Landmannalaugar, Iceland, 6 Day Group Ski Tour

Let one of the certified guides in the Icelandic Mountain Guides team take you on this 6-day group cross country skiing program in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. Enjoy its volcanic landscapes and Northern Lights.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Let us guide you into a remote and extremely solitary area in this 6-day group Cross country ski tour in Landmannalaugar, Iceland!

    Iceland has an amazing cross country terrain that few people know about. Its northerly locations lying just below the Arctic Circle have no reason to be jealous of the world recognized continental Scandinavia, plus you have the magnificent possibility of spotting some Northern Lights. 
    So during this program you’ll be able to watch the incredible contrasts and diverse volcanic landscapes. There are lava fields, snow filled gorges, craters and canyons right there for you to enjoy.

    And if you think that going over these wonderful surroundings in summertime is a beautiful experience, during the winter, it’s an amazing adventure available only to a few.

    Landmannalaugar will be our starting point for the trip. During summer it’s known for it’s colorful scenery and for being the third largest source of geothermal hot springs. And the area becomes calm and very solitary in winter. Its landscape is even more incredible with steam clouds that rise from the snow-clad hills.

    We’ll be going over more than 100 kilometers in total with and altitude change from 400 to 1100 meters. Every afternoon you’ll have the possibility of bathing in hot springs under the afternoon sky, full of colors and magic.

    So let us take you into this unknown terrain! Send us a request and we’ll start organizing your next big adventure.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    2449 USD

    Group of 5
    2449 USD

    Group of 6
    2449 USD

    Group of 7
    2449 USD

    Group of 8
    2449 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     A minimum of 4 people is required for this trip. The price is US$ 2449 per person with a maximum of 12 clients.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Reykjavík – Sigalda –Landmannalaugar

      Early pick up from the accommodation at 7:30. Leaving Reykjavík we head east on the road of 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 us to Sigalda, 23 km from Landmannalaugar where our vehicle drops us off. Here we put on our skis and set course in the direction of the lava fields of Bjallahraun. Our path takes us over the Hnausar pass, where it slightly descends to the lake Frostastaðavatn, before arriving at Landmannalaugar. We set camp in the mountain refuge where our luggage awaits us, and take our first hot bath just s few dozen meters from the hut.
      Driving: 3hrs   Skiing: 6hrs.     Difference in altitude: 100m.

    • Day 2Ljótipollur crater –  Landmannalaugar

      A day spent in the discovery of Ljótipollur, an enormous crater born out of a series of eruptions that rattled the region in the 15th century. The crater, which erupted on a fissure segment and is about 1.5 km long, is the home of an impressive lake. From underneath its white winter coat, we’ll most probably catch a glimpse of the black and red colors of its steep rocky walls. We continue the loop to the imposing mountain Kirkjufell before returning to the hut and a hot bath.
      Skiing: 5hrs.    Difference in altitude: 100m.

    • Day 3Stórihver hot spring – Hrafntinnusker mountain hut – Landmannalaugar

      We start our ascent through a concentration of steam vents on the hills of Brennisteinsalda, passing the crest to reach the great hot spring Stórihver. There we are met by an enormous opening emitting huge curls of vapor accompanied by a mystifying roar in this otherwise serene landscape. If the weather is favorable, we press on to the ice caves of Hrafntinnusker, before going around this obsidian mountain to reach the small mountain hut that lies there at an altitude of almost 1100m. From there, an easy descent to Landmannalaugar and its hot springs.
      Skiing: 6hrs.     Difference in altitude: 550 m.

    • Day 4“The Hat” – “The Bold“– Landmannalaugar.

      The craters Hattur (the Hat) and Skalli “the Bold” that give us breathtaking views of close by glacier Torfajökull (1199m) and the gorges of Jökulgil.  If we are greeted with clear skies we might even catch a glimpse of the great Vatnajökull  (the largest glacier in Europe) and the highest point in Iceland, and the immense ice caps of Hofsjökull and Langjökull.  In the late afternoon a good soak in the hot baths in Landmannalaugar.
      Skiing: 5hrs.     Difference in altitude: 600m.

    • Day 5The Hot springs of Vondugil – Suður Námur –  Landmannalaugar

      On our skis we explore the canyons and hot springs of Vondugil, before ascending a crater up to the summit of the mountain Suðurnámur with its exalting views. When the weather is good we can see the vastness of the open spaces extending from Vatnajökull to the east, to Hofsjökull, to the west of the rift. From there we descend towards Landmannalaugar.
      Skiing: 5hrs.     Difference in altitude: 400 m.

    • Day 6Landmannalaugar – Sigalda –Reykjavík

      We leave the Landmannalaugar hut and head north through the lava fields of Dómadalur and the lake Eskihlíðarvatn. From there we reach Sigalda where our transport is waiting, having picked up our luggage from Landmannalaugar.  We return to Reykjavík where we arrive in the late afternoon.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    Reykjavík.

    Accommodation

    Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation.

    More info

    - This tour can also be offered as a private departure.

    - All departures are in English and French.

     

    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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