The 2013 season started in mid-March with our classic Sailboat Ski trips onboard Aurora. For the 8th year in a row Captain Siggi has impressed our guests with his freshly picked mussels and delicious soups, after the group has skied from one fjord to the next, from one mountain to another. Runar organized ski mountaineering courses in the mountains around the town of Isafjordur, we did some winter camping under the northern lights and assisted several groups of professional skiers, climbers and photographers with logistics in the area. It's busy times and that's how we like it.
When snow melts, we'll store our ski gear and take out our trekking boots and kayaks. We have some departures where we accept individual bookings and where we still have a few places available:
"Fjords and Birdcliffs" is a new 6-day hiking trip in Hornstrandir where we spend the nights in the old farmhouse of Kviar and in confortable tents in the majestic Hornvik while all luggage is transported with a speedboat. It's a relatively easy trip as the participants are not required to carry heavy load between campsites. We have two guaranteed departures in July: 8/7 - 13/7 and 22/7 - 27/7.
More details: http://boreaadventures.com/nature/Fjords_and_Birdcliffs/
"Lost Fjords" is another 6-day trekking trip in Hornstrandir. It's more physically challenging than the other trip as the participants are required to carry their backpacks between campsites. It covers the entire northern part of Hornstrandir and shows all the best that the area has to offer; history, midnight sun, bays, arctic foxes and bird cliffs. We have two guaranteed departures for that trip: 15/7-20/7 and 29/7-3/8.
More details: http://boreaadventures.com/nature/Lost_Fjords/
"Paddle in the Wild" is a 6-day kayak trip where we experience beautiful fjords, waterfalls, Drangajokull glacier and small islands. The area has rich wildlife; abundance of birds, seals and arctic foxes, good chance to spot whales and porpoises. This trip is intended for people with kayaking experience. Nights will be spent in good and comfortable tents. We have available places for one departure: 5/8 - 10/8.
More details: http://boreaadventures.com/summer/Paddle_in_the_Wild/
We'd be happy to have you onboard one of those trips and we guarantee that you will return with a big smile on your face and great memories from our remote corner of Iceland.
In May last year we got the One Life crew on board Aurora. They are a group of tough snowboarding girls of four nationalities and the aim was to film and shoot their adventures in the fjords of Hornstrandir. They had a blast and the first result appeared in Cooler Magazine. Here is the article.
Thank you girls for a great trip!