Ski Tour

Backcountry Ski Course

The basics

Ski up and over the highest mountains


3 km


8 hours


500 m

Age limit

12 years


Operated by: Outsiders Iceland

Price: 62900 ISK per person

Season: All year

Private departures only:  Please send a us request at

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

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

Gear included: All necessary ski equipment, avalanche safety gear, ski helmet and ski goggles. Split board option available on request.

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

Min/Max: 4/6 pax

Minimum age: 12 yrs


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 terms:

Scheduled tours: Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours prior to arrival. After that, the tour is non refundable.

Private tours:

  • If a cancellation is received more than 10 days prior to arrival, you will receive 100% refund

  • If a cancellation is received more than 6-9 days prior to arrival, you will receive 80% refund

  • If a cancellation is received within 5 days of arrival, the tour is non refundable.