Trip Length: 5 days, 4 nights
Trip Type: Ski or Snowboarding at Icelandic resorts
The trip is based in the adorable small city of Akureyri,located on the largest fjord in Iceland, Eyjafjordur, on the Troll Peninsula.
You’ll have access to 3 different Icelandic ski resorts and possibilities for skiing fresh tracks every day. This versatile terrain is made up of peaks ranging between 800 and 1100 meters so there’s always great skiing in variable conditions. At the end of the day, you can find a warm place to relax your muscles in Iceland’s natural hot springs. With the continual daylight of the Arctic Sun overhead and mild temperatures, snow conditions remain favorable with great corn skiing and often powder well into mid May.
December 23 to December 28th, 2018 (then stay for New Year’s Eve!) – SOLD OUT
March 11th to March 15th, 2019
March 18th to March 22nd, 2019
March 25th to March 29th, 2019
$1999 per person, double occupancy
Day 1 – Leaving Reykjavik at 11 am, we have a long drive ahead of us today, but we will break it up with a short hike to some mudpots and geological features along the way, and also the famous infinity hot springs pool on the ocean in Hofsfoss! Arrive to our home base in Akureyri
Day 2 – A big hearty, hot cooked breakfast before starting the day on the slopes of Bjardall, Iceland’s second largest (and some say the best!) ski area.
Day 3 – Today we will ski or snowboard the small, quaint ski resort in seaside town of Dalvik. Arriving for first lift, we will hit it hard for several hours before having time for an optional boat trip for whale watching in the afternoon, with great hot springs in the evening before dinner. Overnight in apartment
Day 4 – Our third and last day of skiing or snowboarding Iceland, we will head out in the morning after breakfast to Siglafjordur, and spend the full day riding. After, we will transfer to Reykjavik but not before stopping at the incredible arctic oceanfront infinity hotsprings in Hofs!
Day 5 –An included breakfast at the apartment, after which most folks will need to head to the airport, with an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon (which due to its immense popularity must be reserved ahead of time. Our driver and van will be available the entire day today to take you to the Keflavik airport at no cost.
Trip Inclusions: Rental 4×4 vehicles for the duration of the trip, apartment in Rejkyavik the first night then in Ólafsfjörður, the services of the mountain guide for the duration of the trip, radio vhf for emergency.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch Days 2,3, and 4.
Trip Exclusions: International flight to/from Rejkyavik, a few meals, skis or snowboards, expedition/travel insurance
Please note: While we adhere to our published course itineraries as closely as possible, please note the Guide has absolute discretion in the interests of safety, snow and weather conditions and other external factors to vary planned itineraries without notice should he deem it necessary to do so.
Recommended Packing List:
– Small first aid kit including a blister kit
– Ski socks
– Warm underwear / wool or synthetics
– Pants, e.g soft-shell
– Light fleece jacket
– Soft-shell jacket or other wind proof and breathable layer. – Waterproof jacket and pants.
– Light puffy jacket (e.g. down or primaloft).
– Warm hat.
– Water bottle / thermos
– Gloves – two pairs thin and thick
– Sun block, lip balm etc.
– Back-pack with straps for skis (30 liters)