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North Iceland, 9 Day Ski Touring, Troll Peninsula

IFMGA certified guide Jean wants to lead you on a 9 day ski touring adventure in the breathtaking Troll Peninsula in North Iceland.

Duration9 days
Offer periodApr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Spend 9 days ski touring in the Troll Peninsula of northern Iceland.

  • Venture from village to village, sleeping in different lodges and refuges.

  • Descend a number of amazing, isolated peaks.

Description

There really isn’t anywhere in the world quite like Iceland. And when it comes to the northern area of the country, in particular the Troll peninsula, you will see exactly why that is.

On this 9 day adventure, you will get to ski tour amidst some truly stunning scenery. You will get to enjoy the unique half-marine, half-Arctic environment. And you will get to see, scale and descend on a number of incredible peaks.

Much of the ski touring will take place in the more isolated areas of northern Iceland. As a result, you will rarely, if ever have to worry about crowds. Instead, you will get to completely lose yourself in the seemingly endless collection of peaks, valleys and fjords. And at night, you will get to comfortably rest and relax in an array of different lodges and refuges.

During this excursion, you will see why more and more skiing enthusiasts are visiting Iceland. It is filled with fantastic views, and some unforgettable descents. A few examples of the peaks you will get to climb and ski down include the Kotarhnukur peakSkalavikurknukur and the Lambaskalar summit. Moreover, you will get to visit some wonderful local villages, including Siglufjordur, Olafjordur, Dalvik and Greynevik.

To participate you should have prior ski mountaineering experience and be in good physical condition.

As varied as it is marvelous, this 9 day ski touring trip in northern Iceland will fulfill any skiing ambitions you may have. If you would like to enjoy it for yourself, all you have to do is send me a request. 

I also lead a 15 day ski touring adventure in the Altai mountains on the border between China and Mongolia as well.

Accommodation

We will spend 3 nights in an Inn and the remaining nights in various refuges.

Disclaimer

Participants should get their proper vaccinations as well as necessary medical tests prior to the trip.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: Skis, poles, skins, ski boots, cleats, harness with 1 carabiner screw, 2-3 pairs of socks, goretex, waterproof pants, 2-3 breathable t-shirts, 1 fleece jacket and waterproof jacket, 1 hat, 1 pair of thermal gloves, 1 pair of fleece gloves, thermos, blanket, head lamp with new batteries, glasses, sun screen, lip balm, personal items and a camera.

Meeting point

Paris airport, where we will fly to Reykjavik then on to Akureyri.

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Itinerary

Day 1: France - Akureyri - Siglufjordur

We will fly to Reykjavik, then fly to Akureyri. After that, we will take a transfer to the village of Siglufjordur, where we will spend the night.

Day 2: Siglufjordur - Olafjordur

We will enjoy a scenic and enjoyable route between the villages of Siglufjordur and Olafjordur, where we will spend the night. There is the option to add or remove a summit, depending on the weather and how you feel.

Day 3: Olafjordur - Heidja Refuge

Today we will make our way from the village of Olafjordur to the Heidja refuge, where we will spend the night. Along the way, you will get to enjoy a beautiful valley and a peak.

Day 4: Heidja Refuge - Dalvik

Today we will make the short journey from the Heidja refuge to the village of Dalvik, where we will spend the night in an Inn.

Day 5: Dalvik - Heidarhus Refuge

Today we will cross the Kinnarfjoll mountains and reach the valley of Kotadalur. We will then enjoy some great skiing on the Kotarhnukur peak (1,211m). After that, we will descend to the Flateyjardalur flats and make our way to the Heiderhus refuge, where we will spend the night.

Day 6: Ascent of Skalavikurknukur

Today we will make our way up Skalavikurknukur, where you can enjoy some outstanding views. After that, we will descend back down and return to the Heiderhus refuge for the night.

Day 7: Heiderhus Refuge - Gil Refuge

Today we will make our way up the Lambaskalar summit (980m) and then enjoy the descend down. From there, we will make our way to the Gil refuge, where we will spend the night.

Day 8: Gil Refuge - Greynevik

Today we will make our way to the Proskuldur pass and then on to the ridge and summit of Kaldbakur. After a long and enjoyable descent, we will reach the village of Greynevik. After that, we will go to Akureyri, have dinner, and take a night flight to Reykjavik.

Day 9: Flight home to France from Reykjavik.


About the guide

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I have been a mountain guide since I was 25 years old. My passion for discovering the mountains of the world has led me to the four corners of the earth. Currently, I am also an instructor at the National School of Skiing and Mountaineering (ENSA).

Each year, I organize different trips. I'm in charge of each trip's organization and I'm sometimes also the guide who leads the group. It could either be me or one of my 4 guide friends, who I have been working with for years.

I have been organizing trips around the world for the past 26 years: Alaska, Antractica, Nepal, Mongolia...Over the years, I have organized trips in more than 30 countries.

In recent years I have had the opportunity to discover:
- Ski traverse in Greenland
- Ski touring in Iran, Lebanon, Mongolia, Argentina, Canada
- Climbing in the Yukon at the Lotus Flower, Jordan, Oman
- The high summits of Sichuan, Kula Kangri in Tibet, Langtang Ri in Nepal

I am currently based in Chamonix and the other 3 guides who work with me live nearby as well. If you are interested in traveling far away or discovering the Mont Blanc massif and other places in the Alps, for climbing, ski touring or ice climbing, please contact me. It will be a pleasure for me to organise a trip that meets your expectations.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3454 each

Group of 2

EUR 3454 each

Group of 3

EUR 3454 each

Group of 4

EUR 3454 each

Group of 5

EUR 3454 each

Group of 6

EUR 3454 each

Group of 7

EUR 3454 each

Group of 8

EUR 3454 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Flight to the start of the trip

• Transport during the trip

Price details

• Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes airfare from France to Akureyri, transportation, accommodations, avalanche rescue equipment usage, picnics and usage of a satellite phone. The price does not include personal items and equipment, drinks in hotels, meals, insurance and ski registration.


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