Sailing the Norwegian Fjords: A Photo Journal

SAILING THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS on northtosouth.us

Twice we set out among the Norwegian fjords between Stord and Fitjar, Norway.

Aboard Alhena, a wooden Laurin Koster built in Sweden in 1953, we set sail once at sunset and into the night, and a second time midday. The wind was unfortunately lacking on our first trip, so we didn’t actually sail during our sunset trip, but we had better luck about a week later when we headed out midday.

SAILING THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS on northtosouth.us

SAILING THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS on northtosouth.us
Our Airbnb host Davide on our first trip, at sunset from Leirvik, Norway

SAILING THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS on northtosouth.us
Our second sailing trip, midday from Fitjar, Norway – Sails are up!

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A view of the stars through the clouds on our first evening out on the sailboat

Many thanks goes out to our Norway Airbnb host and new friend Davide for inviting us along for both rides!

Check out the Alhena blog here: http://alhena53.tumblr.com/

SAILING THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS on northtosouth.us
Alhena at the Leirvik marina

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My first time on a sailboat, I’m pretty excited!

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On our way to Fitjar, Norway at night

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This stove comes in handy for coffee prep on both trips.

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Warming up with some hot coffee inside

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Approaching Fitjar, Norway after about 5-6 hours on the water

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With past sailing experience, Ian’s pretty good at this sailing thing.

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Cranes make up the Leirvik city skyline, Stord, Norway

SAILING THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS on northtosouth.us
Sails up!

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Alhena, our trusty vessel, at the Fitjar marina

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Sunset on the sea in Leirvik, Stord, Norway

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About the Author

Diana Southern
In March 2014, Diana called it quits on her traditional American working life and set out to explore the world with her partner in crime (and love of her life) Ian Norman. They now live a sustainable life of full time travel, working for themselves and seeking adventure at the same time. Here on North to South, Diana documents their journey in achieving and maintaining this "road less traveled" way of life.

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