We combine relaxation and spectacular natural beauty with a sense of adventure on all our voyages. In cooperation with Nordic chefs, we tailor culinary experiences as we sail through the colors of Helgeland.
Nordvær offers single day to week-long sailing voyages year-round, starting from our base on Herøy in Nordland, Norway. All voyages are all-inclusive, with menus designed by renowned chefs. We tailor excursions including kayaking, freediving, hiking, and museum or restaurant visits to our guests interests and can organize yoga instruction and other wellness services upon request. The Nordvær crew are fully certified and have extensive guiding experience. Our modern sailing catamaran provides every amenity for our guests, where they choose to sail.
Short on time but ready for the voyage of a lifetime? Our 3-night voyages are the perfect getaway for friends, families, or businesses looking for a new kind of experience.
We welcome guests on board with refreshments, a safety briefing and tour of the vessel before setting sail for secluded anchorages and white sandy beaches. We spend our first evening with fresh fare on board and explore our surroundings among the thousands of tiny islands along our coast, heading North or South depending on our guests wishes.
Every day starts with a fresh breakfast prepared on board, before we embark on the adventure of the day, choosing between freediving, kayaking, or hiking with picnic lunches. Upon returning to the yacht, guests relax and enjoy spectacular scenery from comfortable quarters with delicious food and drink. Dinner is either prepared on board, using ingredients caught fresh or gathered during or our voyage, or enjoyed on one of the many island destinations. In the evenings, we enjoy a cocktail hour on board, or head to the beach for bonfires under the midnight sun.
Our 3-night voyages take guests along two alternative routes, sailing from Herøy along the Helgeland coast. The Northern route includes the island wilderness of Åsvær, where we anchor surrounded by pristine natural beauty,and the iconic Lovund and Træna islands with both protected harbors and wilderness coves. When sailing South, guests first visit the Husværarchipelago, before sailing on to Vega, Torghatten, and Brønnøysund and the fantastic Svang restaurant. Depending on weather and guest preference, we choose to spend our nights in either protected harbors or wilderness coves.
A week-long voyage on board Nordvær is the ultimate dive into the colors of Helgeland. Alternating between secluded anchorages near sandy beaches and wilderness islands and culinary destinations along the Helgeland coast, we combine wilderness adventure and fine dining immersed in breathtaking Norwegian scenery.
The Nordvær crew prepare a fresh breakfast on board, before guiding our guests on an activity of their choosing. Whether freediving, kayaking, or hiking Nordvær is the perfect platform for comfortable wilderness exploration. Upon returning to the yacht, guests may relax and enjoy spectacular scenery and refreshments as the crew sail Nordvær to her next destination. Dinner is either prepared onboard, using ingredients caught fresh or gathered during or our voyage, or enjoyed at one of our fine-dining partners, like Til Elise Fra Marius in Utskarpen. Evenings may be spent relaxing on board, enjoying secluded islands and beaches, or exploring with Nordvær’s rigid inflatable boat.
A typical 7-night voyage with Nordvær includes 3 nights in wilderness anchorages near Åsvær, Tomma and Vega, alternating with stops on the iconic islands of Lovund and Træna, as well as Utskarpen and Alstahaug, where fine-dining and cultural experiences are found respectively. Depending on the weather, guests may wish to spend more nights at wilderness anchorages, where Nordvær brings all the amenities on board.
All Nordvær voyages are fully customizable. Our standard cruising area ranges from Brønnøysund, Torghatten and Vega in the South, to Lofoten in the North. For longer voyages, destinations further afield are available upon request.
Every voyage is organized in cooperation with local farmers and renowned chefs, showcasing spectacular Norwegian nature, culture, and cuisine. Our year-round availability captures the north’s dramatic seasonal changes across our menu and the seasonal availability of produce from our farm, Nordstaulen Gård.
Through fishing, diving, farm visits and nature excursions, our guests are invited to participate in the menu, helping source exceptional ingredients for meals on board. Some ingredients, like the Norwegian truffel seaweed, are even shipped from our farm to high-end restaurants abroad.
We are passionate about sharing our love for freediving, fishing, farming, and foraging during every voyage. Active guests learn our secrets behind finding and harvesting the most sought-after ingredients in the world. Nothing tastes better than a fresh scallop, especially one you catch yourself.
Complimenting the fantastic meals on board, served with fresh, seasonal ingredients, we work closely with fine-dining establishments and fantastic food destinations, sharing the food experiences we love. From 16-course meals to beach barbeques and exotic distillery tours, unforgettable culinary moments are found all along our coast. Whether dining at Til Elise Fra Marius, touring the Raus Brewery or Myken Distillery, or eating at any one of the other food destinations we sail too, we ensure exciting dining experiences during every voyage.
All-inclusive weekly rate: 26,000 - 29,000 EUR depending on number of guests (max 8).
All-inclusive 3-night rate: 11,000 - 12,840 EUR depending on number of guests (max 8).
Daily rate: 3,800 - 4500 EUR depending on number of guests (max 12).
We offer a 10% discount on guests second and third weeks, and early booking and last-minute discounts of 5%.
Accommodation on board Nordvær
Hostess / chef
Food and standard beverages on board
Guiding (kayaking, freediving, hiking, etc)
All standard yacht expenses (fuel, docking)
Alcoholic beverages on board
Specialty beverages on board
Food and beverages on shore
Travel to and from base
Guest travel insurance
Gratuities for crew
March - May
Springtime in Helgeland, spent between glaciers, snow-capped peaks, and the Norwegian Sea, is unique. Our Spring voyages offer world-class skiing and snowshoeing surrounding the Svartisen glacier, in addition to kayaking, diving and other water activities. Migratory birds frequent the coast on their way to arctic nesting grounds as the days grow longer and warmer.
June - August
Summers along the coast are dynamic. Guests can fish, kayak, hike, and dive under the midnight sun surrounded by untouched fjords, islets, and sandy beaches. Some days are hot and sunny, while others are best spent under the sea free diving or kayaking in a dry suit. We alternate between nights spent in secluded anchorages and visits to fine-dining restaurants situated along the coast.
September - November
Nature’s bounty comes to life during the fall. Produce from Nordvær’s farm is fresh and ready to bring on board. We move North through the season, meeting up with pods of orca whales in Northern Norway. The Northern Lights return each year in full force as we sail through protected coastal waters.
November - February
Nordvær sails through the Christmas season, surrounded by Northern Lights, blue mountains, and protected shores. The low hanging sun extends twilight for hours each day during this surprisingly mild season. When Nordvær sets sail again in February Helgeland is transformed, with snowy mountains ready for winter adventures as each day grows longer.