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Ullapool (GB) - Reykjavik (IS)

17 May - 07 June 2016

21 days, Tecla

From € 2244,-

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Tecla:
Ullapool (GB) - Reykjavik (IS)

17 May - 07 June 2016

Join the Tecla for “iceland-1-in-search-of-vikings”. This leg is the first in a new adventure for the Tecla, Iceland! On her way north rediscovering what the Vikings did a thousand years ago. Also the Dutch, and English on their quest for Herring and Cod. Sailing the old route, stopping at ancient ports, you will witness the natural riches these places possess. Visit the remains of old tombs, Standing stones and marvel at the birds on one of the many steep rising Stacs. Before arriving at a place where ice and fire meet, ever evolving and erupting, Iceland! First stop after leaving Ullapool will be Stornaway. After Stromness the journey continues north, to call at one of the more remote Islands like Westray or Sanday. This will be the stepping stone for Fair Isle, the first of the Shetlands. Arriving at Iceland, first port of call will be the capital city of Reykjavik. After clearing customs, there will be a few days left for some serious exploring. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Despite its small size it is the largest settlement for many miles around and a major tourist destination of Scotland. Ullapool was founded in 1788 as a herring port by the British Fisheries Society. It was designed by Thomas Telford. A few Cordyline australis or New Zealand cabbage trees are grown in the town and are often mistaken for palms. The harbour is still the edge of the village, used as a fishing port, yachting haven, and ferry port. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings here.

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!

  • Ullapool (GB)

  • Reykjavik (IS)

Key points

  • Dates: 17 May 2016 - 7 June 2016
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: 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
  • "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

    Boukje (15), Netherlands

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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    Absolutely Awesome Day

    Europa

    Southern Atlantic Ocean

    – by Annie van Haaren

    Today was absolutely awesome. Waking from a good 7 hour sleep to breakfast, first time in 5 days as I had been sleeping right through it when on the dog watch. We had watch from 8 am till 12 midday. …

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  • Meaning something is caring about people

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl

    Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by Trainee Aurélie (16), Belgium

    I wrote this before my 'after-breakfast-nap' on the last day of sailing: "It's the last day of sailing at the Statsraad Lehmkuhl, The Tall Ships Races. We are coming closer to the finishing line and I am finally writing something. I'm …

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