Ski Van Expedition in Iceland (Easy Viking)
Duration: 8 days Easy
Why we love this tour
You'll enjoy a van adventure dedicated to backcountry skiing & snowboarding in a private guided group!
- Best spots for skiing in the mountains
- Breathtaking views of the Troll Penninsula
- Natural hot springs stops
- Exploring many amazing places
Get ready for an adventure!
This is a one-of-a-kind Wildness Van Expedition in Iceland's north, focusing on the unique aspects of backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the surrounding highlands. Throughout our voyage, we'll visit beautiful villages, spectacular scenery, and see a variety of species. This is a full-fledged experience in which we'll learn to deal with and read Icelandic weather on a daily basis. The program is designed to follow the weather patterns on the island. Depending on the weather, daily plans are subject to change.
Skiing In Iceland
It's beautiful and unpredictable. Winds, glaciers and dramatic changes in temperatures shape the Icelandic mountains. The most guaranteed snow conditions are in the spring season, when there is a nice slush to play with and plenty of snow on the summits. We have been exploring and monitoring the conditions for years to assess the environments expertly. We will pass on that knowledge to you during this expedition.
REYKJANES - NORTH OF ICELAND
We start the day at 9:00 AM at our office in Keflavik, where we meet our fellow companions. After getting a brief on the journey ahead, we get settled with the equipment before hitting the road up north.
EXPLORATION OF THE NORTH OF ICELAND - SIGLUFJORDUR
We wake up, check the weather forecast and set the course for the best skiing spots in the mountains. After a great expedition day, we might just jump into a warm pool, get ourselves in a sauna all ready for a dinner by a bonfire!
SHRED DAY ON NORTH
We start the day by our weather assessment ritual. Depending on the forecast, we can go deeper in the mountains to reach higher summits.
DRIVE TO THE MISTY MOUNTAINS
After assessing the weather, we choose a mountain for the day.
THE SKI VALLEY
We wake up and check the weather forecast as per our routine. After selecting the finest spots, we can opt for a great local ski line in the ski valley. We end the day with staying at local family farm/camp.
FUN ON TROLL PENNINSULA
The mountains offer steep lines and the view is simply breathtaking. After checking the weather forecast, we set the course of the day: skiing or paddle-boarding among whales if we are lucky. The day ahead is to be discovered.
BEACHES, MOUNTAINS AND WATERFALLS
Today we change the scenery and discover the variety of natural wonders in the north. The landscapes range from high mountains to dramatic waterfalls there. However, if the weather calls for fantastic rides down the slopes, we go for a rush of adrenaline.
DRIVE BACK TO CAMP EASY BASE
After a seven-day adventure in Iceland, we meet for the final rendez-vous and make our way down to our basecamp to return our vans. On the way, we make sure to stop at a natural hot spring to relax our bodies and souls, re-charging ourselves for our next adventure!
Link to demonstrative video: https://youtu.be/YLalAdMWqWo
Need to know before you go
What to bring with you:
- Base-layer top and bottom – Merino wool or synthetic
- Mid-layer: Puffy jackets or insulated jackets
- Top-layer top and bottom: Gore-Tex or water-resistant shell
- Hiking shoes
- Wool Sweaters
- Fleece pants
- Synthetic/Merino Tees
- Synthetic/Merino beanies
- Snow Gloves 2x min
- Wool Socks 4x min
- Synthetic socks
- Head Lamp
- Skis or Split board
- Ski boots or snowboard boots
- Ski Goggles
- Mountain Backpack
- Avalanche gear (Holy triangle)
- Avalanche backpack (if you have)
Our included shuttle service can pick you up from the airport or your stay in Keflavik and bring you to our CampEasy office, located in Selvík 5 Reykjanesbær. Here, we will set up your journey itinerary, introduce you to the camper and its facilities and personalize the Easy Guide tablet. While waiting for all of that or in case of the early morning – we have hot coffee drinks to cheer you up! We also encourage you to stack up before hitting the road in our newly opened CampEasy store! Find everything from the Viking favorite meals to the must-have clothing or accessories for various activities in Iceland!
We are excited to meet you at the CampEasy Office!
If the customer does not cancel their booking at the latest 24 hours before the tour starts and does not show up, we reserve 100% of the total amount of the paid tour; customer is not entitled to any refund. In case the booking is cancelled at the latest 24 hours before the tour starts, no cancellation fee will be applied.
Camp Easy offices in Keflavik
Selvík 5 230 Reykjanesbær, Iceland
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