Norway Sailing Holiday – Fjords & Islands
Bergen To Stavanger
Sailing Type – Coastal
Expect relaxed day sailing in stunning scenery with time to explore ashore.
The scenery was stunning, and we moored or anchored in a series of small harbours and bays keeping our eyes open for wildlife and Trolls.
Sharing a beer on deck as the Nordic sun slowly sank over the silent fjord will be an enduring memory
Stuart And Sarah
Beginners are welcome on any voyage. If you have never sailed before, more information about what to expect from this sailing weekend is here
Learn To Sail
About Life Onboard
Read A Crew Story
Sailing Off The Beaten Track In Norway – Textures And Photos
It’s worth having an extra day or so in Bergen if you have the time. Bergen is a compact city with several good museums, lots of shops and some very pretty historic areas to walk around.
If the weather is nice, take a ride up the funicular for spectacular views of the city below. From here you can also see the surrounding fjords and islands right out to sea. If you like walking, you can easily go further afield and higher from this viewpoint.
Fjords And Islands
Islands protect most of the coast as we sail south from Bergen to Stavanger, this means mostly sheltered water sailing. These coastal islands will be on Trinovante’s starboard side as we leave Bergen to head south.
Looking inland the scenery rapidly rises to mountains deeply scored by glaciers during the ice age. This is how the fjords were created. On past voyages here we were amazed when a glance at the chart showed Trinovante was in 800 metres of water. We were miles inland at the time, deep within a fjord.
Even from among the outlying islands you will see the current day glacier cap of the Folgafonna glinting in the distance. If you look carefully at the photo here, in the background, behind Trinovante, is a small hanging glacier descending from the main Folgafonna Glacier.
Make sure you bring your camera for this leg. If the sun shines you are going to take some fantastic photos.
Ashore there is plenty of scope for exploring. Almost all walks involve going uphill, but the effort is worth it for the view.
We find one of the most enjoyable things about sailing in Norway is meeting the Norwegians who are interested in the boat and come to chat. Almost all Norwegians speak perfect English, so it’s easy to find out what they think and get to know more about the country or the places we are visiting.
Norway went from being a relatively poor country to one of the wealthiest countries in the world after the discovery of oil in 1969. Stavanger is an oil town. If you have time, don’t miss the state Petroleum Museum. There are original design models of oil platforms and ships, a geological display, hands-on exhibits and a rig training escape room.
Stavanger also has a nice old town – Gamle Stavanger, where you can find the Canning Museum. If you are lucky on the day they might be smoking some sardines.
We think it is worth having an extra day in Stavanger.
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.
All voyage notes refer only to possible itineraries – where we sail, the type of sailing and 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?
- Your travel to and from the ship.
Every voyage has travel information pages and info about finding the ship in harbour.
- Travel insurance
This is compulsory for all voyages apart from Sailing Weekends.
We have a page on Buying Travel Insurance For Sailing Holidays