Ski touring week on the Troll Peninsula, Iceland (8 days)

Join IFMGA-certified guide Roger in the northern beauty of Iceland and spend over a week in the fjord-filled wonder of the Troll Peninsula on an epic ski touring program, immersed in the rugged terrain and enchanting culture of a unique and evocative landscape.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

People per Guide

7 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Take eight days to dig into the snow of Iceland for a thorough ski extravaganza.

  • Take advantage of the Midnight Sun and Northern Lights to enhance your trip.

  • Admire the northern coast of Iceland and the majestic scenery of Trollaskagi.

 

Drop into the thrilling runs and ski right down to the coast on an eight-day program on the Troll Peninsula! This guided ski touring week will explore the vast beauty of Iceland’s Arctic features, taking you from fjord and mountain to serene village for an ultimate trip in the heart of a one-of-a-kind wilderness!

Replete with glaciers, volcanoes, and everything in between, a week in Iceland is the epitome of adventure. Its northern coast is known for its mountainous terrain that caters to skiers, with long runs that can reach up to 1,500 meters of vertical. With upwards of about 100 mountains to discover on the Troll Peninsula, there is an endless amount of untouched snow. It is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean, so you can even ski right down to the coast.

Your program immerses you in this snowy paradise for a full Icelandic ski touring experience. I will pick you up from the airport and we will head along the scenic roads to your lodging in Dalvik. From there, we will spend the next week on the snow, utilizing our own private transportation vehicle to reach isolated areas with pockets of snow. The quality is immaculate, with corn snow and powder all across the Peninsula.

You can expect to cover up to and beyond 1,000 meters on our daily ski tours, depending on the chosen path and trail for the day. We will constantly be adapting our program to the needs and abilities of the group, taking advantage of terrain and weather conditions. Fresh powder has been known to fall late into the season, so we will keep our eyes peeled for the perfect pockets of snow. The overall elevation of the region makes skiing here comparable to skiing in the Pyrenees.

The trip will culminate in Reykjavik for a cultural jaunt into Iceland’s capital. It is a great way to wrap up an amazing week of skiing and to cap off the trip.

You should be a proficient skier capable of ski touring comfortably in diverse and challenging backcountry. This includes the mental fortitude to complete the program and a fitness level to match. I will ensure we have a safe, satisfying, and all around fun time in one of the world’s most amazing places.

Book this unbelievable ski touring week on the Troll Peninsula NOW and spend eight days in the unparalleled landscape of Iceland for a life-changing ski trip!

We can also switch gears and try the Landmannalaugar Trek on an eight day guided hiking program!

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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
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
 This is the price to join this group program. The price includes the guiding fee, airport pick up and drop off, transfer to and from Trollaskagi, private transportation in a 4 X 4 vehicle, six (6) nights in Dalvik at Bakki House and one (1) night at a Reykjavik hostel, and ski insurance. The price does NOT include flights, meals (usual cost is around 150 EUR – generally buying and cooking our own food), personal equipment, personal food and drink(s), and anything not explicitly mentioned as “included.”
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

We will meet at the airport. Further instructions will be available upon booking.

Accommodation

We will be staying at the Bakki House on the Troll Peninsula for six (6) nights, with an additional night at a Reykjavik hostel that includes a breakfast.

More info

I strongly recommend light ski touring equipment, as well as the use of pin bindings and light boots. Your backpack should weight no more than eight to ten kilograms (including the avalanche kit).

The required gear includes:

• 30-40 litre backpack with ski rack

• Personal ski touring equipment (including skis, boots, skins, crampons, poles)

• Safety equipment with avalanche transceiver (and battery), probe, and shovel

• Light crampons

• Light ice axe

• Helmet (optional)

• Person clothes

o Socks

o Base layer bottoms and tops

o Long johns

o Ski touring pants

o Fleece or fleece-like second layer

o Wind and waterproof jacket and pants

o Outer jacket

o Neck band

o Two pair of gloves – thin and warm

o Hot for both sun protection and warmth

o Goggles

o Sunglasses

o 1-liter water bottle / thermos

o Sunscreen and lip balm

o 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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