Ålesund To Bergen

Tall Ship Adventure Sailing Norway

Ålesund To Bergen

Tall Ship Adventure Sailing In Norway

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What to Expect from This Voyage

Sail from the Art Deco city of Ålesund through the offlying islands past the sometimes menacing Stad headland (Norway’s Cape Horn). Wander ashore on the peaceful garden island of Silde with its stunning views and surprising deep greenery.  This a very choice part of the Norwegian coast with a huge variation of scenery.

Expect day sailing in waters that vary from narrow wooded channels to huge open fjords, time ashore in remote places and iconic cities at the start and finish.

If you like to get out for a walk bring some suitable footwear.

Read the Sailing in Norway page.

We have loved it all from being at the helm, hoisting sail, fixing fenders and weighing the anchor.

Aerial view of Alesund Norway


Ålesund was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style. Constrained on a narrow peninsula with a backdrop of massive snow capped mountains it’s very much a working sea town, but with lots of lovely buildings to wander among.

It is worth arranging a day here before the start of the voyage if you have time.

Silde island, Norway

Islands And Fjords

After leaving Ålesund we’ll probably head for one of the many  off lying islands. The fishing harbour at Fosnavåg is one option.

Rounding the Stad headland on day two is likely – what mood will it be in? Benign or growling? Then maybe we will pop in to the tiny 1.1sq km, car free island of Silda which sits in the centre of some epic fjord scenery.

Or maybe we’ll visit Måløy where the Tall Ships Races were held in 2008 (Trinovante’s first Tall Ships Race) before entering the area of dramatic cliffs and fjords that lie to the south.

Hoisting a topsail on a schoonersail tall ship adventure sailing holiday

The Sailing

As one of the crew you will soon be getting the hang of hoisting and lowering the sails.

The crew will almost certainly be beginners and experienced sailors. We’ll start at the beginning with teaching you the skills for sailing a schooner and everyone will quickly find their own level from there.

Lake near Botnane Norway

Lord Of The Rings Scenery

Europe’s highest sea cliff, Hornlene, is just south of Maloy.

At Botnane two large Bronze Age burial mounds guard the entrance to a sea filled cirque.  Our minds fill with images of how this land might have been in the past.

Trinovante then crosses the mouth of Sognefjord, Norways longest fjord and passes Eivindvik in the area where the Viking Gulating (parliament) was once held.

Sheltered anchorages and remote quays

Just before Bergen we might enter a slightly more populated area with pretty, wooded, narrow waterways where people ashore are often close enough to call out and say Hi as Trinovante passes by.

Or may be Trinovante will take the outside route and sail in more open waters among outlying islands before we enter Bergen fjord.

A tall ship in harbour, merchants quay, Bergen, Norway


Its worth having a day or so in Bergen if you have time. Its a compact city with several good museums and some very pretty historic areas to walk around. If the weather is nice a ride up the funicular gives you spectacular views of the city below and surrounding fjords and islands right out to sea. You can also hike out further above Bergen.

All voyage notes refer only to possible itineraries – where we sail, passage lengths and the places we call into will be entirely dependent on the wind and weather at the time.

All voyage notes refer only to possible itineraries – where we sail, the type of sailing, passage lengths and the places we call into will be entirely dependent on the wind and weather at the time.

What’s included in the price?

  • All meals onboard
    We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Obviously, if you choose to eat ashore, this is at your own expense. We can cater for most diets, but you must let us know about special diets at the time of booking. We cannot cater for special diets at short notice.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
    Ships rules are no drinking alcohol at sea or if we are about to sail. This does NOT mean Trinovante is a dry boat – it’s fine to have a drink in the evening when we are at anchor or alongside. We don’t sell alcohol on board so bring your own.
  • Use of life-jackets and wet weather gear

What is not included in the price?

Have Some More Questions?

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Tall Ship Sailing Holidays

Voyages In Date Order

Uk Sailing weekends on the schooner TrinovanteSchoonerSail

Tall Ships Sailing Weekend UK

Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Situation

3 Nights, 15th May to 18th May 2020 £440
A weekend on the water in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Full - Waiting List Only
View of waves sailing offshore to Norway.SchoonerSail

UK To Norway Sailing Holiday Offshore – Ipswich To Bergen

Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Situation

14 Nights 23rd May To 6th June £1445
An offshore voyage to the fjords and islands of Norway

FULL - Waiting List Only

The bowsprit of a schooner, Hardanger Fjord, Norway.SchoonerSail

Norway Sailing Holiday Fjords & Islands – Bergen To Stavanger

Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Situation

10th June to 16th June 2020 £895
Sail in the Fjords of Norway from Bergen to Stavanger
FULL - Waiting List Only
The schooner Trinovante sailing amongst small islands, bowsprit view.SchoonerSail

Norway Sailing Holiday – Stavanger To Sandefjord

Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Situation

10 Nights, 20th June to 30th June 2020 £1395
Coastal sailing with stunning scenery on the south coast of Norway
Sailing through the Swedish islands near GothenburgSchoonerSail

Norway To Sweden Sailing Holiday – Sandefjord To Gothenburg

Cancelled Due To The Coronavirus Situation

6 Nights 5th July to 11th July 2020 £855
Coastal sailing with stunning scenery through Sweden's Bohuslän coastal archipelago
Limited Spaces Remaining
Kronborg Castle, Helsingor, Denmark seen from the deck of a sailing shipSchoonerSail

Sweden To Denmark Sailing Holiday – Gothenburg To Copenhagen

Cancelled Due To The Coronavirus Situation

6 Nights, 15th July to 21st July 2020 £855
Sail the Swedish islands to wonderful Copenhagen.
Limited Spaces Remaining
Ships moored at Nyhavn, Copenhagen DenmarkSchoonerSail

Denmark To Germany Sailing Holiday – Copenhagen To Kiel

Cancelled Due To The Coronavirus Situation

7 Nights, 25th July To 1st August 2020 £925
Sail the Danish Islands to Germany.
The Parade Of Sail, at the start of Sail Amsterdam, the largest sail festival in EuropeSchoonerSail

Sail Amsterdam Festival – Kiel To Amsterdam

Cancelled Due To The Coronavirus Situation

5th Aug to 13th Aug 2020 £1095
Transit the Kiel canal, sail to Ijmuiden to join Europes largest Festival Of Sail
FULL - Waiting List Only
Trinovante alongside the quay at Hoorn, NetherlandsSchoonerSail

Netherlands Sailing Holiday – Amsterdam to Den Helder

Cancelled Due To The Coronavirus Situation

15th August to 22nd August 2020 £850
Sheltered water coastal sailing to the beautiful old seaports of the Ijsselmeer
A view of Felixstowe Port through the booms of a sailing shipSchoonerSail

Netherlands To UK Sailing Holiday – Den Helder To Ipswich.

Cancelled Due To The Coronavirus Situation

24th Aug To 31st Aug £755
Sail on an offshore voyage to the Thames Estuary in the UK Limited Places Remaining
The Waverly paddle steamer ship heading under Tower Bridge LondonSchoonerSail

UK Sailing Holiday – Ipswich To London

Cancelled Due To The Coronavirus Situation

5th September to 9th September 2020 £545
Sail the rural rivers of the Thames Estuary and sail up the Thames to Tower Bridge.

FULL - Waiting List Only