Aug 18 – Sept 8 | $5950

Limited Availability
Only 9 Berths Available

This trip is a mixture of coastal and offshore sailing. We’ll take some time to anchorage hop the Southwest coast of Iceland, before visiting the Vestmannaeyjar Islands to the South. Whales, dolphins, seabirds, volcanic activity and green hillsides are all a plus here. After getting well acquainted with Sea Dragon, we’ll set sail south to beautiful Cornwall and onwards to Southampton. 

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: 1200 nautical miles
  • Cost: $5950
  • Date: Aug 18 – Sept 8, 2024 (22 Days, 21 Nights)
  • Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • End: Southampton, England

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Tentative Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival 
You will arrive at the boat in Reykjavik between 1500-1700. Night on the dock.

Day 2: Boat/Safety Briefings
We’ll spend the day going through safety/boat briefings, getting well orientated with Sea Dragon. We’ll move out to anchor for the evening. 

Day 3-5: Southwest Coast 
We’ll take some time to explore the southwest coast of Iceland in the Faxafloi and Breidafjordur areas. Where we visit will largely depend on the weather. 

Day 6: Underway to Vestmannaeyjar 
Time to leave for our first night underway on the passage to the Vestmannaeyjar Islands off the south coast. 

Day 7: Arrive Heimaey Island
The steep green cliffs full of puffins and other sea birds will guide us into the harbor at Heimaey. We’ll tie up on the dock, where we’ll spend the next few days. 

Day 8-10: Explore Heimaey 
This harbor has wonderful protection and there is much to explore here! You can hike the Edfell volcano to the crater (last erupted in 1973) and visit the Eldneimar Volcano Museum. If you’re feeling up for it you can hike the cliffs at the entrance to the harbor to get a birds eye view of the Vestmannaeyjar Islands, it includes a ladder or two and sheep on the trail, but well worth it. Nesting puffins, the aquarium, the folk museum, swimming pool, restaurants and bakery all make this a wonderful spot to spend a few days. We’ll keep an eye on the weather for our departure to the UK and set sail accordingly.

Day 11: Set Sail to Falmouth
This will be the day we cast off the lines for the offshore passage of the trip to Cornwall, perhaps getting a treat of the northern lights to send us off! 

Day 12-17: Underway 
After getting to know Sea Dragon coastally, we’ll now fall into the rhythm of life on passage. Life will be wonderfully simple as we make our way south.

Day 18: Arrival Falmouth 
We’ll arrive and tie up to the dock to clear customs and immigration. 

Day 19: Explore 
After being at sea, it will be time to explore this lovely part of the UK. Falmouth has a rich history and is a special spot in Cornwall. The green hillsides, lovely beaches, and quaint town offer many avenues of adventure. Enjoy a cornish pasty and some scrumpy cider! 

Day 20-21: Sail to Southampton
Sailing the south coast of the UK to Ocean Village Marina.

Day 22: Depart Sea Dragon 
You will need to leave by 0900 at Ocean Village Marina in Southampton, UK. 

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Sailing South Deposit

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.

Contact Us

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.

What's Included
Contribution Includes:
– 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 Reykjavik Harbor or from Ocean Village Marina
– Transportation from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) or to Airport/Train for departure.
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Packing List

It will be cold! Take a look at our High Latitude packing list.

Travel Details

Keflavik International Airport is about 50 min by car from the harbor, or 90 by public transport. London Heathrow International Airport is just over an hour from Ocean Village Marina.

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 the United Kingdom.
Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea, or contact us directly to discuss.

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