This is absolutely the most exciting and satisfying way to visit Norway. By the time you set foot on Norwegian soil you will have: found your sea-legs; taken part in a watch system that makes you responsible (with support from the crew) for getting the boat across the North Sea; become lifelong friends with your fellow crew members; learned things about yourself that you never suspected; been absolutely blown away by your fist sight of the stunning Norwegian coastline; and found the ultimate method of ‘getting away from it all’. After all, it will be pretty difficult to get a message from your workplace when you are in the middle of the North Sea with not so much as a bar on your mobile phone.
Where you make landfall in Norway will depend on the direction of the wind, but it’s pretty safe to say that you will arrive somewhere between Bergen and Ålesund.
Norway is the cruising sailor’s dream destination; boats are a way of life there and you’ll be able to drop the hook in (or tie up alongside) countless breath-takingly beautiful sheltered harbours while you meander your way north to Ålesund among the sheltered coastal waters.
Disembarkation is in Ålesund, unless you have decided to stay on board for the next leg of the adventure as the Swan makes her way north to Lofoten.