Borea Adventures

Borea is a fully licensed adventure guiding company based in Ísafjörður, the heart of the Westfjords of Iceland.

The founders of Borea have always recognized the great potential for adventure tourism surrounding their home, yet little was being done to encourage it. They wanted to let people enjoy their home environment in the same way they had done since they were young. 

Borea was created in 2006 and focuses on both short day trips for everyone and anyone, and exclusive expeditions to remote corners of the Arctic. 

The company is operated by sailors, climbers, skiers, and sea kayakers that find their inspiration in the unique wilderness that surrounds them.

All of our guides are local Icelanders and good friends that have designed each trip to operate in full harmony with nature.

Borea Adventures is run by Rúnar Karlsson and Nanný Arna Guðmundsdóttir. They were both born and raised in Ísafjörður. They have years of experience in all sorts of outdoor activities in Iceland and know the Westfjords like the back of their hand. The company only hires guides with a thorough knowledge of backcountry skiing, sea kayaking, hiking and a great respect for the natural environment.


Borea is not just a business. It's a lifestyle.