Iceland – Faroe Is – Norway Expedition

17,500 NOK / £1,595 per person*

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17,500 NOK / £1,595 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.
8 nights

From Reykjavik it takes about 3 days before reaching the Faroe Islands, and here we go ashore in Torshavn. Further on we sail to Shetland, and then we cross the North Sea on a course straight towards Stadt and Ålesund.

On this last leg as well we expect proper ocean sailing and good progress, and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about sailing and offshore sailing. Everyone on board will be part of the crew running the boat; you will be challenged with navigation, sail trimming, cooking and seamanship, both in daylight and during night.

We aim to arrive Ålesund in time for a nice concluding dinner ashore, and if you have not been here before, you should stay a day or two to look around this beautiful coastal town of Norway.

Trip Start: 23 September 2018

Trip End: 01 October 2018

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

70ft Expedition Yacht

Vessel Length

70ft

Skipper

Yes

Berth

Double cabin

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:50% and strictSee deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • Experienced skipper / instructor onboard
  • Accommodation on board the whole trip
  • All food on board
  • An environmentally friendly, unique, exotic and exclusive adventure vacation
  • Safety gear, survival suits and SAR-insurance for all crewmembers
  • Use of small boats, kayaks, fishing gear etc
  • All boat-related expenses; fuel, gas, harbour, mooring etc…

Additional

  • Travel costs to and from start/end point of trip
  • Expenses for restaurants, museums or optional activities underway, or overnight stays beyond the approved program
  • Alcoholic beverages

Practical Info

Open to beginner sailors. Adventurous outlook is advisable.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Fly to Reykjavík Airport

Getting back

Ålesund Airport, Vigra

ITINERARY

Day 1-3 - Sailing from Reykjavik to Torshavn on the Faroe Islands This is the first leg of a route that the Vikings and sea-travellers have taken for centuries in order to enter and exit Iceland. Depending on weather and wind we’ll use 2-3 days from Reykjavik to the Faroe Islands where we’ll disembark in Torshavn. Day 4 - Disembarkation and spending time on the Faroe Islands This day will be spent on land in Torshavn and the surrounding area. How much time we spend here will depend on the following days, but with mainly northern or southern winds this time a year, we have good chances for favorable winds. During the evening we’ll prepare for an early start towards Shetland the following morning. Day 5-6 - From the Faroe Islands to Shetland The trip to Shetland will take 1-2 days. If the weather report for the following days are favourable, we’ll get all the way to Lerwick and can spend some time there. If not we’ll just sail on through towards Norway without spending much time on Shetland. Day 7-8 - North Sea towards Norway, Stadtland and Ålesund The final evenings of this seven-week expedition will be out on the North Sea. Boat and crew will be excited to get home to Norway. Day 9 - Ending the trip in Ålesund We’ll end our trip in Ålesund. The place where Hans and Alf began their journey towards Canada in 1940. A journey that went via Tromsø, Svalbard and Greenland. The same route that we’ve just sailed. Upon arrival in Ålesund we’ll enjoy a better dinner before doing our thanks-off and saying goodbye! We recommend you add some space in your itinerary when travelling home from Ålesund. Book your tickets late on the 1. or 2. of October, or book a flexible ticket. You may even not book a ticket at all. This could be favorable if we were to spend some extra time on Faroe Islands or Shetland, be delayed by weather or simply don’t feel like returning to every-day life right away!

KIT LIST

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

INSURANCE

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

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LOCATION

“I would thoroughly recommend an adventure with Kraken.”

Tom

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