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15th September 2020 to 27th September 2020

Iceland- Faroe – Shetland – Norway Expedition

£2215 Per person

Deposit Deposit 50%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
This expedition from Iceland to Norway follows the same route as the Vikings and others have sailed for thousands of years
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
12
Vessel type
70ft Expedition Yacht
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Double cabin
Insurance Required
Yes

Mix coastal sailing with ocean crossings as you follow in the wake of the Vikings from Iceland to Norway

12 nights: 15 - 27 September 2020

28,500 NOK / £2,215  per person*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations. 

Follow in the wake of the Vikings and join this epic adventure from Iceland to Norway, stopping to explore the Faroe Islands and Shetland as you sail the rough waters of the North Sea. 

With an exciting mix of coastal sailing and ocean crossings, this is for the adventurous sailor who revels in the potential for big seas and heavy winds. You will begin by exploring the arctic fjords on the north and east coast of Iceland, before heading for the beautiful archipelago of the Faroe Islands. Continuing to Shetland, you will then set sail across the North Sea to Ålesund in Norway.

Become a valuable member of the crew as you navigate your way through stunning scenery, all from the unique vantage point of the steel expedition yacht. With a professional crew onboard working as guides, you will sail at all times of the day, running watches of four hours on and eight hours off.

This expedition will allow you to explore these incredible areas with their history and rich wildlife, hiking through arctic scenery and improving your sailing skills and navigation on this incredible journey.

If these dates don’t work, why not book the whole boat for dates that do? Minimum 5 participants.

Day 1: Trip start in Akureyri

Meet at 12pm on the quay in Akureyri where you can familiarise yourself with the boat and meet your crew members. After a safety briefing and running through routines and procedures on board, you will set sail and begin your adventure.

Day 2-4: Northeast coast of Iceland

From Akureyri you will sail south along the icelandic coast, with time to stop and explore some of the more interesting places and villages. As you sail, expect to see whales along the way, you will really get to know these giants of the sea.

Day 4-6: Ocean crossing from Iceland to the Faroe Islands

The crossing to Faroe islands is 240-250 nautical miles and will take you 2-3 days depending on the weather. With heavy ocean currents around the Faroe Islands, the waves and their direction will help us determine where we head into.

7-8: Island hopping and time on land on the Faroe Islands

The stunning capital of Torshavn, with its unusual wooden turf-roofed houses, will be on the list of places to visit while on the Faroe islands. The amount of time spent on land will depend on the weather forecast, but you will be sure to visit more than one picturesque place on these islands.

Day 9-11: Ocean crossing to Shetland and time ashore on Shetland

The crossing to Shetland is 150nm and will take about a day. When you reach the fjords of Shetland you will have the chance to discuss what you do and how to spend your time adventuring. A great place to stop will be the capital of Lerwick, Shetland’s only town.

Day 11-13: Sailing across the North Sea towards Stadtlandet and Ålesund

The last voyage across the North Sea is 180nm and will take you to Bergen, and then on to Stadt and Ålesund. Wind and weather conditions will determine where you first hit land in Norway, but following potential stops along the coast, you will reach the end of your trip in Ålesund. The last night will be spent with your crew, with dinner, drinks and stories, just like the Vikings!

  • Star chef on board. Look forward to unique culinary experiences!
  • Trip experience with sailboat – experienced and locally familiar skipper/instructor on board
  • Guided trips every day – experienced and locally familiar ski guide
  • Small groups – max 6 guests per ski guide
  • Food on board during the trip
  • Comfort Package: accommodation in a shared double cabin (bunk or double bed) with a ready made bed.
  • Use of shared trip-equipment: dinghy, kayaks, fishing equipment etc.
  • All boat-related expenses such as diesel, gas, harbour fees etc.
  • Personal safety equipment: HH inflatable life vest
  • An environmentally friendly, sustainable, unique, exotic and exclusive Norwegian adventure holiday
  • A lot of time outdoors

 

  • Travel to and from the boats
  • Guided trips every day – experienced and locally familiar ski guide?
  • Optional meals at cafés/restaurants
  • Ski and avalanche equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Personal snack for excursions on land (so, it’s smart to bring a little extra snack)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance to galleries, museums and other alternative arrangements and activities along the way
  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • Intermediate skiing is recommended.
  • A good level of fitness is recommended.

Travel

Check sas.no or wideoe.no for flights to Svolvær. If you get to Bodø you may take the ferry or fast ferry over to Lofoten. See the public itinerary here: www.177nordland.no. You may also perfectly well take the train to Bodø. Travelling slowly gives another dimension to a journey than flying. If you’re travelling from a city in the north or wish to extend your journey with a day or two, you can consider doing so on Hurtigruten.

Take an internal flight to Svolvær.

Take an internal flight from Svolvær.

Day 1: Trip start in Akureyri

Meet at 12pm on the quay in Akureyri where you can familiarise yourself with the boat and meet your crew members. After a safety briefing and running through routines and procedures on board, you will set sail and begin your adventure.

Day 2-4: Northeast coast of Iceland

From Akureyri you will sail south along the icelandic coast, with time to stop and explore some of the more interesting places and villages. As you sail, expect to see whales along the way, you will really get to know these giants of the sea.

Day 4-6: Ocean crossing from Iceland to the Faroe Islands

The crossing to Faroe islands is 240-250 nautical miles and will take you 2-3 days depending on the weather. With heavy ocean currents around the Faroe Islands, the waves and their direction will help us determine where we head into.

7-8: Island hopping and time on land on the Faroe Islands

The stunning capital of Torshavn, with its unusual wooden turf-roofed houses, will be on the list of places to visit while on the Faroe islands. The amount of time spent on land will depend on the weather forecast, but you will be sure to visit more than one picturesque place on these islands.

Day 9-11: Ocean crossing to Shetland and time ashore on Shetland

The crossing to Shetland is 150nm and will take about a day. When you reach the fjords of Shetland you will have the chance to discuss what you do and how to spend your time adventuring. A great place to stop will be the capital of Lerwick, Shetland’s only town.

Day 11-13: Sailing across the North Sea towards Stadtlandet and Ålesund

The last voyage across the North Sea is 180nm and will take you to Bergen, and then on to Stadt and Ålesund. Wind and weather conditions will determine where you first hit land in Norway, but following potential stops along the coast, you will reach the end of your trip in Ålesund. The last night will be spent with your crew, with dinner, drinks and stories, just like the Vikings!

Ski kit

Skis and boots

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit (two sets are recommended. Heavy gear for on-board and lighter kit for trips ashore)

Hat

Balaklava

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Glove liners

Hand warmers

Hot water bottle

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Thermals, two sets

Thick socks, two sets

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Warm sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require