Learn to Sail in Norway’s Lofoten Islands


Departing on specific dates in June, July and August save from £190pp and learn to sail in the calm waters of Lofoten islands with adventure sailing experts Rubicon 3.

With an expanded choice of departures this summer to the Unesco World Heritage listed archipelago. Mix day sailing in its sheltered waters with hiking in the hills for stunning panoramas and possibly catching fresh fish for on shore BBQ in one of the world’s most spectacular locations.

The holiday is based aboard one of Rubicon 3’s fleet of 60ft clipper expedition yachts. On each voyage there is a real emphasis both on learning to sail and being able to head ashore to explore a new location each day.

Lofoten islands

Participants come together as a maximum ‘crew’ of eight people, with 90% joining as solos in an incredibly social environment. No previous sailing experience is necessary and under the expert guidance of a skipper and a mate, they learn a full range of skills from navigating, helming and sail trimming, right through to how to pick the perfect anchorage. It’s an exciting, hands on environment that attracts people from all over the world.

A two-week sailing holiday exploring the calm, clear waters of the Lofoten Islands of northern Norway costs from £1,899 per person (1-13 June 2020). Cost includes accommodation and food on board the yacht, foul weather and safety equipment on board, use of RIB and kayak, plus expert sailing instruction throughout.  It excludes travel to and from the start of the holiday.

Read more about the Lofoten Islands in Mark Bibby Jackson’s Land of the Midnight Sun.

Departure dates are: 01 – 13 June 2020 (£1,899), 01 – 14 June 2020 (£2,099), 15 – 26 June 2020 (£1,999), 29 June – 11 July 2020 (£1,949), 13 – 25 July 2020 (£1,999) and 15-28 August 2020 (£1,999)

To book call Rubicon 3 on 020 3086 7245 0203, www.rubicon3.co.uk

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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