Svalbard – Jan Mayen – Iceland Expedition

24,800 NOK / £2,245 per person*

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24,800 NOK / £2,245 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.

11 nights

On this first leg of the Expedition to Greenland is where we will really feel the Arctic Ocean sailing south from Spitsbergen, into the Greenland Sea.

After 4-5 days of sailing, we expect to see the 2277 meter high peak of the only active Norwegian volcano; Beerenberg on Jan Mayen. If the sea is calm we can go ashore, but if the sea is rough, we keep on sailing towards Iceland.

From Jan Mayen we can head south-west and take advantage of the current moving southwards along the eastern coast of Greenland. This way we may be able to also do some coastal sailing a day or two along Greenland on this leg. We finish this leg in the fjords of West-Iceland, and moor in Ísafjörður.

Trip Start: 11 August 2018

Trip End: 22 August 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 strict

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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 Svalbard Airport, Longyear

Getting back

Ísafjörður Airport

ITINERARY

Day 1-5 – Longyearbyen to Jan Mayen

Our first leg will go offshore from Svalbard southbound towards the Greenland-ocean. Depending on the weather, we might spend 3-7 days on this leg of the trip, most likely we’ll spend around 5 days. Reaching Jan Mayen, we will be met by the only active volcano in Norway, standing tall at around 2277 metres above sea level.

Day 5-6 – Disembarkation on Jan Mayen.

If weather allows we’ll try to disembark on the island that must be Norway’s most exotic and unavailable destination.

Day 6-11 – Jan Mayen to Ísafjörður on Iceland

On this leg we’ll sail southwest towards Iceland’s west coast. If the wind is right we might as well sail west to experience the southern currents along Greenlands east-coast. So there’ll be a 50 percent chance for us to look at, and sail alongside the famous Greenland-coast.

Day 11-12 – Exploration of the fjords on West-Iceland

We wouldn’t sail to Iceland without setting aside some time to properly experience this amazing place. So before we switch crews we’ll spend a day on the fjords of the West-Coast. We’ll also have some time on land in Ísafjörður for a hot bath, do some provisioning and making sure we’re ready for the upcoming leg of the trip.

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

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