1 June 2024

Norway yacht charters have recently been proving attractive cruising destinations among the more adventurous members of the yachting and superyachting set. Drawn to its undiscovered secrets and peace and serenity, charter guests are able to get the most out of their experience during a superyacht charter vacation. Yachting vacations in Norway are a great alternative to the more popular yachting hotspots, and whether you wish to explore the rich culture of Stavanger or the glaciers of Sognefjord, there is something for everyone to enjoy in these magical cruising grounds.


An increasingly popular choice for large yachts and expedition or explorer yachts, Norway presents the perfect opportunity to combine her diversity of cities with her spectacular countryside. From the cobbled streets of Bergen to the dramatic scenes on offer around the surrounding fjords, visitors are sure to be both awe inspired and relaxed. But, the cruising grounds are still relatively undiscovered among luxury yachts, despite the rise of superyacht charters. This means on a Norway yacht charter, you’ll probably never see another large yacht or superyacht. No matter whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, wildlife lover or foodie, this part of the world holds much appeal and will be sure to keep you and your charter party entertained throughout the entire vacation.

Due to the nature of Norway’s cruising grounds, large yachts, expedition or explorer yachts are best suited to the region and there are a number of top options based there year-round.

Due to the environmental-friendly consciousness of Scandinavia, cruising sailing yachts and catamarans are also highly recommended.


Due to the hugely diversified nature of Norway, surely a charter itinerary which will satisfy the equally diverse nature of charter guests. Indeed, whether it’s exploring secluded bays via kayak, scaling mountain peaks, spotting wildlife or taking in the architecture of the historic cities, there’s a seemingly infinite number of things to do in this part of Scandinavia. Plus, although summer is the best time to visit, winter vacations are still possible here with some itineraries offering “sailing and skiing” excursions; the ultimate getaway for the active adventurer.

A Norway yacht charter could start in the charming coastal city of Stavanger and its Lysefjord, where opportunities for touring cathedrals, luxury boutiques and visiting museums and art galleries are endless. After a dose of culture, depart towards Bergen, and see sights such as Pulpit Rock, the Folgefonna Glacier, the Voringsfossen waterfall. The UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord and panoramic Fjellstua viewpoint are also located in Bergen, so charter guests can expect to be dazzled by the sights of this city. Then, head onwards to the Hardangerfjord, famed for its glorious fruit trees in the springtime. Expect picture-perfect landscapes, coupled with yet more breathtaking scenery in the form of rugged mountain peaks.

Then, Norway’s capital city beckons; Oslo is awash with sites of historic importance, such as the Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House and the Viking Ship Museum. After an action-packed day, be sure to sample food at one of Oslo’s world-famous eateries.  A yacht charter vacation could then finish in Aalesund, which is widely considered Norway’s most beautiful city. Tall houses in shades of rust red and mustard yellow line the waterways, interspersed with dense pine-trees and Gothic-castle style architecture.


The sun always rises in summer above the Arctic Circle, in northern Norway, where you can see the sun 24 hours a day, leaving loads of time for exploring, climbing and boating. Yacht charters can also be organized to the Arctic.


Norway is also one of the best spots on the planet to view the Northern Lights, finest spotted in winter and autumn, the Aurora Borealis are a sight not to be missed in northern Norway.


So, if you’re planning to book a luxury yacht charter in Norway, let Allied Yachting’s charter brokers assist you in choosing the perfect boat and the most appropriate itineraries.