Fjordin Crossin celebrates one of the great traditions of Aquavit,
which is an old world Scandinavian spirit.

Fjordin Crossin








FjordinCrossin 2021 is cancelled.

We hope to see you in 2022.

In 1805 a special brand of Aquavit, Linie Aquavit, crossed the Equator from Norway bound for the East Indies to be sold, but returned to Norway in 1807, unsold.

It turned out that the sea voyage had a positive effect on the taste of the Aquavit. The old sailing ships have vanished, but Linie Aquavit still crosses the Equator on the deck of a ship and returns via Australia. It has become a celebrated Aquavit tradition.

During the festival, the Hardware Distillery will launch a barrel of aged Dill Aquavit on Lee Geist’s boat, the Twanoh. It will cross the Hood Canal from the Port of Hoodsport to Tahuya and back. 

FjordinCrossin 2021 is cancelled. See you in 2022.



12:00 noon

  • On-site registration for Paddle the Canal begins.
  • The Lady Alderbrook departs from the dock at the Alderbrook Resort.
  • Food vendors at the Hoodsport dock are open. Local oysters and Scandinavian specialties are on the menu.
  • The Aquavit Garden, serving cocktails is open.
  • The barrel of Aquavit is taken to the Hoodsport dock.

1:00 pm

  • At the Hoodsport dock, the barrel of Aquavit on the Twanoh will set sail.
  • Paddle the Canal participants follow the Twanoh.
  • Those on board the Lady Alderbrook toast the festivities.

2:00 pm (approximately)

  • The Twanoh returns to the Hoodsport dock.
  • Paddle the Canal participants return to the dock.
  • Awards ceremony and prizes for Paddle the Canal.

2:30 – 5:00 pm

  • Post-party in Hoodsport.
  • Bottling Aquavit at the distillery.
  • Cooking demos at Olympic Stove & Spa.
  • Shopping at the local shops.


Stay for the After-party in downtown Hoodsport.

  • Cooking demos at Olympic Stove and Spa
  • Coffee and ice cream at Hoodsport Coffee
  • Original art at Sunshine Creations
  • Friends of the Library book sale in front of the distillery
  • And don’t forget to stop by the distillery for the barrel of Aquavit.

Aquavit Garden

This year the Aquavit Garden, sponsored by The Salmon Center, is serving Aquavit cocktails and cooking oysters. Look for them under a tent on the beach at the Hoodsport Dock.

Children's Activities

FjordinCrossin is a great event for families with activities for everyone, young and old!

Lady Alderbrook

If you would prefer to enjoy the race from the comfort of the Lady Alderbrook, she will be departing the Alderbrook Dock and sailing toward the Hoodsport Dock to view the event.

Paddle the Canal

To celebrate the launch, Paddle the Canal will follow the Twanoh in canoes, kayaks, SUPs and small sailboats. Registration is at

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Captain Lee Geist & The Twanoh

Our Official Greeters

Norden Lodge, Tacoma
‘Oslo’ Lodge, Bremerton
Hovedstad Lodge, Olympia