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I did a 6 day kayak trip guided by Sigrun (joined by Anula for the second half of the trip). The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JennyLacey
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Bangkok, Thailand
Accommodating, highly competent, friendly

We did a 3 day kayak with Ronja as our guide. We saw hundreds, perhaps thousands, of puffins, a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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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
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Adalstraeti 22b, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a 6 day kayak trip guided by Sigrun (joined by Anula for the second half of the trip). The guides were clearly highly skilled and looked after us perfectly. They communicated the plan clearly each day and adapted routes and timings to accommodate...More

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Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jenny for a very positive review. I'll pass it along to Anula and Sigrun. All the best.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a 3 day kayak with Ronja as our guide. We saw hundreds, perhaps thousands, of puffins, a beautiful variety of other birds, seals, and even a couple of arctic foxes! They basically do everything right; good food, high quality camping equipment, and Ronja...More

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Runar K, Manager at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for a great review and I'm glad you liked your trip. Ronja is a great guide for sure. I'll pass this on to her. All the best

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the beautiful day and great hike up to Hornstrandir Panorama. It was done at a moderate pace, but at times was a bit challenging due to very uneven soft, or rocky terrain. We hiked through snow fields which added to the fun. Our...More

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Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Ellen for a positive review. Joonas and Nora will like that. I'll pass it along. All the best on your future travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because we'd never been to Iceland and had no idea how to decide what to do when visiting Iceland - we relied on a travel agent to help us plan our 8 day trip to Iceland. After deciding to concentrate our time in the Westfjords,...More

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Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review. Joonas is for sure a very good guide and easy to get along with. He's also very good with children and enjoys what he does. I'll pass this on to him. All the best on your future travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We choose this tour because it was the only one available during the dates we were to be in Iceland and we really wanted to visit Hornstrandir. It's advertised as a "three-day nature and wildlife exploration at Kvíar Lodge." Since we were in the 'shoulder...More

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Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a very positive review kshavin. Joonas is a very good guide and has spent a lot of time in Hornstrandir. He's sense for nature is unmatched. I understand your only complain and this we plan to change so we're totally honest about...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018

The guide was very helpful and good to chat to and we were also very lucky to have her all to our ourselves as it was low season. The weather was very windy on the day we did it and it was certainly challenging to...More

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Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review. The weather can often be a challenge here in Iceland and especially early season when the weather is also a bit cold. I hope you can come again for more and in better weather...! All the best

Reviewed 9 January 2018

The staff at Borea made the trip to Hornstrandir possible with their extreme helpfulness and guidance, cannot recommend them warmly enough!

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Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks Asmus for your comments. Glad that you liked our services. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 28 December 2017

We did the calm water kayaking day tour in December. We loved it. It was a beautiful area and our guide was helpful and informative.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Our photography workshop ventured out to the Kviar Lodge for the week. Our adventure was epic from the very beginning. Kristan and Runar lead us by boat and the boat ride from town was picturesque. Runar was a wonderful host who made sure that the...More

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Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thanks Mia for a great review. It was truly a wonderful time we spent together in Kviar in the company of the arctic foxes and the Northern Lights. Good luck with your photography in the future!

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had a wonderful sunny day for our hike adventure. The views were amazing, the hike was not difficult though was over much scree type rocks, not a flat path. The guides were helpful and great with all types of clients. The diner at the...More

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Runar K, Owner at Borea Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks for a positive review. It's easy to please people on this great hike. Especially when the sun is out...! All the best

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Saralaura199
26 January 2018|
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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
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Flo F
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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
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