HMS Gassten

HMS Gassten is one of the last wooden ships built for the Swedish navy. Sleeping 10 in a combination of double and twin berths, designed into the former officer’s quarters, the ship is well equipped to cater for activity seekers both in the winter and the summer.

This summer she went through a major refurbishment that involved a new electric generator, interior lighting upgrade, new double glazed windows, ethically and sustainably sourced timber, 100% environmentally friendly water treatment. They have also changed their operation to eliminate single use plastic and now only use locally and sustainably sourced food, some of it even caught from the fjord on the day!

In the winter ski tourers are collected from Alesund and transported to remote fjords where few other ships are authorised to go. Each day you are transported to the shore in the ship’s tender before your mountain guides take you on an epic journey and to the best conditions in the surrounding snowy hills. At the end of each day you are returned to the ship for hot showers and a beautfully prepared meal using local and seasonal produce skillfully conjured up by your private chef.

Before the ski touring season starts in February you also now have the opportunity to experience a Northern Lights charter.  Not only do you have the opportunity of experiencing this remarkable phenomena but you do so surrounded by Hygge, fine food and a completely unique experience!

In the summer HMS Gassten gently crusies along deserted fjords allowing you time to absorb the stunning scenery. You can drop a line over the side to catch that evenings supper, dive into the fjord for an invigorating swim or opt to stay dryer by taking a paddleboard for a cruise.  For the more energetic you can be dropped off onshore and cycle for as far as you want.  In meantime HMS Gassten will cruise along the fjord and collect you at the end of your ride.


Your floating home

  • The last wooden ship built by the Swedish navy
  • Beautifully renovated to provide the perfect winter or summer base
  • Full range of activities including skiing, paddleboarding, road cycling, hiking, fishing and swimming
  • Freshly prepared meals on board each day, some straight from the fjord

  • Original officer’s quarters converted to provide double and twin berths sleeping 10
  • Hot showers after a day on the mountain or touring the fjords on a road bike
  • Enjoy the iconic 1000m peaks that surround Hjorundfjord
  • Keep an eye out for diverse range of wildlife from Orcas to seabirds



Life on board HMS Gassten

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