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North Sea

The North Sea, a not always easy piece of navigable water, lies in northwestern Europe and borders the countries, of the UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. The North Sea is a fringe sea of the Atlantic Ocean. Through the Skagerrak, the Kattegat and the Sound, the North Sea is connected to the Baltic Sea. North of the North Sea is the Norwegian Sea. The sea thus lies between the European continent, from the Scandinavian Peninsula, and Britain, and passes to the southwest through the Strait of Dover, in the English Channel, into the Arctic Ocean, which forms the eastern part of the North Atlantic. The North Sea has a total area of 575,000 km² and measures an average depth of 94 metres. The maximum depth of the sea, in the Skagerrak, is 725 metres. South of the Dogger Bank, the depth is mostly less than 50 metres.

In the part of the German Bight and off Denmark, you have a beautiful Unesco World Heritage Site. A well-preserved tidal area of several islets and halligs with many shallow channels, gullies and drying sandbanks in between. In front of the Netherlands lies the Unesco heritage area “Waddenzee”, which is also one of the major tourist attractions, due to its beautiful and from the sea, easily accessible islands Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. The southern North Sea, together with the adjacent English Channel, is the busiest shipping region in the world and is connected to the Atlantic Ocean.

According to Köppen’s climate system, the entire area occupied by the North Sea has a temperate rainfall climate and is characterised by variable wind and weather conditions. Everything is possible here, from storms and high waves to perfect sailing conditions and total calm.

The traditional saiiling vessel fleet that regularly sails the North Sea ranges from seagoing flat-bottomed ships that sail the wide coastal waters, but can also drop dry between the islands on the sandbanks, to larger international sailing ships that sail around Norway, Iceland, Scotland, England or towards the Biscaya across the Atlantic Ocean.

The North Sea offers unprecedented natural phenomena and a very wide variety of animal life. From seals to, harriers, guillemots, gannets and puffins. But also many fish species, from porpoise to the most impressive whales. You will also find a rich animal life on sandbanks released during low tide, from crabs to lobsters, periwinkles, razor clams, oysters, to cockles and mussels.

Neighboring Countries
Belgium, Germany, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom

Sailing trips

25 July
 to 3 August 2024
V.a.
€ 1436

LAST MINUTE

  9 days
  North Sea
This sailing trip will head into the Hjørundfjord, one of Norway’s most beautiful fjords, but less known to the general public. With imposing mountains, picturesque villages like Sæbø and rugged snow-capped peaks.
3 August
 to 17 August 2024
From
€ 1200
  15 days
  North Sea, South Europe
Sail the tall ship Florette on the west coast of Scotland through St George’s Channel and explore the coasts of Ireland and Cornwall before crossing the Bay of Biscay to eventually reach La Coruna in Spain. This trip is the perfect opportunity to clock up some sea miles and experience life on open water aboard a traditionally rigged tall ship.
4 August
 to 17 August 2024
From
€ 2267
  13 days
  North Sea
This sailing trip goes deep into Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. We will also anchor a few times and spend a day in Mundal/Fjærland.
18 August
 to 25 August 2024
From
€ 1241
  7 days
  North Sea
From the cosy student town of Bergen, we sail into the ‘Outer Hardangerfjord’, unique here are the beautiful orchards and tasty Cider. A beautiful and sheltered sailing area, ideal for those unsure of their ‘sea legs’, or as a first introduction to sea sailing.
26 August
 to 6 September 2024
From
€ 1922
  11 days
  North Sea
From Norheimsund, we sail deeper into the impressively beautiful ‘Inner’ Hardangerfjord. Unique here are the beautiful orchards and delicious Cider. Relaxed sailing holiday with shorter day distances and plenty of time for sightseeing
7 September
 to 15 September 2024
V.a.
€ 1202

LAST MINUTE

  8 days
  North Sea
From Haugesund, we sail via several islands in the wide Boknafjord to the breathtakingly beautiful ‘Lysefjord’. Among other things, the plan is to spend a day at Tau, from where there is the option to hike to the spectacular viewpoint the ‘Preikestolen’.
16 September
 to 25 September 2024
From
€ 1538
  9 days
  North Sea
Depending on the weather, the first day we will sail from Stavanger to a Norwegian island off the coast. After that, we have a distance of about 280 miles to go to Scotland.
22 September
 to 26 September 2024
From
€ 499
  4 days
  Baltic Sea, North Sea
The focus of this trip is to sail the ship to Wilhelmshaven,on the way we will take every opportunity to use the wind and sail. In favourable weather conditions, we will schedule a stopover at Helgoland.
13 October
 to 20 October 2024
From
€ 529
  6 days
  Baltic Sea, North Sea
This trip takes us from Kiel to Norddeich. We sail on the open sea, through narrow fairways, pass through locks and experience the fascination of a canal trip.
13 October
 to 20 October 2024
From
€ 599
  6 days
  Baltic Sea, North Sea
Various routes lead across the German/Dutch mudflats, across the North Sea or across the Dutch inland waters via Groningen and Leeuwarden. One or more stopovers on the Dutch Wadden Islands are possible
15 October
 to 21 October 2024
From
€ 1185
  6 days
  North Sea
The mini cruise is a 6-day trip in which we sail from Amsterdam to London. We dock in central London. Having had a prosperous crossing, we will stay here for two nights before sailing back to Amsterdam
15 October
 to 18 October 2024
From
€ 620
  3 days
  North Sea
This trip consists of a crossing of about two days and an overnight stay in London. At night, we sail on.