A myriad of astonishing wonders created by mother nature, ready for you to explore!
Experience first-hand the great outdoors in a region full of dramatic contrasts & scenic landscapes. On your visit, get ready to encounter one of Norway’s most imposing landmarks: Prekestolen (The Pulpit Rock). In Bergen you will find Bryggen (The Pier), which is included on UNESCO’s list of world heritage cultural sites.
Arrive at Stavanger Airport Sola, only 30 minutes away from The Port. Transfer to S/Y Sunny Hill and sail to Lysefjorden to see Prekestolen from the yacht – or the other way around! The Pulpit Rock (Prekestolen) is one of the most visited attractions in Norway, and one of the most photographed sites. A visit to this popular rock formation, that is 604 m over the Lysefjord, is a fantastic nature experience. Bring your hikingshoes!
In 2011 Prekestolen was listed as one of the world’s most spectacular views and natural attractions by Lonely Planet and CNN GO Travel Magazine.
Sail back to Vågen (Stavanger) and stay overnight.
Dine onboard and stroll around this beautiful town.
Sail towards Haugesund, but have a stop at The Island of Hidle. At Hidle you will find Flor & Fjaere; A blossoming garden full of exotic plants and palm trees. Enjoy the peaceful tranquility, colorful flowers – we promise – this is one of a kind, here at these latitudes!
Leave “Flor & Fjære” (Flor & Flow), and sail to Skudeneshavn. A charming typical Norwegian place, nice and quiet.
You might be able to eat fresh fish for lunch, caught by yourself with the help of our experienced fisherman and captain Damion.
Sail towards Haugesund. Have dinner onboard while cruising at a gentle speed. Experience the marvelous Midnight Light this evening, it hardly ever gets dark!
Wake up and have breakfast in Haugesund. Feel the silence. It’s everywhere: In the streets, in the village, inside coffee shops. No noise of engines on the fiord…only Langfoss waterfall sings. Clean city streets, nice restaurants that seem like private homes, rich of atmosphere.
Simplicity is the norm.
Carpe Diem: Go hiking or catch some Viking-souvenirs in the city!
Do the famous Hardangerfjord and sail towards Rosendal this afternoon. Go night fishing with the crew or we can look up a local fisherman for you.
Wake up in the tiny Village of Rosendal this morning. With 900 inhabitants only, you can imagine it’s nice and quiet!
We would propose a trip to Folgefonna Glacier by car or by helicopter from this spot. You might even go hiking if the weather is good! Stop at “Baroniet” on the way back. The Barony was the only one in Norway and was created in 1678 by King Christian V of Denmark-Norway. The palace was completed in 1665 and is currently operated as a living museum with guided tours, concerts, lectures, theater, art exhibitions, accommodation and meals.
Have a nice walk back to S/Y Sunny Hill via “ the local farmer “ who brews his special beer ! ( 30 min walk ).
Leave Rosendal and cruise to Utne this morning.
Have lunch or coffee at Utne Hotel, one of Norway’s oldest, from the year of 1722. Visit the old Church of Utne (1895) or see the Museum of Hardanger close to the Port.
Sail on S/Y Sunny Hill to Ulvik , and experience the fresh and local fruit. Several farms close by do open their homes for tasting! Go for a walk and you will find the beautiful Roykjafossen or visit the lovely “Pallens Frue”; The Shop with the theme of lifestyle. The lovely owner offers clothing, Italian olive oil products, soaps from the local Fitjar Soap, scarfs of Merino wool, Nora Norway jewelery, interior from Ib Laursen, and various products of other local producers.
Stay at anchor overnight, have late dinner onboard and feel the unique fresh air!
The next morning you are headed towards Bergen. On your way, we recommend a short stop at Nordheimsund. Visit The Nordheimsund Museum, which is known for preservation and restoration of old wooden boats. Have a coffee at Nordheimsund Hotel, or delight the palate with Hardinglamb, griddle cakes, apple pies or cider. Hardanger is known for the fruit of particularly high quality, as for example Hardangerapples, plums and cherries.
Sail gently towards Bergen.
Stay at anchor south of Bergen or find your lovely spot at the port that night.
Wake up in in The Beauty of Bergen! The port is five minutes’ walk from the wonderful Bryggen (The Pier), which is included on UNESCO’s list of world heritage cultural sites.Do an early visit to the famous fish market and buy fresh fish or lobster! Do The Fløibanen; An 8 min. exciting, steep and fascinating journey by train to the top of Fløyfjellet (320 m). You will find panoramic view of the town of Bergen and the surrounding area. There are wonderful walking and good trails in addition to children’s playground, a restaurant and a souvenir shop.
In the afternoon, it’s time to leave. The Captain and his crew will safely give you a transfer to Bergen Airport, Flesland.