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1st March 2021 to 6th March 2021

Iceland Ski & Sail Adventure

£2295 per person

Deposit Deposit 50%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Ski, sail, hike, kayak or simply relax under the stunning northern lights on this action-packed adventure

In stock

Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
Good level of fitness and intermediate skiing advised
Nights onboard
5
Vessel type
Expedition vessel
Vessel length
60 feet +
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
10 guest bunks (single)
Insurance Required
Yes

Explore rural Iceland as you glide your way from Fjord to Fjord!

5 nights: 01 - 06 March 2021

Fr €2,500 / £2,295 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.

This trip through ancient and unspoiled terrain, only accessible by boat, is marked by spectacular solitude and silence – an ideal environment for exploration and reflection.

Join your guide Geiri, a local snowboarder and outdoor enthusiast with 30 years of experience chasing lines and good times in Iceland. Explore the stunning areas of natural beauty including Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, Hesteyrarfjörður, Veiðileysufjörður, Lónafjörður, and Hrafnfjörður.
Suitable for beginner sailors and reasonable skiers.

Join at Ísafjörður, Iceland

Leave from Ísafjörður, Iceland

This trip is a true Arctic Expedition to the beautiful Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the West Fjords of Iceland – only a few miles from the Arctic Circle. We focus on backcountry skiing between the remote fjords, anchoring in a different harbour each night. There is a diversity of slope grades, and we will plan our routes to fit people of all abilities and interests. The expedition vessel is our movable ‘backcountry hut’ and awaits us at the end of every day with gourmet meals, warm and comfortable bunks, and friendly conversation.

Iceland’s West Fjords region is one of the country’s most remote areas and offers endless outdoor pursuits in its mountains, sheltered fjords and bays. The West Fjords is geologically the oldest part of Iceland—around 16 million years old—but still very young compared to most parts of the world. Our favorite area in the West Fjords is the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, with its rich history and unspoiled landscapes. The area is virtually inaccessible. There are no roads in the nature reserve—the only way to venture there is by boat. Due to its remote location it is very possible to stay there for days without meeting a single soul. Doing so, you will discover the essence of remote Iceland. The fjords are deep and dramatic with marine and aviary life abound, and an abundance of silence and unexplored landscapes for the curious and adventurous explorer.

The itinerary may include exploring the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, visiting an abandoned whaling station, and snowboarding a series of locations like Hesteyrarfjörður, Veiðileysufjörður, Lónafjörður, and Hrafnfjörður, before returning to Ísafjörður.

Activities to expect

  • Incredible skiing and snowboarding
  • Wonderous sailing (instruction provided)
  • Guided Hikes and Land Excursions
  • Sea Kayaking Amongst the Fjords
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Stargazing with High Probability of Northern Lights

 

  • Airport transfer at Ísafjörður
  • 6 days (5 nights) on a sailboat
  • Guided backcountry skiing
  • Sailing instruction
  • Services of guides and crew
  • Use of sea kayaks amongst the fjords (optional, please enquire)
  • Use of stand up paddleboards (SUP)
  • Use of wet weather sailing clothing
  • All meals for the duration of the trip.
  • Flights not included.
  • Alcohol is not provided but you can bring your own. Consumption is always at the discretion of the skipper.
  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • Intermediate skiing is recommended.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Fly to Isafjöròur

Fly from Isafjöròur

Join at Ísafjörður, Iceland

Leave from Ísafjörður, Iceland

This trip is a true Arctic Expedition to the beautiful Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the West Fjords of Iceland – only a few miles from the Arctic Circle. We focus on backcountry skiing between the remote fjords, anchoring in a different harbour each night. There is a diversity of slope grades, and we will plan our routes to fit people of all abilities and interests. The expedition vessel is our movable ‘backcountry hut’ and awaits us at the end of every day with gourmet meals, warm and comfortable bunks, and friendly conversation.

Iceland’s West Fjords region is one of the country’s most remote areas and offers endless outdoor pursuits in its mountains, sheltered fjords and bays. The West Fjords is geologically the oldest part of Iceland—around 16 million years old—but still very young compared to most parts of the world. Our favorite area in the West Fjords is the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, with its rich history and unspoiled landscapes. The area is virtually inaccessible. There are no roads in the nature reserve—the only way to venture there is by boat. Due to its remote location it is very possible to stay there for days without meeting a single soul. Doing so, you will discover the essence of remote Iceland. The fjords are deep and dramatic with marine and aviary life abound, and an abundance of silence and unexplored landscapes for the curious and adventurous explorer.

The itinerary may include exploring the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, visiting an abandoned whaling station, and snowboarding a series of locations like Hesteyrarfjörður, Veiðileysufjörður, Lónafjörður, and Hrafnfjörður, before returning to Ísafjörður.

Activities to expect

  • Incredible skiing and snowboarding
  • Wonderous sailing (instruction provided)
  • Guided Hikes and Land Excursions
  • Sea Kayaking Amongst the Fjords
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Stargazing with High Probability of Northern Lights

 

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

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