New ski touring Lodge in Iceland

Karlsá Ski Lodge with the slopes of Karlsádalur in the background
Karlsá Ski Lodge with the slopes of Karlsádalur in the background

Starting in 2015 Karlsá Ski Touring Lodge will be opening its doors to groups and individuals as a ski in, ski out lodge specialized in hosting ski touring groups. Karlsá is the latest addition to the Bergmenn Mountain Guides program and is owned and operated by Bergmenn just like its sister property Klængshóll Lodge which serves the heli skiing groups of Arctic Heli Skiing.

Built in the late 1920's but since renovated the main house is a great example of the architecture and style of the era and all efforts have been made to retain the style and charm of the original structure. In addition the old cow shed has now been transformed into a work shop where skiers can store and maintain their equipment.

The main house comfortably sleeps 14 people in 7 double/twin rooms that have access to 3 bathrooms and showers along with a comfortable lounge, a dining room and kitchen, making Karlsá the perfect location to base out of on your ski touring adventure.

It has been said that location is everything and in that regard Karlsá is quite possibly the best location in Northern Iceland to base out of for ski touring trips. At only 40 minutes away from Akureyri airport, 2 minutes away from Dalvik, 10 minutes away from Olafsfjordur and strategically located right in the middle of the best ski touring terrain on the Troll Peninsula, no location comes close to Karlsá Lodge in convenience and ease of access. In addition Karlsá is the only ski in ski out ski touring lodge on the Troll Peninsula and the famous Karlsárdalur with its multitude of runs and awesome terrain is on the property and now owned by Bergmenn Mountain Guides.

In addition Karlsá is situated right on the ocean with spectacular views across the fjord to the Gold Coast hence combining the two things that make skiing in Iceland so very special, the mountains and the ocean, skiing all the way to the sea.

Karlsá Lodge will from now on serve as the home base for the Bergmenn Mountain Guides ski touring program but also welcomes all visiting guides with their groups as well as other parties wishing to make use of this great location.

Keeping with the the high standards of Bergmenn we will be offering all inclusive packages where accommodation and meals can be combined and served by our chef and host as well as rentals where groups can take care of their own catering.

For all information on pricing, availability and bookings please contact us by email on  For a better look at the grand selection of ski touring trips on offer by Bergmenn Mountain Guides please check out the website