Greenland, Land of the Icebergs

Greenland, Land of the Icebergs

Greenland is to the east of Canada’s Arctic Archipelago, relatively closer to Iceland but traditionally part of the Danish Realm. Viking Norsemen arrived here in longboats in the 10th century. Three centuries later, the Inuit people arrived. Both came to reap generous harvests from the rich biodiversity available. Along the […]

The Signature of Vikings on  Fær Øer Islands

The Signature of Vikings on Fær Øer Islands

If you fancy an ocean-going yacht cruise to a group of lonely islands a mere 320 kilometres (200 miles) north of Scotland, then the Fær Øer Islands are your choice. They are a similar distance from Norway and Iceland, in the heart of the triangle these three countries form. The […]

What to Take with You on a Yacht Cruise

What to Take with You on a Yacht Cruise

Yachts are not big spaces. Every pound of unnecessary baggage slows them down, however slightly. The clothes you need depend on the season and the climate zone. Ask the charter company for advice. Remember yachting is the ultimate laid-back holiday for guests. You are not going to the Last Night […]

Sharing a Charter Versus ‘Owning’ the Space

Sharing a Charter Versus ‘Owning’ the Space

Yacht charters are not expensive, compared to cruise lines and fancy hotels. This is especially true, given the personal attention, and the constantly changing views. Your first yachting holiday may be an experiment in social cruising, where your fellow passengers become your latest and closest friends. Becoming the ‘Captain’ of […]

Sail Away With Us Into the Dark Blue Deep

Sail Away With Us Into the Dark Blue Deep

We mention just a few of our most popular destinations on these pages. But yachts are portable. We can go anywhere we want, to any island, to any continent, powered by the wind across the ocean waves. And that’s the beauty of it really: you see, our boat is perfectly […]

All the Different Types of Yachts

All the Different Types of Yachts

Technically, a yacht is a recreational ship or boat built for fun and not for work. A yacht does not necessarily have sails. Some yachts have diesel engines, and nowadays some use solar power. Those with sails usually have a small auxiliary diesel motor for entering and leaving moorings. The […]

The Far-Flung Islands of the Hebrides

The Far-Flung Islands of the Hebrides

The Hebrides are a scattered archipelago off the Scottish west mainland coast. Many ancient tribes have lived here, including Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, and warlike Norse and Scots. Much of Gaelic folklore in the form of lilting songs and rolling ballads recalls the stormy waters around these islands. Today, the glory is […]

The Semi-Frozen Wastes of Iceland

The Semi-Frozen Wastes of Iceland

Most of Iceland’s people live in the southwest of the country to benefit from the lower latitude. Farther north, there are huge frozen wastes that conceal volcanic activity beneath. The inland plateau is a rich tapestry of glacial rivers, lava fields, sand fields, glaciers and mountains. Iceland is one of […]