Ski Tour

Backcountry ski course

The basics

Ski up and over the highest mountains


3 km


8 hours


500 m

Age limit

12 years


Season: October-July

Transport: Meet your guide at the hotel. Arrange your own transport to access the hike departure site.

Price: total ISK 240,000 for two days

Duration: 8 hours w/lunch break at Highland Base

Distance: 1-3 km depending on snow conditions and skill level

Elevation gain: 3-500 meters depending on snow, weather, and experience

Skill & fitness level: Beginner to Explorer. Adjusted to participant fitness level

Spaces available: 4

Gear available for rent: All necessary ski equipment, avalanche safety gear, ski helmet and ski goggles. Split board option available on request. ISK 20,000 per person

You bring: Warm clothes and socks, wind- and waterproof jacket, gloves, buff, hat and sunglasses. Water and snacks

This tour is guided on a maximum 1:4 ratio, meaning one guide per four guests. Please note that each group pays for transport for the tour guide.

Minimum age: 12 years


Icelanders have learned to ski in the remote and beautiful mountain range of Kerlingarfjöll for decades and now you can too!

Learn the basics from the best. Our elite ski guides teach skiing at all levels and will also cover the main subjects of safe backcountry etiquette and avalanche awareness.

We will start by going over the basics of backcountry skiing, before heading up the slopes for a fun ride down. After a couple of runs we will return to Highland base for a hearty lunch break before heading out again to show those slopes what we are made of.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations for private activities must be made at least 10 days before arrival. After that, the activity is non-refundable.

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