Vestkapp Båtservice (West Cape Boat Services) in Selje, on the coast of Nordfjord has invested in a new boat. The new boat will, in addition to the traditional guided tours to the Monastery of Selja, also offer new and exciting excursions.
Dramatic cliffs, white sandy beaches and idyllic villages. Here you can select one of the popular trips, or put together a trip according to personal preference. Vestkapp Båtservice will assist you.
The boat MS "Selja" can accommodate 30 passengers. The boat has seating areas inside, behind the deck and on the flybridge. There are also two toilets. "Selja" will bring you to the fabled island of Selja and Selja Monastery. The season starts May 1 and runs through September.
The Monastery of Selja and the legend of St. Sunniva
People have traveled here for over 1000 years, to experience Norway's first pilgrimage place, with unique cultural heritage from the Viking Age and the Middle Ages. On the island of Selja, 15 min. from Selje, lie the ruins of Selja monastery, perhaps the oldest monastery in Norway. The monastery tower is still intact. The monastery was built by Benedictine monks in the early 1100s, in memory of St. Sunniva. You can explore this part of Norwegian history on a guided tour during the summer season. Selja was in 996 the first pilgrimage in the country when King Olav Tryggvason found relics in a cave on the island. Norway has two male saints, (St.Olav and St.Hallvard) and one female, St. Sunniva, the patron saint of Western Norway. She came ashore on the island of Selja. The St. Sunniva cave, where Sunniva died, is a large cave with traces of the first church, consecrated to the Archangel Michael. From 1068 to 1170 Selja was the diocese for the entire West Coast.
Other exciting excursions
Vestkapp Båtservice offer tours to different destinations on the coast of Nordfjord, where you can see and experience the small idyllic places and islands. Here we present some tour suggestions, but we also offer tailor made excursions.
Round trip - every Wednesday in July 2016
On board there will be a guide that tells you about these special places. The trip takes about two hours and will run on Wednesdays starting from the 6th of July. The tour starts in the center of Selje - into Moldefjorden to see how the first ship tunnel in the world to be built - around Barmøya - Silda - Seljeøya and Selja Monastery returning to Selje.
Every Wednesday in July, departure 6 pm from the centre of Selje sentrum
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs.
Price: NOK 400.- per person.
Boat trip to Silda
The island Silda is located on the east side of the island Vågsøy. The island has a well-developed harbor and is a popular destination. In winter there are not as many residents of the island, but in the summer population increase considerably. The island has got its own catering establishment "Skjærbuda” and there are several cabins for rental. A short distance to rich fishing grounds, no wonder the island is popular.
Boat trip to Kalvåg
Kalvåg is a village on the island of Frøya in Bremanger municipality. The village is located in a safe bay out by the Atlantic ocean, and has just under 500 inhabitants. Today Kalvåg has a unique and old maritime environment that is said to be the largest and best protected warehouses communities in Norway. Many of the old warehouses have been restored for accommodation. The harbor is good, with large public quays and is now extended marina with floating docks by the Restaurant Knutholmen.
Boat trip to Måløy
The town of Måløy is located on the south east side of Vågsøy, and the administration center in Vågsøy municipality is located here. Måløy is one of the main fishing ports in Norway. Between Vågsøy and the mainland you find Ulvesundet, and in the middle of the lane is a small island called Moldøen. The island is strategically located with good views in all directions and several historical events has occurred here.