Peaks of Thieves Ski Touring
Backcountry skiing in Iceland
Backcountry ski tour in the mountains around Ísafjörður
This is a backcountry ski trip in the beautiful mountains surrounding our town, Ísafjörður. It gives a panoramic view of exciting fjords and the open sea. The mountains around Ísafjörður offer the perfect grounds for skiing, both for beginners and experts.
We're also open to organise few days custom adventure for groups of friends. Please drop us an email and we'll look into it...!
Meeting point: Our office in Aðalstræti 17 (downtown main street) in Ísafjörður.
Departing time: At 10:00 AM. Be there half an hour before.
Age limit: 16 years
Min pax: 2 pers
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging. You need to have some skiing experience to enjoy this trip and be in a good physical shape.
Included: Transportation during the trip, Ski gear, Professional guiding.
Not Included: Transportation to and from Ísafjörður
Departures upon request: Please send us a mail to check availability.
Disclaimer: All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. BOREA does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.
We like playing outside in the cold and crispy days of winter and we invite you to come along.
We meet up at our office in Aðalstræti 17 (downtown main street) at 10:00 A.M and walk to our gear storage nearby.
We will get you fitted with the right equipment for the day and then make a short drive to our starting point. We have few opctions for the day and we try to choose the best option depanding on conditions. Our favorite starting point is in the head of Sugandafjörður Fjord that we can reach by driving though the Westfjords Tunnel.
We usually start the day with ashort introduction in avalanche safety and awareness. We'll teach you the basic on how to behave in avalanche terrain and how to use the avalanche safety gear we'll hand to you.
From there we can buckle up and skin up to the nearby ridges and peaks for panoramic view and great skiing. Mt. Kistufell is definitely an option, where we get a good view over the Peaks of Thieves and the nearby fjords. The folklore tells that a chest full of gems and gold is hidden under the peaks. We have many options to ski down from the top. Some descents are pretty easy and other are steeper and more challenging.
We will find the best and most fun way to ski down for the group. With tired muscles and hopefully nice photos, we will return back to Ísafjörður.
- Warm clothing.
- Waterproof pants and jacket.
- Lunch for the day. One or two sandwiches and your favourite snacks.
- Water bottle.
- Don't forget your camera!
1. I go skiing at the local ski area quite often in the winter. Is that enough experience to join this trip?
Yes it is. You don't have be a backcountry skier to enjoy this trip. We might change the route we do depending on the skills of the participants. Good physical shape is necessary.
2. What's the vertical climb on this trip?
That varies a bit depending on conditions and the group. Normally, the vertical climb is about 6-700 meters.