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6-days Speedboat-assisted skiing

Join Runar, a certified and experienced guide, on this unique adventure in Iceland. Discover the Icelandic wonders on this 6-days speedboat-assisted skiing tour.

Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripGroup

Description

When you want to go skiing or travelling on a speedboat, there are many famous places that come to one’s mind. However, not many even think about Iceland. This 6-day speedboat-assisted skiing tour in Iceland, will make you forget about any other places you’ve ever been to. So join me on this trip and discover all the magic that Iceland offers.

During our tour, you will enjoy 6 days of world class skiing, as well as stunning views from the speedboat.  

The transportation itself is a wonderful experience. Our speedboat Bjarnarnes  will take you to the best places where you’ll begin your hikes. This will allow you to enjoy the experience of trekking from the sea level to the summit of the mountains. Then, you’ll get to ski down, back to the water. Upon descent, our boat will take you back to our lodge.

The lodge is right at the heart of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. This lodge used to be a farm, and has now become a rustic and cozy welcoming place. The house has its own charm and interesting history, built in 1921 and abandoned in 1948, it guards many intriguing spots and secrets.

Due to its isolation, Kviar is a quiet place and the perfect retreat for those looking for a different kind of adventure. Every day, there will be an exquisite dinner waiting for you in Kviar. You’ll savor every bite of your dinner, and enjoy every minute of sailing and skiing. The tranquility of Kviar will be the perfect setting to reflect on your days full of adventures.

If you are looking for a unique type of trip, search no more. This tour in Iceland is perfect for you! Send me a request and I promise you’ll have an experience difficult to forget.

During April and May of 2019 there will be departures on Mondays. 

Also, if you want to explore this area during the summer, I offer this 6 day kayaking tour as well.

Meeting point

Borea Adventures office on Aðalstræti 17. https://www.boreaadventures.com/about_borea/location/

Accommodation

The Kviar ski lodge.

Disclaimer

Please note the itinerary is just an example. Since we have a fast boat, we can change it as we please depending on where the best snow is and what people want to do. There are still a lot of un-skied lines that are perfect to explore on this trip.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them, skiing equipment, avalanche safety equipment, thermal underwear, wool or fleece thermal mid layer, waterproof jacket and pants, thermal jacket, wool or fleece hat, slippers or crocs for inside, hiking boots, soft travel bag, dark sun glasses, sunscreen, swim suit and towel for the sauna, 1 litre water bottle, personal medical kid, backpack 30L to 40L, small thermos, and camera.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Ísafjörður to Kvíar

We’ll meet at the Borea Adventures office on Aðalstræti 17. Then, we’ll go over safety rules. Please note you should eat well and dress accordingly before boarding the speedboat and before descending you should keep your ski gear ready. Finally you’ll enjoy an exquisite dinner back at the lodge.

Day 2: Lónafjörður Fjord

Today we’ll head to Lónafjörður Fjord where many options await for us. So, we can go either to Rangali, where we’ll skin up Rangalaskarð Pass. There, we’ll have an amazing view of the Hornvík Bay. Or we can head to Miðkjós and skin up to the peaks of Snókur and Breiðuskarðahnjúkur, for thrilling ski runs. Then, we take a boat ride back to Kvíar for a great meal. At the end of the day we can walk around the beach picking mussels. And finally back at the lodge we can just get into the sauna and relax.

Day 3: Veiðileysufjörður

This day you’ll go on the  big Zodiac to Veiðileysufjörður. There, we’ll ski over to Lónafjörður Fjord. This area has some of the most hypnotizing  fjordscapes in Iceland.

Day 4: Hrafnfjörður

We’ll explore the mountains in Hrafnfjörður, also known as Raven’s Fjord. You’ll find uncomparable cruising grounds with the smoothes runs. There are many gorgeous places to visit, but the highlights are definitely from the top of  Mt. Bláfell and Hvítserkur. Also, the pass between Bláfell and Mt. Hattarfell is an incredible spot to visit. Additionally we have the option to ski the West face of Hattarfell if you want a different challenge and a really steep run.

Day 5: Mt. Tröllafell

On our last day full of adventures, we’ll take a short ride to Höfðaströnd Beach. Then we’ll skin up to summit of Mt. Tröllafell, also known as Troll Mountain. You’ll find a mix of open runs and steep couloirs.

Day 6: Last day

This day our boat will come early to pick you up and take you back to Ísafjörður. But worry not, because the adventure doesn’t end there. You’ll also have the chance to ski in the vicinity town, where different options await, such as traverse or steep couloirs.


About the guide

I hold a degree in geography and started my guiding career as a mountain biking and hiking guide in the summer for different adventure companies in Iceland. I also worked as a tourism consultant for few years but felt it was time to put my skills into practice and put up an adventure operation in cooperation with other good people.

I was a boy scout when I was younger and learned to love the outdoors, especially the mountains. Skiing, ice & rock climbing and kayaking are my favorite sports and a part of his job. I have for years led mountaineering and avalanche SAR courses for the Icelandic Rescue Team Association.

Among other things, I have scaled 6000 m peaks in Peru, done skiing and kayaking expeditions in Greenland, climbed in the Alps few times and done paragliding in the Pyrenees.

I have finished WFR first aid training, hold a BCU 4 star kayaking certificate, have finished my marine CTCW training to be qualified as a professional crew member and Canadian Level I and Level II avalanche training.

My great experience and expertise means that you're in safe hands.


For booking assistance

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Prices per person

Group of 1

ISK 252578 each

Group of 2

ISK 252578 each

Group of 3

ISK 252578 each

Group of 4

ISK 252578 each

Group of 5

ISK 252578 each

Group of 6

ISK 252578 each

Group of 7

ISK 252578 each

Group of 8

ISK 252578 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price per person to join a group from 4 to 8 people. The price does not include personal skiing equipment, however that can be rented if you do not own your own.


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