Strolling through Henningsvaer, we arrived back at HMS GASSTEN with just enough time for a quick change. We were then whisked away to a private island for a spectacular dinner in a glass dome under the ethereal glow of the midnight sun. Warmed by a roaring wood burner, we were treated to a locally sourced feast prepared and presented by our vessel’s talented chef. Returning to our floating home, we cruised to a sheltered anchorage for the night.
Under steely grey Norwegian skies, we enjoyed a hearty breakfast to fortify us for the morning’s activity: a visit to a local sauna with stunning views over the water. Plunging into the Arctic Sea to cool off, our morning was both relaxing and revitalising. Crossing the archipelago, we set off on an exploration of the rugged coastline on stocky Icelandic ponies. Wrapped up warm, our journey took us across white sand beaches, alongside Lofoten’s famous links course, and beneath large racks used to dry one of Norway’s biggest exports, fish.
Returning to HMS GASSTEN, we set sail to Trollfjord. This spectacular fjord boasts steep, snow-capped mountains that reach over 1,000m scattered with verdant greenery and waterfalls that tumble into the waters below. In this silent, secluded spot we anchored for a peaceful night’s sleep.