Yacht Charter From Harstad, Lofoten

Yacht Charter From
Harstad, Lofoten

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

The shift between green lowland landscapes and steep mountain formations rising out of the sea provides one of the most beautiful experiences that Mother Nature has to offer. There is an aura of history stretching all the way back to the Vikings Age, this combined with the wildlife culture and first rate attractions make the Lofoten Islands an incredible charter destination.


Sail through this majestic setting with no other boats as far as the eye can see, and go ashore on islands and beaches that are completely uninhabited. Small fishing villages and towns with quaint harbours are dotted throughout the area offering passing yachts a berth for the night or a chance to stock up on provisions.


Sailing in northern Norway, above the Arctic Circle is a unique and special adventure. Arctic Norway is a magical yacht charter destination and one of the most beautiful sailing grounds in the world.

This untamed wilderness offers boats an unrivalled experience and viewpoint through crystal clear waters, majestic mountains, deep fjords, and long remote sandy beaches.


There are few places on earth that provide such unforgettable and diverse surroundings for those wishing to tie up and explore the islands on foot, this really is a hiking enthusiasts dream.


Lofoten also provides endless opportunities for professional and amateur photographers. The contrast in weather patterns and lighting creates fascinating natural settings.


The climate is surprisingly mild due to the warm Gulf Stream and ocean currents. It is much milder than other parts of the world at the same latitude.


The midnight sun can be enjoyed from May through to July and the Northern lights from September to April.  Lofoten Islands are famous for its fishing villages and fishing communities. This is the main reason why the settlers came here in the first place, to take advantage of the spawning cod and the abundance of Atlantic fish. Stockfish is often served in many of the local restaurants.

Visit immense natural glaciers and caves, see birds such as sea eagles, cormorants, guillemots, puffins, and kittiwakes. In the water you may be lucky enough to see whales, seals and otters. The Arctic Circle is associated with the cold, ice and snow, however the climate can be very different in this area with the warmth of the Gulf Stream and the bright summer season accelerating life in the north as it flourishes in the Midnight Sun. Summer temperature may reach 20-30 degrees, allowing you to enjoy a refreshing swim in the lakes or sea.

Norway Yacht Charter
from Lofoten

Norway Yacht Charter from Lofoten

AURORA BOREALIS

Green streaks of light in the night sky from the Aurora Borealis. Mountains of the Lofoten Islands, Norway in the background with colourful houses, dark sea and snow.

MIDNIGHT SUN

Norwegian flag flying on the back of a charter sailboat. Dark waters all around with the midnight sun in Tromso on the horizon.

Harstad Base

The base in Harstad is perfectly located to sail the Lofoten Islands as well as Vesterålen and Senja. Harstad often has different weather patterns north and south and therefore you have a great option to sail with the weather. The harbour is located in the city centre and is very easy to get to.

Base facilities:

  • Showers
  • Toilet block
  • Play areas for children
  • Grocery shops in walking distance

Travelling to the base

BY AIR

The following airlines offer flights to  Harstad/Narvik airport, Evenes.

• SAS
• Norwegian
• Wideroe

 

AIRPORT TO AND FROM THE BASE

The base is located approximately 45km from the airport.

Flybussen takes you directly from the airport to Thon hotel and it costs around €20 Euros per person.
Local bus is available (number 18-641).
Taxi Harstadtaxi offers the following:

Maxitaxi (5 to 8 people) at a price of around €200 Euros

Taxi for max 4 people at a price of around €40 Euros per person.

Taxi service will need to be ordered a minimum of 3 hours before pick-up time. This does not apply to maxitaxi which can be ordered instantly by contacting:

ks@harstadtaxi.no            

Telephone 77 04 10 00

Rental cars several rental companies serve Evenes. There are several parking opportunities in the city centre.

 

BY SEA

• Ferries to/from Tromsø (3-4 departures daily) – approximately a 3 hour journey.
• Hurtigruten 2 stops/day (north going/south going)

Provisioning

The Harstad base is located in the city centre and is in walking distance to the grocery stores, Vinmonopol (liquor store) and other shops.

There is also a variety of restaurants that you could choose to dine in. 

Location Map

Harstad Base

Travelling
to the base

Base Locations

We offer yacht charters from four bases around Norway.

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