Beautiful 1-Hour Boat Ride to Adalvik from Isafjordur in the Westfjords

Ride a boat from Isafjordur to Adalvik to visit Iceland's Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.
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Ísafjörður, Iceland
1,3 hours
May - Aug.
Minimum age


Take the fastest and safest sea travel to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve on this boat ride to Adalvik from Isafjordur. Those planning to see the hiking trails, Arctic foxes, and seabirds of the nature reserve will enjoy this thrilling one-hour and fifteen-minute boat trip in the Westfjords of Iceland.

Your one-way boat tour to Adalvik begins in Isafjordur, the biggest town in the Westfjords region. The boat will depart from the town’s port, near the Mjosund area of Isafjordur. Make sure to arrive on time or minutes before your scheduled departure to avoid delays and problems.

Before boarding the boat, consider dressing warmly in a weatherproof jacket and thermal clothing. The weather in Iceland can be cold and unpredictable, even during summer. 

In addition, if you plan on staying for multiple days in the nature reserve, you must bring a sufficient supply of food and water. A camera is also handy if you want to capture the area’s breathtaking scenery.

Once settled in the boat, your 1.25-hour sea adventure to Adalvik starts. Inside the vessel, you’ll enjoy spacious seats accommodating at least 30 passengers. The windows are also wide to ensure an unobstructed view of the seas and surrounding mountains.

As you head to your destination, the awe-inspiring nature of the Icelandic Westfjords will welcome you. The stunning cliffs and deep blue seas of the Isafjardardjup and Jokulfirdir fjords are a sight to behold. You can even spot whales or dolphins in these fertile waters with a bit of luck on your side.

After more than an hour on the sea, you’ll reach your destination in Hornstrandir. You’ll transfer to a smaller inflatable motorboat to reach the rocky and grassy shores of Adalvik cove. 

Upon disembarking, your boat tour from Isafordur to Adalvik ends. Any succeeding activity you plan to do here is not part of the boat trip and shall be your responsibility.

Adalvik is the outermost cove of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, located on its western shores. This long stretch of beach and bay covers approximately five miles (eight kilometers). As soon as you step foot on these lands, you’ll marvel at the impressive cliffs and valleys swarming with greenery.

Nature lovers and adventurers enjoy visiting Adalvik and Hornstrandir because of their unspoiled natural beauty. Apart from a few summer guesthouses, there are no permanent settlements here, so the plants and wild animals, like Arctic foxes, are growing freely.

There are many hiking trails in Hornstrandir, including wild paths from Adalvik to Hesteyri. You can see deep meadows and landscapes with colonies of seabirds if you hike around the nature reserve.

Please note that this tour only includes your boat ride to Adalvik. Your return trip to Isafjordur and other activities in Hornstrandir are separate from the tour price and should be booked separately.

Visit the hidden beauty of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve by joining this 1.25-hour boat ride to Adalvik from Isafjordur. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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One-way boat ride to Adalvik from Isafjordur.
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Boat Trip

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Food, snacks, and water

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The tour price only includes a one-way boat ride to Adalvik from Isafjordur. Your return trip to Isafjordur and adventure tours to the nature reserve should be booked separately.

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