Two amazing Ski to the Sea tours
Two very successful Ski to the Sea tours were operated last week, on both schooner Haukur and schooner Hildur.
On this unique adventure, the strengths of two leading Icelandic adventure tourism companies, North Sailing and Bergmenn Mountain Guides are combined, resulting in an adventure like no other.
Schooner Haukur departed on Wednesday morning from Húsavík and set the direction west towards a creek located on the western side of Skjálfandi Bay, Naustavík. There the six adventure seeking skiers, accompanied by their guide Gregory, hiked a mountain called Skálavíkurhnjúkur and skied down to the shore in excellent weather- and skiing conditions. Then, the happy but exhausted skiers joined the North Sailing crew on-board Schooner Haukur again and headed for their next location, the deserted island Flatey (the Flat Island). Flatey does not offer mountain skiing conditions of any kind, but exploring the island by foot is fantastic, especially when the weather is as nice as that Wednesday evening.
The group stayed at Flatey harbour for the night and headed west to Flateyjardalur early Thursday morning for the next skiing location. On Thursday evening the group sailed from Flateyjardalur to Hrísey, an island in Eyjafordur, where it spent the night and headed to Refsárskarð on the east coast of the fjord on Friday morning for another unique mountain skiing experience. That evening the group sailed across Eyjafjörður to a town called Dalvík, visited the town’s swimming pool and spent the night in the harbour. On Saturday morning, the destination was a mountain named Kaldbakur, located on the east coast of the fjord for the last skiing adventure of the tour. The skiers hiked the mountain and skied down to a small town called Grenivík. Schooner Haukur awaited the skiers in Grenivík and the skiers and crew said goodbye as the group was picked up and driven to Akureyri airport. A very successful tour was at an end.
Schooner Hildur also departed on Wednesday morning, but from Akureyri and sailed the reverse route, reaching Húsavík on Saturday afternoon.
More information about the unique Ski to the Sea tour can be found HERE.