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Norway’s effortless mix of bustling cities and secluded fjords makes this destination truly one of a kind.

When you embark on a luxury yacht charter to the Scandinavian country of Norway, you can expect cascading waterfalls, cosmopolitan cities, and beautiful examples of mother nature’s most beautiful glaciers and peaks.

Embarking on a Norway yacht charter promises unique sights around every corner. This is a prime location for adventure-seekers with many natural wonders to behold, like the Midnight Sun that takes place between May and July, offering endless daylight to take advantage of. Norway’s landscapes remain consistent with dramatic beauty and pristine cruising grounds.

The best things to see and do during a luxury yacht charter in Norway

The Lofoten archipelago

One of the most popular is the Lofoten archipelago, where rugged pinnacles like Svolværgeita jut out from the sea. Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is possibly the most striking fjord on earth, with deep blue waters, towering peaks and a plethora of waterfalls. You will not want to miss this fairytale-like scenery while on your luxury yacht charter. These landscapes will be reminiscent of classic Norwegian imagery, with towering peaks and pristine, quiet waters.

Outdoor activities

Your Norway yacht charter will never be without entertainment, as this Scandinavian country offers plenty for outdoor exploring. From fishing and kayaking to wildlife tours and plenty of shopping and cultural delights, you can expect great fun while on your luxury yacht charter. Visit Stavanger Cathedral in Stavanger, a city in southwestern Norway filled with plenty of shopping, picturesque streets, exotic food traditions, and cultural magic that will tantalize your taste buds.


Not far from Stavanger is the city of Bergen, famed for its UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bryggen. This row of colorful buildings is a stunning sight you will not want to miss. The quaint tea rooms and gourmet fish restaurants are also hot areas to check out while ashore. Explore the Hardangerfjord for breathtaking views that never get old, and afterward, head back to the decks of your luxury yacht for an evening cocktail while you and the other guests reminisce about the day’s adventures. Children will fall in love with the Fløibanen funicular railway that connects the city center with the mountain. This scenic excursion is fun for all ages, and the large windows in the train car offer unbeatable views.

Jostedalsbreen National Park

For those looking for a rugged activity on land, head to Jostedalsbreen National Park for a hiking paradise. This site offers many routes for navigators, experienced and inexperienced, to cater to all levels. For an even more unique and thrill-seeking adventure, head to Kjerag mountain and teeter on Kjeragbolten, a rock wedged tightly in the mountain’s crevasse suspended above a 3,228′ (984m) gorge. The Sognefjord region is known for being the largest and deepest fjord in Norway and for its high-quality berries, lamb, and goat cheese.


Finally, after days spent exploring the awe-inspiring Norwegian terrain, head to the country’s capital, Oslo, to experience cosmopolitan city life. Visit the Oslo Opera House and Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park to admire the installations by international artists. Oslo’s modern and contemporary downtown area offers an endless selection of local restaurants, bars, and nightlife.

Get in touch with a Norway yacht charter broker

Northrop & Johnson is a leading yacht brokerage with access to the best yachts for charter in Norway. Our Norway yacht brokers excel at crafting incredible holidays on the water in Northern Europe. If you want to cruise the Norwegian fjords and protected waters that surround Norway aboard a luxury crewed boat, then Northrop & Johnson can help. Contact our Norway yacht brokers or browse our luxury yachts for charter.

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Charter Highlights Norway

  • Take a visit to Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and possibly the most incredible fjord on earth
  • Stop at Stavanger Cathedral in Stavanger
  • Stroll past Bryggen, a row of colorful buildings that is simply picture-perfect
  • Hop on the Fløibanen funicular railway for scenic views
  • Hike up Kjerag mountain and teeter on Kjeragbolten
  • Feast on incredible fresh seafood at local eateries, including succulent halibut, known as Kveite, or fish of the Gods
  • Hike to the world famous Pulpit rock, which soars 604-meters above the Lysefjord, and enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and sheer cliffs

Norway Yacht Charter Itinerary

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Yacht Charter Norway: FAQs

How much does a yacht charter vacation in Norway cost?

A one week charter in Norway with Northrop & Johnson costs from US$50,000 and can rise to over a million for the world’s most luxurious superyachts and mega yachts. We have access to the best crewed yachts for charter in Norway from 30-meters. If you want to explore Norway aboard a luxury motor yacht, sailing yacht or catamaran, contact our team today or browse our luxury boats for charter.

When is the best time to visit Norway aboard a luxury yacht?

The best time to visit Norway aboard a luxury yacht is from May until late September. Spring is a wonderful time to visit; you’ll see Norway at its finest, when everything starts to turn green, yet the mountains are still snow-capped. Summer is also an excellent time to visit, when you’ll enjoy sun-soaked, blissfully long days ideal for cruising the fjords and enjoying a myriad of outdoor pursuits. To view the Northern Lights, head to Norway in September, when the dark nights are ideal for seeing this superb natural phenomen, and the weather is not too cold.

Can I see the Northern Lights in Norway?

Yes, it’s possible to view the Northern Lights in Norway, also called the Aurora Borealis. The best time to see the Northern Lights is during Spring (March/April) and Fall (September/October), although it is possible to see aurora activity during November, December, January, and February when Mother Nature puts on a spectacular light show. The peak viewing time is between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., when the sky is clear and dark.

Southern Norway: In the southern parts of Norway, including cities like Oslo and Bergen, average temperatures in the summer (June to August) typically range from around 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F). In winter (December to February), average temperatures usually range from around -2°C to 2°C (28°F to 36°F), but can drop lower, particularly in inland areas.

Northern Norway: In the northern regions of Norway, such as Tromsø and Kirkenes, temperatures tend to be colder. Summer temperatures may range from 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) on average, while winter temperatures can drop significantly, often reaching below freezing. In some areas, winter temperatures can drop well below -10°C (14°F) or even lower.

Coastal areas in Norway generally experience milder winters compared to inland regions, thanks to the moderating influence of the ocean. However, they can also experience more precipitation.

Can I enjoy a bareboat charter in Norway?

While it is certainly possible to enjoy a bareboat charter in Norway, Northrop & Johnson only specializes in crewed yacht charters.

What wildlife can I see on a private yacht charter in Norway?

Norway’s nutrient-rich waterways and forested mountains ensure a wonderful array of wildlife, including several species of whales, such as sperm whales, minke whales, humpbacks, and killer whales.

Other wildlife includes:

  • Polar Bears
  • Moose
  • Reindeer
  • Arctic foxes
  • Puffins
  • White-tailed eagles
  • Elk
  • Muskow
  • Eurasian Lynx


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