Sail, snowshoe and ski Westfjords of Iceland | 9 days
This is a voyage for experienced ski mountaineers or for those that enjoy more leisurely snow-shoeing. The almost uninhabited Westfjords of Iceland in the country’s remotest corner are one of the world‘s best-kept secrets in travelling. The slopes of the mountains surrounding Lonafjörour and Hrafnsfjörour are particularly attractive for skiers and snowshoe walkers.
Ships:Rembrandt Van Rijn
When: 30 March – 7 April 2015
Guide price:From £2,730 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities)
Activities:Ski mountaineering, snowshoeing
Fiona’s travel tipsWHAT TO WEAR: Good walking and waterproof shoes are a must. In summer, light clothing is often all you need - but be prepared for both cold and wet weather at all times of year. You can swim year-round in countless geothermal pools and lagoons with a typical temperature of 25-28°C, so a bathing suit is a must, whenever you visit!
“I had a splendid holiday, I liked the Polar Star very much. Nansen Fjord was superb, at last we had sunshine. That night there was a good display of the aurora, the first time I had seen it. I had never been to the Westmann Islands and I found the harbour at Heimaey delightful. The arrangements you made for me were very good and I recommend Arcturus to all.”
Elizabeth Lonkhurst, Steam to Ice (Polar Star)