Join the sailing trip on the beautiful Nordland boat Faragut and experience Helgeland from the sea just as people here have done since the Viking Age. The Nordland boat is an open, low, and sturdy wooden boat that has its roots all the way back to the Viking ships, and it’s an experience to stand at the helm when the wind fills the sail.

To sail in an open boat, as the Vikings did, is an experience like no other. Travelling through the beautiful coastal landscapes, with the archipelago towards the open sea, and the deep, forest-clad mystical fjords, takes on a timeless perspective when done in an authentic Nordland boat.

The boats that the Faragut Association takes on trips are locally built in Bindal, by boatbuilders who carry the knowledge and expertise that has been passed down from one boatbuilder to another for hundreds of years. They are built properly, meticulously, and carefully, with respect for what a boat should withstand for a safe and pleasant journey on the ocean and fjord. When the sails are hoisted in such a boat, and the wind catches them, you can feel the entire boat come alive!

Trips with Faragut

The crew on Faragut are intimately familiar with the fjords and sea areas around Bindal, and they plan the trips based on what you feel like doing and what suits the weather and wind conditions for that day. Everyone can join the boat, whether you’re 1 year old or 101 years old.

It’s really fun to fish from the boat, and if the weather is good, it’s great to go ashore and cook the fish outdoors.

If you want a longer trip, you can join us to Harangsfjord, where the association offers simple overnight accommodations with fun activities like archery, axe throwing, and enjoyable surprises.

Faragut is on tours during the summer season and can accommodate groups of up to 15 people.

Faragut is based in Terråk in Bindal, and the exact meeting point will be arranged when you book your trip.

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Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

Welcome to the Heilhorn Kingdom – Bindal

Right at the southern tip of Helgeland, amidst towering mountains, long fjords, and forest-covered slopes, lies the beautiful Heilhorn Kingdom around Bindal. Vast natural and hiking areas await your exploration.

Read more about Bindal here

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