2014 Vatnajökull Ski Expedition - Polar Explorers | Polar Expeditions
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 21:32

The Uphill Battle Begins

Ski crossing of Vatnajökull

The Expedition Iceland team had a fantastic day on the glacier today. Since their encounter with blustery winds ended two days ago, the weather has been ideal.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 16:10

20 Miles And Some Downhill Sledding!

Ski crossing of Vatnajökull

On Monday, having waited out the howling winds, the team left their cozy hut at the Grimsvotn Caldera to continue the trek toward Hvannadalshnjúkur.

Enjoying baked brie at the Grimsfjall Hut

After a grueling day of skiing on Saturday (20-30 MPH winds buffeted the team with sleet over the course of the 10 mile day) the team made it to the Grimsfjall Hut on the caldera rim of the Grimsvötn Volcano.

Friday, 23 May 2014 20:20

Day 2: Clear Skies and Nunataks

Ski crossing of Vatnajökull

The team had a beautiful travelling day today on the Glacier. With clear skies for most of the day and temperatures hovering right around freezing, this was the ideal day to put some more miles behind them. 

Thursday, 22 May 2014 17:53

On the road, Off-road, and On The Ice

Ski crossing of Vatnajökull

The team was up early this morning to load up and get on the road to the Vatnajokull Glacier. The drive took about 7 hours with 4.5 hours of it being off-road.