Half-day mountain bike tour in Ísafjörður

Venture into a magical land of stunning fjords, charming trails and enchanting forests with Runar, an experienced guide. Let him show you the best spots in Ísafjörður, Iceland on this half-day mountain bike tour.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1/2 day

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     
    The fjords of Iceland are so stunning they seem to have come out of a dream. But when you get the opportunity to explore them, you suddenly realize how real they are. This half-day mountain bike tour in Ísafjörður is the perfect way to discover this dream-like land.

    Join me on this half-day trip to explore some of the most mesmerizing fjords!  Ísafjörður, a quiet town in Iceland, offers hypnotizing sceneries, surrounded by nothing but nature. And what a better way to venture through this dazzling place than biking across it?

    This is a trip open for everyone. The friendly trails we’ll bike through pose basically no danger, but all the rewards of any expedition to the most remote point on Earth you could think of.

    Because Ísafjörður is located between steep mountain sides, there are walls in certain spots to protect the houses around from winter avalanches. Thus, making them fun barriers to explore, especially on a mountain bike.

    Moreover, on top of the avalanche barriers, there are plenty of charming trails totally worth exploring. And, most of them are surrounded by enchanting forests that turn them into a true paradise.

    What’s more, I will be sharing with you all the information about the area, particularly the history of Ísafjörður. I want you to feel like you belong to our small but cozy and welcoming community!

    Does this trip sound interesting to you? If so, contact me for any questions or suggestions of things you might want to do. And let me guide you across this beautiful place.

    But, if want a longer adventure, I also guide this 6 day kayaking tour in the fjords of Iceland.

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

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    11900 ISK

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     Price per person to join a group from 2 to 6 people.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Beginner

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    Our base at Mávagarður C (grey building) close to the Eastern Harbour. 14:00 AM. Be there half an hour before departure time.

    More info

    Minumum 2 participants, and you must be at least 12 years old to participate. Maximum group size is 8, but most of our tours are between 2–6 people. We have guaranteed departures every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

     

    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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