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Explore Iceland's most remote fjordscape

This trip to a new destination in Iceland, Arnarfjörður, is a dream come true for those looking to sail and explore. Depending on weather and sea conditions, each voyage of this adventure will vary.

The itinerary includes a full day of sailing, where we go out of Ísafjörður harbor, sail out of the fjord and pass by several fjords on our way to Arnarfjörður. The itinerary also includes visit to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, Dynjandi. We make our way to the natural hot pool in Reykjafjörður to soak in before we visit an abandoned fjord which can only be accessed by boat.

This trip is suitable for those interested in sailing and exploring.



Whether you are interested in joining a guided journey through Icelandic history, exploring the waters on your own, or simply taking in nature’s majestic beauty from onboard, your activity level is up to you.

  • Sailing
  • Guided Hikes and Land Excursions
  • Bath in a natural hot pool
  • Visit to Dynjandi waterfall
  • Sea Kayaking Amongst the Fjords
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Stargazing with High Probability of Northern Lights

What's Included


Each trip offers unique opportunities for activities and adventure, and our goal is to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your holiday with Aurora Arktika.

  • 5 Days/4 Nights Aboard Vessel
  • All Meals (Alcohol Not Included)
  • Crew and Guide Services
  • Guided Land and Water Excursions
  • Use of Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP)
  • Use of Wet-Weather Sailing Clothes


  • Aurora

    is a former racing yacht that has been around the world four times. Under its previous name, Antiope, it was commanded a number of times by Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, the founder of Clipper Adventures and the first man to singlehandedly sail around the world non-stop. Originally built for fifteen crewmembers, she has been thoughtfully outfitted for sailing excursions that comfortably accommodate eight guests and two crew members (ten single berths) with spacious communal areas and a galley. The boat offers central heating, hot and cold water, two heads (toilets), one shower, and 220V electricity capable of charging batteries and other electronic devices.


    While sailing vessels are fairly simple and utilitarian by nature, Arktika has been outfitted to ensure comfortable accommodations and spacious communal areas for our guests. Onboard amenities include central heating, hot and cold water, two bathrooms, a shower, and electricity for charging electronic devices.

Weather & Gear


Even with the best planning, weather can be unpredictable, so it is always best to be prepared for unexpected conditions. A basic equipment guide is provided below, however, requirements may vary by trip. Additionally, specific activities – like diving, hiking, kayaking, skiing, etc. – have unique equipment requirements.

  • Thermal Underwear (At Least Two Sets)
  • Wool or Fleece Thermal Mid Layer (Multiple Thin Layers)
  • Hiking Pants (Cotton Not Recommended)
  • Down/Synthetic Thermal Jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof, Breathable Jacket and Pants
  • Wool/Fleece Hat
  • Gloves (Two Pairs) and Mittens (One Pair)
  • Thick Wool/Synthetic Socks (3-4 Pairs) and Thinner Socks (2-3 Pairs)
  • Casual Clothes (For Happy Hour!)
  • Rubber-Soled Boat Shoes or Slippers
  • Sleeping Bag (Summer Rated Is Fine)
  • Soft Travel Bag (No Hard Suitcases)
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and Sun Hat
  • Swimsuit and Towels
  • Small Backpack (30-40 Litres)
  • Personal Medical Kit (Include Personal Medications, Band-Aids, Throat Lozenges, Lip
  • Salves, Seasickness Tablets, Etc.)
  • Water Bottle and/or Thermos (1 Litre)
  • Camera

Iceland Sailing Adventure