Iceland sailing vacation on crewed yacht
Sailing trip to the land of Ice and Fire
We invite you to discover a fascinating country with amazing rugged landscapes, old legacies of the Vikings and the Norse. Sailing trip in Iceland during summer time is the perfect time to see humpback whales, orcas and dolphins. During the cabin charter in Iceland we will discover the Myvatn Lake, the Namarskard a striking geothermal field, and the Godafoss Waterfall. The quaint fishing village of Husavik. Siglufjordur a fishing town close to the Arctic circle. Isasfjordur, and nearby Arnardalur Valley.
Sailing cruise will be on board of the elegant 54 meter long motor sailer. This beautiful sailing yacht can accommodate up to 49 guests in 24 comfortable cabins. Professional captain and crew of 17 people will take care of you during you sailing tour in Iceland.
Embarkation at 3-4 pm. Overnight in port.
All day optional excursion in Reykjavik city before leaving to enjoy a panoramic tour to the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. Vikingaheimar, and the geothermal fields of Krysuvik. Overnight in port.
Morning sailing to Akranes. Optional excursion to Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful thermal spring, to the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls area. On our way, we will stop in Reykholt - intellectual center of the island and home town of Snorri Sturluson, a famous poet and politician. Remains of his farm and a bathroom with hot pot and a tunnel between the bath and the house can still be visited. In the afternoon, we rejoin the ship and sail to the west fjords. Overnight at sea.
We sail near the latrarbag cliffs which rise 450 m over the sea and reach Bildudalur. In the afternoon, optional excursion to the dynjandi waterfall. Walk around Bildudalur and visit the sea monster’s museum. Evening arrival in Isafjorfur. Overnight in port
Isafjordur is a large fishing port in Wesfjords. Optional excursion in the afternoon will take us to Bolungravik and then to Osvor town where you may visit a restored fisherman's hut. Back in town we will visit the maritime museum and walk around the town known for its rich cultural heritage and merchant's homes dating from the 18th century. Overnight sail to Siglufjordur.
Siglufjordur is the Iceland's northernmost city, closest to the arctic circle and most picturesque port in Iceland. It is known as the capital of herring fishing. Here you may take a walking tour around the city, visit the herring museum, the folk music center housed in Madame house, the oldest house in the city. After lunch, we will sailt to nearby Husavik port. Late in the afternoon we will head to Skjafandi Bay and reach Husavik, Europe's capital of whale watching. Overnight in port.
Optional excursion to Akureyri. Here you will see lake Myvatn, namarksard and dimmuborgir, all fine examples of the volcanic world with lava fields, boiling and steaming mud pools, steam vents and craters. After lunch, we continue on the ring road to reach Godafoss waterfall - the falls of the gods - and will hear about the kristni saga, recounting the arrival of Christianity and the end of paganism. Back to the yacht in Akureyri the capital of northern Iceland. Overnight in port.
Disembarkation 6 am-10 am.
Panorama is a 54 meter/24 cabin elegant motor-sailer that was launched in 1993 and was renovated in 2001, 2008 and 2014. This state of the art sail cruiser has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Cuba and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety. The vessel complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations.
Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your preference and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Organized excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked or reserved 24 hours in advance.
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