Ullapool - Reykjavik
Stepping in the footsteps of the Vikings
Ullapool - Reykjavik
Sat. 11 - 05 - '19
Sat. 01 - 06 - '19
22 days days
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The first part of the voyage is full of islands, wool, sheep, knitting, a very picturesque voyage with lots of birds and wildlife! Setting course north, we will rediscover what the Vikings did a thousand years ago. First stop, after leaving Ullapool, will be Stornoway. The next day we will spend exploring the sites of Gearannan black house village and the Callanish standing stones. That evening sail can be set again and we are on our way to our next destination, Hoy. Orkney’s second largest Island rises dramatically from the sea with Ward Hill towering 480 meters above sea level.
Then, Fair Isle, which is known for the warmth of its welcome to visitors, birds and their special knitting patterns. Lying halfway between the Orkneys and Shetland. Our next stop will be Lerwick, the famous old herring port. Lerwick bay used to be led with herring drifters of all sorts. Unst will be the last stop on the Shetlands. Hermaness National Nature Reserve has a great variety of wild live, birds as well as mammals.
If the weather is fair, the cliffs off Slaettaratindur will be visible from a great distance. These are Europe’s highest sea cliffs at 882 meters above sea level. First port of call will be Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe’s, with beautiful black houses and stunning gardens. The islands have much to offer, like the Viking excavation site at Kvivik.
The Faroe Islands are way out there in the North Atlantic current. This group of 18 islands is fully exposed to the fury of the ocean. It is windswept, being right in the path of the depressions moving North East. This makes the location isolated and therefor untouched. It is raw and rough, home to some of the world’s most amazing views. It will be the last thing to see before making landfall at Iceland! We will stop at Vestmannaeyjar, a Sherman’s island before arriving in Reykjavik, hopefully there will be time to explore a little off its rare beauties.