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Isafjordur (IS) - Isafjordur (IS)

26 July - 16 August 2017

21 days, Tecla

From € 3365,-

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Tecla:
Isafjordur (IS) - Isafjordur (IS)

26 July - 16 August 2017

Isafjordur – Isafjordur – A journey to Greenland – Scoresbysund. Once again the Tecla will set sail for Greenland. Sailing from Isafjordur, you will first get to know the ship, learn to set the sails and get used to the movement, as you set sail for Hornstrandir, the Nature Reserve to the North of Isafjordur. Then when the wind is right and there are no Ice warnings, you will set sail for a night and a day, before reaching the South East coast of Greenland, with the main goal Scoresbysund (Kangertittivaq) – one of the biggest fjords in the world! With Ittoqqortoormiit as its only settlement you will spend most of your time there in the rugged nature. The voyage will bring you back to Isafjordur. Open for all ages, 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.

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.

  • Isafjordur (IS)

  • Isafjordur (IS)

Key points

  • Dates: 26 July 2017 - 16 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 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
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "Working together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

    Piotr (22), Poland

You sail on the Tecla

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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