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*Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel this trip. We hope to reschedule, please contact us if you would like further details when available.*
Join us as we return to Shetland from Bergen. This is a route well travelled by many a sailor, from our Viking ancestors to the modern day annual Bergen - Shetland Races. This exciting trip across the North Sea is always fun!
Boarding Swan in Bergen, Norway at 10am, your stay will begin with a comprehensive safety briefing including how to work the lines on deck and set the sails. We will then cast off and set sail across the North Sea for Lerwick, Shetland.
During the voyage you will take part in every aspect of working this 120 year old traditional wooden vessel, including watch duties and taking a turn at the helm, all under the supervision of our expert Skipper and Mate. A voyage on Swan is very much a hands-on experience - you are part of her crew, and work as a team to make your voyage happen. All tasks are shared and everyone joins in, from the most to the least experienced. For more details of what to expect on board please refer to our Welcome Aboard leaflet.
We will disembark Thursday 3rd Sept at 10am in Lerwick, Shetland.
Included in the price of this trip are sailing instruction, accommodation and all meals for the duration of your stay. For further details on what is included, and what to bring with you, please refer to our kit list.
If you need to fly to Bergen to join this voyage Lognair fly direct from many UK airports, including Sumburgh in Shetland, at this time of year.
The Swan Trust is among 16 charitable organisations which have collectively received over half a million pounds from the Shetland Charitable Trust, with the Swan Trust receiving £14,000. This funding will be used to ready The Swan to offer life changing sail training opportunities in 2021.Read More
In 2021 The Swan Trust will mark 25 years since The Swan was relaunched. In the lead up to this anniversary, we will be featuring personal stories from those who have sailed on The Swan and worked with The Trust. In the first of these, Andrew Manson, The Swan Trust’s Sail Trainee of the Year 2019, reminisces about his trips on Swan and what this means to him.Read More