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Hiking in the natural reserve

boat ride

Hiking in the natural reserve

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
9.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French
boat ride

Hiking in the natural reserve

boat ride

Hiking in the natural reserve

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
9.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

We will leave Bolungarvik by boat to land on the beach of Adalvik in the nature reserve. We will take a four-hour walk to reach Hesteyri. We will cross beaches, lakes, peaks ... in short some diversified and beautiful landscapes. On arrival, if you have been wise and I am not too hungry, we will enjoy a four hour at the Old Doctor House, some pancakes and a coffee or a chocolate. If you do not have enough to walk, we will try to convince the captain to get us back to the old whaling station of Hesteyri before heading back to Bolungarvik.

Your host

Learn more about Stéphanie

Stéphanie

I have been guiding travelers to Hornstrandir for 5 years. I am particularly attached to the wildlife and landscapes of this place. I usually guide in the north of the reserve but this year I want to share a beautiful hike from the south of the nature reserve. We will discover the flora, fauna and taste the famous crepes of the Old Doctor House if you have been wise. I have First Aid (Wilderness First Responder) diplomas if you have the bad idea of ​​hurting yourself, the Yacht Master if you bring back the clouds with you and a good dose of good humor if you want to share, although to be honest, I do not have a diploma for this last criterion ...

What's included

Transportation
Travel from Bolungarvik to Hesteyri and travel from Hesteyri to Bolungarvik.
Equipment
Satellite phone, spot track, maps, first aid items ...

Where you'll be

Adalvik is the most western bay of Hornstrandir. There is a large white sand beach that a river runs through in the middle. You will have plenty of time to familiarize yourself with this river when you cross it barefoot. Do not worry, there will be more to cross to the lakes. A desert summit will take us to the moon, upstream of rocks without vegetation before returning to a semblance of civilization in Hesteyri.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Food

More tips

In case of bad weather, the ferry can be canceled, we can offer you another excursion off reserve if you wish or a refund.

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Stéphanie
Hiking in the natural reserve
New experience
From $349/person
New experience
From $349/person