Below Deck Adventure season 1 promises to take charter guests and viewers to many spectacular locations in Norway for extreme activities. Whether it be exploring the Valldal caves or cold water plunging in fjords, this season promises a lot more excitement than, say, Below Deck Med season 7. Norway’s weather is certainly a lot colder than say the coast of Saint Lucia on Below Deck season 10. Norway also gets more than 18 hours of sunlight throughout the charter season! Sunrise is 5:03 AM and sunset is 10:18 PM. Here’s everything Bravo yacht fans need to know about Below Deck Adventure Norway filming locations & activities from the show.
Superyacht Mercury Docks At Brosundet Marina In Alesund, Norway
Alesund, Norway, is a fishing port town where the Below Deck Adventure crew dock superyacht Mercury and pick up charter guests. The town is known for its stunning Art Nouveau architecture and the city is surrounded by fjords and mountains. Alesund and the surrounding towns are part of the county of More og Romsdal. The county is located in the most northern part of Norway’s west coast. Tourists can climb up 418 steps to the top of Mount Aksla viewpoint. There climbers are rewarded with a panoramic view of the pretty coastal town of Alesund.
Alesund’s Brosundet Marina is surrounded by the beautiful architecture and canals. Locals and tourists like to use kayaks around the harbor.
Norway Town Of Sjoholt, Fjords, & Valldal Caves
The first night at sea, the yacht anchored on the coast of Sjoholt, a small town of 1,000 inhabitants. Throughout the season Captain Kerry and the crew are sailing through fjords. in this case, the boat anchored overnight in the fjord called Storfjorden, the fifth largest in Norway. Fjords are narrow inlets surrounded by cliffs, created from glaciers. Norway’s landscape has plenty of them, so fans will hear a lot about them on Below Deck Adventure.
“Fjords come up to a plateau of about 50 meters. We’ve got to anchor right in the middle of that plateau,” Captain Kerry explained. It’s quite challenging to anchor in the deep waters of fjords.
In the second episode, the first charter, including Stew Oriana Schneps‘s future charter guest boyfriend John Dampeer, visited the Valldal caves. But first they went to Uksavika, Norway, to kayak. It’s there that Deckhand Kyle Dickard thought it a good idea to eat a jellyfish.
There were beautiful clouds low near the water in the fjord heading to the Valldal caves.
“The guests are going to go on this beautiful hike through the mountains to the Valldal caves,” Chief Stew Faye Clarke explained on the show.
“All along the Norwegian fjords are caves that have been formed from fallen rocks over many, many years.”
Tourists visiting the stunning Valldal caves can go caving, climbing and rappelling.
The Below Deck Adventure crew returned to the Valldal area for their own adventure on episode 9. They went canyoning on their day off.
Akerneset & Trollstigen Road In Norway On Below Deck Adventure
In episode 4, the charter guests including older divorced ladies sailed to Akerneset mountain in Norway. The show producers misspelled the location as “Ankernest”. The area is known for major rockslides, like this one below caught on camera. The fjord is near Geiranger, a small tourist village.
The thirsty older ladies and crew then ended up going to Trollstigen Road or Troll Road to ride bikes down the steep engineering wonder zigzagging down the mountain. The road has a steep incline with eleven tight turns.
Geiranger & Flesjeberga Locations In Norway
One episode 6, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Heather Gay and her friends were charter guests. They started their yacht trip stopping Flesjeberga, a scenic area with hiking. The next day Captain Kerry and crew took the Heather and friends to UNESCO world heritage site Geiranger, one of the most scenic areas of Norway with spectacular cliffs, fjords and waterfalls. There, the group ziplined with Deckhand Nathan Morley at the new nature park.
Paragliding Below Deck Adventure Location: Andalsnes
The fourth group of charter guests on Below Deck Adventure season 1 paraglided in gorgeous Andalsnes, Norway. Andlasnes is a mountaineering town where tourists and locals hike up 550 meters to the Rampestreken viewing platform. The town’s Romsdalstrappa steps take hikers to the top of Mount Nesasksla, which offers a panoramic view of the city and the Romsdalsfjord.
En route to Andalsnes the crew and charter guests passed by the picturesque village of Vatne,
Rappelling On A Mountain In Valderoya, Norway
Below Deck Adventure charter guests Shelby and Jodie rappelled down a mountain — after taking a helicopter up — on an island in Norway to celebrate their engagement. Valderoya is an island in Norway with a small village.
Horseback Riding In Vaksvika, Norway, On Below Deck Adventure Season 1
Primary Charter Guest Arianna Smith and her gang went horseback riding in Vasvika, Norway, horseback riding on Icelandic horses. The stunning area is surrounded by mountains and stunning fjords. The stunning Sunnmore Alps of Norway wowed the guests. They went horseback riding with Stall Kjellbotn.
Last Charter Guests Anchor in Midsund, Norway, Before Going to Marble Caves
The final group of charter guests, including Singaporean fashion designer Carol Chen, first stopped in beautiful Midsund, Norway. They then headed to the Marble Caves for an underground picnic and fashion shoot. The marble mines in Bergtatt, Norway, serve as a tourist attraction and concert venue.
All Below Deck Adventure‘s Extreme Activities & Excursions In Norway
Fans can expect to be entertained by a lot of extreme activities and excursions throughout the season of Below Deck Adventure. The show’s adventures include: rappelling, ziplining, helicopter rides, mountain climbing, biking, cave scuba diving, paragliding, dog sledding, and cold-water plunging! For all Below Deck Adventure spoilers go here.
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