Bodø

Flight

Bodø Airport is located 1200 meters from Bodø city center, so you can actually walk the short distance to the town.

The airport has up to 13 daily connections to Oslo (Gardermoen, OSL), 7 Trondheim (Værnes), 6 to Tromso and up to 18 daily direct connections to Lofoten. You can fly SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe and Wizz Air to Bodø airport.

Train

The Nordlandsbanen is called one of the world’s most beautiful train lines, and winds its way 730 km north from Trondheim to Bodø.
Bodo station is end station on Nordlandsbanen, 728.75 km from Trondheim.

The station is located roughly 400 meters east of Bodø, located at the junction Jernbaneveien, Bankgata and Sjøgata.

Ship location in Bodø

You will get more information about where to find the ship, when we are getting closer to arrival day.

Harstad

Travel by plane

Travelling to Harstad in Northern Norway is quite easy by plane. The airport that lies closest to Harstad is Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport. It is located around 40 kilometers from Harstad and 75 kilometers from Narvik. Widerøe, Norwegian and SAS fly to Harstad from Andenes, Bodø, Tromsø, Bergen, Oslo, Sandefjord and Trondheim. Visit AviNor’s website for information about all the arrivals and departures from Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport.

There is a bus that goes daily between the airport and Harstad which will make your travel from the airport to Harstad an easy and accessible one. The trip in itself is beautiful – you’ll be driving through the beautiful Northern Norwegian landscape on your way there.

Timetable for the bus that goes to and from the airport can be found on Flybussen’s website. Tickets are bought either on the bus or online. Remember that children, students and seniors get a discount.

There are many boats that make their way into the docks of Harstad on a daily basis.

Local ferries, express boats and the famous Hurtigruten all have stops at the port in the Harstad region.
The local ferries connect between:
Stornes and Grytøya (Stornes lies 8 kilometers from Harstad)
Stangnes and Sørrollnes, with connections to Ibestad and Rolla (Stangnes lies 5 kilometers from Harstad)
Refsnes and Flesnes, with connections to Sortland and the rest of Vesterålen (Refsnes lies 35 kilometers from Harstad)
Lødingen and Bognes (Lødingen lies 100 kilometers from Harstad)

There are 2 express boat routes that depart from Harstad:
Harstad – Tromsø. The express boat on this route has ports at Harstad, Engenes, Brøstadbotn, Finnsnes and Tromsø
Harstad – Southern Senja. The express boat on this route has ports at Harstad, Flakstadsvåg, Skrolsvik, Krøttøy, Bjarkøy, Sandsøy, Lundenes and Kjøtta.

By ferry and express boat
There are many boats that make their way into the docks of Harstad on a daily basis. Local ferries, express boats and the famous Hurtigruten all have stops at the port in the Harstad region.

Ship location in Harstad

You will get more information about where to find the ship, when we are getting closer to arrival day.

July 12-15 2020 Ocean sailing

Join this trip to experience a ocean sailing  that includes a stopover at the enchanting Trollfjord and culminates in Harstad, gateway to Vesterålen and the beuatiful Lofoten.

Lofoten is known for nature attractions like the midnight sun and the northern lights.

DEPARTURE Bodø 12. 07. 2020 10:00
ARRIVAL Harstad 15. 07. 2020 09:00
INCLUDED
Meals
NOT INCLUDED  Flights and transfers from and to the ship, drinks on board (available for local prices onboard), field trips, other personal expenses.

 

Wylde Swan sold out!

This stage takes you from the Arctic city of Bodø northward to Harstad on the tip of Norway’s largest island, Hinnøya, the gateway to Lofoten and the Vesteraalen archipelago.

After departure, you can settle into the unique rhythm of life at sea with your co-sailor colleagues, before getting the unforgettable experience of being aboard a tall ship in full sail as we compete in a short regatta with our sister ships.

And why not arrive a day before departure to explore Bodø, gateway to Norway’s true north and home to the world’s strongest maelstrom Saltstraumen. A perfect location for visiting the majestic Lofoten Islands, Bodø is also close to some of Norway’s most spectacular sights, such as the famous mountain of Torghatten with its central “peephole”.

If you arrive a day early to Bodø or leave the ship in Harstad you can:

You can book a extra night before departure Bodø.

Its mouth so narrow that cruise ships barely slip through, Trollfjord is surrounded by steep mountains towering above 3,000 feet. Wildlife lovers come here to spot dolphins, whales and the many sea eagles soaring overhead.

From Trollfjord we weave through the world’s northernmost inhabited archipelago of Vesteraalen to end our voyage at Harstad. Known as the cultural capital of Northern Norway and a coastal gourmet city, Harstad bustles with restaurants, festivals and cultural events, especially during the summer when everything is fuelled by the midnight sun.

Per Holst
Håvard Hanasand
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Foto: Runar Larsen