Highlands and Islands – Journey of the Norsemen

UK and Ireland

Bergen, Norway - Oban, Scotland

Join TS Maybe for this adventure from Norway, exploring the highlands and islands of Scotland before arriving in the delightful Scottish harbour town of Oban.  If you are looking for exciting sailing, magnificent scenery and long summer nights enjoying the sea air on deck, then this is the voyage for you.

ShipUnder 25Adult4-6 Berth Cabin
July 25, 2019August 3, 201910

Highlands and Islands - Journey of the Norsemen. Bergen, Norway - Oban, Scotland

25th July 2019 - 3rd August 2019

Voyage Highlights:

  • Norwegian Fjords
  • North Sea crossing
  • Shetland and the Orkneys
  • The Minch and Cape Wrath
  • Island hopping the Inner Hebrides
  • Wildlife, rugged coastlines and remote anchorages

Voyage Description

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. If the following voyage description is not fulfilled for any reason, Maybe Sailing and Maybe Sailing Youth Initiative cannot be held responsible.

Join us as we follow the route of some of the great Viking settlers. This voyage begins in Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway.  Bergen is a city on Norway’s southwestern coast; surrounded by mountains and fjords.  The city is a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture.

We then make the 250 nm crossing of the North Sea to the Orkney and Shetland Isles.  Lying off Scotland’s north coast, surrounded by crystal-clear waters, these two archipelagos are a stunning and remarkable mix of heritage, culture and natural wonders.

From here we make our way along the wild north-west coast of Scotland towards Cape Wrath and the Minch.  We navigate our way South through the Minch; this channel varies in width between 25 and 45 miles and is notorious for it’s great depth and rapid currents.   Further south is The Little Minch; the channel that lies between the islands of Harris and North Uist to the west form the Isle of Skye to the east.

Legend has it that the Minch is home to a clan of mythical blue men.  Most of the time “The Blue Men of Minch” swim the seas, but sometimes sleep in underwater caves.  While the Blue Men slept the weather could be find and the seas calm.  However, when awake they could conjure up storms whenever they wanted.  These creatures, that are the size and shape of humans, are very strong and can be seen swimming and diving with pleasure when the seas are rough.  Following the boats that are navigating the waters of the area, they can be friendly towards humans, but this can be dependent upon their mood and if they are treated with respect!

The final leg of this adventure will be the Inner Hebrides.  These idyllic isles are a dream come true; scenic treasures, and a haven for nature lovers.  We could visit Skye, with it’s awe-inspiring beauty, dramatic Cullin mountain backdrop and pretty anchorages.  Or head to the “small isles” of Rum, Eigg, Canna and Muck, the close location of these islands, each uniquely different from the other, is a delight.  The final visit could be to the Isle of Mull, stopping in the colourful town of Tobermory before heading for Oban.

What is included in the voyage cost:

  • Accommodation and all meals on board Tall Ship Maybe
  • Sailing tuition and supervision from fully qualified crew members
  • Third party liability Insurance
  • Use of waterproofs and safety equipment

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance.  Check out Top Sail for specialist Tall Ship sailing travel insurance
  • Merchandise available to purchase on board
  • Excursions and meals onshore, unless otherwise stated

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