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Isafjodur (IS) - Reykjavik (IS)

05 August - 18 August 2016

13 days, Tecla

From € 1904,-

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Tecla:
Isafjodur (IS) - Reykjavik (IS)

05 August - 18 August 2016

Icelandvoyage – Return to the wild west! After cruising the Hornstrandir area there might still be time to visit Adey Island. Having had a close look at Kaldalon glacial lagoon at the foot of Drangajokull glacier we make our way out of Isafjardjup. Rounding the first head lands we will get the real feel of the Denmark Strait and its awesome power. Dyrafjordur offers one of the more attractive settlements of the West Fjord area, Thingeyri. Thingeyri is also one of the oldest villages and was mentioned in the Gisla Saga. From here we can do short horseback trips or mountain bike trips into the surrounding outdoors. At the end of it lies Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

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!

  • Reykjavik (IS)

Key points

  • Dates: 5 August 2016 - 18 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 have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now."

    Annette (18), Denmark

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Tecla
Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Winkel (NL)
Date built: 1915
Trainees: 16
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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