Scandinavia Yacht Charter
Scandinavian yacht charter territory begins in Finland, on the east, and goes right through Sweden to Norway, in the west. The established yacht charter vacation grounds in Scandinavia boast protected bareboat sailing areas, friendly and interesting people, uncrowded anchorages and, remarkably, relatively warm and dry weather. For yacht charterers, the Scandinavian Fjords are an undiscovered gem, and an area of the charter world that must not be overlooked.
Turku in Finland is a major base for charter yacht holidays. To the southwest of Turku are hundreds of islands and to the east, in the Gulf of Bothnia, there are the Aland Islands. There are more than 6500 islands that make up the Aland Islands which lie between Finland and Sweden. With numbers like that is it never going to be difficult to find tranquil solitude amongst nature and landscape.
Sweden’s coast has thousands of islands in three incredible archipelagos: Stockholm; St Anna’s and Grynt. These islands host endless choices of harbor, coves and inlets. Many consider the Baltic Sea, on Sweden’s east coast, to be the hub of the Scandinavian yachting scene. A yacht charter will allow you to explore the coastlines of Finland, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and even Russia. Enjoy the cultural differences in each picturesque port and the culinary delights of the locals.
Compared to its relatively modest land area, Norway's coastline is immense, if you include the mainland, the roughly 50,000 islands, the numerous fjords and all indentations it measures 21,925. This gives yacht charters a lot of opportunity for immense sailing and cruising pleasure in protected waters.
In the land of the midnight sun, you'll share your yacht charter experience with few, other than the local fishermen and several species of wildlife. Norway's most pristine cruising area is Lofoten, where rugged pinnacles protrude from the sea. The most visited fjords are Vestlandet, which in cases a long stretch of the Norwegian coastline. The landscape here will inspire the stereotypical images of Norway. Imagine yourself here, cruising through the incredible peaks, on your own yacht charter.
The best time to cruise the Scandinavian coasts, is from April to August, although, with the correct clothing and a heated charter boat, a western coast cruise of Norway, in off season, can be an equally unforgettable experience.
The types of yacht charter available in Scandinavia, Finland, Sweden and Norway include motor, sailing, bareboat charter, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, and even the occasional luxury yacht charter.
A yacht charter in Scandinavia will leave you feeling breathless from the shear raw beauty the landscape provides.