Alpine Ski Touring

Mountains & Fjords of the North

An Alpine ski tour adventure in North Iceland’s Troll Peninsula. A popular winter activity!

Tour code: IMG50

Ski From Impressive Summits To The Ocean In North Iceland

Just below the Arctic circle lies Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjörður and the capital of northern Iceland, Akureyri. Surrounded by numerous summits, ranging from 1200 to 1500 m (4000 - 4900 ft), Eyjafjörður offers a great number of interesting descents and is an ideal location for a scenic fjord tour. Your highly experienced and knowledgeable ski guide will ensure that you get to experience the best skiing this area has to offer in a safe and fun way.  Most of your time will be spent on the west side of the fjord, on the peninsula of Tröllaskagi (Peninsula of the Trolls), but we will also visit the peaks of the east side. The high northern location of these mountains will assure a good quantity of snow. The view over the neighbouring mountains and down to the deep blue fjord is both magnificent and surreal. You will have ample opportunities to earn your turns in this breathtaking area. In the late afternoon, local swimming pools, that sometimes look more like a spa (heated with the geothermal hot water), are a welcoming place to relax after a day of skiing from a mountain summit to the ocean. In the evenings, you will rest up in a cozy country guesthouse. Join us for some of the best alpine skiing in Iceland.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Demanding

    Demanding

    Demanding some effort and certain endurance. Good health and some hiking experience is required. 6-8 hours walk per day. Often involves carrying your own gear.

  • AVAILABILITY

    Mar - Apr

  • DURATION

    6 days

  • Pickup

    Included

  • Group Size

    6 - 12 participants (second guide for groups 9 - 12)

  • Language

    English

  • 18

    Minimum age

    18 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Country guesthouse/cottage

  • Alpine skiing per day

    3 - 8 hrs

  • Maximum accumulated ascent

    1500 m (5000 ft)

Customer Reviews

We did the “Mountains and Fjords of the North Tour” which included 6 days of skiing. What a great experience! We perhaps got a bit lucky with the weather, but we started with three sunny ski days with great snow followed by 3 somewhat gray days but still with great skiing. Our guide Johann planned great tours for us and adjusted them a bit based on our abilities. He also was our cook and the meals were great. We enjoyed getting to know the other campers which included two Scots, Swiss, French, and us two Americans.
MissionMan, USA2018-04-14

Tour Highlights

Amazing ocean views

Relaxing in a hot tub

Skiing down impressive slopes

Ski touring at its best

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Country cottage accommodation in made up beds
  • Transport in 4x4 mini bus
  • Breakfast (5), Lunch (6), Dinner (5)

Not Included

  • Skiing equipment
  • Entrance fees to swimming pools
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík

Optional Extras

  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour