Kviar Ski Lodge

Iceland

Explore the vast, breathtaking slopes of Iceland by day and relax in a cozy, rustic farmhouse by night on this one-of-a-kind adventure!

Rates & Packages

Rates & Dates 2017
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03.04.20176 DaysISK 259.000
10.04.20176 DaysISK 259.000
17.04.20176 DaysISK 259.000
24.04.20176 DaysISK 259.000
01.05.20176 DaysISK 259.000
08.05.20176 DaysISK 259.000
15.05.20176 DaysISK 259.000
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What is included / What not

Kvíar Ski Lodge

Package includes

  • Airport transfers in Isafjordur 
  • All food
  • Accommodation in Kvíar Lodge
  • Boat transport for skiing. It can be a mixture of our speedboat Bjarnarnes and a Zodiak. Usually three days of speed boat and one or two days with a Zodiak. 
  • Transportation to and from area
  • Professional guiding

 

Not included

  • Travel to and from Ísafjörður, Iceland unless specifically mentioned in itinerary.  
  • Personal medical insurance 
  • Personal equipment as per recommended equipment list.

Extended Description

Kvíar Ski Lodge

World class skiing during the day, cozy dinner by the fire in the evenings

Our speed boat takes us to different locactions where we hike from sea level to mountain peak then ski down to the water where our boat awaits us to take us back to the lodge in Kviar.

Borea has opened up a lodge in the center of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. The beautiful abandoned farm of Kvíar is becoming a cozy but rugged haven for adventurers to enjoy a great atmosphere after a fulfilling day out. The house was built in 1921 and in 1948, the last inhabitants left this isolated place in search for a better life. Though not many people might want to live there permanently, Kvíar is a great getaway and the perfect stepping stone for our trips both in winter and summer. We use our comfortable speedboat Bjarnarnes to shuttle us to the best skiing locations in the area. At the end of the day, the speedboat picks us up and heads back to Kvíar where mouth-watering dinner awaits. Life is simple in Kvíar and you'll be taken back in time as you enjoy how people lived in the area more than sixty years ago.

Please note that there no domestic flights available in Iceland on Easter Sunday.

We urge you to take at least one day to enjoy skiing in the backcountry around Isafjörður where great couloirs and open slopes await fresh tracks. We promise that you will return home with great memories after a week far away from modern amenities.

Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging. You have a wide range of skiing to choose from and not everyone has to ski the same terrain.

 

Trip itinerary

This plan is just to give an example. Since we have a fast boat some of the days, we can change it as we please depending on where the best snow is and what people want to do. There are still a lot of unskied lines that are perfect to explore on this trip. 



Day 1

Departure in the afternoon on our speedboat Bjarnarnes from Bolungarvík. Our destination is Kvíar between the fjords of Veiðileysufjörður and Lónafjörður. You can choose whether to just settle in or get you skis on for a ski up the valley of Kvíadalur and take a short run before some snacks in the living room.   

 

Day 2

A 30 minute boat ride will take us to the head of Hesteyrarfjörður where we shoulder our packs and with skins on, head up to the mountain pass of Kjaransvíkurskarð and follow the mountain ridges before our first run down on the North side. At the end of the day, we take a beautiful run all the way down to the water in Veiðileysufjörður Fjord. We take a boat ride back to Kvíar where a great meal awaits us.

 

Day 3

After a hearty breakfast we get going on our boat Bjarnarnes to Veiðileysufjörður where we plan to ski over to Lónafjörður Fjord. We make at least two long runs that day and end in Rangali, one of the most beautiful fjordscapes in Iceland. We end with a boat ride back to Kvíar Lodge.

 

Day 4

We plan to spend the whole day exploring the mountains in Lónafjörður. Many options for easy long runs and steep couloirs. 

 

Day 5

On the last full day, we plan to ski around Kvíar and explore new options of skiing down to Veiðileysufjörður or some nice runs in Kvíadalur. 

 

Day 6

We take an early morning and use the day to search for the best skiing in Hrafnfjörður. There are many options and it's probably the best skiing in the whole area. The mountains of Hvítserkur and Bláfell are a must before heading back home in time for the evening flight to Reykjavík.

PP/Night from US$ 206