Pilot books – Den norske los

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Den norske losDen norske los is the official Norwegian Waters Pilot issued by Statens Kartverk. The set consists of seven volumes (vol. 2 is split into two parts). It is the indispensable help in passage planning and sailing, useful also for those who do not speak Norwegian. Paper books are quite costly, but all the volumes are available for free in pdf format. See the links below.

Volume 1, General Information (2010) The eighth edition

300 pages with plenty nautical information. Among others, contains details on chart description, marking, laws and regulations, pilot services, SAR, coast guard, customs, fishery and fishing zones, radio navigation, winds and weather, geodesy, magnetism, tides and currents, environment, seamanship, COLREG, flags and signaling and distance table.

Volume 1 is an essential supplement to the other volumes. Volume 1 was issued in 1955, 1962, 1972, 1981, 1986, 1997 and 2004.

ISBN 978-82 90-65326 7

 

Volume 2A, Svenskegrensen – Langesund (2007) Third Edition

271 pages with detailed sailing directions, information about ports, harbours and anchorages. 38 charts and 18 harbour sketches in a large scale. It also contains 193 pictures and drawings of landmarks and lighthouses. Information about the quays, marinas, bunkering stations (fuel and water), boat service centers, local industry etc. Among other, you can find information about weather, wind and tidal currents, areas of hazardous waves, statistics of winds, rainfall and temperatures for the last thirty years.

 

Volume 2 was released in 1955, 1963, 1970 and 1980 and 1987, and 2A, 1993 (Norwegian / English)

ISBN 82-90653-22-0

 

Volume 2B, Langesund – Jærens rev (2005) Third Edition

271 pages with detailed sailing directions, information about ports, harbours and anchorages. 81 charts in large scale. In addition, 164 photos. Drawings of landmarks and lighthouses. Information about the quays, marinas, bunkering stations (fuel and water), boat service cesters. Among other, you can find information about weather, wind and tidal currents, areas of hazardous waves, statistics of winds, rainfall and temperatures of the last thirty years.

 

ISBN 82-90653-20-4

 

Volume 3, Jærens rev- Stad (2012) The sixth edition

492 pages with sailing directions, information about the ports, harbours and anchorages. 155 charts and 17 sketches in large scale. In addition, 331 pictures and drawings of landmarks and lighthouses. Information about the quays, marinas, bunkering stations (fuel and water), boat service centers. Among other, you can find information about weather, wind and tidal currents, areas of hazardous waves, statistics of winds, rainfall and temperatures for the last thirty years.

Volume 3 was released in 1955, 1965, 1972, 1982, 2001 and 2006 and 3A and 3B in 1990. (Norwegian / English)

ISBN 82-90653-21-2

 

Volume 4, Stad – Rørvik (2008) Seventh Edition

376 pages with sailing directions, information about ports, harbours and anchorages. 93 charts in a large scale. In addition, 258 pictures and drawings of landmarks and lighthouses. Information about the quays, marinas, bunkering stations (fuel and water), boat service stations. Among other, you can find information about weather, wind and tidal currents, areas of hazardous waves, statistics of winds, rainfall and temperatures for the last thirty years.

Volume 4 was released in 1957, 1967, 1976, 1983, 1992 and 2004.

ISBN 82-90653-23-9

 

Volume 5, Rørvik – Lødingen og Andenes (2001) The sixth edition

300 pages with sailing directions information about the ports, harbours and anchorages. 79 charts and 5 sketches in large scale. In addition, 192 photos and drawings of landmarks and lighthouses. Information about the quays, marinas, bunkering stations (fuel and water), boat service centers. Among other, you can find information about weather, wind and tidal currents, areas of hazardous waves, statistics of winds, rainfall and temperatures for the last thirty years.

Volume 5 was released in 1958, 1969, 1977, 1986 and 1998

ISBN 82-90653-17-4

 

Volume 6, Lødingen og Andenes – Grense Jakobselv (2008) The sixth edition

311 pages with sailing directions, information about ports, harbours and anchorages. 83 charts in a large scale. In addition, 184 photos and drawings of landmarks and lighthouses. Information about the quays, marinas, bunkering stations (fuel and water), boat service stations. Among other, you can find information about weather, wind and tidal currents, areas of hazardous waves, statistics of winds, rainfall and temperatures for the last thirty years.

Volume 6 was released in 1957, 1971, 1978, 1988 and 1999.

ISBN 978-82-90-65325-0

 

Volume 7, Svalbard og Jan Mayen (2011) Third Edition

378 pages with sailing directions, information about the ports, harbours and anchorages. 25 charts in large scale and many pictures. Among other, it contains information about history of Svalbard, quality of nautical charts, administration, information for visitors, description of marine traffic, protection against pollution, fishing, ice, tides, currents, wind and tidal, protected areas, flora and fauna, geology, weather to statistics and waterways marking.

Volume 7 was released in 1988 and 1990.

ISBN 978-82-90-65329-8

Electronic version

All volumes can be downloaded free of charge from the Kystverket web site. Electronic version is updated frequently. The current version was updated last in May 2016 year.

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