Boat and skipper, private charter


March- September


1-8 days





Boat and skipper, private charter

Rent your own boat with skipper, and create your sailing adventure with friends and family in Harstad, Vesterålen and Lofoten!

Experience adventurous northern Norway by sea and land in our beautiful nature.

Wake up in a comfy cabin in a peaceful harbour, only to the sound of birds and ocean swells while you enjoy your morning coffee on the deck. Plan the days adventures, maybe you will climb one of the mountain tops or take a paddle tour around the beaches and bird sanctuarys. Our locally known and experienced skipper Halvard will make sure you are safe on your journey to all the secret locations.

All our sailing trips are private and custom made, and can be combined with hiking, paddling or freediving.

“I don’t even know where to begin. Our week aboard Bifrost was possible the greatest week of my entire life. Halvard is such a knowledgeable captain, he asked us what we wanted to see and planned out a perfect route for us. He had everything you could need aboard the boat: bedding, towels, utensils, plates, etc.. Lots of places to store gear as well as places to charge your electronics. He let us get involved in the sailing as well which was truly special. Cannot recommend Halvard and the Bifrost enough, do yourself a favour and book NOW!” – Conor McCann, Canada

Available dates:

18-31 august for daytrips, weekend or weektrip


On request


  • Practical Information

    “Bifrost” is a spacious and comfortable 50 ft Beneteau with room for nine people, perfect for your family and friends when you need some space on your sailing vacation.

    Starting point: Harstad

    Ending point: Harstad (flexible).

    Route suggestions:

    Daytrip: Sailing in Vågsfjorden with visit to one of the islands

    3 days: Harstad- the archipelago (Meløyvær- Krøttøya- Bjarkøy- Sandsøy, Grytøy)

    4- 5 days: Harstad – Senja or Harstad- Vesterålen

    6-7 days: Harstad- Vesterålen- Raftsundet- Svolvær- Henningsvær. Tjeldsundet or Harstad- Senja- Andørja- Rolla

    This tour can also be made for ski and sail, with professional skiguide on request.

    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the charter.

  • Included in price

    Experienced and local known skipper
    Linens and towels
    Life jackets
    Final cleaning
    2 SUP boards

    On request:
    - Local guide for mountain hiking, paddling or freediving
    - Crew/hostess and meals

  • Meals

    Bifrost has a fully equipped kitchen on board with gas stove, and we can make most of the food on board.

  • Requirements for guests

    No sailing experience required for this tour
    Bring all the personal equipment you need for trips off the boat.
    Make sure you have a good travel insurance that covers illness and possible injury.

  • Transport

    Nearest Airport: Harstad / Narvik Evenes. Airport bus to and from Harstad city center, see separate routes.
    Daily Hurtigruten calls
    Speedboat to and from Tromsø
    Daily bus departures to / from Fauske, Lofoten and Narvik / Tromsø.

  • Security

    – Everyone must wear life jackets while sailing and in a dinghy.
    – If you are going to move on deck during sailing, a safety line must always be used.
    – In Bifrost, we have a strong focus on fire safety, and we have extinguishing agents available throughout the boat. All cabins have escape routes.
    – Bifrost is equipped with VHF, EPIRB emergency beacon transmitter, emergency flare and two life rafts, with room for 12 pcs. Otherwise we always move close to land during this trip.
    – We always take weather reservations, and we do not expose ourselves or guests to danger by defying the weather forecast. We plan the route and choose the harbor based on wind direction, so that both sailing, anchoring and paddling are safe to complete.

  • Travel insurance

    You must have a valid travel insurance to join the trip, and this should also cover any cancellation of the trip. Read our travel terms for cancellation policy and refund. Otherwise, you are covered by our boat insurance, in the event of an accident on board.

  • Not included in the price


    Rented equipment like bikes, kayaks etc


  • Packing list


    -Pack in soft bags, there are no storage room for hard suitcases.
    -Warm clothes, preferably a base layer of wool, an mid layer and a water / windproof outer layer. Remember that it can get cold here in the north also in the summer, especially during sailing.
    -Durable gloves for sailing.
    -Equipment for snorkeling and freediving if this is part of the trip.
    -Wetsuit for SUP-paddling
    -Rubber boots for dinghy beach landing
    -Swimwear and beach towel.
    -Small backpack with personal equipment, drinking bottle and lunch container for hiking.
    -Hiking clothes; Goretex shoes, shorts/pants, thin jacket, fleece and t-shirt
    -Inside slippers/thick socks
    -Hygiene products Book, ipad, camera, chargers etc Sunglasses and sunscreen

    Winter, Spring

    -Pack in soft bags, there are no storage room for hard suitcases.
    -Warm clothes, a layer of wool, an intermediate layer of down or wool and a water / windproof outer layer. Leave the polyester and jeans at home!
    -Hat and mittens / gloves.
    -Durable gloves for sailing.
    -Warm and waterproof shoes (goretex). Regular sneakers will get you wet and cold!
    -When skiing , you must bring your own ski equipment, shovel, search equipment and search bar as well as a helmet.
    -Rubber boots for getting on and off between land and dinghy.
    -Inside slippers/thick socks
    -Backpack, thermos/drinking bottle and lunch containers
    -Book, ipad, camera, chargers etc
    -Sunglasses and sunscreen
    -Bathing suit/shorts in case of sauna visits.