Van to Ski Expedition in Iceland
6 Days / 5 Nights
7th of April – 12th of April 2023
You will visit and ski locations untouched by mass tourism and visit places that you never dream of visiting in Iceland while living a van life.
GET READY FOR IT!
This is a one-of-a-kind Wildness Van Expedition in the North and Northwest of Iceland focused on the particularities of skiing & snowboarding in the backcountry of local mountains.
We explore quaint villages, spectacular landscapes and encounter an abundance of wildlife throughout our journey.
This is a full-on adventure where we learn how to deal with and read the unpredictable Icelandic weather on a day-to-day basis.
(Daily plans are subjects to changes according to the weather)
The Program is based around following the flow of the island weather.
MOUNTAINS IN ICELAND
Beautiful and unpredictable. Winds, glaciers and dramatic changes in temperatures shaped Icelandic Mountains. The most guaranteed snow conditions to fully take advantage of is to ski the mountains in the spring season when there is a nice slush to play with and plenty of snow on the summits. We have been exploring and monitoring the conditions for years to assess the environments expertly. We will pass on that knowledge to you during this expedition.
Meet your road trip's companion – the Easy Clever 4X4 X!
Our high-quality CampEasy camper vans are comfortable and safe and specially made for traveling around Iceland. When in our office, our agents will guide you through every detail regarding utilizing the equipment and camper's features so you can operate it with ease.
Easy Clever 4X4 X automatic, the "eXperienced" version of our 3-person, Easy Clever campervan. It is fully fitted and comes with all the bells and whistles but has some mileage on it and minor wear and tear. The Easy Clever X takes you so much further with the larger tires, raised chassis, and a 4X4 drive. It also comes equipped with a mounted spare tire on the back for easy access.
Like with all our campers, the Easy Clever X comes outfitted with all the equipment you need for an extended road trip around or into the westfjords of Iceland. This campervan ensures that you will be able to reach and see all that you desire on your adventure. The Easy Clever X is insulated with our signature Full Insulation approach, which makes camping comfortable throughout all the seasons and temperatures.
OUR MAIN GUIDES
The Polách Brothers:
Filip Polách – @filipwildness
Skier / Surfer / Guide
Passionate about the particularities of surfing and skiing in Iceland, Filip spent the last nine years exploring the remotest areas of the country, chasing and pushing the adventure further, while living in and absorbing the culture as a local. He also featured in a couple of movies on skiing and snowboarding in the "Between Fjords” and “Fjord lines.”
Ski patrol / Mountaineer Expert
Lukas is an experienced Mountaineer. He has been living in the Westfjords in Iceland for nine years, exploring every corner of the wild fjords, taking people up the mountains in wild Hornstrandir & Greenland. He consequently developed acute knowledge of the local mountains and the characteristics these areas. Lukas works as a Ski Patrol over the winter. Adept at the Van experience, he is an expert in such journeys on the roads of Iceland. AIARE 1 – American Institute for Avalanche Research & The Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Who will join us at locations around Iceland?
Tomas Lidovsky – Guide
AIARE 2 – American Institute for Avalanche Research & The Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Tomas is an experienced guide. He has been living and breathing the mountains for 15 years. He has an acute knowledge of the local mountains and strong and quick responses to a situation. Holding Avalanche rescue certifications and multiple Wilderness responders.
Ásta Karen Helgadottir – Surfer & skier, environmentalist – @astakarenh
She is fiercely dedicated to the mountains and waves of Iceland. Ásta was born in Reykjavik. Her true calling kept pulling her away from the city, leading her to the very tops of the Icelandic mountains and to all corners of the country's shores.
Thank you and we hope to see you in April 2023