Sailing Yacht Coco


After leaving the stunning central highlands and a swim in an active volcanic crater(!), heading to some of the more remote areas in the northern fjords bought a new landscape with bumpy roads, deserted fishing villages and another amazing night of the northern lights.  As it turns out, seeing the elusive lights is not as straight forward as one might think, it’s always freaking cloudy here!  So we are lucky it would… Read More

Who would have thought.  Second night in Iceland and we get treated to the Northern Lights.  What an experience.  They move and wander across the sky like celestial snakes.  We didn’t expect to see them on the Northeast coast so the 1am wandering was worth missing sleep for.

Wow.  I thought New Zealand owned raw natural beauty.  Move over.  Iceland is spectacular.  Awesome fiords, incredible waterfalls, alien like highlands, ruggered mountains, colours that change by the minute and a coastline that would make a Viking turn in his grave.  Wrap this up with some moody and very unpredictable weather and you end up with an island that takes your breath away. And we are only two days in.  Landed at… Read More

This place is beautiful.  Raw, dramatic, moody landscape.  I can’t imagine how hard life is here.  Especially in the winter!  It was totally worth the 4:30am start to see such an awesome part of the world.  We headed straight to the northern part of the second largest island, Eysturoy.  Through the early morning gloom the most wonderful landscape appeared.  The village of Gjogv was a our first stop on the northeast tip… Read More

It’s easy, a bottle of wine, a snifter of scotch (nectar from the lap of the Gods according to my grandmother), a highlighter and another printout of a map. We love Google, a lot.  Iceland; sorted. What could possibly go wrong? Collect the Defender from Nene Overland in the UK week of August 29, 2016 Depart Hirtshals Denmark 03 September, 2016 (car ferry). Arrive Seydisfjordur Iceland 06 September, 2016. Side trip for a week… Read More