SY Barba, based in Stavanger Norway

The sailing vessel Barba in the Lysefjord, as featured in Photo by Terry Ward.

Currently available in Stavanger, Norway

Barba is a fine tuned expedition sailing yacht designed for interacting with nature. She is skippered by marine biologist and Stavanger local Andreas B. Heide, who has led expeditions to Greenland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard to mention a few.

Each trip will be tailored according to client requirements, with day-trips of 3 hours + duration as a standard. Spoken languages include: Norwegian, English and French. In addition to offering an introduction to sailing, possible activities include hiking, fishing, snorkelling, seal watching and more. As for destinations the Lysefjord with hikes to both the Pulpit Rock and the Kjeragbolten can be accessed from the boat itself. 

Barba offers an exclusive and authentic way to experience the Stavanger region, for media, the corporate sector and private clients. The number of guests is limited to 6 people. Clothing and all necessary gear is available on-board.


5 hour duration. 6000 NOK – All inclusive.

11 hours (full day). 12 000 NOK – All inclusive.

Sailing destinations

  • Sailing to Kvitsøy. 2 hours one way.  Enter the Kvitsøy lighthouse and enjoy a 360 view of the coastal region. Catch fish on the way while watching marine birds and seals out at the gate of the North Sea.
  • Two nights three days cruise into the Lysefjord. Hike to the Pulpit Rock and the Kjerag bolt. Includes cruising the entire length of the Fjord as well as hanging out with seals and fishing.

See this short video and this feature story to get an idea what cruising with Barba in the Stavanger region is all about.


Barba is a ‘can do’ boat and programs will be tailor made subject to the client´s preferences. For additional details, please send an e-mail to or call +47 957 51 688.