Skills Progression Camp: Ever wanted to join a course that teaches
useful and effective kayaking skills?
there’s a chance to learn from the experts. We’re
now offering our Kayak Skills Progression Camp, in cooperation with
TRAK, to an exclusive group of four to eight kayakers. Participants
will be split into two groups of four people, and each group will be
offered one outing per day (AM or PM) of about one to two hours.
hope for four activity days, subject to local conditions.
is a supplemental activity that includes the use of TRAK single-seater
kayaks, PFD´s and dry suits for the duration of the trip.
There will be no supplement for kayakers who bring their own TRAK kayak
and dry suit. Basic kayaking experience is helpful but not a
requirement. Physical fitness, however, is essential.
can be breezy and cool in the early day, so kayakers must bring their
own protective clothes and warm thermal layers.
camp is aimed at beginners and intermediate kayakers who will enjoy
kayaking in sheltered fjords, bays, and small secluded harbors.
It’s a fun activity in a leisurely format, yet the course
will focus on education and skills progression.
industry leading single-seater touring kayaks engineered by TRAK will
be provided on the ship. At midday kayakers will return for lunch
aboard the vessel, afterward swapping activities with the hiking group.
All kayak outings will be under the guidance of an experienced kayak
guide who will take into account the experience and physical fitness
levels of the participants.
groups will also be escorted by one Zodiac boat for safety. Kayaking
routes cannot be determined in advance, because local conditions will
have an influence on the final program. The map outlines a possible but
not final itinerary, as all itineraries are subject to change.
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
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1: On the Iceland road
journey begins in the morning, where by request you can transfer via
chartered bus (T) from the city hall of Reykjavik (the meeting point)
to the ship in Akureyri (the embarkation point). You arrive in the
afternoon after a six-hour drive through northern Iceland.
PLEASE NOTE: This
transfer (T) must be booked and paid for in advance. In the early
evening, the ship departs from the port of Akureyri, sailing north
toward the Denmark Strait.
2: Sailing to east Greenland
sailing north you’re likely to see fulmars, kittiwakes,
gannets, and common guillemots. You then cross the Arctic Circle,
possibly spotting whales. By evening, the first icebergs flash into
sight with your approach to the east Greenland coast, near Brewster.
3: Inuit neighborhood of yesteryear
you reach Scoresbysund, sailing along the glaciated Volquart Boons
Kyst. You may also enjoy a Zodiac cruise past one of the glacier
fronts, along with a visit to the basalt columns and ice formations of
Vikingebugt. The afternoon goal is to visit Danmark Island, where you
find the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago.
The circular stone tent rings indicate the summer houses, while the
winter houses can be seen closer to a small cape. The sites are well
preserved, with easy identifiable entrances, bear-proof meat caches,
and grave sites. In the evening you continue sailing the berg-crowded
fjords to the west.
4: Colors of the cape
goal is a Zodiac cruise near Røde Ø, one of the
world’s most cherished iceberg attractions: The austere
blue-white of the icebergs sets sharp against the brooding red backdrop
of the sediment slopes. The afternoon plan is to sail through the
northern parts of Røde Fjord, with the chance to see musk
oxen and warm autumnal foliage.
5: Enormous bergs, Arctic hares
the morning you encounter colossal icebergs, some over 100 meters (328
feet) high and more than a kilometer (.62 mile) long. Most of them are
grounded, as the fjord is only about 400 meters deep (1,312 feet). You
then land near Sydkap, with fine views of Hall Bredning and a good shot
of seeing Arctic hares.
6: Settlement at Scoresbysund
you make a tundra landing on Liverpool Land, in Hurry Inlet. The
afternoon stop is Ittoqqortoormiit, the largest settlement in
Scoresbysund at about five hundred inhabitants. At the post office you
can buy stamps for your postcards, or just stroll around to see the
sled dogs and drying skins of seals and musk oxen. In the afternoon you
sail south, passing the picturesque landscapes of the Blosseville Coast.
7: Remote shores
Sound and Rømer Fjord grant you the opportunity to sail far
inland, as they have no glacier front at the head and are not clogged
with ice. In this location, you may get the opportunity to spot
8: Sea life under the northern lights
sea day grants you the opportunity to spot whales and seabirds
– and at night, the magical northern lights.
9: Journey’s end at Akureyri
adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You
disembark in Akureyri, where on request you can transfer by chartered
bus (T) (a six-hour drive that you must book in advance) to the
Reykjavik city hall, taking home memories that will accompany you
wherever your next adventure lies.
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aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee
shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced
use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
fees and governmental taxes.
Excluded from this voyage
airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
and post- land arrangements.
and visa expenses.
arrival and departure taxes.
cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry,
bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
supplement for bus shuttle between Akureyri (ship) and Radhus
Reykjavikur / city hall in Vonarstraeti and v.v. (6 hours)
customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other
service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).
- USD 450
Skills Progression Camp - USD 450
Workshop - FREE