Iceland, 10 Day Group Cross Country Ski Tour

Let one of the certified guides in the Icelandic Mountain Guides team take you on this magnificent Cross-country group skiing tour across the Icelandic Highlands for 10 days.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

10 days

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This Cross-Country Group Ski Expedition across the Icelandic Highlands for 10 days is an incredible adventure that will take through an incredible combination of wild spots and impressive mountain landscape with geothermal activity.

    This traverse will take you across the beautiful Sprengisandur, which is a highland plateau located roughly between the Hofsjökull and Vatnajökull glaciers. It’s an ancient pass which use to be one of the most important north-south routes that connected isolated areas.

    So you’ll experience an adventure where you’ll gave to ski pulling a pulka, which is a sled that carries your equipment. This, plus the harsh weather, makes it a challenging tour. But the combination of snow, ice and incredible geothermal waters makes it a unique adventure.

    We’ll be cross-country skiing for around 7 to 9 hours every day, that will makes us cross a total distance of 220 kms. Because of the demanding level of this tour we’ll meet with you in Reykjavík the day before leaving to check your gear and talk about the trip.

    Then we’ll fly to Akureyri and we’ll start our journey through Eyjafjörður. From there on it will be us alone in the middle of the wildest and remotest areas you can imagine!

    But every afternoon you’ll be able to relax in the geothermal hot springs along the way!

    So send us a request to book this amazing group trip and let’s start planning your next big expedition!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    4157 USD

    Group of 5
    4157 USD

    Group of 6
    4157 USD

    Group of 7
    4157 USD

    Group of 8
    4157 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Flight to the start of the trip
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 0Team meeting

      In the morning of the day before departure is a meeting with the guide to go over the equipment and the itinerary for the following week. If anything is missing, we have time to arrange for things or go shopping in the afternoon.

       

    • Day 1Reykjavík - Akureyri - Eyjafjörður

      Our Sprengisandur expedition begins with an early morning flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri, capital of the North. Entering Eyjafjörður, the first day’s project is to get all the gear up to the mountain plateau at 800 m altitude. First night in a small hut.

    • Day 2Laugafell

      On the high plateau we head straight south to Laugafell, where a hot geothermal pool is ready for a moment of relaxation. Night in Laugafell geothermally heated hut.

    • Day 3 to 4Laugafell - Nýidalur

      From Laugafell, we traverse a long plateau of small hills. We set course in the direction of a mountain mass crowned by the glacier Tungnafellsjökull. Our destination is Nýidalur that lies just under the glacier. Third night in a tent and the fourth in Nýidalur hut.

    • Day 5 to 6Nýidalur - Jökulheimar

      From Nýidalur our route takes us closer to the great ice cap of the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest, that dominates the skies to the east. Our route lies through Vonarskarð (Pass of Hope) and over snow covered lava fields to Jökulheimar at the edge of the south-west corner of the glacier. Fifth night in a tent and the sixth in Jökulheimar mountain hut.

    • Day 7 to 8Jökulheimar - Landmannalaugar

      Jökulheimar (meaning literately “Glacier Worlds”) is the source of one of the country’s largest river, Tungnaá. At this time of year the mighty river is typically covered with ice and snow and is therefore like a highway leading all the way to Landmannalaugar a large valley surrounded by colorful rhyolite hills. In Landmannalaugar there’s another extremely appreciated warm natural pool close to the hut. Seventh night in a tent and eighth in Landmannalaugar mountain hut.

    • Day 9Rest day in Landmannalaugar

      A rest day in Landmannalaugar, giving us a chance to explore this geothermal area in its winter coat. Lava fields, mud pots, geysers and hot springs decorate the landscape creating magical contrasts of ice and fire. This day also serves as an extra day in case we are delayed by difficult weather or snow conditions.

       

    • Day 10Landmannalaugar - Sigalda - Reykjavík

      Last leg will take us north-west towards Sigalda, where there is an open road for the vehicle to transport us to Reykjavík.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Reykjavík.

    Accommodation

    Tents and mountain huts.

    More info

    - There is a meeting with the guide (in the morning) on the day before departure to go over the equipment and other travel details.

    - Note that this tour can also be offered as a private departure.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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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