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.
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
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.