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9-day Ski Touring Trip to Iceland

Vatnajokull
iceland
Iceland
Trek in Northern Iceland
Iceland

Join IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide Matteo on a unique ski journey through the rugged and stunning landscapes of Iceland.

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9 Days

Apr, May

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Iceland is a magical place, known for its unique landscapes and mythology. Because it is so way up north, it is a perfect place for snow lovers and ski enthusiasts. Additionally, its stunning fjords, glaciers and volcanoes make it a favorite travel spot for explorers. However, because it is a rather remote destination it is always best to go in company of a good guide. On this 1 week ski touring trip to Iceland I will gladly show you the beautiful hidden places of this breathtaking destination!

The week long tour is designed so that every day we will see a different Icelandic gem. We begin by flying into Reykjavik from Milan. From there, we will head to Akureyri which will lead us to our ski tour starting point in Dalvik. This stunning little town in the North of Iceland is also a common destination for whale watching! From there, we will set off on our ski tour through different mountains and explore glaciers, lakes and stunning landscapes! Also, on the fifth day, we will drive to Lake Myvatn. This beautiful spot is the result of volcanic activity and is a unique place to visit. It will also give us a chance to rest our legs a bit for the final ski tour days.

Because we will be skiing intensively for a week, a good level of fitness is very important. Some prior skiing experience is also preferable. However, I will be there every step of the way to guide you and show you the ropes. On this trip you will get the chance to improve your skiing skills as well as to explore a unique and beautiful territory!

Are you ready to set off on a dream ski touring trip to Iceland? Then book your place now and join me to this magical destination! I will be happy to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe trip!

I also offer another ski tour in Iceland that starts off from the gorgeous town of Ólafsfjörður. Make sure to check it out and explore it with us!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 5250 Each

Group of 2

EUR 3650 Each

Group of 3

EUR 3000 Each

Group of 4

EUR 2500 Each

Group of 5

EUR 2400 Each

Group of 6

EUR 2300 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Flight to the start

- Personal insurance

Price details

Accommodation for 8 nights in double room included. Drinks and food not included.


Itinerary

Day 1: Departure from Milan

On the first day of our journey, we will part from Milan to Reykjavik. Once there, we will go to Akureyri from where we will depart to Dalvik.

Day 2: Hestskardshnjukur (855m)

On day two we will start our ski tour in Hestskardshnjukur mountain, opposite a beautiful small fjord.

Day 3: Saudanes-hnjukàr (988m)

Next we will explore the  Saudanes-hnjukàr mountain.

Day 4: Kaldbakur (1173m)

Our following ski spot is the Kalbakur mountain in the Westfjord Alps.

Day 5: Lake Myvatn

On day 5 of our trip we will drive to the famous Lake Myvatn set amidst Icelandic volcanoes.

Day 6: Hnjòtafjall Traverse (1130m)

Up next will be the stunning white peaks of the Hnjòtafjall.

Day 7: Reykjarret- Dalvic Traverse

Then we will head to Reykjarret and then back to Dalvic.

Day 8: Vindheimajokull (1456m)

Finally, on our last excursion day we will explore the Vindheimajokull glacier to wrap up a wonderful trip!

Day 9: Return to Milan

After a week of ski touring the beautiful Icelandic mountains we will return to Milan.

 

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Details

More info

ALSO INCLUDED: car rental and extra baggage costs. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING: Ski gear, crampons and ice axe.

Meeting point

Milan

About the guide

I live in the mountain for 300 days every year, I'm expecialized in trip around the world from Jordan (Wady rum for climbing) to Himalaya summit, during the summer I usually to work in the Alps (Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa) but during the autumn is a must to fly in Kalymnos to climbing.

I'm a guide from 2006 and from 2008 I work in Italy in mountain rescue Helicopter and I specialized in avalanche explosive working-from 2015, I become a teacher of italian mountain guide.

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Piemonte, Italy


What people are saying about Matteo Canova

Anonymous

5.00

July, 2019

3 days for beginners, 2 days for more experimented .. and depending on the logging, difficulty increases ... should be more visible .. Booking was made personally but not by the organization team Pros: - Andreas’s skill as a guide, impressive - knowledge of the mountain - calm and patience Cons : - preparation required from Tete Rousse vs Goûter .. better information needed - extra costs related to the summit .. food, lift, trains , ....

Maz Macys

5.00

July, 2018

We were very satisfied with the whole experience. Our guide Matteo was very experienced and taught us a lot during the short trip. He looked after us and made sure that we felt secure even on the most dangerous stages of the ascent and descent. I cannot express enough how happy we were with Matteo's support and guidance. He was very professional during the whole trip and also very jovial and kept us a good company. His knowledge of the mountains and mountaineering is exceptional and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone wishing to climb in the Alps.

Vladimir Kamotski

5.00

June, 2018

We were a bit unlucky with the weather, so we didn't summit. But given the conditions, I think we did the best we could, we've scaled some smaller peaks and practiced our spline skills. Matteo is great guide, highly recommend.




 

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