Highlights of the Tour
- Ski across Iceland
- Natural hot baths
- Landmannalaugar geothermal area
10-Day Cross-Country Ski Expedition across the Icelandic Highlands
Our reward is an incredible combination of wide open spaces and impressive mountainous landscape and geothermal activity; here snow, ice, fire and water come together to create an enchanting winter world. The snow covered vastness, unpredictable winter weather conditions, and the isolation make this tour a personal challenge for the participants.
This tour is challenging and weather can be harsh but we have good access to huts on the way. We recommend this tour as a preparation for the Greenland Crossing Expedition. For beginners in cross country skiing we recommend the Landmannalaugar in Winter ski tour before attempting the Sprengisandur crossing.
Participants should arrive in Reykjavík on March 12th (the latest) since there is a meeting with the guide in the morning of the 13th.
Total walking distance: 220 km (137 miles)
Altitude: 600–1100 m (1950-3600 feet)
Maximum ascent: 900 m (2900 feet)
Level of difficulty: Demanding to strenuous
Sprengisandur - Traverse of the Icelandic Highlands: Expedition Manual
Included : Guide for 10 days for groups up to 6 participants and assistant guide for groups from 7-12 participants, food for 10 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 10), domestic flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri, transportation from Akureyri to Eyjafjörður, hut fees, tents (3 nights), cooking gear, pulkas/sleds and transportation from Sigalda to Reykjavík.
Note: There is a meeting with the guide (in the morning) on the day before departure to go over the equipment and other travel details.
This tour offers an ideal training opportunity for those who want to join the Greenland Crossing Expedition or other Arctic Expeditions. However, it's first and foremost a challenging way of exploring the Icelandic highlands during the winter season.
Meeting Point: Participants are picked up at accommodation in Reykjavík before the morning meeting with the guide and then again when the tour starts in Reykjavík, and dropped off at accommodation in Reykjavík at the end of the tour.
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