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  • Average3%
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“arctic foxes”(11 reviews)
“nature reserve”(10 reviews)
“day trip”(10 reviews)
Borea Adventures is based in Isafjordur, the capital of the Westfjords, and offers great selection of outdoor adventures. The company started in 2006 operating sea kayaking, hiking, sailing, skiing, wildlife and mountain biking trips in the pristine...more
Adalstraeti 22b, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
+354 456 3322
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 October 2014

We did two hikes with Borea -- one up the Hornbjarg and the other around Hysteri. Day 1 -- We picked up our lunch packs, complete with the best homemade granola/energy bars ever (I cannot overstate the greatness of these energy bars), and boarded a...More

4  Thank Kathlene C
Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2014

Hello Kathlene and thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review . It's true that it's hard to overstate the beauty of Hornvík bay and the huge cliffs looming above. Örvar's great grandmother was brought up there so I'm sure he...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Sadly I have to say this is the most disppointing tour I have participated during my 2-week trip in Iceland. We had high hopes before we set off, the weather being perfect and the scenery of Westfjords very stunning underneath the cloudless sky, but the...More

3  Thank Anting C
Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2016

Hello wisp87 I'm very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience on our kayaking trip. I would really like to know the date of your trip so we can investigate. We will refund you the trip in full. Please send us an email...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

It was the end of the season, that day happened to be my birthday, and we were very lucky with the weather that day. Quite sunny, not much wind and no rain. As a soon to be veterinarian with an interest in wildlife I was...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I drove two days getting to and from Isafjordur expecting the highlight of my trip to be the Green Cliffs of Horvstrandir. I had looked at a ton of pictures online of the green cliffs and was super stoked to see them. When I got...More

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Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hello Moe I'm saddened that you're disappointed with the tour that you booked but I want to explain our case here and that we're not in any way trying to mislead our customers. And fraudulent advertising is something that we've never been accused of and...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018

Exhilarating biking up around the coastal peaks. This treeless area abounded in views stretching for miles. Great exercise as we went up and down the hills high above the coastline. After a few hours in this hill area, we concluded with a 8 to 10...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

My team and I had three trips over to the nature reserve through the summer which wouldn’t have been possible without the help and hard work from the Borea team! Their unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the region made our trips run smoothly and especially...More

Thank Ellis R
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing time on our trip to Hornstrandir with Borea, to view and film wildlife within the national park. The staff at Borea were incredibly friendly and professional, looking after our every need and supporting throughout the trip. They are very knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Sam46
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We booked the Two Fjord Kayaking Tour which was offered by Borea Adventures as full day trip. We were very disappointed. First of all started the whole tour more than 1 h later than it should have because some of the other participants were late....More

Thank fanny2237
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Great one way hike (with transportation) with a fabulous local guide, Sigrùn. The length is not difficult but the terrain was challenging for those of us who are used to ‘trails’! You need a guide to find your way up to the summit and down...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

My son and I had a wonderful time kayaking with Borea Adventures. We had 3 great days learning about the Iceland coastline environment from our guide -- who was also a great cook serving homemade chili and roasting leg of lamb. The fjords around Isafjaroardjup...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We highly, highly recommend this trip;. It was worth every ISK. We booked the Arctic Foxes and Midnight Sun tour, which left Isafjordur Monday at 5:00 pm and returned Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Lodging was at Kviar, a restored farmhouse alone on the peninsula. Rooms...More

Thank NJFamilyAdventures
Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hello and thanks for a fantastic review. We're very happy that you liked the old farmhouse in Kviar, the activities, Hakon your guide and the wildlife. The area is such a wild place that we cherish so much. All the best

Reviewed 17 August 2018

I took my daughter who has 1 more semester in college to Iceland. She picked Hornstrandir preserve to spend 2 of our days. We had a 1 day tour booked with Borea Adventures. They had a guide issue and invited us to the 2 day...More

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Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you for the review Barefoot..! Glad you liked the adventure in Hornstrandir. I agree that the landscape is very raw and authentic. All the best.

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26 January 2018|
Response from Runar K | Property representative |
Hello Sara Laura and thanks for your question. The Panorama day tour does not include Hornbjarg. It's a pretty long sail back forth in one day, so we've decided not to offer it. You would spend five hours just on the... More
Flo F
4 June 2015|
Response from Runar K | Property representative |
Hello Flo Firlein. It would be best if you send us enquiries to our e-mail, info@borea.is :) all the best