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Akureyri (IS) - Isafjordur (IS)

22 July - 04 August 2016

13 days, Tecla

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Akureyri (IS) - Isafjordur (IS)

22 July - 04 August 2016

Icelandvoyage – Sailing with whales – When we set sail for the Island of Hrisey, the first stretch of sailing on this trip will be amongst north Iceland most rugged mountains. Leaving Hrisey we set sail in to the Greenland sea with Grimsey as our next destination. Sailing over to Skagafjordur we find another bird sanctuary at the Island of Drangey. It is not only home to Puffins, Kittiwakes and Razorbills, but also to the saga of the great Grettir the strong. Outlawed and hunted he swam across what is now known as Grettir’s swim. Naked on the beach two young women found him… As the saga go’s. As we sail futher west we find Drangsnes at the mouth of the Steingrimsfjordur. The shallow fjords and coast are uninhabited and rarely visited. With a population of only 12, Nordurfjordur is one of Icelands most remote communities. Enjoy an icy plunge in the North Atlantic after a warming bath in the natural hot spring. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

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 (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)

  • Isafjordur (IS)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 July 2016 - 4 August 2016
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "I conquered the fear of climbing up high."

    Ang (25), Malaysia

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Tecla
Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Winkel (NL)
Date built: 1915
Trainees:
Length: 38
Height of mast: 23
Sail: 380m2

One of the most splendid traditional sailing ships. This solid, authentic-rigged ship is not only one of the most beautiful herring loggers, but also a very good sailor. Tecla has won several prizes during the Tall Ships Races and Regattas. …

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