Norway is considered the heart of Scandinavia. This country is famous for its beautiful nature and the highest living standards, which, of course, affects the cost of recreation there. Nevertheless, tourists like visiting Norway, because this country is totally worth it. You should definitely look at the Norwegian fjords and the virgin nature of the midland, as well as explore local customs and coloring.
Sailing trip in Norway
The homeland of Vikings attracts tourists with the authenticity and the severe, still, fascinating nature of Scandinavia. Here, the season is short but it could be interesting and memorable for yachtsmen.
The Barents Sea washes the country from the north, the North Sea — from the west, the Skagerrak Strait separates Norway from Denmark in the south. All waters are suitable for yachting during the season. The eastern and southern coasts are more popular among the skippers. Also, to the jurisdiction of Norway, the Svalbard archipelago and more than 50 thousand islands belong. It gives the opportunity to gain the unforgettable sailing experience.
The peak season in Norway lasts for the summer months, September and October are a bit less popular. Winter is ideal for skiing, for sailing, it is too cold.
On the coast of Norway, there are not so many commercial anchorages and marinas. Instead, the rugged rocky shores are abounding with the natural bays, comfortable to moor at. For the sailing yachts longer than 13 m, it is better to arrange a route beforehand as few local ports can host such vessels.
The yacht service and yacht charter in Norway are available in the northern cities Harstad, Bodo, and Tromso. In the south, the boat rental in Stavanger, Bergen, and Oslo is open.
Routes and Events in Norway
The land of Vikings and mythical trolls attracts not only with nature and fjords, but also with the severe glaciers, the incredible waterfalls and mountains, as well as the international music festivals.
June 1−30. The Summer Festival is going on, so Oslo turns into an enormous stage for concerts. Jazz, rock, disco, and electronic music sound from the mini-stages right on the streets.
August 4−6. In the southern town of Risor, the festival exhibition of wooden ships is held, where the sailing fans could get a view of the ancient handmade boats which had been used by the Norwegian sailors as vessels for fishing.