Landmannalaugar in Winter - IMG53
6-day cross country ski tour in Landmannalaugar.
Situated at the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland has no reason to be jealous of continental Scandinavia when it comes to Cross country skiing. Here nature offers striking contrasts and incredibly diverse volcanic landscapes: craters, lava fields and snow filled gorges and canyons where thick steam curls burst out of the entrails of Earth. Travelling through these magnificent surroundings in the summertime is already an experience of continuous wonder. In winter, it is an extraordinary adventure open to only a few. Landmannalaugar, the base camp for this circuit, is known to summer guests for colorful landscapes and amazing geothermal activity (the world’s third biggest source of geothermal hot springs); in winter the region regains its calm and serenity. This landscape of ravines and canyons becomes even more memorable when steam clouds rise from the snow-clad hills. And add the pleasure of nice warm bath under the evening sky in a hot spring after a good solid day of skiing!
Cross country skiing: Six days
Walking per day: 5-6 hours
Total walking distance: 110 km (70 miles)
Altitude: 400–1100 m (1310-3600 feet)
Maximum ascent: 500 m (1640 feet)
Groups: 5 to 12 participants.
The following video was captured in the winter of 2010 by our guide Steinar.
Included : Guide for 6 days, food for 6 days (from lunch day one to lunch day six), sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts, cooking gear, transportation.
Duration : 6 days
Meeting Point : Participants are picked up at their accommodation in Reykjavík the morning the tour starts.
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