Cross Country Skiing

Landmannalaugar in Winter

Cross-country ski in the third largest geothermal area in the world. A truly unforgettable adventure.

Tour code: IMG53

Discover the Icelandic Highlands on Cross-Country Skis

When it comes to cross-country skiing, Iceland’s highlands offer fantastic conditions for a winter adventure. Our northerly location, just below the Arctic Circle, and volcanic landscape, create striking contrasts and incredible diverse natural features. A cozy mountain hut in Landmannalaugar, the third largest geothermal area in the world, will be your base camp for the entire tour. As you traverse this landscape with your professional skiing guide leading the way, you will witness craters, lava fields, snow filled gorges and canyons, where thick steam bursts out of the earth. During the summer, this area is equally beautiful but bustling with people. Winter offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore this famous area with few people around. After a fun-filled day of cross-country skiing, you can relax in a warm hot spring under the enchanting evening sky. If you’re lucky, the Northern Lights might put on a dazzling display.

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. 2-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

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    Feb - Mar

  • Group 319


    5 days

  • Group 110



  • Group 550

    Group Size

    4 - 12 participants

  • Group 65



  • 16

    Minimum age

    16 yrs

  • Group 244


    Mountain hut

  • Group 377

    Walking per day

    5 - 6 hrs

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    Total Distance

    100 km (60 mi)

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    Max. Ascent

    500 m (1640 ft)

Customer Reviews

My wife and I just completed the Icelandic Mountain Guides 6 day cross country ski tour, based at the hut in Landmannalaugar...What a fantastic trip! Our guide Maxime was incredible, we cannot say enough about him or his knowledge of everything Icelandic. The scenery could not be beat and the whole experience was really, really special. Even had one crystal clear night where the Northern Lights filled the sky. Wow.
Ronald K, USA2015-03-01

Tour Highlights

Cross country skiing in the highlands

Hot springs in the snow

Hot bath at the end of the day

Enjoy the frozen winter world


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
  • 4x4 minibus or Super Jeep
  • Breakfast (4), Lunch (5), Dinner (4)

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • Skiing equipment
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík

Optional Extras

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

Practical Information