Leg 9/2015

22 – 29 June Lerwick (Shetland) – Stavanger (Norway), 300 nm



Once you land in Shetland (planes fly into Sumburgh airport from Glasgow, Edingburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness or Bergen), a different world is awaiting you. This highly Nordic archipelago has long stood under the influence of the Norsemen and Vikings. Until the 14th century, Shetland remained a province of Norway and not until 1470 Shetland was directly annexed to Scotland. The Scandinavian influence is omnipresent and this is also the reason for Regina Laska to carry the proud capital of The Shetland Islands as her home port: Lerwick.

Depending on the weather, we will possibly have the chance for some day sails in the Shetland archipelago at first, visiting remote islands such as the Outskerries or Unst, before we pick a good weather window for our North Sea crossing. We will take the weather into consideration when deciding how long we will spend exploring the Shetland island and how much time we will spend around the Norwegian islands, which are no less charming with its beautiful archipelago around Stavanger and its deep cutting Fjords.

The crossing from The Shetland Islands to Stavanger over the North Sea can be challenging, no matter how careful we pick the weather. After all, these 230 nm of non-stop crossing does not allow for a quick “stop-over” or “getting off” the boat and we are sailing far north in the North Sea after all.

The leg will end in Stavanger on the west coast of Norway with flights to many major airports in Europe.

Price: 1.550 EUR per person


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