Sailing holidays near Bergen

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Bergen. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Bergen

Bergen is Norway's second-largest city after Oslo. It locates on the western coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

 

It is the city of «Seven Mountains» and the starting point of many Arctic expeditions, cruises to the north.

Sailing season
June - August
Travel season
May - October
Marinas in this location
1
Boats in this location
11

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+47
Language:
Norwegian
Timezone:
UTC+1, in summer UTC+2
Currency:
Norwegian krone (NOK)
Population:
283,929

Sailing vacation in Bergen

There are a large number of yacht clubs and marinas at resorts. The best places to sail in Bergen are the two big fjords of Norway — Hardanger, and Sogne.

 

You can take excursions around the historical center, visit art galleries, parks, restaurants.

 

Be sure to visit the Fløibanen funicular. It will lift you to 320 meters above sea level.

 

Sailing trip Bergen should include the «Hanseatic Marina». It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There was a center of trade between Norway and Europe. Today, this marine is home for museums, shops, galleries, and restaurants.

 

If you are travelling on a yacht with children, we advise you to visit another attraction of Bergen — Bergen Aquarium. There are over 50 aquariums and many funny marines and terrestrial animals.

 

There are many beautiful and isolated islands to the south of Bergen.

Bergen - Yacht Charter Sailica
Bergen - Yacht Charter Sailica
Bergen - Yacht Charter Sailica
Bergen - Yacht Charter Sailica
Bergen - Yacht Charter Sailica

Bergen travel itinerary

Itineraries on a sailing yacht from Bergen can make in any direction. Wherever you go, everywhere you will be surrounded by fjords.

 

Several Bergen sailing routes:

  • Bergen — Herdla — Eivindvik — Fedje — Littlebergen — Hetlevik — Bergen;
  • Bergen — Alesund — Geirangerfjord — Trondheim — Olden — Flam — Gudvangen;
  • Bergen — Trondheim — Bodø — Lofoten Islands — Bodø — Trondheim — Bergen;
  • Bergen — Finnafjord and Balestrand — Fjørland — Joustedalsbreen glacier — Nерrøyfjord — Skjerehamn.

Nearest Airports

Bergen International Airport (Bergen Airport Flesland) is located 14 km from the city center.

Yachting season and the best time to travel to Bergen

The high season in Bergen starts in June and lasts until the end of summer. The air temperature is 23-25°C.

 

Lovers of a more extreme vacation can plan a yachting trip for the winter months. You will get the northern lights, starry skies, and snow.

 

Most of the time spent on a yacht, you can stay on the islands in the relatively calm sea. Just a few crossings will take you to the open ocean. Tradewinds Bergen blows at speeds up to 25 knots (10 to 20 knots on average).

 

Heading to the city of Bodø, you must remember about the powerful current with large whirlpools — Saltstraumen. The current speed depends on the phase of the moon, but on average is up to 40 km/h.

Water temperature in sailing season +10...+15 °
Air temperature in sailing season +18...+22 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 20 knots

Weather forecast for Bergen

Information about the weather in Bergen is available on several Internet resources:

  • met.no — Norwegian Meteorological Center;
  • yr.no — accurate weather forecast in Bergen;
  • windyty — visualization of temperature, precipitation, sea currents, currents, and wind strength;
  • windfinder — a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.