A couple of months ago I posted the teaser video of a ski expedition in Iceland. Well now the group has finished their trip, finished the editing and launched a series of three great videos showing their journey around the Icelandic mountains.
The team, Felix Hentz from France, Paul Siljama from Finland, Patrik Lindqvist and Max Jedeur Palmgren from Sweden, Pier Smaltini and Michele valle da Rin from Italy, teamed up with a couple of my friends, Atli Páls and Arnar Felix who just started TrekkingTravel in Iceland. Their mission was simply to wander around Iceland searching for good weather, good snow and new mountains to ski. The result was a great adventure and plenty of good footage.
In part one, they meet up with Atli and Arnar Felix and ski some lines close to Reykjavík, including the Skarðsheiði mountain.
In part 2 the team attempts to climb and ski Iceland’s most famous volcano, Hekla. Unfortunately they take the wrong route… They then head up and ski in a seldom visited valley, Kálfafellsdalur, close to Jökulsárlón. It also features the horniest dog I’ve ever met. A dog at the Litla-Hof guesthouse in south Iceland where I used to work.
In part 3 they head up along the snowy east coast. There they enjoy some skiing at one of Iceland’s smallest but best ski area in Oddsskarð. The ski area was open just for them. A few locals then take them up some mountains with the help of snowmobiles. Oh and of course they try some Icelandic shark.