Norwegian coast


Our long trip north along the Norwegian coast provided many quiet and picturesque anchorages. Much of it you can do inside skerries and islands with grand fjords everywhere. There are lots of lovely anchorages but few of them truly isolated. It does get better the further north you go, and once past Bergen you can go literally days without sighting a Bavaria 38.

We only did one long offshore leg – a fast 400 mile passage north from Bergen to the Lofotens under poled out staysail, with a 40 knot tail wind and the sort of surfing our Aries gear just loves. Poor Andrew was very seasick during this bit and decided, understandably, not to continue north from Tromso up to Svalbard. What a pity. 

In Tromso Ian and I farewelled Andrew and picked up a local Norwegian chap, Bjorn, who was keen to do the Barents Sea passage. 

2 thoughts on “Norwegian coast

  1. ola eliassen
    May 3, 2013 at 20:17

    hello John.
    Thanks for a Nice Meeting With you at Gardemoen airport may 1th. I.m back South in Tønsberg. going back to Tromsø in about 2 or 3 weeks. Hope you managed to get in contact With Jarle Andhøy? Good Luck With Your expedition and work regarding Your trip to Russia via Volga!
    Best wishes&regards from
    ola eliassen

    1. May 6, 2013 at 23:58

      Good to hear from you Ola. I wouldn’t rush back to Tromso mate – the weather is a bit ordinary. I’ve researched Andhoy but cannot find any reference to his Volga journey. Can you direct me?

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