Sailing vacation in Norway

Best places and routes to sail in region. Weather, trade winds and important details for perfect sailing holidays in Norway.

Sailing trip in Norway

To hire a boat in Norway is easy with the Sailica company. Every season, our specialists help the clients to make a choice, to plan a route, to clear up the boat rental prices in Norway, and to consider all the features of the boat rental in Oslo and other Norwegian cities. Even in the peak season, there are the sailing yachts at a discount at Sailica.

Yacht Rental 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 of the boat rental in Norway lasts for the summer months, September and October are a bit less popular among those who rent a boat in Oslo and other Norwegian ports. 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.

Norway Routes

On the western coast, it is convenient to travel along the small islands that run in a chain to the north.

The town of Bergen attracts not only by a comfortable marina, but also by a folk market, where you could find fresh wholefood, unique handmade souvenirs, and a wide range of shrimps, lobsters, dried and smoked fish.

The Svalbard archipelago bewitches with the beauty of nature. The Lofoten Islands enchant with the fjords and the legendary Maelstrom whirlpool.

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.

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 season
June — August
Travel season
May — October
Marinas in this location
4
Boats in this location
20

Main facts about region

Capital:
Oslo
Telephone code:
+47
Language:
Norwegian
Timezone:
UTC+1
Currency:
Norwegian krone (NOK)
Population:
5,367,580
Norway - Yacht Charter Sailica
Norway - Yacht Charter Sailica
Norway - Yacht Charter Sailica

Available yachts in the region

2857 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2011
Built in
3612 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2011
Built in
3631 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2018
Built in
3631 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2019
Built in
4423 €
per week
9
Guests
3
Cabins
45 ft
Length
2007
Built in
4592 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2013
Built in
5354 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
45 ft
Length
2019
Built in
5354 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
45 ft
Length
2018
Built in
Longyearbyen
1 yacht
Bergen
10 yachts
Svolver
2 yachts
Tromso
7 yachts

Nearest Airports

Oslo Airport OSL
Bergen Airport BGO
Stavanger Airport SVG

Norway can be divided into 3 climatic zones — sea (western part of the country), continental (Center), subarctic (Extreme North). The height of the tourist season falls in the summer, which is sunny, but cool in the country.

Water temperature in sailing season +9...+17 °
Air temperature in sailing season +18...+22 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 20 knots

Tides and weather forecast in Norway

After arriving at the marina, you can get information about the weather forecast Norway tradewinds for the day ahead. 

 

The name of Norway is translated «the path to the north». The average temperature of July and August is 12 ° C, sometimes 20-30 ° C. Weather and temperature change quickly. In summer, even in the north of Norway, it can be warm and sunny, and in the south, it can be cool and rainy. The water temperature in Norway at this time is an average of 18 degrees

 

An interesting place for sailors is the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway above the Arctic Circle. The archipelago has very mild winter temperatures thanks to the Gulf Stream. In Svolvaer and Leknes, the sun never sets from mid-May to mid-July and does not appear between early December and early January. The best time to travel to Norway in June. Here begins the White Nights. 

 

You can get information about the ebbs and flows in the marina or using thematic sites. For tables on sites, two main methods are used: harmonic and non-harmonic. But you can’t use such information for navigation. It is better to find out the tide data on local radio. Plan your Norway travel guide well in advance.