Sail along – summer 2019

    Join Hawila for the Baltic summer 2019 tour – learn about sailing and circus!

    From July to August Hawila will be touring the Baltic with the Circus Collective Acting for Climate and an onboard show called “Into the water”. Become a part of our crew and live the adventure with us!

    You will be a part of a sailing watch and get not only theoretical lessons but also hands-on experience with setting up the sails, operating the helm, navigating using traditional techniques. We will be crossing the open sea along Nordic countries’ coasts when during the summer sun rarely disappears behind the horizon.

    This year due to the presence of unique professional circus artists and environmental activists on board, in addition to experiencing a marine life, you will explore the circus and performance world.

    Sailing plan:*

    • Copenhagen – Aalborg (30 June to 5 of July)
    • Aalborg – Fredrikstad (5 to 15 of July)
    • Frederikstad – Oslo (15 to 22 of July)
    • Oslo – Tønsberg (22 to 28 of July)
    • Tønsberg – Copenhagen (28 of July to 4 of August)
    • Copenhagen – Rostock (4 to 7 of August)
    • Rostock – Copenhagen (11 to 14 of August)

    * The given dates are boarding dates. Hawila will be leaving the harbours the day after. Departure dates may vary depending on the weather conditions and other factors.


    Hawila is an 83-year-old two-masted Norwegian wooden ship of 32 meters long. After its long and adventurous story, the ship was left in disrepair in Copenhagen harbor. The Swedish State Maritime museum gave Hawila the status of cultural-historical value vessel in 2002. In 2014, Hawila was found by a group of friends and the vessel was donated to the newly created non-profit organization Hawila Project. After a large community-led refit Hawila it started to sail again in 2017. Now Hawila Project is stepping out further and connects with other Baltic communities to share goods and cultures, exchange and learn from each other.

    About the sailing this summer


    The fee contribution will cover:

    • Full board on Hawila (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and linen)
    • Compulsory membership to Hawila Project for the year 2019
    • Payment of harbour fees, canals and bridges
    • Fuel to maneuver the vessel and the dinghy
    • Daily sailing practices
    • Personal insurance

    The daily fee contribution will not cover:

    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Sailing waterproof clothes

    To assure you an unforgettable trip and stay true to our values of sustainability and traditional sailing techniques, we will do our best to minimize the use of the engine and experience sailing and the wind at its best. Our will is to engage our passengers as much as possible in the sailing manœuvres and night watches. We believe it is the best way to involve you in the life at sea and its rhythm.

    During the sailing, you will take part in workshops where teoretical knowledge about sailing techniques will be taught by our experienced crew members. You will get plenty of chances to put your knowledge into practice- will be taught how to steer the vessel, and how to handle the sails and lines. The permanent crew will be supporting you and will guide you into the different tasks. After embarking you will gain confidence and understanding of the ship and on how to handle her.

    Everyone will get a chance to be involved in the manoeuvers, but there are also other aspects of sailor’s life you can get into. You can join the work in the galley and share cooking tasks with the cook as the crew needs to have a good diet to keep up the hard work at sea.


    Hawila has two cabins available to the guests this summer (Forward cabin & Starboard cabin) located in the separated cabin area at the front of the ship. Both cabins have opening ports on the roof (windows) and electric lighting. You will be also free to hang out in the Messroom, which is a big common area and the social heart of the ship and welcome to use all the common facilities. Unless you book the cabins as a group you will share the cabin space with other guests.


    We will provide you three homecooked, delicious meals. Our goal is to obtain ingredients from local, organic farms. Hawila stands for high quality, nutricious food made with love, this summer it will be no different. If you have any food allergies or diets, please inform us while making your reservation. We can provide vegetarian/vegan or gluten-free meals.

    Sail along on this summer adventure and book your trip now!

    Click on the link below to see additional details about each sailing legs and apply for a sailing membership:

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