1-day bike & kayak trip around Ísafjörður, Iceland

Join Runar, BCU 4-star kayaking certificated, for a full day of Icelandic adventure. Ride along the dramatic landscapes of Ísafjörður and paddle the shores under the towering mountains.




Trip Duration

1/2 day

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Not specified



    Witness the wildlife around the shores of the fjord, while touring the historic town along nice, easy trails. Explore Ísafjörður, from the side of mountaintops to the unique Icelandic forest.

    Kayaking beside the tall rugged rocks offers a fresh perspective to view Ísafjörður, a small fishing community dating back to the 16th century.

    On clear days across the waters, stunning views open up of the snowy mountains of the Snæfjallaströnd coast.

    A colony of seals is often seen sunbathing on the rocks, or out hunting for fish in the nearby waters. And keep an eye open for the numerous bird species that call this region home.

    With easy trails and water routes, this 1-day trip is excellent for families, or those new to kayaking and biking.

    Children aged 12 years old and above are admitted onto this trip, which lasts for approximately 7 hours.

    Book your Icelandic adventure now on this action-packed adventure. Bring the family and wander the ancient lands of Ísafjörður, bustling with mountaintops, crisp waters and beautiful wildlife.

    Are you looking for a longer journey? You can also check out this 6 day kayaking tour in the fjords of Icelandthat I guide too. Or what about a winter aventure? I guide this 6-days Speedboat-assisted skiing trip as well.

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    Price per person, per day

    Group of 1
    24900 ISK


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     There is a minimum number of 2 participants to operate the tour.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required

    Open to everyone

    Meeting point

    Mávagarður C close to the Eastern Harbour.


    About the Guide


    I hold a degree in geography and started my guiding career as a mountain biking and hiking guide in the summer for different adventure companies in Iceland. I also worked as a tourism consultant for few years but felt it was time to put my skills into practice and put up an adventure operation in cooperation with other good people.

    I was a boy scout when I was younger and learned to love the outdoors, especially the mountains. Skiing, ice & rock climbing and kayaking are my favorite sports and a part of his job. I have for years led mountaineering and avalanche SAR courses for the Icelandic Rescue Team Association.

    Among other things, I have scaled 6000 m peaks in Peru, done skiing and kayaking expeditions in Greenland, climbed in the Alps few times and done paragliding in the Pyrenees.

    I have finished WFR first aid training, hold a BCU 4 star kayaking certificate, have finished my marine CTCW training to be qualified as a professional crew member and Canadian Level I and Level II avalanche training.

    My great experience and expertise means that you're in safe hands.



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    What People are Saying about Borea Adventures


    We did not have Runar Karlsson as our guide. Instead we enjoyed the expertise of a young Icelandic woman who also serves as an Olympic Cross-Country coach for Icelandic youth. She guided us along the Hornstrandir coast towards one of the Arctic Fox habitats. Although no foxes were seen we learned much about the area, the fjord and its history. We also enjoyed a walk with her to a lovely waterfall behind the farmhouse.
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    Marla Wolkowicz
    Runar Karlsson was not our guide. We were surprised to discover, only on the day of our hike upon our arrival to your office, that he wasn’t. A disappointment, after we had received a detailed explanation from Runar describing his skills and CV days before. Perhaps it was a misunderstanding on our part, but we were under the impression we had booked this hike as a private venture for the four of us well in advance, since the date we requested was not part of the dates standardly offered. Therefore we thought we were going to benefit from Runar’s geologic expertise and personal attention during our hike. Instead, again we were surprised to discover another hiker was joining our group to whom our guide directed most of his attention and time. The two of them hiked well ahead of the rest of us for most of the hike. Also, we were offered little unsolicited geologic or local information from our guide, which was an important aspect of this hike and something we were all looking forward to learning. It was an exhilarating hike and the views were spectacular but it was not the experience we were led to believe it would be.
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    Marla Wolkowicz
    Runar wasn\'t our guide. I already sent a review to Boreas Adventures. We were disappointed with the hike. It was much shorter than we expected and less challenging than we expected. The guide wasn\'t very knowledgeable and we probably could have done the trip without him. The best part of the trip was on the boat when we saw 2 humpback whales.
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