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Fire, ice, and...skiing. Iceland 2017.

March 27, 2017

Among other things, Iceland is known for volcanoes and glaciers.  But not necessarily the skiing.  While the Troll Peninsula has a bit more of a ski scene, the Westfjords -- that claw shaped bit of Iceland to the far northwest -- is not a scene at all.  Which is part of why I love it.  And the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, the northernmost peninsula just off the Arctic Circle is rarely visited in winter.  The mountains here are a mix of jagged seaside cliffs and plateau-topped mountains rising straight out of the water.  It's a stark landscape and the ski terrain is infinite from broad, rolling valleys to steep summit-to-sea couloirs.

This was my second year aboard Aurora Arktika.  Each trip feels like the trip of a lifetime and I'm already looking forward to next year!

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