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SAILING IN HJØRUNDFJORD 

DISCOVER the jewel in the crown

 

Hjørundfjord is the neighbouring fjord of the more renowned Geirangerfjord, quite similar but still very different. The towering and steep mountains reaching the clouds straight up from sea level made road construction nearly impossible.

Still today some of the villages are only reachable by boat!

The raw and vast nature this fjord has on the menu can take the breath away from the most wandered person.

 

Join us sailing from village to village with exclusive day trips hiking mountaintops, dive in the world famous Lygnstøylsvatnet, kayaking and visit a local brewery and historical museums.

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ITINERARY

MAP OVERVIEW

 

 Hjørundfjord is a 35-kilometre long fjord arm of the larger Storfjorden

 

that stretches south from Ålesund. 

The map below will show you each of the places we will be visiting along those 35 km.

 

Let's go!

TIP:  Zoom out  the map to be able to see all the places we will be visiting

DAY BY DAY

 
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We meet up at the dock in Solevåg close to 

 

Sunde Fjord Hotel

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.

 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 we tell you that the history of Christian Gaard

dates back 500 years and that it is the

same family three today

as for 500 years ago ? 

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 on the farm. Short travelled food with a low as possible footprint, and of course included in the price. 

Christian Gaard is a guaranteed memory for life.

DAY 1

MEETING UP AND STARTING THE JOURNEY

MARIA HIKING TRANDALHATTEN | Jolly Good Times Sailing | Sunnmøre, Norway

We will start our day early in the best way possible

 with a delicious breakfast on board.

 

We are still in Trandal and today 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.

A lunch will be packed to enjoy on the go.  

 

Once we are back in Jolly we will jump in the fjord and take a refreshing swim in the pure fjord waters before we head towards Urke/Norangsvika where a couple of hours of evening kayak experience awaits. Included in our all inclusive price of curse. Another option is to grab some cold and refreshing beers at the Urke key house. 

Today we will have our dinner together on board before we hit the sack and get dreamy for the day to come. 

DAY 2

Christian Gaard Bygdetun - Trandal

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DAY 3

Emperor Wilhelm II, King Oscar II, Edvard Grieg,

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Maud 

They all loved mingled in this valley

After the breakfast on board, and perhaps on the exact same anchorage used by the older novelty, writers, mountaineers and the lovers who visited

Hotel Union Øye back in the days

for the exact same reason as us. 

 

Today there's loads of different options. All depending on

your level of comfort. 

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 spectacular

and at Egilbu you can hang your hammock

(we have some on board)

and lie down and enjoy the

speechless views

 Diving in  the magnificent Lygnstøylsvatnet is

also an incredible option.

This water is crystal clear and has various old

infrastructure submerged in it

 

The place got flooded by a rock fall from Keipen in 1908 that resulted in this extraordinary underwater scenery

 

We will arrange with wet suits and equipment

Later the same day we can if available have a look at

the available rooms in 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 

After our activities are over, we will head towards Bjørke, where we will be setting a net for the dinner tomorrow and of course, spending the night to wake up in

a new landscape the next morning

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A new morning, new place, new landscape, new possibilities. 

This day we will visit Bakketunet which is a small cluster of old farm buildings dated back to 1549 and restored into a museum

 

Get ready to learn more about the culture around the fjord, where art and nature come together to create an unbeatable environment  

 

Some freshly baked pizzas is part of the all inclusive. 

It's delicious and its coming straight

out from their stone oven

We will hike around the area to discover the tiny beautiful village and its picturesque surroundings

After Bjørke we will pick up the net (with a potential catch of the day) and set the course to Sæbø, where the

Fjord Sauna experience await us as well as preparing the

catch of the day

DAY 4

DEEP INTO THE FJORD AND A SAUNA EXPERIENCE

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DAY - 5

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 curse, mountains to hike

 

 After our delicious breakfast

and depending on the time schedule

of the crew, we can either do a morning hike to

 

Olavshola

 

or

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

 

GEIRANGER or

THE SUNNMØRE COAST.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION-SAILING IN HJØRUNDFJORD | JOLLY GOOD TIMES SAILING | SUNNMØRE, NORWAY

(*) 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?

Ålesund is the closest city from where the trip starts, and offers good connections throughout the the country and Europe.

The marina of Solevåg, near Sundefjord hotel, where the trip starts is reachable by bus

from Ålesund sentrum and it takes only 50 minutes.

We will send you a step by step manual in how to make the commuting super easy.

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

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.

Languages

We speak Norwegian, Spanish, English 

What's included?    

  • A very Sustainable, Very low carbon footprint  and 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, sauna, visit to Bakketunet

  • First night dinner in Trandal - Christian Gaard pub/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 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  20TH OF MAY UNTIL  SEPTEMBER

INTRODUCTION OFFER

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 x 5 days

Double cabin with a private ensuite and private access.

 

  • 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 

15,000 NOK per person x 5 days

Shared triple cabin with private access

 

  • This cabin is restricted  to people from the same booking 

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

A l l  i n c l u s i v e

PRIVATE CHARTER

PRIVATE CHARTER FOR

4 PEOPLE - 5 days

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

7 PEOPLE - 5 days

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

A Shorter version of a trip around Hjørundfjord is also possible.  We have created trips for 3 and 2 days:

Sailing in Hjørundfjord for 3 days | Jolly Good Times Sailing | Sunnmøre,Norway

SAILING IN HJØRUNDFJORD

FOR 3 DAYS

-ALL INCLUSIVE-

Trip experience with sail boat - Accommodation - All meals - Snacks 

 

Let's go sailing, hiking and enjoying the nature around from a different perspective a board our vessel.  

Visit places only accessible by boat and wake up in a different location every day.

From:

2,666 NOK

per day in a triple cabin

More info soon
Sailing in Hjørundfjord for 2 days | Jolly Good Times Sailing | Sunnmøre, Norway

SAILING IN HJØRUNDFJORD

FOR 2 DAYS

-ALL INCLUSIVE-

Trip experience with sail boat - Accommodation - All meals - Snacks 

 

Escape from the routine for a couple of days and enjoy the peaceful life of the fjord while we take care of the rest.  

From:

2,250 NOK

per day in a triple cabin

More info soon

All the trips will be confirmed with a minimum of  4 participants.

The booking  app will be running from the 27th of May. If you want to book,  please 

CLICK HERE!

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