“The land of the mountains, the fjords and the midnight sun was my goal”
– Åke Mattson
We have found a number of books that we’ll read through. I’ve started with Åke Mattson, who documented his voyage from Nykvarn in Stockholm to Lofoten the summer of 1985. He sailed back and forth in four months – 3,282 nautical miles – in a small 7-meter Maxi 68.
There are similarities in our travels, but also differences. Åke sailed alone in a small boat, during summer. We will sail in the fall, among autumn storms and cold weather, with a bunch of girls. And a the boat full of snowboarding gear!