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5 Hour Skiing Tour through the Peaks of Thieves in the Westfjords with Transfer from Isafjordur

Cross country skiing makes for a fantastic alternative to hiking in the Westfjords.
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5 hours
English, Icelandic
All year
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Join this brilliant day tour skiing and exploring the gorgeous mountain slopes of the Westfjords in Iceland. This is a great opportunity for experienced skiers looking to pack their trip to the Westfjords with adrenaline and discovery. 

Your adventure begins in the morning in the Westford's largest town, Ísafjörður. First things first, you'll meet your friendly and experienced guide for the day who will proceed to hand out all necessary equipment. You will also grab some lunch here, before jumping in the car and heading towards Bolungarvík. 

Before arriving, however, you will pay a visit to Syðridalur Valley. Here, if your guide decides that conditions are suitable, you will get kitted out and take to the slopes for the first time. Mount Heiðnafjall is just one of the many gorgeous peaks found in this area, making you quickly realise how rewarding it is to balance sightseeing with skiing. 

You will next head over to the mountain, Breiðafell, which was once a part of the Ísafjörður ski resort, now abandoned following an avalanche in April 1994. Exploring this area, you will see firsthand sweeping views of the surrounding area, Seljalandsdalur, as well as the remains of the resort's old ski-lifts. This is definitely a location where you'll want to keep your camera at the ready.

How long you choose to spend in this beautiful area is entirely up to you, though it does depend on the amount of snow, conditions and interest of the group. Those who wish to ski for longer are invited to continue further down the valley, where they will be picked up and returned to Ísafjörður.

So don't delay any longer. Hurry now and you too can reserve your place on this exciting day tour skiing in the beautiful Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date. 


Pickup and drop off in Ísafjörður
Professional English speaking guide
Delicious, home-made lunch
Ski gear



What to bring

Warm clothes
Waterproof pants and jacket
Water bottle

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Please note that this tour is moderate to challenging. You need to have some skiing experience to enjoy this trip and be in a good physical shape.

All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Provider does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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