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Sailing holidays in Norway

Sailing holidays in Norway

The Ultimate Guide to Norway Yacht Charters

A yacht charter guide that has everything you need to know about your next sailing holidays in Norway.

One of the sailing world’s best kept secrets, Norway remains a serene and peaceful haven for a relaxing sailing holiday.

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Are you familiar with the Norwegian archipelagos and want to look at boat options for your next yacht charter? Then skip to: Boat rentals in Norway

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Sailing Norway...at a glance

With a culture seemingly designed for relaxation, Norway is a great spot for a sailing holiday. 

It’s smooth sailing through the calm fjords, where you will find yourself surrounded by stunning rocky crags. Misty skies and majestic waterfalls will make this sailing trip unforgettably magical. 

Start the journey from our base in Stavanger, and spend one week exploring the natural beauty and quaint culture of Norway. 

An amazing sailing holiday is ahead of you. Immerse yourself in “koselig,” a concept near and dear to the essence Norway. A rough translation of the word would equal “coziness” but it really encompasses so much more. 

The true meaning is a combination of nature, companionship and warmth. A Norway yacht charter is perfect for anyone looking for a little R&R.

Sailing Conditions in Norway

A Norway yacht charter can offer some really lovely sailing. While it is considerably cooler than some of the other European destinations, you can still enjoy great weather. 

You will find July and August to be the sunniest and warmest months, with average temperatures around  20°C / 68°F. May is the driest month, which is an important consideration given the mountains that trap rain clouds. 

However, if you plan to visit between May-August you will be able to see Norway at it’s finest.

During the summer months, on average onshore winds will blow at 3-4 Bft from the west. Be sure to check the wind and weather forecasts regularly, so you are not caught off guard by any strong winds!  

Where to start your Norway yacht charter & how to get there

You’ll start your yacht rental adventure from Stavanger, which is well connected to two nearby airports: Stavanger Airport, or Haugesund Airport. 

Stavanger Airport is about 32 km from the base. 

Haugesund is slightly further out, at 62 km away. Both have frequent flights from many European destinations.

Yacht4Less can provide airport transfers to the base if needed. Just speak with your charter consultant, and provide your travel itinerary details.

Buses are also available for a quick and easy transfer. Bus schedules available, here.

Norwegian Boating Holiday Tips

Tip #1: Important to note that Norway uses the Krone, so if you would like to pay with cash, you should arrange to do the exchange before you leave, or from a kiosk in the airport. However, many places in Norway accept credit cards. 

Tip #2: With Norway’s landscape, you’ll be keeping very active. Make sure you bring your hiking boots so you can fully explore places like the Kalrassen waterfall! 

Tip #3: For more cosmopolitan settings, you can explore the capital city of Bergen, a UNESCO site known for its colorful buildings and unique culture.

Recommended Sailing Itineraries in Norway:

7-day sailing route from Stavanger to Hervik

⚓ Day 1. Vestre Aamoy to Jørpeland (12nm)

⚓ Day 2. Discover Jørpeland

⚓ Day 3. Jørpeland to Stavanger Gjestehavn (11nm)

⚓ Day 4.Stavanger to Kvitsøy Ystebøhavn (12nm)

⚓ Day 5. Kvitsøy to Skudneshavn (8nm)

⚓ Day 6. Skudneshavn to Hervik (17nm)

⚓ Day 7. Hervik to Vestre Aamoy (20nm)

7-day sailing route from Stavanger to Rossoysund

⚓ Day 1. Vestre Aamoy to Skudeneshavn (17nm)

⚓ Day 2. Skudeneshavn to Utsira (18nm)

⚓ Day 3. Utsira to the old fishing harbor of Røvær (13nm)

⚓ Day 4. Røvær to Haugesund (6.5nm

⚓ Day 5. Haugesund to Førresvik (14nm)

⚓ Day 6. Førresvik to Rossøysund (16nm)

⚓ Day 7. Rossøysund to Vestre Aamoy (7.5nm)

7-day sailing route from Stavanger to Lindoy

⚓ Day 1. Vestre Aamoy to Helgøysund (16nm)

⚓ Day 2. Helgøysund to Vatlandsvåg (13nm)

⚓ Day 3. Vatlandsvåg to Erøy, Erfjord (13.6nm)

⚓ Day 4. Erøy, Erfjord to Skartveit, Halsne (15nm)

⚓ Day 5. Skartveit, Halsne to Lindøy (14.8nm)

⚓ Day 6. Lindøy to Jørpeland (17.8nm)

⚓ Day 7. Jørpeland to Vestre Aamoy (12nm)

Prices: How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Norway?

It depends. There are many factors that can shape a yacht charter cost. Find below the cheapest yacht charter prices in Norway today:

  1. Sailboat charter Norway
  2. Catamaran charter Norway
  3. Motorboat charter Norway
  4. Gulet charter Norway

*disclaimer: Be aware that the prices change instantly every minute and there may be slighlty cheaper boat listings.

​​​​​​​Other Destinations in the North Sea or nearby

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  2. Sailing holidays in the UK
  3. Sailing holidays in France





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