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East fjords of Iceland, guided splitboarding week

Highlights

* Enjoy a fantastic setting and the ocean as background

* You’ll get to see the northern lights early in the season or the midnight sun

* Our host will welcome us with warmth and exquisite food

Description

If you think about vastness virgin territories and pristine wild terrains, no place rivals Iceland, in beauty and wilderness. Join me on this splitboarding adventure, and discover this magical place on this week trip.

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We meet at Egilsstaðir airport in the afternoon. After a 50 min drive to Eskifjörður we arrive at Mjóeyri Lodge for dinner.

Day 2 to 6: Splitboarding in the East Fjords

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.

Day 7: Splitboarding and departure

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.

 

Details

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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.

Meeting point

At Egilsstaðir Airport.

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