A voyage to Hornstrandir

Duration: 8 days
From: £1,373.00

This wonderful summer voyage offers the chance of sailing a remote area on the edge of the Arctic circle on board a traditional tall ship.

Sailing from Isafjordur in NW Iceland the main goal of this voyage is Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Here you can spend days sailing and hiking the high cliffs of the fjords.

The tall ship is a small an old Herring drifter built in 1915. At 28 meters over deck, she takes just 16 guests and crew on board so is smaller than some tall ships and is sailed by a family of  professional sailors.  Her crew has a special love for traditional sailing and know how to combine this with modern techniques and equipment. The voyages work on a sailing training programme so you’ll be able to get fully involved in all aspects of sailing this beautiful ship on your unique voyage with them.

The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve can only be reached by boat – this is a wonderful chance to explore with people who know it really well.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Family run ship with a love of traditional tall ship sailing and sail training
  • Chance to visit the beautiful Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
  • Spend days sailing and hiking the high cliffs of the fjords
Start
Isafjordur, Iceland
Finish
Isafjordur, Iceland
Trip Duration
8 Days
Group Size
12
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Expedition, Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group

Dates

STARTEND

Friday

19 July 2019

Friday

26 July 2019

Itinerary

A sailing voyage packed with chances to explore this remote and beautiful part of the world.

What's included

  • Accommodation in a 2 person (shared) bedroom, ensuite
  • Full pension
  • Coffee and tea
  • Blanket, sheets, pillow and covers
  • 3-4 crew members guiding the group
  • Soda and alcoholic drinks
  • Towels
  • Paid excursions ashore
  • Transfer to and from the vessel
  • Visa if needed
  • You can not wash clothes on board

Trip notes

15 - 25 years old €1.280 // 25>years old €1.520

The ship has 2 person cabins. If you are travelling alone you’ll be paired up with someone else to share with. If you are travelling as a couple or two persons you can choose to share a cabin together. The rooms on board have a small sink, an ensuite toilet and shower and enough space to store your luggage.

The living area is a shared kitchen / common room where you can get cosy on the couch reading a book, or play a game with your fellow travellers.

Meals are prepared by an on board cook. The cook makes a varied menu throughout your stay on board. If you have any allergies, please inform in advance to make sure your needs can be met. The meals on board include a breakfast with mostly porridge, bread with savory and hearty spreads, coffee, tea and juice. Lunch is normally something warm like a soup or oven treat, with a bread spread. Dinner can be anything between a Spaghetti Bolognese and a Sunday roast. In between meals there will be snacks, some healthy, some sweet.

  • All ages
  • All nationalities
  • All levels of sailing experience (even if you have never sailed before, this can be an amazing voyage!)

 

Your sailing adventure is more then just sailing – when anchored or moored in a harbour, you will have lots of time to spend on shore. So please bring your hiking boots!

What is the language spoken on board?

The ship’s crew is mainly Dutch, but sometimes international. The language spoken on board is English. The crew on board speak Dutch, English and German.

I am traveling with someone. Can we book the same room?

Yes, as long as there are two person rooms available, you can book your voyage on board and say you are traveling with someone. You will be placed in the same room.

What kind of clothes do I need?

The ship does not provide sailing clothes on board, so please bring your own waterproof clothing. This does not have to be a sailing suite, waterproof and warm clothing will suffice. Please be prepared for some rainy days, but also hopefully for some sunny days!

Tour operator

An old Herring drifter (Logger) built in 1915, the ship is 28 meters long over deck (38 meters overall) and takes 16 trainees on her voyages. No previous sailing experience is needed and experienced and new sailors love her equally.

A family of four professional sailors have owned and run this vessel since 2006 and sail her with true passion. Built for the North Sea she’s a fast sailor and her rigging is as traditional as it gets.

We love that the boat’s appearance is kept as traditional as possible yet combined with modern techniques and equipment. Everyone on board is part of the informal sail training program that is designed to get the best out of everyone whether you join for 2 days or a longer ocean crossing.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • [email protected]

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— Martin

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