Ski Tour

Nordic Ski Course

Learning the traveling style

Learning the traveling style of the early polar explorers


5 km


6 hours

Age limit

12 years


Operated by: Outsiders Iceland

Price: 62,900 ISK per person

Season: Feb - June and Oct - Nov

Private departures only:  Please send a us request at

Transport: Meet your guide at the hotel. No transport needed.

Duration: 6 hours w/lunch break at Highland Base (Lunch not included)

Distance: 3-5 km depending on snow conditions

Elevation gain: Mostly flat

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

Gear included: Nordic skis, boots, poles

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

Min/Max: 4/12 pax

Minimum age: 12 yrs

We love Nordic skiing! There is absolutely no better way to explore Icelandic nature during winter than on Nordic skis. This is how the early explorers navigated to both poles and is still the preferred method of travel for all polar and glacier expeditions.

Nordic skis are similar to Cross Country skis, only slightly broader and thus better suited for venturing into the wild. In this course you will learn from our expert guides the basics of the time-honored tradition of nordic skiing and enjoy exploring the magnificent highland landscape of Kerlingarfjöll mountains.

This course adapts to the current snow and ice conditions.