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6-day Group ski touring in Eyjafjörður, Iceland

Enjoy a truly wild experience on this 6-day group ski touring program in Eyjafjörður, Iceland, in the company of one of the certified guides in the Icelandic Mountain Guides team.

Duration6 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Let us take you out on an adventure you won’t easily forget with this 6-day ski group touring program in Eyjafjörður, Iceland!

We’ve designed an alpine ski touring program to go from hut to hut in the incredible mountain massif that connects the Skjálfandaflói bay with the Eyjafjörður fjord, which is the greatest area for alpine ski touring in Iceland.

During the trip we’ll spend every day skiing around 5 to 8 hours which will take us to go 63 kilometers in 6 days. And even though the maximum height we’ll go through is 1100 m, the north position of Iceland makes the snow t5o be almost perfect every day.

Eyjafjörður is the longest fjord in Iceland and it’s located in the center of the island. We’ll go through a massif that has three mountains ridges. This will allow us to ski the perfect length every day, giving us very nice runs to end up in each hut every afternoon.

We’ll do the tour from the east part of the massif to the west. And we’ll be spending the nights in small, rustic but very cozy mountain huts. And at night there’s always the possibility of spotting the amazing Northern Lights.

So send us a request to book this amazing 6-day group ski touring program in Eyjafjörður and let’s start planning your next adventure in Iceland.

Accommodation

Mountain huts and hostel.

Disclaimer

*Please note that the itineraries described can change. Final decision on which routes will be skied each day is in the hands of the guide, and is based on snow conditions, avalanche danger etc. There are abundant possibilities for skiing in the area.

More info

- This tour can also be offered as a private departure. - All meals are including except for the dinner on the first night.

Meeting point

Reykjavik.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavík - Kinnarfjöll

Pick up from accommodation at 8:00. Flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri. Warm up by a around 4-6 hours touring in the mountains close to Akureyri. At the end of the day we check ourselves in at one of the hostels, and head  for dinner.
Skiing: 4-6 hours. Ascent: 800m (2000ft) – Descent: 800m (2000ft).

Day 2: Kotárhnúkur - Heiðarhús

Crossing of the Kinnarfjöll mountains, passing the valley Kotadalur and the 1211 m high Kotárhnúkur. We then descent into the wide Flateyjardalur to the Heiðarhús hut where we pass the night.
Skiing: 5-7 hours . Ascent: 1500m (4900f) – Descent: 1400m (4500f)

 

Day 3: Skálavíkurhnúkur

With skins on we climb the ridges of the Skálavíkurhnúkur peak. From the top there is a fantastic view over the Skjálfandi bay and the row of peaks to the north. Beautiful descent to the same hut where we stay for a second night.
Skiing: 5 to 8 hours Ascent/descent: 1000m (3280f)

 

Day 4: Lambaskálar – Gil

From our hut we climb the slopes towards the peaks of Lambaskálar 980m high (3210f). We pass north of the peaks, climbing them if conditions allow. We then ski down the steep slopes of Lambárstykki, towards the hut at Gil where we stay for the night.
Skiing: 5 to 7 hours Ascent/descent: 900m (2950f)

Day 5: Gil

From the hut Gil we will move north, down the valley and towards the ocean. There are plenty of options to choose from as we start climbing – endless slopes and bowls. We set our day up with a few climbs and runs that by the time we have had our fill, leave us with one final run ending at the hut. This last night is spent in Gil.
Skiing: 5 to 7 hours Ascent/descent: 900m (2950f)

Day 6: Þröskuldur – Kaldbakur - Akureyri

Climb from the hut at Gil to the col at Þröskuldur and from there up the ridge to the summit of Kaldbakur 1160m (3800f). From there a magnificent descent towards the village Grenivík and the Eyjafjörður fjord. Close to the village we get picked up and drive to Akureyri airport for our flight back to Reykjavik.
Skiing: 5 – 7 hours Ascent: 1060m (3480f) – Descent: 1160m (3800f)


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 6

USD 3339 each

Group of 7

USD 3339 each

Group of 8

USD 3339 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Flight to the start of the trip

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• A minimum of 6 people is required for this trip. The price is US$ 3238 per person up to 12 clients.


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