat


You will sleep and live in a boat for 7 days with your group, the skipper and the guide. Accommodation on board will be in a shared double cabin (bunk or double bed) with a ready-made bed (warm and nice duvets and pillows!)


Guides

Emil & SeilNorge Team

Emil & SeilNorge Team

Emil is a guide and skipper, founder of SeilNorge, the country’s leading organizer of inspiring sailing, hiking, ski-touring, climbing trips and expeditions. We sail between islands, fjords, mountains, and the open oceans to see, experience, and learn.


Meeting point

69.65269675550918.965880974683
Tromso


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

August 2024
Tue
13 Aug
2:00 PM
Tue
20 Aug
8:00 AM

Confirmed

5 spots left
Total
2399 €
Tue
3 Sep
2:00 PM
Tue
10 Sep
8:00 AM

Confirmed

6 spots left
Total
2399 €
Wed
13 Aug
2:00 PM
Wed
20 Aug
8:00 AM

Confirmed

6 spots left
Total
2399 €

From 2399 € / person