World’s 18th Largest Island: Iceland
08.11.2021

World’s 18th Largest Island: Iceland

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If you are looking for adventure then Iceland is your answer. One of the few places in the world where it is equally beautiful to charter in the Summer or Winter. The vast glaciers, volcanoes and fjords are a natural phenomenon to discover. Explore the many waterfalls, geysers and geothermal mud pools as well as the surreal Aurora Borealis. Cruise across the glacial lagoons and anchor to go on an expedition or ice-hike.

In the Summer season, the days are endless as the sun doesn’t set. Activities range from whale watching, hiking or discovering the country’s unique snorkelling and diving by going deep below the icy waters and descending between two tectonic plates. In the winter season, take the helicopter to the top of the mountain and ski down to a fjord shoreline in the Troll Peninsula or perhaps set out on a snowmobile safari. It is a journey of a lifetime where you will create magical memories.

Boasting incredible fjords, abundant ocean grounds and a labyrinth of rivers and lakes, it is a paradise for fishing. The spectacular fishing spots make this a sought-after destination for anglers. Fishing in Iceland is historical, cultural and commercial as much as it is recreational. With freshwater and large oceans, Iceland has a bounty of fish yet the number of species is surprisingly few. Anglers are most likely to find Atlantic Catfish, Atlantic Cod, Haddock, Mackerel, Halibut and Atlantic Salmon to name a few. Each river system has its regulations to protect stocks and nature. The crew onboard are fully aware of which rivers and lakes will best suit your needs whilst respecting the rules.

Mývatn located in the heart of northeast Iceland is one of Europe’s greatest treasures. The land is shaped by many volcanic eruptions and seismic activity. The remarkable panorama of lava and cave formations is not one to miss. The Lake Mývatn is ideal for thermal bathing and bird watching during the warmer months.

In the Southeast of Iceland, Hofn (meaning harbour) is one of the few natural harbours in the country. It offers scenic views of Vatnajokull which is the largest ice cap in Europe by volume. Around this region, guests can see white glaciers descending into black sands where hot streams erupt from frozen banks of ice. Walk around the village of Hofn and embrace the charm and coastal sights. In addition, there are delicious lobster restaurants that one shouldn’t miss!

Venture off the beaten path and visit the Westman Islands. It is an archipelago formed by a series of underwater eruptions. Consisting of 15 islands and around 30 islets, it is arguably the best-kept secret in Iceland. Iceland’s largest puffin colony come in the warmer months to nest on the cliffs.

LA DATCHA (77m, Damen) is a striking expedition superyacht that is the perfect combination of ultra-luxurious amenities and good seakeeping characteristics at its core. The vessel is IMO Polar Code compliant, designed for global exploration. The crew on board LA DATCHA can arrange exciting experiences like having a romantic dinner inside the Thrihnukagigur volcano (dormant). Expect a fine dining occasion with exceptional food to match this extraordinary setting.

Get in touch with our charter department to explore the magical country of Iceland!

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