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Icelandic Winter Explorer

From £2040 per person

Deposit 50%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure.
This trip starts in Ísafjörður and goes to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and the stunning fjords
Clear
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Groups, Couples, Individuals
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
5
Vessel type
Dutch Ketch
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
12 guest bunks (single) – but usually sails with 10
Insurance Required
Yes

Explore a winter wonderland as you stargaze, float past icebergs and watch arctic foxes play in the snow and much more

5 Nights: Various dates: 15 - 20 November & 07 - 12 December 2021

Price: £2,040

This trip starts in Ísafjörður and goes to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and the fjords around. The area is only accessible by boat and is known for being the home of the arctic fox.

The itinerary will possibly include stargazing and looking for Northern Lights, looking for whales and the arctic fox, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing and even skiing. Final itinerary of this adventure will depend on weather and sea conditions.

This outing is suitable for people of all ages and varying interests.

Hornstrandir Wildlife, North East Iceland

Northern Iceland

Join: Ísafjöròur

Leave: Ísafjöròur

This trip to a new destination in Iceland, Arnarfjörður, is a dream come true for those looking to sail and explore. Depending on weather and sea conditions, each voyage of this adventure will vary.

The itinerary includes a full day of sailing, where we go out of Ísafjörður harbor, sail out of the fjord and pass by several fjords on our way to Arnarfjörður. The itinerary also includes visit to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, Dynjandi. We make our way to the natural hot pool in Reykjafjörður to soak in before we visit an abandoned fjord which can only be accessed by boat.

This trip is suitable for those interested in sailing and exploring.

Weather

Iceland is a land of very mixed weather. As they say, if you don´t like the weather, wait for ten minutes!

Wildlife in Iceland

The wildlife is surprisingly abundant in the Hornstrandir reserve. There are over 50 birds that breed in the Westfjords, two species of seals are very common and 12 species of whales can be spotted off the coast of North Iceland. Few land mammals can be found in Iceland, but the beautiful Arctic fox can easily be spotted in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve where it is protected.

Day to day program

Even though we may not be far from “home”, this is still real exploration and the final itinerary will only be decided upon when we leave Ísafjörður harbour.

  • 5 Days/4 Nights Aboard Vessel
  • All Meals (Alcohol Not Included)
  • Crew and Guide Services
  • Guided Land and Water Excursions
  • Use of Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP)
  • Use of Wet-Weather Sailing Clothes
  • 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.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Internal flights to Ísafjöròur from Reykjavik.

Internal flights to Reykjavik from Ísafjöròur. It is also possible to hire a car and drive from Reykjavik.

Hornstrandir Wildlife, North East Iceland

Northern Iceland

Join: Ísafjöròur

Leave: Ísafjöròur

This trip to a new destination in Iceland, Arnarfjörður, is a dream come true for those looking to sail and explore. Depending on weather and sea conditions, each voyage of this adventure will vary.

The itinerary includes a full day of sailing, where we go out of Ísafjörður harbor, sail out of the fjord and pass by several fjords on our way to Arnarfjörður. The itinerary also includes visit to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, Dynjandi. We make our way to the natural hot pool in Reykjafjörður to soak in before we visit an abandoned fjord which can only be accessed by boat.

This trip is suitable for those interested in sailing and exploring.

Weather

Iceland is a land of very mixed weather. As they say, if you don´t like the weather, wait for ten minutes!

Wildlife in Iceland

The wildlife is surprisingly abundant in the Hornstrandir reserve. There are over 50 birds that breed in the Westfjords, two species of seals are very common and 12 species of whales can be spotted off the coast of North Iceland. Few land mammals can be found in Iceland, but the beautiful Arctic fox can easily be spotted in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve where it is protected.

Day to day program

Even though we may not be far from “home”, this is still real exploration and the final itinerary will only be decided upon when we leave Ísafjörður harbour.

Thermal Underwear (At Least Two Sets)
Wool or Fleece Thermal Mid Layer (Multiple Thin Layers)
Hiking Pants (Cotton Not Recommended)
Down/Synthetic Thermal Jacket (Optional)
Waterproof, Breathable Jacket and Pants
Wool/Fleece Hat
Gloves (Two Pairs) and Mittens (One Pair)
Thick Wool/Synthetic Socks (3-4 Pairs) and Thinner Socks (2-3 Pairs)
Casual Clothes (For Happy Hour!)
Rubber-Soled Boat Shoes or Slippers
Sleeping Bag (Summer Rated Is Fine)
Soft Travel Bag (No Hard Suitcases)
Dark Sunglasses
Sunscreen and Sun Hat
Swimsuit and Towels
Small Backpack (30-40 Litres)
Personal Medical Kit (Include Personal Medications, Band-Aids, Throat Lozenges, Lip
Salves, Seasickness Tablets, Etc.)
Water Bottle and/or Thermos (1 Litre)
Camera

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