Guided splitboarding week in Troll Peninsula

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Explore the spectacular Troll Peninsula in Iceland with Jökull, IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this guided splitboarding week!

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7 Days

Mar, Apr, May

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Take your splitboarding skills to the next level with an expert local guide.
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the spectacular Troll Peninsula.
  • Relax at the finest ski touring lodge in Iceland, the spectacular Karlsá Lodge.

Description

All the way down to the ocean, we’ll descend through wide open slopes, explore spectacular valleys and enjoy the magnificent views of the Troll Peninsula. Join me on this guided splitboarding week and discover one of the most amazing mountain scenarios in Iceland!

The Troll Peninsula offers a large variety of slopes and mountains for all levels and guarantees a unique winter adventure. Additionally,in the late season, you will be able to explore under the rays of the midnight sun. And, if you come earlier, we will also be able to watch the magical northern lights!

Regarding our accommodation, we’ll stay at the finest ski touring lodge in Iceland, Karlsá Lodge, near the village of Dalvik. It’s located in the spectacular East coast of the Troll Peninsula, overlooking the Gold Coast of the Hidden Land on one side and the Eyja Ford on the other.  Furthermore, it has its own sauna, an ocean view hot tub and delicious local gourmet cuisine prepared by a fantastic in-house chef.  After a long day of splitboarding, the Karlsá Lodge will be the ideal place to rest and relax.

Additionally, this splitboarding guided week will also be a unique opportunity for participants to discover Iceland’s beautiful culture. Superb splitboarding, light, light, light, luxury rest and culture, what more could anyone want?

Ready for this unique guided splitboarding  week in the Troll Peninsula? Then send a request to book this trip and let’s go for it. I guarantee this will be an experience you will never forget!

Looking for more splitboarding programs in Iceland? Then check out this  6-day splitboarding trip in Kviar, Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

Itinerary

Day 1: Akureyri-Karlsá Lodge-Welcome dinner

In the late afternoon, we will meet in Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland. A 40 min transfer will take us to Karlsá Lodge, our base for the next days, for a meet and greet. Finally, we will enjoy a delicious welcome dinner and go over the week’s agenda.

Day 2: Avalanche training- Splitboarding

This is our first splitboarding day, above Karlsá Lodge.

First, we’ll spend the morning  on detailed avalanche transceiver and avalanche rescue training. Then, we’ll go out to tackle our first peak of many. On average, our daily vertical ranges from 1000 to 2000 meters, depending on the group.

The night here is no excuse to stop, as the midnight sun will accompany us. So we can keep on riding until you wish so.

Day 3: Dalvik-Geothermal baths

Today we’ll explore the mountains located above the small fishing village of Dalvik.

We will enjoy the rare pleasure of sitting in the local geothermal baths, with the possibility of admiring our  tracks on the slopes of the surrounding peaks. Dalvik is home of some of Iceland’s most accomplished skiers and splitboarders, and it’s no wonder considering the terrain they grew up in.

Day 4: Gljúfurárjökull glacier

Gljúfurárjökull glacier area has one of the best wide open splitboarding slopes to be found on the Troll Peninsula.

It’s located at the center of the region and we will enjoy amazing  views of a large portion of the peninsula. You get the real feeling of being in the middle of the arctic here, with glaciers and snow covered peaks surrounding you wherever you look.

Day 5: Hidden spots

I know the Troll Peninsula by heart so I will take you to “secret cirques”,  places that splitboarders have never seen before. In each trip, I take participants to different and new places. You will set your tracks down a slope that no one has ever skied down before.

Day 6: Last splitboarding day

This is our last splitboarding day, and of course I have saved the best for last! Finally, after another great splitboarding day we will say goodbye.

 

Details

Accommodation

Karslá Lodge, near the small fishing village of Dalvik. Accommodation in double room with shared bathrooms for 6 nights.

More info

EQUIPMENT: - Wind and waterproof shell jacket (Gore Tex or equivalent) - Wind and waterproof pants (Gore Tex 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

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 my rental gear.

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE : - Transportation between Reykjavik and Akureyri before and after trip - Equipment rental - Alcoholic beverages - Personal accident insurance - Helicopter drops for touring - Gratuities

Meeting point

Akureyri

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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!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

ISK 350516 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price includes transportation between Akureyri and Karlsá lodge, transportation in 4x4 vehicles for the duration of the trip, all food from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 7 (Breakfast buffet, packed lunch, apré ski snacks and three course dinners prepared by our Lodge Chef), Accommodation in double rooms with shared bathrooms for 6 nights, Entry fees to geothermal baths, the services of a certified ski guide for the duration of the trip and the use of emergency equipment and communications.




 

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