DAY BY DAY
We meet up at the dock in Solevåg close to
Sunde Fjord Hotel
The hotel is located
20 minutes by car or 45 minutes by bus from downtown Ålesund
The first thing we do is to get to know each other before we'll go through the plan for the next days and as well perform a safety brief on the pier.
Lunch will be serve at sea.
The first stop will be Trandal and Christian Gaard Bygdetun.
This will take us a little more than 2 hrs.
This unique place has no road connection to the outside world, and communication must therefore take place by sea.
Did you know that the history of Christian Gaard
dates back 500 years and that it is the
same family three today as for 500 years ago ?
We will explore the surroundings with a 3-5 hr hike up to Trandalhatten or perhaps a shorter hike up in Trandalen depending on the weather and the shape of the crew.
Snacks will be packed to enjoy on the go.
This day is all about first class hikes and panoramic views.
Bring your camera.
To finish the welcome day, we will be enjoying a delicious dinner in their restaurant,
where the food and the views will be the
icing on the cake.
Their restaurant often serve wild salmon, deer and other delicacies made and caught on the farm. No travelled food with a low as possible footprint as possible, and of course included in the price.
Christian Gaard is a guaranteed memory for life.
MEETING UP AND STARTING THE JOURNEY
We start our day early in the best way possible
with a delicious breakfast on board and after that, let's set course towards Urke/Norangsvika.
There's loads of different options. All depending on
your level of comfort.
We can be lying on the exact same anchorage used by the older and above mentioned novelty, writers, mountaineers and the lovers who visited Hotel Union Øye back in the days.
There will be possibilities to hang out at the pier of a bar or perhaps take a tour in one of our kayaks.
A bucket list highlight for many is for instance Mt Slogen.
This can for some take many hrs and some sore muscles to achieve, but also very achievable for others.
A hike around Urkeegga/Maudekollen is also pretty spectacular and at Egilbu you can hang your hammock
(we have some on board) and lie down and enjoy the
Snorkelling in the magnificent Lygnstøylsvatnet is also an incredible option today. This water is crystal clear and has various old infrastructure submerged in it. The place got flooded by a rock fall from Keipen back in 1908 that resulted in this extraordinary underwater scenery.
We have some wet suits and masks aboard that can be used free of charge.
Later the same day we can if available have a look at the available rooms at the unique Hotel Union Øye.
This Hotel is one of the old and special buildings in Norway
and it has an abundance of history between the walls.
Today we will have our dinner together on board before we hit the sack and get dreamy for the day to come.
Emperor Wilhelm II, King Oscar II, Edvard Grieg,
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Maud
They all loved mingled in this valley
DAY - 3
OUR LAST ADVENTURE IN SÆBØ
Sæbø is an amazing place.
It's a super cozy fjord town with lots of history from when the waterway was the high way and of course, mountains to hike
After our delicious breakfast
and depending on the time schedule
of the crew, we can either do a morning hike to
up to one of the many surrounding viewpoints
alternatively head directly back to Solavågen.
The trip ends in Solavågen unless,
the magic of the Fjords has taken you, and you want to continue your adventure on our trip to
(*) Accommodation: In front you will find two Double cabin with private ensuite, both equipped with a canvass bed divider. Port aft side you will find a Triple cabin which shares a bathroom with the aft captain cabin. See the pictures of Jolly HERE!
What to bring?
Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking HERE (FAQ).
How to get there?
Ålesund is the closest city from where the trip starts, and offers good connections throughout the the country and Europe.
To get to Solevåg and the start of the trip you can either take a bus from Ålesund (45mins) or car (20 mins)
We will send you a step by step manual in how to make the commuting super easy.
Jolly is a 49-foot large steel cruiser. This Dutch-built boat has a unique, strong and spacious design that makes her comfortable to sail and enjoy time on.
The boat is amply equipped and has spacious outdoor areas.
To read more about Jolly, please check this link.
Due to limited space in Jolly, we would love you if you bring one piece of luggage in a foldable duffel bag.
The west coast can have some rain, so bring your rain gear. We strongly recommend you to bring a day pack to use for water, food, camera and layers on hikes and trips outside Jolly.
Quite boring to carry this in a regular plastic bag.
we encourage you to have a travel and health insurance that covers your activities and transportation back to your country in case you need that.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to make changes to the program. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions. The weather and wind conditions can affect the program. We will customize the tour and the program according to conditions and in worst case change the itinerary completely.
We speak Norwegian, Spanish, English
A very Sustainable with a very low carbon footprint trip
Accommodation for 3 days- 2 nights
Bed linen, duvet, and pillow
All the food we eat on board during the trip, and packed lunches for the hiking trips
First night dinner in Trandal - Christian Gaard pub/restaurant (except alcoholic drinks)
Use of dinghy and fishing lines/net, kayaks, diving masks (we have two pcs)
All boat related expenses such as gas, harbour fees and diesel
An exclusive and very unique Norwegian experience
Memories for life!
Spectacular photo spots
Not included in the price:
Transportation to/from Sundefjord Hotel - The meeting point
Meals/drinks and alternative activities outside Jolly which are not included in the itinerary
Alcoholic drinks (You can drink alcohol onboard, but you need to bring your own. We accept responsible and moderate consumption!)
Shower towels. We will provide hand towels :)
PRICE, AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
This trip will be available from the 24 of May until September
All the trips will be confirmed with a minimum of 4 participants.