Highlights of the Tour
- Alpine ski touring at its best
- Ski from impressive summits to the ocean
- Relax in hot tubs after hard but rewarding days
6 day alpine ski touring in the northern mountains of Iceland - a popular winter activity!
Just below the Arctic circle lies Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjörður, home of the capital of northern Iceland, Akureyri. Surrounded by numerous summits ranging from 1200 to 1500 m (4000-4900 feet), Eyjafjörður offers a great number of interesting descents and is an ideal location for a scenic fjord tour. Most of our time will be spent on the west side of the fjord, on the peninsula of Tröllaskagi (Peninsula of the Trolls), but we will also visit the peaks of the east side. The high northern location of these mountains will assure a good quantity of snow and the view over the neighbouring mountains and down to the deep blue fjord is both magnificent and surreal. In late afternoon local swimming pools, that sometimes look more like a spa (heated with the geothermal hot water), provide a welcoming relaxation. Lodgings in a country guest house.
Read about Ruth's remote and exhilarating multi-day ski tour in Northern Iceland.
Walking/Alpine Skiing: 3-8 hours day.
Elevation: 250 -1500 meters (850-4900 feet)
Maximum ascent: 1500 m (5000 feet).
Total distance: 63 kilometers (40 miles)
Included : Guide for 6 days for groups up to 8 participants and assistant guide for groups from 9-12 participants, food for 6 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 6), all transportation during the 6 days, 5 nights in a country guest house.
Not included: Entry fees to swimming pools (each entry is approx. 450 ISK per person), visit to micro brewery.
Meeting Point : The participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavik at the beginning of the tour.