Iceland Ski & Sail CampRegister

Iceland Trip Information

*Attendance to our Montana Backcountry Ski Camp for Girls is a pre-requisite to attending this Iceland Ski & Sail Camp. Please email [email protected] with questions.*

Spring 2020

Backcountry Blizzard Zero G Skis/Marker King Pin binding and Skins are included and will be transported by Keely & Lindsey.

*Backcountry boots are not included and need to be compatible with Marker King Ping bindings.

This trip is a true Arctic Expedition to the beautiful Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the West Fjords of Iceland—only a few miles from the Arctic Circle. We will focus on backcountry skiing between remote fjords, anchoring in a different harbour each night. Many of the mountains and ridges have never been skied before, giving our girls opportunities for first descents!

We will spend 6-8 hours in the mountains each day, for those who prefer shorter days, girls can simply ski down to the anchored boat when they so choose with their guides.

The expedition yacht Aurora is our movable ‘backcountry hut’ and awaits us at the end of every day with gourmet meals by Siggi (our boat Captain), warm and comfortable bunks, and fun!

Itinerary on the Boat

Below is the most likely itinerary, but we will take into account weather and snow-conditions and always look for the best possible option.

This information has been taken directly from:

Day 1
Depart from Ísafjörður at 14:00, with 2-4 hours of sailing to Hesteyri in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. We will relax at anchor and maybe explore on the Zodiac and take a look at the old whaling station that once was the driving force in this now abandoned settlement. Since it will still bright in the evening during the latter part of the season, we will then have an option to do a short ski run.

Day 2
We’ll begin the day with a safety briefing, avalanche search exercise, and an explanation of what to do in case of emergency. We will then ski from Hesteyrarfjörður to Veiðileysufjörður. The climb up Hesteyrarfjörður is easy and the ski slopes on the other side offer many possibilities. We may end the day by skiing the steepest slope of the trip, 45°-50° in steepness (of course this is optional—you can head down to the boat if you prefer!). Dinner will be at anchor in Veiðileysufjörður.

Day 3
Today we will ski to Lónafjörður (Lagoon fjord). We begin the day by climbing up to one of the cols to take a look at the bays on the north side. We then ski down to the first valley in Lónafjörður and climb at least two more mountains before meeting Aurora again in the afternoon.

Day 4
Here, we normally spend an extra day at the beautiful Rangali anchorage. Here are endless opportunities for skiing. From steep couloirs to rolling hills. One route will take us to the Snókur mountain with a good view of the coastal mountains on the east side of Hornstrandir. Often there is an opportunity to pick mussels for an après ski snack!

Day 5
Today we skin up from the Sópandi inlet and over to Hrafnfjörður (Raven Fjord). The mountain cirque at the head of the fjord is very beautiful and the anchorage is a perfect spot to spend the night.

Day 6
We will have a morning ski session before sailing back to Ísafjörður, with arrival around 16:00 in the afternoon. You can catch the last flight from Ísafjörður that night, though we suggest staying at least one night in Ísafjörður to relax and get to know this old and beautiful town.

Iceland is a land of very mixed weather. As they say, if you don´t like the weather, wait for ten minutes! Usually the spring brings higher pressure and settled weather, but be prepared for everything from dead calm and sunny days to blowing blizzards.

Click Below for the Travel Plan:

 Iceland Ski & Sail Trip Packet 

Important Payment Information

The Iceland Ski and Sail Girls trip requires full payment of $4,500.00 at the time of your registration.

Your deposit of $2,000 is non refundable.

If you cancel before January 1, 2019 we will issue a refund of the remaining funds after the deposit is deducted.

If you cancel after Jan.1st, but you find another athlete which we deem acceptable for the Iceland trip, to fill/commit to your spot a full refund can be made. Otherwise no refund can be made.
Payments may be made via Check, Quickbooks Online, or Credit Card.

Checks need to be mailed within 7 days of registering. If we do not recieve your check within 7 days you will forgo your spot on the boat:

Payable to Keely’s Camp:

P.O. Box 2934

Jackson, WY 83001