Valley to Valley
Day Adventure in Iceland
Day hiking from Ísafjörður
The mountains and valleys around Isafjordur offers the enthusiastic walker some great opportunities for daytrips in the unspoiled nature. The view over the picturesque town and the sheer mountains on each side is spectacular and takes on a different shape with every step of the way.
Meeting point: Our base camp Aðalstræti 22b Ísafjörður.
Departur time: We start the trip at 13:00, be there half an hour before.
Minimum age: 12 years.
Minimum number of participants: 2 persons.
Trip difficulty: 3 out of 5, Moderate.
Duration: 4 hours.
Included: Transportation from Isafjordur, guide and delicious lunch.
Disclaimer: All hiking trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. BOREA does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk
The trip begins with a short bus ride from our basecamp at Bræðraborg Café, up to the ski area of Seljalandsdalur where we start the walk.
The route takes us along mountain lakes, crystal clear streams and patches of fluorescent moss that is quite characteristic for the mountains in the area. After roughly an hour walk, we get to the base of the mountain with Þjófatindar Peaks looming above. We zig-zag up to the pass between the peaks for a spectacular view over the surrounding mountains and fjords.
After breaking for refreshments, we'll continue down into the valley on the other side of the pass where the quaint town of Hnífsdalur sits along the shore. In Hnífsdalur we'll be picked up and driven back to Ísafjörður.
- Warm outdoor clothing.
- Waterproof jacket and pants.
- Hiking boots.
- A cap.
- Day backpack.
- Water bottle.
- Don't forget your camera!
1. Is this hike suitable for every one?
This hike starts easy but on the midle of the way the slope gets steep so we do not reccoment this
hike for younger guests than 12 years old.