About Havila Voyages
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.
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
Over hundre år i kyst-trafikk
Havila Voyages is becoming part of a long tradition and a long line of shipping companies which have served the people living on the Norwegian coast for over a hundred years.