Haukur Sigur­sson

Speed Sailing and Powder Skiing

Last week has been quite eventful here at Borea Adventures.  After having prayed for more snow all winter, finally it arrived.  A month after the official 'first day of summer' winter decided it wasn't time to leave yet.  As a result, our last group of sailing-skiing guests, instead of getting a week of sunny spring skiing they got a real winter kind of trip with high winds and all sorts of snow!  Being based on a sailboat has the advantages of being flexible, being able to move around and make new plans if the others don't work.  After two days in bad weather and not expecting any improvement in the weather we decided to make a plan-B and head back to Isafjordur.  On the way from the Glacier Fjords to town we got great sailing with strong wind in our back, reaching speed of up to 16 nautical miles!  The remaining days we spent around Isafjordur exploring the local mountains and, last but not least, the hot pools around.  The weather continued the 'adventurous kind' throughout the trip and we got great powder snow, the best powder we've got the whole year!

Still one more trip to go and looks like the weather is improving...and fresh snow....

Humback in Isafjardardjup
On our way over to the Glacier Fjords we passed the summer's first cruise ship that was coming to town.  This happy humpback decided to say hello.

Late winter
Group preparing to go out and play in the snow!

Group in search for powder!
Skinning up Seljalandsdalur.  Þjófatindar peaks in the back.

Captain Powder
Captain Siggi crushing some powder turns.

...and Runar also.



Captain Siggi
One more tele turn from the good old captain....

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Welcome to the website for Borea Adventures, Iceland, your number one stop for Arctic adventures in high latitudes. We provide great adventures and expeditions in Iceland, Greenland, East Greenland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard (Spitzbergen), mainly using our spacious yacht, the Aurora. Our philosophy is to make our trips as silent as possible where we minimize the use of motorized power and encourage physical activities, whether sea kayaking, climbing, sailing, walking and hiking, wildlife, ski touring and backcountry skiing for beginners, experts and people of all ages. The North Atlantic is our playground and we offer scheduled trips for individuals and groups as well as customized itineraries and charter for groups. We travel in harmony with the wildlife of the area: Arctic Foxes, Birds, Seals, Whales and Polar Bears. Aurora is a sturdy expedition yacht and was raced four times around the globe as part of the Clipper Round the World yacht race under the ownership of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. She gives us a great opportunity to provide Arctic adventures in areas that are hard to reach otherwise. We call her our floating basecamp. Our name is derived from Greek mythology where Boreas was the god of the north wind. Aurora on the other hand was the Roman rosy-fingered goddess of dawn. Aurora Borealis is a name for the Northern lights which are common in our area. As we humans have proven through the decades, names can be hard to remember. Especially if a bit of alcohol gets passed around the galley too many times! You might spell our name Boreal Adventures, Borial Adventures, Borea Adventrues and Borealis Adventures. Thank you for visiting Borea Adventures.