Destination Area: Atlantic Coast, Europe
Length: 6 NIGHTS
Vessel: Tecla


Departs:

Isafjordur, Iceland on June 22, 2017

Returns:

Isafjordur, Iceland on June 28, 2017


Fare is 1,070 Euros (+- $1,198.)per passenger for ages 15-25 and 1,260 Euros (+- $1,411. per passenger for adults. All meals and soft drinks are included.

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ICELAND -SAILING ON THE WEST COAST OF ICELAND AND VIEWING MELTING GLACIERS. WALK AROUND HORNSTANDIR NATIONAL PARK: 6 Night, Round Trip Voyage From Isafjordur, Iceland

Tecla is a sturdy, ocean-going, steel-hulled ketch, gaff-rigged and flying topsails on both masts. She was built in Holland in 1915 as a fishin ...

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  • If you wish stand watch
  • Take your turn at the helm
  • Practice navigation
  • Go aloft to set and strike sails
  • Peel spuds in the galley
  • Take amazing photographs
  • Bring your binoculars
  • Take a gander at the melting glaciers which you may not see in years to come
  • Enjoy the Hornstrandir National Park where you can view/ hike magnificent landscapes and wildlife. Roam around and you will see abandoned houses not occupied since the 20th century.

On this voyage you will see melting glaciers in Hornstrandir. You will focus on the Isafjordur area allowing for a longer stay on the island. You will see the glowing meadows in Hornstrandir and visit the Hornstrandir National Park. As you sail along the west coast you will see an occasional summer home- formerly year round.

Isafjordur, Iceland
Ísafjörður is a town in the Westfjords region of northwest Iceland. It's known for its dramatic landscapes. The old town has wooden houses with corrugated tin roofs built by fishing merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Westfjords Heritage Museum has exhibits on the town’s maritime history, including a collection of old fishing boats. The old hospital, now a cultural center, contains archives and photography.

Hornstrandir, Iceland (melting glaciers)


Hornstrandir National Park
The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve was established in 1975. The Nature and Food Agency is responsible for the Reserve.Social changes resulted in the abandonment of all farms during World War II and in the post-war period Few dozen houses are located within the Nature Reserve are, both old, renovated farmsteads and new summer cottages. Through the ages, nature and human life in Hornstrandir were closely interwoven. Traditional agriculture was always limited; instead, the inhabitants based their livelihood on the sea and bird cliffs. Outlaws travelled to Hornstrandir in order to board foreign ships and leave the country. As a result of nature’s conditions, the history of the region assumes a depth which gives an added dimension to visits to the nature reserve. About 260 species of flowering plants and ferns are known to grow in the nature reserve area. Most of these species are common in the West Fjords, but there are also rare species in the region. The region has been totally preserved against grazing for several decades.Field mice are common in the area, but foxes are the prevailing mammals. Seals, are common sight on the beach. About 30 species of birds nest in the nature reserve, and many more species can be observed. The most interesting points for bird watching are the bird cliffs, Hornbjarg, Hælaví¬kurbjarg and Riturinn, with their superabundance of birds.

Isafjordur, Iceland
Ísafjörður is a town in the Westfjords region of northwest Iceland. It's known for its dramatic landscapes. The old town has wooden houses with corrugated tin roofs built by fishing merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Westfjords Heritage Museum has exhibits on the town’s maritime history, including a collection of old fishing boats. The old hospital, now a cultural center, contains archives and photography.

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