Sail North Iceland – Arctic Circle and whales, Aurora Borealis | 6 days
Add a bespoke tour to this four day sailing expedition off the north coast of Iceland. You will visit the island of Grimsey and take a guided walk across the Arctic Circle. At night we might see the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. While sailing across Skjafandi Bay we hope to see humpback and minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoise.
Ships:Rembrandt Van Rijn
When: Three departures in October 2018
Guide price:£1,985 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities)
Fiona’s travel tipsWHAT TO WEAR: Good walking and waterproof shoes are a must. In summer, light clothing is often all you need - but be prepared for both cold and wet weather at all times of year. You can swim year-round in countless geothermal pools and lagoons with a typical temperature of 25-28°C, so a bathing suit is a must, whenever you visit!
“Once I got north of the Baldur Ferry it was more like Scotland. My hire car was excellent and the weather was kind – a cool wind but sunshine. In the Westfjords, the Fisherman Hotel at Suoureyri is lovely as is the Breidavik.”
Martin Dawson, Iceland and Greenland, June 2017
“I had a splendid holiday, I liked the Polar Star very much. Nansen Fjord was superb, at last we had sunshine. That night there was a good display of the aurora, the first time I had seen it. I had never been to the Westmann Islands and I found the harbour at Heimaey delightful. The arrangements you made for me were very good and I recommend Arcturus to all.”
Elizabeth Lonkhurst, Steam to Ice (Polar Star)