Daytrip in the unspoiled Isafjordur

A hiking trip in the Icelandic lands of Isafjordur. Join me in this valley-to-valley adventure full of unspoiled nature and crystal clear lakes.




Trip Duration

1/2 day

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip




    The mountains and valleys around Isafjordur offer the enthusiastic walker some great opportunities of hiking among pure nature. The views over the picturesque town of Isafjordur are spectacular. The sheer mountains on both side take on a different shape with every step of the way.

    I am inviting you to a 4-hour hiking expedition of moderate difficulty. The guaranteed departures are on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from the 15th of May to 15th of September, for minimum 2 persons. If you are interested in this Icelandic adventure, keep reading the following itinerary:

    Our meeting point will be at the Borea Adventures office on Aðalstræti 17. The trip begins with a short bus ride up to the ski area of Seljalandsdalur, where we start the walk.

    The route takes us along mountain lakes, crystal clear streams and patches of fluorescent moss. After an hour walk, we get to the base of the mountain with the Þjófatindar Peaks as background landscape. We zig-zag up to the pass between the peaks for a spectacular view of the surrounded mountains and fjords.

    After breaking for refreshments, we’ll continue down into the valley on the other side of the pass. We will get to the town of Hnífsdalur, where we’ll be picked up and driven back to Isafjordur.

    We recommend to bring with you the following equipment:

    • Warm outdoor clothing
    • Waterproof jacket and pants
    • Hiking boots
    • A cap
    • Day backpack
    • Water bottle.
    • Your camera!

    The price of the trip is ISK 15,900 per person for a group of 12 participants maximum.  You can ask me any doubt you have or contact me in order to book your place for the following departure dates. I would like to be your guide in this amazing hike to valley to valley in Isafjordur.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    17900 ISK

    Group of 2
    17900 ISK

    Group of 3
    17900 ISK

    Group of 4
    17900 ISK

    Group of 5
    17900 ISK

    Group of 6
    17900 ISK

    Group of 7
    17900 ISK

    Group of 8
    17900 ISK


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Other details

    Meeting point

    Borea Adventures office on Aðalstræti 17.


    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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