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Hornstrandir Panorama

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11 hours
Starting point
Borea Adventures

The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is a truly special place. At the very north of the Westfjords, it is knocking on the door of the Arctic Circle and has a very ‘out there’ feeling, as the only way to get there is by boat.

What to expect?

  • We meet at our office in Aðalstræti 17 (downtown main street) for a briefing, where we will answer any questions, and make the final preparations. We depart from the harbor in Ísafjörður on our passenger ferry Bjarnarnes.

  • After about an hour's scenic boat ride along fjords and mountain cliffs, we will be dropped off at Ádalir valley in Veiðileysufjörður fjord.

  • Then a gentle hike takes us into the valley, over streams and through flower fields, where there are no trails or other signs of human presence. We’ll reach an elevation of around 460 meters, and enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding fjords. Somewhere along the way, we’ll stop by a small stream for a well-earned lunch.

  • In the afternoon, we descend down Kvíadalur valley to the old farmhouse at Kvíar. At Kvíar, you can relax, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, while your guide prepares a delicious dinner.

  • After dinner, the boat will collect us, and we arrive back in Ísafjörður at approximately 8 PM.

  • This itinerary is a guide only and is subject to change depending on the weather and the ability of the group.

What is included?

  • Boat ride
  • Professional guide
  • Delicious homemade lunch and dinner

Is this experience for me?

  • Minimum age is 12

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm outdoor clothing. Please avoid cotton, as it keeps you cold when wet, and takes a very long time to dry.
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Hiking boots. Please use waterproof high-top hiking boots, which provide ankle support.
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen and after sun cream
  • Small backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting point

  • Our office in Aðalstræti 17 (downtown main street) in Ísafjörður

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