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Ski tour from a sailboat in the Troll Peninsula

A 5-day ski tour in the Troll Peninsula in Iceland, having a sailboat as base camp, together with Jokull, a local IFMGA certified mountain guide.

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5 Days

Apr, May

Fit

Intermediate


Description

The Troll Peninsula is a top destination for ski touring in Northern Iceland. This time, I invite you to a unique trip using a sailboat as base camp to discover some of the wonders of this area.

Skiing towards the sea is the perfect adventure for those searching new challenges and eager to explore the world.

We'll arrive to small bays and coves on the north shore of the mountains. Once there, we'll find fresh slopes to ski under the extraordinary midnight sun.

During the night, our floating base camp will be anchored in a bay or in a Flatey island pier. This is a large remote island, very popular among bird watchers. We'll also enjoy some great food on the sailboat.

Depending on the weather conditions, we can cross a fjord called Eyjafjordur to ski on the Troll Peninsula. From there, we'll visit some beautiful fishing villages like Ólafsfjörður, Dalvík and Siglufjörður. Then, we can spend the night at Hrísey island.

The top reasons why I enjoy guiding my friends and clients here are:
– Ski in unexplored slopes down to the sea
– Discover unique places like Flatey and Hrísey islands, as well as the Hidden Island
– Combine ski touring with other activities like whale watching, sailing and fishing

You can find an itinerary for this trip below. Nevertheless, you can ask me any questions you may have.

Please contact me if you are planning a trip to Iceland! I would love to be your guide in this wonderful land. In fact, I love ski touring here so much that I also have to recommend ski touring in Kviar, in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.

Prices per person

Group of 1

ISK 330000 Each

Group of 2

ISK 330000 Each

Group of 3

ISK 330000 Each

Group of 4

ISK 330000 Each

Group of 5

ISK 330000 Each

Group of 6

ISK 330000 Each

Group of 7

ISK 330000 Each

Group of 8

ISK 330000 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The use of emergency equipment and communications as well as glacier travel gear, ropes, harness and crampons are included in the price.


Itinerary

Day 1: Akureyrim - Húsavík

Pick you up in Akureyrim, the capital of northern Iceland in the afternoon. 1-hour transfer to Húsavík, where we join up with the captain and crew of our schooner. A safety briefing by the captain is followed by dinner at the quaint bistro Gamli Baukur and a quiet evening in the picturesque harbour of HúsavíkYou can enjoy a nice walk along the quays or to the sea cliffs just north of town.

Day 2 to 3: Flatey Island

A short sail across Skjálfandi bay to arrive to our first skiing objective. After an exciting climb and some great turns, we return to our floating mountain hut and set sail for Flatey Island, where we anchor for the night. Exploration and adventure is the name of the game as we methodically make our way around the northern tip of the Hidden Land, skiing the big lines and having a grand old time. The possibilities for exhilarating descents for skiers of all abilities are numerous in this glacier carved mountain paradise. Each morning we make landfall in different coves where the ruins of deserted farms and fishing outposts can bee seen dotting the landscape.

Day 4: Hrísey Island

After a big day of skiing we have the option of setting sail to the island of Hrísey, Iceland’s second largest island and home to some 180 inhabitants which make their living fishing from the rich waters of the fjord. Hrísey is an exceptionally quiet and cozy place with very few cars and an amazing geothermal pool which is a must stop after a long day of skiing.

Day 5: Akureyri

After a full day of skiing we will round of the day in the geothermal pools of Dalvik before heading back to Akureyri and new adventures.

 

Details

Accommodation

On board the Schooners Haukur or Hildur, in cabins or berths with shared bathrooms.

More info

  • You can rent other equipment (not included in the price).

  • Recommended 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 30-40L (with ski attachments), thermos or water bottle (1-2L), 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, ski boots and deck shoes which can be used for on shore visits, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel, bathing suit and towel for the Arctic Ocean….and/or geothermal pools, small first aid kit, camera.

  • About ski boots: please have them 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 my rental gear. I carry a great selection of the latest Völkl skis and all safety equipment.

Meeting point

At Akureyri.

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!

Languages

English

Certificates

ACMG | IFMGA

Residence

Dalvik


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