Faroe - The Cod Hunters' Trail

Dates & Availability

Embarkation Location
Lerwick, Shetland
Disembarkation Location
Lerwick, Shetland
Fully Booked
Start Date
Saturday, 17 August 2019
End Date
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Days Sailing
Days in Port
Est. Nautical Miles

Faroe is roughly a day and a half by sail from Shetland, so on this trip you will really be at sea, experiencing true offshore sailing - including the joy of landfall when you reach the superb archipelago.

You will spend 6 days exploring Faroe and its culture, ports, anchorages and harbours, and watching the spectacular cliffs pass by before turning for home and putting your new-found sailing skills to use on board

Adding special interest and traveling with you on this voyage is John Goodlad, the Author of the book “The Cod Hunters”, to bring alive the incredible story of the Shetlanders who fished for cod in the banks around Faroe. On the cruise, John will narrate the extraordinary stories of the people involved while visiting some of the locations of interest featured in the book.

The Swan is a sail training vessel, and as such you will take your turn on the helm, stand watch with the rest of your watch-mates, adjust sails and do safety checks, usually on a 4 hour on-8 hour off watch system. You will also help out with domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Everyone mucks in, from skipper to first-timer, and from the most to the least experienced. This will give you a strong sense of accomplishment and achievement – you are part of what makes your voyage happen, and your efforts will have a positive effect on the rest of the crew onboard.

Included in voyage

  • Full board every day as well as snacks. You will be well fed!
  • Life jacket and safety equipment.
  • There are basic waterproofs onboard, however you may feel more comfortable in your own wet weather gear.
  • Mattress covers are provided, bring with you a sleeping bag, pillow or alternative bedding.

For more information on 'The Cod Hunters', or to order your copy, please visit the Amazon Bookstore or Shetland Times Bookshop

We gratefully acknowledge proceeds from the sale of this book go towards The Swan Trust.


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