Schooner Hildur preparing for Greenland
North Sailing is now preparing for the first Greenland Expedition of the season. The project started in 2010 when Schooner Hildur was taken to the mighty Scoresby Sound fjord for exploration of the area. This evolved quickly and last summer North Sailing scheduled two trips with passengers, both of which were sold out.
Despite expanding the plan to four trips this year, all trips sold out rapidly and now the two-masted vessel is just about ready for the first trip of the season. Preparation for such trips is a large in scope, everything must be in order when the boat leaves harbor, but every little detail is now falling into place and the Schooner will leave Húsavík harbor tonight or tomorrow.
By the Húsavík Harbor
Soon the front view will be quite colder
First task for the crew is to take the ship over to Greenland and then the passengers will be picked up at Constable Point. Then the actual Expedition begins, a weeklong voyage within the world’s largest fjord system, surrounded by beautiful scenery and landscape. After seven days of sailing, fishing, hiking, dining and drinking Hildur returns to Constable Point where the passengers will disembark and fly back to Reykjavík. Another group of passengers will then fly in and Hildur sets out the same day for trip number two. Four trips, and one month later, the ship will finally head back home to Húsavík, Iceland.
Ropes for the Sails
The sturdy engine
Probably what you least want to forget
So now the hard working crew of North Sailing is in the final phase of preparing the ship. Everything has to be checked and double checked before heading out to such an adventure, but everything is coming together nicely. Greenland, here we come.
Preparation in full swing
Boatsman Remy securing the Zodiac
Everything seems to be set
Itinerary and further information about the Greenland Expedition can be found here.