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Reykjavik Run – Greenland to Iceland

Duration: 22 days
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An exciting, hands-on sailing voyage in the midnight sun from Greenland to Iceland. Explore the best of this fascinating region while experiencing life aboard ship! 

Experience a combination of bluewater and coastal sailing on this active sailing adventure from Greenland to Iceland.

Join the crew in Ilulissat, Greenland where the number of sled dogs rivals the number of people and the UNESCO Icefjord spills icebergs out into the Disko Bay.

From here, you will set sail south with the midnight sun towards Nuuk, anchorage hopping over the following week. While the ship manoeuvres through the sea ice, keep an eye out for sea life along the way, including possible sightings of fin, humpback and minke whales.

After a night in Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, you will continue to voyage south towards Iceland, finishing your journey in Iceland’s fascinating capital, Reykjavik.

Due to the weather in the region, the specific anchorages and villages visited along the way may change. It’s all part of the adventure in the North-Atlantic Ocean!

During your sailing adventure you’ll be on board as guest crew with up to nine other guest crew alongside two professional sailors on a 72ft (22m), 90,000lb displacement steel hulled sailing vessel built in the UK in 2000. She is one of 11 second-generation yachts originally built for the Global Challenge Race and is rated Category 0 All Oceans.

Onboard expect to learn a lot, brush up skills, explore and have fun with a group of like-minded individuals. We find around 90% joining these sailing adventures are solo – with a mix of male and female split. The skipper and first mate are an all women-team.  The vessel is used for lots of environmental research projects and food on board is vegetarian. Be it a coastal, offshore voyage or skill building sailing trip these sailing experiences are ideal for both new and experienced sailors joining solo or in groups. Previous sailing experience isn’t always needed as quality guidance from the skipper and mate is very much the philosophy of the adventure. .

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Why you'll love this adventure

  • Perfect combo of bluewater and coastal sailing
  • Possible sightings of fin, humpback and minke whales
  • Learn new or brush up on old sailing skills on an epic expedition yacht
Ilulissat, Greenland
Reykjavik, Iceland
Trip Duration
22 Days
Group Size
Expedition, Explorer, Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller



Itinerary Intro: No two adventure sailing itineraries are the same! That’s what makes it exciting and so special. If you complete an enquiry we can share an indicative guide to the voyage break down from training days, shore days and life at sea, but the wind and the weather ultimately shape what's possible each day - whether the weather is glorious or cold and harsh - but that's what the adventure's all about!
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What's included

  • 21 nights accommodation on the boat
  • All meals (vegetarian) snacks, and drinks on board
  • Sailing Instruction
  • Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Not included

  • Transportation to Ilulissat Harbor or Reykjavik Harbor
  • Transportation from Ilulissat Airport (JAV) or to Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
  • Additional nights spent ashore
  • Personal expenses while in port

Trip notes


USD $5950

Min age



Accommodation for up to 10 guest passengers in comfortable sea berths. Two heads with showers, a large, well-stocked galley, and a comfortable salon with seating for the entire crew. The vessel is equipped with twin iridium satellite phones, HF radio, and all the modern navigation equipment to keep you safe and connected despite being well offshore. The boat is self-sufficient, with extensive sails, onboard fresh-water making, extended fuel reserves, and almost 1kw of wind/solar power. It is equipped for coastal and atoll exploration with two inflatable boats with outboards.


All meals on board the boat are delicious and vegetarian, with the addition of fish if we catch any along the way. Snacks and drinks provided.

Who is this trip for?

Anyone in good health with a reasonable fitness level, good balance and without mobility issues.

Age and Experience:

All ages and levels of experience are welcome provided you are physically able to take on the on board duties as guest crew. The boat has been used for many years as a sailing training vessel and the experienced crew are on-hand to help you develop or brush up on your skills.

Ardent Training is also offering a significant discount on the RYA Day Skipper Theory online course to anyone signed up for this trip. Enquire when booking for a discount code.

Fitness to Sail:

This Iceland sailing journey is not a trip for the infirm or physically unfit – you MUST be able to go up and down the companionway and move safely about the boat while in rough conditions, have good balance, and be in reasonably good health.

Additional notes

This voyage is in a very cold region and so you must bring suitable cold weather clothing and footwear.

Tour operator

A 72ft (22m), 90,000lb displacement steel-hulled sailing yacht built in 2000 that can accommodate 10 guest crew on her voyages. No previous sailing experience is needed, and both experienced and new sailors will enjoy her abilities as a boat built purposely for the demanding Global Challenge Race.

An experienced onboard and offshore team runs the vessel and supports her passage through remote waters with skill and precision. With two women at the helm as captain and first mate we love the boat's rugged capability as a circumnavigating vessel built to face the toughest sea conditions anywhere in the world. She has been specifically set up to operate with a volunteer crew with limited sailing experience and has high standards for sustainable passage making including keeping a vegetarian galley. This vessel provides her guest crew with comfortable living conditions and the chance to train in both modern and traditional sailing methods, whether for a short passage or a longer ocean crossing.

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