Reykjavik – Isafjorour – Scoresby Sund or  TASSIILAQ – REYKJAVIK

GREENLAND  explorer

DEPENDING ON LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS AND ICE FLOW, LEG 4 AND LEG 3 MAY BE ROUTED TO SCORESBY SUND OR TASIILAQ.  BOTH LEG 3 AND LEG 4 WILL BE FLEXIBLE MULTI-STOP EXPLORATION LEGS BETWEEN ICELAND AND GREENLAND.

 

MULTI STOP ARCTIC CIRCLE EXPEDITION: 

Possibly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore one of the most imposing and majestic landscapes on the planet, inaccessible by land and only during a few weeks in the summer.

When you arrive for your leg, and due to the weather and ice forecast for the coming ten to twelve days, the final route will be scheduled. 

Depending on the ice flow we will take one of two options: Head northwards into the Arctic Circle and to Scoresby Sund, the longest fjord in the world. There is magnificent scenery extending some 80 miles to where the fjord splits providing some shallow water and the opportunity to get ashore. On your way there you may call at Isafjordur, a small fishing port on the North West coast of Iceland.

Alternatively, your expedition will go westwards towards Tasiilaq, a town set inside a fjord on the East Coast of Greenland that is often quite full of ice. This can provide the exciting experience of working through ice to reach the town which has some basic facilities, but getting alongside the pier is often impossible so your expedition yacht may have to anchor close by.

Icebergs are certain to be sighted and you will be on ice watch throughout the short hours of darkness and throughout the day, often pushing smaller bergs aside to make progress. 

There is often remarkable refraction on this coast which means the mountains of Greenland can be seen at a range of more than 60 miles.  A word of warning – Greenland midges make the Scottish ones look amateurish. Fortunately they don’t like flying very far from the shore!

Leg 4: greenland explorer

Miles: +1,000nm

Temperature Range: 0c – 15c

Dates: 16-28 August 2023

Cost: £2,950

FULLY BOOKED
Leg 4 – ARCTIC EXPLORER

OUR JOURNEY

Itinerary

Join the yacht on 16 August 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Yacht familiarisation and safety brief, stowage of kit

Onboard route and weather briefing before heading either north or east into the Arctic Circle. 

Return to Reykjavik (27 August) for a deep clean and departure 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
Visas

For information on what kit you will need and FAQs please
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Price

£2,950

Landscapes of Vestmannajar Iceland in Summer
yacht navigation through icebergs and sea ice
Arctic fox carrying bird prey
Reykjavik – Vagar (Faroe Isles) – Gosport
On route keep an eye out for Atlantic walrus, beluga whales and narwal which are partial to the abundance of polar cod in this area. And as you skirr the landscape you might catch a glimpse of an arctic fox on the shoreline attracted by geese nesting over the summer. In Scoresby Sund at this time of year the temperature rarely reaches 1ºC but this is the height of the season for bird watching including the charismatic Atlantic puffin.

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