Peaks of Thieves – Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry ski tour in the mountains around Ísafjörður

Come skiing in the beautiful mountains surrounding our town, Ísafjörður. We’ll show you the best lines that are right at our doorstep. Enjoy the unique feeling of skiing while enjoying panoramic views of exciting fjords and the open sea.

Contents of this tour

Tour overview


This is a backcountry ski trip in the beautiful mountains surrounding our town, Ísafjörður.  It gives a panoramic view of exciting fjords and the open sea. The mountains around Ísafjörður offer the perfect grounds for skiing, both for beginners and experts.

We’re also open to organise few days custom adventure for groups of friends. Please drop us an email and we’ll look into it…!

  • Price: ISK 30.900 per person
  • Meeting point: Our office in Aðalstræti 17 (downtown main street) in Ísafjörður.
  • Departing time: At 10:00 AM. Other departrue times can be arranged.
  • Age limit: 16 years
  • Min pax: 2 pers
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging. You need to have some skiing experience to enjoy this trip and be in a good physical shape.
  • Included: Transportation during the trip, Ski gear, Professional guiding.
  • Not Included: Lunch for the day, transportation to and from Ísafjörður



Disclaimer: All trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. BOREA does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.



We like playing outside in the cold and crispy days of winter and we invite you to come along.

We meet up at our office in Aðalstræti 17 (downtown main street) at 10:00 A.M and walk to our gear storage nearby.

We will get you fitted with the right equipment for the day and then make a short drive to our starting point. We have few options for the day and we try to choose the best option demanding on conditions. Our favourite starting point is in the head of Sugandafjörður Fjord that we can reach by driving though the Westfjords Tunnel.

We usually start the day with a short introduction in avalanche safety and awareness. We’ll teach you the basic on how to behave in avalanche terrain and how to use the avalanche safety gear we’ll hand to you.

From there we can buckle up and skin up to the nearby ridges and peaks for panoramic view and great skiing. Mt. Kistufell is definitely an option, where we get a good view over the Peaks of Thieves and the nearby fjords. The folklore tells that a chest full of gems and gold is hidden under the peaks. We have many options to ski down from the top. Some descents are pretty easy and other are steeper and more challenging.

We will find the best and most fun way to ski down for the group. With tired muscles and hopefully nice photos, we will return back to Ísafjörður.

What to bring

  • Warm clothing.
  • Waterproof pants and jacket.
  • Backpack.
  • Lunch for the day. One or two sandwiches and your favourite snacks.
  • Water bottle.
  • Don’t forget your camera!




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