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7th June 2021 to 16th June 2021

Sail to the Faroe Isles

£2320 Per person

Deposit 50% balance due 12wks before departure
Embark on an epic adventure from Scotland, to the magical and isolated land of the Faroe Islands, a place where few others have explored.
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Nights onboard
9
Vessel type
57ft Steel Expedition Yacht
Vessel length
57ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Twin (only 4 guest berths + 2 crew)
Insurance Required
Yes

Do you like to explore remote, isolated, unknown places, then the Faroes could be for you..

9 Nights: 07 - 16 June 2021

£2,320 per person

Sail to the magic remote lands of the Faroe Islands, where you'll pass sheer cliff faces, green rolling hills, and sea bird playing in the ocean spray. This location offers amazing opportunities for wildlife watching, hiking,  photography, and so much more. You'll also get the opportunity to witness the sea stacks shaped like troll's finger, as well as collecting data for ocean research to maintain the beauty of this incredible island. There's so much to do in this glorious location, making you feel like you're own magical bubble.

7th June: Joining the expedition

You will join our expedition yacht in Castle Bay on the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides. A small town presided over by the ruined castle on an island that gives Castle Bay its name. You can get to Barra directly by ferry from Oban, a good opportunity to get a head start on your wildlife spotting. Alternatively, you can fly into the only airport to have it’s runway on the beach, flight times depend on the tides. 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.

8th 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 Outer Hebrides giving plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the Hebridean landscape as hidden coves and white sand beaches slip past. We might even undertake our first whale survey.

9th – 14th June: Expedition

Once the conditions are right we will point our bows northwards and begin our crossing to the Faroe Islands. 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. We will feel like true explorers as we approach the Faroes and the islands begin to appear from the ocean and we are greeted by towering sea cliffs and flocks of soaring sea birds. The first islands in the chain are Suduroy and Sandur where we will choose a sheltered and secluded anchorage allowing you time to rest from our epic voyage as well as the chance to step ashore and spend time exploring, hiking, photographing and simply enjoying these magical islands. We will spend the rest of the expedition weaving our way towards Torshavn, passing bird cliffs, visiting small communities and witnessing towering waterfalls crashing into the ocean.

15th June: Arrival in Faroes

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

16th June: Leaving the boat

Breakfast will be provided on board with the final chance to explore the local town and soak up the Faroese culture. The airport on the Faroe Islands is located a short distance away in Vagur and is served by regular transport links from Torshavn.

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.

Stornaway, Scotland. Direct flights and ferries from Oban on the mainland.

Torshavn, Faroe Islands. Fly from Vagur Airport

7th June: Joining the expedition

You will join our expedition yacht in Castle Bay on the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides. A small town presided over by the ruined castle on an island that gives Castle Bay its name. You can get to Barra directly by ferry from Oban, a good opportunity to get a head start on your wildlife spotting. Alternatively, you can fly into the only airport to have it’s runway on the beach, flight times depend on the tides. 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.

8th 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 Outer Hebrides giving plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the Hebridean landscape as hidden coves and white sand beaches slip past. We might even undertake our first whale survey.

9th – 14th June: Expedition

Once the conditions are right we will point our bows northwards and begin our crossing to the Faroe Islands. 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. We will feel like true explorers as we approach the Faroes and the islands begin to appear from the ocean and we are greeted by towering sea cliffs and flocks of soaring sea birds. The first islands in the chain are Suduroy and Sandur where we will choose a sheltered and secluded anchorage allowing you time to rest from our epic voyage as well as the chance to step ashore and spend time exploring, hiking, photographing and simply enjoying these magical islands. We will spend the rest of the expedition weaving our way towards Torshavn, passing bird cliffs, visiting small communities and witnessing towering waterfalls crashing into the ocean.

15th June: Arrival in Faroes

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

16th June: Leaving the boat

Breakfast will be provided on board with the final chance to explore the local town and soak up the Faroese culture. The airport on the Faroe Islands is located a short distance away in Vagur and is served by regular transport links from Torshavn.

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