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

Miles: +785nm

Temperature Range: 9c – 14c

Dates: 19 Jul – 31 Jul 2023

Cost: £2,750




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.

Experience Needed

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.

What’s included

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
Travel Insurance
Any meals ashore

For information on what kit you will need and FAQs please
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Landscapes of Vestmannajar Iceland in Summer
Clipper 68 Adventure Sailing
A young seal in Iceland
Downtown Reykjavik at sunset
Vestmannaeyjar is synonymous with Atlantic birdlife which nest in their millions in the cliffs and grassy ledges. Puffins are especially abundant attracted by the North Atlantic’s richest fishing grounds in this area. This also attracts seals and whales and in large numbers, which are best seen from onboard.

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We are curious. We are restless. We are adventurers by nature. An expedition with SKIRR is truly extraordinary.