26 June - 09 July 2018
13 days, Tecla
From € 2310,-Book this journey
Expedition Sail Training
15-25: € 2310,-
>25: € 2660,-
26 June - 09 July 2018
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.
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.
"Working together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."
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. …Read more
New dates for the Tall Ships Races 2020 - postponed to 2021 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Tall Ships Races 2020 have been postponed by the organiser - Sail Training International. Instead of 2020, the Races will take place in August …Read log
Maybe, July 2017
I was a youth volunteer on The Maybe for the month of June 2017. It was an experience that I will never forget. I loved every minute of it. One of the best things about sailing on The Maybe is that …Read log
This voyage is all depending on wind and weather. The roughly 700 miles between Reykjavik and Ullapool can be sailed in 5 days with a favorable wind, leaving time for exploring the archipelagos of Scotland. But if winds are less …
Form Greenland to Iceland: a proper crossing at the end of the season. Teamwork is what it takes, making sure you are well rested for your watches. You will enjoy some of the most spectacular Northern light displays as you …
From Patagonia to Polynesia: cruising on the Pacific Ocean. Board Tecla is Puerto Montt, in the Lake District of Chile. Depending on weather and wind, a plan will be made for the first few days. This may include one or …