1-day hiking trip around Ísafjörður, Iceland

Join Runar, an experienced mountain leader, on this magical hike around Ísafjörður. Explore one of the most beautiful parts of Iceland.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1/2 day

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     
    Join me for this dream like adventure through one of the most magical places on Earth,  Ísafjörður in Iceland.

    Ísafjörður has some of the most dazzling sceneries in the world. It is surrounded by mountains with a very unique and beautiful shape. Also, we’ll encounter countless mesmerizing glaciers that have shaped the land of this wonderful place.

    Some of the highlights of our trip will be the Seljalandsdalur and Hnífsdalur valleys. We will be surrounded by the most incredible views and the clearest skies.

    Moreover, the route we’ll take will be full with pleasing surprises. We’ll visit crystal clear, pristine lakes, with shades of colors that are simply hypnotizing. Then, we’ll admire mountains with carpets of almost fluorescent moss, which give them unique shades, iconic of the peaks in this region.

    Also, the colors of the trails and valleys brimming with flowers all around us, turn Ísafjörður into a true paradise. And, we’ll get the opportunity to spot many curious animals that call this place their home. One of the emblematic creatures of this region is the Golden Plover. But, we might just be able to hear it before we see it.

    We will hike valley to valley, discovering new wonderful spots and learning everything about this fantastic place. The groups are small, to ensure a more intimate encounter with nature and a more personalized attention.

    Additionally this trip is open for everyone. You don’t need any previous experience hiking. And I will take into careful consideration all your requests. So we’ll be setting the itinerary based on your desires and the group that is joining us.

    If you want to explore the beautiful Ísafjörður, don’t hesitate. Send me a request. It will be my absolute pleasure to guide you across this magnificent land.

    During the summer of 2019 there will be departures on monday, thursday and saturday. 

    But, if you are looking for a different type of adventure, I also guide this 6 day kayaking tour in the fjords of Iceland.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    16900 ISK

    Group of 2
    16900 ISK

    Group of 3
    16900 ISK

    Group of 4
    16900 ISK

    Group of 5
    16900 ISK

    Group of 6
    16900 ISK

    Group of 7
    16900 ISK

    Group of 8
    16900 ISK

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Price per person to join a group from 4 to 8 people.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    Borea Adventures office on Aðalstræti 17. https://www.boreaadventures.com/about_borea/location/

    Accommodation

    We can suggest different options for you.

    More info

    We have guaranteed departures every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Minimum age: 12 years. Departure: 13:00 PM. Be there half an hour before departure time. I recommend you bring: warm outdoor clothing (avoid cotton); waterproof jacket and pants; waterproof high-top hiking boots which ankle support; hat and gloves; sunglasses; sunscreen and after sun cream; a small backpack; a water bottle; and don't forget your camera!

     

    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

     

    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
     

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