Schooner, Eastgreenland

Greenland & Iceland Travel Service

Schooner Cruise, East Greenland 2016

East Greenland, cruise

Experience the High Arctic from sturdy schooner Donna Wood or Opal. The great fjord system of Scoresby Sound extends 350 kilometres inland and offers a perfect setting for exploring this remote and interesting region.

Scoresby Sound

The enclosed waters of Scoresby Sound are calm and many of the fjords are like gorges with sheer cliffs plummeting to depths of more than 3000 metres.

The schooners

One of the main aims of North Sailing is the preservation of Icelandic oak fishing-boats. In fact, the North Sailing story started with the restoration of the wooden fishing boat Knörrinn and saving it from destruction. In the construction of these oak boats, Icelandic carpenters elevated their craftmanship to a fine art! Regulations concerning both the choice of materials and the strength of these boats, were particularly strict in Iceland. North Sailing has used oak-boats since the beginning, in 1995, and the experience clearly shows that these vessels, with their gentle and relaxing movement, provide a particularly comfortable and quiet means of sailing the seas.

Reykjavik Transit Package

Offers accomodation before/after the Greenland cruise and assistance if changes of flights etc. Please click for further information.

Map East Greenland

East Greenland Expedition Cruise, 7 nights/8 days

Depts. Opal: Aug 17, 24 & 31, Sept 7 & 14

Depts. Donna Wood: July 20 & 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31. Sept 7 & 14

 

Day 1, Wednesday

From Reykjavík to Constable Point in Greenland by direct flight

Embarking the schooner with introduction and safety briefing by the crew

To Ittoqqortoormiit, the northernmost settlement, and welcome dinner with the locals

Overnight on board

 

Day 2, Thursday

Going west and set anchor at Hekla Havn on Denmark Ø

Evening walk in the area

Overnight on board

 

Day 3, Friday

Through the narrow Føhnfjord westbound

Afternoon arrival at Harefjord where anchors are set for two nights

Overnight on board

 

Day 4, Saturday

Full day in Harefjord with hikes in this wildlife area

Lunch on route

In the evening bonfire and BBQ at the rocky beach

Overnight on board

Day 5, Sunday

Eastwards through Øfjord

Late afternoon anchors are set in Jyttes Havn, Bjørneø (Bear Island)

Overnight on board

 

Day 6, Monday

Hiking around Jytteshavn in Bear Islands for pictures (or a swim)

After dinner a cozy bonfire on the beach with story telling or singing

Overnight on board

 

Day 7, Tuesday

Through the channel between Bear Islands and Milne Land with majestic

Towards the airstrip in Constable Point

Overnight on board

 

Day 8, Wednesday

Farewell breakfast with warm "good-byes", writing in the diary on board and direct flight from Constable Point to Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Included

  • Flights: Reykjavik-Constable Point-Reykjavik
  • Return transport between airport and harbour in Constable Point
  • 7 nights in made up beds with shared facilities at Schooner Hildur or Opal
  • All meals and soft drinks on board the schooner and welcome dinner the first night
  • Hiking excursions according to itinerary and mentioned arrangements
  • Services of crew at schooners

 

Optional

 

Please note: This tour is operated by "North Sailing" in Husavik, Iceland. A well known company specialized in organizing tours with old schooners. Please click for more about Donna Wood and Opal.

 

 

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