Troll Peninsula 5-day ski touring trip, Iceland

A 5-day ski touring adventure in the fjords of the Troll Peninsula (Iceland) from a lodge near Dalvik, with Jökull, IFMGA mountain guide in love with this area.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for a fantastic ski touring trip in the Troll Peninsula!

    This area is ideal for ski touring. It has a rich variety of slopes and there are mountains for all levels, whether you are looking forward to open wide slopes or have fun in some steep couloirs. Come and explore some of the peaks and valleys in the area!  And I’m not telling you to explore all of them because the possibilities are endless here!

    Our base during this trip will be the comfortable and luxurious Karlsá Lodge, with a Sauna and an ocean view hot tub. Not to mention the delicious local gourmet cuisine, made by the in-house chef with fresh local ingredients.

    Each skiing day will end pleasurably in a geothermal bath of the region. There are plenty of them! It will be the perfect moment to give our feet a well deserved rest and enjoy the local life. Indeed, we will be sharing this moment with local fishermen and farmers.

    Some highlights of this trip are the following:
    – You have the unique opportunity to ski at night time with daylight: the midnight sun is there!
    – You can ski from the mountain down until to the ocean
    – The deep immersion in the local culture with its delicious cuisine

    I propose you a 5-day program, with 4 full ski touring days. We can also do it as a ski touring week, in 7 days.

    If this fantastic adventure in the Troll Peninsula catches your attention, please send a request to book this trip! I will guide you here with much pleasure and share with you my secret spots on the island.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    260000 ISK

     

    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
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Group equipment included: ropes, harness, crampons.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival

      Late in the afternoon we meet at Akureyri, northern Iceland’s capital. Then a 45 min ride takes us to the Country Lodge. There we will have a meet and greet. We will talk about the plans for the following days and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner.

    • Day 2Avalanche training and ski touring

      Today is the first skiing day. We dedicate the morning to avalanche rescue and avalanche transceiver training. Then we tackle our first peak. On average, the altitude change will be around 1000-1800 m each day, but this depends on the group. We can always keep going since the arrival of the night is not a reason to stop. The midnight sun accompanies us, touching the ocean just to rise back again.

    • Day 3Dalvik

      Today we ski the peaks that are above Dalvik, a small fishing village. Being here will allow us to enjoy the geothermal baths while admiring the traces we left on the surrounding slopes.

    • Day 4Hidden spots

      The day of discovering the hidden corners has arrived. I know the Troll Peninsula as the back of my hand, so I will take you to a “secret cirque”. It’s there just for us, we won’t find anyone else! In each trip I take clients to different places, often ones where even I have never been before.

    • Day 5Last ski touring day

      Again an amazing ski touring day, trust me, I saved the best for last! You will have to come here in order to discover what I’m talking about. In the end of the day we will say goodbye.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    At Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation in double, triple and dorm style rooms with shared bathrooms for 4 nights.

    More info

    Price:

    - 4-day ski tour (5 day trip): 260000 ISK / 1830 € / 2080 U$

    - 6-day ski tour: 330000 ISK / 2250 € / 2500 U$

    - 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. I offer some equipment for rent, please contact me for information and availability.

    - Equipment: wind and waterproof shell jacket, wind and waterproof pants, base layer, ski pants, jacket (soft shell, fleece), light down or fiber jacket, hat, gloves, ski socks, backpack 30-40L (with ski attachments), thermos or water bottle (1-2 L), 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, small first aid kit, camera.

     

    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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