6-day splitboarding trip in Kviar, Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

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Join Jokull, IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this 6-day splitboarding trip in Kviar, Iceland and discover the spectacular Hornstrandir Nature Reserve!

Private

6 Days

Apr, May

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover the amazing Hornstrandir nature reserve and its unique powder terrain.
  • Rest and relax in a comfortable, warm and old abandoned farm.
  • Take the amazing Bjarnarnes speedboat to find the best splitboarding spots.

Description

Surrounded by the Arctic ocean, the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in Iceland is a unique splitboarding destination and should rightly be on everyone’s bucket list. 

Established in 1975, this area is located in the Westfjords, north west of Iceland. Considered one of the most remote places in Europe, skiers and splitboarders will fall in love with its magical pristine nature.

During this 6-day program, we will be based in the beautiful Kviar, an old abandoned farm. Every day, we’ll take the Bjarnarnes speedboat and search for the best powder snow and splitboarding spots. Then, every afternoon, we’ll return to our cozy and comfortable accommodation where delicious local food and a sauna will be waiting for us.

This program is suitable for advanced skiers and splitboarders. Our main goal will be to find the best snow every day and we will be able to choose different slopes to explore. Furthermore, if you have the time, I recommend that you stay an extra day in Ísafjörður since there are great splitboarding options in that area as well.

So, if you are up for this fun and exciting splitboarding trip , please contact me. I am sure that you will be amazed at the beauty of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve!

Looking for more splitboarding adventures in Iceland? Check out this Splitboarding guided week in Troll Peninsula.

Itinerary

Day 1: First splitboarding day in Kvíar

We meet at Ísafjörður after lunch and we leave on the Bjarnarnes speedboat.

Then, we’ll go to Kvíar and search for the best powder snow before we go over some safety recommendations.

Be prepared (well fed and well dressed) before we start this first splitboarding day!

Finally, we will enjoy a well deserved dinner at the farmhouse.

Day 2: Lónafjörður Fjord

First, we’ll go to the head of Lónafjörður Fjord by boat. From there, we can either go to Rangali and ascend to Rangalaskarð Pass, or to Miðkjós and ascend to Snókur and Breiðuskarðahnjúkur. Then we return to Kvíar by boat. We can pick mussels from the beach to have as starters at dinner! There’s also a sauna to relax.

Day 3: Veiðileysufjörðu

On day 3 we’ll go on the big Zodiac to Veiðileysufjörðu.

My proposal is to ride over to Lónafjörður Fjord. Finally, we’ll finish in Rangali, and take the boat back to Kvíar.

Day 4: Hrafnfjörður

On day 4, we’ll explore the mountains in Hrafnfjörður, the Raven’s Fjord.

There are some great smooth runs all the way from the tops of the fjords. I particularly like the runs from the top of Hvítserkur and Mt. Bláfell. Also from the pass between Bláfell and Mt. Hattarfell. And if you are looking for a steep descent, we can go down the West face of Hattarfell.

Day 5: Mt. Tröllafell

We’ll start the day by taking the boat to Höfðaströnd Beach. Then, we’ll ascend to the top of Mt. Tröllafell, the Troll Mountain and find a mixture of steep couloirs and open runs.

Day 6: Ísafjörður

We’ll transfer by boat early to Ísafjörður and do some splitboarding near the town before ending the trip.

 

Details

Accommodation

At the Kviar Lodge.

More info

Cancellations must be made by email. If you are unable to attend your splitboarding package after the final payment date then the package may be transfer to another person. If we are able to find a replacement for your space then your package payment can be deferred to a splitboarding package in the next season.

Cancellation more than 95 days prior to the start date of package will result in loss of the nonrefundable deposit. If cancellation is received 95 days or less, prior to start of confirmed package then entire trip price is owed and non refundable. We reserve the right to cancel any trip package at anytime. Should this occur a refund of payments, including deposit, less 3% administration fee will be given.

This cancellation policy applies specifically to Jökull Bergmann’s programs.

Meeting point

In Ísafjörður.

Photos


About the guide

I'm Iceland's first and only IFMGA internationally certified mountain guide. I'm a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides ACMG with whom I finished my certification. I have climbed and skied extensively all over the world, and I lived and worked in both the European Alps and the mountains of Western Canada.
I have brought this wealth of diverse experiences to Iceland and the Arctic North where I have to my name over a hundred first ascents and descents in Iceland and Greenland.
My love of the mountains grew from an early age working as a shepherd on my grandparent's farm on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland. Or maybe it had something to do with my name, which in English would translate directly to Glacier Mountain man.
If you want to discover this beautiful country, please get in touch with me and let's leave together for incredible adventure!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

ISK 237114 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Transport is included from Ísafjörður, not before or after.




 

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