Alpine Ski Touring

Alpine skiing in Landmannalaugar

Ski touring in the third largest geothermal area in the world. A once in a lifetime experience.

Tour code: IMG56

Experience Ski Touring in the Magical Icelandic Highlands

This adventure shows how Iceland can rival continental Scandinavia when it comes to Alpine skiing. The Icelandic Highlands are Europe’s last true wilderness, and they offer striking contrasts amidst an incredibly diverse volcanic landscape. As your professional and knowledgeable skiing guide leads you through the terrain, you’ll witness craters, lava fields, snow filled gorges and canyons where thick steam bursts out of the Earth. Travelling through these magnificent surroundings in the summer is already an amazing experience, but winter allows for a unique adventure. The Highlands are blanketed in snow and feature skiing opportunities open to only a few. During this time of the year, the region is calm and serene. The natural wonders create striking contrasts and set the scene for an unforgettable experience. After a fun day of skiing, you can enjoy a dip in a natural hot spring under the evening sky. If the conditions are right, you might see the Northern Lights.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Moderate Difficulty

    Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

  • AVAILABILITY

    Feb - Apr

  • DURATION

    5 days

  • Pickup

    Included

  • Group Size

    4 - 12 participants (second guide for groups 9 - 12)

  • Language

    English

  • 18

    Minimum age

    18 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories

  • Alpine skiing per day

    3 - 6 hrs

  • Maximum accumulated ascent

    600 m (2000 ft)

Customer Reviews

I wouldn’t change anything about my tour. It was really perfect...Ivar, our guide, was one of the best because he really knows the area and the region really well, and he explained and it was really one of the best ski trips I have ever had.
Ruth Z, Germany — 2016-11-03

Tour Highlights

Ski touring in winter landscape

Relax in a natural pool

Volcanic landscapes and steaming hot springs

Northern Lights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
  • Transport in a mountain highland truck
  • Breakfast (4), Lunch (5), Dinner (4)

Not Included

  • Skiing equipment
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík

Optional Extras

  • Sleeping bag
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour