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Bergen (NO) - Lerwick (GB) - Bergen (NO)

18 May - 23 May 2018

5 days, Statsraad Lehmkuhl

From € 580,-

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Age 15-25: € 580,-
Age 25+: € 645,-

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl:
Bergen (NO) - Lerwick (GB) - Bergen (NO)

18 May - 23 May 2018

Join the Pride of Bergen, Statsraad Lehmkuhl, on this ‘Whitsun voyage’ from Bergen to charming Shetland. Take this unique opportunity to experience the North Sea and the picturesque Shetland islands aboard one of the world’s most beautiful sailing ships. You will have 1 full day in Lerwick to enjoy this beautiful place and surroundings. The Shetland Islands consist of roughly 100 islands straight west of Bergen, Norway. The first Vikings settled here around the 8th century and called them Hjaltland, though remains of settlements from the stone- and bronze age indicate that people have been living here for over 6000 years. During WWII Norwegian freedom fighters were based in Scalloway, west of Lerwick. More information about Shetland: www.visitshetland.com. It’s possible to sleep an extra night on board before after your journey. Price € 60 p.p.p.n. including breakfast.

Ports

Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It's an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.

Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It's an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.

  • Bergen (NO)

  • Bergen (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
  • Embarkation: 11:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 150
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • "It is an experience of a lifetime. It feels like escaping from the real world and coming into a world of adventure."

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You sail on the Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Lehmkuhl
Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Bergen (NO)
Date built: 1914
Trainees: 150
Length: 98m
Height of mast: 48m
Sail: 2026 m2

Cinematic action! Norway's largest sailing vessel looks like a real film set: The Statsraad Lehmkuhl has an impressive and romantic appearance with the length of 98 metres and over 2000 m² of sail - you'd better roll up your sleeves! …

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Windseeker logs

  • Statsraad Lehmkul

    The Best Two Weeks of my Life!

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl, July 2016

    Antwerp - Lisbon

    – by Windseeker Manon

    The moment right before I began my sailing adventure I had a lot of fears and doubts. I have saved money for so long and I have worked really hard for it. What if I did not like the meals? …

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  • Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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