Top 10 Winter Adventures
What to do in winter?
The Westfjords of Iceland have the greatest number of geothermal hot pools in Iceland. All from completely man made swimming pools to natural geothermal hot pools out in nature. There are not many things that top the feeling of sitting in the geothermal hot water during winter looking up at the northern lights.
Do you want to be the first one to ski down a slope full of fresh snow? If yes, backcountry skiing might just be the thing for you. In the Westfjords you can ski from the summit to the beach, all in one run and without taking your skis off.
During summer we have 24 hours of sun. However, during winter we have no sunlight at all. From late November until late January the people of the Westfjords only have a couple of hours of light a day, and no direct sunlight. This is the perfect time for a cup of hot coco and candlelight.
Cross country skiing is very popular in the Westfjords, largely because it combines great exercise in the fresh air and nature. Cross country skiing can be done on a track at a ski area or you can just step onto your skis and head of into nature.
The Northern lights are one of earth’s most amazing phenomena. Here you can experience of overwhelming feeling of looking up and seeing them dance across the skies.
Have you ever been caught in a winter blizzard? Yes it’s cold, windy and wet but it is also truly energizing and fun. Head out in a storm, have fun, play around. Then you get the wonderful experience of heading in and enjoying the unique calm after a storm.
Kayaking is an exhilarating experience, the Westfjords have sheltered fjords and are for that reason excellent for sea kayaking.
Ebb and flow
Delight in the dark
Change comes fast
Few things are more cozy than relaxing in a hot pool in the middle of nature. The Westfjords has an abundance of easily accessible natural pools for you to enjoy.