Ski Tour Iceland

Trip Length:  8 days, 7 nights
Trip Type: Ski Touring, with extensive Activity (advanced ski touring)
Highlights:

The trip is based in the fishing village of Olafsfjordur on the Troll Peninsula where you’ll have access to 3 different mountain ranges and practically endless possibilities for skiing fresh tracks every day. This versatile terrain is made up of peaks ranging between 800 and 1100 meters so there’s always great skiing in variable conditions. At the end of the day, you can find a warm place to relax your muscles in Iceland’s natural hot springs. With the continual daylight of the Arctic Sun overhead and mild temperatures, snow conditions remain favorable with great corn skiing and often powder well into mid May.

 

Fixed Dates: 

April 28 to May 5 2018 (or April 7 to 14)

Trip Price:

in group of 4 $2999 per person

in group of 5 $2899 per person

in group of 6 $2799 per person

Trip Itinerary:

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Day 1 – Arriving in Reykjavik. Visit of the city and check of all the equipment. Overnight in apartment.

Day 2 – Driving to Olafsfjordur (about 5 hours). Short ski tour in the afternoon and review of transceiver utilization, shovel and probe. Overnight in apartment

Day 3 – Ski touring near Dalvik. Hot springs in the afternoon. Excellent fish soup in the town. Overnight in apartment

Day 4 – Ski touring in the northern city of Siglufjordur (the herring city). Overnight in apartment.

Day 5 – Ski touring. Overnight in apartment

Day 6 – Ski touring near Ólafsfjörður. Overnight in apartment

Day 7 – Ski touring in the hinterland of Troll peninsula. Overnight in apartment

Day 8 – Drive back to Rejkyavik. Catch a flight home

Trip Inclusions: Rental 4×4 vehicles for the duration of the trip, apartment in Rejkyavik the first night then in Ólafsfjörður, the services of the mountain guide for the duration of the trip, radio vhf for emergency.

Trip Exclusions: International flight to/from Rejkyavik, fuel for the car, all the meals (for the mountain guide too), skis, skins and boots, expedition/travel insurance

 

Please note: While we adhere to our published course itineraries as closely as possible, please note the Guide has absolute discretion in the interests of safety, snow and weather conditions and other external factors to vary planned itineraries without notice should he deem it necessary to do so.

 

Ski touring equipment required (not provided):

– Touring skis with light bindings (Dynafit or Atk)
– Ski boots
– Skins, cut for the skis, in good working conditions.
– Ski-crampons
– Crampons
– Ski poles
– Avalanche beacon, probe and shovel
– Small first AID kit including a blister kit
– Ski socks
– Warm underwear / wool or synthetics
– Pants, e.g soft-shell
– Light fleece jacket
– Soft-shell jacket or other wind proof and breathable layer. – Waterproof jacket and pants.
– Light puffy jacket (e.g. down or primaloft).
– Ski-goggles.
– Sunglasses
– Warm hat.
– Water bottle / thermos

– Gloves – two pairs thin and thick
– Sun block, lip balm etc.
– Back-pack with straps for skis (30 liters)