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North Iceland - Arctic Circle & Whales, Aurora Borealis

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.
19 October, 2018 to 22 October, 2018 Make a booking request for North Iceland - Arctic Circle & Whales, Aurora Borealis, departing on 19 October, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple Private £ 905 GBP pp
The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
view cabin photo
Twin Private Inside £ 1035 GBP pp
The cabin has private shower and toilet and ample storage space
view cabin photo
Twin Private Porthole £ 1175 GBP pp
The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole and ample storage space
view cabin photo
22 October, 2018 to 25 October, 2018 Make a booking request for North Iceland - Arctic Circle & Whales, Aurora Borealis, departing on 22 October, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple Private £ 905 GBP pp
The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
view cabin photo
Twin Private Inside £ 1035 GBP pp
The cabin has private shower and toilet and ample storage space
view cabin photo
Twin Private Porthole £ 1175 GBP pp
The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole and ample storage space
view cabin photo
15 October, 2019 to 18 October, 2019 Make a booking request for North Iceland - Arctic Circle & Whales, Aurora Borealis, departing on 15 October, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple Private £ 975 GBP pp
The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
view cabin photo
Twin Private Inside £ 1125 GBP pp
The cabin has private shower and toilet and ample storage space
view cabin photo
Twin Private Porthole £ 1239 GBP pp
The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole and ample storage space
view cabin photo

North Iceland - Arctic Circle & Whales, Aurora Borealis itinerary:

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Day 1: Out of Akureyri
You embark in Akureyri in the early evening, sailing north toward the island of Grimsey. Arriving late that night, you anchor near town and may catch your first sight of the magical northern lights shining overhead.
Day 2: Across the Arctic Circle
Depending on the weather conditions, the goal is a morning Zodiac landing on the island of Grimsey. Afterward you embark on a guided walk across the Arctic Circle. (A sign on the island marks the coordinates at 66:34° north.) The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of Earth’s five major circles of latitude. Boarding the ship again, you sail toward the small town of Húsavík. As you cross Skjálfandi Bay, you have a good chance of spotting whales. In the evening you arrive near Húsavík, and the ship anchors outside town.
Day 3: Húsavík, humpbacks, and the high seas
You enjoy the morning in Húsavík, with ample free time to explore the town and visit the local whale museum (entrance fee not included). Lunch is served on board. In the afternoon you sail across Skjálfandi Bay, where humpback and minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises may appear. You spend the night at sea.
Day 4: There and back again
Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You return to Akureyri in the early morning, disembarking after breakfast at 09:00 hours. (There’s no bus on this day.) The voyage is over, but you have made memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.
Please Note:
All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

North Iceland - Arctic Circle & Whales, Aurora Borealis reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.
Day 4: There and back again *
Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You return to Akureyri in the early morning, disembarking after breakfast at 09:00 hours. (There’s no bus on this day.) The voyage is over, but you have made memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.
Day 3: Húsavík, humpbacks, and the high seas *
You enjoy the morning in Húsavík, with ample free time to explore the town and visit the local whale museum (entrance fee not included). Lunch is served on board. In the afternoon you sail across Skjálfandi Bay, where humpback and minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises may appear. You spend the night at sea.
Day 2: Across the Arctic Circle *
Depending on the weather conditions, the goal is a morning Zodiac landing on the island of Grimsey. Afterward you embark on a guided walk across the Arctic Circle. (A sign on the island marks the coordinates at 66:34° north.) The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of Earth’s five major circles of latitude. Boarding the ship again, you sail toward the small town of Húsavík. As you cross Skjálfandi Bay, you have a good chance of spotting whales. In the evening you arrive near Húsavík, and the ship anchors outside town.
Day 1: Out of Akureyri *
You embark in Akureyri in the early evening, sailing north toward the island of Grimsey. Arriving late that night, you anchor near town and may catch your first sight of the magical northern lights shining overhead.
* = Indicative
Map for North Iceland - Arctic Circle & Whales, Aurora Borealis
Rembrandt van Rijn, the ship servicing North Iceland - Arctic Circle & Whales, Aurora Borealis

Rembrandt van Rijn

Vessel Type:  Expedition Yacht

Length: 56 metres

Passenger Capacity: 32

Built / refurbished: 1900's / 1994

S/V ‘Rembrandt Van Rijn’ was originally built as a herring lugger. The vessel was rebuilt as a three-masted 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 renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations.

The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56 meters 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 12 on board including two tour guides •The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 cabins

•1 Triple Private cabin with porthole (with shower and toilet)

•6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole)

•9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole)

•The general interior public areas include a spacious restaurant area so that all meals can be taken together as well as separate bar area and reading table area

•There is room to relax, read and socialize

•The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offers excellent open deck viewing areas, even when under sail. The two inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas.

Rembrandt van Rijn deck © Amos Nachoum-Oceanwide ExpeditionsReading area © Monica Salmang-Oceanwide Expeditions

History

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 he Netherlands in 1994 and sailed in Spitsbergen (1994 – 1996) and in Galápagos (1998 - 2001). The vessel underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program until 2011. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations.

Perfect for expedition cruising among small islands

The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56 meters in length (168 ft.), 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2,5 meters. The maximum speed on engines is 9 knots. It has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 twin cabins in 1 Triple Private cabin (with shower and toilet and porthole), 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), 9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole).

Comfort and Character

The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56 meters in length (168 ft.), 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2,5 meters. The maximum speed on engines is 9 knots. It has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 twin cabins in 1 Triple Private cabin (with shower and toilet and porthole), 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), 9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole).

- See more at: http://www.oceanwide-expeditions.com/our-fleet/ship/s-v-rembrandt-van-rijn/#sthash.IBRETHkk.dpuf

History

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 he Netherlands in 1994 and sailed in Spitsbergen (1994 – 1996) and in Galápagos (1998 - 2001). The vessel underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program until 2011. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations.

Perfect for expedition cruising among small islands

The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56 meters in length (168 ft.), 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2,5 meters. The maximum speed on engines is 9 knots. It has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 twin cabins in 1 Triple Private cabin (with shower and toilet and porthole), 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), 9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole).

Comfort and Character

The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56 meters in length (168 ft.), 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2,5 meters. The maximum speed on engines is 9 knots. It has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 twin cabins in 1 Triple Private cabin (with shower and toilet and porthole), 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), 9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole).

- See more at: http://www.oceanwide-expeditions.com/our-fleet/ship/s-v-rembrandt-van-rijn/#sthash.IBRETHkk.dpuf
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 he Netherlands in 1994 and sailed in Spitsbergen (1994 – 1996) and in Galápagos (1998 - 2001). The vessel underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program until 2011. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations. - See more at: http://www.oceanwide-expeditions.com/our-fleet/ship/s-v-rembrandt-van-rijn/#sthash.IBRETHkk.dpuf

History

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 he Netherlands in 1994 and sailed in Spitsbergen (1994 – 1996) and in Galápagos (1998 - 2001). The vessel underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program until 2011. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations.

Perfect for expedition cruising among small islands

The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56 meters in length (168 ft.), 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2,5 meters. The maximum speed on engines is 9 knots. It has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 twin cabins in 1 Triple Private cabin (with shower and toilet and porthole), 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), 9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole).

Comfort and Character

The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56 meters in length (168 ft.), 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2,5 meters. The maximum speed on engines is 9 knots. It has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including 2 tour guides. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 twin cabins in 1 Triple Private cabin (with shower and toilet and porthole), 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), 9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole).

- See more at: http://www.oceanwide-expeditions.com/our-fleet/ship/s-v-rembrandt-van-rijn/#sthash.IBRETHkk.dpuf
Cabin layout for Rembrandt van Rijn
• Attempt a zodiac landing on the island of Grimsey and take a guided walk across the Arctic Circle

• Witness Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoise
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