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Approximately 2 Hours
Board a genuine 82-foot-long schooner for a relaxing cruise through Kristiansand's Randesund Archipelago, consisting of 988 islands, islets and reefs.
Set out along Norway's favorite vacation coastline, passing beautiful weekend properties, restored coastal dwellings, and smallholdings. Whitewashed by tradition and incredibly charming today, these are located close to the sea. You're headed east, sailing out of Byfjord and past Dvergsøya. Norway's Crown Prince Håkon keeps a summer residence on Dvergsøya Island.
On the starboard side, watch for Herøya, first settled by farmers in the 1670s. Herøya has poor soil, as does the rest of the archipelago, so fishing and sailing soon became the predominant occupations in the area.
The Blindleia area is characterized by calm waters and a warm and friendly landscape. Here, you will sail past Stokken -- famous for its burial mounds from the Bronze and Iron Ages. On this island, very old roads connect large fields. The stone walls and clearance cairns represent an era when every patch of land was precious.
Your guide will also point out Tømmerstø, with its well-preserved, architecturally distinctive buildings. Summer cottages, large and small, dot the shoreline, along with some interesting historical sites.
End your sailing journey and return to the ship.
It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion; outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Shade is limited; to avoid sunburn, wear long clothing suitable for use as a cover-up. Bring sunglasses; wear biodegradable sunscreen. Bring bottled water.