Contact Us

+

Overview

ICELANDIC WINTER IN HORNSTRANDIR NATURE RESERVE

This trip starts in Ísafjörður and goes to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and the fjords around. The area is only accessible by boat and is known for being the home of the arctic fox.

The itinerary will possibly include stargazing and looking for Northern Lights, looking for whales and the arctic fox, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing and even skiing. Final itinerary of this adventure will depend on weather and sea conditions .

This outing is suitable for people of all ages and varying interests.

 

Activities

PURSUE YOUR PASSIONS

Whether you are interested in looking for arctic foxes or northern lights, kayaking the pristine arctic waters alone, or simply taking in nature’s majestic beauty from onboard, your activity level is up to you.

 

  • Guided Hikes and Land Excursions
  • Sea Kayaking Amongst the Fjords
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Stargazing with High Probability of Northern Lights

What's Included

LEAVE EVERYTHING TO US

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.

  • 6 Days/5 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

Accommodations

  • Arktika

    is a fully equipped Dutch-built sailing yacht certified to circumnavigate the globe with up to 12 guests. The hull shape is modelled after a remarkable Colin Archer design known for excellent sailing characteristics.

    Her comfortable deckhouse makes sailing in northern waters very pleasant. With four guest cabins (two four-person and two two-person), a spacious saloon and galley, and private crew quarters, there is ample space on-board.

    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.

  • SETTLE IN COMFORTABLY

    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

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

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 Sailboat Winter Exploring

+