SAILING IN GEIRANGER fjord
LET'S EXPLORE THE WORLD HERITAGE
Geirangerfjord is the world known jewel of the Norwegian fjords.
The fjord is in the UNESCO world heritage list for it’s very own reason.
The breath taking landscape with snow-covered mountain tops, waterfalls pouring down thousands of litres minute by minute, old mountain farms located in places you never imagined possible.
Jump on board and let's explore the jewel in the crown together with us.
ALL INCLUSIVE, ALL COSTS COVERED, VERY EXCLUSIVE
We have put together an experience we are certain you will embrace for many years.
For us it is the same level of importance that we create great moments and life lasting memories for you AND that the local businesses also have a benefit of our presence.
In our day to day itinerary you will find at least one provider of a local service we benefit from.
What's common for them all is that they are as small and unique as we are, eco friendly, have a high environmental focus and they leave a tiny carbon footprint making their business.
Just like us
CLEAN, GREEN, SUSTAINABLE HOLLIDAYS EXCLUSIVELY IN SMALL GROUPS
Each trip is planned on a day to day basis, so that the only thing you should need to think about is how to pack and look forward to spending your time with us
For us, the most important thing is to create a relaxed and calm environment full of new and fantastic impressions and experiences
It's the moments we live for, lets create them together
The Geirangerfjord It is located in the Stranda Municipality.
It is a 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) - long branch off the Sunnylvsfjord, which again is a branch off the Storfjord (Great Fjord).
Check the map and get an idea of this beautiful voyage.
DAY BY DAY
-The trip will start in Ålesund/Sjøholt -
This is a very easy and accessible place to get to
After a safety brief we head towards Stordal
This will take a little more than 1,5 hr
In Stordal we will be visiting an extraordinary beautiful old church named Rosekyrkja which was build back in 1789. The church is located around a cluster of old buildings.
A hike in the surrounding mountains or a relaxed time in the water front is also possible.
There is 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
In Hellesylt we have arranged kayak or down stream river rafting. None of them requires any special skills and it will also be adapted to the level of the crew
Worth to mention that none of this is mandatory but included in the ALL INCLUSIVE price
You will also have the time to explore the surroundings your own way.
Håvard Myklebust - VisitNorway.com
THE "BUCKET LIST - CHECK" DAY
ARRIVING TO GEIRANGER
Before we enter the Geiranger Fjord we will have some more fun at Hellesylt and like yesterday we start our day with a delicious breakfast with home made bread
There is so much fun and nice activities to do here
We can arrange 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
Before we leave Hellesylt, we will do a cultural heritage stroll in the village.
Hellesylt was an important traffic junction already during 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"
After lunch and the early morning activities we will set course towards Knivsflå. On our way here we will pass
waterfalls, mountain farms and all the things you do not see on the pictures taken from here
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
Snacks and dinner will be served on board today
Per Eide- VisitNorway.com
This day we will be Le Grand Explore Gerianger 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 reached the farm we will enjoy the packed lunch and either hike over the mountain towards Homlong where you will be picked up with the dinghy again. 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 ALL INCLUSIVE 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 are directly contributing to the existence of small, green, sustainable and eco-friendly local businesses
that contributes with lots of cool activities along our way.
And the best of it all, every activity, planning, restaurant
basically all of it is included in the price!
(*) 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 halfway between the towns of Ålesund and Molde, along European route E39 and European route E136.
We will send you a step by step manual in 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.
You need a travel and health insurance that covers your activities and transportation back to your country in case you need that. 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 and in worst case change the itinerary completely.
We speak Norwegian, Spanish, English
A very Sustainable with a very low carbon footprint, Socially Distanced Vacation
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
All the activities included in the program such as kayak, snorkelling, dinghy rides
Dinner in Geiranger in the 4th day (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 Sjøholt - 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 :)
PRICES, AVAILABILITY & BOOKING
THIS TRIP WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE 20TH 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
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PRIVATE CHARTER FOR
14,572 NOK per person
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The trip will be confirmed with a minimum of 4 participants.