Norway has a long seafaring tradition. The coast is beautiful and has many islands, islets, inlets, and fjords that cut into the mainland. Sample Norway Charter Itineraries will give you an idea of the places you can sail and the activities you can enjoy.
Norway: Sample Itineraries
Norway Stavanger to Bergen Itinerary
In Norway, the yacht charter season is limited to the few warmer months of June, July, and August. During these months there is plenty of sunshine and good weather. The long, narrow coastal strip in the west is separated by mountains from the Scandinavian continental and is influenced by an eastern climate. The North Atlantic Current on the west coast creates a mild, humid climate. From Norway's lower latitudes, relatively warm water flows north and the coast is largely free of ice in winter. Nevertheless, temperatures in summer rarely exceed 15 °C. The onshore wind blows at 3-4 Bft from the west.
Norway Charter itineraries provide a variety of activities from which to choose. A few examples of things to see and do include:
- Stroll the streets of Kristiansand. You'll see quaint, traditional wooden houses in the old town, Posebyen. In the town center, see neo-Gothic Kristiansand Cathedral
- Also in Kristiansand, visit the Sørlandets Museum, which displays Norwegian art from 1800 to today.
- Explore Mount Floyen. From here you'll get awesome views of Bergen and the surrounding area.
- Enjoy breathtaking scenery when you hike Romsdalseggen in Andalsnes.
The cuisine in Norway is largely based on the raw ingredients available in the mountains, wilderness, and coast. There's a strong focus on game and fish. Try traditional dishes such as Fårikål, a hearty stew, or Finnbiff, which is a stew made with sauteed reindeer meat.