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Isafjordur (IS) - Akureyri (IS)

08 July - 21 July 2016

13 days, Tecla

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Isafjordur (IS) - Akureyri (IS)

08 July - 21 July 2016

Icelandvoyage – Arctic Foxes to the Arctic circle – This voyage starts off with a visit to Hornstrandir national park, only 15 mile to the North. The main attraction in this area is the Hornbjarg Cliff sitting at 533mtr above sea level. Of the cliffs in the sea Whales can be spotted while seals soak up some summer sun rays on the pebbled beaches. The peninsula’s two main settlements, Hesteyri and Adalvik are now almost completely abandon but remind us of the people who once lived here. Sailing out of the fjords and into the Denmark Strait, breath taking views will surround you, the steep cliffs rising up and natural ice sculptures forming everywhere. As we make our way to Djupavik in the Reykjarfjordur you will get familiar with the North coast of Iceland and the Artic Line. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.

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: 8 July 2016 - 21 July 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:
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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