Iceland, 8 Day Guided Ski Mountaineering Tour

Join Roger, an IFMGA certified guide, for 8 days of thrilling ski mountaineering on the peaks of the Troll peninsula in beautiful Iceland.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     

    Iceland is an amazing country for a variety of reasons, least of which is the great skiing!

    For 8 exciting days, I would like to guide you on a ski mountaineering adventure that you will never forget. The area we will be staying and skiing is the Troll Peninsula. There you will get to choose from approximately 100 different skiable mountains. All of the mountains range in height from 1,000 to 1,500 metres. And because of the area’s altitude, the mountains are actually comparable to the 3,000 metre peaks of the Pyrenees. It is also worth mentioning that a bonus of skiing in Iceland is you can ski right to the sea!

    Throughout the trip your group will have access to a private vehicle. As a result, depending on weather and snow conditions, we will be able to go to wherever the best skiing opportunities are. And at the end of each day, you will get to relax your body by bathing in one of the municipal hot springs in the towns of the area. And every night, you will get to sleep in a comfortable bed in the nearby, exclusive house that will be your accommodation.

    Moreover, along with a week of great ski mountaineering, you will also get to spend a day in the capital of IcelandReykjavik. In the city, you will get to explore and experience its vibrant nightlife.

    Iceland is a fantastic country to visit. The people, the scenery and especially the skiing is incredible. So if you would like to experience it for yourself, just send me a request and let’s have an adventure!

    Are you looking for more great skiing expeditions? Then come and join me on this 6 day traverse of the famous Haute Route in the Alps.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1300 EUR

    Group of 2
    1300 EUR

    Group of 3
    1300 EUR

    Group of 4
    1300 EUR

    Group of 5
    1300 EUR

    Group of 6
    1300 EUR

    Group of 7
    1300 EUR

    Group of 8
    1300 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
     Along with the guiding fee, the price includes private transportation, 6 nights accommodation in the Troll Peninsula, and 1 night accommodation in Reykjavik. The price does not include flights and skiing equipment, which can be rented; however, we ask you let us know in advance. For meals, because the house in the Troll Peninsula has a fully equipped kitchen we will take a trip to a nearby supermarket for food, which you can then cook. The approximate cost for a weeks worth of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner is 150 Euros per person.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival

      On the first day of the trip, we will pick you up from the airport and take you on a scenic drive to your accommodation, where you can relax and rest for the night.

    • Day 2 to 6Ski Mountaineering

      Over these days, you will get to choose from a hundred skiable peaks throughout the Troll Peninsula. You will also get to bathe in the assortment of hot spring pools when you’re not ski mountaineering as well.

    • Day 7Reykjavik

      Today we will head to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, where you will get to enjoy the city and it’s wonderful night life.

    • Day 8Departure

      On the final day, you will have the opportunity to visit country’s famous geyser, or Thingvellir National Park, before we take you to the airport, where you will catch your flight home.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    The airport at Reykjavik.

    Accommodation

    6 nights accommodation in the Troll Peninsula in a spacious house with comfortable beds and a fully equipped kitchen, and 1 night in a accommodation in a hostel in Reykjavik.

    More info

    Participants should bring the following items with them: Backpack (25 - 30L), mountain ski equipment, safety equipment (skis, boots, skin, blades, canes), crampons, ice axe, helmet, technical clothing for ski mountaineering including t-shirt with thermal/synthetic tights, ski mountaineering pants, waterproof pants, waterproof jacket, buff for the neck, thin gloves, thick gloves, hat, cap, sunglasses, first aid kit, personal toiletries, sun cream, lip protection, photo camera.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I love what I do and love to transmit my passion while guiding.
    After touring the world fulfilling my dreams, I have put together all the knowledge gained and a strong background as a mountain guide to become one of the most versatile, dedicated and professional guides in the Pyrenees.
    I'm currently completing my IFMGA certification as a way to close a cycle of more than 15 years of experience guiding different activities (trekking, climbing, mountaineering, ski touring, kayaking).
    My resume has technical trainings in mountain medicine, snow studies, search and rescue complete training, meteorology and botany.
    I spend the winters enjoying the unique snow conditions in the Aran Valley, as a ski touring and freeride Guide, and summers climbing the countless areas of excellent rock, either granite, limestone or conglomerate in the Pyrenees. I also spend a lot of time in Iceland during the summer guiding my friends and clients across these incredible landscapes.
    While traveling the world, I make every effort to show the beauty of the landscapes, the quality of the rock and the best snow in the Pyrenees to everyone who wants to check them out.
    Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the Pyrenees !

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Roger Martorell

     

    It\'s a long slog of a climb, but doable as long as you\'re reasonably fit (but you don\'t need to be an Olympic athlete). The views are stunning. The Puente (bridge) de Mahoma is mentally tough with steep drops either side and some uncomfortable climbs. I\'d strongly recommend using a local guide as they help you with the planning, kit and techniques, they share knowledge of the surrounding area that you wouldn\'t get otherwise and they help you over the more challenging stretches
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    Ian Bywater
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    david reitz
    If I had to describe the trip in 4 words : \'It was epic-ally awesome
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    Maddy
    The helicopter was a surprise and it was awesome, it was a great first time experience in the backcountry. Our guide, Roger, was really helpful and patient with us and we found really good snow.  The hiking up was especially tiring when it was really hot but the skiing was epic. 
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    Willy
     

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