Ski touring in Northern Iceland Troll Peninsula

A 4 day alpine ski touring trip on Northern Iceland's Troll Peninsula with Iceland's only certified mountain guides

Siglo Signature Ski Touring - 4 Days

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For this one of a kind ski touring trip we will be based out of the charming Siglo Hotel.  All rooms in this brand new high end hotel have views over the surrounding mountains and marina.  After a great day of skiing you can relax on the cozy windowseat of your room and enjoy the views in this quiet little haven in North Iceland.  Enjoy the outdoor spa and sauna, strolling through the historic fishing village or even some more turns at the local ski resort only 5 minutes away. The list of fun activities to be enjoyed besides skiing is endless and includes whale watching, sea angling, horseback riding, visiting volcanos, hot springs, lava fields and other spectacular natural monuments in the region.

If you want to bring the family along there is no better place to base out of than Siglo Hotel where special programs for non ski touring members of your group can easily be arranged.

All meals are enjoyed in the hotel restaurant Sunna where our top notch chef prepares local delicacies straight from the ocean. For some this tour might seem just as much about culinary enjoyment as skiing but we like to think that it is the perfect blend of world class ski touring, high end lodging and fine dining. For those looking for something even more special an upgrade to one of the hotels suites might be just what's needed.

In the booming days of the herring era, Siglufjörður was dubbed the Herring capital of the world.  Ever since then this northernmost town of Iceland has been considered one of the country´s most historic places.  In recent years Siglufjörður is becoming known as one of Iceland´s best locations for ski touring.  Surrounded by peaks there are endless options for touring and countless runs that will take you down to the sea.

The terrain offers a great variety of mountains and slopes for every level of skier, from those who seek steep couloirs to those who like to let her loose on the big open slopes. The choices are endless and one could easily spend a lifetime exploring the peaks and valleys of the region. After each day of skiing we soak our weary but happy feet in the hotel spa or in one of the regions many geothermal baths.
 
What makes this trip so very special?
 
  • The Troll Peninsula is a world class ski touring and ski mountaineering destination
  • The possibility of skiing a peak at midnight basking in the rays of the Midnight sun in late April and May
  • Skiing all the way down to the ocean from summit to sea
  • Staying at Siglo Hotel, one of the finest lodging and dining experiences on the Troll Peninsula
  • The cultural experience; meet the people who live in this remote region bordering the arctic circle
  • Experience the exquisite local cuisine specializing in organic fish, lamb and game meats
  • Ski with Iceland's only certified mountain guides in their home region
Price:
350,000 - ISK
Exchange rates are available on The Central Bank of Iceland
 
Guide to Guest Ratio 1:6
 
Included in price
 
  • Transportation between Akureyri and Siglo Hotel
  • Transportation in 4x4 vehicles for the duration of the trip
  • All food from dinner the evening of arrival to aprés ski on the last day (Breakfast buffet, packed lunch, aprés ski snacks, a la carte three course dinners)
  • Accommodation in a Classic Double or twin room with en-suite bathroom  for 4 nights (Prices are based on double occupancy)
  • The services of a certified ski touring guide for the duration of the trip. Maximum 6 guests per guide
  • Use of group first aid equipment and communications (this does not include transceiver, shovel or probe)
  • Use of glacier travel gear, ropes, harness, crampons if needed
 
Not included in price
 
  • Transportation between Reykjavik and Akureyri before and after trip 
  • Equipment rental (including avalanche safety gear)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Single Room Supplement or suite upgrades
  • Massage Fees
  • Optional activities such as whale watching etc.
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Gratuities
 
A typical day-to-day program for a 4 day Siglo Signature Ski Touring trip
 
Day 0 / Arrival
Pick up in Akureyri the capital of northern Iceland in the late afternoon / early evening followed by the 1.15  hour transfer to Siglo Hotel for a meet and greet. Welcome dinner is served and we go over the week's agenda. Enjoy an evening stroll through the quiet streets of historic Siglufjördur village or lounge in the hotel spa before retiring to the comfort of your room and down duvet.
 
Day 1
Our first day of skiing. The morning is spent on detailed avalanche transceiver and avalanche rescue training, followed by our first peak of many. Our average daily vertical ranges from 1000-1800 meters depending on the group. For those that want more we can go until your legs say stop, for here the night is no excuse as the midnight sun barely touches the ocean before it rises again in the later half of our season.
 
Day 2-3
Skiing the peaks above the quaint fishing village of Olafsfjordur allows us the rare pleasure of sitting in the hot tub and admiring our perfect tracks on the surrounding peaks. The Troll Peninsula is the home of some of Iceland's most accomplished skiers and it is no wonder considering the terrain they grew up in.
 
Day 4
This is our last ski day and of course we have saved the best for last. After another great day we say our good byes and head home with the memory of a unique ski touring holiday and already have our plans for future adventures falling into place.
 
Equipment list for Siglo Signature Ski Touring
 
- Wind and waterproof shell jacket (Gore Tex or equivalent)
- Wind and waterproof pants (Gore Tex or equivalent)
- Base layer (wool or synthetic)
- Ski pants
- Jacket (Soft shell, fleece)
- Light down or fiber jacket
- Hat
- Gloves (2 pairs)
- Ski socks
- Backpack 30-40 liters (With ski attachments)
- 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
- Bathing suit for geothermal baths
- 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 excellent rental gear. Arctic Heli Skiing | Bergmenn Mountain Guides offer some equipment for rent, please contact us for information and availability.

 

 

Bergmenn Mountain Guides

Box 88 - 620 Dalvík
ICELAND
Tel +354 858 3000
info@bergmenn.com 

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