Ski tour

Mt. Snæfell

  • Operated

    March 1st - July 25th
    Depending on weather and snow conditions.

  • Hiking / Skiing distance

    14 km

  • Elevation gain

    1000 m. approx.

    The top is at 1.833 m.
  • Difficulty level

    3 / 5 - Moderate

  • Duration

    4-6 hours 

    Overall duration is approx. 9-10 hrs.
  • Departures from

    Egilsstaðir, Wilderness center and Laugarfell.

Trip description

Mt. Snæfell is one of Iceland´s highest mountains and infact the highest mountain outside the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. The mountain is by no means technical and the views on a clear day are breathtaking.
The tour starts in Egilsstaðir and pickups are in the Egilsstaðir area and in Laugarfell. The hike starts in Eyjabakkar on the east side of the mountain and we follow the north ridge to the top using climbing skins. Skiing down one of the mountains glacier outlets is an unforgettable experience. After skiing the mountains it´s time to dip into the natural warm pools in Laugarfell. The tour ends in Egilsstaðir or at your accommodation.

  • You need to bring:

    Warm clothes
    Wind & waterproofs
    Hat & gloves
    Backpack
    Snacks & drinks
    Bathing suit & towel

  • Included in tour:

    Guided tour
    Transport
    Natural pools in Laugarfell

    Note: All skiing equipment is additional to tour price.

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