• Trip duration
    1 day
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


I invite you to live this great hiking in the pristine wilderness of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, Iceland.

This hike will take you up the valley of Bæjardalur, over streams, maybe few snow fields and down the lush valley of Kvíadalur. On the way, you will also enjoy the fantastic panoramic views. There are no trails or other signs of human presence on the route. And that makes Hornstrandir a place where nature rules unchallenged.

I will give you the following program of this guided hiking trip among Hornstrandir:

The trip starts at 8:00 am in the Borea Adventures office on Aðalstræti 17. There, you will meet your guide and get a briefing of the trip. Then, a walk for few hundred meters to the harbour. Get on board the speedboat that takes us to our destination.

After a scenic boat ride over fjords and along mountain cliffs, the group will be dropped off at the old farmstead of Steig in Veiðileysufjörður Fjord.

And then, the gentle hike takes us up the valley, over water streams and through flower fields. We will enter to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, pure wilderness. The, we’ll reach an elevation of around 460 meters and enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding fjords. And later, we will stop for a well-earned lunch consisting of homemade delicacies along the way.

By the afternoon, we descend across the Kvíadalur valley to the old farmhouse at Kvíar. At Kvíar we will get relaxed, cooking a good dinner and enjoying the peaceful around. An arctic fox family has had for years their den in the farmhouse’s backyard. The cubs usually get curious when guests appear… It will be really nice!

The price for this amazing day is ISK 41900 per person. This includes the transfer, the boat tour, the guiding assistance and dinner.

Please note the season starts on June 3rd till September 11th. 

As you see, it is a full day hike with a variety of landscapes, surfaces and cultural people on the way. Contact me, I will be the perfect guide for your next hiking trip across the Hornstrandir. 

Price per person

Group of 241900ISK

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Borea Adventures office on Aðalstræti 17.

More info

The boat departs at 09:00 AM. The minimum group size is 2 people.