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5 Steep Skiing Lines in the Western Fjords of Iceland

Get to know 5 steep skiing lines around Isafjordur, the main town on the remote peninsula, handpicked by our avalanche safety partner, AvalancheGeeks.

Freeride Skiing, Ski Touring Difficult, Severe

Burfell Chute Loop


Head to the empty wild edge of Europe for some steep skiing adventures!

In the Western Fjords of Iceland endless pyramid shaped mountains resemble the illustrations from a child’s book; peaks that are slashed everywhere by deep rifts filled with snow. Perfect vertical white ribbons. Not too steep, not too long, not too far from the road.

The Western Fjords is a Goldilocks zone of couloirs. You'll enjoy a variety of steep skiing in remote areas with the added bonus of ocean views from the ridge tops!

Created by FATMAP’s avalanche safety partner, AvalancheGeeks. Specialising in world-class avalanche courses in Europe and skiing at remote high latitudes, from Antarctica and Norway to Greenland, Iceland and Alaska. Find out more at: http://mountainadventurecompany.com/

Routes included