Sailing Guide to Norway

Norway Northern Lights

Luxury Sailing Charters experiencing the Northern Lights of Norway. Combine a thrilling yacht charter experience with spectacular scenery, wildlife and the breath taking phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Explore nature at its most dramatic aboard one of our comfortable sailing yachts. An unforgettable experience with the opportuntiy to explore some sensational landscapes and crusing grounds. Arctic Norway consists of thousands of islands, sheltered fjords, open seas and steep mountains. The perfect sailing adventure trip to see the incredible Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis.

Norway Northern Lights

Experience the Aurora Borealis aboard your own private yacht. There is simply no better way to experience this incredible phenomenon. Your personal yacht will take you to secluded and remote areas protected from any form of light pollution, crowded settlements, noisy traffic and other disturbances. Relax in the comfort of a warm cosy yacht with modern facilities while waiting for the Northern Light to appear.

Live Aboard and Sail Amongst Spectacular Scenery

Arctic Northern Lights

Arctic Norway is a magical yacht charter destination in one of the most beautiful sailing destinations in the world. Your friendly and knowledgeable skipper will take you to the places you are most likely to experience the Northern lights at their fullest and most breathtaking.

Experience Northern Norway

During the day you can sail amongst incredible rugged mountainous backdrops with green and fertile rolling countryside surrounding you. Visit remote fisherman's villages and traditional small towns. Experience local Sami traditions and events such as skiing or dog sledging. You will learn all about the Northern Lights, the endless star constellations and much more as you travel.

Northern Lights Photography

For those who have a special interest in photography and video, we offer practical photo courses held by professional photographers. They will share their in-depth extensive experience and special techniques in shooting Northern Lights pictures and videos. Pictures used on this website taken by course holder Ørjan Bertelsen. Please remember that this service must be ordered in advance.

Northern Lights Yachts

Northern Lights Sailing

We provide the best equipped yachts in the region with extensive equipment on board to ensure your comfort and safety.

Depending upon the size of your group the Northern Lights Sailing Adventure will be aboard one of our Delphia 47 or Dufour 455 sail boats. Both are very well equipped and modern comfortable ocean sailing yachts for 4 to 8 persons per yacht. High quality meals will be served on board according to your preferences. The skipper/crew will ensure you have a fabulous Northern Lights Sailing Adventure.

Delphia 47  Dufour 455  
Northern Lights Yacht Charter

The Northern Lights Sailing season runs from October to March. Aurora Borealis is seen during the dark hours. At 70°N the start of t he dark hours varies from 16:00 to 20:00 depending on the time of the season.

We offer long weekend & week long tours departing from our base in Tromsø.

Shorter trips include circumnavigations of some of the most beautiful and dramatic of Northern Norway’s Coastline and Islands.

Some example itineraries include:

  • Kvaløya circumnavigation (Ryøya – Sommarøya – Vengsøya)
  • Ringvassøya circumnavigations (Kvaløyvågen, Kjerringvika, Helgøya, Karlsøya)
  • Rebbenesøya circumnavigations (Sandøya, Løksfjord, Toftefjord, Hansnes)
  • Lyngen fjord (Nordlenangen, Havnnes, Djupvik, Årøyholmen, Lyngseidet)
  • All routes have been designed to be close to open sea but at the same time be sheltered from the elements. Of course the weather will always ultimately decide the best route!

    BBC Documentary - "Joannna Lumley in the land of the Northern Lights".

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    We can also tailor bespoke trips to your specific requirements. Combine hiking, skiing, sailing and wildlife observation. Adventure boat charters, arctic exploration charters to the far north such as Svalbard. Northern Norway Bareboat charter and crewed charter in Norway.

    Northern Lights