6 days of surfing and backcountry snowboarding deep in the Arctic Circle.
Level of surfing skill required: intermediate to expert
Level of snowboarding/skiing skill required: intermediate to expert
Be the first to descent an unnamed mountain and surf a world class right-hander with no one but you and your friends out. This is just a part of what Iceland’s far north has to offer. It is here, deep in the Arctic Circle that surfing’s last frontiers is being relocated on every trip, new brakes discovered and new beaches explored. Although slightly less consistent then the South, the North offers Iceland’s best right-hander, Ollie’s point, and the possibility of a new discovery around every corner.
Dressed in our new 6/5/4 wetsuits (we never use the wetsuits for more than 2 seasons), the only time you might get a little bit chilly is before and after a surf session while dressing. Nothing a cup of hot chocolate from our guides and a soak in the local swimming pool won’t fix!
The Board Riders Base Camp in Ólafsfjörður fjord is our base of operation in the rugged Tröllaskagi region (Trolls Peninsula). This means you’ll be surrounded by towering mountains and deep fjords offering the possibility of snowboarding right down to the ocean in the company of qualified mountain guide and good company. We will supply all the necessary backcountry equipment and there is even an avalanche and backcountry safety program included in this trip.
Springtime in Iceland means stable snow pack and relatively mild temperatures, although this is still the Arctic and the occasional storm does visit…it is all part of the program!
Our Surf & Snow trip is the board riders dream; surf, ride and explore new turf with great guides in spectacular surroundings. Here you are 95% guaranteed of being alone out in the water and the mountains, holy smoke, the riding is awesome…
Guaranteed Departures 2014:
Selected Mondays: 24th, 31st March., 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th April, 5th, 12th May
If your preferred dates are unavailable, or length of trip unsuitable for you, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.
Included in package:
5 nights in the Board Riders Base Camp mountain hut, domestic flights from Akureyri to Reykjavik in the end of trip, breakfast, light lunch and dinner, backcountry equipment (backpack, avalanche receiver, shovel and probe), mountain guide, surf guide. Surf equipment can be rented upon request in advance.
International flights, snowboards (available for rent upon request), skis (available for rent upon request), surfboards (surfboards available for rent upon request), snowboard/ski clothing, boots and accessory.
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Please note: This is not a beginners surf course; to take part in this trip you have to have at least basic surf/snowboard skills.
All surfing is performed in a 6/5/4 mm neoprene suits. Surfers have to supply detailed size information on suit before hand.
(You are more then welcome to bring your own suit if you prefer, just make sure it qualifies for the conditons)
Distance from Reykjavik: 403 km.
Distance from Akureyri: 61 km.
Duration of trip: 7 days in Iceland.
Age limit: 18 years.
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Disclaimer: All surf trips and other activites undertaken are the responsibility of the participants. Arctic Surfers & Arctic Adventures do not assume any responsibility for accidents or loss caused by any customer or participants which is a result of or can be traced back to their own actions. Participants are required to sign a waiver before undertaking any trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.