Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Snowmobile Splitboarding

Expedition Description

Snowmobile Splitboarding “The Highlands of Iceland have always been an uninhabitable place. Many have tried to establish farm's in the elevated regions of the interior, but no one has succeeded. The challenge is not only against the arctic elements, but the vast glaciated tundra. This you must negotiate to access mountain ranges which few have witnessed in the winter months. Its etherial feel has been compared with entering another world all together“

After your arrival in the capital you will be met by the expedition team, which will hold a briefing explaining the days ahead. You will be escorted on into the centre of the country by a heavily modified trucks on the day of arrival (please arrive at Reykjavik Airport before 3pm), depending on conditions this can take 4-6 hours on single track roads, travelling on GPS, before reaching our highland cabin oasis.

Your accommodation for the next days is located in the middle of some of the tallest highland peaks, it goes by the name of Kerlingarfjöll and has been described by many as a hidden gem of the island. Each morning our snowmobile fleet will be waiting with an expedition guide to take you around the surrounding mountains to specially selected zones based on ability and snow conditions. The high manoeuvrability and speed of these machines will enable you to travel large distances with ease and access mountains that would take days to reach any other way.

These transport machines will be left at the bottom of our selected lines where we will unpack our touring equipment and begin our accent of the mountain. The rewards from climbing the peak yourself not only improve you knowledge of snowpack but enhance the experience of summiting and seeing the icecapsthat dominate the interior. All thats left is to ride your line and repeat. Your days in the highlands will be spend exploring the terrain by , finding places that few had the access to ride and returning to the safety of the cabinswhere dinner will be waiting everyday. If accessible, your guides will take you to geothermal hot springs during the course of your stay.

It might be possible to witness the Aurora Borealis January - March. April and May will offer longer days where we can utilise the benefits of the ever approaching Midnight Sun. When your time in Kerlingarfjöll has come to an end you will be transported back to Reykjavik to share memories of the expedition over dinner and plan the next adventure over some Icelandic beers. Click "Expedition Info" below for more detailed Itinerary and "Expedition Kit List" for full information.

------- Dates 2017 -------
(Max 6 Riders Per Expedition)
21st Jan - 27th Jan
18th Feb - 24th Feb
18th March - 24th March
15th April - 21st April
13th May - 19th May

  • Availability

    2017-01-01 - 2017-06-01

  • Duration

    ----- 7 Days - 6 Nights -----
    -- Day 1 - Packing / Expedition briefing / Departure from Reykjavik
    -- Day 2 - Splitboarding/Snowmobile driving
    -- Day 3 - Splitboarding/Snowmobile driving
    -- Day 4 - Splitboarding/Snowmobile driving
    -- Day 5 - Splitboarding/ Snowmobile driving
    -- Day 6 - Splitboarding/Transport
    -- Day 7 - Fly home ----------------------Click "Expedition info" for full Itinerary

  • Activities

    • Snowboarding
    • Split-boarding
    • Mountains
    • Icelandic hut culture
    • Glaciers
    • Snowmobiling
    • Exploring
    • Geothermal Springs
    • Glacier Views
  • Cost

    kr 422.500,- ISK Per Person

  • Experience Level

    Participants must be Intermediate/Advanced
    Backcountry experience is an advantage
    Introduction to avalanche safety & snowmobile driving is a part of the expedition
    (Please contact us if your unsure of your experience)

  • Method of Transport

    The Empire Snowmobiles
    Splitboard

  • Accommodations

    Bus Hostel (Private Group Room)
    Kerlingafjöll Highland Cabins
    (Please contact us if you wish to upgrade accommodation in Reykjavik)

  • Other Considerations

    Includes: Airport transfer to accommodation / Super-Jeep transport to Kerlingarfjöll/ All Accommodation & All Food on Expedition / Icelandic Mountain Guide / SAR Insurance / Avalanche refreshment course.

    ~ (Roads may be closed by the Icelandic Road Authorities // Discounts only for Photo / Video Media & Group Booking // Please also note that a 25% deposit will have to be paid at time of booking, see full terms and conditions at the bottom of this page). All prices are calculatedagainst the Icelandic Kroner. Please check xe.com for an updated conversion.

    A range of Nitro Snowboards/Splitboards will be available for testing throughout the trip although if you intend to use our boards for the entire expedition please let us know so we have the right size available.

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