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Paddle in the Wild

    Tour Operator: Borea Adventures     7 days     Travel method: Boat     Region: Westfjords

This is our longest sea kayak trip. It is a combination of Glacier Fjords Kayaking and Coastal Kayaking Adventure put end to end to create a truly wild adventure. Experience the best of both worlds, the beautiful fjords of Jökulfirðir glacial fjords in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and Ísafjarðardjúp bay. Both of these areas are considered to offer the best sea kayaking in Iceland. Numerous bird species spend the summer in the area and there is a great chance to spot whales, porpoises, dolphins and seals. We spend the first three nights in comfortable houses and the remaining two nights wild camping on remote beaches. A unique combination which will keep you entertained until the very end! We paddle under towering cliffs, negotiating the waves and rocks which demonstrate nature’s raw power. We will take time to explore rocky coves and inlets and try our hand at surfing small waves should we encounter any. The camp to camp aspect of this trip along with the exposure to the open ocean and long open water crossings make to journey more suited to kayakers with substantial experience under their belt. If your experience is limited we suggest exploring other trips such as Wild Camp Discovery or Glacier Fjords Kayaking.

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Minimum age: 18 years
Difficulty: Challenging

What is included


All food
Accommodation in comfortable houses for the first three nights
Tents for the final two nights
Ferry and car transfer on the first and last day
Kayaking gear (kayak, paddle, neoprene pants, dry top, spray skirt, life vest, paddling boots, paddling gloves and additional dry bags)
Professional guide

Not included:

Travel to and from Ísafjörður prior to and after the trip
Food on the first day until the trip departs
Personal medical insurance
Personal equipment and clothing

Important information

Remember the less you bring, the easier it is. There’s plenty of space in the kayaks if you pack wisely.

Thermal base layers, at least two sets of tops.
Wool or fleece thermal mid layer.
Hiking pants. We don’t recommend cotton as it is cold and takes a long time to dry.
Waterproof and breathable pants and jacket for hiking onshore. The lighter - the better.
Wool/fleece hat.
One pair of warm gloves for camp.
2 to 3 pairs thick wool/synthetic socks.
Light hiking shoes for strolls in and around camp.
Sleeping bag rated to at least 0°C. Down is best since it packs smaller than synthetic.
Sleeping mattress. A thin inflatable one is best as it easily fits inside the boat.
Sun glasses.
Sunscreen and after sun cream.
1 litre water bottle.
Personal medical kit i.e. band aids, throat lozenges, lip salves, sea-sickness tablets etc. Don't forget your personal medication which you may need (e.g. Asthma inhaler, even if you don’t always need it).
2 x Dry bags*
Binoculars are nice to have for watching wildlife. (optional)
Don't forget your camera!

*We use dry bags to keep our personal gear dry, especially our sleeping bags. We have a small selection of dry bags which you may use but you should bring at least two of your own. Test it to make sure that all of your gear fits inside!

We supply all paddling gear and clothing. However, feel free to bring your own if you have it available. Your personal gear is guaranteed to fit perfectly and it is comfortable. We recommend good dry pants and top with rubber cuffs or at least a 3mm neoprene wetsuit with a windproof top. A full dry suit is definitely best but can be pretty warm and cumbersome on sunny days but great to have if things get rough. Footwear should preferably be neoprene boots with ankle support and thick soles to safely negotiate the rocky shoreline. Neoprene gloves, mittens or pogies are great at keeping your hands warm.

We use neoprene wetsuits on our trips. However, you can upgrade to a dry suit if you would prefer. Please select this option and select your size during the booking process. You can see the size chart here.

We also have sleeping bags and sleeping pads available to rent. Please select this option during the booking process.

  Meeting Point Information

Please print this voucher and bring it as confirmation of your payment

Meeting point for boat trips to Hornstrandir is at our boat Bjarnarnes in Ísafjörður harbour. Floating
docks on the East side of town.
Be there at least 30 minutes before departure

Meeting point for day tours and multi-day tours is at our Base Camp Café Bræðraborg, Aðalstræti
22b Ísafjörður in the centre of town.
Be there at least 30 min before departure for day-tours. For multi day tours, please be in touch.

Please also note that when booking boat trips from Hornstrandir that they are not guaranteed to
depart on the time shown on the voucher, due to differing conditions at sea and the captain having
to decide the order of stops in the trips that have more than one stop.

For our cancellation policy and disclaimer > Visit http://www.boreaadventures.com/borea/

If any questions arise feel free to contact us:
Via e-mail: info@borea.is
Via phone: +354-456-3322

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