Boating with Linssen Boating Holidays® in the Oslo Fjord and along the coast of Skagerrak.
The coast of Skagerrak is perfect for boating on a Linssen motoryacht. The beautiful archipelago and fjords offer a variety of moorings, sheltered waterways and small towns. During summer, the water temperature is normally around 20 ºC. There are literally hundreds of amazing places you can moor, the natural harbours are unique, and with next to no tide you can moor directly on the bare rock.
Linssen Boating Holidays® in Norway
For all the islands and skerries you can see, there are also rocks just under water surface – which you cannot see. Navigation is therefore demanding at times, but not very difficult at displacement speed. Some moorings are amazing in the nice calm summer weather, but you might feel exposed in heavy weather (for instance at Flatskjæra, Stauper and Portør). Generally, it’s a good idea to choose a marina in any of the small and beautiful towns on windy days. The 24-hour weather forecast is very reliable.
Tide is normally less than half a metre. This makes mooring in natural harbours possible. You can moor along the bare rock using lots of fenders, or you can use an anchor from the stern and moor to land «bow-in». Make sure to tighten the stern anchor to keep you away from the rocks. In most natural harbours, you can bring camping gear and grill onto land. Just make sure you don’t set the vegetation on fire or ruin the ground by lighting your fire directly on bare rock.
Norwegian boaters are very helpful. Simply ask for help if you need it! All Norwegians speak English – some even German, Spanish or French. In both Sweden and Norway, everyone is allowed to move freely on shore even if the land is private, as long as you avoid cultivated gardens and private docks.