Trainee crew placement – additional conditions apply. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Join the Blue Clipper as part of a trainee crew. Spend 7 weeks on board, working alongside the professional crew to gain knowledge and experience. Sail around Iceland and on to Norwegian island of Svalbard (Spitsbergen). Be fully immersed into life as a crew member on board. Learn every aspect of sailing and working on board a traditional Sailing Ship. Earn an official RYA certificate upon completing the journey. Open to Windseekers aged 17-25 who successfully pass the application process.
Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland. As you approach from the sea, you’ll sea a modern city skyline with snowy volcanic mountains in the background. Reykjavík is quite cosmopolitan, with plenty of culture and entertainment. Go for a night on the town, or find a tour that takes you to see the glaciers, geysers, and volcanoes for which Iceland is famous. Reykjavík’s climate is less cold than you’d expect. At Nauthólsvík you’ll even find a geothermically heated beach!
Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean with its largest island being the famous Spitsbergen. If you want to experience the arctic climate, although tempered by a warm current, Svalbard is the place to visit. Look for seabirds, reindeer and marine mammals but watch out for polar bears! With approximately 2,600 people living in Svalbard, there are more polar bears than people. It’s a must-see place for nature lovers and enthusiasts of the polar regions.
Dates: 5 May 2018 - 22 June 2018
Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers age 17-25 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 4
Official language on board: English
Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
Samantha (18) Australia
"I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."
Agathe (26) France
"Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"
Barnabas (22) Hungary
"IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO STEER FOR HOURS WHEN THE WIND WAS BLOWING AND EVEN WHEN IT WAS COMPETELY DEAD. I LOVED TO SEE THE SEA, I LOVED THE SILENCE OF THE OCEAN."
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