Havila ship in Lofoten with the beautiful Northern Lights dancing in the night sky.

The Havila Voyages is a family owned Norwegian shipping company that sails the classic coastal voyage between Bergen and Kirkenes with the Norwegian coast's most environmentally friendly ships.

The four new ships are loaded with the world's largest battery pack, and for four hours you can sail without noise or emissions through vulnerable fjords. The batteries are charged with clean hydropower at shore, and when the batteries are low we switch to natural gas which cuts CO2 by around 25%. 

The hull is specially designed for maximum energy efficiency, and excess heat from cooling water and sea used for heating on board. On the menu are locally made dishes from local producers, and all unnecessary plastic is avoided. We are already exceeding the authorities' requirements for cutting emission, and we have set sail with zero emissions as the target.

The Havila Voyages is part of the Havila group that dates back to the 1950s. It all started when the founder, Per Sævik, bought his first fishing boat in his teens. From fishing and herring fishing, Havila is now a group operating in shipping technology, offshore, transport and tourism.

Black and white photo of Per on a boat as a young boy.
Black and white photo of Fosnavåg in the old days.
Per as a young man holding up a big fish he has cought

The head office is located in the small coastal town of Fosnavåg on the west coast of Norway. Per Sævik is still chairman of the board, and he is determined to look after the nature and local environments through which the ships sail. 

Because as Per always says: We sail through the world heritage, and so will those who come after us.  

Family owned since the 50s

Environmentally friendly ships

The world's largest battery pack

Locally grown and produced food

Zero emissions as a target

Want to know more about Havila?

Please visit our parent company havila.no for more information about the Havila Group and founder Per Sævik.

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