Meals, Accommodation, Guide / Instructor, Transfer
Tröllaskagi, or Troll Peninsula, is a skiing paradise. It's the perfect place for those who want to ski beyond the crowds and explore new terrain.
Troll Peninsula offers long days and steep runs that take you right to the ocean. And if you're looking for something a little more mellow, there are plenty of slopes that allow for carefree skiing towards the ocean.
With Icelandic Mountain Guides, you not only get expert knowledge of skiing in Tröllaskagi--you also get to experience Iceland from a guide who knows the ins and outs of the country.
It's much more than just skiing!
The accommodation is comfortable, and full board is included. Your guide will manage the cooking with as much input from you as you like. Or you can just go soak in the hot tub.
4 - 12 participants (second guide for groups 9 - 12)
Cottage accommodation with made up beds
ALPINE SKIING PER DAY
3 - 8 hrs
MAX. ACCUMULATED ASCENT
1500 m (5000 ft)
Dates released soon - Enquire now (March & April 2024)
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Qualified and experienced local guide
Cottage accommodation with made up beds
All transport during the tour (from/to Reykjavík)
Full board - dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
All bedding etc. at accommodation
Lunch on day 1 or 6 (restaurant stop)
Entrance fees to swimming pools
Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour
Recommended Equipment list
Touring skis (AT – Telemark – Split-board)
Skins, cut for the skis, in good working conditions.
Avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel
Small first AID kit including a blister kit
Warm underwear / wool or synthetics
Pants, e.g soft-shell
Light fleece jacket
A soft-shell jacket or other windproof and breathable layer.
Waterproof jacket and pants.
Light puffy jacket (e.g. down or Primaloft).
Water bottle/thermos (1 – 2 liters total).
Gloves – two pairs thin and thick
Sun block, lip balm, etc.
Back-pack with straps for skis (30 – 40 liters) / (1800 - 2500 cu in)
Ski helmet (optional)
Favorite sweets / energy bars (optional)
REYKJAVÍK - ÖXNADALSHEIÐI - EYJAFJÖRÐUR
Early pick up from accommodation at 8:00.
We arrive west of the Eyjafjörður fjord, in the early afternoon.
Skin up before skiing down the 600 m (1300 ft) of elevation gained. The base camp on this tour is a country guesthouse.
Skiing: 3 hrs
Ascent/Descent: 570 m (1900 ft)
ÓLAFSFJÖRÐUR - DALVÍK - EYJAFJÖRÐUR
A gentle climb up the Gvendarskál valley is rewarded with views of the blue sea of the Eyjafjörður fjord and the North Atlantic Ocean.
From here there are various possibilities of descents: We can ski down some excellent slopes that go straight down to the valley before climbing up again and choosing a different descent.
In good snow conditions it is possible to ski down a steep open slope facing Eyjafjörður with the ocean directly below your skis! After a good day of skiing we can relax in hot tubs at a swimming pool in Dalvík village.
Skiing: 5 - 7 hrs
Ascent/Descent: 900 - 1200 m (2900 - 3900 ft)
EYJAFJÖRÐUR - KALDBAKUR - GRENIVÍK - AKUREYRI
The name Kaldbakur means “Cold back” and it's one of Iceland’s longest descents.
A magnificent view of nearby mountains, the fjord and into the Icelandic highlands will greet us from up on the peak.
Experience local culture and history with a visit to the tuff farm at Laufás and the town of Akureyri, where it is possible to go for a relaxing bath at the Jacuzzis of the town’s swimming pool.
Skiing: 6 - 7 hrs
Ascent/Descent: 1100 m (3500 ft)
DALVÍK - EYJAFJÖRÐUR
The peaks over the village of Dalvík offer several good ski routes, including one that brings us to the summit of Sauðaneshnjúkar (992 m/3250 ft).
The climb is easy, and from there we get a long descent down a great couloir back down to the valley. We can also take a detour to Jökulbakstindur further in the valley for a choice of different and possibly steep descents.
On the way back we will visit a nearby microbrewery for a taste of traditionally brewed beer.
Skiing: 6 - 8 hrs
Ascent/Descent: 1000 - 1500 m (3280 - 4920 ft)
EYJAFJÖRÐUR - HÉÐINSFJÖRÐUR - SIGLUFJÖRÐUR
We move further north - only recently accessible with the opening of a new tunnel, the uninhabited fjord Héðinsfjörður and mountain Vatnsendahnjúkur. Climb Möðruvallaskál for a rather steep descent that offers an impressive view over the fjord and the ocean.
Head back to the guesthouse for a nice dip in the hot tub.
Skiing: 5 - 6 hrs
Ascent/Descent: 850 m (2780 ft)
SIGLUFJÖRÐUR - REYKJAVÍK
Head to the Siglufjörður ski area and use their lifts to cut off some time for our final ascent.
Our target is Illviðrishnjúkur (Bad Weather Peak) sitting to the west of the fjord Siglufjörður, with a steep descent that will take us right back to your vehicle.
Return to Reykjavík in the late afternoon.
Skiing: 3 - 4 hrs
Ascent: 250 m (820 ft)
Descent: 700 m (2300 ft)
The day to day activities are subject to change according to weather and snow condition and will not necessary be in the described order.
There are abundant possibilities for skiing in the area. For example we might do some classic routes like Hesturinn (the Horse), Hestaskarðshnjúkar or Fýlaskarðshnjúkar, or we might try our skills at some known steep descents like Rimar or Finninn (the Finn).
Fly into Reykjavík the day before and choose your accomodation option, ready for the early pick up at 8am on the start date.
Meet point will be given on booking, your guide will pick you up and drop you back off, so no need to arrange any further travel.
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