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Northern Iceland Ski Tour

Iceland is a world-class destination for ski touring, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. The center of activity is the Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland with vertical descents of up to 1500m, thousands of peaks and slopes for all abilities with abundant snow fall make this a paradise for skiers and splitboarders.

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    Duration

    6 Days

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    Start Location

    Akureyri Airport, Iceland

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    Date(s)

    March - May

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    Price

    €2565

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DISCOVER NEW DESCENTS IN NORTHERN ICELAND

Iceland is a world-class destination for ski touring, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. The center of activity is the Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland with vertical descents of up to 1500m or almost 5000ft, thousands of peaks and slopes for all abilities with abundant snow fall make this a paradise for skiers and mountaineers.

The ski touring season lasts from March until beginning of June, and with the continual daylight of the Arctic Sun overhead and mild temperatures, snow conditions remain favourable with great corn skiing and the occasional powder dump well into June.

The fact that the Troll Peninsula is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean makes for incredible opportunities of skiing right down to the ocean on stable coastal snowpack but also adds the excitement of Arctic weather and conditions. Ski touring in Iceland is always a wild adventure no matter the weather and no matter the time of season.

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YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Ski touring in Iceland is an amazing and super rewarding ski expedition. You will love this trip if you have done some ski touring before, enjoy off piste skiing (but you don’t need to be a jedi- there is terrain here to suit everyone) and enjoy a bit of comfort and luxury afterwards. 

It's a great combination of remote physical ski touring, earning your turns, in amazing terrain without the hardships of expedition living. And it’s all close to the sea which adds a completely unique experience.

Not sure whether you're ready? No sweat! Drop us a note and we'll be happy to talk it through with you. 

    Adventure Overview

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    Duration

    6 Days

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    Start Location

    Akureyri Airport, Iceland

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    Date(s)

    March - May

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    Guide Ratio

    6:1

  • Ability

    Level D

    Level D

    You’ve been on more adventures than you've had hot dinners and you've built up a crafty skill set to tackle most challenges out there. It's go time Captain Scott!

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    Price

    €2565

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Great news! Your place on this adventure is carbon offset along with our footprint in creating it. To learn more about what we're doing head to our 'about us' page.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR THIS SKI TOUR

Please note this is a guide and you may be required to rent or purchase last minute equipment on arrival dependent on the weather and changes in itinerary.

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FINER DETAILS

YOUR ADVENTURE PACKAGE

On arrival day you meet with your guides and fellow climbers at the accommodation for a welcome briefing in the evening. Here you will have an opportunity to ask any last minute questions as well as share your pre-trip excitement with your group.

What's Included?

  • Created with Sketch. Transportation between Akureyri airport and the lodge
  • Created with Sketch. 5 days guided ski touring around the Troll Peninsula, North Iceland
  • Created with Sketch. 5 nights hotel accommodation in twin rooms
  • Created with Sketch. All meals throughout the trip; Breakfast, lunch and dinners included
  • Created with Sketch. Guide services with professional mountain guides and local experts
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  • Created with Sketch. All ground transportation in the skiing area and pickup/dropoff at Akureyri Airport

What's not Included?

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This trip is running on the following dates

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What to expect from your accommodation

We are proud to offer our guests to stay in the beautiful Luxury Siglo Hotel, which is one of Iceland's very best hotels.

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Hotel Siglu

We spend the entire trip based in Hotel Siglu in Siglufjordur on the Troll Peninsula. All the rooms have views over the beautiful surrounding mountains and marina. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with en suite facilities. All guests have access to the outdoor spas and sauna. Evening meals and breakfast is served at the hotel. 

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    Duration

    5 nights

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    Internet

    Wifi included

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    Beds

    Single and double available in the hotel

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    Food

    Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HERE'S YOUR ITINERARY

While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain and the weather sometimes has other ideas. We will always remain as flexible as possible, which is why we only work with experienced and knowledgeable guides, to make sure we can change any plans if required.

  • Day 1:
    Arrival Day

    Fly in to Akureyri Airport. Transfer to the Hotel and meeting with the group. Dinner is served and plans are made for the next 5 days.

  • Day 2 to 6:
    A New Ski Adventure Every Day

    5 Full days of discovery, adventure and good times. Prepare for different skiing conditions and a new adventure every day; fresh powder skiing, skiing in the stable spring corn snow, which is perfect for steep and extreme skiing and more exposed lines than you normally find where avalanches are more likely. Our vertical drop is up to 1.500m or approximately 4.500 ft. in the unbelievable Arctic mountains.In terms of ski touring, there are few places in the world with as many possibilities as the Troll Peninsula in Iceland. The area is vast and largely unexplored. The terrain has a lot of different options, from steep couloirs to easy and moderate slopes.

  • Day 6:
    Departure

    Depart after the final days skiing back to Akureyri Airport. If you'd like to spend some more time exploring Iceland let us know and we can help put together an extended trip.

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Frequently asked questions about this adventure

Do I need insurance?

Yes. You will need to take out a comprehensive backcountry skiing package to cover yourself for your trip.

Yes. You will need to take out a comprehensive backcountry skiing package to cover yourself for your trip.

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How big will the group be?

Our ski courses will be no more than 6 people per guide. If the group is larger than 6, there will be Read more

Our ski courses will be no more than 6 people per guide. If the group is larger than 6, there will be a second guide and we will have the ability to split the group if necessary.

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How do you match up people on the course?

It is very important for you to let us know your previous experience and ski ability level before booking with Read more

It is very important for you to let us know your previous experience and ski ability level before booking with us. Then we are able to match you up to suitable groups with similar abilities to make sure you get the most out of your trip.

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Is it possible to book individually rather than a group?

Yes. We run our courses with a minimum of 4 people. You can either book individually into a group or you Read more

Yes. We run our courses with a minimum of 4 people. You can either book individually into a group or you can book as a group and fill the spaces yourself.

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What equipment will I need?

Please read the kit list above.

Please read the kit list above.

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What will we do if the weather is bad?

Should the weather not play ball for a day, we’ll aim to drive somewhere where the weather is clearer. Read more

Should the weather not play ball for a day, we’ll aim to drive somewhere where the weather is clearer. The days are long in Iceland, and skiing up until midnight is possible from March onwards. This allows us great flexibility and we may head to a thermal natural hot spring if the weather is bad in the morning. Then ski in the evening if it clears up, or the other way round. Either way we have great flexibility to fill our time with outdoor adventurers whatever the weather.

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What’s the weather like?

The weather in Iceland is always changeable, but generally we are confident to say that January and February will be Read more

The weather in Iceland is always changeable, but generally we are confident to say that January and February will be snow-filled and cold with temperatures hitting -20 on occasion. Fast forward to March till May and the weather is generally sunnier and we experience warmer temperatures around the 0 and above mark.

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When is the best time?

Good conditions in Iceland are generally from January until late May. In January and February we tend to have more Read more

Good conditions in Iceland are generally from January until late May. In January and February we tend to have more frequent snow falls and from March to May we’re spoilt with excellent spring skiing conditions where most of our trips take place.

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MEET THE GUIDES

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Fede

Lead IFMGA

"My favorite mountain is the Midi d’Ossau, in the Pyrenees. It is a volcanic and unique mountain, that a stands out from the other peaks around. It is a huge fortress with many different features that provides incredible rock climbing routes, and the most important thing is that is 20 minutes from my house ;)"

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Lars

Lead IFMGA

Lars is a IFMGA Guide originally from Belgium, with over 20 years of experience climbing and splitboarding in the Mont Blanc massif, the Alps and the greater ranges of the world. Having lived in Chamonix for over a decade he has enjoyed the unique and unlimited climbing possibilities in and around the valley. Lars is also one of the most recognised and experienced splitboard guides leading expeditions to Kamchatka, Greenland, Iceland and more.

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Ben

Mountain Leader

Ben is a UIMLA International Mountain Leader/Guide and works as our lead Trekking Guide. He has worked as an Expedition Leader in challenging environments around the world in countries such as Borneo, Mongolia, Morocco and Costa Rica and at home in the European Alps, responsible for the safety and success of expeditions for many years. His passion for the mountains is infectious and he loves sharing a summit photo or long-distance Trek with our clients.

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Roger

IFMGA

"I love what I do and love to transmit my passion while guiding. After touring the world following the call of the mountains and human cultures and 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 back home, in the Pyrenees."

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Fabio

Lead IFMGA

Fabio has guided with us for close to ten years now and has summited Mont Blanc more times than we can remember. He's even helped Sir Richard Brans get to the top of Western Europe. When asked what his favourite mountain was his response was 'It's the mountain not known to many, in a remote country that provides opportunity for adventure. That said, I do love Cordillera Blanca (Peru) to guide in, Montserrat (Barcelona) because it's where it all started for me and Main De Fatima (Mali) because it's special to me!"

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Faust

Lead IFMGA

Born in the Aran Valley, from parents who were ski teachers and mountain guides, the motivation inherited by nature has led him to practice all facets of mountain sports such as climbing, skiing and mountaineering. He has spent his alpine career as part of the FEDME team (Spanish Federation of Mountain and Climbing Sports) and his passion and profession have led him to travel to other continents to carry out his activity.

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Jon

Lead IFMGA

"If asked about my favourite mountain or mountain range, it wouldn't be easy to answer since perfect places to climb, ski or explore can be found all over the world. But, if I had to choose one, I think I'd say the Pyrenees, not very high, but wild and still quite unknown: the mountains where I learnt when I was a child and where I can still live great adventures far from the crowd".

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Miha

Lead IFMGA

Miha is an IFMGA guide from Slovenia based between the beautiful Julian Alps and Chamonix. He has been climbing for over 20 years all over the world, including expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, India, Pakistan, USA, Mexico and Peru. He summited an 8000er on his first expedition to the Himalaya, did a first ascent on the previously unclimbed Lasher peak in the Himalaya and climbed El Capitan and many routes over the Alps.

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Pablo

Lead IFMGA

Pablo is originally from a small mountain village in Spain and came to Chamonix with only one dream to become a mountain guide. Based in Chamonix since 2013, Pablo made the Alps his playground as a guide and as an alpinist and has climbed many of the classic alpine routes. He combines mountain guiding with helicopter rescue work in Spain during the off seasons.

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READY TO SKI NEW DESCENTS IN ICELAND?

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