The Perfect Base.

The Troll Peninsula of Iceland is a world class destination for ski touring and backcountry skiing, with vertical descents of up to 1400m or almost 5000ft, hundreds of peaks and slopes for all abilities. The season lasts from the beginning of February until the end of May, and with the continual daylight of the Arctic Sun overhead and mild temperatures, snow conditions remain favorable with great corn skiing and the occasional powder dump well into May and early June. The fact that the Troll Peninsula is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean makes for incredible opportunities of skiing right down to the ocean on a stable coastal snowpack but also adds the excitement of Arctic weather and conditions. Iceland is a true adventure skiing destination. 

Around February when the weather has started to settle and the surrounding mountains are covered in a blanket of the white snow, Karlsá lodge transforms into the ultimate "ski lodge" to base out of. It has been said that location is everything and in that regard Karlsá is strategically located right in the middle of the best skiing terrain on the Troll Peninsula with slopes accessible literally right out the front door. No location comes close to Karlsá Lodge in convenience and ease of access. In addition Karlsá is located on the beautiful East coast of the peninsula, overlooking the Eyja Fjord and the spectacular Gold coast of the Hidden Land on the other side. Karlsá is without any doubt the pinnacle of ski touring lodging options in the North of Iceland.


Guided Trips

4 or 6 Day All Inclusive Ski Touring Packages with Bergmenn Guides

Bergmenn Mountain Guides, the owner of Karlsá Lodge, is Iceland's only company owned and operated by an internationally certified Mountain Guide and the founders of ski touring on the Troll Peninsula over 20 years ago. The company offers a number of ski touring trips with the most popular being the 4 and 6 day options on the Troll Peninsula based out of Karlsá. These programs are designed for guests who are traveling alone or in a small group and are somewhat flexible with their schedule. If you are a group of 6 - 12 there is the option to have a private program. This is perfect for a group of friends or family. Select the 4 or 6 day option below and you will be redirected the the Bergmenn Mountain Guides site for further information.


Lodge Rental

Accommodation Packages for Experienced Groups or Visiting Guides

If you are a group of experienced backcountry skiers or a visiting guide with your own group looking for accommodation in the area then let us help you out. We offer accommodation packages which include exclusive use of the lodge, a private chef, full board and housekeeping services. Nothing beats coming "home" from a day in the mountains to an apres ski snack and drink followed by soak in the hot tub or relaxing in the sauna and then finishing the evening off with a mouth watering 2 course meal prepared by your own private chef. Let us worry about the cooking and cleaning so you can focus on the skiing! Please contact us for further information and available dates.

Price per person per night: 30.000 ISK
Group Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 15
Availability: March 1- May 31



Lodge Amenities

  • Full Room and Board

  • 7 rooms with twin|double options

  • Bed Linens & Towels

  • Large Dining Area

  • Outdoor Hot Tub & Sauna

  • 4 toilets and 4 showers

  • Free High Speed Internet

  • Boot Drying Area

  • Waxing Area for skis

  • Ski Storage

  • Gear Storage area

  • Alcohol available for purchase



Ski Touring in North Iceland