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Challenging Ski touring in the West Fjords

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Let a certified guide take you ski touring to the most remote areas of the West Fjords and enjoy the most isolated and beautiful landscape of Iceland.

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1 Day

Mar, Apr, May


Today I am inviting to an advanced ski touring expedition, only for brave people! It is about a medium-to-hard-level trip in the West Fjords with 1 or more days of duration.

West Fjords are an amazing ski touring spot is Iceland and it’s ideal for those who enjoy being surprised by something new each day. I mean you must be ready for everything. Some days it is not possible to ski because of bad weather (guiding will not be charged). Or may we will be stuck in the middle of an Iceland storm (it is really exciting!)

The best part of this trip is the extra activities you will do in case of those kind of incidentals. You can stay in the town, visit the local swimming pool or may go surfing. 

But I have even more reasons why I would like to be your guide in this ski touring trip in West Fjords:

  • Easy access

  • Beautiful views, skiing down to the ocean

  • Home area (where I grew up)

  • Great opportunity to advanced skiing : couloirs, big mountain skiing

  • Very isolated place, very few tourists

  • Small town in the middle of nowhere – Off the beaten tracks

I recommend the months of March, April and May. But the off season is also really good, specially from November 25th to end of February. Although the climate during the off season is variable and there are only few hours of light, I think it is a great opportunity to ski during the northern light. It will be an unforgettable experience!

If you come to Iceland, don’t forget to take your ski crampons. And if you can also take your own equipment, it will be better. Rental equipment in West Fjords is not always good.

The price is 50K per day for groups of no more than 6 participants. The price includes guiding fee, safety training and food cooked by Nanny, my mum 😉

Accommodation is not included in the price, but I can suggest some comfortable places to stay:

  • Hotel Ísafjörður

  • Gamla Guest House

  • Koddinn Guest House

You can ask me for more details about these lodges or any question you have. It will be a very exciting and challenging ski touring adventure. And I will be waiting anxiously for your contact. 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Tips

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner



Hotel Ísafjörður Gamla Guest House Koddinn Guest House

More info

700 -1500 meters positive. Walking around 10-12 km (based on the access)

About the guide

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

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Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

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Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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