One week sailing with skipper
Learn how to sail while you combine your holiday with local food, mountain hikes, paddling or just pure recreation in our coastal pearls! Join an exciting and sustainable holiday with us!
12900,- per pers.

When

June 17-24
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Time

8 days/7 nights

Number of participants

4- 8

Difficulty

All
One week sailing with skipper

Price:

12900,- per pers.

Information:

Praktisk informasjon

Start: Harstad guest Harbour, 4 pm(flexible).

Route suggestion, can be changed according to the weather.

Day 1: We will meet you in Harstad guest harbour. Get settled in your cabin, have a snack and a quick safety brief before we set sail to the next destination, Grøtavær, approximately 2 hours of sailing.

Day 2: Sail to Meløyvær/Krøttøya (1 hour)

  • Meløyvær fortress, a war monument from the cold war. There are several canons around the island, and you can also visit the main bunker 20 meter underground.
  • Viking graves
  • Beautiful snorkelling or free-diving on red corals
  • RIB- tour for whale-watching. (Must be arranged with “Valhall” in advance)
  • Paddeling or dinghy rides to several small, hidden beaches
  • Visit the local pub on Saturdays

Day 3: Sail to Bjarkøy

  • Visit the sites of the Viking chief Thorir the Hounds boathouse.
  • Visit the local coffee shop “Krambua”
  •  Restaurant at Bjarkøy brygge.

Day 4: Sail to Lundenes

  • Visit the local strawberry-farm
  •  Village museum
  •  Local store
  •  Hike to Galten (782.), approximately 3 hours up and down.

Day 5: Sandsøy

  • Hike to “Veten”(200m). 360 degrees view to the surrounding areas.
  •  Hike the track on the north side of the island, and visit viking graves and “Sommarro”- the 1000 years place with a secret time capsule.
  • Visit Tinghuset farm bakery, have a coffe and a fresh cinnamon roll.
  • Altevika gård- have a tractor waffle and buy some of the fresh products from the farm. They make soap, oils and pesto from ingredients in the garden. They also sell meat from the farm and sheep- fur.

Day 6: Skrolsvik (Senja)

  • Take a 3 hour hike to Sjursviktinden (837m), and have a breathtaking oceanview.
  • Visit the fishing museum and the 100 year old store

Day 7: Engenes(Andørja)

  • Visit the greenland shark observatory and museum, learn more about this fascinating creature that can become over 500 years old.
  • If you feel sporty, you can do this 6 hour long hike up to scandinavias highest island peak “Langlitinden”- 1273m.

Day 8: Harstad, Checkout day.

Practical Information

Start: Harstad guest Harbour, 4 pm(flexible).

Route suggestion, can be changed according to the weather.

Day 1: We will meet you in Harstad guest harbour. Get settled in your cabin, have a snack and a quick safety brief before we set sail to the next destination, Grøtavær, approximately 2 hours of sailing.

Day 2: Sail to Meløyvær/Krøttøya (1 hour)

  • Meløyvær fortress, a war monument from the cold war. There are several canons around the island, and you can also visit the main bunker 20 meter underground.
  • Viking graves
  • Beautiful snorkelling or free-diving on red corals
  • RIB- tour for whale-watching. (Must be arranged with “Valhall” in advance)
  • Paddeling or dinghy rides to several small, hidden beaches
  • Visit the local pub on Saturdays

Day 3: Sail to Bjarkøy

  • Visit the sites of the Viking chief Thorir the Hounds boathouse.
  • Visit the local coffee shop “Krambua”
  •  Restaurant at Bjarkøy brygge.

Day 4: Sail to Lundenes

  • Visit the local strawberry-farm
  •  Village museum
  •  Local store
  •  Hike to Galten (782.), approximately 3 hours up and down.

Day 5: Sandsøy

  • Hike to “Veten”(200m). 360 degrees view to the surrounding areas.
  •  Hike the track on the north side of the island, and visit viking graves and “Sommarro”- the 1000 years place with a secret time capsule.
  • Visit Tinghuset farm bakery, have a coffe and a fresh cinnamon roll.
  • Altevika gård- have a tractor waffle and buy some of the fresh products from the farm. They make soap, oils and pesto from ingredients in the garden. They also sell meat from the farm and sheep- fur.

Day 6: Skrolsvik (Senja)

  • Take a 3 hour hike to Sjursviktinden (837m), and have a breathtaking oceanview.
  • Visit the fishing museum and the 100 year old store

Day 7: Engenes(Andørja)

  • Visit the greenland shark observatory and museum, learn more about this fascinating creature that can become over 500 years old.
  • If you feel sporty, you can do this 6 hour long hike up to scandinavias highest island peak “Langlitinden”- 1273m.

Day 8: Harstad, Checkout day.

Included in price
  • Accommodation in pairs in double cabins with private bathroom.
  • All meals on board
  • Linens and towels
  • Life jackets
  • 2 SUP trays
  • Lounge with plenty of space for 9 pax
  • Four double cabins, four separate bathrooms with sink, shower and toilet.
  • Own cabin for skipper
  • Fully equipped kitchen, gas stove, freezer and refrigerator.
  • Heating cabinet for wet clothes and shoes
  • Outdoor cockpit with table and seating for 8 pcs
  • Dab radio with surround system.
  • Bathing platform
  • Dinghy with outboard motor for small excursions.
  • Standard mainsail, genoa and cross jib on reel.
  • Space for storing equipmen on deck.
Meals
  • Bifrost has a fully equipped kitchen on board with gas stove, and we can make most of the food on board.
  • Everyone helps with the preparation of meals and cleaning in the galley.
  • Tell us if you have allergies or a vegetarian diet, we will arrange this.
  • Sustainability and animal welfare is very important for us,  so most of the meals and ingredients will come from local farmers. We will also encourage you to visit local restaurants and cafes when this is possible.
Requirements for guests

 

  • Guests must bring good and warm clothes, preferably a layer of wool, an intermediate layer and a water / windproof outer layer. As well as good, warm and water-repellent shoes (goretex). Remember that it can get cold in northern Norway even if it is summer, and especially during sailing.
  • We make no demands on sailing experience for guests. But guests must be in generally good physical shape and be able to master both sitting in a kayak and being able to move on board a boat while sailing.
  • Make sure you have good travel insurance that covers illness and possible injury. Our boat insurance will cover any incidents on happening on board.
Transport
  • Guests must arrange their own transport to and from Harstad.
  • 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, as well as paddle vests and dry suits during kayaking.
  • 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.
  • We always move close to land during this trip. Accommodation is done at the quay, or at anchor if the weather allows it.
  • We always take weather precautions, 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
  • Alcohol
  • Renting equipment like kayaks, bikes etc
  • Eating in restaurants

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!

Sailing trip - long weekend with skipper

 

 

Combine the sailing trip with mountain hiking, paddling or just pure recreation in our beautiful archipelago!
 

Our activities

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

Welcome on board!

This is Seil Bifrost

Sail in Harstad

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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.