Set out on an epic voyage as you take part in this sailing and multisport adventure in Lofoten, one of the most beautiful Norwegian archipelagos. Discover villages, fjords, mountains and impressive landscapes as you go for a hike, kayak across Lofoten’s blue waters, catch and cook fish, trail run, and look for camping spots. Have delicious meals prepared by your guide, relax by reading books and hanging out with your fellow adventurers, and experience life on board.
After you arrive on Sunday evening or Monday morning, your guiding service will pick you up at the airport in a van and you’ll head to Moondance, your sailing ship and home for the next 5 days. The ship is docked in the harbor of Lødingen, about an hour away from the airport. Once you get to the ship, your guides will tell you all you need to know about the upcoming adventure, talk you through the plans for the week, and explain all the safety precautions. They’ll also let you know how you can contribute to the work that has to be done while sailing.
After a cup of tea or coffee, you’ll set sail and reach a beautiful island called Svellingsflaket after 4-5 hours of sailing. You’ll arrive there at about 4 pm. You can go for a walk on the island, paddle in a kayak, or read a book on board while the crew prepares a fresh meal. You’ll spend the first night here.
Go for a swim after a delicious breakfast and set sail to reach an unnamed fjord. It will take around 4 hours and 22 miles to get there and once you arrive you’ll sail next to the islands situated in this fjord. You and the rest of the group might have a little fishing contest here! After an hour, there will be enough fish for everyone and you’ll sail to an anchorage within a matter of minutes. You’ll get a filleting lesson and the fish that you caught will be prepared for dinner. After the early dinner, you’ll go on a 3-hour hike to a camping spot next to the lake called Saetervatnet.
After you wake up and have your breakfast, you’ll spend the day walking down a mountain and the crew will pick you up for a late and well-deserved dinner. You’ll then start sailing to the harbor of Kuholmen, where you’ll spend the rest of the day kayaking with a guide. In the evening, you’ll have some free time. Hit the hay early or read a book and prepare for the next day.
After a good night’s rest, you’ll set sail to the harbor of Lødingen. It takes around 8 hours to get there, making this the longest sailing trip of the week. Take in the beautiful landscapes along the way and put your newly-learned sailing skills to use while the crew is supervising the trip. After you arrive, your guiding service won’t cook for you, but will take you to a local restaurant instead! Have a delicious meal at the restaurant and spend some time relaxing on the sailing ship.
After your last breakfast, you can go for a final hike to a mountain top. Here you can soak up epic views of Lofoten one last time. Pack your bags and get ready to head home. Your guiding service will drive you to the airport and you’ll say your goodbyes. Make sure you reminisce about all the exciting memories you’ve experienced during your stay on Moondance.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Lofoten, Norway, please refer to Norway’s Government website, the Visit Norway website, and Helse Norge Travel Advice.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
In order to participate in this sailing and multisport adventure in Lofoten, you need to be reasonably fit and you also must be able to swim. You’ll be kayaking, hiking, camping, swimming, deep sea fishing, trail running, and whale watching, as well as sailing from one fjord to the next for 5 days. Your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives and make sure you progress at an optimal pace.
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
NOTE: Once you book this adventure, your guiding service will provide an exhaustive equipment list with all the items that you need to bring. Sleeping bags and a mattress are required for camping, but you won’t need it on board. Your guiding service has plenty of blankets, cushions, and linen.
Group sizes and prices:
Sailing and multisport adventure in Lofoten can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has people under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
From the moment you want to confirm the booking, your guiding service asks for a 50% deposit (you will receive two invoices of 50% of the total price). Once the first 50% (deposit) has been completed, the booking is guaranteed and you can count on a place on board that week and your guiding service counts on your participation on the date that they’ve confirmed. Full payment needs to be completed 90 days prior to departure date. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
To get to Lofoten, most people fly into Harstad-Narvik Airport, Evenes (EVE) 1 hour away from Lødingen, where the boat is docked. From there, your guiding service will transfer you to the harbor in Lødingen.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, you’ll meet your guide at the airport and they will transfer you to Lødingen in a van. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.
At the end of this adventure, your guiding service will transfer you to the airport where you’ll part your ways.