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.
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 that find their inspiration in the unique wilderness that surrounds them. All our guides are local Icelanders and good friends that have designed each trip to operate in full harmony with nature.
Borea Adventures is run by Rúnar Karlsson and Nanný Arna Guðmundsdóttir. They are both born in Ísafjörður and living there. 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 thorough knowledge in backcountry skiing, sea kayaking, hiking and that have great respect for the natural environment. Borea is not just a business. It’s a lifestyle.
Here at Borea you can find a variety of day tours, including hikes, kayaking and skiing. Our guides are filled with experience and knowledge of the surrounding area, and a one day trip with them is bound to be an adventure, whether you take our boat to Hornstrandir for a hike, paddle around on a kayak or simply hike the mountains surrounding the town! Take a look at our variety of day tours on our webpage and don’t be afraid to send us an e-mail if you have any questions. MULTI-DAY
Borea Adventures offers a wide selection of great experiences in the wild nature of Westfjords. We’re the experts when it comes to hiking, skiing, sea kayaking, wildlife and other adventures in harmony with nature. Feel free to browse through our trips. We also love to customize various combinations that fit your taste. EXPEDITIONS
If you dream of sailing in the North-Atlantic, seeing unique sights and experiencing the raw nature of the Arctic Circle, these expeditions are just the thing for you. These exclusive trips have extremely limited availability, and are for that reason, among many others, in high demand. If you have any questions about these trips, or are interested in booking them, please send us an email BOAT SCHEDULE 2015
Borea Adventures offers daily boat service to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the summer months. Our Boat Bjarnarnes is a very seaworthy speed boat that takes 18 passengers. Click HERE to see photos of the boat. Below is the schedule and contact us if you need to charter the boat for groups or don’t find a boat ride that suits your itinerary. The table below indicates departure times from Ísafjörður. You should be ready at the shore for the ride back, about an hour after the boat departs Ísafjörður. But note that the boat might be at your location a bit later depending on bookings that day. So, don’t despair if the boat is not at your location 1,5-2 hours after it departs Ísafjörður. We will pick you up if you have a booking…! To book your boat, click on the destination on our webpage. BRÆÐRABORG CAFÉ
When you are traveling around the world, you need a place you may call your home. In our café Bræðraborg you can feel it, the homey, cozy atmosphere, where we offer freshly made delicacies throughout the day. As good hosts, we want to promote good and healthy nutrition to our guests. Dietary restrictions is not a problem as everything is done in our little kitchen. Our keywords are fair trade, fresh Icelandic products whenever possible, healthy food and of course good taste. CONTACT US
If you have any questions for us regarding our website, our trips, special needs or just travelling advice, don’t be afraid to contact us via phone or e-mail, and we’ll answer you the best we can!