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Hornstrandir 1-day guided hiking tour

A guided hiking tour around the Hornstrandir Natural Reserve. An amazing trail without human signs, only wilderness and nature wherever you look.

Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

Description

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!

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. 

During the summer of 2019 there will be departures on Wednesday and friday. 

More info

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

Meeting point

Borea Adventures office on Aðalstræti 17.

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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 49382 each

Group of 2

ISK 49382 each

Group of 3

ISK 49382 each

Group of 4

ISK 49382 each

Group of 5

ISK 49382 each

Group of 6

ISK 49382 each

Group of 7

ISK 49382 each

Group of 8

ISK 49382 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

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


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