Alpine skiing on one of the most famous glaciers in Iceland. Snæfellsjökull is a perfect place to ski, if you want a few people around you. Starting from Reykjavík the drive to Snæfellsnes takes about 3 hours.
First stop is in Borgarnes at a gas station (WC break) it’s also good to grab a coffee or some snacks if you need. From Borgarnes to Gerðuberg is a 40-minute drive with a nice view on the way. Gerðuberg are beautiful basalt columns. From Gerðuberg to Ölkeldu is a 30 minutes’ drive. Ölkelda is a mineral spring with carbonated water. Mineral springs are said to have healing powers, so feel free to take a sip. The farmhouse is named Ölkelda which means mineral spring in Icelandic. Our next stop is Snæfellsjökull which is 40 minutes from Ölkelda to the glacier parking lot.
At the parking lot we are going to prepare you with the right gear for the hike/ skiing. Approaching the glacier takes 40-60 min on skis. When we get to the edge of the glacier, we’ll put on the glacier gear, harness, and ropes. There is a good slope to the summit but enjoying the view on the way. The summit of Snæfellsjökull is at 1446m above sea level. Usually we stop at 1418 meters, on a nice flat plateau, but we can go to the true summit 1446m. The final meter to the top is a steep 60meters slope of rock and ice. Lunch break on the summit is nice to enjoy the view while you eat something, on a clear day the view of the peninsula is stunning, but of course we can’t promise a clear day. After the lunch started the fantastic ski run back to the car. This gives us about 900meters slope to ski.
hat & gloves
food & water