Oban – Vestmannaeyjar Westman Island – Reykjavik
An offshore passage through the North Atlantic to the south coast of Iceland and expedition into the Hvalfjoerdur fjord.
This passage is ideal for those looking for an adventurous sailing trip. With an open ocean passage, offering opportunities to develop your sailing skills alongside the chance to enjoy the hours of darkness getting shorter as you sail north.
From the Westman Islands you’ll be exploring spectacular rock formations as you sail towards the Reykjanes peninsula & South Coast of Iceland. Expect sea caves, the chance to spot a smouldering volcano and challenging coastal cruising.
The Hvalfjoerdur is a picturesque fjord not far from Reykjarvik where the yachts may anchor up and explore the area, including the natural springs where there is a spa to relax tired muscles, or local hiking.
Leg 2: Discover Iceland
Temperature Range: 9c – 14c
Dates: 19 Jul – 31 Jul 2023
Join the yacht in Oban Scotland on 19 July 2023
Yacht familiarisation and safety brief, stowage of kit
Arrive Vestmannaeyjar where you may have time to explore the Volcanic Islands. Or if conditions are preferable continue on to Hvammesy in the spectacular Hvalfjoerdur fjord.
Arriving at Reykjavik to depart on 30 July.
You will have time to visit Reykjavik at your own leisure before departing the yacht after a deep clean that evening or the following morning.
Open to everyone who has completed Clipper Race Training or,
RYA Day Skipper or above or,
Non certificated recent sailing experience will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All food and accommodation on board
Wet weather gear (jacket and trousers)
Safety equipment including life jacket
Personal injury insurance for the duration of your leg
What’s not included
Travel to and from the boat for joining and departure
Any meals ashore
For information on what kit you will need and FAQs please