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Sail Lofoten Islands of Norway

Duration: 13 days
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Join one of the most spectacular sailing holidays you will ever have in this incredibly beautiful archipelago of northern Norway. This is one of the most magical places to visit under sail. 

Above the Arctic Circle, but still temperate because they are in the gulf stream, the Lofoten Islands are one of the world’s great sailing grounds.

Easy day sailing, with lots of time to head ashore, this trip is ideal for everyone from beginners to more seasoned sailors.

It is a stunningly beautiful part of the world, with amazing light (24 hours a day at this time of year), fascinating wildlife including eagles, dolphins, puffins, musk oxen and more. Head ashore every day for fishing, hiking and breath taking views, and if you love photography the opportunities for great shots almost match the sailing.

Your vessel is a 60 foot ocean going yacht kitted out for adventure and exploration, with central heating below and a full galley for cooking the amazing fish you’ll catch along the way.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Incredible chance to spot wildlife including eagles, seals, puffins, musk oxen and more
  • Mix days of sailing with exploration of charming harbours, villages and wild walks
  • Some of the best photography and fishing you will ever experience!
Bodø, Norway
Bodø, Norway
Trip Duration
13 Days
Group Size
Private Departure
Explorer, Hiking & Trekking, Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller




31 May 2021



11 June 2021



7 June 2021



18 June 2021



14 June 2021



25 June 2021


Spend two weeks sailing around the beautiful Lofoten Islands of Arctic Norway. The exact itinerary will depend on the weather but you can beautiful coastal sailing in relatively sheltered waters, stopping each evening to explore and hike ashore. Please make an enquiry to request full details.

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What's included

The price includes everything except for flights and travel insurance.

Foul weather clothing is provided as is all safety equipment such as life jackets.

All meals are included and all training.

You’ll only need to bring clothes, a sleeping bag and some waterproof boots, though we consider hiking boots and a camera essential as well!

Flights, travel insurance and meals ashore.

Trip notes



Min age



Accommodation on board is in the standard layout for ocean going expedition yachts. You will be in bunk beds in a cabin holding 4-6 people. There are two showers and toilets on board, a comfortable saloon and galley.


This is a hands on sailing adventure and you will be part of the team cooking and keeping the yacht in good shape on passage. There is an emphasis on providing really healthy, fresh food. In this part of the world you will often succeed in fishing for your food – but don’t worry, there’s plenty of food you don’t have to catch as well!

Who is this trip for?

These adventure sailing holidays are open to anyone aged 18 – 70 years. No previous sailing experience is required for this route.

The trip is suitable for people who have never sailed before as full training is given by two experienced instructors.

The yachts are Cat 0 coded – meaning they have the very highest spec of safety equipment on them.

We believe that as many people as possible should be able to head out to sea and have a great adventure. However, it is essential for everyone’s safety that you are in a fit enough state to be on board.

Ability to complete the five exercises is a pre-requisite for joining as a crew member.

Be able to lift 2 full bags of shopping five times, ten jumps with raised arms, stand on each leg for a minimum of five seconds, ten squats, ten step ups.

The exercises are not designed to be physically taxing and almost everyone should be able to complete them. Rather they are in place to check that you have the stability and basic physical condition to be on-board. If when you join the vessel the skipper believes you are not capable of completing these exercises, you will probably not be allowed to embark.

If you have any doubts at all about your ability to complete these exercises safely, you must contact your doctor before attempting them.


Four weeks before your trip start date, you will be sent final joining instructions by the operator. At this time you will be asked to complete the operator’s medical declaration.

At the time of booking, it is your responsibility to be sure that you will be able to pass all the criteria at the start date of your trip. If you cannot pass the criteria you will probably be refused permission to board.


Is this for me?

This is not a beach holiday, but it’s also far more fun! You don’t need any prior sailing experience or physical prowess – just a sense of adventure and a willingness to muck in.

Will I sail in a storm?

Not unless we can help it! While the yachts can handle pretty much anything at sea, the itineraries are set to allow time to sit out any rough weather in port and then take advantage of the best weather windows. The coastal sailing in this area is generally fairly gentle and sheltered.

I have dietary issues. Can I still come?

Probably yes, as most diets can be accommodated. However, it is worth checking with the operator before booking.

Do I need Experience?

No previous sailing experience is required. The trip is suitable for people who have never sailed before as full training is given by two experienced instructors. The yachts are Cat 0 coded – meaning they have the very highest spec of safety equipment on them.

Do people come alone?

Almost everyone comes alone. Couples and groups are very welcome and we do get them. On the whole, however, most crew join solo and so if you are coming alone, you will be one of the crowd!

How many people are on board?

Except in exceptional circumstances, we limit the crew size to 9 plus two instructors. This means that there are enough people to sale the boat safely, but you will still have lots of time helming, navigating, trimming sails and such like.

CO-VID 19 If I get Covid-19 prior to joining, will I be able to join the yacht?

As details regarding Covid-19 are changing so rapidly you should request full details for the trip which will include the operator’s policy on Covid-19.

Tour operator

We love this sailing company’s ethos – to help people do three things: sail, train and explore. They are passionate about enabling people to experience life out on the open ocean, building sailing skills and exploring some beautiful countries. After years of training people to become professional sailors, and having covered thousands of miles between them, the company Founders realised that so many people had dreamt of setting off across an ocean, but hadn’t the skills, the boat or crew to make those dreams come true.

The company now runs expeditions on a specialised 60’ yacht to some of the most exciting places out there – often largely inaccessible from land. With no previous sailing experience required, the two instructors will guide you every step of the way as you develop your sailing skills, maybe even earning an RYA qualification during the week. Exploring on land as they go is just as important and the bikes and a kayak mean you can head off and enjoy everything there is to see along the route.

A most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable travel company!

Very helpful and provided lots of research material and excellent personal perspectives on the tall ship sailing trip I was interested in taking.

— Martin

Excellent thoughtful service.

They were prompt and friendly, and so thorough and helpful in connecting me with my adventure.

— Tina

One of a Kind Service!

From the very beginning of reaching out to AWA, they were super helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

— Matt

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