Haukur has circumnavigated Iceland
Last Monday morning, schooner Haukur sailed gracefully under full sails into Husavik harbour after having circumnavigated Iceland for the first time.
The trip took altogether 24 days but that includes shorter and longer stops such as a week in Siglufjörður and 8 days in Reykjavík. The schooner stopped in 6 harbours around the island and those were, Siglufjörður, Ísafjörður, Bolungarvík, Ólafsvík, Reykjavík and Vestmannayjar.
The tour was a great experience for those 9 North Sailing crewmembers that participated and the vessel prooved well in hard conditions in it´s first long sailing tour but 867 nautical miles (1.607 km) were covered.
The enclosed pictures show a little bit of what was experienced on the way around Iceland.
This map shows the route, Haukur sailing counter clockwise around the Iceland.
The crew experienced some winds over 20 m/s on Breiðafjörður and the vessel prooved to be a good sailboat.
The northernlights and the stars (although difficult to capture on a moving boat) were magnificent at night.
Passing Snæfellsnes peninsular with the mystical Snæfellsjökull glacier in background.
The crew of the last part of the journey, Sigga Ragna, Captain Einar, Nils and Heimir.