Iceland - Skitouring and Ride Experience
No other place on earth offers the combination of fire and ice quite like Iceland. With seemingly endless opportunities for fantastic ski touring, we’ll at least get to share half a dozen with you in this week
Price: 2100 EUR
At Home on the Tröllaskagi Peninsula
We’ve chose the small fishing village of Siglufjördur on the Tröllaskagi peninsula for this week. This area will allow us access to seemingly endless opportunities for amazing ski tours. From the comfort of our lodge we will be able to plan where to spend each day, depending on weather and conditions. We will have access to three different mountain ranges, each of which can be reached within a thirty minute drive. The mountain peaks in this area reach heights of 900 to 1400 metres, and some still go nameless. The variety in choice of runs will give us chance to chase the best snow.
Towards the end of April we will still be enjoying powder on the northern slopes, whereas we will find spring corn on the southern slopes. After an unforgettable day of skiing, we will be able to ski down to the coast and relax in one of the many natural hot springs. If you’re looking for ski touring with incredible landscape and amazing views, then we’re sure that this is the trip for you.
We will be able to take a direct flight with Iceland Air to Reykjavik from Munich or Frankfurt. We will then travel five hours by bus to the Tröllaskagi Peninsula. The following six days will be at our disposal to enjoy this multifaceted mountain region on ski. Most of our areas can be reached within an hours’ drive. All of our tours will offer stunning views of the fjord landscape. We will also have the possibility of spending a day on the other side of the Eyjafjördur fjord in the remote area of Latraströnd, which can only be accessed by boat.
Myvatn, one of the largest natural hot spring baths, is another worthwhile visit. Should we also wish to spend a day with more skiing down than climbing up, we can reach great runs from the mountain station of the skiing resort in Siglusfjördur. On the west side we can even ski to the coast. With good snow conditions, the skiing resort is open until the end of April. On the following Friday we will set off in the morning on a shorter tour and then head back to Reykjavik around 14:00. It is here in this lively city that we will spend one last night. We will then say our goodbyes and leave Iceland on Saturday morning.
Character of the Trip
The best time for ski touring in the Arctic Circle is in March and April. The northern slopes can still have powder snow and we can count on the southern slopes already having spring corn. Although this trip is primarily intended as a ski touring trip, we sometimes use skiing lifts or a snowcat to reach further starting locations and increase our chances of gaining more downhill metres.
We will be based in a cozy guesthouse in Siglufjördur. In the mornings we will enjoy a generous breakfast and in the evenings we will enjoy an exquisite dinner. We will spend the last night in a hotel in Reykjavik. We are unfortunately unable to fulfil any wishes for single rooms – all guests will have a double room. Guesthouse Síglunes
- Good physical fitness and endurance for ski touring ascents up to 1300 metres (5 hours)
- A good skiing technique in all terrains and snow conditions is necessary.
- Ski touring equipment including skins and ski crampons
Flight to Keflavik airport, we are happy to assist you with the booking via our partner travel agency. Meeting point is at the airport, you will be picked up by your guide and after a 5-6 hour drive we finally have reached our hotel.
Number of Participants
The minimum number of participants is 5, maximum 8.
Included in the Price of 2100 EUR
- 6 nights in a double room and half board at the Guest House Síglunes (snack on arrival)
- Packed lunch on touring days
- 1 night in a hotel in Reykjavik (double room)
- 7 days accompanied by a UIAGM certified mountain guide
- 6 days of skiing with a UIAGM certified mountain guide
- Transfers by bus from Reykjavik
- Road tolls
- The hire of safety equipment (Avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, Scott Alpride avalanche airbag system) – N.B. please let us know 30 days in advance if safety equipment is required.
- Flight with Iceland Air to Reykjavik (from 350 EUR)
- Dinner on the last day in Reykjavik
- Entry to the hot springs
- Optional boat ride (Approximately 80 EUR)
- Lift ticket (30 EUR/day), Snowcat (30 EUR/ride)
- Breakfast on last day
- 55 EUR surcharge for a single room
- Travel and cancellation insurance
Meeting Requirements and Fitness Level
A realistic self-assessment and an appropriate fitness level is required to join our trips. In order to enjoy a long day of skiing and to reduce the risk of injury, it is important to get in shape and possess a good level of fitness.
Current Country-Specific Information, Vaccines and Health
Please contact your own ministry of foreign affairs for current information about your destination.
Please note that there is a potential risk of injury on skiing trips. In addition to travel cancellation insurance, comprehensive medical and accident insurance that cover the costs of search and rescue, as well as transport costs, are imperative. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you are insured before departure.
Comprehensive medical and accident insurance that covers potential costs of search and rescue operations as well as any medical costs is mandatory for all of our trips abroad.
It is required that you state this information during registration in our registration form in order to ensure 24h emergency assistance.
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