It all started back in March 2014 when, following two years of thorough research into the international superyacht market, a group of experienced travel experts from Western Norway joined forces to form the non-for-profit company Norway Superyacht Services Ltd. And now Norway is finally getting its global recognition as a one of the most desired cruising destinations in the world as visitors flock to the region for its magical fjords and stunning landscapes.
Built on the need for an organisation that could easily distribute detailed information to interested superyacht owners and captains who were considering cruising in Norway and, in particular, the world famous fjord region, the shareholders of the company – now known as Superyacht Norway - came with a wealth of experience, representing several popular fjord destinations, a shipyard, a ship agency and an outdoor activity company.
Since then the team has actively promoted the country and the fjord region for more than five years, with this past summer season viewed as a tremendous success, so much so that the port of Bergen, known as the gateway to the fjords of Norway, saw an increase in the number of superyacht calls from 57 in 2018 to 109 so far this year.
The attractions throughout the region are numerous, but discerning owners can enjoy an unspoilt part of the world that offers a completely different experience to the regular cruising destinations of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean. Foreign guests love experiencing the calm waters of the fjords and the dramatic mountains that rise majestically up all around them; the breathtaking scenery is a treat for the senses. The beautiful landscape and myriad of outdoor activities will appeal also to the new generation of superyacht owners and their guests that are actively seeking stimulating and sporty adventures.
A big part of the selling point is that the region is noticeably uncrowded and during the cruising season, the climate is considerably warmer than most visitors imagine. Despite being a northerly city, daytime temperatures in Bergen reached 24.3°C in May, 28.1°C in June, 33.4°C in July and 27.8°C in August this year.
As Norway is a relatively new destination for superyacht cruising, it’s highly recommended to seek advice and assistance from both a ship agency and an activity company, as their local knowledge and expertise will help to make the very most of your visit to the region.
We’ll see you there!
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