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5-day private ski tour in Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Let one of the certified guides in the Icelandic Mountain Guides team show you the way to an amazing adventure up north with this private 5-day ski tour program around Landmannalaugar, Iceland.

Duration5 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

This 5-day private Alpine ski tour in Landmannalaugar will take you exploring Iceland’s best slopes!

Iceland is an amazing place for Alpine skiing and although is not as recognized as the continental Scandinavia, it has some great spots right below the Arctic Circle.

And this program will take you to the last truly wild places in Europe: The Icelandic Highlands.

Plus the landscape offers incredible contrasts between the volcanic scenery and the ocean. The lava fields, craters and snow filled gorges will make you realize the power of nature, while the vast ocean will show you the solitude and greatness of the Earth.

And we’ll be going through this magnificent landscape in winter, when snow covers it all. Our Base camp will be Landmannalaugar, which has some of the most amazing geothermal hot springs in the world. So every afternoon after a hard day of skiing you’ll be able to relax in the perfect natural hot springs.

And all of these can be completed with the possibility of spotting some Northern Lights, which might be one of the most fascinating natural events in the world!

So don’t hesitate and send us a request to make this amazing adventure you next holiday trip! We guarantee that you won’t forget this amazing experience!

Disclaimer

Please note that the described itineraries can change. The final decision on which routes will be skied each day rests with the guide and is based on prevailing conditions. There is an abundance of skiing possibilities in the area.

Meeting point

Reykjavík

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Itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavík – Landmannalaugar

Early pick up from the accommodation at 7:30. Leaving Reykjavík we head east on the road towards Hellisheiði. After passing the village of Selfoss, we push north-west into Iceland’s interior, in the direction of the Atlantic rift. This road, the only road to the mountains that is cleared of snow, brings to Landmannalaugar where our vehicle drops us off. After getting our luggage into the hut we put on our skis. Our path takes us to a nearby mountain Reykjakollur. On our way, we will explore beautiful hot springs in the foothills of the mountain. When back at the hut the geothermal hot pool awaits us just a few dozen meters from the hut.
Driving: 4hrs   Skiing: 3hrs.     Altitude gain/ascent: 2-300m.

 

 

Day 2: Brennisteinsalda and Bláhnúkur

We start our day by touring through the stunning Laugahraun lava field. We then ascent through a concentration of steam vents on the hills of Brennisteinsalda and to the summit. From there we ski down to Brennisteinsöldukvísl from where we ascent up the hills of Bláhnúkur for a wonderful view over Landmannalaugar and Laugahraun.  After skiing down to Brandsgil we head back to the hut for a hot bath in the pool.

Skiing: 5-6hrs.     Altitude gain/ascent: 600 m.

Day 3: Suðurnámur 

On our skis we head out through the lava fields and towards Vondugil, before ascending a crater up to the summit of the mountain Suðurnámur. When the weather is good we can see the vastness of the open spaces extending from Vatnajökull to the east to Hofsjökull in the west of the vast rift. From there, there is an option to ski down the north side and ascent again before we descend towards Landmannalaugar.
Skiing: 5-6hrs.     Altitude gain/ascent: 300-600m.

Day 4: Háalda and/or Breiðalda

After touring through the Laugahraun lava and towards Vondugil we will explore the canyons and hot springs of Vondugil. We then ascent Breiðalda and/or Háalda from the canyon. From there we descent to Vondugil again before heading back to Landmannalaugar and its hot springs.

Skiing: 5-6hrs.    Altitude gain/ascent: 600m.

Day 5: Landmannalaugar – Reykjavík

Today we head out for a short tour to Reykjakollur, Bláhnjúkur or Suðurnámur before we get picked up around noon. We leave the Landmannalaugar hut and head north past Frostastaðavatn and the lava fields of Dómadalur and towards Sigalda. We return to Reykjavík where we arrive in the late afternoon.

Driving: 4hrs   Skiing: 3hrs.


About the guide

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Icelandic Mountain Guides has been setting the standard in terms of safety, expertise and environmental protection in Iceland since its creation in 1994. Our outdoor adventure company is owned and operated by mountain guides and was the first to offer the Glacier Walk in Iceland, which was key to the industry's exponential growth.

You will find our company's headquarters in Reykjavik and our base camp in the stunning Skaftafell National Park. Whether you want to go hiking, skiing or climbing or whether you are looking for a day tour or a multi-day tour, we can help you. Come with us to discover everything Iceland and Greenland have to offer.


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Prices per person

Group of 4

USD 2308 each

Group of 5

USD 2308 each

Group of 6

USD 2308 each

Group of 7

USD 2308 each

Group of 8

USD 2308 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• A minimum of 4 people is required for this trip. The price is US$ 2238 per person with a maximum of 12 clients.


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