Iceland, 6 Day Splitboarding Tour from Sailboat

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Come and enjoy this splitboarding adventure in Iceland with IFMGA certified guide Jokull, where your starting point and lodging is a beautiful sail boat.

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6 Days

Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy 6 days of fantastic splitboarding on several virgin Iceland slopes.
  • Spend 6 comfortable nights on the lovely Aurora sailboat.
  • Go seal watching, kayaking and mussle picking as well.

Description

It’s hard to top an adventure like splitboarding on the slopes of Iceland. However, on this 6 day trip, I think basing that kind of splitboarding adventure from a beautiful sailboat may do just that.

The sailboat which will be your lodging as well as your transportation is named the Aurora. It is a terrific vessel that will provide you with plenty of comfort and delicious meals every day. Moreover, you will also get to enjoy spectacular views from the boat’s deck, where you can enjoy the sensational scenery of Iceland.

Our first stop on this trip will be the abandoned whaling station of Hesteyri. You will get plenty of time to explore this fascinating place that represents a time long past. And because of the surreal nature of the seasons during this trip you will also get the chance to enjoy a midnight run under the late night sun!

For the next few days, we will be stopping in amazing places like Veiðileysufjörður and Lónafjörður. These two fjords offer an assortment of fantastic splitboarding descents on virgin slopes. They also offer some great views, and in the case of Lónafjörður, opportunities for kayaking and seal watching. Other highlights on the remainder of the trip include Hrafnfjörður, where you can enjoy more descents and mussle picking, and the bay of Ísafjarðardjúp, which we will cross on our way back to Isafjordur.

A great adventure, on both land and sea, this 6 day splitboarding tour is unforgettable. To be a part of it, just send me a request, come to Iceland and board the Aurora.

I can also take you on a week long splitboarding adventure in the Troll Peninusla.

Itinerary

Day 1: Isafjordur

We will arrive at Isafjordur then board the sailboat, Aurora. We will set sail at approximately 2:00 pm and make our way to the village of Hesteyri, which you will get to explore, and even enjoy a midnight splitboarding run.

Day 2: Veiðileysufjörður

Today we will go over avalanche safety training, before traversing to Veiðileysufjörðuras.

Day 3: Lónafjörður

We will splitboard around the Lónafjörður before returning to the sailboat for the night.

Day 4: Lónafjörður

Today we will continue enjoying the slopes of Lónafjörður. You will also have the option to do some kayaking or seal watching as well.

Day 5: Hrafnfjörður

Today we will venture to the Hrafnfjörður, where you will get to enjoy more great splitboarding, along with mussel picking on the shoreline.

Day 6: Isafjordur

On the final day of the trip, depending on weather conditions, we will enjoy some splitboarding in the morning, before returning to Isafjordur, where you will get to fly back to Reykjavik or enjoy a night in the town.

 

Details

Accommodation

On the sailboat Aurora.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: - Equipment: wind and waterproof shell jacket, wind and waterproof pants, base layer, ski pants, jacket, light down or fiber jacket, hat, gloves, ski socks, backpack 30-45L, thermos or water bottle (1-2L), sunglasses, ski goggles, sun and lip cream, splitboard equipment, skins and ski crampons, ski poles, ski boots, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel, small first aid kit, camera, duffel bag for belongings, sleeping bag, hiking boots for onshore, sandals or deck shoes, a good book or a game.

Meeting point

Isafjordur

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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

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, meals, transportation and lodging on the sailboat, sailing clothing and safety gear is also included.




 

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