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Join Blue Clipper for this voyage along the South coast of Norway, exploring the hidden gems of this stunning coastline. With so many pretty fishing harbours to visit and coastal landmarks to visit you will be spoilt for choice for shore visits during this voyage. Also, this coastal region of Norway is great for sailing, so you can really get to grips with sailing Blue Clipper and learning all about sailing and living on board a tall ship.
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On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage.
A visit to Southern Norway will expose you to this hidden gem of stunning coastline, Norwegian culture and great sailing opportunities.
Fredrikstad is a cosy city with deep historical roots. It is home to one of the best preserved fortress towns in Scandinavia. Warmth is often used as a keyword when Norwegians are asked to describe Fredrikstad. The old town in Fredrikstad is a much-visited sight, as it is one of the best preserved fortified towns in the Nordic region.
Located just outside of Fredrikstad, this is the sunniest area in Norway! The Islands are an incredibly popular holiday destination and the opportunity to explore the beautiful Ytre Hvaler National Park.
With many some towns and villages to visit, and the city of Kristiansand we are spoilt for choice as we cruise the South coast of Norway.
Kristiansand is the largest city in Southern Norway. Its old town, Posebyen features traditional wooden houses and in the centre, neo-gothic Kristiansand Cathedral is near the Sorlandets Museum, which displays Norwegian art from 1800 to today. The South-eastern shoreline includes the Bystranda city beach, the 17th century Chrsitiansholm Fortress reotunda and Fiskebrygga quay, lined with fishmongers selling their catch.
Lindesnes Lighthouse is situated at the southernmost point in Norway, 2,518 kilometres from the North Cape, and is a “must-visit” in all kinds of weather. Norway’s oldest lighthouse was first lit in 1655. Lindesnes Lighthouse is still in use, and today houses a museum where you can get a glimpse into the area’s long maritime history. There is also a café on site, selling local specialities cooked or baked with sea water, and a gift shop.
There’s a reason this coastal town has been twinned with Houston and Aberdeen: it’s sometimes known as Norway’s ‘Oil City’ for its importance in oil exploration in the North Sea since the 1970s (Norway’s largest oil company, Statoil, is based here). But while much of the outskirts are modern, you won’t find too many skyscrapers – Stavanger’s old centre has some of the most beautiful and best-preserved wooden buildings anywhere in Norway, many dating back to the 18th century. It’s all very pretty, and in summer the waterfront comes alive in the best port-town style.