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26th June 2021 to 8th July 2021

Faroe Isles and Iceland Viking Voyage

£2299 Per person

Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
This Viking voyage of discovery will take you from the mystical shores of the Faroe Isles to the stunning sweeping beaches of Iceland.
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Nights onboard
12
Vessel type
57ft Steel Expedition Yacht
Vessel length
57ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Twin (only 4 guest berths + 2 crew)
Insurance Required
Yes

Unleash your inner Viking as we re-create a historic Viking ocean voyage to the land of ice and fire. 

12 Nights: 26 June - 08 July 2021

£2,299 per person

From one stunning Island to another, this trip will allow you to witness glorious landscapes and stunning wildlife. Heading from the rural remote coasts of the Faroe Islands, you'll have to opportunity to spots flocks of Puffins hiding amongst the jagged rocks and soaring over waterfalls. As you cross the Atlantic Ocean, you'll feel the powerful majesty of these wild and windswept islands. On route, you'll get the opportunity to live like the Vikings and try your hand at ancient Viking navigation techniques, as well as ocean research, and collection of microplastics. Iceland will greet you with a stunningly dramatic landscape of volcanos, hot springs, lava fields, and sweeping glaciers. Un-plug from everything and enjoy soaking up your surroundings, and reward yourself at the end of the adventure with relaxing in a luxurious natural hot spring.

26th June: Joining the expedition

You will join our expedition yacht inTórshavn, the principal town of the Faroe Islands and home of vibrant Norse culture. Tórshavn has good transport links to the Faroe Islands airport in Vágar. We will meet you on board with a warm welcome, and most likely a cup of tea. You will then have the opportunity to settle in and be shown around the boat as well as to explore the local beaches and get your first taste of life on board. We will introduce you to everything that you need to know about the yacht, living afloat. We will cook a hot dinner onboard on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crewmates.

27th June: Setting sail

Following initial safety briefings, we will be heading out of port and setting sail for the first time. The local waters provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and get a first glimpse of the local wildlife. Depending on the weather conditions we may spend a couple of days exploring the Faroe Islands giving plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique scenery of towering sea cliffs and plunging waterfalls. We might even undertake our first whale survey.

28th June – 6th July: Expedition

Once the conditions are right, just like the Vikings before us, we will set out on our crossing to Iceland. The crossing of around 250 miles will take us 2-3 days to complete. We will work in a watch system, taking it in turns to sail the boat through the day and night with the chance to experience the magic of sailing under a sky full of stars. During the crossing, you will have the chance to get as involved as you like in sailing as well as our ocean research projects such as microplastics sampling and wildlife surveying. There will be the opportunity to try your hand a navigating like a Viking using traditional techniques such as the sunstone and sun-board. We will make landfall in the east coast of Iceland which has a number of spectacular and sheltered fjords where we can more up, get some rest and celebrate making our Viking crossing. Now we can slow the pace, with the chance to step ashore and spend time exploring, hiking, photographing and simply enjoying this magical world. We will work our way north along the coast, watching sea birds and dramatic coastlines and maybe even find our very own natural hot spring to take a swim in. These waters are known as the whale capital of Europe so we will have our wildlife and surveying eyes peeled for the magical experience of encountering a whale.

7th July: Arrival in Húsavík

We will spend our final day enjoying the elemental scenery of Iceland before heading into port in Húsavík. We will moor up for the night in Húsavík and enjoy our final evening on board with a nice dinner and time to swap stories, highlights and pictures from the expedition.

8th July: Leaving the boat

Breakfast will be provided on board with the final chance to explore the local town and soak up the Icelandic culture or arrange to stay a few extra days in the area to explore Iceland further. Akureyri airport is a short bus ride away and connects to flights across the world via Reykjavík for those travelling further.

Please note that the itinerary provided above is provided to illustrate the general areas that we will visit on the expedition. The exact itinerary that we follow will be chosen each day by your skipper in order to make the best use of the weather conditions. Since we operate with just a small number of guests onboard, we can tailor the areas that we explore based on your interests. Where and when we are able to paddleboard will be dependent on the conditions. We will be looking for some safe sheltered areas to explore.

  • Accommodation on board, including bedding and duvet.
  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board.
  • Use of onboard equipment, including SUP
  • Use of an expedition sailing suit, and offshore standard lifejacket.
  • Professional and qualified crew.
  • Use of our rib to get ashore and explore.
  • Use of scientific and ocean survey equipment.
  • Expedition permits and rifle where required.
  • Travel costs to and from start/end point of trip
  • Any food ashore
  • Open to beginner sailors.

Torshavn, Faroe Islands. Fly to Vágur airport.

Húsavík, Iceland. Fly from Akureyri airport

26th June: Joining the expedition

You will join our expedition yacht inTórshavn, the principal town of the Faroe Islands and home of vibrant Norse culture. Tórshavn has good transport links to the Faroe Islands airport in Vágar. We will meet you on board with a warm welcome, and most likely a cup of tea. You will then have the opportunity to settle in and be shown around the boat as well as to explore the local beaches and get your first taste of life on board. We will introduce you to everything that you need to know about the yacht, living afloat. We will cook a hot dinner onboard on the first evening, a great opportunity to get to know your fellow crewmates.

27th June: Setting sail

Following initial safety briefings, we will be heading out of port and setting sail for the first time. The local waters provide the perfect opportunity to get used to the boat and get a first glimpse of the local wildlife. Depending on the weather conditions we may spend a couple of days exploring the Faroe Islands giving plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique scenery of towering sea cliffs and plunging waterfalls. We might even undertake our first whale survey.

28th June – 6th July: Expedition

Once the conditions are right, just like the Vikings before us, we will set out on our crossing to Iceland. The crossing of around 250 miles will take us 2-3 days to complete. We will work in a watch system, taking it in turns to sail the boat through the day and night with the chance to experience the magic of sailing under a sky full of stars. During the crossing, you will have the chance to get as involved as you like in sailing as well as our ocean research projects such as microplastics sampling and wildlife surveying. There will be the opportunity to try your hand a navigating like a Viking using traditional techniques such as the sunstone and sun-board. We will make landfall in the east coast of Iceland which has a number of spectacular and sheltered fjords where we can more up, get some rest and celebrate making our Viking crossing. Now we can slow the pace, with the chance to step ashore and spend time exploring, hiking, photographing and simply enjoying this magical world. We will work our way north along the coast, watching sea birds and dramatic coastlines and maybe even find our very own natural hot spring to take a swim in. These waters are known as the whale capital of Europe so we will have our wildlife and surveying eyes peeled for the magical experience of encountering a whale.

7th July: Arrival in Húsavík

We will spend our final day enjoying the elemental scenery of Iceland before heading into port in Húsavík. We will moor up for the night in Húsavík and enjoy our final evening on board with a nice dinner and time to swap stories, highlights and pictures from the expedition.

8th July: Leaving the boat

Breakfast will be provided on board with the final chance to explore the local town and soak up the Icelandic culture or arrange to stay a few extra days in the area to explore Iceland further. Akureyri airport is a short bus ride away and connects to flights across the world via Reykjavík for those travelling further.

Please note that the itinerary provided above is provided to illustrate the general areas that we will visit on the expedition. The exact itinerary that we follow will be chosen each day by your skipper in order to make the best use of the weather conditions. Since we operate with just a small number of guests onboard, we can tailor the areas that we explore based on your interests. Where and when we are able to paddleboard will be dependent on the conditions. We will be looking for some safe sheltered areas to explore.

Base layer – 2x warm thermal tops + thermal leggings

Mid layer – 2x fleece type mid layers + mid layer trousers

Light waterproof shell (waterproof hiking type jacket and trousers) – for exploring ashore

Down jacket – a down (or synthetic alternative) jacket, the warmer the better

Gillet – optional but a really versatile mid layer, down or synthetic down are great

Hats – 2x warm wool hats, ear flaps are great

Waterproof hat – a waterproof hat or cap (eg Sealskins)

Neck warmer – 2x ‘Buff’ style neck warmers

Gloves – one waterproof pair (ski or fishing type) + 2x thinner fleece liner / spare pairs

Socks – 2x pairs of warm socks for sailing + hiking socks for exploring ashore

Boots – Wellington type boots. These are needed not just for sailing but also for getting ashore from the rib where you may need to stop into mid-calf depth water. They don’t need to be expensive or sailing specific, but they should be waterproof with good grip

Hiking shoes / boots – suitable for exploring on rough or wet terrain ashore

Rucsac – for on land exploring

Underwear – a couple of sets of comfortable underwear

Swimwear – you might not fancy a dip in the Arctic waters but a local hot tub can be a treat that you don’t want to miss out on

Camera, batteries, memory cards etc – it is possible to charge camera batteries onboard but it is a good idea to bring spare batteries and lots of memory card space

Entertainment – books, music etc for rest time

Toiletries – basic wash kit with travel-sized bottles

Eye mask and earplugs – can make sleeping easier in the midnight sun

Any personal medications that you need – ensure you have enough to last the whole trip

Dry bags – recommended for keeping any electrical kit in and for taking things ashore

Head torch – ideally with a red light function

Sunscreen – 24hr daylight can be relentless

Sunglasses

A set of ‘shore clothes’ for travelling in / rest days in town

Passport / visas

Credit/debit card for shore-based activities or travel emergencies

Kitbag – this must be squashy type (not a suitcase) a large barrel type bag is ideal