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Ski Touring in Iceland, 3 Days, Snow, Iceland

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Our main Skiing in Iceland area is the Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland. The area is in our opinion by far the best ski touring area in Iceland. There are few places in the world with as many possibilities for ski touring with terrain that fits all types of skiers. The area is vast and largely unexplored with amazing views wherever you look.

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Ski Touring in Iceland

Our Skiing in Iceland program is made for skiers who want quality skiing with the help of our professional guides, in the best ski touring area in Iceland and exclusive accommodation while keeping the budget as low as possible. We provide the lodge, the guide and transportation. You take care of the rest. This Skiing in Iceland program is made for a group of 5-7 persons.

Our main skiing area is the Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland. The area is in our opinion by far the best ski touring area in Iceland. There are few places in the world with as many possibilities for ski touring with terrain that fits all types of skiers. The area is vast and largely unexplored with amazing views where ever you look.

During winter you can ski until dark and watch the majestic northern lights dance in the sky. In springtime, there is nothing like skiing down slopes in between the towering peaks in the midnight sun, ending the ride where the shoreline meets the North Atlantic.

It is also possible to traverse over to the next fjords and ski down to the coastline or into the small valleys, where you will find untouched snow and probably make the first descent of that run.

Prepare for different skiing conditions; fresh powder skiing, skiing in the stable spring corn snow, which is perfect for steep and extreme skiing and more exposed lines than you normally find where avalanches are more likely. Our vertical drop is up to 1,500m or approximately 4,500 ft. in the unbelievable Arctic mountains.

After a great day in the mountains, it is possible to bathe in Iceland’s nicest hot natural baths in an unforgettable environment or go to the great swimming pools that are located close to our Lodge. In case of bad weather, there are plenty of activities and things to see in the area.

At Scandic Ski touring Lodge the meals are not included, but the Lodge has a kitchen where the group will prepare their own meals.

Ski touring in Iceland is the name of the game. Come and join us

Equipment List

We do recommend that you bring the following gear with you:

  • A pair of ski boots that fit well (not brand new)
  • Waterproof or water resistant outerwear (something that you can put layers underneath)
  • 2 pairs of ski gloves or mittens
  • 2 hats (one for colder days and one for warmer days)
  • Synthetic long underwear (tops and bottoms)
  • A backpack 30-50 litres
  • Water bottles
  • Ski socks (2-3 pairs)
  • A Windstopper vest or a jacket (ideal for lunchtime)
  • A light fleece jacket (ideal for layering)
  • Sunscreen and Lip Protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Skis/split board with touring bindings, skins and ski poles
  • Crampons
  • An avalanche transceiver, a probe and a shovel
  • A camera/video/GoPro
  • A compact down jacket
  • Swimsuits
  • Casual clothes to wear during the stay at the Lodge
  • Please contact us in advance if you wish to rent skis, skins or ski poles. We offer high-quality K2 gear for our guests to rent at a low price.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 3 days guided ski touring
  • 3 nights accommodation at Grýtubakki ski touring lodge
  • Guide services with professional mountain guides
  • Safety and avalanche rescue training
  • All ground transportation in the skiing area and pickup/dropoff at Akureyri Airport
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Personal insurance
  • Meals
  • Wine and spirits
  • Rental equipment available – K2 skis, K2 poles, K2 skins, BCA probe, BCA Shovel and BCA avalanche tranceiver
  1. Arrival The Day Before The Tour Starts

    Upon request guests can be picked up at Akureyri Airport and driven to our Lodge.

    When the check-in at our Lodge is completed our guests will have a short meeting with our staff and the guides. After the meeting and a little chat, dinner is served. In the evening guests can relax and enjoy a drink and some snacks while looking at the program for the coming tour.

  2. The Tour The Days to Come

    Ready for a new and amazing adventure? You better be! You are about to have the experience of a lifetime. On the schedule we have skiing/boarding, adventure, exploring, and unique scenery, a spectacular view and some wonderful, unforgettable moments.

    After breakfast there will be a short briefing regarding avalanche safety and beacon training and ski-/snowboard equipment adjustment, just so everyone will be ready.

    Then the fun part starts; ski touring and exploring new lines and enjoying the breathtaking view, while skiing down to the Arctic Ocean. Terrain selection is determined by the guides and is based on avalanche assessment, weather and the skiing ability of the group. Your safety is our number one priority.

    After a few hours of touring, we will find a great spot for lunch and some refreshments. Then our ride continues through the day. We have reached an agreement with some of the local farmers, allowing us to drop in at the farms to taste some Icelandic shark, smoked arctic char or even smoked lamb. After detaching the skis each day you can enjoy some of the adventure packages we have to offer, e.g. whale watching, sea angling on our private boat or horseback riding on the great Icelandic horse. It is also possible to bathe in Iceland’s nicest nature baths in an unforgettable environment or go to the local swimming pools. The other option is simply to sit down at the Lodge to relax and unwind with a glass of wine or a pint of beer.

    Later in the evening the group will have dinner together at the Lodge and discuss the great adventures of the day. In case of bad weather and down days you have a great opportunity to explore Iceland in a different way. You are able to enjoy all the activities we have to offer.

  3. Departure Departure Day

    This is the last day of the tour. After breakfast we will head out to the mountains to enjoy our last day. On the schedule this day is; exploring and to keep on trying new routes. When we arrive back to the Lodge guests can take a shower or simply jump in the hot tub before enjoying the final drink and make their farewells to the guides and their new friends.

    Guests will then be driven back to Akureyri where they can either go straight to the airport or spend some time in Akureyri.

Grytubakki Ski Touring Lodge

Grytubakki in Grenivik is a spacious, newly renovated and comfortable Lodge, perfect for small groups who want to experience the beautiful area north of Iceland. The Lodge includes all the necessary amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

The Lodge is equipped with all necessary equipment. The Lodge includes two bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and living room, TV room, hot tub, barbecue and 6 bedrooms with bed linen. The Lodge can accommodate 13 guests maximum.

At Grytubakki Ski Touring Lodge the meals are not included, but in the Lodge is a kitchen where the group will prepare their own meals.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
  • 3 days guided ski touring
  • 3 nights accommodation at Grýtubakki ski touring lodge
  • Guide services with professional mountain guides
  • Safety and avalanche rescue training
  • All ground transportation in the skiing area and pickup/dropoff at Akureyri Airport
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Personal insurance
  • Meals
  • Wine and spirits
  • Rental equipment available – K2 skis, K2 poles, K2 skins, BCA probe, BCA Shovel and BCA avalanche tranceiver

Activity Level: Challenging

We have all kinds of terrain that will fit most types of skiers from relatively flat and easy for the moderate level skiers, all the way to more challenging terrain for the advanced skiers. We’ll design our days skiing based on the group’s ability.

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