Skiing between the Fjords - IMG556

Photo:  Jan Zelina
Photo:  Jan Zelina
Photo:  Jan Zelina
Photo:  Jan Zelina
Photo:  Jan Zelina
Photo:  Jan Zelina
Photo:  Jan Zelina

Fosshotel Austfirðir

Fosshotel Austfirðir

Tour type: Alpine Ski Touring

Difficulty:

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HARD

Price from:  

Adult: 275.000

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Duration: 6 days

Accommodation: Hotel with private facilities including breakfast

Group size: 5-12 participants

Skiing per day: 5-7 hours per day

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • The untouched slopes of the East
    • Stunning scenery and northern lights
    • Charming hotel and small villages

    Skiing Adventure in East Iceland
    Narrow fjords surrounded by steep mountains plunged into the sea and tiny fishing villages is the setting for our East Iceland skiing adventure. The slopes of these mountains are perfect for back country skiing and ski mountaineering! Our base on this tour will be in the village of Fáskrúðsfjörður where we stay at the charming Fosshotel Austfirðir, located in an historic building from the early 20th century that was previously used as a hospital for French fishermen and houses a museum about that ear. From our base there we will travel between the fjords of the east, and each day find the best available mountains for our adventure. A truly unique ski touring trip in an uncharted area.

    Alpine skiing touring: 5-7 hours per day.
    Elevation: 0 -1200 meters (0-3940 feet)
    Maximum accumulated ascent: 800 - 1200 m (2635-3950 feet).

    D1: Reykjavík - Egilsstaðir - Fáskrúðsfjörður. D2: Fáskrúðsfjörður. D3: Seyðisfjörður. D4: Norðfjörður/Mjóifjörður. D5: Stöðvarfjörður/Breiðdalur. D6: Fáskrúðsfjöður - Egilsstaðir - Reykjavík.

    Included: Ski- guide (assistant guide for groups from 9 - 12 participants), breakfast (5), lunch (6), welcome dinner on D1.

    Accommodation: Fosshotel Fáskúðsfjörður. Transport: Flights to and from Egilsstaðir, local transport during the tour.

    Not included: Dinner from D2.

    There will be no more departures in 2017. Please contact incoming@mountainguides.is for information regarding departures for 2018.

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  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1: Reykjavik – Egilsstaðir-Fáskrúðsfjörður
    Early morning flight from Reykjavik domestic airport to Egilsstaðir. The flight takes 60 min. From the airport we head out to Fáskrúðsfjörður, a small picturesque fishing town south of Egilsstaðir. Our basecamp will be the comfortable Fosshotel Austfirðir. We get settled at our hotel and head out for the first skiing experience in the afternoon in one of the beautiful mountains surrounding the fjord. Return to hotel to get ready for our welcome dinner. 
    Driving: 1 hr Skiing: 3 hrs Ascent/Descent: 6-700m (1965-2300)

    Day 2: Fáskrúðsfjörður
    Our project for this day will be the steep and photogenic mountains surrounding the Fáskrúðsfjörður fjord. We ascent a 1.100 m peak with a beautiful ocean view. 
    Driving: 1 hr Skiing: 5 hrs Ascent/Descent: 800-1100m (2200-3600)

    Day 3: Seyðisfjörður
    We drive for approximately 1 hour to the beautiful village of Seyðisfjörður surrounded by very steep mountains and cascading or frozen waterfalls, where we will ascent a 1.200 m mountain which towers over the town. After skiing down towards the sea we stop for an “après ski” or a coffee in this village made up with multicolored wooden houses. The picturesque Seyðisfjörður is the most historically and architecturally interesting town in east Iceland. It’s also a friendly place with a community of artists, musicians and craftspeople. Return to our hotel. 
    Driving: 2 hrs Skiing: 5 hrs Ascent/Descent: 900-1100 m (2950-3600)

    Day 4: Norðfjörður
    In the middle of the numerous Eastern fjords we find the Norðfjörður, were we will be heading for today’s skiing. We will be skiing from a narrow summit which separates the Norðfjörður and the uninhabited Mjóifjörður. On the way back we will stop at the local ski resort in Oddskarð and if the snow condition allow we will ski off “piste” all the way to the sea in Reyðarfjörður. Short drive through the tunnel back to our hotel. 
    Driving: 1 hr Skiing: 5 hrs Ascent/Descent: 900-1100 m (2950-3600)

    Day 5: Stöðvarfjörður
    This day will be spent going between the fjords of Fáskrúðsfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður and Breiðdalur. 
    Driving: 1 hr Skiing: 5 hrs Ascent/Descent: 9-1200 m (2950-3900)

    Day 6: Return to Reykjavik
    On our last day of skiing we will ascent the backyard peak of our hotel. From the summit we can see the see on both sides. In the afternoon we drive to Egilsstaðir airport for the 60 min flight to Reykjavik domestic airport where our tour ends. 
    Driving: 1 hr Skiing: 3 hrs Ascent/Descent: 500-700 m (1650-2300)

    Please note that the day to day activities are subject to change according to weather and snow condition and will not necessary be in the described order. Final decision on which routes will be skied each day is in the hands of the guide, and is based on snow conditions, avalanche danger etc.

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