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: RVR34-18
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, weather, and wildlife conditions. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: The boat is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on open sea, water depth, wind, and time). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or the other propulsion method. If sails are used, the crew operates them. Guests follow the safety instructions of the team. Average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.

Day 1: Out of Akureyri

EmbarkYou embark in Akureyri in the early evening, sailing north toward the island of Grimsey. Arriving late that night, you anchor near town and may catch your first sight of the magical northern lights shining overhead.ation 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: Step Into the Arctic Circle

Depending on the weather conditions, the goal is a morning Zodiac landing on the island of Grimsey. Afterward you embark on a guided walk across the Arctic Circle. (A sign on the island marks the coordinates at 66:34° north.) The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of Earth’s five major circles of latitude. Boarding the ship again, you sail toward the small town of Húsavík. As you cross Skjafandi Bay, you have a good chance of spotting whales. In the evening you arrive near Húsavík, and the ship anchors outside town.

Day 3: Húsavík, Humpbacks, and the High Seas

You enjoy the morning in Húsavík, with ample free time to explore the town and visit the local whale museum (entrance fee not included). Lunch is served on board. In the afternoon you sail across Skjafandi Bay, where humpback and minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises may appear. You spend the night at sea.

Day 4: There and Back Again

Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You return to Akureyri in the early morning hours, disembarking after breakfast at 09:00 hours. (There’s no bus on this day.) The voyage is over, but you have made memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

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

Share your cabin with others for the best price

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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.