7th Edition Updates, #8

by phyllis on August 10, 2013

Updates-BannerWe have some more great information provided by those of you fortunate enough to be sailing in Norway this summer. However, there’s even more information to be found on cruising Norway at our Voyage Accounts page, where you can read various cruising logs and blogs published by these contributors and more.

Thanks to Wolfgang for the following far north info:

Havøysund, Vol. III, p. 252 eBook/p. 254 paper:

Diesel and water are available in the inner harbour. For diesel you will need a credit card with PIN.

Hammerfest, Vol. III, p. 248 eBook/p. 250 paper:

Showers are available at the Tourist Information Office near Boreal Transport for 50kr. They are open between 1000 and 1800.

Thanks to Wim for the following information on Magerøya, a bit further south:

Magerøya, Vol. III, p. 17 eBook/p. 16 paper:

Wim reports that he and his wife are a Dutch couple who ‘run’ the island Magerøya from June till September. He encourages boats to drop by, eat some local food, and there is even a possibility to sleep in the main building. Have a look at their website to find out more.

Thanks to Michael for the information on Odda, which no one has visited since 1996, at least not that we’ve heard about. Things have changed:

Odda, Vol. II, p. 185:

Approaches: Approach the small pontoon from the north with caution as the holding chains are mounted slightly diagonally under the water.

Anchorages: There is just a small pontoon with very little room; the big pontoon is no longer there.

For The Boat: No facilities.

For The Crew: No facilities though the Tourist Information Office is still in place.

Things To Do: There are a few restaurants in the city, including a very nice pizza restaurant also offering take away. There are a number of stores, including a liqueur store next to the dock. A special bus goes from the bus station next to the docks to the beginning of the hike to Trolltunga.

And Ernest has sent us the following great info. Thanks, Ernest:

Unnamed Anchorage in Straumane, Vol. II, p. 218:

Ernest and company squeezed their way into this small cove just south of Tytebærneset at 60°45.827’ N, 05°03.439’ E. They approached from the NW and entered through the very narrow entrance where they found the deepest spot to enter at 2.2 m (low tide). Inside they found perfect protection in a beautiful cove. They anchored in soft mud in 3+ m depth, with okay holding but great protection.

Gudvangen, Vol. II, p. 240 eBook/p. 241 paper:

Getting two boats (we say one or two in the Guide) on the end of the fingerberths would be tight—their 42′ boat used most of it. The wooden dock was used overnight by a sightseeing boat, then another came alongside in the AM, so they were happy they didn’t tie up there.

Though the scenery is stunning, a truck stop and buses do not add to the ambience; Ernest agrees with our recommendation to anchor at Inste Holmaviki instead.

Inste Holmaviki, Vol. II, p. 241 eBook/p. 242 paper:

Across the fjord from Inste Holmaviki is the small settlement of Bakka. Ernest reports they anchored at 60°55.121’ N, 006°52.163’ E, in 6 m depth, in good holding even with a CQR! They were alone in the anchorage and no ferries at night so very peaceful. He reports that the scenery is more dramatic than Aurlandsfjorden and he, for one, would choose to come here rather than go there.


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