Sailing in Finland Löyly Route

Sailing Finland Style

Sail in Finland 

Join us sailing in Finland and explore the worlds biggest archipelago on a shared sailboat. Meet new people and make new friends on board while learning how to handle the yacht. Enjoy long sunshine hours and never ending sunsets. Drop an anchor in a forested bay, walk through the mossy forests and pick up blueberries. Visit remote and public saunas, chop the wood, heat the sauna yourself and remember to make plenty of löyly. Sail from island to island and navigate through the maze of islets enjoying the soothing green forests around.

On this sailing trip we put the focus on experiencing nature, visiting only tiny guest harbours and trying to engage with the local communities. It never gets really dark in Finland in July so we can stay up and enjoy the orange glow above the horizon all night long. We take time to cook on open fire and learn a few words in the strangely sounding Finnish language. We visit remote islands with wooden piers where a public barbecue station as well as sauna is for us to use.

This sailing trip is for people who like to spend time in the nature, enjoy their time in the forests and sitting by the water. The ones who would like to practice navigation will be delighted after only one glance at the charts and the keen sailors will be happy to know that winds tend to be consistent and moderate throughout the summer. Social sailors should be thrilled about many possibilities to raft the yachts for the night and viking lovers will be excited to dine in the Viking hall.

As usual, no previous sailing experience is required, and the skippers shall introduce you to everything that is needed to handle the boat.

Explore The Finnish Archipelago Sea

The Finnish Archipelago offers thousands of uninhabited islands to explore. The horizon is rather flat but well forested, green and lush. We have plenty of opportunities to stop at tiny settlements and observe the islanders lifestyle which was led here for hundreds of years already.

This sailing trip is organized in northern latitudes, but don’t be afraid, we can expect pleasant temperatures in this early July. The average temperature in this season is around 20°C, however last year’s July was especially warm and pleasant in Finland (28°C). So along your swim wear, remember to pack a pullover for the evenings and a jacket for the rainy days. We take what we get and we make the most of the time we are given in this natural sailing paradise.

Finland Sailing Trip

“Löyly” Route


🏊 June – August
📅 7 nights
💲 From 1066€ pp + Kitty ~180€
🌍 Finland, Dalsbruk
🌠 Saunas, Archipelago, Forests
💨 Moderate Winds
🌊 Small Waves


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Return to nature

Finland is known for its beautiful nature. The area we sail in (Archipelago Sea) counts around 70,000 islands, most of which are tiny. Our main aim is to stay in the wild most of the time. We will visit a few little settlements and will fill our time with bonfires, blueberry picking and forest walks.

Enjoy The Evening Sun

At the time we are sailing in Finland the sunrise is at 04H15 while the sunset at 22h50. This is paired with the sun staying just below the horizon, resulting in magnificent colors in the sky and twilight all night long.

Remote Saunas

It is as much a social gathering, as it is a tradition. We make sure to stop at the public saunas to celebrate it the way Finnish do. We chop the wood ourselves, heat the sauna ourselves, enjoy the company and have a swim in the sea to cool down.  Remember, löyly is all we need for a great sauna experience!

Sailing in Finland Highlights

What you can expect to do on this route.

Finland Sailing Trip Itinerary

We are true to the discoverers` spirit and plan our adventures accordingly to the winds, the weather and your wishes. This means the order as well as some of stopovers may be different than presented below. Leave planning at home! The plan showed below is only an indicative itinerary and your trip may differ. Only the mad men sail against the wind!

 

Dalsbruk

It’s our starting point where we meet and embark onto the sailboats. A very important task in this place is to provision the yacht with local food and drink which we are going to consume during the week. After the chaos of the first day is over we shall dine together and get to know each other a little better.

 

Ryskär

A beautiful and remote anchorage offers us shelters from winds. Raw and untouched nature surrounds us. The trees as well as mossy flat granite stones on the shore create a unique background for our evening get together on the yachts.

 

Bodö

In Bodö bay we moor at a little wooden pier belonging to a family operated guest harbour and a bistro-café. It feels like a cosy refuge for yachties where sauna, socializing and good food are the main to-do for everyone. Fresh breakfast rolls can be delivered to our boats upon order and a floating sauna is available for use.

 

Krokskär

Sailing from Bodö we drop anchor for swimming at Färo beach. It is a beautiful forested bay shaped like a crescent moon. We sail further to the settlement of Nötö to replenish our stock and continue further in search of a remote bay to spend the night. It is a night spent cut off from any civilization.

 

Brännskär

Two families who settled here are creating a paradise on earth. There is a tiny port for the sailboats, a little café with homemade bread, and a local theater group that organizes occasional performances. A boat builder and archery round the choice of things to do and places to explore. 2.5km of forest walking path connects all the main points.

 

Hamnholmen

We sail past by Helsingsholmen where we get a supply of smoked fish and continue to one of the remote bays nearby.  As it will most likely be the last remote anchorage of the week we should play some music and sing the evening through!

 

Chieftains Hall

We shall feast like the Vikings! In a reconstructed viking hall we sit on furs, enjoy a crackling fire, eat, drink and spend the last evening with our newly made friends. Like a viking tribe, we sailed together, ate together, and shared an adventure together.

 

Keep the connection

Day 8 is the day to say goodbye. All the miles sailed, saunas visited, skills gained and time shared with others will make us bond and build relationships. Cherish these, keep in touch and remember that your sailing tribe is there. See you another time!

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