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Isafjordur (IS) - Akureyri (IS)

26 June - 09 July 2018

13 days, Tecla

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Tecla:
Isafjordur (IS) - Akureyri (IS)

26 June - 09 July 2018

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Isafjordur – Akureyri – Arctic foxes to the Arctic circle. Board the Tecla in Isafjordur and begin the journey with a visit to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, only 15 miles to the North. The main attraction in this area is the Hornvik, where Arctic Fox cubs will be out and about. You will be able to climb the cliffs of 250 m with an amazing view over the Denmark strait. The cliffs are also home to many sea birds who choose to nest in there. Then you will visit the Grimsey island in the Arctic Circle, with possible stopovers along the way (depending on the conditions). The final stop before Akureyri will be the Hirsey island where the whales are known to show up regularly! Open to all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

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Ports

Isafjordur (meaning ‘fjord of ice’) is a small port town in the northwest of Iceland. It is a major access point to the nature reserve on the Hornstrandir Peninsula, an uninhabited wilderness area to which ferries run weekly during summer. Despite its small population of 2600 people, the town has a relatively urban feel. It is considered a centre for alternative music and there’s even a hospital. Have a look around in the Maritime museum or go for a tour of the waterfalls and the nearby fjords.

Akureyri is a small city in northern Iceland. It is an important port and fishing centre. The Norse Viking Helgi Magri (the slim) Eyvindarson originally settled the area in the 9th century. The city is surrounded by mountains, the highest being Kista (1447 m) and another peak of 1538 m at the head of Glerádalur. Go hiking for a day over the mountains or along the water. Enjoy the quiteness here and the great views with snowy hilltops. Nature is beautiful here and offers great photo material.

  • Isafjordur (IS)

  • Akureyri (IS)

Key points

  • Dates: 26 June 2018 - 9 July 2018
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 16
  • No sailing experience required!
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

  • Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands

    "It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

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