Embark on “Voyage Through Ice and Fire,” a 7-day sailing expedition that encapsulates the stark beauty of Iceland. From Reykjavik’s historic shores to the icy wonders of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, this journey is a vivid tapestry of Iceland’s contrasting landscapes. Sail through volcanic archipelagos, navigate past majestic glaciers, and anchor in secluded bays. Experience the enchantment of the land of fire and ice, where every nautical mile tells a story of nature’s raw power and serene beauty, all from the deck of your sailing vessel.
- Reykjavik’s Fjord Sailing: Starting the journey with a scenic sail from Reykjavik.
- Vestmannaeyjar’s Volcanic Exploration: Discovering the volcanic history and landscapes of Vestmannaeyjar.
- Vík í Mýrdal’s Black Sand Beaches: Experiencing the dramatic coastline and wildlife at Vík í Mýrdal.
- Skaftafell’s Hiking Adventures: Trekking to the stunning Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell.
- Jökulsárlón’s Iceberg Display: Witnessing the serene beauty of icebergs in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
- Heimaey Island’s Volcanic Legacy: Exploring the volcanic history and panoramic views of Heimaey Island.
- Return to Reykjavik: Concluding the journey with a reflective sail back to the cultural hub of Iceland.
How Adventure works
An adventure voyage takes maximum 6 Guests and 2 Crew.
A very experienced skipper (Yachtmaster) and a first mate. Our yachts have double occupancy cabins, with double beds.
You don’t need to be an experienced sailor to join. Most participants book alone.
Trip day to day
Sail through Iceland’s spectacular landscapes, where the drama of fire and ice creates an unparalleled maritime adventure. From Reykjavik’s historic fjords to the floating ice sculptures of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, this journey is a thrilling blend of natural wonders and nautical challenge. Navigate volcanic islands, explore rugged coastlines, and marvel at glaciers in the land of the midnight sun. Each day brings new discoveries in the pristine waters of Iceland, promising an unforgettable experience for every sailor.
Following is an example of how this adventure-trip might unfold:
Our adventure sets sail from Reykjavik, the heart of Icelandic culture. We navigate the tranquil waters of Kollafjörður fjord, as the city’s picturesque backdrop fades into the evening light. The first night at sea is a mesmerizing dance with the setting sun, a promise of the wonders that lie ahead.
Today, we reach the volcanic shores of Vestmannaeyjar. Here, the land tells tales of fiery eruptions and resilient rebirth. We explore Eldfell volcano, feeling the warmth still emanating from the earth, a stark reminder of nature’s untamed spirit.
Our course leads us to Vík í Mýrdal, a realm of black sand beaches and towering basalt sea stacks. We marvel at the Dyrhólaey lighthouse, standing sentinel over the rugged coast, and watch the playful dance of puffins along the cliffs.
In the embrace of Vatnajökull National Park, Skaftafell awaits. We anchor and trek towards the enchanting Svartifoss waterfall, its cascades framed by geometric basalt columns. The glaciers around us whisper ancient secrets, their crevices and caves a labyrinth of frozen wonder.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon greets us with its ethereal beauty. Icebergs, each a unique sculpture, float lazily in the lagoon. The tranquility here is profound, broken only by the occasional splash of a calving glacier or a curious seal.
Heimaey Island’s rugged landscape bears the scars of past eruptions. We might explore the Eldheimar Museum, piecing together stories of survival and resilience. Climbing the volcano crater, we’re rewarded with panoramic views of the island, a mosaic of nature’s power and beauty.
Our final day at sea is a reflective journey back to Reykjavik. The Icelandic coast, with its dramatic cliffs and soothing hot springs, has been our home for the past week. We bid farewell to this land of ice and fire, our hearts brimming with memories of an adventure that will linger long in our souls.
* Not included in the price is transportation to and from the Marina and all costs ashore, such as food and drinks
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