Reykjavik Run | Greenland – Iceland
Jul 14 – Aug 4 | $4950
This Arctic sailing trip is part bluewater sailing, part coastal, and full adventure. We’ll start the trip in Ilulissat, where the number of sled dogs rivals the number of people and where the Ilulissat Icefjord (an UNESCO World Heritage Site) spits the icebergs out into Disco Bay. We’ll sail south with the midnight sun, anchorage hopping over the next week toward Nuuk (Godthåb), keeping an eye out for sea life and sea ice along the way. Our specific anchorages and villages visited will depend largely on weather. We’ll have a night in Nuuk before setting sail on our offshore passage to Iceland.
All meals on board Sea Dragon are delicious and vegetarian, with the addition of fish if we catch any along the way.
This is not a trip for the infirm or physically unfit – you MUST be able to go up and down the companionway and move safely about the boat while in rough conditions, have good balance, and be in reasonably good health. Please contact us with any health questions or if you answer “YES” to any of the questions on our health questionnaire prior to signing up for the trip!
Ardent Training is offering a significant discount on the RYA Day Skipper Theory online course to anyone signed up for this trip. If you’re interested in taking the course, let us know when you sign up and we can give you the discount code!
- Distance: 1700 nautical miles
$5950$4950 if you sign up by September 30
- Date: Jul 14 – Aug 4, 2024 (22 Days, 21 Nights)
- Start: Ilulissat, Greenland
- End: Reykjavik, Iceland
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Day 1: Arrive Sea Dragon
You will arrive at the boat in Ilulissat between 1500-1700. Night on the dock.
Day 2: Move to Anchor, boat briefings
In the morning we’ll get off the dock and leave the inner harbor. We’ll anchor nearby to settle in and go through in depth boat briefings.
Day 3-10: Head South
The weather will largely dictate our stops, but this time of year it should be great. We’ll also have long summer days, sailing with the midnight sun. We’ll see glaciers, growlers, icebergs, whales, seals, seabirds, breathtaking mountains and much more. We’ll get to explore villages, hike remote landscapes and cross the Arctic Circle going south.
Day 11: Arrive Nuuk
We’ll pull into Nuuk to clear customs and immigration in preparation for passage to Iceland. We’ll spend the night on the dock and have time to wander around the capital of Greenland.
Day 12: Depart for Reykjavik
Today we get underway for the bluewater passage portion of the trip. At this point everyone is well familiar with Sea Dragon and ready for the trip.
Day 13-19: Underway
Life and rhythm on Sea Dragon will quickly take shape around the watch schedule and life will be wonderfully simple and disconnected from the norm. We’ll keep a sharp lookout for all different kinds of seabirds, marine mammals, and icebergs along the way.
Day 20: Reykjavik Arrival
After the 1200NM passage from Nuuk, we’ll arrive in Iceland, tie up on the dock, and clear customs and immigration. A nice meal and cold drink ashore are well earned!
Day 21: Exploration
Today is a day to do what you like. There’s much to explore in Reykjavik and more if you want to rent a car to drive part of the King’s Highway. There are hot springs, good food, museums, volcanic landscapes, waterfalls, caves, and good hiking.
Day 22: Departure
You will need to leave the boat by 0900 in Reykjavik.
In order to board Sea Dragon, you must take a Rapid Antigen or Rapid PCR COVID-19 test, administered by a medical professional, no more than 72 hours before boarding the vessel. If you test positive on this test, you will not be allowed to board the vessel, and we will be happy to transfer your booking to a future voyage.
Should a country on the itinerary have additional requirements for entry, you must be able to comply with those requirements – if you cannot, we will be happy to transfer your booking to a future voyage.
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The deposit is only $500. It’s non refundable if you back out, but if we cancel or modify the trip we are happy to return your money or apply it to a different voyage. Please review the Crew Contract for full details. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the trip begins. Please contact us with any questions.
Call Us: +1 (305) 330-4212 (Pacific Time) If we don’t pick up, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
– 21 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals (vegetarian), snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear
Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to Ilulissat Harbor or Reykjavik Harbor
– Transportation from Ilulissat Airport (JAV) or to Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port
It will be cold! Take a look at our Temperate packing list.
Ilulissat Airport is a 10 min taxi from the harbor. Keflavik International Airport is about 50 min by car from the harbor, or 90 by public transport.
All Crew members are responsible for their own passports and any necessary visas. You must have at least 6 months remaining on your passport beyond our arrival in Iceland.
Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea, or contact us directly to discuss.