Each summer we try to bring a qualified instructor for a few days intensive sail training. If you are interested in joining us or to plan a customized ocean sailing course, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The east coast of Greenland is an awesome wilderness. More than 2.600 kilometers of coastline are inhabited by only 3.500 people in two towns and a few small settlements. This is the Arctic with all it's breathtaking beauty and striking scenery. Isafjordur, Iceland is the nearest port to east Greenland, less than 200 nautical miles away.
"Amazing adventure with two fantastic explorers. Memories are so important and I will never forget this trip. "
"The wilderness is in us all but few can touch or be touched by it. Thank you Siggi and Runar for letting Aurora expand our horizons and perhaps for letting us look into our souls. "
"It´s a fantastic boat – super food – lots of fun – very professional "
Day 1 - Monday August 3rd
Departure from Isafjordur at 19:00. Sail out of Isafjardardjup bay towards the Arctic Circle.
Day 2 - Tuesday August 4th
Sailing across the Denmark Strait. Oportunities to see Dolphins and whales such as Minke, Humpback and Orcas. If weather is clear we may start to see the Greenland mountains in the afternoon.
Day 3 - Wednesday August 5th
Arrival in Greenland is estimated in the early morning. Where we take landfall will always depend on sea-ice conditions. We may arrive on the Blosseville coast and anchor in Barclay Bugt.
Day 4 - Thursday August 6th
We will set sail again and travel south along the coast. Possible anchorage close to Nansen Fjord and the huge Christian IV glacier. The Watkins mountains and the highest peak in the arctic, Gunnbjornsfjeld (3693 meters) line the horizon. Likely a perfect location to take to the water in the kayaks and explore the calm, ice-studded waters of the inner fjord or sail around Soekongen island.
Day 5 - Friday August 7th
Sail a short distance into Mikis Fjord and anchor there. Long-abandoned Inuit ruins allude to a time when the Dorset culture populated the NE coast. The flower-filled Sodalen valley and surrounding mountains offer exciting trips ashore.
Day 6 - Saturday August 8th
Move over to Kangerdlugssuaq fjord and perhaps anchor in Suhaili bugt. This is where sir Robin Knox-Johnston and sir Chris Bonington anchored the Suhaili when they attempted to climb the Cathedral peak in 1991.
Day 7 - Sunday August 9th
Sail on, following the Kronprins Frederik mountains south whilst keeping a look-out for any anchorages free of ice. Opportunities for hikes ashore or paddling the kayaks.
Day 8 - Monday August 10th
Sail to Sermiligaq fjord and anchor there. For the first time since reaching Greenland, we will pass the tiny Inuit settlement of Sermiligaq many of whose inhabitants still live by subsistence hunting. At the head of the fjord, 5 glaciers reach sea level, calving ‘bergs from many kilometres of exposed ice cliff. The sheltered inner fjord waters offer good paddling conditions and walking inland on one of the glaciers leads to spectacular alpine scenery.
Day 9 - Tuesday August 11th
Sail through the narrow passes of Ikateq and Ikasak to reach Angmagssalik fjord. Option to anchor somewhere in this fjord, perhaps by Kungmiut or behind Grise Öen. On one particular meeting of 2 nearby fjords, fin whales gather to feed. Subject to ice conditions, we may be able to anchor within sight of this. Another option is to go through the narrow Ikasagtivaq channel over to the Sermilik fjord and anchor behind the settlement of Tiniteqilaq.
Day 10 - Wednesday August 12th
Sail out of the inner fjords to arrive in Kulusuk island and tie up at the local wharf.
Day 11 - Thursday August 13th
Fly by bi-prop Fokker 50 (not included in price) from Kulusuk over the Denmark Strait to Reykjavik.