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.