COVID-19 Information

With the lust for adventure and exploring the natural world being pretty much off the table in 2020, we’re looking forward to better times in the coming year. We’re pleased to see more requests coming in with people like you making plans for adventures in the near future.

Iceland has handled the pandemic pretty well and has never lost control of the spread. We’ve had close calls but things are definitely looking good. The main reasons are that the general public follows the Health Directorate advisory, we’re a small nation and the most sparsely populated nation in Europe.

We at Borea have taken some steps to ease your mind and boost your confidence in traveling to Iceland.

Small Groups – Big Adventures

We’ve always liked small groups to maximize safety, personal experience and creating a good vibe between your traveling companions. This has become even more important with the current situation. 

Remote or Sparsely Populated 

You might argue that Iceland as a whole is a remote destination. But the Westfjords are even more remote and you can fell alone (not lonesome though!) almost anywhere in the area. Since most of our adventures take place in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, you can rest assured that you won’t find yourself in a crowded place.  

Sanitation and Protection

We take your safety and the safety of our staff very seriously. So we've pledged to comply to the Iceland Tourist Board safety guidance when mitigating the risk of infection. 
  • We follow the authorities' recommendations and comply with current rules on infection prevention.
  • We place great emphasis on cleaning and infection prevention and follow the guidelines of the Directorate of Health.
  • We clean all contact surfaces regularly and perform all our cleaning with utmost care.
  • We regularly inform and train our staff about increased emphasis on cleaning and infection prevention.
  • We inform our customers about our emphasis on cleaning and infection prevention.
  • We place great emphasis on personal hygiene; hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, masks, and gloves.
  • We pay close attention to physical distancing. We use contactless solutions, if possible.
  • We encourage our customers to pay close attention to personal hygiene and infection prevention.

Travelling to Iceland after 23. November 2022

All COVID-19 measures at the Icelandic border have now ended.  Thereby no COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place at the border, regardless of whether individuals are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Please note that visa requirements have not changed. Please follow the latest news here:
Bear in mind that these rules might change and it's best to check for updates on the official website mentioned here above. 

A map of Europe that shows the current infection rates and colour codes can be found HERE.  


Special Booking Conditions for your Ease of Mind

Last season we had many people changing, postponing or cancelling their trips due to the virus. We're very grateful how many of you decided to move your bookings to a later date and we are certain that we will be able to go full force the coming summer. For your ease of mind when booking a trip with us, we have updated our BOOKING CONDITIONS if the virus will still be causing problems during the spring and summer. 
All the best, stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you soon!
The Borea Team