The trips

Enjoying life. Hiking in Lonafjordur, West Fjords of Iceland
Enjoying life. Hiking in Lonafjordur, West Fjords of Iceland

 

From Spring to Fall we have your Westfjords experience covered, with a variety of excursions ranging from Ski Trips, and breathtaking views of the Northern Lights to sea kayaking, hiking, and an abundance of nature and wildlife in Hornstrandir.  Join us for trips camping in the wild, staying at our farmhouse in Kvíar or sailing around on the Aurora. Along with our existing itineraries we invite you to talk with us in helping you customize the perfect trip for your dream adventure.


WINTER/SPRING
 

From March to the end of May, Spring skiing is in full affect. We offer backcountry skiing trips in the Glacier Fjords, an exhilarating experience, skiing between fjords with the mountains to ourselves. The open range keeps us moving from mountain to mountain, rarely staying anchored in one spot for more than a night.  It’s an extraordinary experience made even better by the views, food, and atmosphere on board the Aurora and at the farmhouse in Kvíar with our top-notch guides and crew.

 
SUMMER

We offer an array of trips during the summer, taking you on adventures sailing, sea kayaking, hiking, and camping.  With our diverse selection of trips around the Westfjords, you can take in the sites from any angle.  Join our experienced guides on sea kayaking excursions, camping under the midnight sun.  Hike and learn about the nature and wildlife of Hornstrandir with a specialist in the field. Take a journey aboard the Aurora where you can do it all while experiencing the Westfjords at its fullest. All these exciting activities come together to form an experience of a lifetime.


HORNSTRANDIR NATURE RESERVE
 

With our expeditions in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve we set our sites high, offering experience and knowledge wherever we go.  With local highly experienced guides and nature specialists from the West Fjords Natural History Institute, we make sure nothing is missed. Taking in astonishing views of the millions of sea birds around two of the biggest bird cliffs in the North Atlantic. With keen eyes we help you find the best spots to photograph the nature and wildlife of Hornstrandir. Always keeping a look out for arctic foxes, seals lounging on the rocks or peeking up from the sea, and if we’re lucky, whales and rare sea eagles.

 
GREENLAND

Customized trips and expeditions can be provided to different areas in Iceland, East coast of Greenland and Jan Mayen. Ísafjörður is strategically well situated when thinking about expeditions to Greenland. We are 250 nm from both Kangerdlugssuaq fjord and Scoresby Sound and only 180 nm from the closest point on the Blosseville coast. Jan Mayen is 440 nm away. Drop us a line and tell us about your dream trip.

 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Whether you’re onboard the Aurora, at the farmhouse in Kvíar or camping, full accommodation and provisions (food and beverages - except alcohol) are provided for all skiing, kayaking, and hiking trips. We take pride in preparing nutritious and delicious meals from local ingredients, such as fresh seafood, lamb, salads and bread. There will also be plenty of fruits, yogurts etc. Wine and beer may be served with dinner and you may bring your own drinks to be consumed in moderation. This is only permissible when the anchor is down for the night or camp is set up and the day is completed on land. We cannot allow excessive drinking onboard or during trips. As these are expedition style trips not "cruises", guests are encouraged to help in food preparation, doing dishes etc. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know well in advance.

 

Please contact us by phone or email if you can't find exactly the trip schedule you are looking for. We are always interested in discussing different variations to itineraries and themes to creatively customize trips to fit the wishes of each group.

 

Be sure to check us out at Borea.is to see the many day trips we offer. The natural resources in the area allow for great adventures from hiking and kayaking for a couple hours to an entire day. We also offer daily trips to Hornstrandir Nature reserve via our ferryboat Bjarnarnes. Everything begins and ends at our base camp café Bræðraborg, please feel free to drop by or give us a call or email. We will gladly help you plan your next trip in the Westfjords

 

 

Booking


Taking in the view in Mikis Fjord, East Greenland
Taking in the view in Mikis Fjord, East Greenland

When you have found the trip that suits you, you can book it directly through the website. For all trips a confirmation fee of 25% of total fee is required to be paid on booking. The full fare is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. You can either pay through the website with your credit card or transfer directly through your bank. Please contact us for bank info.

If you have any questions please drop us an email. Remember that we are always ready to discuss other options for dates, activities and itineraries.


Participants are required to sign a booking form to confirm that they understand and have accepted Borea Adventures booking conditions. A copy of the booking form can be downloaded here. You'll be asked to confirm that you understand the booking conditions when booking online. Otherwise you'll need to sign the form upon arrival.


The Borea Adventures trips/voyages are of an adventurous nature and to relatively remote places in Iceland, Greenland and other areas. Borea Adventures makes the best effort to stick to the planned itinerary but participants must appreciate and acknowledge that the trip/voyage requires considerable flexibility. The company and captain of the vessel reserve the right to adjust the itinerary without notice for reasons beyond their control such as weather, ice-conditions or other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances. Once departed on the voyage the captain will have final say on all decisions affecting safety etc and this must be accepted by all participants.

Included in trip fare

 

  • Full use of the yacht with two crew including accommodation on board
  • All meals aboard and for hikes ashore
  • All fuel cost, port fees and local taxes
  • Use of foul weather sailing gear (jacket and pants), life-jacket and safety harness
  • Participation in all activities as described in itinerary
  • Transfer to and from Ísafjörður Airport

Not included

 

  • Travel to and from Ísafjörður, Iceland unless specifically mentioned in itinerary. Check out this information for tips on travel: How do I get to Isafjordur?
  • Food the first day until boarding the yacht in Ísafjörður
  • Use of the vessels radio communication equipment
  • Personal medical insurance (see note below)
  • Personal equipment as pr recommended list


Sailing and other outdoor activities in the trips can be dangerous and require an average level of fitness and good health. It is the participants responsibility to ensure that they obtain proper and detailed medical advice.

We keep the vessel fully insured against total loss, fire and collision damage and third party liability as per Icelandic rules and regulations. In case of a medical problem arising during the voyage, either onboard or on shore, which results in medical expense including but not limited to costs for evacuation with use of aircraft and repatriation, the responsibility for payment of these costs belongs solely to the respective guest. We require that the guests ensure that such eventualities are covered by travel insurance. If for any reason an incident is not covered by travel insurance, the responsibility still remains with the guest and we specifically decline any responsibility whatsoever. Be aware that a normal travel policy may not cover you for some geographical areas and there may be exclusions for what they describe as "hazardous sports," which may include sailing, climbing, skiing and diving (especially in remote areas). Unless this is clear with your own insurance company or with a policy you take out, we suggest you contact for instance www.ihi.dk which has worldwide cover and no exclusions for adventure activities.

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It´s a fantastic boat – super food – lots of fun – very professional

 

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- Ian, England
"You guys have a really special thing going here – and your love and respect for the mountains and nature is inspiring. Thanks especially for your hard work, great guiding and flexibility...."
- Brian, USA
"Many thanks for a great trip. Nice and cool guide, great local cook. Too short to discover your awesome country. Hope to be back soon for other adventures"
- Benoit, France
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.