With S/Y Alma from Iceland to Norway via the Faroe Islands and Shetland

48,200 NOK

september 4 - 18. september 2022

15 days

This expedition from Iceland to Norway follows the same route as the Vikings and others have sailed for thousands of years between east and west, and offer a good and well-balanced mix of coastal sailing and ocean crossing. The historical ties between Norway and all these places like Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Shetland, are strong, and as modern Vikings from Norway we are used to being welcomed along the way.

We begin by exploring the fjords on the north and east coast of Iceland, before heading for the beautiful archipelago of the Faroe Islands. The crossing of the sea takes 2-3 days, and in the Faroe Islands we will spend another 2-3 days to see and explore. We continue to Shetland where we spend a couple of days on land before we set sails across the North Sea with course for Norway and Ålesund.

From SeilNorge we will be 2-3 skippers and crew, of which all are great sailors, and of which at least one of us has solid experience from similar expeditions. Along the way, sailing or on motor, we will include all participants in the sailing. We will generally sail at all times of the day, and everyone onboard will be running watches of 4 hours on and 8 hours off.

It's not just any sailboat we use on this trip, but our newest addition to our fleet, the expedition vessel Alma. This slightly smaller replica of Amundsen’s expedition ship “Gjøa” is a newly-built traditional sailboat. It is a really solid 52-foot wooden boat at 45 tons, and has plenty of deck space to enjoy the view of arctic volcanoes, waterfalls, coastal cliffs and whales! Comfort onboard is ensured, with ample space under deck, central heating, a social galley midship, and comfortable beds with warm duvets and pillows. For photos and more information about Alma, check this link.

This expedition is like our other adventures, primarily a major exploration, but also a great opportunity to learn a lot about sailing and navigation, and not least the use of a boat as a starting point for explorations and experiences ashore. Are you ready for the autumn's long distance trip from Iceland to Norway, via the Faroe Islands and the Shetland?

On this trip last year we had several days with a lot of wind and heavy weather, and for some it became a strenuous trip. However, everyone agreed that it was a wonderful experience that no one would have been without. In particular, they never forget about the encounter with a big fin whale in the midst of the big waves at sea. A small film clip from this encounter can be see here.

The first time i Sailed arctic ocean in a sailing boat perfectly built for it. I look forward new adventures with the perfect organizer Sail Norway!


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