In the spring (April and May) we offer backcountry skiing trips in the Glacier Fjords. Skiing between fjords where we´ll have the mountains to our own, is really amazing. Usually we never spend more than one night on the same anchorage.
In the summer we offer adventure based trips where we´ll be experiencing the West Fjords doing different and exciting activities like sailing, sea kayaking, snorkelling, mountain biking, wildlife watching, hiking and glacier walking.
Also in the summer, we offer a few specialised trips such as a photographic expeditions in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. On these trips a professional photographer will join us to show our guests when and where is best to shoot the wild, wonderful nature of Hornstrandir. On our wildlife trips we are accompanied by a nature specialist from the West Fjords Natural History Institute who will take care of the guiding and make sure nothing is missed. Arctic foxes, seals lying on rocks close to the coast, millions of seabirds in two of the biggest bird cliffs in the North Atlantic and if we´re lucky some sea eagles and whales.
Customized trips and expeditions can be provided to different areas in Iceland, East coast of Greenland and Jan Mayen. Ísafjörður is strategically well situated when thinking about expeditions to Greenland. We are 250 nm from either Kangerdlugssuaq fjord or Scoresby Sound and only 180 nm from the closest point on the Blosseville coast. Jan Mayen is 440 nm away. Drop us a line and tell us about your dream trip.
Full accommodation and provisions (food and beverages - except alchohol) is provided onboard. We take care in preparing nutricious and delicious meals from local ingredients such as fresh seafood, lamb, salads and bread. There will also be plenty of fruits, yogurts etc. Wine and beer may be served with dinner and you may bring your own drinks to be consumed in moderation and only when the anchor is down for the night. We can not allow excessive drinking onboard. As these are expedition style trips but not "cruises", guests are encouraged to help in food preparation, doing dishes etc. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know well in advance.
Please contact us pr phone or email if you can't find exactly the trip schedule you are looking for. We are always interested to discuss different variations to itineraries and themes and to customize to the wishes of each group.
When you have found the trip that suits you, you can book directly through the website. For all trips a confirmation fee of 25% of total fee is required to be paid on booking. Then the full fare no later than 60 days prior to departure. You can either pay through the website with your credit card or transfer directly through your bank. Please contact us for bank info.
If you have any questions please drop us an email. Remember that we are always ready to discuss other options for dates, activities and itineraries.
Participants are required to sign a booking form to confirm that they understand and have accepted Borea Adventures booking conditions. A copy of the booking form can be downloaded here. You´ll be asked to confirm that you understand the booking conditions when booking online. Otherwise you´ll need to sign the form on arrival.
The Borea Adventures trips/voyages are of an adventurous nature and to relatively remote places in Iceland, Greenland and other areas. Borea Adventures makes best effort to stick to the planned itinerary but participants must appreciate and acknowledge that the trip/voyage requires considerable flexibility. The company and captain of the vessel reserve the right to adjust the itinerary without notice for reasons beyond their control such as weather, ice-conditions or other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances. Once departed on the voyage the captain will have final say on all decisions affecting safety etc and this must be accepted by all participants.
Included in trip fare
- Full use of the yacht with two crew including accommodation on board
- All meals aboard and for hikes ashore
- All fuel cost, port fees and local taxes
- Use of foul weather sailing gear (jacket and pants), life-jacket and safety harness
- Participation in all activities as described in itinerary
- Transfer to and from Ísafjörður Airport
- Travel to and from Ísafjörður, Iceland unless specifically mentioned in itinerary. Check out this information for tips on travel: How do I get to Isafjordur?
- Food the first day until boarding the yacht in Ísafjörður
- Use of the vessels radio communication equipment
- Personal medical insurance (see note below)
- Personal equipment as pr recommended list
Sailing and other outdoor activities in the trips can be dangerous and require an average level of fitness and good health. It is the participants responsibility to ensure that they obtain proper and detailed medical advice.
We keep the vessel fully insured against total loss, fire and collision damage and third party liability as pr Icelandic rules and regulations. In case of a medical problem arising during the voyage, either onboard or on shore, which results in medical expense including but not limited to costs for evacuation with use of aircraft and repatriation, the responsibility for payment of these costs belongs solely to the respective guest. We require that the guests ensure that such eventualities are covered by travel insurance. If for any reason an incident is not covered by travel insurance, the responsibility still remains with the guest and we specifically decline any responsibility whatsoever. Be aware that a normal travel policy may not cover you for some geographical areas and there may be exclusions for what they describe as "hazardous sports," which may include sailing, climbing, skiing and diving (especially in remote areas). Unless this is clear with your own insurance company or with a policy you take out, we suggest you contact for instance www.ihi.dk which has worldwide cover and no exclusions for adventure activities.