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4 days - Tallship adventure on s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

These short sailing expeditions in Northern Iceland will be carried out by the three-mast sailing vessel Rembrandt van Rijn. This beautiful vessel will visit the island of Grimsey and take a guided walk across the Arctic Circle. At night we might see Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). While sailing across Skjafandi Bay we hope to see Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoise.

Deckplan

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Day 1
Embarkation in Akureyri
Day 2
Guided walk across the Arctic Circle on the island of Grimsey
Day 3
The town of Husavik
Day 4
Disembarkation in Akureyri
Start/End Place
Akureyri, Iceland
Country Visited
Iceland
Duration
4 Days
Group Size
34
Suitability
Easy
Code
DBWS03

Details

Transportation

Aboard S/V Rembrandt Van Rijn.

S/V ‘Rembrandt Van Rijn’ was built as a herring lugger early last century. The vessel was rebuilt as a three-mast passenger sailing schooner in The Netherlands in 1994 and sailed in Spitsbergen (1994 – 1996) and in Galápagos (1998 - 2001). The vessel underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program in 2011. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely revamped according to the latest SOLAS regulations.

The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56 metres in length (168 ft.), 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2, 5 meters. The maximum engine speed is 9 knots. She has an experienced crew of 10 on board including two tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 34 passengers in 17 twin cabins (1 Twin Shared cabin with porthole (shared shower and toilet), 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), 10 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole).

A spacious restaurant on board the vessel allows all passengers to have their meals at the same time. The vessel furthermore consists of a separate bar including a reading table. The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offers good open deck viewing areas, even when under sail. The two inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas.

Included
  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • Transfers and baggage handling between the airport, hotels and ship only for those passengers on the group flights to and from Longyearbyen.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.
Not Included

Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel outside Spitsbergen; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

Itinerary

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).

Meals
1 Dinner

Day 2 - Guided walk across the Arctic Circle on the island of Grimsey

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.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

Day 3 - The town of Husavik

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.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Disembarkation in Akureyri

Disembarkation in Akureyri after breakfast at 09.00 hrs. Ask us about extending your holiday in Iceland.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person.

Dates
Start Date
End Date
Price
Status
Accommodation
16 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
EUR 1,000
Limited availability
Family Triple Total
16 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
EUR 1,150
Limited availability
Inside (No Window)
16 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
EUR 1,300
Limited availability
Porthole
19 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
EUR 1,000
Limited availability
Family Triple Total
19 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
EUR 1,150
Limited availability
Inside (No Window)
19 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
EUR 1,300
Limited availability
Porthole
22 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
EUR 1,000
Limited availability
Family Triple Total
22 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
EUR 1,150
Limited availability
Inside (No Window)
22 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
EUR 1,300
Limited availability
Porthole
15 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
EUR 1,050
Limited availability
Family Triple Total
15 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
EUR 1,200
Limited availability
Inside (No Window)
15 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
EUR 1,350
Limited availability
Outside (Window)

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