The Ring Road, Iceland
Icelandic Ski Saga
All alone out there in the middle of the North Atlantic, Iceland is one of the world's wildest and most interesting destinations.
In the course of a few hours' drive from their hotel, the traveller can see glaciers, volcanoes, crashing waterfalls, steaming sulphur vents, hot rivers, uninhabited high desert and lonely fishing villages.
Yet, for all this wilderness, dotted amongst the empty space, and connected by safe, quiet roads, lie small towns and villages offering the comfort of modern hotels and the luxury of great quality restaurant food. Larger towns like the capital, Reykjavik, and the northern town of Akureyri, boast gleaming wine bars, restaurants and cool sidewalk cafes, while along the coast little fishing villages offer accommodation in cosy old world hotels and bed and breakfast, where you can eat a leisurely breakfast and watch the comings and goings of the village's fishing boats. There's a good chance that the fish you watch getting unloaded whilst you had breakfast will be the same fish on your plate at dinnertime!
- 7 nights accommodations
- 4 days skiing & training with Section 8 coaches
- 4 days liftpasses
- 2 days of cultural activities (or add a 5th day of skiing)
Besides it's well known landscape and food, Iceland is dotted with small, quiet ski areas, each with a unique character and spectacular view. The areas may not be sized like the Alps or North America, but what they lack in size they make up for in unforgettable ski memories.
Our tour will start in the east of the country and work back to Reykjavik along the northern coast, ensuring we get plenty of skiing as well as lots of opportunity for fascinating cultural visits.
This camp is ideal any intermediate to expert level skier aiming to improve their skills and explore the wonders of Iceland.
- Dates & Prices
- cAMP ItineraRY
- Add-on Itinerary
- oFF sNOW fUN
- gETTING tHERE
- Arrival: Friday, April 3rd, 2020
- Departure: Friday, April 10th, 2020
- Pre-Camp Road Trip: Starting Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
- $2,950 CAD per person for single occupancy
- $2,750 CAD per person for double occupancy
- ADD-ON - Pre-Camp Road Trip: $850 CAD
Note* A non refundable deposit of $600 CAD will be required to confirm your space.
(All Prices in Canadian Dollars)
The schedule has been deliberately left fairly open and coaching will be tailored to the goals and desires of the individuals and groups.
Friday 3rd April:
- Meet in the Town of Eskifjordur at Mjoeyri Guesthouse.
- We will have our welcome dinner at Randulff's Seahouse.
Saturday 4th April:
- Ski Oddskard
- Stay Eskifjordur.
- Eat Randulff's seahouse.
Sunday 5th April:
- Ski Oddskard. stay Eskifjordur.
- Eat Randulff's seahouse.
Monday 6th April:
- A day of cultural and geological exploration: cross through mountain passes and high desert, visit turf houses and underground hot springs, explore amazing lava formations, lakes that teem with birds, steam vents and pools of hot mud before going to Akureyri for dinner and then continuing on to our hotel in Siglufjordur.
- Or go skiing again and drive to Siglofjordur in the dark... the choice is yours!
Tuesday 7th April:
- Ski Akureyri or Dalvik or Siglufjordur
Wednesday 8th April:
- Ski Akureyri or Dalvik or Siglufjordur.
- OR you can choose to add the optional heli access ski touring.
Thursday 9th April
- Travel to reykjavik via some cool tourist stuff.
- Goodbye dinner in reykjavik.
- Stay reykjavik.
Friday 10th April
ADD-ON: Pre-Camp Road Trip Schedule
Apparently there's more to life than just skiing! Join us as we take our time road tripping across Iceland on route to our first ski destination.
Tuesday 31st March:
- Meet in Reykjavik
- Stay Reykjavik
Wednesday 1st April:
- We'll go explore a giant geyser, hot pools, bubbling mud pits, the fault between the continental plates and a truly staggering waterfall, then head to our next accommodations.
Thursday 2nd April:
- A cruisey day that you'll never forget. Depending on snow cover we may be able to drive right to the snout of a giant glacier, we will see icebergs on a lake and (weather dependent) get some great views of the giant icecaps, including the Vatnajokull cap, which covers over 13% of the country. There are also some wild beaches and great birdlife.
Friday 3rd April:
- We'll drive for an hour or so to a little fishing village where we can have lunch in a really lovely old hotel right on the harbour front, then wind our way along the coast and over some mountain passes towards the place where we meet the ski group. On the drive we should see lots of semi wild Icelandic points and also reindeer, as well as old turf houses and some cool volcanic stuff.
- Accommodations in Eskifjordur will be the picturesque Mjoeyri Cabins bed and breakfast.
- Accommodations in Siglofjordur will be in Siglunes Guesthouse.
- Accommodation for the last night will be in Reykjavik within walking distance of the town center
Off Snow Activities
This trip put an equal emphasis on the travel as it does the skiing...
You'll enjoy days of cultural and geological exploration: cross through mountain passes and high desert, visit turf houses and underground hot springs, explore amazing lava formations, lakes that teem with birds, steam vents and pools of hot mud.
- Flights and transportation to Town of Eskifjordur
- Travel medical insurance (mandatory)
- Trip cancellation insurance (optional but highly recommended)
- Personal ski / snowboard equipment
- Spending money for cultural days
Getting To Eskifjordur
Traveling by Air
Iceland Air has regular flights to Keflavic International Airport (KEF) in the capital city of Reykjavik. From there... internal flights for to Egilsstaðir airport are frequent and affordable via: Air Iceland (not to be confused with IcelandAir:)
We can pick you up at the Egilsstaðir Airport.