The Sorlandet is an old sailing ship built in 1927 at a local shipyard in Kristiansand called the Høivolds Mek Verksted. The Sorlandet was a schoolship for training young cadet sailors but is now owned and operated by a non profit foundation offering adventure sailing that offers young people a unique journey of education and personal discovery.
Students will participate in volunteer service projects in Senegal and the Dominican Republic. Throughout the course of the voyage, the young sailors become part of a close knit international community of like-minded peers, sharing experiences, developing leadership skills and making friendships that will last for lifetime.
The Sorlandet can take 70 student on board as trainees as well as a crew of 15 officers and seamen during the sailing season, which generally is from May to September During the off season, some crew members remain on board for general maintenance.
Sorlandet can usually be found docked in the Kristiansand harbour near Master Ferries and Colorline.
The foundation is centrally located in Kristiansand, where the administration manages all facets of the operation and preservation of the ship.