Iceland Ski Touring

From the mountains to the sea

An exciting Backcountry Access ski touring trip to Iceland.

North Iceland is an absolute paradise for ski touring. Perfect spring snow, long daylight hours and stunning skiing above the sea. The Troll Peninsular, in the north of Iceland is an off-piste skiers dream with mountains cascading into the sea along with larger mountains further inland.

It may be possible to have heli assisted touring to get into the highlands on one or two days (optional at extra cost), or even to ski from the lift system in Akureyri (optional at extra cost), but the real joy is to ski from the summits to the beach on great snow with amazing views over the Arctic Ocean.

 

This adventure is for:
Experienced off piste skiers: levels 5 and above

Skiers with a good level of fitness to skin and ski all day long for 6 days. Ascents can last up to 4-5 hours but as always the more you work the greater the accomplishment, the greater the rewards.

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Essential Information

Time of Year
April
Days Per Week
6
Hours Per Day
Full days
Skiers per group
Average 6 maximum 8
SKI PASSES
Not required
Ski Equipment
Touring skis, skins and ski crampons are required
Video Analysis
No
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Transceiver, shovel, probe, ski crampons, backpack with ski carrying straps
Helmet
Strongly advised

THE ITINERARY

Get ready for a ski touring adventure of a lifetime.

A tour directly from the town of Ólafsfjörður, where our lodgings are, up to Mulakolla  (970m) and Kerahnjukur (1097m). Hard work but the rewards are with it with magnificent views east down to Fjord Eyjafjörður.

A 30 minute drive north west to the small fishing village of Siglufjordur followed by a tour up Steinneshnjukur (857m) and Pallahnjukur (861m). The scenery is spectacular looking directly across the North Atlantic Ocean.

A 30 minute drive south will take us to the town of Dalvik on the western shore of Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland. You can see across to the island of Hrísey often referred to as “The Pearl of Eyjafjörður”. From Dalvik we can tour up to the top of Dagrihnjukur (1048).

Head east and take a ferry across the Fjord to Grenivik and that opens up some more peaks.

An option is to get a heli drop on the top of Stapar (1397) , skiing the east side, then skinning up Heidingi (1402m) before skiing back out to the heli ski centre.

Hotel Brimnes and Cabins
Note: Itinerary can change from day to day depending on weather, snow conditions along with group fitness and ability.

Available Dates for Iceland Ski Touring courses

Iceland Ski Touring
29/04/19
04/05/19

£2122
Ólafsfjördur