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    Overview

    SNOWBOARD ICELAND’S BACKCOUNTRY FROM FJORD TO FJORD

    This trip through ancient and unspoiled terrain, only accessible by boat, is marked by spectacular solitude and silence – an ideal environment for exploration and reflection. Depending on weather and sea conditions, each voyage of this adventure will vary.

    This outing is splitboard guided and therefore suitable for splitboarders and snowboarders (snowshoes or verts required). Your guide for the trip is Geiri, local snowboarder and outdoor enthusiast with 30 years of experience chasing lines and good times in Iceland. Geiri was part of the first crew to splitboard the remote Hornstrandir Nature Reserve back in 2007 with Aurora Arktika. Check out his Instagram for more @boardiniceland.

    “Hornstrandir holds a special place in my heart, my grandmother was from up there, my soul and spirit are connected to the region. It’s absolutely my favorite area to ride here in Iceland, so beautiful, unique and remote. I try to return every year and I’ve been very lucky to have been able to work and play up there over the last 13 years”

    The itinerary may include exploring the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, visiting an abandoned whaling station, and snowboarding a series of locations like Hesteyrarfjörður, Veiðileysufjörður, Lónafjörður, and Hrafnfjörður, before returning to Ísafjörður.

    Snowboarding photos by Andrew Miller: https://www.andrewmillerphotos.com/Iceland/

     

    Activities

    PURSUE YOUR PASSIONS

    Whether you are interested in making the first descent down a slope that has never been skied, kayaking the pristine arctic waters alone, or simply taking in nature’s majestic beauty from onboard, your activity level is up to you.

    • Guided Snowboarding
    • Guided Hikes and Land Excursions
    • Sea Kayaking Amongst the Fjords
    • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
    • Stargazing with High Probability of Northern Lights

    What's Included

    LEAVE EVERYTHING TO US

    Each trip offers unique opportunities for activities and adventure, and our goal is to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your holiday with Aurora Arktika.

    • 6 Days/5 Nights Aboard Vessel
    • All Meals (Alcohol Not Included)
    • Crew and Guide Services
    • Guided Land and Water Excursions
    • Use of Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP)
    • Use of Wet-Weather Sailing Clothes

    Accommodations

    • Aurora

      is a former racing yacht that has been around the world four times. Under its previous name, Antiope, it was commanded a number of times by Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, the founder of Clipper Adventures and the first man to singlehandedly sail around the world non-stop.

      Originally built for fifteen crewmembers, she has been thoughtfully outfitted for sailing excursions that comfortably accommodate eight guests and two crew members (ten single berths) with spacious communal areas and a galley.

      The boat offers central heating, hot and cold water, two heads (toilets), one shower, and 220V electricity capable of charging batteries and other electronic devices.

    • SETTLE IN COMFORTABLY

      While sailing vessels are fairly simple and utilitarian by nature, Arktika has been outfitted to ensure comfortable accommodations and spacious communal areas for our guests. Onboard amenities include central heating, hot and cold water, two bathrooms, a shower, and electricity for charging electronic devices.

    Weather & Gear

    EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

    Even with the best planning, weather can be unpredictable, so it is always best to be prepared for unexpected conditions. A basic equipment guide is provided below, however, requirements may vary by trip. Additionally, specific activities – like diving, hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding etc. – have unique equipment requirements.

    • Thermal Underwear (At Least Two Sets)
    • Wool or Fleece Thermal Mid Layer (Multiple Thin Layers)
    • Hiking Pants (Cotton Not Recommended)
    • Down/Synthetic Thermal Jacket (Optional)
    • Waterproof, Breathable Jacket and Pants
    • Wool/Fleece Hat
    • Gloves (Two Pairs) and Mittens (One Pair)
    • Thick Wool/Synthetic Socks (3-4 Pairs) and Thinner Socks (2-3 Pairs)
    • Casual Clothes (For Happy Hour!)
    • Rubber-Soled Boat Shoes or Slippers
    • Sleeping Bag (Summer Rated Is Fine)
    • Soft Travel Bag (No Hard Suitcases)
    • Dark Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen and Sun Hat
    • Swimsuit and Towels
    • Small Backpack (30-40 Litres)
    • Personal Medical Kit (Include Personal Medications, Band-Aids, Throat Lozenges, Lip
    • Salves, Seasickness Tablets, Etc.)
    • Water Bottle and/or Thermos (1 Litre)
    • Camera

    2021 Trip Dates

    Select a date to book your adventure.

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