I invite you together with some of my friends mountain guides of the Trient Valley, to join us for this fantastic hiking and sailing tour in the Nature Reserve of Hornstrandir in Iceland.
It’s from the town of Isafjordur that the polar yacht Aurora Arctika and his skipper Siggi will take us in the West Fjords of the nature reserve of Hornstrandir.
This is probably the wildest region of Iceland. This area has been left by the inhabitants in the 50s. Due to the lack of sheep, a rich and wild flora fills this region. Many seabird colonies populate the imposing cliffs of basalt which are also a great food reserve for the very shy polar fox.
Together with my team members, you will have the chance to discover during our stay there this natural paradise, very unique and preserved.
The Icelandic climate also gives a great touch to the adventure, at the border with the Arctic Circle. The atmosphere on the magnificent polar yacht Aurora Arctika is in total symbiosis with the marine elements. Siggi, the skipper, will quickly put you at ease by offering you various after-trek activities like sea kayak or paddle… and cook us delicious meals in the evening.
Please find below the program which I propose to you.
Flight from home to Reykjavik and then Isafjordur.
Get in Aurora Artika and leave for the fjords.
We will hike and sail every day.
We will decide the itinerary based on the weather conditions and the wishes of the group. Routes and trails are poorly marked but the low altitude allows us to have great long and joyful days. The routes are not difficult.
The purpose of the trip is to sleep on Aurora Arktica within the fjords to be protected from currents. During the day we hike on the island from fjord to fjord, and return to the boat in the evening in a different place than where it left us in the morning.
The last day is usually a day of sailing in order to return from Hornvik to Isafjordur (about 6 hours). We will go back to Reykjavik by plane in the evening and sleep there in a hotel.
Flight back home
Is this beautiful adventure tempting you? I invite you to contact me so we can discuss about it. Introducing you to this magnificent region of the North West of Iceland will be a pleasure!
The trip is booked as from 5 clients. I recommend that you form your own group.
Not included in the price
– the flights
– The night in Isafjördur on the way there
– The taxi transfers
– The additional expenses (meals in town), visits of musuem (eventually)…
Included in the price
– The rent of the boat with a skipper, full board (breakfast, lunch and diner) including non alcoholic drinks and the wine (tea, coffee, water)
– Certified mountain leader (UIMLA)
FRS 2500.- per person for a group of 8
Spots of interest
RandonnÃ©e et bateau en Islande
De belles rencontres, des paysages Ã couper le souffle, une nature trÃ¨s sauvage, l’observation d’animaux nordiques, la dÃ©couverte de la rÃ©serve naturelles de Hornstrandir…tout cela durant notre semaine de randonnÃ©e en Islande.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
We will sleep in the polar yacht Aurora Arctika.