About the boats

Here you will find information about our boats

Bifrost

“Bifrost” is a Beneteau 50, (14.9m). A spacious and comfortable boat with 9 berths, perfect for groups of friends, company or a family that needs a little extra space on a sailing holiday.

“Bifrost or Bivrost is the bridge between the world of gods and humans in Norse mythology. One end was anchored in the sky mountain, a large mountain on the outskirts of Åsgard where Heimdal sits and looks out over the world. While the other end wanders freely around Midgard. The gods could use Bifrost as a bridge when they went from Åsgard to Midgard. But the bridge was magical, so no human could find the other end and get to the kingdom of the Gods.

Literally, the name means the defending bridge, and is actually pronounced “biv-råst”. In modern Norwegian, most people still say “bi-frost”. It is a common notion that bifrost is identical to the rainbow, but some believe that it is probably the northern lights that are the protecting bridge due to the bridge’s description in Snorra Edda when it is described as the bridge with three colors.”

Floor plan

Galley: Freezer, refrigerator and gas stove. Good closet space and fully equipped with most things you need in a kitchen.

Bathroom: 4 bathrooms with pump toilet, sink and pull-out shower with hot water. The bathrooms are accesible through double cabins.

Cabins: 4 double cabins, equipped with bed linen and towels. 1 single hatch in front with separate entrance via deck hatch, can also be used for storage of ski and hiking equipment.

 

Eating and seating

Lounge with good seating for 8-10 pcs.

Cockpit with table and seating for about 8 people

 

Sails and rig

Genoa and cutter on a roll

Mainsail

Equipment

Raymarine st6001 Autopilot

Raymarine Chartplotter

VHF, desktop and handheld

Water tanks 1000 liters

Hot water

Diesel tank 500 liters

Gas tanks, 2 pcs

Webasto heating system with heating in cabins, bathroom in front and in the lounge.

 

Safety

Two life rafts of 6 people

Life jackets for 8 pcs

Fire extinguishers 3pcs

Fire blanket

Fire alarms

Grab bag with emergency flare

Sol é mar

Type of boat

Hanse 400e
Model year: 2008
Engine: Yanmar 40 hp
Model year: 2008
Weight: 8000kg Depth: 1.98

Width: 4.04Length: 12 m, 39.7

 

 

Sleeping

Three cabins with double beds and closet space. Bed linen and towels included.

 

Galley

All of cooking utensils, cups, dishes etc.
A small fridge + fridge with freezer compartment
Gas stove.
Good closet space

Lounge

Lounge with seating for 6. Own map table with two swivel chairs. TV screen.

 

Bath

1 bathroom with toilet and shower zone.

 

Comfort

Webasto heating system
Hot water

Navigation and security

-VHF, radio, chartplotter, Autopilot,
– fire extinguisher, fire blanket, smoke alarms
– lifebuoy, cast line, epirb

Other

– Rubber dinghy with outboard motor.

Sails and rig:

– Standard mainsail and self-striking people on a roll.
– El. Anchor winch

Our activities

Join us for a unique experience with an experienced and locally known skipper.

Welcome on board!

Our best trips.

After many great adventures in the southern latitudes, we have finally found peace here in the north and realized we live in the middle of the world's most beautiful archipelago. Here we want to be able to continue sailing, as well as create an offer for both locals and visitors who want to experience the northern pearls of northern Norway.

Combine the sailing trip with a mountain hike, paddling or just pure recreation in our beautiful archipelago - this is where you will find the real and undisturbed surroundings!

This is Seil Bifrost

Sail in Harstad

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Booking

Fantastic experience

My wife and I were on a sailing course with Seil Bifrost last weekend. This was a course that was both inspiring and that gave more taste for sailing. The course itself was set up in a good way with briefing / theory before we started sailing. Skipper Halvard has a calm and educational way of guiding us around, and he was good at taking the scary thing out of sailing a boat like Bifrost. We sailed in the local area around Harstad, and it is fantastic to see how nice an archipelago we have here in the area. The actual booking process and communication prior to the course went terrific. This was a fantastic weekend for both of us who have definitely kickstarted the dream of getting our own sailboat.

- Hans- Chritian Lysgaard, seilkurs mai 2021

so much more than we could ever have wished for!

"This was such an amazing adventure. This trip was so much more than we could ever have wished for! I am overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape and the hospitality of our hosts Halvard and Ann Helen. We sailed between the islands surrounded by the white mountainpeaks And to make it all compleet, We got to see the magical northern lights! And we were very happy with the comfort of our accommodation! I would love to go back again. Thank you very much!"

-Maurice Dun,28, Nederland. Båt og skipper, dagstur februar 2020.

Strongly reccomended.

Fantastic trip with Bifrost. The boat is easy to learn and nice to handle, well equipped and very comfortable for our 2 families (8 pers). Very nice and serious landlords who ensured good standards and hygiene - as well as a thorough review (safety first) before departure. Highly recommended.

- Jill Lepsøe, Norge. Bareboatleie juli 2020

Thumbs up!

We were 4 couples who rented Bifrost from Halvard and Ann-Helen for a 10-day sailing trip around Lofoten. The trip and the nature were exceptional and the boat was a dream to both sail and live in. The boat is well equipped with all safety equipment, good sails and a lot of useful equipment. Everything you need for a good experience is taken care of.
We want to praise Ann-Helen for good communication and organization ahead of the trip. Halvard sailed the boat into Harstad for us and had a thorough review of the boat and the technical, gave us some tips and hints and was on the whole very welcoming. This is a helproft and serious couple that we are more than happy to rent a boat from again.

Thumbs up from us.

-Andreas Loga, Norge. Bareboatleie juli 2020

Dream weekend for the whole family

Weekend trip with the family under the auspices of Bifrost and Arctic sea to summit can really be recommended.
Bifrost is an excellent base for dealing with everything the archipelago outside Harstad has to offer.
Skipper Hallvards quickly made sure to get everyone involved in setting the mainsail and maneuvering the boat.
Good local knowledge ensured that we ended up in the best places, both for day activities and to find peace for the night.
Bifrost is well equipped with everything you need for both food preparation and comfortable accommodation.
This combined with good weather, many organized activities under the auspices of activity guide Christian, made sure that this really became a dream weekend for the whole family.????
This can really be recommended for everyone else who wants an activity-filled weekend as well as an introduction to sailing life.
We will be happy to return!

Ragnhild Mikkelsen, Norge. Arctic Sea to summits familiehelg, juni 2020.