Welcome to southwestern Norway!

During the Tall Ships Races voyage from Esbjerg to Stavanger there will be several opportunities for tall ships to take part in cruise-in-company events hosted by smaller harbours.

These events bring The Tall Ships Races to a wider region and offer participating ships revenue from hospitality events and regional trainees. There will be no harbour fees, and participating ports offer a range of activities for visiting crew.

Contact person for cruise-in-company events along the Norwegian coast:

Chief Liaison Officer Birger Haraldseid, +47 908 93 186,

The following ports on the southwestern coast of Norway will be welcoming ships as part of The Tall Ships Races 2018 Stavanger:

Båly harbour in the southern municipality of Lindesnes hosted a successful cruise-in-company event in 2015. Lindesnes point with its characteristic lighthouse is Norway’s southernmost mainland point. The area is known for its outdoor life and boating activities, offering a range of different activities for locals and crew alike.

Contact: Mayor Janne Fardal Kristoffersen

More information on Lindesnes  |Download event program

Sirevåg harbour has become a part of the North Sea tall ships family since its first cruise-in-company event in 2015. Now it is getting itself ready for an even larger event in 2018, organised by the municipality of together with local organisations and businesses.

Contacts: CEO Anne Berit Berge Ims, TSR Coordinator Anne Marie Gjølme

More information on Sirevåg

Tananger is a historical port in Sola municipality on the North Sea coast, a short day’s sailing on to Stavanger. The port is proud of its maritime history and invites tall ships to take part in its cruise-in-company event. Stavanger’s international airport is only nine kilometres away.

Contacts: Head of Culture Morten E Hansen, Culture Advisor Kjersti Rui Nygard

More information on Tananger

Skudeneshavn on the southern tip of the Karmøy island slightly north of Stavanger has a long standing maritime history. This charming little town is the perfect setting for visiting tall ships and the locals surely know how to make a cruise-in company event a success for everyone, like they did during The Tall Ships Races in 2014.

Contact: Project Manager  Ståle Landaas

More information on Skudeneshavn

The municipality of Bokn northwest of Stavanger offers islands and sounds with easy Access to the wider fjords leading to Stavanger. The village of Føresvik will be ready to welcome all visiting tall ships.

Contact: Head of Development Anne Elisabeth Askeland

More information on Bokn

Jørpeland holds all facilities including a wide range of shops and has easy access by bus to the ferry port at Tau for easy connections with Stavanger city centre.

Contact: Head of Culture Trond Ole Hølland Paulsen

More information on Jørpeland.

The town of Sandnes lies at the southern end of the Gandsfjord east of Stavanger. The town offers all facilities including a deep-water inner harbour – Vågen – in the town centre.

Contact: Event Avisor Børre Jacobsen

More information on Sandnes

Participating Danish port
In Danish waters, the west coast port of Thyborøn offers similar visits. Please contact The Tall Ships Races 2018 Esbjerg for further information.

Sail Training International, The Tall Ships Races 2018 Stavanger and The Tall Ships Races 2018 Esbjerg will not be held responsible for errors or omissions in information in the cruise-in-company program.