island hopping ALONG
Horizon in Skorpa Sunnmøre ocean stones mountains sky - Rune Werner Molnes - VisitNorway.com
Exploring the hidden treasures of sunnmøre
If we told you that the Island communities around Ålesund used to be as vibrant and full of life
as any other big city, and that on at least one of them with no ferry connection, no forests, or roads for that sake, only having a few inhabitants, it was produced boats and during the WWII it was the hiding place, for VIP's that was bound for the Shetland's and the reason for choosing this island was the big sea and unique and horrible landing possibilities AND that the island has it's own wild goat population, would you believe us?
And would you like to go and check it out yourself?
Join us sailing, exploring and hopping between the islands in the coast of Sunnmøre in the
safest, greenest and most eco friendly and sustainable way
Some people call Sunnmøre "El Dorado" for those who are fond of intense nature experiences,
be it on land or at sea.
This coastline has been the pantry for seafood for thousands of years and it still is. With it's rugged peaky islands spotted with old sheltered fishing villages, abandoned settlements and crammed with history from the Vikings, WW2 and lots more
it's definitely an experience like no other.
We have prepared itineraries where you will have the chance to get close to the countless seabirds at Runde the bird island, spotting seals, have dinner in a restaurant with exceptional flavours and history.
Sometimes and if we are lucky shoals of orcas can pass by and the feeling of closeness to this exceptional nature should be on every living souls bucket list.
This experience has been carefully created so that you can disconnect from start to finish. Exquisite food on and fun off Jolly activities, relaxation and enjoyment above all.
And the best of if it all is that
!!!EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!!!
Enjoy life and the wonderful nature that surrounds us!
Bring your luggage and lets go, everything is set
Let's take a look at the route we will be sailing during this 5 day of awesomeness.
The long days of the summer allow us to take the maximum advantage of the time.
Let's get ready for an experience of a lifetime.
TIP: Zoom out the map to be able to see all the places we will be visiting
DAY BY DAY
SIGHTSEEN WILDLIFE AND A DINNER IN THE MUST OF SUNNMØRE: KAMI
Our adventure will start in Ålesund.
It is the time of the year when the seals are around and we will be looking for them at Grasøyane, which is our first destination.
Sightseeing wildlife in their natural habitat is an experience that can help us humans improve our relationship and understanding of how our behaviour affects the wildlife that surrounds us.
We will stay in good distance, but the seals are quite curious and highly intelligent and every now and then they decide to swim up to us and pay us a visit.
After Grasøyane we will set course towards Skotholmen where we will be having an exceptional dinner at KAMI,
One of the best restaurants of the West coast of Norway.
This is what we call a good start!
After the breakfast we will be leaving Skotholmen and set course towards the renown bird island of Runde.
This is the most species-rich seabird region in Scandinavia as more than 200 different species have their nesting grounds here.
Amongst others we can see Puffins, Gannets, Shags, Guillemots, Razorbills, Seagulls, Eagles and experience how they manage their daily life. It's quite amazing.
We are sure we will spot some exciting birds here.
After Runde we will sail towards Flåvær where we will prepare our catch of the day together with our guest
Asian Chef Kang Li.
This will be a big culinary experience for all!
A HIGHLIGHT DAY IN THE BIRD ISLAND
ISLAND HOPPING, KAYAK & HISTORY
After the breakfast with home made bread we will departure from Flåvær/Torvholmen and sail to Skorpa.
If the conditions are optimal we anchor up in the strait and take the dinghy to shore and explore the old and abandoned settlement. If you are up to it, we will make a nice and easy hike to the top of Keipen who reaches 432m straight up from the sea. Marvellous view from here.
There is also a herd of wild goats living here. Rumours say that they have been living here ever since the Viking times. Who knows, maybe it is the descendants of an ancient Kings farm goats.
A huge amount of history in these grounds, both from WW2, Vikings and the Captain will tell his tales and make this journey interesting for both the young- and the old ones.
After a day in Skorpa we head back to Jolly and head for Sandsøya.
HIKING-EAGLES AND CAVING
This day is the grand full day hike around the island where we start and end our day in the harbour.
During the hike there will be a high probability to spot eagles since it is a few of them around here. The Captain already know where they live. Big birds.
We will climb up Dollsteinen and enjoy the spectacular view out and towards the feared oceans of Stadt where countless of shipwrecks rests at the bottom of the sea.
Dollsteinhola which is a huge cave in the ocean sea front is a magnificent experience, especially with a little bit of weather as well. We need to bring head lamps and clothes that can be dirty for this trip since we will be caving and exploring.
Note that caving is not mandatory.
Hiking along this coastline is a experience of its own, and maybe if we're lucky we'll find some hidden time capsules on our way back to the boat. .
Good packed lunch will be enjoyed underway.
DAY - 5
OCEAN SAILING AND A SMOOTH ADVENTURE IN THE WAY BACK
After our breakfast we set our course Back to Ålesund.
We will hoist our sails and head offshore and pass the famous Svinøy Fyr, and we will be able to see the coastline from the ocean side. This day will really show you how much Jolly enjoys the big oceans when she softly and smoothly cuts her way through the sea.
A bucket list experience in our minds.
We end our journey on arrival to Brosundet in Ålesud...
(*) 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 to the meeting point?
Ålesund is the city where the trip starts, and offers good connections throughout the the country and Europe. A direct bus from the airport is available straight to the center of the city, few minutes away walking from the marina where Jolly will be waiting for you. We will send you a detail information prior 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 see 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.
You need a travel and health insurance. Remember to bring your insurance card/information.
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 if necessary.
We speak Norwegian, Spanish, English.
A sustainable with a very low carbon footprint - Socially Distanced Vacation
Cleaned & disinfected surfaces. We follow recommend 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
All the activities included in the program such as Kayak, snorkelling, dinghy rides
First night dinner in KAMI - Skotholmen (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 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 however provide hand towels :)
PRICES, AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
THIS TRIP WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE 20TH OF MAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER
All our offers are A L L I N C L U S I V E :
Accommodation Food Activities Snacks
Sustainable Low carbon footprint
DOUBLE CABIN WITH PRIVATE ENSUITE
17, 500 NOK per person
Double cabin with a private ensuite and private access.
Each cabin is restricted to people from the same booking ( 2 Cabins - 4 places )
Our double beds can be split into 2 singles using a bed divider.
triple cabin with shared bathroom
15,000 NOK per person
Shared triple cabin with private access
This cabin is restricted to people from the same booking ( 1 Cabin - 3 places )
Direct access to shared toilet and shower facilities with crew members.
PRIVATE CHARTER FOR
23,000 NOK per person
A L L I N C L U S I V E
E X C L U S I V E
PRIVATE CHARTER FOR
14,572 NOK per person
A L L I N C L U S I V E
E X C L U S I V E
The trip will be confirmed with a minimum of 4 participants.