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Group Size
1- 6
Private Groups Only
Wide open slopes to steep couloirs and glaciated terrain
Up & Down
Avg. daily ascension 800-1600 meters 1-3 descents per day
Siglo Hotel
in Siglufjörður

For this exceptional 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 window seat 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, hot springs, and other spectacular natural monuments in the region.

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.

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.

Meals can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant Sunna where local delicacies straight from the ocean are served. In addition to the hotel restaurant there are several other options for dining in this quaint seaside village. Basing out of Siglo Hotel is the perfect blend of world class ski touring, high end lodging and quality dining. For those looking for something even more special an upgrade to one of the hotels suites might be just what's needed.


This trip can be customized to suit your dates. Pricing is determined by the number of guests joining (e.g. €1000/day per person based on 2 guests). Please contact us for further information and pricing. Available for private groups only.

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  • Transportation between Akureyri and Siglo Hotel
  • Transportation in 4x4 vehicles for the duration of the trip
  • Breakfast buffet and packed lunch
  • Accommodation in a Classic Double room with en-suite bathroom  for the duration of the stay (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)
  • "Down Day" activities including, whale watching, sea angling, hotsprings, and cultural tours

Not included 

  • Dinners 
  • Transportation between Reykjavik and Akureyri before and after the program
  • Equipment Rental (including avalanche safety gear)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Single Room Supplement or suite upgrades
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Helicopter drops for ski touring 
  • Gratuities



    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.  Enjoy dinner followed by 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 2 - 3

    Skiing the peaks above the quaint fishing villages that dot the coast of the Troll Peninsula.  At the end of the day you can enjoy the rare pleasure of sitting in the hot tub and admiring your 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 1

    Meet your guide at breakfast and go over the plan for the day. The morning is spent on detailed avalanche transceiver and avalanche rescue training, followed by our first peak of the trip. 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. In the later half of our season the midnight sun barely touches the ocean before it rises again so the days can be very long.

    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.



  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket (Gore Tex or equivalent)
  • Wind and waterproof pants (Gore Tex or equivalent)
  • Base layer top and bottom  (wool or synthetic) 
  • Soft Shell of Fleece Jacket 
  • Light down or fiber jacket 
  • Hat 
  • Gloves and/or Mittens (2 pairs, thinner touring gloves and thicker skiing gloves)
  • 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 (snowshoes are not acceptable)
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons (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
  • Power adaptors and necessary chargers for your electrical devices (Iceland uses Northern European electrical standards 50 Hz/220 volts)
  • Casual day-to-day clothing for dinners at the hotel and town visits
  • During March-early April we recommend Sorel or similar type boots as there is often snow surrounding the lodge.  

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.

*Most backcountry ski bindings offer integrated ski crampon systems. Ski crampons work in conjunction with your skins to save you energy providing efficient skinning in firm snow situations. Ski crampons are lightweight and easy to carry and a great tool to add to your backcountry kit if you do not already own them. Please contact us if you are not able to find this piece of equipment for you trip. We do not have any available for rent, however we may be able to help you find an online retailer. 




  • What is the terrain like?

    The Troll Peninsula is every skier's dreamland with about 90% of the mountains skiable, meaning there are not many cliff faces or flat spots. The mountains are the perfect mix of steep to very steep couloirs and faces to wide open low angled glacier runs.

    What really sets the Troll Peninsula apart from any other ski destination is the fact that you can ski up to 1300m runs all the way down to the ocean.

    There are plenty of slopes for skiers of all abilities from very extreme terrain suitable for the pro riders to nice and friendly areas for those ski touring for their first time. The mountains of the Trolls are up to 1500m or 5000ft high but you can in many cases ski that entire vertical all the way down to the ocean. The average ski run is around 900m or 3000ft in vertical drop.

    Due to our northerly position there is no tree skiing in Iceland, in fact the local joke is that if you get lost in an Icelandic forest, you just have to stand up. So if you are scared of big nasty tree wells Iceland will feel pretty safe. For the best idea of what the terrain is like, please check out our video gallery. 

  • How much experience do I need to have?

    It depends on a few things such as your group and program, but every skier needs to be a fit intermediate skier and be able to ski under control in off-piste terrain. Keep in mind that ski touring does require a certain basic level of physical fitness to minimize risk and be enjoyable. We recommend that you have the basic core strength to ski in a variety of conditions. The best training you can do for ski touring is ski touring. It is best not to go into any extended trip without finding the time to get in a few days of ski touring in advance to make sure that your feet are conditioned to your boots and that you are comfortable with using the equipment. We strongly recommend guests to bring their own ski touring equipment, especially their own boots. 

    We recommend that you are able to do the following: 

    - Ski fall line in most snow conditions (powder to wind affected snow). 
    - Make parallel or stem-christie turns on 35° groomed or firm snow. 
    - Side-slip on firm slopes up to 35°.
    - Kick turns facing in or facing out on 30° slopes.
    - Skate on level terrain
    - Ski black diamond runs at ski areas efficiently and in most snow conditions.
    - Climb at least 1000 meters per day.

    The amount of skiing done in a day is up to you and your fitness level but as an average I would say that we get around 1000-1800m of climbing and descent in a day with our typical moderate to strong guests. 

    *If you are concerned about being joined with other skiers of different abilities then we recommend joining a Private program.

  • Can snowboarders join your programs?

    Of course!  We do not discriminate against our single board friends as long as you bring your own split board.  Although our guides use skis for guiding they have years of experience guiding snowboarders and are very conscious in choosing the appropriate terrain when necessary (so no long flat runouts!).  Please be aware that we do not carry split boards in our rental fleet guests must bring their own splitboards. 

  • Is single accommodation available?

    Our programs are based on double occupancy. For guests traveling alone we do our best to accommodate you in a single room if there is space at the lodge.  For the Siglo program it is possible to pay a supplement for a single room at the time of booking.

  • Can I have the option of heli skiing during my ski touring trip?

    Please let your guide know if you are interested in a day of heliskiing or heliboarding during your program and he/she can check on availability for you. We are not able guarantee single day heli packages in advance as our heli programs are sold as 2, 4 and 6 day packages. We do offer heli assisted touring to our touring groups on our Troll Peninsula programs. This can be arranged during your program with us so please discuss with your guide.