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A Norway yacht charter holiday represents an ideal way of discovering this amazing country and its breath-taking natural beauty. Nature lovers on this Northern Europe Yacht Charter will feel as if they were sailing in paradise, cruising the fascinating fjords, taking in the impressive glaciers and the summer's midnight sun. Norway luxury yacht charters allow you to personalise your charter itinerary according to your wishes and desires, and see the places you always dreamt of in the comfort of your own motor yacht, sailing yacht or luxury superyacht. See below for a list of current Norway yacht charters avaiable now.

Norway's fjords are the most noticeable natural features and, together with the wide range of activities on offer, provide a great foundation for a creation of exciting charter itineraries for unspoiled cruising in protected waters. The endless leisure and sports activities to undertake during a Norway yacht holiday include fishing, cycling, horse-riding, sledging, canoeing and kayaking, hunting, hiking or wildlife safari tours. In addition, Norway offers its visitors excellent facilities and services, museums, galleries, cultural heritage and insight into the fascinating Sami culture.

Fishing town Reine and surrounding fjords on Lofoten islands in Norway

Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway, boasting a combination of new and old historical influences and home to Norway's oldest cathedral: Stavanger Domkirke found in the centre of the city. Stavenger offers rich cultural life and plenty of opportunities for shopping, great dining or simply strolling the charming streets.Sun-riped tomatoes, lamb trotters and other exotic food traditions are abundant in pubs and restaurants with an international flavour - culinary magic with the best local ingredients. Let your taste buds enjoy new discoveries.

Bergen offers its visitors a vibrant cultural scene and is renowned for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and the surrounding mountains, as well as its fjords, including the breathtaking Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.In Bergen you will find just about everything from tea rooms to gourmet fish restaurants, from small bistros to discotheques, bars and nightclubs. There are numerous boutiques and shops, great sightseeing possibilities and attractions that include the Floibanen Funicular, the Edvard Grieg Museum at Troldhaugen and Fantoft Stave Church.

Sognefjord is Norway's longest fjord,with Naeroyfjord, one of its arms, being on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Sognefjord is centrally situated at the heart of Fjord Norway and activities in its area include hiking the Jostedalsbreen Glacier or walking from cabin to cabin in Jotunheimen National Park. This hiking paradise has a large variety of routes to choose from, for both experienced and inexperienced adventure seekers. Sognefjord region is distinguished by its top-quality berries, fruit, lamb, game, mountain trout and goat's cheese.



Situated not far from Bergen in the heart of Fjord Norway, the staggering Hardangerfjord is world's third largest fjord and second largest in Norway. It is well known for fruit trees blossoming in spring, the Vøringsfossen Waterfall and the Folgefonna Glacier. Here visitors on a Norway luxury charter yacht could incorporate a lovely Hardanger National Tourist Route hike or see the Barony Rosendal, a historic estate and manors.

Oslofjord is an inlet in the south-east of Norway, stretching from Torbjornskjaer and Faerder to Langesund in the South to Oslo in the North. It is not a fjord in the geological sense, but it refers to a wide range of waterways. Every single island in the innermost part of the fjord boasts its own identity and unique history. The most renowned islands include Hovedoya, Lindoya, Nakholmen, Bleikoya, Gressholmen, and Langoyene.

Oslo is Norway's capital with exciting city life and excellent access to the great outdoors. The most popular attractions comprise the Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House and the Viking Ship Museum. The Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park provides 63 acres of installations by international artists, as well as museums, restaurants and a panoramic view of the city. The modern downtown waterfront area has a fabulous blend of restaurants, museums and chic urban living.

Situated close to Stavanger, LYSEFJORD is renowned for the mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock). Top activities for yacht charterers here would include a hike to the top of the Preikestolen or exploring the Kjerag Mountain. If you dare, you can stand on Kjeragbolten - a rock wedged in the mountain's crevasse, suspended above a 984-meter deep abyss. Hengjanefossen Waterfall is also a spectacular natural wonder to see.



Vibrant colours and mystic tales spring to mind when thinking of 'The Northern Lights'. A must-see on a Norway superyacht charter, Northern Norway is a destination to include in your itinerary. Theoretically, you can see the northern lights all over Norway. However, the best places are above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway.

Compared to its relatively modest land area, Norway's coastline is immense, if you include the mainland, the roughly 50,000 islands, the numerous fjords and all indentations it measures 21,925. This gives yacht charters a lot of opportunity for immense sailing and cruising pleasure in protected waters.

In the land of the midnight sun, you'll share your yacht charter experience with few, other than the local fishermen and several species of wildlife. Norway's most pristine cruising area is Lofoten, where rugged pinnacles protrude from the sea. The most visited fjords are Vestlandet, which in cases a long stretch of the Norwegian coastline. The landscape here will inspire the stereotypical images of Norway. Imagine yourself here, cruising through the incredible peaks, on your own yacht charter.

The best time to cruise the Scandinavian coasts, is from April to August, although, with the correct clothing and a heated charter boat, a western coast cruise of Norway, in off season, can be an equally unforgettable experience.

The types of yacht charter available in Scandinavia, Finland, Sweden and Norway include motor, sailing, bareboat charter, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, and even the occasional luxury yacht charter.

A yacht charter in Scandinavia will leave you feeling breathless from the shear raw beauty the landscape provides.

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In close proximity to Norway are a number of exciting sailing destination.


Yachts for Charter in Norway

Octopus | from us$ 2,200,000/wk.

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GOLDEN HORIZON | From EUR€ 910,000/wk


BOADICEA | From EUR€ 625,000/wk

Cruising Aboard Yacht BOADICEA

SERENITY | From EUR€ 550,000/wk

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YERSIN | From EUR€ 480,000/wk

The 77m Yacht YERSIN

WAYFINDER | From US$ 375,000/wk

Yacht Support Vessel WAYFINDER Cruising With Tenders

PURPOSE | From EUR€ 270,000/wk

Motor Yacht PURPOSE

AMIGOS | From US$ 250,750/wk Special

Amels Yacht LILI - Cruising On A Sunny Day In Norway

NURI | From EUR€ 200,000/wk

Super yacht NURI

LEGEND | From US$ 185,000/wk

Premier Overview Aboard Yacht LEGEND

ARGUS | From EUR€ 120,000/wk

Explorer Yacht ARGUS

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Types of boats available for rent in Norway

Power boat charter

17 powerboats available in Norway for rent, starting from €1,402 per week. Bareboat or crewed options available for sailing vacations.

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Sailboat charter

There are 13 sailboats available for charter in Norway, prices start from €2,017 per week. Most budget friendly option for a vacation.

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4 catamarans available for rent in Norway, form €7,760 for 1 week charter. Ideal option for group of friends or family vacation.

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Bareboat charter, crewed yachts, skippered boats, cost of boat rental in norway.

Average yacht charter cost in Norway starts from €1,402 per week. Graphic below represents fluctuation of charter prices in Norway during the year, based on a sample of 50 boats ranging from 40 to 50-foot. This graphic shows months with lowest prices during the year as well high season when prices are above average. Before booking the boat at lowest rate, please check sailing conditions as usually best prices are during off season.

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Sailing conditions in Norway

Air temperature, precipitation and wind force may vary significantly during the year. Below you may find graphics with min and max temperature and average precipitation days in Norway during the year. Book your charter vacation in Norway wisely! Considering sailing conditions along with the best price offers

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The Kingdom of Norway (Norwegian Kongeriket Norge). This country,  occupies the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern  Europe. Its name originates from the Old Norse word Nor?rvegr – “way to  north." Norway is a great sailing destination, surrounded by three seas:  the Barents Sea to the northeast, the Norwegian – to the West and  Northen Sea – to the south-west it has a lot to offer to most  experienced sailors. Norway has a long and narrow territory with 30%  covered by forests, many rivers and lakes. More than half of the  country's territory is occupied by mountains.

Only Norway yacht charter vacation can offer a unique blend of  gorgeous scenery, diverse wildlife and spectacular Nothern Lighst  watching. Explore drammatic northern nature and spectacular landscapes  form the comfort of your yacht or catamaran.

General description: The kingdom of Norway, one of the largest  countries in Europe, spreads its borders along the North Sea, the  Norwegian Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Norway yacht charter is an ideal way  to explore magnificent fjords, which are unique geological formations  stretching deep into surrounding mountains, indenting its rugged  coastline, present the most spectacular features. Norway is also the  home of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Places of interest:

The capital, Oslo, is a vibrant city centered round a harbor and  guarded by the 14-th century castle. The center of Oslo is home to the  Royal Palace, Viking Ship Museum, a lot of parks and galleries, as well  as other public institutions. Rent a boat in Norway and discover the  area close to Oslo, that is well built-up, with bustling harbors,  guarded by fortresses as early as 1643. But further south the scenery is  like post cards depicting dramatic towns and serene villages with  quaint clapboard houses and boats galore.

Bareboat charter in Oslofjorden area will bring you to the oldest  settlements dated back to Stone and Bronze Ages. Hanko is one of the  islands in this area. Its harbor town has the oldest naval museum in the  world, established in 1853. Although it sits on a bare rock, facing the  fjord, its sheltered eastern side is well forested, providing a  much-favored harbor and anchorage. The Norwegian Yachting Association  was founded here in 1882. Since then the island has been a venue for  national regattas, sailing races and world championship events. Norway  yacht charter in July will give you a chance to see most popular Hanko  Regatta that collects over 200 boats.

Southern Norway bareboat charter

The southern coast ( Oslo and Bergen ),  lined with silver-sand beaches set against a backdrop of high mountain  plateau, and white-painted houses in fish-farming villages, is known as  the sunny side of Norway and summer paradise for holiday-makers. Renting  a boat here you will find numerous harbors with all necessary  amenities.

Western Norway yacht charter

The long lacy western coastline borders the North Sea. This part of the  country is a true land of fjords, waterfalls, glaciers and secluded  beaches. Bergen is the second biggest town in Norway and offers number  of yachts for charter. Back in 10170 Bergen was the largest town in the  country and the capital of a region that included Iceland, Greenland and  parts of Scotland. Even after Oslo became capital of Norway in 1299,  Bergen continued to grow as a trading center, especially for the exports  of dried fish. Now it is a true center of shipping. Bergen is a World  Heritage City and the official residence of the king of Norway.

Northern Norway

Northern Norway ( Tromso and Lofoten )  has been called as "the land of excitement" or "the land of the high  flames". These expressions capture the essence of it - the shimmering  Northern Lights of winter and the midnight sun that shines day and night  in summer. With bareboat charter, you will be able to explore its  unspoiled coast that consists of a multitude of islands, fjords,  snow-clad peaks and glaciers. The northernmost point in Norway, Nordkapp  (the North Cape), is a place of pilgrimage for all-time traveler. Sheer  1,014-ft (309-m) high perpendicular cliffs form this most amazing  landmark as Europe's most northerly point.

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The route between Tonsberg and Tjome, known as World's End, is only  19 miles (30 km) but plenty of time needed to explore this stunning  archipelago. There are impressive coves, narrow sounds, old skipper's  houses and boathouses, also a string of inviting holiday resorts.  Bridges connecting the larger islands and the sea is never far away for a  refreshing swim. Mountains, valleys and lakes dominate this incredible  landscape. It has a special appeal for rock climbers and hikers: from  the easy alpine pastures in Alvdal to demanding peaks in the national  parks.

Festivities. There are four defined seasons in Norway and "every  season has its charm". And Norway finds its enjoyment in each of them by  creating a number of festivals: snow and ice sculpture tournament, ski-  kite event, white-water canoe racing, dog-sledding, boat festivals -  fairs and games all the way along the coast.

Although sometimes wind or cold, rain or snow, can bring those  pleasures indoors (Jazz, folklore and dance festivals, film premieres  and art exhibitions), but nothing can spoil high spirit, because  festivals are important part of the nation's cultural life.

While on the yacht charter in Norway do not miss its vibrant cuisine  rich in fresh seafood (smoked, pickled or dried fish including whale  meat and seal) and wild game (reindeer, elk, pheasant, etc.). Although  over the years the local restaurants have become incredibly diverse,  including exotic international meals in the menu, Norwegian specialties,  such as lamb and cabbage stew or reindeer medallions or marinade of  rabbit, cannot be missed. Other traditional favorites include cured  smoked sausage and pheasant breast served with mushroom sauce. One  should not forget Norwegian most famous cheeses, best served on Ryvita  crisps. And for desert try fruits and especially berries (gooseberries  or black- and red currants).

Climate in Norway

Much of the country is habitable due to the warming effects of the  Gulf Stream. It comfortably creates mild winters and cool summers on the  west coast. The south and west of the country have the highest average  temperature 72F (22C) in Oslo in July. Norway is a vast country with  wide variations in its geographical and climate conditions. Both at sea  and in the mountains the wind and weather can change rapidly, thus it is  advisable to consult local people with knowledge of the sea before  setting forth into unknown waters.

Magnificent scenery combined with the wide range of outdoor  activities (whale and seal safaris; cave walking; dog-sledging, mountain  climbing, etc.) - that what makes Norway so appealing to adventurous  travelers. Norway has enormously long coastline interspersed with fjords  and islands, making boating a pure haven. And the most rewarding way to  explore the remote and enticing parts of this unique country is  definitely by sailing. The western coastline provides the most  convenient and safe mooring for the boats. Although anchorage is  free-of-charge in Norway, there are certain (and sometimes complicated)  specifics about mooring and berths. That's why it is better to let  experts deal with it. No matter how well-organized your sailing event  looks like, it is always wise and safe to consult and present your  vacation dream to professionals and let "12 Knots" do what they are good  at.

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Norway Yacht Charter - View of colorful buildings in Bergen

Norway’s effortless mix of bustling cities and secluded fjords makes this destination truly one of a kind.

When you embark on a luxury yacht charter to the Scandinavian country of Norway, you can expect cascading waterfalls, cosmopolitan cities, and beautiful examples of mother nature’s most beautiful glaciers and peaks.

Embarking on a Norway yacht charter promises unique sights around every corner. This is a prime location for adventure-seekers with many natural wonders to behold, like the Midnight Sun that takes place between May and July, offering endless daylight to take advantage of. Norway’s landscapes remain consistent with dramatic beauty and pristine cruising grounds.

The best things to see and do during a luxury yacht charter in Norway

The lofoten archipelago.

One of the most popular is the Lofoten archipelago, where rugged pinnacles like Svolværgeita jut out from the sea. Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is possibly the most striking fjord on earth, with deep blue waters, towering peaks and a plethora of waterfalls. You will not want to miss this fairytale-like scenery while on your luxury yacht charter. These landscapes will be reminiscent of classic Norwegian imagery, with towering peaks and pristine, quiet waters.

Outdoor activities

Your Norway yacht charter will never be without entertainment, as this Scandinavian country offers plenty for outdoor exploring. From fishing and kayaking to wildlife tours and plenty of shopping and cultural delights, you can expect great fun while on your luxury yacht charter. Visit Stavanger Cathedral in Stavanger, a city in southwestern Norway filled with plenty of shopping, picturesque streets, exotic food traditions, and cultural magic that will tantalize your taste buds.

Not far from Stavanger is the city of Bergen, famed for its UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bryggen. This row of colorful buildings is a stunning sight you will not want to miss. The quaint tea rooms and gourmet fish restaurants are also hot areas to check out while ashore. Explore the Hardangerfjord for breathtaking views that never get old, and afterward, head back to the decks of your luxury yacht for an evening cocktail while you and the other guests reminisce about the day’s adventures. Children will fall in love with the Fløibanen funicular railway that connects the city center with the mountain. This scenic excursion is fun for all ages, and the large windows in the train car offer unbeatable views.

Jostedalsbreen National Park

For those looking for a rugged activity on land, head to Jostedalsbreen National Park for a hiking paradise. This site offers many routes for navigators, experienced and inexperienced, to cater to all levels. For an even more unique and thrill-seeking adventure, head to Kjerag mountain and teeter on Kjeragbolten, a rock wedged tightly in the mountain’s crevasse suspended above a 3,228′ (984m) gorge. The Sognefjord region is known for being the largest and deepest fjord in Norway and for its high-quality berries, lamb, and goat cheese.

Finally, after days spent exploring the awe-inspiring Norwegian terrain, head to the country’s capital, Oslo, to experience cosmopolitan city life. Visit the Oslo Opera House and Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park to admire the installations by international artists. Oslo’s modern and contemporary downtown area offers an endless selection of local restaurants, bars, and nightlife.

Get in touch with a Norway yacht charter broker

Northrop & Johnson is a leading yacht brokerage with access to the best yachts for charter in Norway. Our Norway yacht brokers excel at crafting incredible holidays on the water in Northern Europe. If you want to cruise the Norwegian fjords and protected waters that surround Norway aboard a luxury crewed boat, then Northrop & Johnson can help. Contact our Norway yacht brokers or browse our luxury yachts for charter.

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Charter Highlights Norway

  • Take a visit to Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and possibly the most incredible fjord on earth
  • Stop at Stavanger Cathedral in Stavanger
  • Stroll past Bryggen, a row of colorful buildings that is simply picture-perfect
  • Hop on the Fløibanen funicular railway for scenic views
  • Hike up Kjerag mountain and teeter on Kjeragbolten
  • Feast on incredible fresh seafood at local eateries, including succulent halibut, known as Kveite, or fish of the Gods
  • Hike to the world famous Pulpit rock, which soars 604-meters above the Lysefjord, and enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and sheer cliffs

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A one week charter in Norway with Northrop & Johnson costs from US$50,000 and can rise to over a million for the world’s most luxurious superyachts and mega yachts. We have access to the best crewed yachts for charter in Norway from 30-meters. If you want to explore Norway aboard a luxury motor yacht, sailing yacht or catamaran, contact our team today or browse our luxury boats for charter.

When is the best time to visit Norway aboard a luxury yacht?

The best time to visit Norway aboard a luxury yacht is from May until late September. Spring is a wonderful time to visit; you’ll see Norway at its finest, when everything starts to turn green, yet the mountains are still snow-capped. Summer is also an excellent time to visit, when you’ll enjoy sun-soaked, blissfully long days ideal for cruising the fjords and enjoying a myriad of outdoor pursuits. To view the Northern Lights, head to Norway in September, when the dark nights are ideal for seeing this superb natural phenomen, and the weather is not too cold.

Can I see the Northern Lights in Norway?

Yes, it’s possible to view the Northern Lights in Norway, also called the Aurora Borealis. The best time to see the Northern Lights is during Spring (March/April) and Fall (September/October), although it is possible to see aurora activity during November, December, January, and February when Mother Nature puts on a spectacular light show. The peak viewing time is between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., when the sky is clear and dark.

Southern Norway: In the southern parts of Norway, including cities like Oslo and Bergen, average temperatures in the summer (June to August) typically range from around 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F). In winter (December to February), average temperatures usually range from around -2°C to 2°C (28°F to 36°F), but can drop lower, particularly in inland areas.

Northern Norway: In the northern regions of Norway, such as Tromsø and Kirkenes, temperatures tend to be colder. Summer temperatures may range from 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) on average, while winter temperatures can drop significantly, often reaching below freezing. In some areas, winter temperatures can drop well below -10°C (14°F) or even lower.

Coastal areas in Norway generally experience milder winters compared to inland regions, thanks to the moderating influence of the ocean. However, they can also experience more precipitation.

Can I enjoy a bareboat charter in Norway?

While it is certainly possible to enjoy a bareboat charter in Norway, Northrop & Johnson only specializes in crewed yacht charters.

What wildlife can I see on a private yacht charter in Norway?

Norway’s nutrient-rich waterways and forested mountains ensure a wonderful array of wildlife, including several species of whales, such as sperm whales, minke whales, humpbacks, and killer whales.

Other wildlife includes:

  • Polar Bears
  • Arctic foxes
  • White-tailed eagles
  • Eurasian Lynx

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A gateway to adventure, incredible natural beauty, and fascinating culture

With immense fjords, majestic mountains, and towering glaciers, Norway is a destination like no other.  Postcard-perfect scenery and rustic villages nestled in sweeping green valleys offer some of the finest landscapes anywhere in the world. And with the world’s second largest coastline, exploring this splendid destination by yacht is the perfect choice to see everything this Nordic sanctuary has to offer.

Fjords in the spring, Norway yacht charter

Cruise during the summer months of May through July and you’ll experience the glowing Midnight Sun, where the sun glimmers across the land 24 hours a day and never fully sets.  At midnight, watch your yacht glide through the waters, illuminated by the ethereal twilight. A unique experience you won’t soon forget.

Fishing in the fjords, Norway yacht charter

Navigate your way through the calm waters of this kingdom of fjords past steep mountains, cascading waterfalls, and massive glaciers. With secluded anchorages all to yourself, glorious isolation will be your only companion. For those seeking a little more adventure, entertainment can be found on shore with cycling, hiking, zip lining, or from above by taking a helicopter tour. And foodies will delight in the selection of incredibly fresh seafood available at restaurants on shore, or as prepared by your yacht’s chef.

Colourful Norwegian architecture on Norway yacht charter

Cruising Norway delivers a much more diverse experience than that of the well-traveled seas of the  Mediterranean  and the  Caribbean , so be prepared for something different: a spellbinding adventure in the heart of nature.


Streets of Stavanger on Norway yacht charter

Arrive in Stavanger to meet your yacht, but before embarking on your voyage, stroll the town’s boutiques and shops and enjoy a celebratory cocktail as you catch your first glimpse of Norway’s spectacular scenery. Stopover at one of the more popular tourist spots in the fjords, the island of Hidle, known for its exotic gardens full of blossoming plants and palm trees. Enjoy a delicious meal ashore or dine on the deck of your yacht.


Pulpit Rock on Norway yacht charter

Adventure-seekers can head ashore and hike up to Norway’s famous Pulpit Rock. This three and a half hour trek is somewhat challenging, but rewards the experienced hiker with incredible outlooks and panoramic views from atop the steep cliff. Return to your yacht and make your way to Haugesund, a young, vibrant city that hosts several festivals every year. History enthusiasts can tour the Viking Farm, and anglers can choose from several excellent spots to drop a line.


Akrafjorden panorama, Norway yacht charter

As you cruise to Akrafjorden, relax and absorb the sweeping scenery as you prepare for your next adventure. For an exhilarating on-land experience, a visit to Trolljuv Adrenalin Park offers thrill-seekers the chance to zip line across the Trolljuv Gorge and bungee jump from the bridge. When you return to the calm respite of your yacht, don’t miss the view of Langfoss waterfall, which cascades a total of 2,008 feet in all. An exquisite anchorage awaits you at Rosendal, where you can enjoy a compelling range of leisure activities.


Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, Norway yacht charter

Continue your voyage with a scenic passage that begins at Norheimsund, where you’ll find the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall. Then cruise to the Kalrassen waterfall, where your yacht can get close enough that you’ll be able to touch the cascading water from the deck. End up at the port of Lofthus, where you can head ashore for elegant dining at the Hotel Ullensvang.


The lush Voringsfossen waterfall on Norway yacht charter

Take advantage of the helipad at the Hotel Ullensvang and charter a helicopter for a truly elevated, bird’s eye view of the Folgefonna Glacier and the Trolltunga viewpoint. For yet another adrenaline-packed experience, head to the Trolltunga Zippen, a 2,000 ft. zip line that descends its riders 650 ft. to the lake below. Return to the comfort of your yacht and unwind with a cocktail on deck before cruising onward to Eidfjord. It’s here you’ll find one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway, the famous Voringsfossen waterfall, where the pristine water has a free fall drop of about 475 feet.


Sunny view of Hardangervidda National Park, Norway yacht charter

With all the heart-racing activities Eidfjord has to offer, it’s a thrill-seeker’s paradise. Downhill cycling through the Hardangervidda National Park is sure to get your blood pumping. Or for a truly unique experience, White Water Jump is an exhilarating combination of abseiling, zip lining, and aerial acrobatics high above a rushing river. After all that activity, your reposeful home on the water awaits, ready to transport you to a splendid anchorage off Tysnesoy Island.


Cliffs and waterfalls on Norway yacht charter

Tysnesoyis the perfect spot to splash around with your yacht’s water toys, try your hand at fishing, or visit a local salmon farm to enjoy a catch-of-the-day that doesn’t get much fresher. When you’re ready for boutique shopping and entertaining nightlife, cruise to the city of Bergen, an ideal ending to this incredible journey.

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The fjords of Norway are arguably some of natures finest works of art. The idyllic waters, steep mountains, dramatic waterfalls and abundant wildlife provide a scenic and tranquil environment. Perfect for exploring by luxury superyacht, with many popular hiking trails and popular for its freshwater diving, Norway is the perfect escape for those who love the outdoors. Rent a crewed motor or sailing boat with YPI to have the best cruising possible in the Norwegian Fjords. This is an example of an eight day yacht charter itinerary for the Norwegian Fjords. Yacht charter itineraries are created individually for every client based around personal preferences and how you want to spend your time onboard your superyacht in Northern Europe.

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Fjord with a View

Arrive at Ålesund Vigra airport, where your helicopter will be waiting to take you to your superyacht in Geiranger, anchored in the fjord. Settle in onboard and enjoy amazing views of the deep fjord and steep mountains. Enjoy your first meal onboard your motor or sailing boat prepared by your private chef.

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Hiking in the Fjords

Enjoy breakfast onboard your superyacht and meet your guide for a beautiful hike, ending up at Me Åkneset mountain farm with beautiful views in stunning surroundings. Your guide will arrange a picnic lunch at the farm. In the afternoon, visit Geirangerfjord, one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites and one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. Travel among beautiful waterfalls and historical mountain farms surrounded by steep mountains rising from the deep fjord. Fjord village Geiranger is a popular stop. Here you will find charming boutiques, the Waterfall Walk and The Norwegian Fjord Museum.

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Norangsdalen and Hjorundfjord

Explore beautiful scenery by bike and kayak.

Explore what many believe to be the most beautiful valley in the Norway fjords with your motor or sailing boat. Visit Lyngstøylvannet, known for its great diving conditions and considered one of the best freshwater dives in Norway. At the end of the Norangsdalen valley you will find one of the most distinctive hotels in all of Europe, Hotel Union Øye. Enjoy a perfectly cooked two-course lunch in the beautiful dining room or out in the garden. After lunch, your guide will take you kayaking in the fjord of Norangsfjord, spotting eagles and other wildlife.

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Local Tastings at Gurines

Nonsvik Farm is a charming and authentic fjord farm located close to Storfjord Hotel in the fjord village of Glomset. You will be warmly welcomed by the hosts, a friendly couple with a strong passion for organic and sustainable food. They source most of their own food by hunting, fishing and harvesting from the surrounding woods and mountains. After local tastings at the food farm, a visit to Storfjord Hotel is a must. The surrounding woodlands invite you to explore nearby trails and viewpoints overlooking beautiful landscapes. A private dinner at Storfjord Hotel rounds off the day, before returning to your superyacht.

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Get close to nature in an open rib. Experience the beautiful Runde Bird Sanctuary, visit a local seal colony and marvel at the puffins and majestic eagles. In quiet luxury, experience the unique connection to the rugged nature in the outer islands, not far from downtown Ålesund. Owner’s Cabin in Staurneset is the perfect island experience, often visited by orcas and inhabited by seals, sea birds, and arguably the happiest cows on the planet. Enjoy a fabulous dinner prepared by your private chef before the last overnight stay of your superyacht Charter.

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The luxurious motor or sailboat adventure doesn’t end just yet. Before disembarking, you will get to try the superb seafood of Alesund, prepared by your private chef, while overlooking some of the country's most eye-catching Jugendstil (art nouveau) architecture.

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There is nowhere in the world quite like Scandinavia; and there is nowhere in Scandinavia quite like Norway. A once-in-a-lifetime yacht charter destination, Norway is unbelievably beautiful.

A seemingly remote destination, Norway has long been remembered for its Vikings days. Stretching from Skagerrak to the Arctic Sea, Norway is a mystical country filled with vast stretches of serene, picture-perfect landscapes; like its majestic fjords, towering peaks, forested hills, the Arctic tundra, river valleys, glaciers, and more. Can you imagine a more enchanting destination for yacht charters?

Balancing out its natural beauty, Norway is a haven of cultural surroundings, cosmopolitan cities, and Scandinavian architecture. Wander through its cities, and you’ll find a warm, welcoming people, cobblestone streets, delicious restaurants, and a wealth of bars. The real charm of Norway, however, is its familiar vibes.

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From iconic fjords and glaciers to its towering mountain peaks and forested plains, there is nowhere in the world quite like Norway. And to make sure you check off all the things on your Scandinavian bucket list, when planning your next yacht charter in Norway, make sure you pick the time of year that works best with your itinerary.

Spring Spring in Norway is just as beautiful as the summer — except for the fact that the temperatures are much colder. That said, late spring is a good time to sail through Norway. After a cold Scandinavian winter, spring in Norway means all the streams, brooks, rivers and waterfalls flow freely with the snowmelt, and the country’s vast population of wildlife come out of hiding and start roaming through the forests. This is also the time of year when the trees and flowers start blossoming again, so the scenery you’ll sail past will be nothing short of stunning.

Summer This is definitely the most popular time of year yacht charters in Norway to sail through the fjords, and that’s only because the weather is absolutely perfect. During the day, the temperatures will be warm and sunny, and there will be so much to see — from glaciers and forests, to animals, beautiful landscapes, and if you go far enough north, the “land of the midnight sun,” where the sun never sets.

Fall Early fall is a great time for a Norway yacht charter. During this time of year, the trees will just start to lose their leaves and turn multiple shades of red, orange and gold. You won’t see as many yachts around this time of year, which has its own merits; you get beautiful Norway all to yourself.

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Norway is filled with dramatic landscapes

From seemingly impossible fjords and vast green space to glaciers, ice fields, mountains, and rocky coasts, Norway yacht charters are nothing short of natural wonders. Because of its diverse landforms, its beauty rivals some of the world’s most raved-about travel destinations. Adding to its intrigue, these Arctic landscapes are just a backdrop for Norway’s ever-growing population of wildlife: polar bears, reindeer, musk oxen, and schools of salmon, to name a few.

The fjords alone are reason enough to visit

Who doesn’t want to see the fjords of Norway? Flanked by steep cliffs, mountains, and glaciers, the fjords are naturally beautiful; a result of their narrow, steep-sided crystalline rock walls that stretch from 1,640 feet below sea level to 4,593 feet above it. Some of Norway’s fjords have been dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The sun always rises

In northern Norway, above the Arctic Circle, you can see the sun 24 hours a day. In the summer, “sunrise” is at midnight, leaving plenty of time for sailing, climbing, and exploring.

It’s one of the best spots to see the Northern Lights

Best spotted in autumn and winter, the Northern Lights are a sight to be seen in northern Norway. Attracting travelers from around the world, these cloud-like lights can only be seen at night. The Northern Lights come in shades of green, pink and violet, and look like a light show dancing across the evening sky.

In Norway, adventure is encouraged

For Norwegians especially, nature is a part of life — one they have a passion for exploring. As a result, Norway has become one of the world’s top adventure tourism destinations. Depending on the seasons, travelers and locals alike can be found hiking, cycling, white-water rafting, dog-sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, sailing and more. They do this for good reason; Norway’s most beautiful assets are its stunning landscapes.

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Home to some of the best scenery to be found the world over, Norway treats her visitors to truly awe-inspiring views as they make their passage through her coastlines and fjords. Flanked by steep, dramatic mountains, the mainland also serves as a source of endless inspiration.

With an island count comfortably in the tens of thousands, and a distinctly vibrant city life, Norway presents a wealth of opportunities when it comes to compiling a uniquely memorable charter itinerary. Indeed, as a firmly established yachting hub with a centuries-old marine tradition, Norway offers visitors the chance to enjoy the most sublime sights of Scandinavia both when underway and at anchor. A favoured destination amongst expedition yachts, Norway also benefits from a number of quiet bays which offer charterers the opportunity to vacation in total peace.

Providing something of a bustling alternative to the rolling rural landscapes surrounding the fjords, the city of Bergen is defined by the cosmopolitan vibe which pervades its historic streets. Located on the west coast of Norway, the city is populated by a number of boutique stores and restaurants as well as a number of quaint buildings preserved as part of a World Heritage Site. Due to being one of the smallest cities in Europe, visitors are able to easily take in Bergen’s various charms in a relatively short period of time.

Getting out of Bergen and back into the iconic fjords is nicely straightforward, and it is here that the sheer tranquility of Norway can be felt. With over fifteen thousand miles of coastline being inhabited by less than five million, visitors are afforded a vast amount of space to enjoy their company and surroundings in a totally uninterrupted fashion. Expertly maintained, the Geiranger and Nærøy fjords are UNESCO-protected and boast an assortment of cascading waterfalls, mountain peaks, and even glaciers.

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Norwegian fjords (8 days).

Explore the singular beauty of the Norwegian Fjords with this charter vacation through Norway's largest and deepest fjord. From dramatic panoramas to time capsule towns, this itinerary promises to enliven and inspire guests with an unconventional yacht charter experience.

From Stavenger to Lysefjorden

From Stavenger to Lysefjorden

From Lysefjorden to Hardangerfjord

From Lysefjorden to Hardangerfjord

Deeper into the "Orchid of Norway"

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Heading to Bergen

Heading to Bergen

Floro and Maloy

Floro and Maloy

Geirangerfjord, the third largest fjord in the world

Geirangerfjord, the third largest fjord in the world

Way back along the fjord

Way back along the fjord

Disembark in Alesund

Disembark in Alesund

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Norway is a departure from conventional yachting hotspots – an otherworldly destination rich in Viking myths, local folklore, and breathtaking landscapes of deep fjords and snow-capped mountains. Let yourself become enthralled by the country’s sparkling lakes, staggering glaciers and pine forests as you cruise silently along Norway’s western coast. Renowned for its stunning, raw and stark beauty, the Norwegian fjords are a true natural masterpiece. Protected under the UNESCO World Heritage List, there is no better way to explore Norway’s fjord lands than via the water. Cruise in between secluded bays, taking in the low hanging mist over its luscious mountains dotted waterfalls and charming villages. Picture porpoises and seals swimming along with the yacht, while an eagle soars above in the pine-scent air. A Norway yacht charter will ensure you feel at one with Mother Nature and leave you yearning for more magical experiences.



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  • Take a helicopter tour of Folgefonna Glacier
  • Enjoy watersports at Godalen Beach
  • View the Voringsfossen waterfall,
  • Cruise to the Kalrassen waterfall
  • Zipline across the Trolljuv Gorge
  • Tour the Viking Farm
  • Hike up Pulpit Rock
  • Stroll through the exotic gardens on the island of Hidle
  • Shop in Bergen or Stavanger
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Sail away from the well-trodden seas of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean and be prepared for something different, a spellbinding adventure in the heart of nature. Norway is a destination like no other and will bring you closer to nature like never before. A charter on board a yacht in Norway is the perfect way to discover the true beauty and wilderness of this location. Step on board and experience dreamy landscapes, amazing wildlife, and complete tranquility. This is your chance to escape for a while, to embark on a journey with your family and friends and experience something totally natural and different. In the land of the midnight sun, you'll share your yacht charter experience with few, other than the local fishermen and several species of wildlife.


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Navigate your way through the calm waters of this kingdom of fjords, past steep mountains, roaring waterfalls, and glaciers. It is of no surprise that the Western Fjords feature prominently in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Don’t be fooled, Norway is not always a snow covered land. The country benefits from weather reflected in all four of its seasons, and during the summer enjoys many hours of sunshine.

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Norway, a hymn to untamed nature, offers yachting enthusiasts icy horizons and sumptuous fjords. Renting a yacht means giving yourself the keys to a kingdom where sea and mountains offer breathtaking panoramas.

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Explore Norway’s natural wonders on a 5-day yacht trip, sailing through the majestic fjords of Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord, discovering the charming Lofoten Islands and the Art Nouveau architecture of Ålesund, while sampling local delicacies in renowned restaurants, for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Norway’s wild beauty.

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  • Departure from Bergen, a picturesque coastal town surrounded by mountains and fjords.
  • Sail to Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, offering breathtaking scenery.
  • Lunch on board the yacht while admiring the panoramic views.
  • Visit Bergen’s old town, the Hanseatic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Dinner at the “Bryggen Tracteursted” restaurant, featuring traditional Norwegian dishes in a historic setting.

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  • Continue your journey to Geirangerfjord, renowned for its majestic waterfalls and impressive cliffs.
  • Explore Geiranger’s surroundings and enjoy the view from the Dalsnibba lookout.
  • Take a boat trip to the famous waterfalls of Geirangerfjord.
  • Dinner aboard the yacht as the sun sets over the fjords.

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  • Sail to Ålesund, a picturesque town renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture.
  • Visit the Ålesund Maritime Museum to learn more about the region’s maritime history.
  • Explore the surrounding islands and coves by kayak or boat.
  • Dinner at the “Maki” restaurant, featuring contemporary Norwegian cuisine with Asian influences.

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  • Set sail for the Lofoten Islands, a spectacular archipelago of rugged mountains, white sandy beaches and fishing villages.
  • Take a hike to enjoy panoramic views of the islands.
  • Lunch at the “Borsen Spiseri” restaurant to sample fresh seafood and local specialities.
  • Explore traditional fishing villages with their charming red wooden houses.

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  • Sail to Tromsø, a lively town beyond the Arctic Circle.
  • Enjoy a dog-sledding tour or Northern Lights viewing, depending on the season.
  • Lunch at Emma’s Drømmekjøkken for contemporary Nordic cuisine in a friendly atmosphere.
  • Round off your trip to Norway by returning to Bergen.

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Norsk skies, fjords, midnight sun and mountain peaks! If you like beautiful scenery, Norway is the place to go boating. The country has six different regions that you can explore by boat, and each has its own character.

You can also have everything from a shopping holiday in Oslo to the most amazing natural experiences, so there's no doubt that the country has a lot to offer. Closest to Sweden is Norway's east coast and Oslo, the Norwegian capital, is not too far from the Swedish border.

Oslo and the surrounding area is a must-visit during your sail! Further down the coast are Kristiansand and Sörlandet, the Norwegians' own summer paradise with beautiful beaches and unusually many hours of sunshine. Norway's west coast also has a lot of great destinations! Stavanger, Bergen , Tromsø and Lofoten are just a few of the great destinations.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Norway?

The cost of a yacht charter in Norway depends on where you're looking to sail, the time of year and how many people are on board. The size and type of vessel with also affect the final price. Below are some average prices of a boat rental in Norway by boat type. 

€2,058/week for 8 people.

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Where to sail in Norway

Oslo is certainly a city with a lot going on right now! The city was named Europe's Green Capital 2019 and is also filled with exciting cuisines, cool events and fun new neighbourhoods! Sail in through the Oslofjord to see the beautiful scenery and discover the city from the sea.

Once ashore, the region offers everything from big-city experiences to stunning scenery If you're looking for a more cultural experience, the new Munch Museum will open in autumn 2020. Edvard Munch was one of the greatest artists in Norway's history and much of his 28,000 works are collected in the museum. Bordering Oslo are also the regions of Østfold and Vestfold, where you can dock by boat in the charming towns of Fredrikstad and Tønsberg.

Kristiansand and Sørlandet

Sørlandet, Norway's southernmost region, is also the summer paradise of Norwegians. The region is full of beautiful beaches and when you travel by boat, you also have access to the thousands of islands that are found in the region. The largest city in the region is Kristiansand. There you can stroll through beautiful authentic alleys in the old town of Posebyen, feast on fresh seafood or take part in one of the city's many festivals.

If you're travelling with the family, Dyreparken is a safe bet, while Kristiansand Zoo is a guaranteed hit with kids young and old. If you sail the furthest south in the region, you'll find Lindesnes lighthouse, Norway's southernmost point! If you want to enjoy a tasty meal, the Michelin restaurant Under is also located here, the world's largest underwater restaurant.

Continuing past the southern tip of Norway and sailing up the west coast of Norway, you'll soon reach Stavanger, the largest city in south-western Norway. Stavanger is the perfect starting point if you want to experience famous natural attractions such as Preikestolen and Lysefjorden.

In the coastal area of Jæren you will find some of Norway's whitest and longest beaches and the area is also a paradise for water sports. The city itself also has much to offer and as the former European Capital of Culture, Stavanger has a wide range of museums and a vibrant cultural life.

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Departing from Stavanger and continuing along the west coast of Norway, you'll reach Bergen after a while. Bergen may be Norway's second largest city, but it still has a cosy small-town feel with its traditional wooden houses and surrounding mountain landscape.

An obvious destination when visiting Bergen is the UNESCO-protected Hanseatic Port, which has been a trading post for a thousand years. Bergen is also a real student city, so there's always something going on. So there's always even an exciting concert or art exhibition to visit.

In the middle of Norway's west coast lies Trøndelag, a region that offers both culinary experiences and outdoor pursuits. Here you can fish, cycle or enjoy the local culinary culture, which places great emphasis on locally produced ingredients.

Trondheim, the region's largest city, offers a wide range of culinary experiences and you can find everything from cosy cafés to Michelin restaurants. If you're looking for further gourmet experiences, a visit to the UNESCO-protected mining town of Røros is recommended. Here you can combine a well cooked meal with interesting history.

In northern Norway, you'll find the Lofoten archipelago. When you visit this region you will be shocked by the wonderful landscape with its massive mountains, deep fjords and idyllic sandy beaches. In addition, the region offers amazing natural phenomena.

From late May to mid-July you can enjoy the northern lights and the midnight sun, while from September to mid-April you can see the astonishing northern lights. The wildlife here is also absolutely stunning with mighty sea eagles and killer whales. Lofoten is also working to become a sustainable destination, which means that they strive to offer travellers rewarding experiences while preserving the local nature, culture and environment.

Driving a little further north, you'll come to Tromsø, also known as the "capital of the Arctic". If you want to discover epic nature and go on a whale safari, you've come to the right place.

There are also great hiking trails nearby and in Lyngenfjord you can go on idyllic summit walks between the mountains. If you're interested in Sami culture and history, Karasjok and Alta are also recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions about Norway

What is the cost of renting a boat in the high season and the low season in norway.

The average cost of renting a boat in Norway in the high season is around €2,929 per day, while in the low season it is around €2,441 per day.

How much does a skipper cost per day in Norway?

The price of a skipper varies depending on the destination and the owner of the boat. In Norway, you can expect to pay an average of €464 per day for a skipper.

How many cabins does a boat have in Norway?

Boats in Norway have an average of 3 cabins. If you travel with a large group, you can book boats with up to 5 cabins.

How many people can sleep on a boat in Norway?

A boat in Norway has on average 6 berths. You can find boats with up to 10 berths.

What is the average length of a boat in Norway?

The average length of a boat in Norway is 14 meters.

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Our Norway yacht charter allows you to explore the outstanding natural beauty of Arctic Norway. Departing from Tromsø we have a range of summer and winter expeditions on our fleet of modern explorer yachts.

During the summer months explore the Lofoten islands under the midnight sun. These scenic islands are a paradise for hikers, nature lovers and explorers.

During the winter months chase the Northern Lights in scenic fjords lined by snow covered mountains and spend time on deck whale watching and exploring far flung villages.

Our Norway yacht expeditions are led by our outstanding guide team with decades of experience exploring the Arctic. Choose from a selection of our modern ice-strengthened explorer yachts featuring ensuite cabins, large lounges, on deck hot tub and Sauna and great food prepared by our onboard chef.

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Norway Yacht Expeditions

Design your own private expedition to explore Norway from Tromsø. Summer expeditions explore the Lofoten Islands. Winter expeditions go in search of whales and Northern Lights in the fjords around Tromsø.

Why Choose Secret Atlas Yacht Expeditions?

  • A large choice of modern ice strengthened explorer yachts ideal for exploring Norway in comfort during the winter months.
  • A passionate guide team with decades of experience. Every Norway yacht charter has an expedition leader and an assistant expedition leader.
  • 2 Zodiacs used for exploring and shore landings.
  • Flexible expeditions designed around what you would like to see and experience.
  • Outstanding guest experience with great food and onboard service.
  • 100% positive guest feedback on previous expeditions. Read our expedition journals here .

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Whale Watching

Every year during the winter the fjords around Tromsø are home to one of the largest gathering of Orcas on the planet. Our expeditions allow you to witness this spectacle first hand.

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Northern Lights

Witness the Northern lights in landscapes with no light pollution. The Northern Lights are frequently sighted between November and February.

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There are many captivating places to explore from the remote, windswept beaches of the Lofoten Islands to the snow capped peaks of the Lyngen Alps.

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Ski and Sail

The Lyngen Alps in Arctic Norway offers the perfect place for ski and sail expeditions with high levels of comfort on our modern explorer yachts. Find out more here.

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Norway Yacht Expedition Itineraries

Winter Whales and Northern Lights – November to March

Explore the fjords around Tromsø which are home to an amazing spectacle every year as Orcas descend to feed on Herring. The area is also one of the best places on Earth to encounter the Northern Lights.

Midnight Sun in the Lofoten Islands – June – September

The Lofoten islands in Arctic Norway offer spectacular scenery, remote anchorages and deserted beaches making it an incredible place for a private yacht expedition.

Norway Yacht Charter FAQ

Plan your norway yacht expedition.

The charter season in Norway runs all year round and the best time to charter a yacht in Norway depends on what you would like to see.

Choose the summer months between June and August to witness the midnight sun, hike the stunning Lofoten islands and land on remote beaches.

November – January offer the best months for whale watching.

For the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights choose an expedition between November and March.

For Ski and Sail, March and April offer the best months for snow cover.

Our main point of departure is Tromsø in Arctic Norway. Tromsø has an airport with good connections to Oslo in Norway and other international destinations.

Depending on your requirements we can also arrange different departure or arrival ports based on your requirements.

During Your Norway Yacht Charter

Our Norway expeditions are tailor made to your interests. We will work with you to map out your perfect itinerary. Please contact our expedition team to arrange your requirements.


That’s a great question and one we want to answer honestly.

The vessels we work with don’t burn heavy fuels which are particularly detrimental to the environment and run on standard marine diesel. As a part of our commitment to the environment, we climate compensate all of our emissions by planting trees with our sustainability partner in Greenland. The cost of this is covered within the fares our guests pay and we don’t charge an additional fee for this.

Secret Atlas don’t sell flights but we are aware our guests have to fly to our destinations to board our cruises. As a part of our climate commitment, we will match the offset costs for any guests who would like to offset their flights with us. This is offered at the time of booking.

During our cruises, we follow very strict guidelines as set out by AECO (Association Of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators) to ensure minimal impact on the wildlife and places we visit. This includes following strict rules about not disturbing wildlife in its natural habitat. We employ highly experienced expedition leaders to run our expeditions in accordance with the rules and safety code laid out by AECO. The principal rules are:

  • Leave no lasting signs of your visit
  • Do not pick flowers
  • Do not take anything with you
  • Do not disturb animals and birds
  • Leave cultural remains alone Cultural remains are protected by law and a zone of 100 meters around the remains is also considered a protected zone. Watch where you are walking and standing. Walk around and not in between obj
  • Take the polar bear danger seriously
  • Respect local culture and local people

Our expedition leaders are highly trained in safety and following these rules and brief guests at the beginning of each departure. They ensure the safety of the guests throughout the cruise and that the AECO rules are followed.

As a member of AECO we take great efforts to ensure our trips don’t have any negative impact on the wildlife or environment. You can find out more  here. 

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MV Explorer

A hi-end expedition yacht that offers cruise ship comfort for 12 on a small ship with ensuite cabins and suites, an open plan lounge with large windows, hot tub, outdoor jacuzzi and a mini gym.

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The newest addition to the Secret Atlas fleet, MV Vikingfjord is a modern expedition vessel offering cruise ship comfort with all en-suite cabins, large viewing lounge and an on deck hot tub and sauna – perfect for Northern Lights viewing.

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MV Polarfront

One of the Arctic’s most elegant small ships, Polarfront offers a feeling of luxury and style. She offers an on deck sauna and hot tub, spacious cabins and a large guest lounge and dining room.

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10 things you'll experience on a yacht charter in Norway

10 things you'll experience on a yacht charter in Norway

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By Rebecca Bradbury   Last Updated: 21 March 2023

A year-round yacht charter destination,  Norway is known for its dramatic fjords, colourful coastal towns and Scandi flair. But it also has some interesting quirks that make visiting on a superyacht vacation even more interesting. 

The demand for superyacht charters in Norway is increasing, as more adventure-hungry charterers set course for Scandinavia to experience a totally different type of vacation. From Heli-skiing in the mountains to whale watching on the fjords, Norway promises a charter vacation that you'll remember forever. 

What's more, Norway is actually a great charter destination year-round. Expect blossoming wildflowers in the springtime, and snow-covered terrains in the winter. 

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The country covers a huge area, from cultural Oslo and the famously pretty Bergen in the south, to the Arctic region in the north. Here, the Lofoten archipelago offers a true taste of Norway, while Tromso is famed for its great views over the Northern Lights.  

Even further North, you'll find the island chain of Svalbard. Located between mainland Norway and the North Pole, this landmass is known for its frozen tundra, glacial waters and polar bear population. 

If you're considering chartering a yacht in the region this summer, here are some unusual (but amazing) things you'll discover when you undertake a  Norway yacht charter .   

1. Weird and wonderful Norwegian cuisine

Nordic cuisine is inventive, flavourful and doesn't shy away from unexpected combinations. From finnbiff (reindeer stew) to pinnekjott (smoked rack of lamb cooked over birch leaves), there are a number of creative dishes you should try on your next yachting vacation. 

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The food scene in Norway is thriving at the moment, with a focus on locally sourced produce, new twists on classic dishes and fresh Scandinavian ingredients. 

Whether you fancy fresh seafood, Nordic classics or contemporary fusion of flavours, there’s a restaurant in Norway for everyone.

If you're passing through Stavanger, ask your yacht crew to call ahead and book a table at Re-Naa, a Michelin-starred restaurant that regularly gets the food critics raving. In Alesund, be sure to check out Bro, where you can expect a varied menu and an innovative approach to gastronomy. 

10 of the best specialties to try on your next yacht charter in Norway

2. Whale-watching in the wild

The waters of Norway are home to lots of different whale species, including humpbacks, orcas, porpoises, sperm whales, minke whales and the largest animals on the planet; blue whales. They are more common further north, around Tromso and the Lofoten archipelago.

orca breaches the water in norway

While it's possible to see certain types of whale year-round, there are particular seasons when they tend to be more prevalent. Between late October to mid-January, your chances of seeing whales are very high, particularly humpback whales and orcas. 

This activity is particularly well-suited to a yacht charter, since you'll have much more freedom and flexibility to move around and try and catch a glimpse of the whales breaching the water's surface. They tend to congregate in coastal areas, near the fjords where there are more fish to feed on.  

3. Witness the immense Northern Lights

Norway is known for being one of the best places to see the Northern Lights, since the northern part of the country lies just below the auroral oval.

While there's no guaranteed season to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis, visiting between September and late March will increase your likelihood. (This coincides with the best times for whale watching, so you can easily incorporate both into your vacation.)

northern lights above town next to the water in norway

Around the Lofoten archipelago and Tromso, you should get the clearest visibility between 6pam and 1am and your best chance of seeing the Northern Lights is during cold, dry weather. Be sure to ask your yacht crew to whip up a hot drink for you, and enjoy this mesmerizing sight from the deck of your superyacht. 

4. An insight into Viking heritage

Although thousands of years have passed, remnants of the Vikings can still be found across Norway today. From runes carved into stones to ancient settlements peppered through the fjords, reminders of Norway's ancestry live on.

A monolithic Viking monument in Norway

Many of us are familiar with the concept of bearded men in horned helmets, but there is actually much more to learn. In fact, Vikings revolutionized seafaring with their advanced understanding of shipbuilding. Longboats became a popular mode of transport, aiding in trade and expedition and allowing the Vikings to travel across Europe and even as far as America. 

Their distinctive design, with their slender hulls, sea monster figureheads and hundreds of oars, are iconic in Norway, and there are plenty of museums where you can see replicas and authentic versions of these vessels.

5. Cosiness and contentment is an important concept, and it's called Kos

Most of us have heard of hygge ­– the Danish art of cultivating cosiness and contentment which became an international craze a few years ago. What is not as well-known is a similar but more encompassing Norwegian concept known as Kos.

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Kos is the kind of instant happiness you get when you feel safe, warm and a sense of togetherness. It’s a typical Norwegian luxury of simplicity where small joys make you feel great. Compared to hygge, it’s considered to apply to more things in life, like a house, a dinner, a conversation or a person. 

Experience kos on a Norway yacht charter when enjoying a traditional cinnamon bun or gathering round a roaring fire with family and friends. According to Norwegian natives, it even includes the wonder of witnessing the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. 

6. Arctic exploration in Svalbard

Situated in the Arctic Ocean over 1000 nautical miles of of Norway, Svalbard is quite a way away. However, the high latitude cruising region is worth the trip for a totally unique vacation. 

snowy terrains in norway, with hikers walking across

You will most likely need to charter an explorer yacht if you're looking to cruise as far north as Svalbard, so be sure to view the entire fleet of expedition yachts for charter to get an idea of what's available. 

The archipelago is home to many national parks that protect over 3500 polar bears, and is one of the few places in the world where you can see the threatened species up close and personal. They tend to frequent the coasts, so the chances of spotting them from the comfort of your superyacht is pretty high during peak season. 

Svalbard is also a prime destination for those looking for the adrenaline-fuelled fun of heli-skiing. Speak to your charter broker about how you incorporate heli-skiing into your yacht charter vacation. 

7. Most Norwegians have, or regularly rent, Hyttes (cabins in the woods)

A big part of the Norwegian lifestyle is the hytte, which is the word for a secluded cabin. These small getaway homes are located in remote regions, usually in the mountains, the woods or by the coast. 

hytte norway by the sea

On Friday evenings, particularly during the summer, Norwegians often retreat to their hytte and spend a relaxing weekend there. Usually everything is made of wood, from the walls to the furniture, bringing the natural world inside for complete immersion into nature.   

Many Norwegians own their own hytte and some are available to rent. Extend your superyacht vacation with a hytte break to truly experience the Scandinavian way of life.

8. The locals value the great outdoors, aka Friluftsliv

Staying in a hytte is widely associated with kos, but also friluftsliv – loosely translated in English as ‘free air life’. Being active and enjoying nature is a key characteristic of Norwegian culture. 

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Norwegians recognise the benefits of spending time in the great wilderness that surrounds them; it’s a chance to rejuvenate, find balance, reduce stress, boost creativity and increase happiness. 

With Norway’s exceptional landscapes, there is plenty of opportunities for friluftsliv on a yacht charter. Try hiking to waterfalls and spectacular natural landmarks like Trolltunga and Kjerag, as well as foraging, mountain biking and kayaking in the summer months, while winter is perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 

9. Norse mythology and folklore are integral parts of Norwegian culture

Stemming from its connection to the natural world, Norway is a land full of myth, magic, and folklore that is well-established and plays a big role in Nordic heritage and culture. 

One of the most common themes in Norse mythology are trolls. No-one knows exactly where trolls originated from, but they have become a huge cultural phenomenon across Norway, with statues, figurines and stories about them everywhere.

statue of Thor God in museum in Oslo

From trolls and elves to tremendous thunder bending gods, an astounding number of Scandinavian myths are well-known throughout the world and still used regularly in pop-culture and fantasy.

10. Norway has a keen coffee culture known as Kaffetime

Norway is a nation of coffee lovers. The figures speak for themselves, with 12 million cups made a day, the country ranks among the globe’s top three coffee consuming nations.

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Scandinavia is known for its light roasts and you will find them in all their glory in Oslo’s coffee shops. The most common way to drink it is black and filtered, and many Norwegian natives will make their own at home in a stove-top kettle on a daily basis. 

It’s not exactly clear where Norway’s coffee culture came from. Some believe it originates back in the country’s prohibition years (1916 to 1927) when coffee was substituted for alcohol, and has endured alongside the strict alcohol laws and high taxes. Others think it’s down to its ability to warm the soul on those long, dark winter days.

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With so many unique quirks and astounding natural wonders, Norway should be top of your list for your next yacht charter. Speak to your preferred yacht charter broker  for more information on how to book.

You can also take a look at our Norway yacht charter itineraries  for more inspiration. 

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An Oklahoma family of nine was left stranded in remote Alaska after their Norwegian Cruise Lines ship left them behind — and then charged the desperate family $9,000 in customs fees.

The Gault family was traveling with six young kids and a 78-year-old grandmother on July 12 when they disembarked from the Norwegian Encore in Katchikan, a small town in a string of south Alaskan islands, so they could watch a lumberjack show together.

But on their way back, the local tour operator transporting passengers to and from the vessel failed to properly check who had tickets and who didn’t — merely conducting a head count — and told the Gaults there was no room and to wait for another shuttle.

The Gaults were travelling with young kids and a 78-year-old grandmother when they were left behind by their cruise

“We see the chaos getting onto the buses. We go to get on the bus and one of the attendees is like, ‘The bus is full, and you know you got to wait for the next bus,'” Joshua Gault told 2 News .

However, that bus never came, and after frantically calling the port authority to arrange transportation, they finally arrived back at the docks to see the Norwegian Encore sailing away — taking with it their passports, medication and clothes.

“Six kids on board, minor children, and a 78-year-old mother-in-law, all on medication. We all had to quit cold turkey medication these last few days because it was all on the cruise ship,” Joshua said.

From there, the chaos only deepened.

The family, which had already spent about $30,000 on the trip, was immediately hit with nearly a $9,000 charge from the cruise line — $971 per passenger — for missing the boat.

That fee stemmed from the US Customs and Border Protection’s Passenger Vessel Services Act, which they violated by not visiting a foreign port before they returned to the US, as their itinerary planned.

But they were unable to catch up with the vessel at its next port of call in Canada because nearly all their passports had sailed away from them.

With no choice but to find their way home, the Gaults had to arrange new lodging within hours, book flights home, and feed their many hungry mouths — with the costs piling up the longer it took them to get home.

The family of nine had spent about $30,000 on their trip with Norwegian Cruise Lines before being left behind in Alaska

“All the flights for nine people, all the food for nine people, all the hotel stays,” Gault told 2 News, counting off the accommodations they had to arrange — and pay for — on the fly.

After days of travel — which included stops in numerous cities, canceled flights, and more than one overnight airport stay — the family finally arrived home in Tulsa, strung out, tired, and having picked up exhausting cases of COVID along the way.

“So yeah, we’re beat down right now. We’re unhealthy and beaten down,” Joshua said.

The family is working with Norwegian to rectify the situation, but after their ordeal, they feel the cruise line has a lot of slack to pick up to make things right.

“‘We’re still looking into it, we haven’t forgotten about you,'” Cailyn Gault said Norwegian kept telling them as they battled their way home.

The Gaults spent days getting home, sleeping in airports along the way

“And I was like, ‘No, we feel like you pretty much forgot about us when you left us in port and told us to go figure it out,'” she added.

Norwegian Cruise Lines told The Post it has begun the process of refunding the Gaults the nearly $9,000 in fees they were charged, and will reimburse them for all their travel expenses once receipts have been received.

The cruise line also said it tried to contact the Gaults after they missed their bus due to “a misstep by a local tour operator,” and when they were unable to reach them, worked with the local port authority to help the family arrange lodging for the night before they were able to make a flight to Seattle the next day.

“In addition, these guests will be receiving a pro-rated refund for the two cruise days they missed,” a Norwegian Cruise Line representative said.

“As a gesture of goodwill, the company will also be providing each of the nine guests with a Future Cruise Credit in the form of a 20 percent discount of their cruise fare that can be used towards their next voyage,” Norwegian added.

The cruise line charged the Gaults nearly $9,000 for missing the boat

The incident was just the latest to put Norwegian Cruise Lines under the spotlight for leaving passengers behind.

Back in April, eight passengers were left behind in Africa after an independent tour they took was late to arrive at the boat — leaving them cobbling together an itinerary across the continent to catch up with the boat.

It is well-known policy on most cruise lines that passengers who fail to return to the ship within a strict deadline will be left behind so the vessel can maintain its schedule — but exceptions are generally made if tardiness is the fault of the cruise line or an operator provided or recommended by it.

Though the passengers in April had been using an independent tour when they missed the boat, their ages and handicaps sparked controversy over the rigidity of the cruise line’s policy.

Norwegian ultimately agreed to partially refund those passengers for their expenses incurred catching up with the boat.

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Clarence Thomas accepted a free yacht trip to Russia and got flown out on a complimentary helicopter ride to Putin's hometown, 2 Democratic senators say

  • Democratic senators have accused Justice Clarence Thomas of accepting undisclosed gifts and trips.
  • They say he accepted gifts such as a yacht trip to Russia and a chopper ride to Vladimir Putin's hometown.
  • The senators want an investigation into potential tax fraud and ties between Thomas and Harlan Crow.

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Two Democratic senators have accused Justice Clarence Thomas of accepting a free trip to Russian President Vladimir Putin's hometown.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon filed a letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland on July 3, asking to open an investigation into the Supreme Court judge.

The letter said there was a "serious possibility of tax fraud" and accused Thomas of having "secretly accepted gifts and income potentially worth millions of dollars."

The letter's appendix , which lists 35 undisclosed gifts, shows a "yacht trip to Russia and the Baltics" and a "helicopter ride to Yusupov Palace, St. Petersburg," both listed under the year 2003.

St. Petersburg, Russia, is Putin's birthplace and where he grew up. The president now resides in Moscow.

The appendix list is titled "Likely Undisclosed Gifts and Income from Harlan Crow and Affiliated Companies." Harlan Crow is a real-estate developer and the former chairman and CEO of the Trammell Crow Company.

The senators cited a ProPublica report from May last year detailing Thomas' hushed-up financial ties to Crow.

The report said that apart from the Russia trip, Crow also funded Thomas' grandnephew Mark Martin 's boarding-school fees, which cost "more than $6,000 a month."

In their letter, the senators wrote that other gifts from Crow included "multiple instances of free private jet travel, yacht travel, and lodging," as well as "gifts of tuition for Justice Thomas's grandnephew," "real estate transactions," "home renovations," and "free rent for Justice Thomas's mother."

In September, Thomas said he'd accepted three trips on a private plane owned by Crow . He didn't mention any other gifts.

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Whitehouse and Wyden aren't the only Democrats who've voiced concerns over Thomas' sketchy financial ties.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York filed articles of impeachment against Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday.

"Justice Thomas and Alito's repeated failure over decades to disclose that they received millions of dollars in gifts from individuals with business before the court is explicitly against the law," her statement reads.

Representatives for Thomas, Whitehouse, Wyden and Crow didn't immediately respond to requests for comment from Business Insider sent outside regular business hours.

Watch: Why Clarence Thomas' lavish vacations with a GOP donor are in the spotlight

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Louisiana Private Recreational Red Snapper Landing Estimates Through July 8

Reminder: red snapper season is currently weekends-only.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) released the latest private recreational Red Snapper landing estimates through July 8, 2024. LA Creel, LDWF's near real-time landings data collection program, indicates that 607,581 pounds, or 65.0% percent, of Louisiana’s 2024 annual private recreational allocation of 934,587 pounds have been harvested during the 2024 Red Snapper season. This represents landings through July 8, which was during a 7-day fishing week season structure.

For more information on the 2024 Red Snapper season and detailed landing estimates, visit  https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/red-snapper .

Resident and Non-Resident Recreational Anglers:

  • Must possess valid Louisiana basic and Saltwater Recreational Fishing Licenses and a  Recreational Offshore Landing Permit (no cost) to fish for or possess Red Snapper and other offshore and reef fish species. 
  • Anglers get a ROLP via the  ROLP website :  https://ldwf.wlf.la.gov/rolp/loginchoice?ReturnUrl=%2Frolp
  • Once anglers have registered, they can save an electronic copy on their mobile device or print a copy of the ROLP indicating their valid ROLP and carry it on their person along with applicable licenses while fishing offshore. 

State For-Hire Charter Vessels: 

  • State for-hire charter captains (those who do not have a federal Gulf of Mexico charter/headboat permit for reef fish) are not allowed to fish in federal waters. 
  • Must also possess a ROLP (no cost) to fish for or possess Red Snapper, as well as other offshore and reef fish species.
  • May only fish for Red Snapper in state waters (within the 9 nautical miles state water boundary), when the Louisiana recreational Red Snapper season is open. 

Federal For-Hire Charter Vessels: 

  • Vessels with federal reef fish for-hire permits will remain under federal regulations and may only fish in federal waters during the federal season, which opened June 1. 
  • If a federal for-hire charter captain also holds a Louisiana charter license, he/she may also fish state waters, but only when the federal for-hire charter season overlaps with the Louisiana season. When the federal for-hire season closes, the federal for-hire captain may not fish state waters. 

LDWF encourages anglers to reduce barotrauma while fishing for Red Snapper and other reef fish by using descending devices to return fish to a survivable depth before being released. Please see the LDWF website at  https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/barotrauma  for more information. Federal regulations require that anglers have a descending device or venting tool rigged and ready for use while fishing for reef fish in federal waters.

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How to Charter a Boat

If you want to sail off into the sunset, at least temporarily, you need to understand how to get aboard first.

An illustration of the bow of a boat with three women with flowing hair and cocktails looking over a man playing a guitar and then off in the water, four other vacationers are sunbathing on inner tubes.

By Lauren Sloss

This time of year, it’s an inevitable thought: Life would be that much better out on the water. Specifically, on a boat.

Even if you have neither a boat nor boating experience, it’s never been easier to make your nautical dreams come true — whether you want a day trip on your local lake or a fully staffed multiday voyage in a far-flung locale. Here are the initial questions that will help you plan an adventure on the water.

Whom are you traveling with?

Thinking about the size and dynamic of your group is an important first step, even if you are simply going on a day trip. Will children be on board? How old? What about elderly parents?

Dan Lockyer, the chief commercial officer of Dream Yacht Worldwide , strongly encourages travelers to determine group size — and, ideally, get people committed — before booking.

“The location that you want to go to, the time of year that you want to go, the type of boat that you want will entirely depend on the makeup of the group that you’re sailing with,” Mr. Lockyer said.

Do you want to captain, or do you want a captain?

Different charter companies specialize in certain locations, types of boats, itineraries and services. Some companies offer the opportunity for a “bareboat” charter, in which you rent the boat and take on the navigation and provisioning yourself, while others exclusively offer fully staffed options, including a captain and a cook.

If you want to captain the boat yourself, almost all outfits require some kind of proof of sailing or boating experience, often in line with local regulations.

Edward King, 45, an executive at a streaming company based in San Francisco, is experienced in sailing the city’s waterways. But on vacation, he said he would prefer to let a captain and crew take the lead.

Mr. King said he appreciates a captain who is familiar with both the local waters — “they’ll know how to avoid sailing into a certain sandbar,” he said, — as well as the local attractions.

In contrast, Matt Blake, 38, a software engineer based in Oakland, Calif., was eager to grow his sailing experience during a recent trip to La Paz, Mexico, with his fiancée. He hired a captain but made clear that the captain was there to help and teach.

Where do you want to go?

“Do you want something that’s more culturally oriented? Nature oriented? An adventure trip?” asked Mary Curry, the voyage product director of Adventure Life , which offers small group tours and private trips on land and on water around the world.

That answer can determine your destination. Popular cruising grounds include the Caribbean, Croatia, Alaska and French Polynesia, but the sky — or the sea — is really the limit. For help narrowing your focus, travel advisers often have relationships with charter companies or outfits around the world, and sailing publications offer recommendations.

Kyla Malkani, who has had experience with charters working as a destination wedding planner, recommends consulting the concierge of waterfront hotels, particularly for short-term or day rentals.

“A lot of times they will have either their own fleet or they will have some sort of connection at a dock,” said Ms. Malkani, 37, who is based in Washington, D.C., and is currently working as a content creator and freelance event planner.

What kind of boat?

Where you want to travel and for how long will likely determine the kinds of boats that are available to you. Crucial at this point, too, is an understanding of the boat’s layout and amenities.

“You definitely want to choose the right kind of boat,” said Ms. Malkani. “If you want more adventure, a sailboat is nice. If you’re looking for a luxury party environment, a yacht is best. And if you’re looking for something smooth, for older people or with kids, a catamaran is great.”

David Barclay is a luxury travel adviser who has also chartered boats for his own vacations.

“You want to match what the travelers want to what the boat offers,” he said.

Perhaps a group of friends might not mind a catamaran with functional but not luxurious marine bathrooms, but a multigenerational group might prefer more high-touch amenities.

When should I book?

Often, charter trips are once-in-a-lifetime experiences that require a great deal of advanced planning.

“You may have a specific place you want to go, or a specific time of year you want to travel,” said Mr. Barclay. “And some places just aren’t good at certain times of year.”

Naturally, you don’t want to be at sea in the Caribbean during hurricane season, or in the Mediterranean during winter storms. But you also might want to avoid peak cruising seasons, too.

The first three weeks of August are quite popular, said Mr. Lockyer. “If you have some flexibility and can travel in early July, you’ll get the same sort of great weather, a greater selection of boats and the anchorages won’t be as crowded.”

How much does it cost?

Charter costs are incredibly variable, dependent on all of the factors coming into play: your boat type and size, your destination, your group size, the amount of crew you’d like and the amenities on board. That said, costs could range anywhere from $2,000 for a day on a sailboat to hundreds of thousands of dollars for a multiday mega-yacht charter. Have a budget in mind when beginning your research process.

What if I didn’t plan far in advance?

While advanced planning is encouraged, and often necessary for bigger boat trips, it’s possible to book a boat last-minute.

Boatsetter , an Airbnb-like platform for boats, is a good resource for last-minute bookings, especially for day trips, and even has an Instant Book option for down-to-the-wire bookings.

“If it’s for a special event, or around major holidays, you may want to book a month or two in advance. But for general bookings, you can find options within a week or two,” said Kim Koditek, Boatsetter’s head of brand strategy and communications, of the company’s overnight offerings, which appear on their platform under the luxury yacht charters category .

Ms. Malkani has used Boatsetter for some of her charters, most of which have been booked with a specific goal in mind.

“I’m a sunset chaser,” she said. “My husband and I just really love being on the water, and we always try to squeeze in some sort of boat day activity when we’re traveling.”

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