Top Ski Touring Trips in Troll Peninsula
Located in Northern Iceland, the Troll Peninsula is a spectacular ski touring destination, with exciting possibilities for all levels. From steep couloirs to wide open slopes, the choices are endless here. With huge snowfalls each year, you can still find fresh powder in these mountains when the season is over in the Alps. Enjoy the possibility of skiing all the way down to the ocean or under the magical midnight sun in the Troll Peninsula. Take your pick from our selection of trips below. Explore-Share only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.
Iceland has been a popular location for skiing for quite awhile now. The Troll Peninsula is no exception. Complete with deep powdered slopes, stretching down toward the sea, it’s the perfect spot to come stunningly scenic ski touring. Getting here can be tricky. You’ll need to fly to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik before making another local flight to Akureyri and transferring to your final destination from there. The effort is well worth it though, with slopes far emptier than any of those you’ll find in the Alps. Coming at the beginning of the season allows you to experience the aurora borealis, which lasts until March or April. This spectacular phenomenon is a jaw-dropping experience and worth coming alone. Later in the season, the days get longer and you can ski under the midnight sun. Either time of year, the villages, mountains, valleys and sea views are amazing.
During the early spring, the average daily temperature in northern Iceland ranges from -5ºC to 0ºC. The are receives plenty of snowfall during the winter,but by springtime the skies clear up a bit, leaving many beautiful days for ski touring.
This depends on how much time you have and what you would like to do. Many guides offer every type of trip from single day ski touring expeditions to week-long expeditions exploring as much of the peninsula as you can.
March to May, but many guides also offer trips in February and June.
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