Monday: 8.6 Miles. Pit stop on our way to the West Fjords. Stunning backcountry ski in
Ísafjörður with 20cm of powder. Best skiing of the trip.
Tuesday: 1.5 Miles. Tried to drive over a pass and got turned around by snow. Ended up running downhill to stretch the legs. Rainy / cloudy tour at the local ski hill, Vestfjarðarvegur. Ended up on a ridge and then skated back down the sticky / flat terrain. Spent the next 8 hour driving to the Troll Peninsula.
Wednesday: 10 Miles. After getting blown off the mountains in Siglufjörður, we went for a nice run into town and along the hillside.
Thursday: 11 Miles. Ran up a mountain pass in the wind / clouds. Stayed in Ólafsfjörður for the night, hoping for better conditions to ski the next day.
Friday: Off. Super windy morning and we ended up in Dalvik searching for better conditions. Found a cool tour up one of the valleys but the snow was crap.
Saturday: 20 Miles. Easy long run along Seydisfjordur out to Skálanes and back. Pretty cool area with tons of skiing but wasn't really worth exploring this late in the season. Saw some reindeer!
Sunday: 10 Miles. Crap weather held this run off until 9pm. Finally caught a window and explored the sleepy little riverside town of Laugarás.
Total: 60 Miles // 6,500' + 12.5k' (skiing).
Iceland was an adventure. Hilary and I were able to stay active and get in a run, ski or both each day. Lots of driving around the island but very enjoyable with the constant changing scenery and weather. The skiing wasn't great as the storm we got the first night left powder that rotted out over the week with rain and sun. Still the best way to see the mountains was on skis and was worth flying the ski gear over. Here's a gallery from the trip below: