North Iceland - Arctic Circle & whales, Aurora borealis

Aurora Borealis, Arctic Circle & whales

North Iceland - Arctic Circle & whales, Aurora borealis
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Title: North Iceland - Arctic Circle & whales, Aurora borealis
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Tripcode: RVR33-18
Duration: 3 nights
Ship: s/v Rembrandt van Rijn
Embarkation: Akureyri
Disembarkation: Akureyri
Language: English speaking voyage
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Itinerary

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board of a historic traditional sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: the boat is equipped with sails and these will be used in good conditions (open sea, water depth, appropriate wind conditions, time availability). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or other propulsion method. If sails are used, they are operated by the crew. Guests follow the safety instructions of the team. Average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.

Day: 1: Embarkation in Akureyri

Embarkation in Akureyri at 16.00 hrs. The ship will leave port in the early evening and will sail north towards the island of Grimsey. Late night arrival and anchor outside town. At night we might see Aurora borealis (Northern Lights).

Day: 2: Grimsey & Husavik

Depending on weather conditions we will attempt a zodiac landing on the island of Grimsey in the morning. We will take a guided walk across the Arctic Circle. There is a sign on the island which marks the coordinate 66,34 degree North. The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. After lunch back on the ship , we depart towards the small town of Husavik. While sailing across Skjafandi Bay we hope to see whales. In the evening we arrive near Husavik and the ship will anchor outside town.

Day: 3: Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoise

We will spend the morning in town of Husavik with free time ashore and the possibility to visit the whale museum ( entrance fee not included ). Lunch will be served onboard. In the afternoon the ship will sail across Skjafandi Bay with good chances to witness Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoise. We spend the night at sea , and arrive in Akureyri in the early morning hours.

Day: 4: Disembarkation in Akureyri

Disembarkation in Akureyri after breakfast at 09.00 hrs ( no bus provided on this day ).

s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

Our 3 mast-schooner 'Rembrandt van Rijn' is well suited for expedition cruising among the fjords of Greenland and Spitsbergen. Full ship info >>

Cabins & Prices

Triple Private Porthole

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  • 1 porthole
  • 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
  • Private shower and toilet
  • Ample storage space
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Sharing berth
1200 USD

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Complete cabin
3600 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Twin Private Inside

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  • 1 upper / lower berth
  • Private shower and toilet
  • Ample storage space
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Sharing berth
1390 USD

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Single cabin
2363 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

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Complete cabin
2780 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Twin Private Porthole

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  • 1 porthole
  • 1 upper / lower berth
  • Private shower and toilet
  • Ample storage space
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Sharing berth
1590 USD

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Single cabin
2703 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

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Complete cabin
3180 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.