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Ski Touring trips – Iceland

Ski down to the sea in the land of ice & fire!

Ski to the very edge of the Arctic Ocean in the fascinating Troll Peninsula, explore the largest fjord in the country and reach amazing ski runs from a sailboat in the Westfjords.

 

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Ski touring in Iceland is the trip of a lifetime: a journey of exploration, the feeling of standing right at the top of the world and being a spectator of nature’s power while sliding downhill on powder snow. At the doorstep of the Arctic, Iceland deserves a visit for its otherworldly landscapes ―including the stellar presence of the Aurora Borealis―, the lively towns with a vibrant creative energy, the fresh and natural Nordic cuisine and its welcoming people.  

 

 

Good to Know

 

What’s the weather like?

While close to the Arctic, Iceland it’s not really that cold: the average temperature in winter is around 0º degrees, with temperatures dropping to -10º C to the north. The climate can be very windy and unstable. Icelanders often say ‘if you don’t like the weather in Iceland, just wait 5 minutes’.

Language

Icelandic

Currency

Icelandic króna (ISK)

How long should I stay?

6 to 10 days is the ideal time to stay for a ski touring trip in Iceland. Moving through the fjords and reaching untouched places may require using a sailboat or a helicopter, so you need to consider extra time for logistic purposes.

Country Code

+354

Best time to visit

The best cold snow and powder conditions in Iceland go from March to mid-April. During spring (mid-April to June) there’s corn snow good for skiing too.

 

 
 

 

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