SAILING IN GEIRANGER fjord
DAY BY DAY
-The trip will start in Ålesund/Sjøholt -
This is a very easy and accessible place to get to from Ålesund, both by car or public transport.
After a safety brief we head towards Stordal
This will take a little more than 1,5 hr
In Stordal you can visit an extraordinary beautiful old church named Rosekyrkja which was build back in 1789. The church is located around a cluster of old buildings.
Really beautiful and unique.
A hike in the surrounding mountains or a relaxed time in the water front is also possible.
There are several different hikes directly from the centre of the town that offers panorama views of the surrounding fjord landscape.
Snacks and dinner will be served on board.
MEETING UP AND STARTING THE TRIP
SAILING - HIKING - KAYAK - NATURE - FUN
We wake up early in the morning and enjoy a fantastic breakfast with home made bread and other goodies and head towards Hellesylt.
This beautiful tiny village lies at the head of Sunnylvsfjord, which is a branch of Storfjord, and also close to the entrance of the more famous Geirangerfjord
This trip will take us approximately 4-5 hrs and we will enjoy our lunch and snack on the way while you can relax on deck, read your book, fill your sd-card with breath taking pictures and prepare for the evenings activity
There is so much fun and nice activities to do here
A fun option is snorkelling in the famous Lygnstøylsvatnet
where old infrastructure got submerged from a
huge rock fall from Keipen in 1908.
It's a spectacular place located in the narrowest walleye in Norway which btw is awsome to e-bike through.
In Hellesylt other fun activities such as
kayak or down stream river rafting
can be arranged
None of them requires any special skills and it will also be adapted to the level of the crew
In Hellesylt, it can also be possible to do a cultural heritage stroll in the village.
Hellesylt was an important traffic junction already in the 1700s since the village was strategically located along the inner shipping lane between Bergen and Trondheim.
Our great poets Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Henrik Ibsen have both stepped ashore here and Ibsen stayed in the village for a period when he was working on his most famous play "Brand"
Worth to mention that none of this is mandatory and entirely up to you and what you would like to do here. You can explore Hellesylt your own way if you fancy that.
THE "BUCKET LIST - CHECK" DAY
ARRIVING TO GEIRANGER
Before we enter the Geiranger Fjord we will start our day with a delicious breakfast with our fresh home made bread
After breakfast and a refreshing swim in the fjord,
we will set course towards Knivsflå.
On the way we will pass huge waterfalls, mountain farms hanging from the cliffs, breath taking landscape and sail through all the spectacular scenery Geiranger Fjord is known for.
Relaxing on deck cruising along the world heritage is a huge "CHECK" on the bucket list and it's definitely an exclusive experience of it's own.
Arriving at Knivsflå you will be set ashore and hike up to the mountain farm (approx. 30 minutes). And we will moore Jolly in a good place and pick you up with the dinghy later on at a arranged hour.
Once back a delicious dinner awaits..
Per Eide- VisitNorway.com
This day we will be Le Grand Explore Geiranger day.
We start by taking a quick ride in our dinghy to the drop off and the start of the path up towards Skageflå.
Originally this path was of no means as well secured as today. By 1855 a ledge was carved out of the rock face and before that a ladder was needed to reach the farm.
The story says that before the path was carved out of the rock, the farmer made sure that the ladder was removed every time the tax collector was around. Resulting in that the authority had to turn around empty handed without any taxes collected from Skageflå.
Once we reach the farm we will enjoy a packed lunch and either hike over the mountain towards Homlong where you will be picked up with the dinghy again and taken bac to Jolly.
This hike will take approximately 3-4 hrs.
Alternatively you can be picked up and taken back to Jolly in the dingy and explore other parts of Geiranger by yourself.
We'll gather back in the boat and get ready to walk up to a beautiful hillside restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious, authentic short range farm produced dinner in probably
one of the most epic scenery the world has to offer.
A true Norwegian story.
Let's take advantage of the endless hours of summer light to discover Geiranger together.
DAY - 5
GERIANGERFJORD - SUNNYLVSFJORD & STORFJORD FROM JOLLY IN OUR GREATEST SAILING DAY
This will be the great reflection day.
We will sail all the way through and out the three fjords we passed on our way in to Geiranger.
The journey will take a little more than 5 hrs and we will be
a time where you can stress completely down and relax just the way you want and let us pamper you with snacks and goodies along the way.
A perfect opportunity to reflect over the moments and let all of the nice things you have experienced sink in.
Relax on deck, take the sun, eat, relax some more and yesss
If you love nature and spectacularity as much as we do, we are sure this experience will stay with you for your lifetime
And keep in mind that on this trip and the rest of our sailing programme you can directly contribute to the existence of small, green, sustainable and eco-friendly local businesses
that contributes with lots of cool activities along our way.
(*) 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?
Sjøholt is located roughly 30 minutes by car and 50 minutes by bus from Ålesund, along European route E39 and European route E136.
We will send you a step by step manual on how to make the commuting super easy prior to departure.
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 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 the worst case change the itinerary completely.
We speak Norwegian, Spanish, English
A different, unique and sustainable holiday with a very low carbon footprint and Socially Distanced.
Accommodation for 5 days- 4 nights
Bed linen, duvet, and pillow
All the food we eat on board during the trip, and packed lunches for the hiking trips
Dinner in Geiranger in the 4th day in a beautiful hillside restaurant (except alcoholic drinks)
Use of dinghy and fishing lines/net
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 the meeting point
Meals/drinks and alternative activities outside Jolly
Shower towels. We will provide hand towels :)
PRICES, AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
This trip will be available from the 24 of May until September
The trip will be confirmed with a minimum of 4 participants.