Join Jökull, an IFMGA certified guide, on this splitboarding week in Iceland. Discover its eastern fjords and explore a magical land!
Mar, Apr, May
Did you know that Iceland is also known as the Land of Dragons? There’s a legend that says a giant dragon protected the fjords, from the attack of Harald Bluetooth. And when you get the opportunity to explore this mythical country, you understand why. The serpent like trails, dazzling fjords and openness of the land here, transport you immediately to another era, where dragons could have walked amongst us.
Thus, Iceland is the absolutely perfect scenery for this splitboarding adventure! We’ll get everything, from the most fresh powder snow, to deep blue fjords. Also, we’ll visit ice-capped peaks, and enchanting valleys covered in snow. So we’ll get the most thrilling descents, as well as the most beautiful terrain to splitboard across.
Moreover, we will be visiting different fishing villages along our journey. Hence, learning about the local culture and enjoying the hospitality of the people that inhabit this land. We’ll stay at the lovely Mjóeyri Lodge, in Eskifjord. Run by Berglind and Sævar, the nicest and most welcoming people, it is a true pleasure to stay in this lodge. Also, we’ll get the opportunity to try the local cuisine at one of the most exquisite restaurants in the country, the Randulffs Seahouse Museum. And to make the experience even better, we will visit local geothermal baths! Or we could simply relax by the beach side hot tub by the end of each day’s adventures.
If you wish to take part on this journey, don’t hesitate and send me a message. Let’s plan together an unforgettable experience in the land of the dragons!
I also guide this 8-day guided splitboarding trip in Hokkaido, on the other side of the world in Japan.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
Entry fees to geothermal baths are included. The use of emergency equipment and communications is also included. Transportation between Egilsstaðir Airport and Mjoeyri Lodge is included, but not between Reykjavik and Egilsstaðir before and after the trip.
We meet at Egilsstaðir airport in the afternoon. After a 50 min drive to Eskifjörður we arrive at Mjóeyri Lodge for dinner.
Each day is a new adventure! We’ll get to the tops of the peaks and enjoy the vast splitboarding terrain in the Land of Dragons. There are endless options! There are long runs from the 1200m high peaks to the sea. The days also include visits to small fishing villages. There, we can go to the geothermal pools and visit the local cafés and bars.
On the last day we still have time to snowboard. After a goodbye to the slopes we also part with our hosts at Mjoeyri Lodge. Transfer back to Egilsstaðir to catch the flight to Reykjavik.
In Ocean side cabins, two people per cabin.
Equipment: wind and waterproof shell jacket (GoreTex or equivalent), wind and waterproof pants (GoreTex or equivalent), base layer (wool or synthetic), ski pants, jacket (soft shell, fleece), light down or fiber jacket, hat, gloves (2 pairs), ski socks, backpack 30-45 liters (with ski attachments), thermos or water bottle (1-2 liters), sunglasses, ski goggles, sun and lip cream, ski touring skis, telemark or split board, skins and ski crampons (ski crampons are not optional), ski poles, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel, bathing suit for geothermal baths, small first aid kit with personal medications, blister kit etc, camera. Please have your ski boots in carry on baggage during your flights to Iceland. If your skis get temporarily lost I can provide excellent rental gear. If you choose not to bring your own equipment please contact me for information and availability of rental gear.
At Egilsstaðir Airport.
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!
ACMG | IFMGA
Super nice and fast communication, excellent guiding, perfect Lodge and amazing Chef. It was a blast. Thanks a lot!
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