Glaciers and Meadows – Sail and Hike in Iceland

Duration: 7 days
From: £1,240.00

This sail and hike in Iceland trip explores the Westfjords region including Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, a remote area without roads and inaccessible except by sail, foot or ski. This huge isolated, unspoiled area of tundra, cliffsides, flowering fields and ice is a nature lover's dream and perfect for those looking for a wilderness escape.

Sail and hike in Iceland on this wonderful voyage into the Westfjords. Setting of from Isafjordur you will enter a larger fjord system, the Isafjardarjup. At the center of all these fjords lies their maker. Like a spider in its web, the glacier Drangajokull is sitting at just under 1000 mtr and watches over its liquid counter parts below.

The main destination during this week is Hornbjarg and its towering bird cliffs. It is home to many sea birds during the short and intense Icelandic summer. Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes and Fulmars are the main inhabitants. They are fair game for the Arctic fox and her cups. Always luring and risking their own lives to secure an evening meal. The walks up the cliffs are breath taking. It gives a great view into the Greenland Sund and over the bay and mountains to the East.

The fjords in Hornstrandir which are the main focus besides Hornbjarg, are the Hesteyrarfjordur, Veidileysurfjordur, Lonafjordur and Hrafnfjordur.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Explore this remote unspoilt region on a small sailing ship
  • Great combination of sailing, hiking and relaxing
  • Perfect for those looking for a wilderness escape
Isafjordur, Iceland
Isafjordur, Iceland
Trip Duration
7 Days
Group Size
12 p.
Private Departure
Hiking & Trekking, Mixed Activity, Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group




19 June 2018


25 June 2018


The itinerary for this trip will be flexible and dependent on the wind and weather. Several fjords will be visited with time to explore on foot.

What's included

  • Accommodation in a 2 person (shared) cabin, ensuite
  • All meals
  • 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

The Tecla has 2 person cabins. If travelling alone you’ll be paired up with someone to share with. If traveling as two you can choose to share a cabin together. The cabins 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 who 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!)


This small piece of the land of ice and fire gives you so much beauty and respect for nature. Sailing on a relatively small boat, you’ll move quietly along the shores, exploring, discovering and rediscovering a coastline with so much to offer.

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 does 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 you’ll have to 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 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 •

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