Oban – Vestmannaeyjar Westman Island – Reykjavik


An offshore passage through the North Atlantic to the south coast of Iceland.

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.

Leg 2: Discover Iceland

Miles: 785nm

Temperature Range: 9c – 14c

Dates: Mid July 2023

Cost: £TBC




Joining the yacht in Oban Scotland, time and date TBC

Yacht familiarisation and safety brief, stowage of kit

Arrive Vestmannaeyjar [date tbc] where you will spend a night giving you time to explore the Volcanic Islands.

Depart Vestmannaeyjar heading towards Reykjavik, arriving at Reykjavik [date tbc].

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 such as life Jackets

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 FAQ’s 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.