Sailing in Geiranger | Jolly Good Times Sailing | Sunnmøre, Norway

5 days

SAILING IN GEIRANGER fjord

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ITINERARY

DAY BY DAY

 
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 -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.

DAY 1

MEETING UP AND STARTING THE TRIP

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DAY 2

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.

sailing in Geiranger | Jolly Good Times Sailing | Sunnmøre, Norway

DAY 3

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..

Skageflå view | Jolly Good Times Sailing | Sunnmøre, Norway
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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 4

DISCOVER GEIRANGER

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SIGHTSEEING

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.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 
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(*) 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!

DETAILS

 

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. 

Accommodation

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.

Baggage

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.

Insurance

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.

Languages

We speak Norwegian, Spanish, English 

What's included?    

  • A different, unique and sustainable holiday with a very low carbon footprint and  Socially Distanced.

  • Cleaned & disinfected surfaces. We follow recommended practices for covid-19  

  • 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

  • Life vest

  • An exclusive and very unique Norwegian experience 

  • Memories for life

  • Spectacular photo spots

 

 

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation to/from Sjøholt - the meeting point

  • Meals/drinks and alternative activities outside Jolly

  • 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 :)

PRICES, AVAILABILITY & BOOKING

 

This trip will be available from the 24 of May until September

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DOUBLE CABIN WITH PRIVATE ENSUITE

and private access

13,500 NOK per person x 5 days

 

  • Each cabin is restricted  to people from the same booking 

  • Our double beds can be split into 2 singles using a bed divider.

triple cabin with shared bathroom

and private accsess 

12,500 NOK per person x 5 days

 

  • This cabin is restricted  to people from the same booking 

  • Direct access to shared toilet and shower facilities with crew members. 

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PRIVATE CHARTER

PRIVATE CHARTER FOR

4 PEOPLE - 5 days

18,500 NOK per person

JOLLY PRIVATE CHARTER

PRIVATE CHARTER FOR

7 PEOPLE - 5 days

11,929 NOK per person 

 

JOLLY PRIVATE CHARTER

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The trip will be confirmed with a minimum of  4 participants.

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