There are 5 small ski areas in North Iceland and all occupy their own niche in the region’s magnificent landscape. They offer slopes and lifts suited to both children and adults, and the season can extend from Mid-November to May. But a ski or snowboarding holiday to Iceland is all about adventure. If you want to ski down to the Atlantic Ocean, ski in the northern lights and ski without any trees in your way, Iceland is your place to visit.
Outside the organized ski areas, the possibilities for backcountry skiing are endless, with the Troll Peninsula, know locally as Tröllaskagi, being the centre of activity. The terrain looks as though it had been specially created for Alpine ski touring, cat and heli skiing, all of which are activities currently on offer for the avid skier or snowboarder.
Skiing on virgin slopes all the way down to the Arctic Ocean is what characterizes this skiers´ paradise, where snow conditions remain favourable well into spring, the season lasting from mid February to the end of June.
Facilities for cross-country skiers, with prepared trails can be found in many locations and also some organized cross country and alpine ski touring trips. Winter in the North offers a true family paradise, promising pleasure and spiritual renewal in the embrace of snow-covered mountains.