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Iceland Ski Touring

Experience the sharp contrast between white snow, blue ocean and black lava rock.

This trip is aimed at technically good and conditionally strong ski stourers. Our Destinations are the challenging Peaks, flanks and coulouirs on the Troll Peninsula in the North of Iceland.

We partly use skiidoos to cross flat sections faster and to reach lower Peaks.

Our accomodation is in a Beautiful lodge cabin in the Village of Olafsfjordur by the Fjord of the same name. From there the most beautiful and challenging peaks are withing a radius of two hours by car. Most of the tours start close to the cabins.

All cabins are well equipped and have shower/bath/WC, as well as a kitchen. Therefore, self-sufficiency is always planned for the trip. A well-stocked Supermarket is About 5 minutes walk from the cabins. As an option, breakfast buffet, packed lunches and dinner can also be booked at the hotel. The cabins are designed for an occupancy of 3 persons. After the Skitour, each cabin has ist own hot tub with hot water from the hotel’s own thermal spring. With a view over the lagoon, perfect skiing days come to an end.

The mountains are on average between 900 – 1,500 meters high, which also results in the expected daily altitude difference.

Adventure Factor couragiert
Experience / Emotion mindblowing
Fitness / Struggle enjoy
Risk feel free to tell your partner
Comfort easy

Highlights:

  • „Summit to Sea“ Skitours 
  • cosy log cabin with own thermal pool
  • traditional Icelandic Gala Dinner at the end of the trip
  • optional whale watching
  • Guide: Sigi Rumpfhuber

 

 

Trip dates:

Booking code:-
Minimum members:-
Price per person: 0

Following itinerary is planned:

Day 1: Arrival in Akureyri. Transfer from Airport to the log cabin.

Day 2 – 6: 5 days skitouring! We have a car at our disposal to explore the best spots around Olafsfjordur starting from the cabins with the guide. The exact routes will be determined everyday in the morning by our guide, depending on weather and snow conditions.

7. Tag:One last day of skitouring awaits us. Afterwards end of the program. We recommend a flight to Reykjavik in the evening and then an overnight stay in a hotel and a flight home the next morning. Arrival at home would be on the 8th day. Alternatively, you can of Course hang out for a few days in Reykjavik to visit the City. 

check_circle_outline  Included Services:

  • Travel offer from/ to Akureyri
  •  all Transfers in Iceland
  • 6 Nights in log cabin
  • traditional Icelandic Gala Dinner
  • 6 days (depending on weather and snow conditions) guided ski tours with state-certified ski instructor and ski guide
  • guarantee of an Austrian tour operator

 

highlight_off  Not included services:

  • Flight to Akureyri (we are happy to make you an offer)
  • Skiing equipment
  • excess baggage on flights
  • activities outside the programme
  • personal insurance
  • meals
  • alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips

info  General Information

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures.

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes. Participation in Heliskiing / Ski Touring lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure whether taking part in a certain trip is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach at Tel +43 512 204134 or per email lukas@furtenbachadventures.com for an answer to this question during a personal interview!

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

 

https  Insurance

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) at “Europäische Reiseversicherung AG[European Travel insurance].

For this journey the insurance package “Annual-Complete+Cover” would be suitable. We’re happy to provide you with an individual offer after the booking of the trip or on request.

 

language  Entry Regulations

Passport and Visa Regulations

Swiss or EU citizens: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 or more months.

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

work  Equipment

You Need your personal Equipment.

 

perm_identity  Physical Condition

A key success factor in expeditions is being in good shape. Train in the months before the expedition! Several hour climbs with a backpack and around 1000 meters per day should not be a problem for you. You have to carry your own personal equipment on the mountain.

 

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

 

insert_chart_outlined  Difficulty / Technique

Ski Touring always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in different snow conditions and steep terrain. For Ski Touring members should be able to perform kick-turns. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperatve that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

 

payment  Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

 

directions_run Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH (https://www.furtenbachadventures.com/en/service/gtc/, item II. 7.).
The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

until 30 days prior to departure…………………………. 30%
29 – 20 days prior to departure…………………….. 40%
19 -10 days prior to departure…………………….. 70%
9 – 4 days prior to departure………………………… 80%
from the 3rd day prior to departure (72 hours)………100%
on the day of departure………………………………… 100% of the tour fee.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to Departure.