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Adventure Day Trips in the Westfjords

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Sea Kayaking Sjókajakferðir

Hiking Gönguferðir

Mountaineering Saga Sailing Fjallgöngur Sögusiglingar

Mtn. Biking Hjólaferðir

Horse Riding Hestaferðir

Ferry Áætlunarferðir

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Borea is not just a business. It’s a lifestyle. Borea is a fully licensed adventure guiding company based in Ísafjörður in the heart of the Westfjords of Iceland. The founders of Borea have always recognized the great potential of 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 boys. Borea was created in 2006 and focuses on both short day trips for everyone and exclusive expeditions to remote corners in the Arctic. The company is operated by sailors, climbers, skiers, and sea kayakers who find their inspiration in the unique wilderness that surrounds them.

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Office and Basecamp Café

We are located in the center of Ísafjörður Þú finnur BOREA DAGSFERÐIR í kaffihúsinu Bræðraborg

Captivating Mountains, Untouched Wilderness and Pristine Waters Ísafjörður is the mecca for day trips in the Westfjords of Iceland. Our small and picturesque town nestled between rugged mountains offers unique opportunities for all sorts of outdoor pursuits. With the domestic airport only a few minutes away from our office, you can fly in and out on the same day and still manage to have an exciting adventure! Our day trips vary in length, some are 3 hours and others can be up to 13 hours. Each trip varies in difficulty and there is something to suit everyone’s interest and capabilities.

The Guides Our local guides have extensive experience in outdoor travel. We have great passion and respect for nature and look forward to sharing it with you. Safety is of the utmost importance to our guides, guaranteeing you a memorable adventure. They are true adventurers at heart and would love to show you the best that Iceland has to offer.

Homemade Organic Lunches - Included! Throughout the years we´ve recognized the importance of eating a healthy homemade snack during our expeditions. Eating delicious food full of natural energy ingredients gives us the power and drive we need to keep us strong, alert and happy throughout our adventures. Contains no meat. Please let us know if you have any food allergies so we can accommodate your needs.

Logistics We will provide you with almost everything needed to have a safe adventure. However, for each trip there are some things you need to bring. Please read the details of your booked trip and make sure you have everything you need for a great day. Also note, our trips are subject to weather conditions and Borea Day Tours reserves the right to change any trip if we feel your safety is compromised. Sea kayaking, hiking and related activities carry inherent risks and each guest will be requested by Borea Day Tours to acknowledge assumptions of risk prior to all excursions.

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Early in the spring of 2012 we opened a coffee house. To stay on track with our philosophy, we “recycled” the old name of the house (that most locals had forgotten about) and used the name Bræðraborg, adding “Café” in the end. The name loosely translates to “Brother’s House” and stuck to the building after two brothers opened up a watchmaker’s shop and a chandlery there in 1907. Bræðraborg Café is a haven for travelers organizing their adventures in a cozy atmosphere. We serve freshly baked bread and cakes, delicious coffee with an emphasis on organic and fair trade products. During lunchtime we always serve at least two different meals, fit for vegetarians and meat lovers. We also serve nice wine and Icelandic beer during the day and in the evenings.

Welcome to Bræðraborg Café!

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Calm Water Kayaking

Paddling among Ísafjörður’s surrounding mountains Sjókajak á Pollinum milli fjalla blárra Ísafjörður has earned its reputation as the sea kayaking center of Iceland. The fjords and bays that are close by, yet somehow still remote, offer endless possibilities for kayaking. This trip is perfect for those looking for an exciting introduction to the great sport of sea kayaking.

Trip difficulty:

Paddling just beneath the magnificent mountains that tower over our small town, the traveler experiences the closeness of nature and the beauty of the landscape from a truly exciting, yet safe perspective. We begin with a short lesson in paddling and enter the water behind the Maritime Museum. We then paddle a wide circle inside the fjord while keeping a sharp lookout for various bird species and seals.

Departures*:

Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing i.e. fleece sweater and pants. No knowledge of the sport required.

2 out of 5 - Easy Season: All year. Everyday at 9:30 AM from our office in Ísafjörður.

Minimum: 2 persons.

Duration: 2.5 hours.

Price: 7.990 ISK per person.

Included: Kayaking gear and guide.

Age limit: 12 years

Kajakíþróttin hefur undanfarin ár rutt sér til rúms svo um munar. Marga dreymir um að prófa stutta siglingu og hér gefst tækifærið til þess. Hvernig væri því að skella sér í tveggja tíma ferð í fallegu umhverfi milli brattra fjallshlíða á Pollinum í Skutulsfirði?

* Custom departures and private trips can be arranged. Call us for details.

Fátt er betra til að komast í snertingu við náttúruna og fuglalífið en kajakróður, enda eru kajakar hljóðlát fley og lipur. Búnaður: Klæðnaður eftir veðri og mælt er með að vera í fötum sem þola smá bleytu.

Sea Kayaking Sjókajak 5


Hot Pots and Kayaking with Seals Seals, islands and geothermal pools in Reykjanes Á sjókajak meðal sela í Reykjanesi og sund Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 - Moderate Season: 15. May - 15. Sept.

Departures*: Mon, Wed, and Fri at 9:00 AM from our office in Ísafjörður.

Minimum: 4 persons.

Duration: 8 hours.

Price: 15.990 ISK per person.

Included: Transportation, delicious lunch, entrance to the swimming pool, kayaking gear and guide.

Age limit: 12 years. * Custom departures and private trips can be arranged. Call us for details.

Sea Kayaking Sjókajak 6

Reykjanes peninsula is located in Ísafjarðardjúp Bay. It is a favo­ rite spot among many Icelandic sea kayakers and it becomes obvious why once you experience the area. The waters around Reykjanes are often calm and many seals can be spotted on both sides of the peninsula. Reykjanes is also home to the Westfjords’ largest outdoor geothermal swimming pool. The drive to Reykjanes is 1.5 hours from Ísafjörður. Once we arrive we will head out to sea for a relaxed paddle along the coast to observe the seals and birds in their natural habitat. In the distance you will see the majestic Drangajökull glacier. If the waters are calm, we might even paddle to Borgarey Island. After a 3-4 hour paddle we will return to the Reykjanes Hotel to soak in the geothermal swimming pool before driving back home to Ísafjörður.

Bring with you: Wear warm clothing and bring a spare set just in case. Don’t forget your swimwear and towel. Reykjanes í Ísafjarðardjúpi er uppáhaldsstaður margra íslenskra kajakræðara. Ástæðan liggur í augum uppi um leið og komið er á staðinn. Sjórinn í kringum Reykjanes er oftast lygn og selir sóla sig víða á skerjum í nágrenninu. Gamla útisundlaugin, sú stærsta á öllum Vestfjörðum, er frábær æfingalaug með Drangajökul og Snæfjallaströnd í baksýn. Búnaður: Mælt er með að vera í hlýjum nærfatnaði eða flísfatnaði innanundir kajakgallanum. Komdu með aukafatnað til öryggis. Ekki gleyma sundfatnaði og handklæði.


Two Fjords Discovery

Paddle Around the Beautiful Folafótur Peninsula Fallegur dagsróður kringum Folafót The tour starts with a 40 min car drive from Ísafjörður to the head of Seyðisfjörður. After a short introduction and safety briefing, we will prepare the kayaks and head out on the calm waters along the coast. At the end of the peninsula, we make a landing on the sandy beach to see the unusual rock formations caused by erosion as well as visiting the abandoned farm houses. We will keep a good lookout for seals and whales on the way as this is a place where they are often seen. If the weather is particularly good and the group is prepared, we can paddle the short distance from Folafótur to Vigur Island to enjoy the great bird life and relaxed atmosphere. Paddling along the coast of Hestfjörður is our next mission and we make landfall by the main road. Drive back to Ísafjörður.

Bring with you:

Trip difficulty: 4 out of 5 - Demanding Season: 15. May - 15. Sept.

Departures*: Sun, Tue, Thu, and Sat. at 9:00 AM from our office in Ísafjörður.

Minimum: 4 persons.

Duration: 8 hours.

Price: 14.990 ISK per person.

Warm outdoor clothing i.e. fleece sweater and pants and change of clothing. Participants need to be in good physical shape or have some paddling experience.

Included:

Ísafjarðardúp hentar einstaklega vel til kajaksiglinga fyrir bæði byrjendur eða lengra komna kajakræðara. Einstök fegurð Djúpsins er vel þekkt af heimamönnum en ókunn umheiminum. Strandlengja Snæfjallastrandarinnar minnir virkilega á nálægð norðurheim­ skautsbaugs með snæviþöktum hlíðum og fimmti stærsti jökull Íslands gnæfir yfir landslagið. Folafótur er nes milli Seyðisfjarðar og Hestfjarðar og er fallegur staður til að róa um meðan notið er ótrúlegs dýralífs og strandlengjunnar frá einstökum sjónarhóli.

Age limit:

Búnaður: Mælt er með að vera í hlýjum nærfatnaði eða flísfatnaði innanundir kajakgallanum. Hafið með aukafatnað til öryggis.

All kayaking gear, car transport, delicious lunch and guide. 14 years * Custom departures and private trips can be arranged. Call us for details.

Sea Kayaking Sjókajak 7


Valley to Valley

Relatively easy walk with a spectacular view Dalahopp frá Hnífsdal til Seljalandsdals Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 – Easy Season: 15. May - 15. Sept.

Departures*: Mon and Sat at 13:00 PM from our office in Ísafjörður.

Minimum: 2 persons.

Duration: 5 hours.

Price: 9.990 ISK per person.

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The mountains and valleys around Ísafjörður offer the enthusiastic walker some great opportunities for daytrips in the unspoiled nature. The view over the picturesque town and the sheer mountains either side are spectacular and take on a different shape with every step of the way. The trip will begin with a short bus ride to the small village of Hnífsdalur. From the quaint town we begin our walk into the vast green valley beyond the village. Following an old road up the valley, steep and majestic mountainsides surround us. The ascent to Þjófatindar Peaks is an easy climb to a mountain pass that offers a spectacular view of Ísafjörður. After breaking for refreshments, we will continue down into Seljalandsdalur Valley while passing small mountain lakes and patches of fluorescent moss.

Transportation, delicious lunch and guide.

Bring with you:

Age limit:

Please note that there might be some snow on the route until mid-June.

12 years.

* Custom departures and private trips can be arranged. Call us for details.

Hiking Fjallganga 8

Day backpack, water bottle, sufficient clothing and hiking boots. Ferðin hefst með stuttri rútuferð til Hnífsdals. Þaðan hefjum við gönguna inn víðan og grænan dalinn bak við þorpið, þar sem við fylgjum gömlum vegi með brött fjöllin sitthvoru megin við okkur þar til við komum að Þjófatindum. Milli tindanna er auðveld ganga upp að fjallsskarðinu þar sem er frábært útsýni yfir Ísafjörð. Eftir að hafa fengið okkur hressingu, göngum við niður og höldum í átt að Seljalandsdal. Frá gönguskíðasvæðinu göngum við eftir veginum til Ísafjarðar. Búnaður: Dagspoki, vatnsflaska, góður fatnaður eftir veðri og gönguskór.


A Day in Hesteyri

NEW: Explore Hesteyri Village on Your Own Dagsferð á eigin vegum til Hesteyrar At Hesteyri there is a cluster of houses, the remains of the old village where people lived until the 1950s.

Trip difficulty:

This is the perfect gateway into the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and has many great options for short day-hikes and walks such as: heading to the ruins of the old whaling station further into the fjord; trekking along the sandy beach and over the hill to the abandoned farmstead of Slétta and even further towards Aðalvík bay in the north or follow the old trail above Hesteyri towards Látrar in Aðalvík.

1 out of 5 - Easy

Here is varied bird-life and always a chance to see the Arctic Fox..! Arrival back in Bolungarvík around 20:30.

Season: 1. June - 31. Aug.

Departures*: Sun, Tue, Wed and Fri at 7:30 AM from the harbour in Bolungarvík.

Minimum: 4 persons.

Duration: 13 hours.

Bring with you:

Price:

Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, day backpack, water bottle, hiking boots and of course your camera!

Included:

Á Hesteyri er gömul húsaþyrping sem er vel við haldið og minna þau öll á þorpið sem stóð í blóma fram á miðja síðustu öld. Það má segja að Hesteyri sé anddyri Hornstrandafriðlandsins en margar gönguleiðir liggja þaðan. Auðvelt er að ganga inn að rústum norsku hvalstöðvarinnar á Stekkeyri eða ganga meðfram fallegri sandströndinni að eyðibýlinu Sléttu. Eins er hægt að halda á upp á Sléttuheiði og njóta útsýnisins yfir Ísafjarðardjúp og Aðalvík í norðri. Í Jökulfjörðum er fjölbreytt fuglalíf og góðar líkur eru á að sjá refi skjótast milli steina í leit að æti. Búnaður: Dagspoki, vatnsflaska, góður fatnaður eftir veðri og gönguskór. Ekki gleyma myndavélinni!

11.990 ISK per person. Boat-ride, delicious packed lunch and coffee and snacks at the local coffee shop; an info booklet about the area and suggested hikes.

Age limit: No limit.

Hiking Gönguferð 9


A Day in Grunnavík

NEW: Explore the history and nature on your own Náttúra og saga á eigin vegum Trip difficulty:

Sun, Tue, Wed and Fri at 7:30 AM from the harbour in Bolungarvík.

In Grunnavík there are a few houses where people lived until the 1960s. There is also a small church at Staður. Around Grunnavík there are many great options for day-hikes and walks such as: following the old road/trail over Staðarheiði to the abandoned farms at Höfðaströnd and all the way to Leirufjörður to get a view of the Drangajökull ice-cap. Or follow the old postal route from Grunnavík up to the great headland of Vébjarnarnúpur with a view of Snæfjallaströnd and Ísafjarðardjúp to the south and the glacier fjords (Jökulfirðir) to the north.

Minimum:

Arrival back in Bolungarvík around 20:30.

1 out of 5 - Easy Season: 1. June - 31. Aug.

Departures:

4 persons.

Duration: 13 hours.

Price: 11.990 ISK per person.

Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, day backpack, water bottle, hiking boots and of course your camera!

Included: Boat-ride, delicious packed lunch and coffee and snacks at the local coffee shop; an info booklet about the area and suggested hikes.

Age limit: No limit.

Hiking Gönguferð 10

Í Grunnavík eru nokkur hús en þar bjó fólk þar til snemma á 7. áratug síðustu aldar. Það eru margir skemmtilegir möguleikar á gönguferðum í kringum Grunnavík. Hægt er að ganga fram að kirkjunni að Stað og þaðan yfir að eyðibýlunum á Höfðaströnd eftir gömlum vegaslóða. Þaðan er útsýni gott yfir Drangajökul og Leirufjörð. Eins er auðvelt að ganga á Vébjarnarnúp með því að fylgja gömlu póstleiðinni sem liggur yfir á Snæfjallaströnd. Búnaður: Dagspoki, vatnsflaska, góður fatnaður eftir veðri og gönguskór. Ekki gleyma myndavélinni!


Jökulfirðir Panorama

NEW: Hiking in the pristine wilderness of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve Frábær dagsferð á fáförnum slóðum í Hornstrandafriðlandi The group will be dropped off at the old farm of Karls­staðir at the head of beautiful Veiðileysufjörður Fjord. Then a gentle hike takes us up the valley floor, where there are no trails or other signs of human presence. This is Hornstrandir Nature Reserve where nature rules un-challenged. We´ll reach an elevation of around 650 meters and enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding fjords. We´ll stop for a well-earned lunch of home-made delicacies along the way. In the afternoon we´ll find our way down Kvíardalur Valley and to the abandoned farm of Kvíar.

Trip difficulty:

Here we´ll stop and cook a good dinner and enjoy a peaceful meal while waiting for the ferry to pick us up again around 19:30. Arrival back in Bolungarvík around 20:30.

4 persons.

Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, day backpack, water bottle and hiking boots.

3 out of 5 - Moderate Season: 1. June - 31. Aug.

Departures: Tue and Fri at 7:30 AM from the harbour in Bolungarvík.

Minimum: Duration: 13 hours.

Price: 29.990 ISK per person.

Included: Boat tour, guide, delicious lunch, and dinner.

Age limit: 12 years. Komið í land við eyðibýlið Karlsstaði í Veiðileysufirði og gengið upp Karlsstaðadal þar til útsýni opnast niður í Lónafjörð, sem margir kalla fegursta fjörð á Íslandi. Þar verður snætt dýrindis hádegisnesti á fögrum fjallstoppi. Síðan verður gengið niður Kvíadal og að eyðibýlinu Kvíum í Jökulfjörðum þar sem göngunni lýkur. Eldaður verður kvöldmatur og borðað í gamla eldhúsinu. Báturinn kemur um klukkan 19:30 og komið til Bolungarvíkur um klukkan 20:30. Búnaður: Dagspoki, vatnsflaska, góður fatnaður eftir veðri og gönguskór.

Hiking Fjallganga 11


Kaldbakur Mountain

Summit the highest mountain in the Westfjords Toppaðu hæsta fjall Vestfjarða Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5 - Moderate Season: 1. June - 15. Sept.

Departures*: Wed and Fri at 8:30 AM from our office in Ísafjörður.

Minimum: 4 persons.

Duration: 7 hours.

Price: 14.990 ISK per person.

Included: Transportation, guide and delicious lunch.

Most of the mountains in the Westfjords have flat tops, a sign of glacial erosion from the last Ice Age. In addition to these trademark features, the classical peak can also be found. Most of these peaked mountains are concentrated on the peninsula between the large fjords of Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður. This area is called the Westfjords Alps because of the resemblance to its European big brother. At 998 meters, the highest peak is Mt. Kaldbakur or Cold Back Mountain. Daring hikers can reach 1000 meters of elevation if they balance atop the cairn! On a clear day, you can see Snæfellsjökull glacier in the South. Our descent follows the same path down and the return drive to Ísafjörður is a serene end to this captivating trip.

Bring with you: Day backpack, water bottle, sufficient clothing and hiking boots.

Age limit: 14 years * Custom departures and private trips can be arranged. Call us for details.

Hiking Fjallganga 12

Vestfirðirnir einkennast af mörgum fjöllum en ekkert þeirra er sérstaklega hátt. Flest þeirra eru flöt að ofan sem er merki um jökulrof síðustu ísaldar. Þó er hægt að finna sanna tinda og eru flestir þeirra staðsettir á skaganum milli Dýrafjarðar og Arnafjarðar. Svæðið er oft kallað Vestfirsku alpanir vegna þess hve þeir minna á evrópsku Alpana. Hæsti tindurinn er Kaldbakur 998 metrar (hann nær 1000 metrum ef þú stendur ofan á vörðunni!). Gönguleiðin á Kaldbak er ekki flókin eða erfið og er ágætur stígur þegar nær dregur toppi fjallsins. Búnaður: Dagspoki, vatnsflaska, góður fatnaður eftir veðri og gönguskór.


Via Ferrata

NEW: The only one in Iceland! Í fyrsta sinn á Íslandi! Via Ferrata is Italian for “Iron Road” and is known as a mountain route equipped with fixed cables, ladders, and bridges. The first Via Ferratas were built in the Dolomite mountain region of Italy during the First World War to aid the movement of mountain infantry. Using these man-made structures has become very popular among locals and visitors in the Alps and now we offer an opportunity to try an Icelandic version above the town of Ísafjörður! Ascending to a narrow mountain ridge that leads to the top of Mt. Eyrarfjall, we follow the edge of the mountaintop at a height of 700 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view over the surrounding fjords and bays. Support ropes and cables are set up at critical points. We also use climbing harnesses and belaying slings for safety. We end the trip by descending the gentle slopes above the ski area in Seljalandsdalur.

Bring with you: Day backpack, water bottle, sufficient clothing and hiking boots. Via Ferrata er ítalska fyrir „járnvegurinn“ og er fjallaleið sem er búin áföstum vírum, stigum og brúm. Fyrstu Via Ferrata leiðirnar voru gerðar í Dolomíta fjöllunum á Ítalíu í fyrri heimstyrjöldinni, til að aðstoða flutning landgönguliða með öruggum hætti yfir erfið fjöll. Þessi mannvirki hafa síðar verið endurbætt og orðið mjög vinsæl í Ölpunum, bæði af heimamönnum og gestum. Núna er tækifæri til að reyna íslenska útgáfu af þessu skemmtilega fyrirbæri fyrir ofan Ísafjörð. Búnaður: Dagspoki, vatnsflaska, góður fatnaður eftir veðri og gönguskór.

Trip difficulty: 4 out of 5 – Challenging Season: 1. June - 15. Sept.

Departures*: Tue, Thu and Sun at 13:00 PM from our office in Ísafjörður.

Minimum: 4 person.

Duration: 6 hours.

Price: 12.990 ISK per person.

Included: Transportation, climbing gear, delicious lunch and guide,

Age limit: 14 years * Custom departures and private trips can be arranged. Call us for details.

Mountaineering Fjallganga 13


Evening Saga Cruise

NEW: Enjoy easy sailing on an old wooden fishing boat Róleg sigling á gömlum eikarbáti Trip difficulty: 1 out of 5 – Easy Season: 15. June - 15. Aug.

Departures*: Mon, Wed and Fri at 20:00 PM from our office in Ísafjörður.

Minimum: 4 Persons (adults).

Duration:

It’s great to enjoy the scenery from the water by taking a short cruise on Gunnar Sigurðsson and get first hand experience on what it was like to be a fisherman in the North Atlantic. This trip takes us on a short cruise in the local waters of Ísafjörður, enjoying the evening sun on the deck. The route is dependant on the weather and lasts about one hour. The refreshments come straight from the kitchen of Bræðraborg and are made from the finest ingredients from the area. Gunnar Sigurðsson is a wooden boat built in 1974 as a shrimp fishing boat. Gunnar is now owned by the Westfjords Maritime Museum.

1 hour.

Bring with you:

Price:

Warm and windproof clothing (dress according to weather).

3990 ISK per person. Free for under 12 years.

Age limit: No limit. * Custom departures and private trips can be arranged. Call us for details.

Sigling um Pollinn á Gunnari Sigurðssyni þar sem boðið verður upp á létta kvöldhressingu. Þetta er kjörin leið til að upplifa hvernig það er að sigla á gömlu íslensku tréskipi og njóta góðra veitinga.

Saga Sailing Sögusigling 14

Siglingin er um klukkutími og ræðst það af veðri hvert siglt verður. Kvöldkaffið kemur beint úr eldhúsi Bræðraborgar og munu stelpurnar þar sjá til þess að á boðstólnum verði eðal hráefni úr héraðinu. Búnaður: Góður fatnaður eftir veðri.


Vintage Fishing

NEW: Be a fisherman for at least one morning! Upplifðu líf sjómannsins um stund Come fishing on board the beautiful wooden boat Gunnar Sigurðsson. On this trip you can experience old fashioned fishing using the method of jigging or “skak” in Icelandic. We start by sailing out the fjord of Ísafjörður and it depends on the mood of the captain where we try our luck with catching some cod or haddock. The best spots are usually under the Óshlíð mountain. If you like, you can keep the fish you catch.

Trip difficulty: 1 out of 5 – Easy Season: 15. June - 15. Aug.

Departures*:

Bring with you:

Mon, Wed and Fri at 09:00 AM from our office in Ísafjorður.

Warm and windproof clothing (dress according to weather).

Minimum: 4 Persons (adults).

Duration: 3 hours.

Price: 8990 ISK per person. Free for under 12 years.

Age limit: No limit. * Custom departures and private trips can be arranged. Call us for details.

Í þessari ferð geta gestir upplifað hvernig veiðar fóru fram um borð í Gunnari Sigurðssyni á árum áður. Um borð eru bæði handfærarúllur sem og sjóstangir og því gefst öllum tækifæri á því að prufa. Siglt er frá Ísafirði og fer það eftir skapi skipstjórans hvar reynt verður að renna fyrir þeim gula! Farþegum stendur til boða að eiga aflann sinn eftir ferðina. Búnaður: Góður fatnaður eftir veðri.

Saga Sailing Sögusigling 15


Westfjords On Wheels

NEW: Mountain bike the Dream Road! Fjallahjólaferð um Svalvogahringinn Trip difficulty: 4 out of 5 – Challenging Season: 1. June - 15. Sept.

Departures*: Mon and Sat at 8:30 AM from our office in Ísafjörður.

Minimum: 4 persons.

Duration: 9 hours.

Price: 19.990 ISK per person.

Included: Transportation, high-end mountainbike, helmet, delicious lunch and guide.

The mountainous region close to Þingeyri displays the perfect setting for mountain biking. The Westfjords have a long reputation for being remote and having rugged roads. The roads are surrounded by beautiful scenery and are perfect trails for adventurous mountain biking. The old roads, sheep, and horse trails will lead you to abandoned farms and lost memories. For most of the trip we will follow an old road that was carved out of the mountainside by one man and his bulldozer. It is known by locals as the “dream road” and offers a unique experience. You will bike at your own pace, take pictures of the breathtaking backdrops, and have a picnic in an old lava field next to an abandoned farm. The ride down to Kirkjubólsdalur valley is incredibly exciting and an awesome conclusion to the trip.

Bring with you: Day backpack, water bottle, sufficient clothes depending on the weather and light shoes.

Age limit: 16 years * Custom departures and private trips can be arranged. Call us for details.

Mountain biking Hjólaferðir 16

Fjallgarðurinn milli Dýrafjarðar og Arnarfjarðar er mikið ævintýraland hvort sem er gangandi eða hjólandi. Í þessari fjallahjólaferð munum við hjóla Svalvogahringinn sem Elís Kjaran lagði einsamall um brattar hlíðarnar á ýtunni sinni. Ný sýn bíður við hvert horn alla leiðina. Fagrar sandstrendur, eyðibýli, fuglalíf og brattar fjallshlíðar mæta bláu hafinu. Ferðin endar á stórkostlegri hjólreið niður Kirkjubólsdalinn. Búnaður: Dagspoki, vatnsflaska, góður fatnaður eftir veðri og gönguskór.


Sandá River Riding

NEW: Easy horse-riding in the wild landscape of the Westfjords Auðveld hestaferð um fagra náttúru Vestfjarða The Sandar Valley is nestled among the tallest and most majestic mountains of the Westfjords. This countryside offers an exclusive riding experience through a tranquil and picturesque landscape. Before embarking on our journey we give you time to become acquainted with your new Icelandic companion. Once saddled up, we will explore the valley by crossing the waters of the Sandá river and strolling through the lush green meadows. Throughout the journey we will stop to allow the horses to graze while taking in the landscape that surrounds us. We will continue on along the river’s edge until we encounter the sea. Before returning to the stables, we will guide you along the pristine and unique blacksand beaches of the Westfjords.

Bring with you: Sturdy shoes, warm and windproof clothing (dress according to weather).

Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 – Easy Season: 1. June - 31. Aug.

Departures: Everyday at 10:00 AM. On Request. Departure from Þingeyri.

Minimum: 2 persons.

Duration: 2.5 hours.

Price: 8.500 ISK per person.

Included: Guide, horse, helmets, saddles.

Age limit: 12 years. Skemmtileg hestaferð fyrir byrjendur jafnt sem lengra komna í Dýrafirði. Áður en haldið er af stað, færðu tækifæri til að kynnast ferðafélaganum og læra réttu handtökin. Þegar á bak er komið, munum við kanna næsta nágrenni Sanda, ríða yfir ár og gegnum holt og hæðir. Við leyfum hestum og mönnum að hvíla sig í fagri lautu meðan við virðum fyrir okkur fagurt umhverfið. Ferðin endar á stuttum spretti eftir svartri sandströndu Dýrafjarðar. Búnaður: Góðir skór og góður fatnaður eftir veðri.

Horse Riding Hestaferð 17


Riding Through Sagas

NEW: Come and experience the life of the Icelandic outlaw! Uppgötvaðu söguslóðir Gísla Súrssonar á hestbaki Trip difficulty:

Included:

This guided journey will follow the path depicted in one of the most classical Icelandic Sagas. The pristine valley of Haukadalur is where Gísli Súrsson, the infamous Icelandic outlaw resided and where this magical tour takes us. The trail to Haukadalur begins at the Sandá River and continues to the shores where the fairytale landscapes of the moss covered banks, black sands and ancient rock structures are discovered. We will take a short break to enjoy and experience the scenes from Gisli’s Saga and bask in the view of Westfjord’s highest mountain, Kaldbakur. On the return trip, we will explore the pristine valley of Meðaldalur and the golf course of Þingeyri. Continuing into Kirkjuból valley we pass the old farm of Mula and Bakki which are situated beneath the summit of Bakkahorn. This stop illustrates the vast beauty of the valley’s wide open landscapes. We return to the stables via trails that meander through the lowlands of the Sandá River. Come and experience the life of the Icelandic outlaw!

Guide, horse, helmets, saddles.

Bring with you:

3 out of 5 – Moderate Season: 1. June - 31. Aug.

Departures: Everyday at 10:00 AM. On Request. Departure from Þingeyri.

Minimum: 4 persons

Duration: 4 hours.

Price: 15.900 ISK per person.

Age limit: 12 years.

Sturdy shoes, warm and windproof clothing (dress according to weather). Gísli Súrsson bjó um tíma í Haukadal og í þessari ferð munum við fara á hestbaki um slóðir einnar vinsælustu sögu miðalda. Ferðin byrjar við Sandá þar sem við ríðum um sandstrendur og framhjá klettaborgum með útsýni yfir Kaldbak hæsta fjall Vestfjarða. Ferðinni er haldið áfram inn Kirkjubólsdal undir fjallinu Bakkahorni. Við endum ferðina með því að ríða láglendið heim að hesthúsunum.

Horse Riding Hestaferð 18

Búnaður: Góðir skór og góður fatnaður eftir veðri.


Day Tour Schedule NAME OF TRIP NAFN FERÐAR

Sun. Sun.

Mon. Mán.

Tue. Þri.

Wed. Mið.

Thu. Fim.

Fri. Fös.

Sat. Lau.

Calm Water Kayaking

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

Hot Pots & Kayaking with Seals Two Fjords Discovery

09:00

09:00

Valley to Valley

09:00

09:00

09:00

09:00

13:00

A Day in Hesteyri

07:30

07:30

07:30

07:30

A Day in Grunnavík

07:30

07:30

07:30

07:30

07:30

07:30

Jökulfirðir Panorama

Kaldbakur Mountain Via Ferrata

13:00

08:30

13:00

09:00 13:00

08:30

13:00

Evening Saga Cruise

20:00

20:00

20:00

Vintage Fishing

09:00

09:00

09:00

Westfjords on Wheels

08:30

08:30

Sandá River Ride On Request

10:00

10:00

10:00

10:00

10:00

10:00

10:00

Riding Through the Sagas 10:00 On Request

10:00

10:00

10:00

10:00

10:00

10:00

Tue. Þri.

Wed. Mið.

Thu. Fim.

Fri. Fös.

Sat. Lau.

Bjarnarnes Boat Schedule DESTINATION ÁFANGASTAÐUR Frá / From Bolungarvík

Sun. Sun.

Mon. Mán.

Grunnavík

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

Slétta

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

Hesteyri

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

Veiðileysufjörður

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

Lónafjörður

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

Hrafnfjörður

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

Höfði

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

07:30 18:00

Aðalvík

15:00

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Basecamp Café Book your trip or just enjoy great food and wine.

Sun. - Thu. from 08:00-22:00 Fri. - Sat. from 08:00-01:00

Get a Combo!

Book 2 trips and get a 25% discount! If you plan to stick around in Ísafjörður for a few days, come and experience more of what we have to offer. The discount is valid for the cheaper option in the combo of your choice.

Hornstrandir - Jökulfirðir Daily departures from Bolungarvík on our speed boat Bjarnarnes

Booking Just book online, drop by at our Basecamp Café Bræðraborg or give us a call!

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You can also contact our partner or visit their booking center since we might be out with our guests having fun. Arctic Adventures | Laugavegur 11, Reykjavík | 562 7000 | info@adventures.is

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