Guidebook

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.

Description

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.
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West Fjord Avi Line

West Fjord Avi Line

4 - 5 hrs
8.5 km
1,046 m
1,115 m
46 °
Steep ski tour in the western Fjords of Iceland
Difficult
Private
Tractor Chute

Tractor Chute

494 m
50 °
11 m
1.5 km
A fantastic descent from summit to car skiing the most distinct couloir of the south tunnel area of Isafjordur.
Severe
Private
Burfell Chute Loop

Burfell Chute Loop

6 - 7 hrs
12.5 km
1,295 m
1,303 m
43 °
Couloir mini golf around the striking pyramid peak of Burfell
Difficult
Private
Runway Chute

Runway Chute

15 m
45 °
625 m
1.5 km
A steep prominent line overlooking the runway of Isafjordur
Severe
Private
Eyrarfjall Chutes

Eyrarfjall Chutes

0 m
46 °
657 m
1.2 km
The striking and obvious lines above the road as you enter Isafjordur
Difficult
Private