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SEA

NORWAY

2020


Join us onboard Christian Radich, Wylde Swan ­ or ­Gulden Leeuw for exhilaration and relaxation,­ exploration and adventure! Sea Norway is a stage-by-stage, tall ship voyage along t­ he ­ Norwegian coast between Oslo in the south and Lofoten in ­ the north. You are welcome to join us for one or more of our unique three-day stages, either northbound or southbound. During each leg of the voyage, we promise you intimate ­ contact with both the ocean and a crew from around the­ world, as well as a chance to race against other tall ships ­ in a mini-regatta and an extraordinary experience ­ of slow-life, oceanic vistas and coastal beauty.

Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

EXPERIENCE ­­ THE ­S PECTACULAR COAST ­O F NORWAY


CONTENT Sea Norway Voyage plan 4 Voyage description and practical information 5 1 – voyage: Oslo – Kristiansand 6 2 – voyage: Kristiansand – Stavanger 7 3 – voyage: Stavanger – Bergen 8 4 – voyage: Bergen – Måløy 9 5 – voyage: Måløy – Ålesund 10 6 – voyage: Ålesund – Brønnøysund 11 7 – voyage: Brønnøysund – Bodø 12 8 – voyage: Bodø – Harstad 13 9 – voyage: Harstad – Reine 14 10 – voyage: Reine – Sandnessjøen 15 11 – voyage: Sandnessjøen – Kristiansund 16 12 – voyage: Kristiansund – Florø 17 13 – voyage: Florø – Flåm 18 14 – voyage: Flåm – Haugesund 19 15 – voyage: Haugesund – Kristiansand 20 16 – voyage: Kristiansand – IJmuiden 21 Christian Radich 22 Gulden Leeuw 23 Wylde Swan 24 Life on board 31 Cultural Experiences 32 Local ­Festivals 33 Local Food 34 City Life 35 Family Fun 36 Hiking 37 Local Heritages 38


SEA NORWAY VOYAGE PLAN Harstad VOYAGE

DEPARTURE

DATE

ARRIVAL

DATE

1

Oslo

17. jun

Kristiansand

20. jun

2

Kristiansand

21. jun

Stavanger

24. jun

3

Stavanger

24. jun

Bergen

27. jun

4

Bergen

28. jun

Måløy

01. jul

5

Måløy

01. jul

Ålesund

04. jul

6

Ålesund

05. jul

Brønnøysund

08. jul

« in some ports ­ we will arrive ­ a day before»

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Brønnøysund

08. jul

Bodø

11. jul

8

Bodø

12. jul

Harstad

15. jul

9

Harstad

15. jul

Reine

18. jul

10

Reine

19. jul

Sandnessjøen

22. jul

11

Sandnessjøen

22. jul

Kristiansund

25. jul

12

Kristiansund

26. jul

Florø

29. jul

13

Florø

29. jul

Flåm

02. aug

14

Flåm

02. aug

Haugesund

05. aug

15

Haugesund

05. aug

Kristiansand

08. aug

16

Kristiansand

08. aug

IJmuiden

11. aug

Reine Bodø

Sandnessjøen Brønnøysund

Kristiansund Ålesund Måløy Florø Flåm Bergen Haugesund

North South

Oslo

Stavanger Kristiansand Ijmuiden, NL

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VOYAGE DESCRIPTION Practical information Price from: NOK 6600

Ocean Sailing

Included during trips: Meals

On these stages, you get a real taste of the uniqueness of life aboard a tall ship on the open ocean and the unforgettable experience of taking the helm to steer hundreds of tons of majestic sailing ship.

Not included: Flights and tranfers ­ from ­and to the ship. Drinks on board­ (available for local prices onboard), ­­­ Field Trips, O ­ ther personal expenses. Sea Norway is raised and owned ­ by The Christian Radich Foundation Adress Akershustranda 9, Skur 32, 0150 Oslo, Norway +47 22 47 82 70 Seanorway@radich.no www.seanorway.info

Regatta On these stages, you live aboard a tall ship at sea and get the unforgettable experience of racing at full sail against our sister ships.

Coastal Cruise On these stages, you get the unforgettable experience ­ of ­living aboard a towering beauty of a tall ship while ­ enjoying the spectacularly wild scenery of Norway’s ­ coasts and the sublime splendor of its fjords.

Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad


OSLO – KRISTIANSAND Oslo

Enjoy the feeling when the ship leaves Norway`s bustling capital. Photo: Victoria-Nevland-Visit-Sørlandet

Kristiansand

Voyage 1

K R I STI A NSA ND

Coastal Cruise

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DEPARTURE Oslo

June 17

18:00

ARRIVAL Kristiansand

June 20

10:00

This stage takes you from Oslo, ­Norway’s bustling capital, along the coast to ­Kristiansand on the southern tip of Norway, with a stopover in Arendal along the way.

We sail onward to the coastal town of ­ Arendal, a famous harbour during the ­ age ­of tall ships. You can still see signs­ of its ­heyday in the late nineteenth ­ century ­when Arendal was home to ­many ­wealthy shipowners.

The final leg of the voyage takes us to Norway’s southernmost city of Kristiansand, with its charming old town of small wooden houses, popular wildlife, amusement parks and ­surrounding archipelago dotted with idyllic ­ islets and sheltered coves.


KRISTIANSAND – STAVANGER Join this trip to experience sailing a tall ship in full sail and the uniqueness of life a­ t sea. ­ Get a taste of southern Norway’s natural marvels Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) and Lysefjorden. Stavanger Photo: CH - visitnorway.com

Voyage 2

Front cover photo: Håvard Hanasand

Kristiansand

Ocean Sailing STAVA NG ER

DEPARTURE Kristiansand

June 21

10:00

ARRIVAL Stavanger

June 23

20:00

This stage takes you from Kristiansand on the southern tip of Norway, and westward along the 'Norwegian Riviera' to Stavanger, gateway to the magnificent Lysefjord and home to Pulpit Rock, one of the world’s­ truly breath-taking viewpoints.

We sail onward to Lysefjord, with its ­ vagabond’s cave, ancient farms, waterfalls, idyllic islands and majestic landscape, where you can choose to ascend the spectacular Pulpit Rock 604 metres above.

The final leg of the voyage takes us to ­ Stavanger, considered Europe’s oil and ­ energy capital. You stay on board until ­the next morning.

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STAVANGER – BERGEN

Bergen

Enjoy this trip to experience a coastal cruise that includes a half-day in Bergen and stopovers­ to see some of western Norway’s natural marvels, such as Hardangerfjord and the glaciers ­ of Folgefonna National Park.

Stavanger

Photo: Runar Larsen

Voyage 3 Coastal Cruise

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DEPARTURE Stavanger

June 24

ARRIVAL Bergen

June 27

13:00

09:00

From Stavanger we sail northward along ­ the rugged Atlantic coast of western Norway, protected by its thousands of offshore ­islands. A tourist mecca for centuries, ­ the region features the most spectacular fjord and mountain scenery in Norway.

After departure, you can settle into the unique rhythm of life at sea with your ­ co­-sailor colleagues.

The final leg of the voyage takes us to ­Bergen for a half-day in Norway’s “second city”.


BERGEN – MÅLØY Join this trip to experience a coastal cruise that culminates in the coastal­village of Måløy.

Måløy

Photo: Bergen Reiselivslag / Robin Strand - visitBergen.com

Bergen

Voyage 4

B ERG EN

Coastal Cruise DEPARTURE Bergen

June 28

10:00

ARRIVAL Måløy

June 30

10:00

This stage takes you from Bergen, Norway’s “second city” and along the west coast to the fishing village of Målø.

After departure, we sail through a series ­ of immaculate archipelagos while you settle into the unique rhythm of life at sea with your co-sailor colleagues.

­The final leg of the voyage takes us northward to the peaceful town of Måløy on the island of Vågsøy. Norway’s most important fishing port, Måløy is surrounded by lighthouses, has a beautiful silver sand beach and is close to the famous Kannesteinen rock, molded by the sea into a spectacular mushroom-like shape. You stay on board until the next morning.

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MÅLØY –ÅLESUND Join this trip to experience a coastal cruise that culminates in the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund. ­ Ålesund Photo: olga.govorkoFoap/Visitnorway.com

Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

Måløy

Voyage 5

Å L ES U ND

Coastal Cruise

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DEPARTURE Måløy

Jul 01

14:00

ARRIVAL Ålesund

Jul 03

10:00

This stage takes you from Måløy on the island of Vågsøy, northward along the spectacular coast of Sunnmøre to Ålesund.

The final leg of the voyage takes us to Ålesund, “adventure capital of the fjords”. This coastal pearl located on a cluster ­ of ­islands is famed for its Art Nouveau ­ architecture resplendent with turrets, s­ pires and beautiful ornamentation. It is ­also an ­ excellent starting point for excursions to some of Norway’s most spectacular sights.

The voyage ends next morning.


ÅLESUND – BRØNNØYSUND

Brønnøysund

Join this trip to experience ocean sailing and the uniqueness of life at sea. B­ e charmed ­ by the coastal town of Brønnøysund and the spectacular Helgeland coastline. Photo: Samuel Taipale/visitnorway.com

Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

Ålesund

Voyage 6 Ocean Sailing

Å L ES U ND

DEPARTURE Ålesund

Jul 05

10:00

ARRIVAL Brønnøysund

Jul 07

10:00

This stage takes you from Ålesund, ­ northward to Brønnøysund, a town situated roughly half-way along Norway’s vast coastline, which is longer than the equator itself. We sail northward towards the spectacular coast of Helgeland with its network of ­ archipelagos consisting of more than 12,000 islands, rich birdlife and the legendary Seven Sisters mountain range.

The voyage ends at Brønnøysund, a lively coastal town steeped in history and ­ surrounded by thousands of islands.­ It is also close to some of Norway’s most spectacular sights, such as the Torghatten mountain with its famous central peephole.

The voyage ends next morning.

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BRØNNØYSUND – BODØ

Bodø

Join this trip to experience a coastal cruise that culminates in the Arctic city of Bodø. Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life - Visitnorway.com

Brønnøysund

Voyage 7

KJE RRIN GØY

Coastal Cruise

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DEPARTURE Brønnøysund

Jul 08

13:00

ARRIVAL Bodø

Jul 10

10:00

This stage takes you from Brønnøysund – half-way point along Norway’s vast coastline – and beyond the Arctic Circle to Bodø, ­ gateway to the true north.

The voyage ends at the Arctic city of ­ Bodø, gateway to Norway's true north ­ and home ­to the world’s strongest ­ maelstrom Saltstraumen.

A perfect jumping-­off point for visiting ­ the majestic Lofoten ­Islands, Bodø ­is also close to some of N ­ orway’s most spectacular sights, such ­as the famous mountain of Torghatten w ­ ith its central “peephole”.


BODØ – HARSTAD Join this trip to experience a coastal cruise that includes a stopover at the enchanting Trollfjord and culminates in Harstad, gateway to Vesterålen and Lofoten. Arrive a day early to explore the gateway city to the true north, Bodø.

Harstad

Bodø

Coastal Cruise DEPARTURE Bodø

Jul 12

10:00

ARRIVAL Harstad

Jul 14

10:00

Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

Photo: Benjamin A. Ward / Visitnorway.com

Voyage 8 HARSTAD

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 the exhilaration of tall ship racing, ­ we navigate into the very heart of Lofoten.

The voyage ends next morning.

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.

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Harstad

Reine

HARSTAD – REINE Join this trip to experience a coastal cruise through the seas around the spectacular Lofoten ­archipelago. From our point of departure some 170 kilometres above the Arctic Circle we head south to the breathtakingly beautiful village of Reine. Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

Voyage 9 Coastal Cruise

R EI NE

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DEPARTURE Harstad

Jul 15

ARRIVAL Reine

Jul 18

13:00

08:00

This stage takes you from Harstad, on the tip of Norway’s largest island, Hinnøya, to the breathtakingly beautiful village of Reine with its fishermen’s huts dotting the shoreline­ and surrounding granite peaks rising out­ of Reinefjorden.

After departure, you can settle into the unique rhythm of life at sea with your co-sailor colleagues, as we cruise through the seas around the world's northernmost inhabited archipelago.

The voyage ends at Reine, a picturesque fishing village on the island of Moskenesøya. Situated on the E10, the scenic route across Lofoten and surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of granite peaks, Reine is reputed to be the most beautiful village in Norway.


REINE – SANDNESSJØEN Reine

Join this trip to experience a coastal cruise that culminates in Sandnessjøen.

Voyage 10

Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

Sandnessjøen

Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

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Coastal Cruise DEPARTURE Reine

Jul 19

10:00

ARRIVAL Sandnessjøen

Jul 21

10:00

This stage takes you from Reine village, ­ located more than 100 kilometers above­ the Arctic Circle, to Sandnessjøen, gateway to the magnificent Helgeland coast.

The voyage ends at the coastal town of Sandnessjøen on the island of Alsta, just west of the imposing Seven Sisters mountain range. This majestic chain of craggy peaks rising to 1,000 metres above the shoreline has been the regular hiking ground of Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway.

The voyage ends next morning.

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SANDNESSJØEN – KRISTIANSUND

Sandnessjøen

Join this trip to experience racing a tall ship in full sail and the uniqueness of life at sea. Be charmed by the picturesque, “polychrome” city of Kristiansund. Photo: Benjamin A. Ward / Visitnorway.com

Kristiansund

Voyage 11

STØT T BRYGGE

Coastal Cruise

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DEPARTURE Sandnessjøen

Jul 22

13:00

ARRIVAL Kristiansund

Jul 24

10:00

This stage takes you from Sandnessjøen, on the island of Alsta, to Kristiansund, Norway’s ‘clipfish capital’ and a world hub for salted cod and bacalao. After departure, we sail southward along the spectacular coast of Helgeland as you settle into the unique rhythm of life at sea with your co-sailor colleagues. On day two you can ­ enjoy the unforgettable experience of being aboard.

The voyage ends at the “polychrome” city of Kristiansund with its distinctive architecture, narrow streets and the enormous crystal-like structure of ‘Norway’s boldest modern church’.

Spread across a cluster of islands connected by the famous Sundbåten ferry –the world's oldest public transport service in uninterrupted use – this charming community hosts a regular program of unique festivals, from the Tahiti Festival to an annual outdoor opera performance called Donna Bacalao. The voyage ends next morning.


KRISTIANSUND – FLORØ Kristiansund

Join this trip to experience a coastal cruise along the stunning coastline of Sogn and Fjordane that culminates in the picturesque town of Florø. Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life

Florø

Voyage 12 Coastal Cruise

KRISTIAN SUN D

DEPARTURE Kristiansund

Jul 26

14:00

ARRIVAL Florø

Jul 28

10:00

This stage takes you from Kristiansund, ­ a lively festival city and world hub for ­ salted cod and bacalao, to Florø, ­ Norway's westernmost town.

After departure, we sail southward along the stunning coastline of Sogn and Fjordane as you settle into the unique rhythm of life ­ at sea with your co-sailor colleagues.

The voyage ends at the picturesque town of Florø. Steeped in history and surrounded by a series of pristine archipelagos, this charming community provides a taste of authentic coastal life. Florø is located close to Norway's famous western fjords, with their spectacular mountains and glaciers.

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FLORØ – FLÅM Florø

Join this trip to experience a coastal cruise that take you from the open ocean at Norway’s ­western tip to Flåm, at the heart of fjord Norway.

Flåm

Photo: Sverre Hornevik

Photo: Morten Rakke Photography

Voyage 13

F L ÅM

Coastal Cruise

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FLÅM

DEPARTURE Florø

Jul 29

14:00

ARRIVAL Flom

Aug 01

18:00

This stage takes you from Florø, Norway's westernmost town, to Flåm, at the head ­ of the magnificent Aurlandsfjord.

At its head sits our destination, the charming village of Flåm, in a truly spectacular setting surrounded by steep mountains, thundering waterfalls and narrow valleys.

It is the perfect base for a 20-kilometre ­ ride on the stunning Flåmsbane mountain railway, which winds ­past deep ravines and panoramic views up­to a station on the ­Hardangervidda plateau. In Flåm you can also enjoy unique local cuisine, such as ­ pizza made with ale bread base, cheese ­ from nearby mountain goats and locally made aquavit sausage.


Flåm

FLÅM – HAUGESUND Join this trip to experience a coastal cruise that takes you through the heart of Fjord Norway to Haugesund, “homeland of the Viking kings”. Photo: www.photoshelter.com

Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

Haugesund

Voyage 14 Coastal Cruise

FLÅM

DEPARTURE Flåm

Aug 02

18:00

ARRIVAL Haugesund

Aug 04

10:00

This stage takes you from Flåm through ­ the magnificent Aurlandsfjord, Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord and south along the Atlantic coast of western Norway to ­ Haugesund, “homeland of the Viking kings”. After departure, you settle into the unique rhythm of life onboard with your co-sailor colleagues.

The final leg of the voyage takes us to the­ lively town of Haugesund, flanked by the ­ Folgefonna glacier in the north and the mountain formation of Preikestolen in ­ the south.

Haugesund is widely known as “homeland of the Viking kings” as it was base for ­ Harald the Fairhaired who united Norway ­ into a single kingdom a thousand years ago. The city is also known for its Jazzfestival. The voyage ends next morning.

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HAUGESUND – KRISTIANSAND Haugesund

­ n the way to Kristiansand on the southern tip of Norway you get a taste of southern ­ O Norway’s natural marvels Pulpit Rock and Lysefjord. Photo: mastromonica/Foap/Visitnorway.com

Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

Kristiansand

Voyage 15 Ocean Sailing

H AU G ES U ND

DEPARTURE Haugesund

Aug 05

13:00

This stage takes you southward from ­ Haugesund.

ARRIVAL Kristiansand

Aug 07

14:00

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

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After the exhilaration of tall ship racing, ­ the final leg of the voyage takes us along ­ the 'Norwegian Riviera' to the southern ­ tip o ­ f Norway, where we drop anchor in ­ Kristiansand, with its idyllic archipelago and beaches, charming whitewashed old town, and famed wildlife and amusement parks.

The voyage ends next morning.


KRISTIANSAND – IJMUIDEN Kristiansand

Join this trip to experience being aboard a tall ship in full sail on the open ocean. On the way ­ to Ijmuiden on this extended voyage, you get a real taste of the uniqueness of life at sea.­ This stage takes you from Kristiansand ­ on the southern tip of Norway some ­ 408 nautical miles south, before ending ­ in Ijmuiden, gateway to Amsterdam.

Ijmuiden, NL

Voyage 16

We sail onward through the Skagerrak strait, passing the Jutland peninsula of Denmark and heading south along the beautiful west coast of Denmark with its countless bays and inlets.

After departure from Kristiansand, we leave behind the 'Norwegian Riviera' with­­ it’s networks of bays and skerries and allow you to settle into the unique rhythm of life ­ at sea with your co-sailor colleagues.

After the exhilaration of tall ship racing, the voyage continues into the North Sea and along the northern coast of the Netherlands, dotted with long sandy beaches and dunes, before we drop anchor in Ijmuiden harbor. Ijmuiden is the largest fishing port in the Netherlands and the maritime gateway to Amsterdam, via the North Sea Canal with its gigantic sealocks. IJmuiden beach is one of the broadest in the Netherlands and perfect for wind- and kitesurfing.

Ocean Cruise DEPARTURE Kristiansand

Aug 08

13:00

ARRIVAL Ijmuiden

Aug 11

18:00

Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

Besides the many attractions of Amsterdam, North Holland is famed for its cheese ­ markets, windmills, beautiful beaches ­ and attractive dune landscapes.

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CHRISTIAN RADICH Christian Radich was built by Framnæs Mech. Yard in 1937. She was built as a sail training ship: the orlops (dormitories) ­ had capacity for berthing 80-90 students (maximum 80 today after renovation), a large galley for learning to cook, carpentry training, and earlier there was also a machine shop on board (where the galley is now) for the training of engineers. The purpose of the training ship was to train sailors. Sailing-­ships were the usual vessels around the turn of ­ the century and that is why the sailing ships continued as a school ship later on. Not many can measure themselves against her, neither in size, beauty nor qualities. ­ To participate on a voyage aboard the “Christian Radich” is an adventure as well ­ as an opportunity to learn something about the life on board a sailing ship. – And who knows, maybe an opportunity to learn something about yourself too?


GULDEN LEEUW

GULDEN LEEUW (Golden Lion) is a large, sturdy tall ship that reminds us of the thirties and has the deck layout of a classic yacht. A ship with a rich history. In 1937, the ship was built as a research vessel for the Danish government. After many wanderings, the current owners gave her a new life as three-master topsail schooner. Its multifunctional quality is now the primary feature of the ship. We sail all over the world with a passion for sail training, corporate hospitality and education. Our vision for all three purposes is that the ship contributes to a journey that is more than the sum of its parts. Here, on the Gulden Leeuw, we want to offer our guests an experience. Making it possible to experience the emotion of being out at sea on a magnificent tall ship for a day or night. To be overwhelmed by the vastness of the ship, the sensation of sailing and our marvellous service-­oriented crew. But also to create the feeling that people ­can feel at home. Finding the perfect balance between these aspects is our main goal. Photo: H.H.Boehm


WYLDE SWAN Each and every guest that gets to ­know ­ Wylde Swan falls in love with her.­ The spectacular sailing capacities and ­ the spacious decks and interior makes ­ the Wylde Swan the perfect ship for­ a short of longer trip in the beautiful ­ Norwegian waters.

Wylde Swan is ideally suited for the ­ Scandinavian seas and fjords. She started her working life in 1920 as a herring hunter­ to bring fresh fish from the North Atlantic ­ to Norway and Denmark. Between 2007 ­ and 2010, the sleek ship with the beautiful lines was converted into the spectacular schooner that the Wylde Swan is today.

On board you can choose to mingle with the other guests and build­ valuable relationships. You can ­ also find privacy on deck to enjoy ­ the magnificent views or retreat to the privacy of your bunk to rest or read a book.

Photo: Arthur Smeets


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Photo: Aleksander Pettersen

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Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad


Packing list

The shop on board

Most important is that you bring some ­ warm clothes, clothes that are water- and windproof, and good shoes. Even if you sail in summer, it can be cold at sea, especially ­ on ­a night watch. We recommend that you bring with you:

In the small shop you can buy some ­ snacks, chocolate, soft drinks, toiletries­ and souvenirs.

• Passport • Sleeping bag, not too warm • Warm and waterproof clothing • Cap • Gloves • Toiletries • Suntan lotion • Sunglasses • Shoes with rubber soles, or rubber boots • Towel • Personal medicines • Mobil charger • Small backpack if going ashore • Choose clothes that may take stains • Pack in a soft bag without wheels. The bag shall be stored into your locker, which takes 120 liters. • A part of the locker can be locked with ­ a small ­padlock that you bring with you or purchase on board.

Mobile phone and power The mobile phone has no coverage when ­ we are in open sea. Should a situation­ require contact with people ashore, ­ the s­ hip and the office will assists you.­ Power supply on board is 220 VAC.

Washing clothes It’s not possible to wash your clothes on board. If your­­voyage are longer than one week, you may contact the ­sergeant in­ order to use the ships washing machine. The ships have limited space for luggage. ­ A bag which takes 120 litres is what you ­ can bring onboard on the voyage. If you ­ have heavy luggage, we will transport ­ this for this for you for an additional cost. You can book luggage transport online.


Have you ever dreamed about the thrill of taking the helm and steering hundreds of tons of majestic sailing ship across the ocean? Welcome to a voyage of discovery aboard our three ships, Christian Radich, Wylde Swan and Gulden Leeuw, three of the last great “windjammers” of the last century still in active service. Join us for a Sea Norway voyage and we promise you intimate contact with the ­ ocean and a crew of co-sailors from around the world, a chance to race against other tall ships in a mini-regatta and an extraordinary experience of slow-life, oceanic beauty and endlessly changing scenery. During your time aboard, not only can you experience steering, climbing aloft, setting the sails and living on a towering beauty of ­ a tall ship, you can do it while enjoying the spectacularly wild scenery of Norway’s ­ rugged coasts and the sublime splendor ­ of its fjords.

Photo: Jan-Henrik Pederstad

LIFE ON BOARD

a hammock with a good book, taking photos or discussing the ways of the world with your fellow adventurers over a cup of coffee. As a trainee, you may find yourself taking ­ the helm at night, watching dolphins play ­ in the bow waves and whales pass by, while the others sleep and the only sound is the wind in the sails. On a regatta stage you may experience the magic of team spirit, as the crew fight to squeeze the last bit of speed out of the ship and still have time to have fun. And you will remember falling asleep ­­ as moonlight and phosphorescence flash ­­ in a dark sea, listening to the endless sound of breaking bow waves. Join Sea Norway and every day will bring ­­­­ new beginnings, new sights and sounds, new ­horizons and new adventures. ­­­ Welcome to an oceanic experience ­ of a lifetime!

No days will be the same. One could ­see you setting & trimming sails, steering, navigating and learning the ways of the open sea; the next you might spend enjoying the fjords with the sun in your face, swaying in ­

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Photo: CH – Visitnorway.com

Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

R E N N D Ø L SE T RA

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES Why not supplement your voyage with unique cultural ­ experiences. Our ports of call make it easy for you to get ­ some authentic Norwegian cultural experiences. Unique historical attractions range from World Heritage sites to a Viking chieftain’s longhouse with its own banqueting hall and a 17th century Manor House and Renaissance garden in a remote village.

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Sample the local cuisine, whether you prefer western Norwegian delicacies like smoked ribs and lamb's or famous seafood specialties like salted cod and bacalao or unique dishes from inland villages, such as pizza made with ale bread base, cheese from mountain goats and aquavit embellished sausage.

LO FOTR VI K I NG M U S EU M , LO FOTEN


Photo: Martin Håndlykken / Visitnorway.com

Photo: Magnus Skrede – visitBergen.com

FIRE WORKS OV E R VÅGE N , BE RGE N

STAVA NG ER CO NS ERT H A L L

Photo: Ken A. Jenssen

Photo: CH – Visitnorway.com

LOCAL ­F ESTIVALS Why not supplement your voyage with ­ a few peculiarly Norwegian festivals.

FE STIVAL , OSLO

Our stopovers sometimes coincide with ­local festivals, of which Norway has some unique examples: there’s the Tahiti Festival, an outdoor opera called Donna Bacalao­ and the world’s biggest herring feast. Local communities may also organise ­ weekend “welcome festivals” when our ­ flotilla of tall ships and heritage craft arrive.

TH E O PERA TOWN, K R I STI A NS U ND

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Photo: Christian Roth Christensen / Visitnorway.com

Why not supplement your voyage with a­ few once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences. Norway’s cuisine is as diverse as its countryside. Our many ports of call, both coastal and deep inland, allow you to sample ­ a wide range of local specialties.

Photo: m_dickson/Foap/Visitnorway.com

LOCAL FOOD

LO CAL CHE E SE FROM UN DRE DAL

S EA FO O D, TRO M S Ø

Try western Norwegian delicacies like smoked ribs and lamb’s head, famous ­ coastal seafood dishes like salted cod ­ and bacalao, or uniquely local recipes ­ from inland villages, such as pizza made ­ with ale bread base, cheese from mountain goats and aquavit embellished sausage.

Photo: merethe/Foap/Visitnorway.com

Photo: Christian Roth Christensen / Visitnorway.com

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LOC A L SAU SAG E

NORW EGIAN STRAW BE RRIE S AN D WAFFLE S

Photo: m_dickson/Foap/Visitnorway.com

Our stopovers sometimes coincide with local festivals, of which Norway has some unique examples with a culinary twist: try the outdoor opera called Donna Bacalao or eat your way through the world’s biggest herring feast.

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Photo: Hildegunn Skage Teinum/Visit-Sørlandet

CITY LIFE SHOP P IN G IN KRISTIAN SAN D

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From the east, around the southern tip and westwards to the high North, the contrasts are extreme. The southernmost city of ­ Kristiansand has idyllic beaches, a charming whitewashed old town and famous wildlife and amusement parks. Bodø, located north of the Arctic Circle, is home to the "midnight sun", eagle and whale safaris and the world’s strongest maelstrom. Other captivating coastal stopovers include the cosmopolitan oil capital of Stavanger, with Europe’s best-preserved wooden house settlement and Norway’s best surfing, and Bergen, the west coast World Heritage site and international maritime hub.

TRA D I TI O NA L J EWEL RY

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Visit some of Norway’s most enticing coastal cities and towns. Norway’s coastal cities and towns are dotted along the second longest coastline of any country in the world.

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FAMILY FUN Why not supplement your voyage with a few fun activities for the whole family. Norway can be a fun place for the whole family, young and old alike. Not only will ­ you find family-friendly hotels, restaurants and attractions.

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Norwegians are also avid festival-goers, ­ so look out for the many music and culture festivals and the more unique varieties, ­ such as the Tahiti Festival, an outdoor opera called Donna Bacalao or the world’s biggest herring feast. In a country that claims, “there is no such thing as bad weather – only bad clothing”­ indoor options can be a good fallback. ­

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A unique Norwegian experience for the whole family is the Climate Park, with ­ Norway`s coolest classroom set 50 meters into the ice and an ice tunnel below the ­ highest mountain north of the Alps.

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Gentler family options include safaris to seek out whales, eagles or wild reindeer, boat trips on magnificent fjords, interactive museums, water and wildlife parks and Viking-themed activities.

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For the energetic and fearless, the thrills ­ include sea kayaking, white-water-rafting, glacier trekking, bungee jumping, dogsledding, bobsledding, skiing and snowmobiling.


Photo: Runar Larsen

Photo: Runar Larsen

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HIKING Why not supplement your voyage with a few once-in-a-lifetime hiking adventures. Norway, with its amazingly varied terrain, wide-open spaces and interconnected network of trails and cabins, is an Eldorado for hikers and nature lovers. Regardless of whether you prefer to visit World Heritage sites and iconic attractions, such as the panoramic Pulpit Rock or the world’s strongest maelstrom Saltstraumen, or rather want to discover breathtakingly beautiful villages and remote alpine plateaus, hiking can take you there.

Many of the best outdoor destinations are within easy reach of our ports of call and ­­ you will find a wide selection of hiking and exploring excursions suitable for all ages ­ and levels of mobility.

On our visits to the Lofoten archipelago, stop at the most beautiful village in Norway, Reine for a trek up to the breathtaking seascapes from Reinebringen mountain or hike along a seascape of little fishing villages stacked up one after the other like a string ­ of pearls. If you want to follow in the footsteps of Norway’s Queen Sonja, our stop at Sandnessjøen brings you close to her favorite hiking destination, the craggy peaks of the Seven Sisters mountain range.

If you travel through the city of Stavanger, don’t miss the hike up to Pulpit Rock, one ­ of the world’s truly breath-taking viewpoints. From this panorama point, at 604 meters, you look down on the magnificent Lysefjord, with its vagabond’s cave, ancient farms, wate­­r­ falls, idyllic islands and majestic landscape.

Inland from Bergen or Haugesund, you can wander for days across the alpine plateau ­ of the Hardangervidda National Park. With nearly 30 public cabins and endless trails to hike, it’s home to a large herd of wild reindeer and close to the Folgefonna glacier.

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OLD WOODE N HOTE L IN L ÆR DA L

LOCAL HERITAGES Why not complement your voyage by exploring ­ Norway’s unique heritage.

Many of the country’s World Heritage sites are in easy reach of our ports of call, from the Arctic islands of Vega and Bergen's wooden Hanseatic quayside to the medieval Stave Church at Urnes in Sognefjord. Norway is also renowned for its maritime heritage, from fishing and shipping to oil ­ and gas. You can see evidence of this all along our route, from traditional fishing ­ ports like Måløy and the ‘clipfish capital’ ­ of Kristiansund founded on bacalao, ­ to the futuristic N ­ orwegian Petroleum ­ Museum in Stavanger.

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Other attractions you can discover along the way include a Viking chieftain’s longhouse with its own banqueting hall, a 17th century Manor House and Renaissance garden in a remote coastal village, and the fairy-tale-like Art Nouveau architecture of Ålesund. Once ashore, you’ll discover a plethora of museums, from Bergen’s Hanseatic Museum, Lofoten’s Stockfish Museum and Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, to the Flåm Railway Museum and Oslo’s hyper-modern Munch Museum.

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Norway’s rich history and cultural heritage can be seen in its ancient stave churches, unique museums, traditional cuisine and thriving folklore and artistic traditions.

TH E O PERA A ND TH E NEW M U NC H M U S EU M


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BORGUN D STAV E CHURCH

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