Jokull, IFMGA certified guide, takes on a 1-week ski touring trip in the discovery of the fantastic Land of Dragons. It's the East Fjords in Iceland, a truly unique setting!
Mar, Apr, May
The East Fjords in Iceland are also known as the Land of Dragons. It's said that a giant dragon protected the fjords from the attack of Harald Bluetooth. Do you want to discover the Land of Dragons during a fantastic ski touring week?
Once you get there and you see the area, it won't be hard to imagine the dragons. The mountains form snow-covered peaks and deep blue fjords. There are endless ski touring options! The vast, ever-changing and virgin terrain will be our playground during this week.
It's not only about ski touring! We will also visit different fishing villages and go to their geothermal baths.
We will stay at the charming Mjóeyri Lodge, in Eskifjord. This lodge is run by Berglind and Sævar and it's a pleasure to stay there. There is a beach side hot tub. And if you are brave, you can also dip into the ocean! In addition, we will have dinner at the Randulffs Seahouse Museum, one of the best restaurants in the country.
The top reasons why I like to guide my friends and clients here are:
– The unique ski touring experience in a fantastic setting, with the ocean as background
– The northern lights (early in the season) and midnight sun (late in the season)
– The warm welcome of our hosts and the delicious food!
If you have extra time, at the end of the trip you can stay in Egilsstaðir and rent a car. The road of the south coast is stunning, definitely worth a visit! You can also go north, to the Troll Peninsula and the Lake Myvatn Nature reserve. It's a longer and more spectacular way to return to Reykjavik.
Tempted to explore the East Fjords on your skis? Then please send me a request, I would love to guide you there. Another great option is ski touring from a sail boat, check it out!
We meet at Egilsstaðir airport in the afternoon. After a 50 min drive to Eskifjörður we arrive at Mjóeyri Lodge for dinner.
Each day is a new adventure! We skin up to the tops of the peaks and enjoy the vast ski touring 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.
On the last day we still have time to ski. 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.
In Ocean side cabins, two people per cabin.
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.
At Egilsstaðir Airport.
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!
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
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Oct 17, 2021
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Oct 13, 2021
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Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 10, 2021
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Aug 25, 2021
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Aug 2, 2021
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Jul 5, 2021
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Group of 1
|ISK 350516 Each|
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- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
Entry fees to geothermal baths are included. The use of emergency equipment and communications is also included.
Transportation between Egilsstaðir Airport and Mjoeyri Lodge is included, but not between Reykjavik and Egilsstaðir before and after the trip.
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