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Isafjordur (IS) - Nuuk (GL)

27 June - 18 July 2019

21 days, Tecla

From € 3630,-

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Expedition Sail Training

15-25 years: € 3630,-
>25: € 4180,-

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Tecla:
Isafjordur (IS) - Nuuk (GL)

27 June - 18 July 2019

* Last places: contact info@windseeker.org to confirm availability * Course: Greenland! This three-weeks journey will take you on a great sailing adventure! Starting in Isafjordur, Iceland, you will cross the Atlantic towards the south of Greenland. Once you make your way around the drift ice, you will be rewarded by breathtaking views of southern Greenland. It is expected that you will have plenty of time to discover the local fjords as well as the largest town of Nuuk. Open for all Windseekers, 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.

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and, with over 17,000 inhabitants its largest city. The earliest settlements date back to 2200 BC. In the 10th century Nuuk was inhabited by the Vikings and shortly after by Innuit people. Visit the Greenland National Museum and Archives, Katuaq Cultural Centre, Nuuk Art Museum and the Cathedral, and enjoy strolling around town and taking in its unique architecture.

  • Isafjordur (IS)

  • Nuuk (GL)

Key points

  • Dates: 27 June 2019 - 18 July 2019
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • 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
  • "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

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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Windseeker logs

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    – by the Trainees

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    Tecla

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    – by Officer Jet

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