Isafjordur

The Maritime Museum in Isafjordur, Iceland
The Maritime Museum in Isafjordur, Iceland
Isafjordur is the biggest town in the West Fjords with 3200 inhabitants and is the centre of commerce and public services for the whole region. The town has more than 1000 year history on its back and through the centuries it was a very important fish exporting town. The oldest buildings in Iceland , built by Danish merchants in the 17th century, are well preserved in the lowest part of town and and now host the Maritime Museum and a seafood restaurant.

"Lying hours from anywhere, over unpaved roads and mountain passes, Ísafjördur is like a tiny city, with almost everything you could need."
Alex Elliott, Atlantica Magazine.

The architecture of Isafjordur has been shaped with foreign influences through the decades and many restorerd houses can be found in all different shapes and sizes. A stroll through the old part is truly like walking through a museum.

"…charming, relaxed streets flanked be old three-story buildings with businesses on the first floor and apartments above…"
Paul.F. Nikolov, Grapevine Magazine.

Isafjordur has much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast. Good golf course, skiing area, hiking routes, kayak and bike rental, swimming pools, and various tours to different parts of the West Fjords.

It´s well worth to spend an extra day or two in Isafjordur and do some exploring on your own in this charming town in NW Iceland.

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I had an unforgettable experience. Great food, unbelievable snow and weather, and the best company.

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- Matt, USA...
"I will hold memories of this trip in my heart for a very, very long time. Your hospitality, knowledge, humour, conversation, generosity of spirit and of course - incredible food!"
- Claire, USA
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- Paul, Canada
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.