Reykjavik – Isafjorour – Scoresby Sund – REYKJAVIK

Sail to the Arctic Circle


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.

We’ll head to the Arctic Circle and to Scoresby Sund, the longest fjord in the world. On your way there you will call at Isafjordur, a small fishing port on the North West coast of Iceland.

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. Icebergs are certain to be sighted and will be found within the Scoresby Fjord because of its depth.

There is a small village of some 400 inhabitants on the north side of the entrance to the fjord but little else except the magnificent scenery extending some 80 miles to where the fjord splits providing some shallow water and the opportunity to get ashore. A word of warning. If you wish to go ashore make sure you have good mosquito nets, gloves and leave no flesh exposed.  The Greenland midges make the Scottish ones look amateurish. Fortunately they don’t like flying very far from the shore! Need to add spend time exploring the fjord by boat and land…

Leg 4: Arctic Circle Sailing

Miles: 1005nm

Temperature Range: 0c – 15c

Dates: 1 – 12 August 2022

Cost: £2750




Joining the yacht 0900 1st August 2022 Reykjavik

Stowage of kit

Yacht familiarisation and safety brief

Depart heading towards Isafjorour, there will be time to explore this area by boat and foot before heading to the Arctic Circle to the longest fjord in the world, Scoresby Sund, here too you will have the opportunity to explore this fjord by boat and foot before heading back to Reykjavik for the 11th 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 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
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.