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T2017-13                 Ullapool – Den Helder – Visiting the Orkneys    

25-sep-17                8-okt-17

Price 25 years € 1.680,00           15-25 years    € 1.425,00

This voyage includes a beautiful sail crossing to the North of Scotland, sailing past Cape Wrath and passing through the Penland Firth or first visiting the Orkney Islands. When wind and weather are favourable, you will do some sightseeing and small distance sailing to see the most of the islands. Then you will continue  your voyage to the Netherlands. With possible stops on the Wadden Islands Terschelling and Texel, before finishing the voyage in Den Helder, where the Tecla has her winter base.

Viking footsteps

Viking footsteps

T2017-12           Reykjavik – Ullapool – In search of Vikings 

4-sep-17            24-sep-17

Price 25> years € 3.360,00            15-25 years    € 2.855,00

On this trip Tecla does not only trace her own foot steps back to the British Isle. It will be a journey through time following the ancient navigators. A cultural and natural voyage, a great combination of historical sites and rare wild live. Standing stones and spitting geysers, golden eagles, otters and arctic foxes, their all part of the places we visit. Witness this transformation, leaving the Mid Atlantic Ridge with its volcanic wilderness arriving at the gentle basaltic slopes. A chance to enjoy the cultures and cuisines of these isolated island communities.

Isafjordur Greenland Reykjavik

Isafjordur Greenland Reykjavik

T2017-11                 Isafjordur – Reykjavik – Visiting Greenland       

17-aug-17                3-sep-17

Price 25> years € 3.240,00            15-25 years    € 2.755,00

The end of the summer season is closing in, the ice is melting and the flowers are in full bloom. One last chance for the season to get to Greenland. This voyage will concentrate on Greenland, without a stop on Hornstrandir (unless weather dictates other wise). Setting sail from Isafjordur, you will head for Greenland as soon as possible. With one week planned in Scoresbysund, you will have time enough to explore one of the deepest fjords in the world. With Narwhals feeding in the calm waters and Muskox living on the green patches that sprout out from underneauth the snow and ice cap that is there 9 months a year. This voyage will then take you along the west coast of Iceland, with a few short possible stops and finish in Reykjavik.

Voyage to Greenland Scoresbysund

Voyage to Greenland Scoresbysund

T2017-10        Isafjordur – Isafjordur – A voyage to Greenland – Scoresbysund

26-jul-17          16-aug-17

Price 25> years € 3.960,00              15-25 years  € 3.365,00

For the first time, the Tecla will set sail for Greenland. Sailing from Isafjordur, you will first get to know the ship, learn to set the sails and get used to the movement, as you set sail for Hornstrandir, the Nature Reserve to the North of Isafjordur. Then when the wind is right and the are no Ice warnings, you will set sail for a night and a day, before reaching the South East coast of Greenland. With the main goal Scoresbysund (Kangertittivaq). One of the biggest fjords in the world! With Ittoqqortoormiit as its only settlement you spend most of your time there in the rugged nature. The voyage will bring you back to Isafjordur.

Sailing with Whales

Sailing with Whales

T2017-9  Akureyri – Isafjordur – Sailing with whales

12-jul-17 25-jul-17

Price 25> years € 2.520,00           15-25 years     € 2.140,00

Setting sail for the Island Hrisey, the first stretch of sailing on this trip will be amongst north Iceland most rugged mountains. Leaving Hrisey we set sail into the Greenland sea with Grimsey as our next destination. The shallow fjords and coast are uninhabited and rarely visited.

This voyage is the best opportunity to spot whales. As you will set sail around the north West corner of Iceland, you will be able to find the in the open water and even in the fjords.

Arctic foxes to the Arctic circle

Arctic foxes to the Arctic circle

T2017-8  Isafjordur – Akureyri – Arctic foxes to the Arctic circle

29-jun-17                 11-jul-17

Price 25> years € 2.340,00           15-25 years     € 1.989,00

This voyage starts off with a visit to Hornstrandir national park, only 15 mile to the North. The main attraction in this area is the Hornbjarg Cliff sitting at 533mtr above sea level. Enjoy an icy plunge in the North Atlantic after a warming bath in the natural hot spring, situated at the foot of the Krossneslaug mountain. It is one of those memorable experiences only Iceland can offer!

Melting Glaciers and glowing meadows

Melting Glaciers and glowing meadows

T2017-7  Isafjordur – Isafjordur – Melting glaciers in Hornstrandir 

22-jun-17                 28-jun-17

Price 25> years€ 1.260,00           15-25 years     € 1.070,00

These two shorter trips will focus on the Isafjardadjup area and are easy to combine with a longer stay on the Island. With its main attraction Hornstrandir National Park. The area was largely abandoned in the second world war. To get there you really need a ship. With the Tecla you will visit bird islands, you will hike up the hill where the largest glacier of Hornstrandir is and so much more. The sailing days include some maneuvering, but the days do not have to be long, as the distances can be kept short.

Hornstrandir T2016-6

Hornstrandir T2016-6

T2017-6  Isafjordur – Isafjordur – Glowing meadows in Hornstrandir

15-jun-17                 21-jun-17

Price 25> years  € 1.260,00             Price 15-25 years   € 1.070,00

These two shorter trips will focus on the Isafjardadjup area and are easy to combine with a longer stay on the Island. With its main attraction Hornstrandir National Park. The area was largely abandoned in the second world war. To get there you really need a ship. With the Tecla you will visit bird islands, you will hike up the hill where the largest glacier of Hornstrandir is and so much more. The sailing days include some maneuvering, but the days do not have to be long, as the distances can be kept short.

Wild Wild West Iceland

Wild Wild West Iceland

T2017-5 Reykjavik – Isafjordur – Wild Wild West     

1-jun-17 14-jun-17

Price 25> years € 2.520,00              15-25 years € 2.145,00

You will leave Reykjavik and set sail for arguably Icelands prettiest town, Stykkisholmur, a convenient stop to plan our excursion to the Snaefellsjokull. Get to know the West fjords at their best when we glide into Dynjandisvogur and Borgafjordur, closed by towering mountains. Here we find the birth place of Jon Sigurdsson, the man who won independence for Iceland in the nineteenth century.

St Kilda and outer Hebrides

St Kilda and outer Hebrides

T2017-3 Ullapool – Ullapool – St Kilda and the outer Hebrides

2-mei-17                 9-mei-17

Price 25> years € 960,00                15-25 years   € 815,00

Depending on wind a plan will be made to get to St Kilda. Not necessarily an easy job. St Kilda is an island group situated outside the protective circle of Outer Hebrides. The whole of the Atlantic ends on these islands. Which makes them so unique and one of those places you just have to visit! St Kilda was once inhabited by a population of 75 to 80 people. They maintained the island, kept small sheep and some cattle to live from, but mainly kept busy searching for Puffineggs. In 1930 the population had shrunk to 36 people and so the complete community left the island as food was scares and boat connection unreliable. Now you can only visit the islands by boat. On the islands there are still some of the Soay sheep left. But mainly the islands is inhabited by Puffins, Northern Gannets, Leach Petrels and many more birds.