Iceland – striving for equality
On 24th October 1975, 90% of Icelandic women went on strike – they refused to work in paid or unpaid positions (such as looking after children or doing housework) in order to protest wage inequality and unfair unemployment practises. On the same day in 2023, approximately 100,000 women and non-binary people (including Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir) did the same, to protest the gender wage gap and violence against women.
All this to say that Iceland and Icelandic women feel very strongly about building an equal society, and we at Sóti Summits hold the same values.
Equality in the outdoors
Sóti Summits is a women-owned, women-managed team who firmly believe that women belong in all corners of the outdoor community. We have a strong community of local female guides who, between them, run all of the activities we offer and are always thrilled to see more ladies getting involved with outdoor sports and activities. We understand the challenges of being in male-dominated sports, and we’re here for you.
As part of our drive to improve female participation in traditionally male sports, we’ve decided to run a women’s exclusive Sea to Summit backcountry ski expedition to Hornstrandir in 2024! This tour will be guided by the one and only Sara Hlín, with a majority-female boat crew and is a fantastic opportunity to get out into the backcountry with like-minded ladies.
For more information, reach out today! We’re happy to answer any queries, and hope to see some of your faces on board with us in 2024.
Not quite ready to take on a full ski expedition yet? No worries! We also run customised backcountry ski adventures on the Troll peninsula. These can be tailored to your group and your experience – whether you’re stepping off the groomers for the first time, or wanting to hone your skills in the mountains with an expert guide. We welcome all groups at Sóti and would love to discuss your requirements with you.