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Troll Peninsula 7-day ski touring trip

Discover the slopes of the amazing Troll Peninsula in Iceland, close to the Arctic Circle, and enjoy a unique ski touring week, with IFMGA certified guide Jökull. The magical midnight sun, a luxurious lodge, delicious local cuisine and geothermal baths await you!

Duration7 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Troll Peninsula in Iceland is a fantastic world class ski touring and ski mountaineering destination. I invite you to join me on a 7-day ski touring trip and enjoy the best ski terrain the Peninsula has to offer.

The choices for an incredible ski touring week are endless in this area. It offers an inmense variety of slopes and mountains for all levels. Wether you are looking for steep couloirs or you just enjoy letting yourself loose on the wide open slopes, there is something for you here.

Get ready for amazing descents, like skiing all the way down to the ocean and taking a last turn on to a unique black volcanic sand beach!

We will also enjoy the amazing possibility of skiing in the rays of the midnight sun in the late season. And if you come earlier in the season, we will be able to watch the magical northern lights.

We could spend a lifetime exploring the valleys and peaks of this beautiful region. Besides, we will 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.

This lodge is a luxurious and perfect base for a great ski touring experience. It also has a Sauna and an ocean view hot tub! Not to mention the delicious local gourmet cuisine, specialized in lamb and organic fish, prepared by a fantastic in-house chef. No doubt, Karlsá is the best ski touring lodging option in North Iceland.

Additionally, this trip is also a cultural experience, with the possibility of meeting people who live in this remote area near the Arctic Circle. After each full day of skiing, we can soak our body in some of the many fantastic geothermal baths in the area.

This is a great way of catching up on the local gossip, as fishermen and farmers never miss their daily afternoon bath! Or we can just relax in our own outdoor spa at the Karlsá Lodge.

I know the Troll Peninsula like the back of my hand, so I will make sure you enjoy the best and safe ski touring experience. Also, I know the best hidden corners for amazing ski runs. And I will guide you up there! You can check the day-by-day detailed itinerary at the bottom of this page.

We also have the option of doing a heli-drop to access virgin slopes, on one or more days of the tour. Besides, in case of bad weather I have an extensive list of exciting activities for you, from whale watching, horseback riding and cultural visits to lava fields, hot springs and even a beer spa, just to name some.

So contact me if you want to join me on this incredible 7-day ski tour. Book your trip and we will start planning this exciting ski touring adventure in the Troll Peninsula in unique Iceland! If you don’t have much time, this trip is also available as 4-day ski tour.

You can also take a look at all the other trips I also guide in Iceland.

Accommodation

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

Disclaimer

Cancellations must be made by email. If you are unable to attend your ski package after the final payment date then the ski package is transferable to another person. If we are able to find a replacement for your space then your package payment can be deferred to a ski package in the next season. Cancellation more than 95 days prior to the start date of package will result in loss of the nonrefundable deposit. If cancellation is received 95 days or less, prior to start of confirmed package then entire trip price is owed and non refundable. We reserve the right to cancel any trip package at anytime. Should this occur a refund of payments, including deposit, less 3% administration fee will be given. This cancellation policy applies specifically to Jökull Bergmann’s programs.

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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Itinerary

Day 1: Akureyri-Karlsá Lodge-Welcome dinner

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

Day 2: Avalanche training-Ski touring

This is our first ski touring day, above Karlsá Lodge. We spend the morning  on detailed avalanche transceiver and avalanche rescue training. Then, we 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 accompany us. So we can keep on skiing until you wish so.

Day 3: Dalvik-Geothermal baths

Today we ski mountains 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 it is no wonder considering the terrain they grew up in.

Day 4: Gljúfurárjökull glacier

Gljúfurárjökull glacier area has one of the best wide open ski slopes to be found on the Troll Peninsula. It’s located at the center of the region, 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 to 6: Hidden spots

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

Day 7: Last ski day

This is our last ski day, and of course I have saved the best for last! After another great ski dki touring day we say goodbye.


About the guide

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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

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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

• Meals: 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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