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Reykjavik (IS) - Isafjordur (IS)

11 July - 18 July 2020

7 days, Tecla

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Tecla:
Reykjavik (IS) - Isafjordur (IS)

11 July - 18 July 2020

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Exploring the Iceland’s Wild Wild West. Step on board the Tecla in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city. After getting to know the crew you will set the sails and steer Tecla towards the western coast of the island. Along the way you will see breathtaking landscapes and drop anchor for a visit if the conditions allow. This area is often visited by different species of whales so be on the lookout! Your journey will end in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, the place of magnificent vistas and aboundant wildlife including arctic foxes and puffins! Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

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Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland. As you approach from the sea, you’ll sea a modern city skyline with snowy volcanic mountains in the background. Reykjavík is quite cosmopolitan, with plenty of culture and entertainment. Go for a night on the town, or find a tour that takes you to see the glaciers, geysers, and volcanoes for which Iceland is famous. Reykjavík’s climate is less cold than you’d expect. At Nauthólsvík you’ll even find a geothermically heated beach!

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.

  • Reykjavik (IS)

  • Isafjordur (IS)

Key points

  • Dates: 11 July 2020 - 18 July 2020
  • 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
  • Piotr (22) Poland

    "Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

  • Phillip (24) France

    "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"

  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

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