Day 1: Arrival in Tromso
It is necessary to be in Tromso one day before setting sail. As accommodation, we recommend the Hotel Clarion Aurora.
Day 2: Tromso - Skjervøy
We will check in on the sailboats at 4:00 p.m. We will do the purchase of provisions and embark. We will leave at around 9:00 pm with the goal of reaching Skjervøy after navigating 56 miles.
We will anchor in the cove of Skjervøy (in Northern Sami, Skiervvá suohkan; in Kven, Kieruan komuuni), a municipality in the province of Tromso. It is located on the island of Skjervøya, whose name is due to the union of the terms skerf, which means "rocky ground" and øy, which means "island". This archipelago is surrounded by the Norwegian Sea in the north, Ullsfjorden in the west, Lyngenfjorden in the southwest, Reisafjorden in the southeast and by the Kvænangen fjord in the east. This municipality includes several islands; the largest is Arnøya, which includes the towns of Årviksand, Akkarvik and Arnøyhamn. Even so, the population is concentrated in Skjervøya, where more than 2000 inhabitants live who are mainly in Skjervøy.
Day 3: Skjervøy - Hammerfest
We will depart after breakfast to sail 72 miles to Hammerfest. We will anchor in a cove.
This town is considered the northernmost city in the world, an award shared with other towns such as Honningsvåg (Norway), Barrow (Alaska) and Longyearbyen (Norway), according to the definition of city we take. Hammerfest is, in fact, the northernmost settlement in the world with more than 5,000 inhabitants, a figure that doubles and which also makes it the oldest town in the Nord-Norge region. Despite its location within the Arctic Circle, we do not observe permafrost at the site and the average annual temperature is 2 ° C, identical to that observed in cities further from the North Pole such as Anchorage. It is explained by the Gulf Stream.
Day 3: Hammerfest - Nordkapp
We will sail 58 miles to reach the Nordkapp, in whose port we will spend the night.
North Cape is the most famous and visited place in Nordkapp, which gets its name from it. In addition to this cape, there we can also see a cliff 307 meters above sea level, which represents the northernmost place in Europe. The popularity of the North Cape is due to the English explorer Richard Chancellor, who circled this cape in 1553, when trying to locate a sea route through the Northeast Passage.
Day 4: Nordkapp - Honningsvåg
36-mile sailing from Nordkapp to Honningsvåg, in whose port we will anchor for 5 hours.
Honningsvåg is a small town located in the municipality of Nordkapp, Finnmark region and north of the Norwegian country. Due to its latitude, it is considered the northernmost city in Europe and even the world. Although Norwegian law stipulates that, to be considered a city, it is necessary to have at least 5,000 inhabitants, Honningsvåg was declared as such in 1996 without reaching this figure. It is located in a bay to the south of the island of Magerøya. Its famous North Cape cliff and tourist center are located on the north side of the island, which remains washed by the Barents Sea. This area has been inhabited for more than ten thousand years. It is believed that food from the sea was the main livelihood of those first inhabitants. In fact, the ice-free water of this southwestern part of the Barents Sea is still an area of abundant fishing to this day. Over the years, tourism has also grown in importance. The proximity of the sea water, which is not so cold due to the current of the Gulf of Mexico, causes that the winter temperatures of Honningsvåg are much warmer than those registered in other areas with the same latitude. Even so, it is still a very cold climate: the average temperature in January is about -4 ° C. Some private gardens even have trees, which however rarely exceed 4 meters in height.
Day 4: Day 4: Honningsvåg - Havøysund
We will continue the route with a 30-mile navigation to Havøysund.
Day 5: Havøysund - Øksfjord
We will sail 81 miles (approximately 20 hours) to Øksfjord. There we will rest while we contemplate this small town, dedicated mainly to fishing.
Day 6: Øksfjord - Tromsø
We will continue our journey between the fjords, sailing 105 miles to reach our final destination in Tromsø.
Day 7: Tromsø
The check out of the boat is fixed at 07.00h. You can organize your return flight for this afternoon or, if you wish, you can encourage yourself to extend your stay in Norway.