Come and enjoy a full week of amazing splitboarding in the Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland with IFGMA certified guide Jokull.
Located in the north of the island country, the Troll Peninsula has an abundance of great slopes and traverses to choose from. There are also wonderful valleys like Svarfaðardalur and peaks like Dyjafjallshnjukur that you will get to explore. There is even an enormous glacier, the Vindheimajokull, which you will get to splitboard on. The scenery throughout the peninsula is spectacular as well, full of vast, natural landscape that will leave you awe struck.
Along with the natural beauty of the area, there are also a number of wonderful villages you will get to visit during this trip. Those villages include Siglufjörður, Olafsfjordur and Akureyri, which will be our starting and ending point.
Along with the splitboarding fun you will have on this trip, there will also be plenty of opportunity to learn and improve your abilities. We will go over important avalanche rescue techniques, along with other skills necessary for successful splitboarding.
Throughout the trip, we will be staying at the Karlsa lodge. This lovely place will give you a comfortable spot to rest and recuperate. Also helping you with recuperation will be the warm thermal pools in the village of Dalvik.
Have you ever wanted to explore Iceland? Do you enjoy splitboarding? Then send me a request and combine those two things on this amazing week long trip. I know you’ll have a great time.
I also offer a week long ski touring trip in the east fjords of the country as well.
Group of 1
ISK 340000 Each
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
Accommodation, meals, transportation and group equipment, which includes ropes, harness, crampons, are included in the price.
Entry fees to geothermal baths and the use of emergency equipment and communications are also included.
After you arrive in Akureyri, you will be transferred to the Karlsa lodge for a welcome dinner, before resting for the night.
In the morning, we will transfer to the village of Siglufjörður, where we will practice avalanche rescue training before traversing to Hedinsfjord to the town of Olafsfjordur, where we will catch a transfer to the thermal pools in Dalvik before heading back to the lodge.
Today we will traverse to the Svarfaðardalur valley or the town of Dalvik depending on weather conditions before heading back to the lodging.
Today we will splitboard on the highest peaks in the Troll Peninsula before returning to the lodge.
For today, we will splitboard up toward the Dyjafjallshnjukur peak before descending down to the beautiful Hörgárdalur valley before returning lodge for the night.
We will traverse the incredible Vindheimajökull glacier before returning to the town of Akureyri.
In case of inclement weather, we will use this day to make up for any excursions lost, and if weather is agreeable throughout the trip, this day will be dedicated to great splitboarding around the lodge.
Accommodation is in the Karlsa lodge, equipped with double or triple rooms with shared bathrooms.
Participants must bring the following the items with them: wind and waterproof shell jacket, wind and waterproof pants, base layer, ski pants, jacket, light down or fiber jacket, hat, gloves, ski socks, backpack 30-45L (With ski attachments), thermos or water bottle (1-2L), sunglasses, ski goggles, sun and lip cream, splitboard equipment (which can be rented if you do not have it), ski crampons (not optional!), ski poles, avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel, bathing suit, small first aid kit, camera.
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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