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Majestic Escape to Norway’s Fjordlands

From Alesund to Alesund

Supplied by Select Charter Services

7 Days

Although not what most discerning travellers will imagine when dreaming of a luxury yachting itinerary, the majestic fjords of Norway are amongst the world’s most pristine and blissfully isolated coastlines. This week-long itinerary allows guests to reach both the Fjords and the coast within short and sheltered cruising distances. As you cruise from Alesund to the Geirangerfjord, you will pass staggering waterfalls and abandoned farms perched high on mountain ledges for the ultimate postcard-perfect journey in Northern Europe.

  • Day 1

    Arrive at Vigra airport which is a short drive from the yacht’s base. After settling on board, take a short cruise to the town of Alesund. After large parts of Ålesund were destroyed by fire in 1904, the town was rebuilt with characteristic spires, towers and ornamentation. Today, Ålesund is the world’s Art Nouveau town par excellence. The town is also known for its panorama which counts 222 peaks. Visit the pretty town and have dinner on board. There is also the possibility to have dinner ashore in one of the excellent fish restaurants.

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  • Day 2
    Alesund to Oye

    Today begins an excellent cruising adventure as the fjords await you. Cruise around Sula Island and into Hjorundfjorden towards Oye where the famous Union hotel is located. The Union hotel is ‘a little piece of Paradise’ where the cream of Europe’s aristocracy spent their holidays in the early 1900’s. In 1891, Europe’s aristocracy and upper classes were seeking new and exciting destinations with spectacular scenery. The Union Hotel opened its doors to an exclusive clientele. The guest list is impressive: Queen Willemina of the Netherlands, Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway, Queen Maud and King Haakon VII of Norway are only some of the Royalty who enjoyed staying here. The hotel was restored to its original style in 1989 and is again as she was in her heyday. Drop the anchor and settle for the rest of day and night. Why not enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the Union Hotel. Oye is an excellent starting point for a hike to the top of Slogen (1,564 metres above sea). From the top you have a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks, emerald green valleys and the magnificent fjords.

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  • Day 3
    Oye to Hellesylt, Geirangerfjord

    Wake up this morning in the spectacular surroundings of Oye and take your pick from a number of unique options for how to spend your day. Trek the spectacular Jostedalsbren glacier which is easily reached via helicopter or go summer skiing in Stryn. Alternatively, stay onboard as your yacht cruises towards Hellesylt in the famous Geirangerfjord. The Geirangerfjord is merely an arm of a greater fjord system that starts south of Ålesund, narrowing as it winds its way inland between mountains rising ever higher. Here you can fish for salmon and spend a relaxing evening on board.

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  • Day 4

    Cruising through the Geirangerfjord takes you past incredible mountain farms and the majestic Seven Sisters waterfall. Stop at the well known mountain farm Skagefla for some hiking and hear some exciting local stories from your guide. UNESCO placed Geirangerfjord on its World Heritage list in 2005. The pioneering mountaineers Patchell and Slingsby found their paradise in Norangsdal and Kaiser Wilhelm loved Hjorundfjord above all other fjords. After this tour, you will understand why…. Arrive in Geiranger in the afternoon. Driving a vintage car through the surrounding countryside is a wonderful way to see some of Norway’s most remarkable scenery. A wide range of other activities are also available. Stay at the dock in Geiranger for the night.

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  • Day 5
    Geiranger to Valldal

    Visit more of the Fjord and have lunch on board. Cruise from Geiranger to Valldal where you can go hiking, rafting or fish for salmon. Visit the spectacular eco-friendly Juvet hotel which is located in lush woods.

  • Day 6
    Valldal to Vigrafhjorden

    Be awed by the beautiful Storfjorden today as you cruise from Valldal to Vigrafhjorden. For an exciting day trip, you can organise to be picked up by a super fast 11 metre rib which will take you for a Wild sea Safari to Ona Lighthouse and the Island of Runde.

  • Day 7
    Vigrafhjorden to Alesund

    Today, cruise back to Alesund for a short transfer to the Airport and your trip home.

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