Exploring the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Explore the north-west coast of Iceland from the board of a traditional sailing ship. The highlight of this journey is visitng Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, which can only be reached from water. Spend the week sailing and hiking, living the adventure to the fullest! Expect to see flowery fields, arctic foxes with their cubs, nesting birds (including the iconic puffins) and very possibly – whales who come to these waters to feed. See impressive fjords and beautiful glaciers, visit old settlements in the remote areas and enjoy spending time in nature. Afterwards catch the plane from Isafjordur or consider staying for a bit on your own and continue your Icelanding vacation on land. Open for 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.
Dates: 21 June 2021 - 28 June 2021
Embarkation: 18:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 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
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: towels
This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).
Annette (18) Denmark
"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"
Nina (20) Norway
"My trip in a few words: Sailed, tried new things. Big ship. Seasickness. Spent a lot of time on the sea."
Phillip (24) France
"Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"
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