Cross Country Skiing in the Westfjords

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Ísafjörður
Duration
3 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English, Icelandic
Available
All year

Get a taste of cross country skiing while in the Westfjords by booking this tour from Ísafjörður. This is the perfect excursion for both newb and the experienced skiers alike.

This tour begins when you meet your guides at a cafe in the largest town in the Westfjords, Ísafjörður. You’ll discuss your experience levels and desires for the tour over coffee, before deciding a plan and setting out to the ski lodge at Seljalandsdalur.

Once here, you’ll be provided with skis, poles, helmets and goggles. Your guide will show you how to use your skis, before leading you into the valley. Your route will depend on how comfortable you are, but usually, you will make your way to the top of the mountains of Sandfell and Miðfell if conditions allow.

The views will no doubt be awe-inspiring. Endless plains of virgin snow will gleam around you, spectacular peaks will tower above, and when you summit them, you’ll be able to see across a beautiful fjord and the rooftops of Ísafjörður below.

The Westfjords is one of the most remote and incredible regions of Iceland, and to be able to explore it in this unique way is a fantastic opportunity.

After you have taken photographs and marvelled over the spectacular landscapes, you’ll descend the mountain. At this point, the journey not only becomes easier but even more fun, as you pick up speed and slalom on the slopes. Of course, if you are a bit nervous on your skis, you don’t need to go fast and will be well looked after.

Once you get back to the ski lodge, you’ll return your equipment, and be driven back to the cafe, where you can warm up with some hot chocolate before continuing to enjoy the beautiful, remote Westfjords.

Take to the slopes with this fantastic opportunity to try cross country skiing. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

All equipment
Guided tour
Transfer to and from Ski Lodge

Activities

Skiing

Attractions

Westfjords
Ísafjörður

What to bring

Several layers of warm, woolen clothing
Waterproof layer
Thick socks, gloves and hats

Good to know

This tour is dependent on weather conditions.

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