Norway Yacht Charter
Norway Yacht Charter represents an ideal way of discovering this amazing country and its breath-taking natural beauty. Nature lovers on this Northern Europe Yacht Charter will feel as if they were sailing in paradise, cruising the fascinating fjords, taking in the impressive glaciers and the summer's midnight sun. Norway luxury yacht charters allow you to personalise your charter itinerary according to your wishes and desires, and see the places you always dreamt of in the comfort of your own motor yacht, sailing yacht or luxury superyacht.
Norway's fjords are the most noticeable natural features and, together with the wide range of activities on offer, provide a great foundation for a creation of exciting charter itineraries for unspoiled cruising in protected waters. The endless leisure and sports activities to undertake during a Norway yacht holiday include fishing, cycling, horse-riding, sledging, canoeing and kayaking, hunting, hiking or wildlife safari tours. In addition, Norway offers its visitors excellent facilities and services, museums, galleries, cultural heritage and insight into the fascinating Sami culture.
The Reinefjord in Lofoten - Photo Andrea Giubelli - Visitnorway.com
Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway, boasting a combination of new and old historical influences and home to Norway's oldest cathedral: Stavanger Domkirke found in the centre of the city. Stavenger offers rich cultural life and plenty of opportunities for shopping, great dining or simply strolling the charming streets.Sun-riped tomatoes, lamb trotters and other exotic food traditions are abundant in pubs and restaurants with an international flavour - culinary magic with the best local ingredients. Let your taste buds enjoy new discoveries.
Bergen offers its visitors a vibrant cultural scene and is renowned for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and the surrounding mountains, as well as its fjords, including the breathtaking Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.In Bergen you will find just about everything from tea rooms to gourmet fish restaurants, from small bistros to discotheques, bars and nightclubs. There are numerous boutiques and shops, great sightseeing possibilities and attractions that include the Floibanen Funicular, the Edvard Grieg Museum at Troldhaugen and Fantoft Stave Church.
1. Stavanger - Photo Kurt Hamann - Visitnorway.com 2. A nice day by the harbour - Oslo - Photo Terje Borud - Visitnorway.com 3. Bergen - Photo Jens Henrik Nybo - Visitnorway.com
Sognefjord is Norway's longest fjord,with Naeroyfjord, one of its arms, being on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Sognefjord is centrally situated at the heart of Fjord Norway and activities in its area include hiking the Jostedalsbreen Glacier or walking from cabin to cabin in Jotunheimen National Park. This hiking paradise has a large variety of routes to choose from, for both experienced and inexperienced adventure seekers. Sognefjord region is distinguished by its top-quality berries, fruit, lamb, game, mountain trout and goat's cheese.
Situated not far from Bergen in the heart of Fjord Norway, the staggering Hardangerfjord is world's third largest fjord and second largest in Norway. It is well known for fruit trees blossoming in spring, the Vøringsfossen Waterfall and the Folgefonna Glacier. Here visitors on a Norway luxury charter yacht could incorporate a lovely Hardanger National Tourist Route hike or see the Barony Rosendal, a historic estate and manors.
1. Henningsvaer in Lofoten - Photo CH - Visitnorway.com 2. Kayaking in Henningsvaer - Autvagoy - Lofoten Islands - Photo Kristin Folsland Olsen - Visitnorway.com 3. Biking at Beitostolen - Photo Terje Rakke - Nordic Life AS - Visitnorway.com
Oslofjord is an inlet in the south-east of Norway, stretching from Torbjornskjaer and Faerder to Langesund in the South to Oslo in the North. It is not a fjord in the geological sense, but it refers to a wide range of waterways. Every single island in the innermost part of the fjord boasts its own identity and unique history. The most renowned islands include Hovedoya, Lindoya, Nakholmen, Bleikoya, Gressholmen, and Langoyene.
Oslo is Norway's capital with exciting city life and excellent access to the great outdoors. The most popular attractions comprise the Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House and the Viking Ship Museum. The Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park provides 63 acres of installations by international artists, as well as museums, restaurants and a panoramic view of the city. The modern downtown waterfront area has a fabulous blend of restaurants, museums and chic urban living.
1. Lofthus - Photo Per Eide - Visitnorway.com 2. Picnic in Balestrand - Credit CH Visitnorway.com 3. Seal in Kongsfjorden - Spitsbergen - Photo Kristin Folsland Olsen - Visitnorway.com
Situated close to Stavanger, LYSEFJORD is renowned for the mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock). Top activities for yacht charterers here would include a hike to the top of the Preikestolen or exploring the Kjerag Mountain. If you dare, you can stand on Kjeragbolten - a rock wedged in the mountain's crevasse, suspended above a 984-meter deep abyss. Hengjanefossen Waterfall is also a spectacular natural wonder to see.
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Vibrant colours and mystic tales spring to mind when thinking of 'The Northern Lights'. A must-see on a Norway superyacht charter, Northern Norway is a destination to include in your itinerary. Theoretically, you can see the northern lights all over Norway. However, the best places are above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway.