Skiing in Iceland? It stands to reason ... paradise found!
Iceland's second city, the skiing and snowboarding is realised through ski touring, truly epic cat and heli operations and a handful of charming and intimate ski resorts.
A small but perfectly formed island just south of the Arctic Circle, blanketed in snow every winter. Surely it is home to some genuinely epic skiing and snowboarding? Well, of course it is. We count ten permanent ski fields across the island though, after some extensive on-the-slopes research, we have zero'd in on those that can justify the trips. Throw in the heli skiing, cat skiing and ski touring focused around the on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland - then you've chanced upon one of the ski worlds' best kept secrets. It is an area of dramatic coastal landscapes with a distinct local culture and flavour.
Ski Resorts in Iceland
Different Snow feature the mountainous region in Northern Iceland surrounding Eyjafjördur Fjord. This is where you’ll find the Troll Peninsula and the best skiing in Iceland. There are five ski-pass linked floodlit ski resorts up here, and whether you are a nervous novice or gnarly extreme adventurer, we’ll be able to create a tailor-made itinerary to suit. There are boundless opportunities for backcountry skiing on the Troll Peninsula, this is also Iceland’s centre for ski touring, cat-skiing and heli-skiing operations. Fresh tracks are easily found late in to the season.
The Ski Season
Being so far north, the ski season can extend from mid-November through until May – that’s right, the snow conditions remain favourable well into Spring. With a gun put to our head, we’d zero in on February and March as the months with the best conditions. But you could and should consider Northern Iceland for a full six months of the year.