DALVIK - OLAFJORDUR - SIGLUFJORDUR - EYJAFJORDUR
Explore the wild peaks of the Troll Peninsula on ski touring
Tales of elves and trolls abound in this mountainous region located on the Arctic Circle. Legend has it that Iceland’s last troll was slaughtered in a cave in the mountains of this peninsula.
The snow cover is ideal for ski touring from mid-March to early June. During our trip, we will explore the Icelandic fjords and high peaks with unpronounceable names!
The terrain is very varied, offering all skiers, whatever their level, the opportunity to make the most of their abilities. The choice of itineraries is infinite, a lifetime would not be enough to explore everything. After each day of skiing, we will relax and chat in one of the many geothermal baths with the local farmers and fishermen for whom bathing is sacred!
What you will do during your trip
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
TRAVEL BAG AND SKI BAG
As we travel by plane, boat, car or minibus, space is often at a premium. So it’s best to keep your luggage small and easy to carry. We advise you to travel with a soft duffel bag with wheels, a soft ski sleeve without wheels and a separate ski boot bag.
BACKPACK (25 / 35 liters with carrying strap for skis) for the day’s essentials:
– warm down jacket at the bottom of the bag,
– goggles with a screen for bad weather,
– neck warmer against wind, cold, powder and sun,
– high-protection sun cream for face and lips,
– spare gloves if you fall down a lot, or mittens if you’re afraid of the cold,
– thermos flask if it’s cold or camel bag if it’s mild,
– dried fruit, chocolate, energy bars,
– survival blanket, shovel and probe.
You’ll spend a lot more time in ski clothes than in après-ski gear.
At any time of year, the weather can be fine and mild, or extremely cold, snowy or rainy.
Make sure you wear weather-appropriate clothing: During a snowstorm, skiing is fantastic in the forest. Pack an extra layer of clothing in your daypack to adapt to any changes in temperature. Temperatures vary with altitude, on the order of 10°C per 1000 meters. As a result, the difference in temperature between the valley and the summit can vary by 20° or more with the effect of the wind.
If you’re properly equipped, you’ll enjoy skiing whatever the weather. We ski in all weathers.
Yes, and that’s all we’ll be doing – there won’t be any ski lifts around!
If you have an avalanche transceiver, we advise you to bring it with you. If it’s an old model, it’s a good opportunity to check that it’s working properly, and to practice with it. If it’s brand new, it’s important to use it as often as possible to familiarize yourself with its operation. Regular training is the only way to be efficient when you need it! If you don’t have a transceiver, please let us know on the registration form and we’ll provide you with one when possible.
The 9V guides use and recommend 80 mm to 95 mm wide touring skis, depending on your build. Fitted with pin-type touring bindings, preferably with ski stops, these skis are light enough for climbing with skins on, and a joy to ski down. We recommend 3 or 4-hook touring boots with 60° of travel.
DAY 1: Meet at Reykjavik Airport
Meeting with the guide. Transfer to the hotel and evening in Reykjavik. Overnight at Cabanas Ecobox andino.
DAY 2: Transfer to the Troll Peninsula
Visit the remarkable sites of the island along the road. Overnight at Brimnes cabins in Olafsjordur.
DAY 3: Olafsjordur
Departure from the hotel ski in ski out for this first day of ski touring in the land of the Trolls. Overnight at Cabanas Ecobox andino.
DAY 4: Siglufjordur
After a few minutes drive through the tunnel under the mountain towards Siglufjordur, another day of skiing facing the sea. Overnight at Cabanas Ecobox andino.
DAY 5: Dalvik
Towards Akureyri is the small village of Dalvik and its many ski options. Overnight at Cabanas Ecobox andino.
DAY 6: Hedinsfjord
Beautiful day of skiing in a wild fjord very close to our hotel. Overnight at Cabanas Ecobox andino.
DAY 7: Eyjafjordur
Weather permitting, we will make a short crossing by local fishing boat to ski on the wild coast of the huge Eyjafjordur fjord. Overnight at Cabanas Ecobox andino.
DAY 8: Dalvik – Transfer to Reykjavik
Ski day in Dalvik and mid-afternoon departure for Reykjavik. Overnight at hotel Exeter in Reykjavik.
DAY 9: End of the trip
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
The program is subject to change depending on the conditions on the ground and the fitness of the participants.
Hotels and Huts
Hotels and Huts
BRIMNES HOTEL AND CABINS: In the heart of the Troll Peninsula, it is a small hotel where you feel at home. We will take advantage of its exceptional location at the foot of the mountains to go directly on skis for one or two ski touring outings…
HOTEL EXETER: Conveniently located in the heart of Reykjavik without being too centrally located where the parties are often noisy on weekends, this boutique hotel is a good base for visiting the Icelandic capital.
Full-time supervision for 6 people by a UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide or a fully qualified ski guide specialist of the region.
8 nights in comfortable hotels on a double room basis:
-6 nights at the Brimnes hotel and cabins with buffet breakfast and dinner.
-2 nights at the Exeter hotel with buffet breakfast.
All transportation during the safari for participants and luggage. Transportation will be done in a 4-wheel drive minibus driven by your guide.
SNACKS AND ENERGY BARS
Bring your favorite dried fruits, cereal bars, energy bars to keep fit during the climbs.
All plane tickets are at your expense.