Our team of 8 friends from Australia sailed into Hornstradir Nature Reserve under clear skies and light winds. It was the perfect start to the Arctic adventure. We pushed on into the evening and as the sun finally set we anchored in Hornik bay in the far northern reaches of the Reserve. The following morning we were up bright and early and oh what a morning it was, perfectly still and not a cloud . . .
Our expedition began in Isafjordur, a small town of a couple of thousand Icelanders nestled in the West fjords. Our “crew” of paddlers and sailors, hailed from all corners of the world – Finland, Iceland, Australia the UK and the USA. After a quick kayak fit-out and gear allocation we set off to a nearby fjord for our first night aboard. Taking advantage of the long summer days and the shelter of the fjord, we . . .
Ilulissat in West Greenland put on quite a show for our arrival. Dead calm seas and blue skies, what better way to start an Arctic expedition. With much anticipation and excitement we loaded the final supplies aboard our 60 foot sailboat, made sure the water and diesel was topped up and cast off the lines. Ilulissat is the self proclaimed Iceberg capital of the world and it’s easy to see why. Billions of tons of . . .