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Backcountry Skiing in Iceland - Troll Peninsula
Video of AMG's 2017 Iceland trip to Troll Peninsula
Join the AMG team in Iceland to ski world class backcountry terrain overlooking the Norwegian Sea. Our 2018 trip is based out of Siglufjordur on the northern tip of the Troll Peninsula. Here, in the land of the midnight sun, you will find endless opportunities to ski rarely skied lines that can even take you from summit to sea! The Troll Peninsula boasts a wide variety of terrain making it ideal for both strong intermediate and expert skiers who want to go off-piste. After a full day of touring, you can relax in geothermally heated baths and hot tubs. Includes avalanche training refresher, companion rescue and optional certification in Wilderness First Aid.
Sample Itinerary - Featuring 6 days on your boards. Final itinerary is determined based upon conditions and skier skills.
4/23 - Day 3: Tour into the Karlsardalur valley and ski the many faces of the Karlsarfjall.
4/24 - Day 4 - Head to Olafsfjordur for some couloir skiing in the Ytradaiur valley. There are many great runs to work on your boot packing skills and couloir skiing skills.
4/25 - Day 5: Possible heli bump to the Gljufurarjokull glacier where we will descend and ascend several valleys as we ski through the mountains back to the cars.
4/26-27 - Day 6 - 7: With so much terrain at our disposal we can choose the type of skiing people are interested in and go where the best snow is stashed.
4/28 - Day 8: Return to Akureyri for flights home.
Jon Tierney, IFMGA Mountain Guide (Owner, Lead Guide) and/or Al Mandell (AMGA Ski Guide Trained, AlARE Level 3) and/or Dick Chasse (AMGA Ski Guide Trained, AlARE Level 3).
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