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USD 1,931

5 Days | 4 Nights | 5 Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
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USD 1,931
Ski tour in the third largest geothermal area in the world. Exploring a snowy volcanic landscape, skiing powder for 5 days, soaking in geothermal pools & staying in a cosy mountain hut. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a private custom tour.
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Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar

Experience Ski Touring in the Magical Icelandic Highlands.

This adventure shows how Iceland can rival continental Scandinavia when it comes to alpine skiing. The Icelandic Highlands are Europe’s last true wilderness, and they offer striking contrasts amidst an incredibly diverse volcanic landscape. As your professional and knowledgeable skiing guide leads you through the terrain, you’ll witness craters, lava fields, snow filled gorges and canyons where thick steam bursts out of the Earth.

Travelling through these magnificent surroundings in the summer is already an amazing experience, but winter allows for a unique adventure. The Highlands are blanketed in snow and feature skiing opportunities open to only a few. During this time of the year, the region is calm and serene. The natural wonders create striking contrasts and set the scene for an unforgettable experience.

After a fun day of skiing, you can enjoy a dip in a natural hot spring under the evening sky. If the conditions are right, you might see the Northern Lights.

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Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar
Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar
Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar

Ski Ability & Equipment

The Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar is classed as 'moderate' & is suitable for most fit, intermediate or better skiers, preferably with previous ski-touring experience. Ski days range from 3- 6hr duration, with maximum accumulated ascent of 800m/day depending on the fitness, skills & wishes of the group. All guests are required to bring their own ski or snowboard touring equipment (including skins & avalanche safety equipment) & know how to use it. Extra ski ascents/descents can be added for fit & capable groups.

Small Groups

Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar is restricted to a minimum of 4 & maximum of 12 guests per group. Guests must be aged 18yr or older. Two guides accompany tours of 9 or more guests.


DAY 1 - Reykjavík - Landmannalaugar

Early pick up from the accommodation at 7:30am. Leaving Reykjavík the group will be driven east on the road towards Hellisheiði. After passing the village of Selfoss, the drive pushes north-west into Iceland’s interior, in the direction of the Atlantic rift. This road, the only one to the mountains that is cleared of snow, brings us to Landmannalaugar, where our vehicle drops us off. After getting your luggage into the hut the group will put on skis. The first ski-tour takes us to a nearby mountain - Reykjakollur. On the way, the group will explore beautiful hot springs in the foothills of the mountain.Upon return to the accommodation, a geothermal hot pool awaits just a few dozen meters from the hut.
Driving: 4 hrs
Skiing: 3 hrs
Ascent/Descent: 200 - 300 m (656 - 984 ft)

DAY 2 - Brennisteinsalda and Bláhnúkur

Start the day by touring through the stunning Laugahraun lava field. An ascent through a concentration of steam vents on the hills of Brennisteinsalda leads up to the summit. From there, ski down to Brennisteinsöldukvísl. An ascent up the hills of Bláhnúkur for a wonderful view over Landmannalaugar and Laugahraun follows. After skiing down to Brandsgil, head back to the hut for a hot bath in the pool.
Skiing: 5 - 6 hrs
Ascent/Descent: 600 m (1970 ft)

DAY 3 - Suðurnámur

On our skis the group will head out through the lava fields towards Vondugil, before ascending a crater up to the summit of the Suðurnámur mountain. When the weather is good, the vastness of the open spaces extending from Vatnajökull in the east to Hofsjökull in the west can be seen. From there, there is an option to ski down the north side and ascend again before we a final ski down towards Landmannalaugar.
Skiing: 5 - 6 hrs
Ascent/Descent: 300 - 600 m (984 - 1970 ft)

Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar
Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar
Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar

DAY 4 -Háalda and/or Breiðalda

After touring through the Laugahraun lava, the group will ski towards Vondugil to explore the canyons and hot springs. The group will then ascend Breiðalda and/or Háalda from the canyon. From there a descent to Vondugil again before heading back to Landmannalaugar and its relaxing hot springs.
Skiing: 5 - 6hrs
Ascent/Descent: 600 m (1970 ft)

DAY 5- Landmannalaugar - Reykjavík

You will head out for a short tour to Reykjakollur, Bláhnjúkur or Suðurnámur before getting picked up around noon. The group leaves the Landmannalaugar hut and heads north past Frostastaðavatn and the lava fields of Dómadalur, towards Sigalda. We return to Reykjavík, arriving in the late afternoon.
Driving: 4 hrs
Skiing: 3 hrs

Please note: The day to day activities are subject to change according to weather and snow condition and will not necessary be in the described order. Final decision on which routes will be skied each day is in the hands of the guide, and is based on snow conditions, avalanche danger & the wishes of the group etc. All times are approximate.


Mountain Hut

During your tour , you will spend four nights in a cosy mountain hut in the heart of the Landmannalaugar. All facilities including bedrooms are shared & sleeping bags are required at night. A 3 to 4 season sleeping bag is recommended, however they are also available for rent prior to departure. All meals are included on the tour & are cooked fresh in the hut.

Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar
Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar
Alpine Ski Touring in Landmannalaugar

Rates & Inclusions


5 days, 4 nights, 5 days skiing from ISK272,000 (approx €2,093)

  • Accommodation - 4 Nights in a Mountain Hut
  • All Meals - 4 Breakfasts, 5 lunches & 4 Dinners
  • Hosting & Guiding for Entire Tour Duration.
  • Pick-up from Reykjavik & all Ground Transport during the Tour. (4WD truck)
  • Small Group - 4 to 12 Guests on the Tour. (Max guide/guest ratio 1:8)
  • Accommodation in Rekjavik prior &/or post tour - price on application
  • Sleeping Bag Rental - price on application
  • Special Dietary Requirements - price on application
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Terms & conditions are as per those outlined by Icelandic Mountain Guides at the time of booking.