About Us

Borea is a fully licensed adventure guiding company based in Ísafjörður, the heart of the Westfjords of Iceland.

Borea is not just a business. It´s a lifestyle.

The founders of Borea have always recognized the great potential for adventure tourism surrounding their home, yet little was being done to encourage it. They wanted to let people enjoy their home environment in the same way they had done since they were young. 

Borea was created in 2006 and focuses on both short day trips for everyone and anyone, and exclusive expeditions to remote corners of the Arctic. 

The company is operated by sailors, climbers, skiers, and sea kayakers that find their inspiration in the unique wilderness that surrounds them.

All of our guides are knowledgeable and experienced with the local environment. Some are born here whereas some have chosen Ísafjörður as their home. Whether you’re hiking, cycling, or kayaking, know that each trip has been designed to operate in full harmony with nature.

Borea Adventures is run by Rúnar Karlsson and Nanný Arna Guðmundsdóttir. They were both born and raised in Ísafjörður. They have years of experience in all sorts of outdoor activities in Iceland and know the Westfjords like the back of their hand. The company only hires guides with a thorough knowledge of backcountry skiing, sea kayaking, hiking and a great respect for the natural environment.

Our Story

Our founding story. The wins wouldn’t feel as great without the challenges and the losses.

Meet the Borea family

Get to know us, we’re local and global

Our Philosophy

Respect nature, prioritise local resources, offer the best trips, cause no unnecessary harm, inspire people.

What we've been up to

A lot can happen out in the wild. Keep up to date regarding trips, conditions and more. 

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