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About Skiing Tours in Iceland

Iceland is lined with incredible seasonal ski slopes, perfect for snowboarders, skiers and all those looking to try for the first time. Tours to the slopes will often include full admission to the respective resorts, as well as transfers to and from your accommodation.

1. What is the best time of the year for skiing in Iceland?

The best time for skiing in Iceland is from November to May. These months mark the season that most ski resorts stay open in Iceland.

2. Where can I go skiing in Iceland?

There are five major ski resorts in Iceland: Bláfjöll Ski Resort in the southwest, Dalvík Ski Resort and Hlíðarfjall Ski Resort in the north, Ísafjördur Ski Resort on the Westfjords and Oddsskarð Ski Resort on the Eastfjords.

3. Do I need to have previous experience in skiing?

No, Iceland’s ski slopes vary from beginner to expert difficulty levels. You're sure to find slopes that perfectly suit your skill level. 

4. Are there instructors to offer any advice?

Yes, there are numerous guides and instructors at the resorts who can offer advice and beginner courses.

5. Is it possible to partake in a heli-skiing tour?

Yes, a helicopter will fly to a mountain peak, from where you will be able to descend.

6. What type of clothing should I wear on the slopes?

Because skiing is a winter sport, it is important to dress appropriately. Make sure that you are wearing thick, warm layers, hats and gloves, goggles and a wind/rainproof outer shell.

7. Should I rent ski or snowboarding equipment?

The choice is entirely up to you. Remember the old idiom “Skiing is easy to learn but hard to master. Snowboarding is hard to learn but easy to master.”

8. Is it possible to ski under the northern lights?

Yes, winter in Iceland sees very short days. During this time, seeing the northern lights is always possible.

9.  Is it possible to partake in off-piste skiing?

Yes, there are a number of regions in Iceland where off-piste skiing tours take place, most notably the “Troll Peninsula” and the Westfjords.

10. What is the Troll Peninsula?

The Troll Peninsula, or Tröllaskagi, is a region in North Iceland, known for its incredible off-piste skiing and ancient folklore.


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