Friday, February 5, 2010


Eventhough winter in Eyjafjörður doesn´t have as much snow these days as the skiers would wish for, there are many opportunities that one can try out, once in the north, close to Akureyri.

Today, we´re introducing so called KALDBAKSFERÐIR, which translates to English as 'tours on the mountain Kaldbakur'.

The company operating these special tours owns 2 snow cats that will take you to the top of Kaldbakur, the longest ski run in Iceland, 1173 meters high.

Once on top, you can enjoy the panoramic view over the whole fjord. Afterwards, it´s up to your own choice, whether you decide to ski, snowboard, walk, sled or just sit back and enjoy the ride down in the snow cat.

The snow cats have a combined maximum capacity of 52 adults. Both are open air so it is necessary to dress warmly.

The snow cats depart from the parking area north of Grenivík, just 30 minutes drive from Akureyri. It takes around 45 minutes to get to the top of the moountain.

Tours must be booked in advance, so in case you´re interested don´t hesitate and

phone up: 867 3770 or e-mail:

If the conditions are good, the season can last from January all the way to May and there can be up to 3 scheduled tours per day: 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, if the minimum number of passengers is booked.

The specialty for the year of 2010 is a locally produced sled that you can borrow and enjoy the downhil sledging to the full.

The prices are as follows:
  • 4.500 ISK / adult
  • 2.500 ISK / children aged beween 6 and 12 years old
  • free for children under 6 years old
Interesting? Sounds like something worth trying while you´re in the north of Iceland?

Don´t hesitate a minute, check out this web-page for more pictures and simply try it out.


P.S.: I´m planning to try it myself soon and will post the impressions as soon as the trip is over.

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