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USD 1,620

GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOURING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 7 nights in Iceland in a mixed group of 4 to 6 people.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO incl. taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,620
Stay at Iceland’s famous Troll Peninsula & explore the multitudes of peaks & powder slopes down to the sea. With hot springs, fjords, & the northern lights, the land of fire & ice has a multitude of surprises to discover Join a fixed date tour as part of a mixed group.
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Iceland Ski Touring

A week of Guided Skiing on the Troll Peninsula (Tröllaskagi)

The island of ice and fire provides plenty of possibilities to enjoy a ski-touring trip. The mighty island of volcanoes, glaciers, Vikings, cod, northern lights and hot springs awaits you to discover their full potential. On the Iceland Ski Touring trip, you will be based in a nice house at the Troll Peninsula, where the highest peaks reach 1500m asl. A large variety of terrain, from gentle slopes to couloirs, sharp ridges and wide open bowls, skiing down to the ocean, close to the towns or on remote areas. Long hours of daylight to ski with no rush, choose the right time to enjoy the best light, bath on hot springs on the evening and look for northern lights at night. Sounds like a plan .....

Although tourism is a reality that can be overwhelming during the summer months, in winter you can experience Iceland's raw rural landscapes where sheep farms and fishing villages are the protagonists of daily life, and the wind and snow dictate the day's rhythm.

Highlights

• Perfect ski-touring terrain for all expertise levels
• Expert knowledge of the terrain by your guides will ensure the very best ski experience
• Ski from summit to the sea
• Relaxing afternoons in the thermal pools
• Best time of the year for viewing the Northern Lights
• Golden Circle sightseeing day
• Excellent cuisine based on salmon, cod and lamb.

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Snow, Terrain & Climate

Iceland is located in the middle of the North Atlantic, just below the Arctic Circle. Its south coast is affected by the Gulf current, and the annual temperatures and climate are moderate and with abundant precipitation. This special weather shapes the landscape with the presence of large glaciers and ubiquitous greenery. On the other hand, its northern coast is strongly influenced by the Arctic, with warm temperatures in summer and cold in winter, and abundant rainfall in the form of snow. The landscape has been shaped by the presence of large glaciers, which have left wide valleys and slopes of all inclinations, perfect for skiing.

On this tour you will be skiing Tröllaskagi, a peninsula on the central northern cost of Iceland with more than 100 skiable peaks with altitudes between 1,000 and 1,500m above sea level. One of the features of the area is that you can ski all the way to the ocean & on open terrain. Depending on the weather and the conditions, daily ski locations will be chosen within a radius close to the accommodation and with the possibility of connecting different valleys. Daily elevation gain can vary between 900 and 1,200m, always depending on meteorological and snow conditions and the fitness/ability of the group.

Iceland is located just below the Arctic Circle. At this time of year the temperatures are no longer extreme, the days are getting too long and the winter is over. Temperatures can go from -10 to +10ºC. The main characteristic of the climate in Iceland is the variability, although generally in this time and in this part of the island the weather is quite stable.

Program

The fixed date tour in March runs from a Saturday to Saturday, starting and finishing at the international airport of Keflavik (or other pre-arranged location). The first day will be a travel day to the Troll Peninsula, then the following six days will be for skiing, bathing in thermal pools & northern lights gazing. After skiing on Day 7, the group will be driven back for a night in Reykjavik, with the tour finishing the next day after a sightseeing trip in the local region.

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Accommodation & Food

Accommodation will include 6-nights on the Troll Peninsula, north of Akureyri. Lodging will be in a comfortable house in a village, exclusive for the group, with double bedrooms, shared bathrooms, kitchen, lounge and only 2 minutes from the public thermal pool. In Reykjavik, the last night will be spent in a guesthouse located near the centre of the city, in double rooms with shared bathroom. Breakfast is included in Reykjavik. Bed linen and towels are included at all accommodation.

Food on the tour will be shared by the group. The food will be bought at the local supermarket or in the largest ones in Akureyri. The approximate total cost of breakfast, lunch and dinner for the week is €150 per person. The guide can coordinate the shopping purchase and divide it between the group. There' are also a couple of dining options in town to enjoy local food if the group wishes.

Getting There & Transportation

You will need to fly into Keflavik (KEF) airport in Iceland to reach the start of the tour. The group will have there own vehicle, fully winterised & driven by the guide. The journey from the airport to the accommodation on the Troll peninsula takes about 5 hours. A domestic flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri is optional for those wanting to avoid sitting in the vehicle!

Once at the Troll Peninsula, daily commutes to the ski-touring sites are around 30min one way.

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Iceland Ski Touring, Troll Peninsula
Iceland Ski Touring, Troll Peninsula
Iceland Ski Touring, Troll Peninsula

Itinerary for Iceland Ski-Touring

Below is a standard itinerary of the 8-day Iceland Ski Touring trip. The itinerary can be varied depending on the weather & snow conditions, plus the ability, wants & needs of the group.

Day 1: Arrival

Pick up at Keflavik airport and hop in the group's car. The guide will drive the group to your accommodation in the north, stopping for some sightseeing on the way. The journey is around 5 hours, and if you prefer, you can take an internal flight to Akureyri and be picked up there later in the day.

Days 2 to 6: Ski touring & Summit to Sea Descents

Ski-touring everyday in the Tröllaskagi area. Tröllaskagi is a peninsula with more than 100 skiable peaks, with altitudes between 1,000 and 1,500m. One of the features of the area is that you can ski until the ocean, always on open ground. Depending on the weather and the conditions, the group will choose one area or another, always within a radius close to the accommodation and with the possibility of connecting different valleys. Daily elevation gain can vary between 900 and 1,200m, always depending to meteorological & snow conditions plus the fitness & ability of the group. Every afternoon there will be the opportunity to swim in one of the municipal thermal water pools of the villages in the area, and of course visit the northern capital, Akureyri, only 30min drive from the house.

Day 7: Last Day Skiing & Transfer to Reykjavik

After skiing, the group will head back to the capital Reykjavik, where you can enjoy its lively nightlife and spend your last night in Iceland.

Day 8: Sightseeing Tour & Departure

In the morning, depending on the group, there can be a walking tour of the city, or a driving tour to visit the essential places, such as the famous Guysir or Thingvellir Natural Park. In the afternoon, be dropped off at the airport to catch your return flight.

Iceland Ski Touring, Troll Peninsula
Iceland Ski Touring, Troll Peninsula
Iceland Ski Touring, Troll Peninsula

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

8 days/7 nights from €1500/person

  • Invoice / base currency is EUR €
  • Price based on a minimum of 4 people on the tour
  • For groups of less than 4 people on the tour, add 200€ /person
  • Price further based on 1 night in Reykjavik hostel & 6 nights in a house with shared rooms & facilities
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Inclusions
  • SKI-TOURING: 6 full days guided ski touring on the Troll Peninsula, Iceland
  • GUIDE: Full-time professional host & IFMGA guide during entire tour (max. ratio 1:6)
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights (6-nights in shared house on Troll Peninsula, 1 x night in Reykjavik guesthouse (double room, shared bathroom)
  • TRANSPORT: All ground transport (incl. airport transfers) during the tour.
  • MEAL: 1 breakfast in Reykjavik
  • SMALL GROUP: Maximum 6 guests in the group
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Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, Roger Mountain Guide, at the time of booking, and including, but not limited to, any T&Cs listed below. Any contractual arrangements as a result of a booking enquiry are directly with the tour operator and is subject to their terms and conditions.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

The activity we are going to carry out takes place in a natural environment, the mountain, which must be respected and which requires careful environmental behavior.
The activity we are going to carry out is an activity that is carried out in a natural environment, not controlled by man and that has risks that cannot be completely controlled by the Guide and the company.
I have been informed that the activity is led by a qualified guide and is developed within their professional competencies. The guide is the one who directs the activity, having to abide by its decisions during the practice of the same.
I know the activity we are going to do, the place where it is, the travel that requires arriving at the place and the special characteristics of the activity, as well as the prerequisites that I require to be able to participate in it.
I have the necessary material for the activity and the company has given me the necessary technical material for it. The material is in good condition and within its useful life. I undertake to return the material delivered by the organization in the same condition in which it was provided to me or to pay its value in the event of loss or deterioration.
I know the price of the activity and what it includes and does not include.
The company has informed me that it has a Liability and Accident Insurance for participants.
I have been informed that I have the complaint form at my disposal.
As a participant in the activity I have informed the company ROGER MOUNTAIN GUIDE that I do not suffer from any disease that may influence the development of the activity.
I declare that I have been informed of all these assumptions.

PAYMENT CALENDAR

- Once the activity and the price have been agreed by both parties, the customer agrees to pay 50% of the total amount of the Guide's service as a Reservation Deposit.
The remaining amount will be paid before the start of the contracted activity.

CANCELLATIONS BY THE CUSTOMER

Depending on the terms in which the cancellation is communicated by the customer, and only in the case of not having started the activity, a percentage of the Reserve Deposit will be refunded and another percentage will be retained for management and availability costs:
o Up to 20 days before the start date; 100% return
o Up to 10 days before the start date; 50% refund
o Between 9 days before and the start date; 100% retention

POSTPONMENT, MODIFICATION OR CANCELLATION BY THE COMPANY

- In case of adverse weather conditions, mountain conditions that prevent the development of the activity safely or causes of force majeure (natural disaster, war, natural disasters or accident, which prevent the participation of the whole group) the company reserves the right to cancel, modify or postpone the activity, after communicating the causes to the client.
- In this case the following options are contemplated, to choose by the client:
o Carrying out a different activity on the same dates.
o Postponement of the contracted activity.
o Definitive cancellation of the activity; 50% refund of the Reservation Deposit.

MINORS

Minors must provide an authorization signed by their parents or legal guardians or be accompanied by them.

IMAGES

The customer accepts the use of the images, whether photographs or videos, taken during the activity, for commercial purposes by ROGER MOUNTAIN GUIDE. Otherwise you must communicate this before starting the activity.