ADVENTURE SAILING TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE IN 2023
2023 dates ANNOUNCED – BOOKING IS NOW OPEN
We are curious. We are restless. We are adventurers by nature. An expedition with SKIRR Adventures is truly extraordinary.
Under the power of sail, exploring pristine waters and imposing landscapes our journey to the high latitudes of the Arctic is pure exhilaration and not for the faint-hearted. Onboard the 68-foot expedition yachts and over land by foot, we will guide you to some of the most remote, untouched natural environments on the planet during a seemingly endless summer, with long days and short nights.
This 4,820 nautical mile round trip in the High Latitudes will take an estimated eight weeks during the height of summer, skirring the icy coastal waters and breath-taking landscapes.
You may book as an individual or small group and choose to do one leg, combine several, or complete all of the five legs in the voyage. SKIRR Adventures is only taking twelve adventurers per yacht with crew arriving or departing at the changeover ports en route.
Due to the nature of expedition sailing, crew must have confidence to undertake longer and more complex passages which involve sailing at night and watch keeping systems and navigation to explore this spectacular arctic wilderness.
Leg 1 - SCOTTISH ISLES
- 685nm. Gosport – Tobermory – Port Ellen – Oban
- Temp: 12ºC – 18ºC
- Dates: 7 – 17 July 2023
Leg 2 - DISCOVER ICELAND
- 785nm. Oban – Vestmannaeyjar Westman Island – Reykjavik
- Temp: 9ºC – 14ºC
- Dates: 19 -31 July 2023
Leg 3 - ARCTIC EXPLORER
- Approx 1,000nm.
- Reykjavik – Tasiilaq // Scorseby Sund (Greenland) – Reykjavik
- Temp: 3ºC – 11ºC
- Date: 2 – 14 August 2023
Leg 4 - GREENLAND EXPLORER
- Approx 1,000nm.
- Reykjavik – Isafjorour – Scoresby Sund // Tasiilaq – Reykjavik
- Temp: 0ºC – 15ºC
- Dates: 16 – 28 August 2023
Leg 5 - ICELAND, ISLANDS, ISLES
- 1,500nm. Reykjavik – Vagar (Faroe Isles) – Gosport
- Temp: 8ºC – 21ºC
- Dates: 30 Aug – 11 Sep 2023
EXPERIENCE IT ALL
- 4,820nm. Gosport – Scottish Isles – Iceland – Greenland – Faroe Islands – West Coast – Gosport
- Dates: 7 July – 11 Sep 2023
We are curious. We are restless. We are adventurers by nature. An expedition with SKIRR is truly extraordinary.
To join the summer 2023 expedition….
Proven to be a perfect balance of nimble and robust
Our adapted expedition yachts are perfect for both grueling weather conditions or low wind, with the maneuverability to go where larger boats can not.
Crew may be surprised by the power and size of a Clipper 68 when compared to smaller cruising yachts. The sails are larger and heavier, the winches handle more load, and since there is no headsail furling, all sail change evolutions are conducted by the crew. This is sailing purity at its best.
HIGH LATITUDE EXPEDITION
Under the power of sail, exploring pristine waters and imposing landscapes our journey to the High Latitudes of the arctic is pure exhilaration and not for the faint-hearted.
NAUTICAL MILE ROUND TRIP
WEEK SAILING ADVENTURE
SKIRR adventure sailing is a sibling of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in 1996.
RESERVE YOUR BERTH
Please call us on 02392 215 215 or email , firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Places are limited to twelve per yacht on each of the five legs.
You can choose one or more of the legs so to avoid disappointment this summer please contact us as soon as you can.