Sail to the end of Iceland
Sail to the end of Iceland 

At the end of June I had the opportunity to join the Aurora Arktika on a sail to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. 
It is the northern end or beginning of Iceland depending on how you see it. Blessed with mostly serene weather we also had one day of a bit rougher ocean shaking our vessel for a couple of hours, but nothing serious. 

From time to time we took our small dinghy and went on shore to hike around the majestic fjords and cliffs. 
It is a paradise for wildlife, I seriously had rarely seen so much birds before, some arctic foxes hunted and seals observed our boat from a safe distance. 
It really felt like a time travel back before humanity. 
They are right to say that it is one of the last true wildernesses of Europe.


Our vessel, the Aurora Arktika almost at midnight. 
Lush greens and huge waterfalls in the fjord bays. 
A hike up the cliffs.
Birds living in every corner of the giant cliffs. 
Hiking up into the fog. 
Some clear moments while being on highest elevation. The scenery is just mind-blowing. 
A bit steeper to descend. 
The great amount of flowers made a beautiful foreground.
The birds. 
Life below our boat. Many jellyfishes in all kind of colours and forms. ​​​​​​​
Anchored.
Ocean runner.
The sleeping spot for the night. 

2019, Ben Simon Rehn (®)
Sail to the end of Iceland
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Sail to the end of Iceland

A 5 day sail to the end of Iceland.
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