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2-day hike in Hornvík bay, Iceland

Runar, an experienced mountain leader, will take you on this amazing hike to the heart of the Hornstrandir reserve in the Hornvík bay in Iceland. Don’t miss the chance and discover this wonderful place!

Duration2 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


Iceland is a beautiful country with some of the most pristine terrains on Earth! The sheer beauty that surrounds Iceland, makes it a true paradise. And one of the most stunning places here is the Hornvík bay in the Hornstrandir reserve.

Over our 2-day hike we will unveil all the beauty the Hornvík bay guards. It is a true magical land surrounded by magnificent cliffs. And, countless species of native birds, including the Horbjarb bird, call these cliffs home. There are over 6 million birds nesting here!

But there are many other animals that inhabit these lands. The most famous and curious one is the Arctic Fox. They are so relaxed and comfortable with the human presence that they tend to get very close. So, chances are we’ll see a couple throughout our journey.

We’ll begin our adventure taking a ferry ride. Therefore, we’ll enjoy some of the best sceneries from the water. Also, we will visit some of the most iconic fjords in the region, like the Veiðileysufjörður fjord. And, we’ll cross intriguing mountain passes to get mesmerizing views of everything around us.

During our trip, we will even run into some snow, that will just make it even more playful. Finally, we’ll take a nice trek through a pristine and remote beach.

Due to the short nature of our trip and the many amzing places we can visit, the most difficult thing will be to choose. So, I will take into careful consideration all your requests. And I will suggest some of my favorite spots. However, please note that the itinerary might change depending on the weather and ocean conditions, as well as the ability of the group.

If you want to join this adventure in Iceland, send me a request. I promise you will have a wonderful time here!

During 2019 there will be departures from June to early september, every friday and sunday. 

I also guide this 3-day coastal kayaking tour in Iceland.




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Try to pack as light as possible. You’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag. I recommend you bring: warm outdoor clothing including hiking pants and warm upper layers (avoid cotton); waterproof jacket and pants; waterproof high-top hiking boots with ankle support; hat and gloves; a small backpack; a personal medical kit; sunglasses, sunscreen and after sun cream; binoculars; a water bottle and a pillow cover. And don't forget your camera!

Meeting point

Borea Adventures office on Aðalstræti 17.


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

ISK 89900 each

Group of 2

ISK 89900 each

Group of 3

ISK 89900 each

Group of 4

ISK 89900 each

Group of 5

ISK 89900 each

Group of 6

ISK 89900 each

Group of 7

ISK 89900 each

Group of 8

ISK 89900 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price per person to join a group from 4 to 8 people.

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