Haute Route of the Trolls | Iceland ski touring adventure

Haute Route of the Troll’s is an epic Icelandic ski touring adventure on Northern Iceland’s Troll Peninsula with Iceland’s only internationally certified

Haute Route of the Trolls - 6 day hut to hut adventure

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  • Adult 242.000.- kr.
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This high level route is the brain child of Jökull Bergmann. For many years Jökull envisioned connecting the ski slopes of the Troll Peninsula into one big traverse skiing between a series of mountain huts. Finally this dream is taking shape thanks to the recent construction of perfectly located huts in the area. Join Bergmenn Mountain Guides on this exploratory adventure and be among the first to accomplish this scenic traverse through the heart of the Troll Peninsula.

On this ski touring adventure we will use three mountain huts which are perfectly located in the middle of the best ski touring terrain on offer on Iceland's renowned Troll Peninsula.  Guests will enjoy exclusive use of these cozy and communal mountain huts in remote and stunning locations.  Your guide will prepare all the meals during the trip while you sit back and after a fabulous day of skiing.  

In this magnificent mountain landscape there is ample opportunity for fresh tracks.  This traverse provides an escape from other ski touring groups on the popular road accessed touring zones.

This trip is open to all skiers with previous ski touring experience who are able to ski in variable snow conditions.  Skiers should be able to ski “off piste” in all types of ungroomed snow. 

As this is a traverse guests will need to have pack carrying strength as it will be necessary to pack more equipment and food than on a regular day trip type program. We have included a 45+ L backpack on our packing list so that you have enough space to add food and some group equipment along with a small sleeping bag.

What makes this trip so very special?
  • The only hut to hut ski touring traverse on the Troll Peninsula
  • Our exclusive access to these great little back country havens 
  • Being one of the first people ever to complete the Haute Route of the Trolls
  • 1:6 guide to guest ratio
  • The cultural experience; meet the people who live in this remote region bordering the arctic circle.
  • Ski with Iceland's only certified mountain guides in their home region
Included in price
  • Transportation for the duration of the trip
  • All food from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 6
  • Accommodation in mountain huts, sleeping bag accommodation for 5 nights
  • The services of a mountain guide for the duration of the trip
  • Use of emergency equipment and communications
  • Rental of glacier travel gear, ropes, harness, crampons
Not included in price
  • Transportation to and from Akureyri, Iceland before and after trip 
  • Equipment rental
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Gratuities
Day-to-day program for the Haute Route of the Trolls
Day 1
We meet at the Akureyri Backpackers Hostel bistro at 08:00 for a meet and greet and breakfast with our guide. We recommend that people stay at Backpackers the night before the trip starts. Ones we have gotten to know each other a bit and enjoyed the breakfast buffet we start our 45min drive to the start point of our ski touring adventure. This first day we will spend around three hours skiing into our first hut where we will spend two nights circled by superb ski touring objectives. For those with energy to spare it is possible to go for a nice ski in the afternoon.
Day 2

A full day of skiing with light packs as we will be spending a second night at our hut. The choice of terrain is endless and we can ski as much as the legs will take before returning to our cozy mountain home.

Day 3

Today we will negotiate the longest and most technical day of our traverse but still enjoy some superb descents. As we are now on the move from one valley system to the next we will be putting some kilometers behind us to reach a high saddle overlooking the biggest peaks on the Troll Peninsula. After a grand descent of over 1200 vertical meters we will reach our home for the next night.

Day 4

Today we will cheat a little bit in order to get to the best skiing and use a 4x4 boost to start the day. After a quick drive we will traverse to our next mountain hut where we will be spending the next two nights in a place made for skiing. It will take approximately three and a half hours to ski to our hut but ones there the choice of great ski lines is endless.

Day 5

Another full day of skiing with light packs in a veritable ski touring playground with awesome runs to be had on all aspects ranging from long mellow glaciers to the steepest chutes. At the end of the day we return to our great little hut for another night and a candle lit dinner.

Day 6

Our last day of the Haute Route has us enjoying a great ski in the morning followed by the ski out to the road head. The trip ends in Akureyri where you can either relax for the night and enjoy the town or catch a flight back to Reykjavik. We say our good byes and head home with the memory of a unique ski traverse and already have our plans for future adventures falling into place. Thank you for your visit.

Equipment list for Haute Route of the Trolls
- Wind and waterproof shell jacket (Gore Tex or equivalent)
- Wind and waterproof pants (Gore Tex or equivalent)
- Base layer and another one as a spare (wool or synthetic)
- Ski pants
- Jacket (Soft shell, fleece)
- light down or fiber jacket
- Hat
- Gloves (2 pairs)
- Ski socks
- Backpack 45+ liters (With ski attachments)
- Sleeping bag -10c
- Thermos or water bottle (1-2 liters)
- Sunglasses
- Ski goggles
- Sun and lip cream
- Ski touring skis, telemark or split board
- Skins and ski crampons (ski crampons are not optional)
- Ski poles
- Avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
- Small first aid kit with personal medications, blister kit etc
- Camera
Please have your ski boots in carry on baggage during your flights to Iceland. If your skis get temporarily lost we can provide rental gear. Bergmenn Mountain Guides offer some equipment for rent, please contact us for information and availability.

Bergmenn Mountain Guides

Box 88 - 620 Dalvík
Tel +354 858 3000

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