Discover Tall Ship Sailing in Iceland
- Vessel: Eye of the Wind
- Where: Reykjavík, Iceland
- Duration: 7 days
- Embark: Reykjavík - 4 August 2022, 19:00
- Disembark: Grundarfjörður - 10 August 2022, 10:00
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Explore the land of ice and fire with a sailing voyage on historic tall ship Eye of the Wind in Iceland.
Join historic windjammer Eye of the Wind in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík, Iceland. Spend a week exploring this fascinating island of fire and ice under sail.
LIFE AT SEA
This voyage in Iceland is perfect for those wanting to experience more of adventures on the water. Think plenty of fresh sea air, on-board comfort, delicious food from the excellent onboard kitchen mixed with genuine, traditional seamanship. After receiving safety instructions as you board and an introduction to sailing with Eye of the Wind from the ship’s crew, you will soon be able to take part in sailing yourself. Eye of the Wind have a fully experienced and professional crew onboard so taking part in the physical aspect of sailing with Eye of the Wind is not mandatory but is certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity!
SETTING THE SAILS
Set course for West Iceland and approach the Snæfellsnes peninsula from the water side, which is often described as a “miniature version of Iceland”. The Snæfellsjökull glacier, located at the western end, is said to have a magical aura. On the north coast of the peninsula, a stopover at the fishing village of Ólafsvík is worthwhile. Soon we see the 436 meter high Kirkjufell mountain on the starboard side. The destination of this trip is the town of Grundarfjörður at the end of the fjord of the same name.
Exactly where you port will be decided by the winds and tide so as you board the crew will have a better idea of what to expect from the week. Eye of the Wind will aim to spend some hours sailing before stopping for guests to explore ashore the Icelandic delights, hot springs and Northern Lights.
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Eye of the Wind
Guest berths: 16 Rig: Brig
With incredible amounts of character, Eye of the Wind has all the modern amenities and an authentic interior, with a teak maritime décor. Oozing with maritime history, the opportunity to sail on Eye of the Wind is one in a lifetime. This beautiful ship is as eye-catching as they get and she has even featured in several movies, including White Squall, due to her breath-taking appearance as a 1911 brig.
This windjammer offers luxurious holidays on board, cruising some of the most stunning locations in the world.
Although the ship has a large, capable engine, traditional sailing is naturally the preferred mode of travel so there is plenty to get stuck into on deck. The crew are extremely experienced and ready to teach you the workings of a classic tall ship, so no prior knowledge is necessary. Join the crew at any number of the large maritime festivals they appear at, cruise the European coast, or relish some winter sun and climb aboard for their voyages in the Caribbean – including a transatlantic crossing back from the Caribbean to Portugal.
Thanks to the 6 luxurious cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms, Eye of the Wind can sleep a total of 12 guests ensuring ocean passages can be travelled in true comfort. A large dining area, library and sun deck offer a multitude of different spaces to unwind and to get to know your fellow guests and crew.
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Travel insurance notes
As this is an active adventure holiday, we advise that everyone has the appropriate personal accident travel insurance whilst onboard in addition to standard travel insurance which would cover you in the time between making your booking and departing for your adventure. These policies can sometimes be combined so please check with your travel insurance provider.
Please read more information on our Insurance guidelines page.
Are all meals included?
Yes. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hot and Soft drinks are included in your ticket price. Alcohol can be purchased as extra onboard
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
What language is spoken on board?
English and German
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 6 cabins and a total of 16 guest bunks.
How many bathrooms does she have?
Each cabin has its own ensuite.
Is there an age limit?
No! Please double check for under 8's.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily reach 3/4G from the shore, just make sure your phone is set up for international roaming. There may be some locations that will not get good signal.
Can I charge my phone/camera?
Yes, 12V sockets are available
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
No, please bring your own.
Do I need sailing experience?
Not at all. We give everyone who joins us on board the choice to do as much or as little as they like.
Will I be seasick?
Everyone reacts differently but if you are unsure, we recommend taking tablets up to 24 hours travelling.
Is there air conditioning?
Yes, Eye of the Wind has air con in each cabin.
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.