10 days of Highlights in the Lofoten Islands

10 night sailing holiday in the Lofoten Islands – this trip was full of highlights

suns reflection midnight

We’ve had the last of the midnight sun, but there is still 24 hour daylight – check out this photo of the sun just setting, just before midnight

eileen2We shared the anchorage with this fantastic 70 foot yacht from 1934 Eileen II

eagles eagle in flight

Loads of eagles to look at – and try to photograph

whale 042A Whale in the distance


A sunny visit to the Majestic Trollfjord and a picnic lunch

Good winds, flat seas and new sails ensured we sailed fast as well – 240 nautical miles max speed 8 knots – well done Jude

new sails

1 more trip to go here in the Lofoten and then our passage south to Kristiansund.

3 solo travellers booked so far – in fact all ladies, why not join us – see Bodo to Kristiansund

A typical Lofoten Week

anchorage 1

A week of sunshine, stunning views and fabulous scenery – unfortunately blue skies also mean light winds so instead of motoring too far, we also spent time walking ashore and climbing the 509m peak at Steinetinden. The trip was fairly typical of many of our Lofoten Islands trips, with a lot of variety from day to day.

Vettoya anchorage

So this was our trip

Day 1 – arrive in Bodo, dinner and itinerary discussion

Day 2 – safety brief in the morning, sail in the afternoon to Landegoode and anchor for the night. Just as we were arriving in our chosen anchorage the wind shifted and piped up, so we had to go for Plan B- a more sheltered anchorage. (our only day of rain)

Day 3 – the long sail across to the Lofoten Islands in a northerly wind – we left at 1000am and arrived in Reine at 2000


Day 4 – it was a long day yesterday, so a take it easy day today – a walk in the morning up to the lake for some stunning views, leave at noon for a 5 hour sail to Ballstad followed by another walk ashore to the town.

Day 5 – 6 hour sail from Ballstad to Kalle, fantastic breeze, anchored and then a walk and scramble ashore

Day 6 – Another great sailing day, Kalle to Haversand the long way, and then a walk on the beach before dinner

Day 7 – No wind – so a motoring day up to Trollfjord and anchor for a picnic lunch. Headed north through between the Lofoten Islands to the wilder side!  With reflections all around us our anchorage felt like a little cocoon!


Day 8 – along the north coast, close to the rocks and then down through another narrow gap and under another bridge to arrive in Henninsgsvaer

Day 9 – No wind – a short sail to Stamsund and then a hike up Steinetinden

Day 10 – gorgeous weather and a fantastic sail across to Vettoya for our last night in the islands and the last night of midnight sun!  Even a sighting of a few pilot whales off the Lofoten Island coast

Day 11 – Sailing back to Bodo – still in sunshine


Velvet Lady in Bodo harbour
Velvet Lady in Bodo harbour

Has this whetted your appetite!  There will be more next year, but there are 2 final places left from 31st July to 10th August at 10% discount on the original price – why not see the glory of Norway for yourself.