Northern Lights Winter Camp
Located just below the Arctic circle, the West Fjords of Iceland are an ideal playground for learning the tricks of backcountry (or cross country) skiing and winter camping. This course is intended to give people with little or no previous experience of travelling in the winter an opportunity to try this in a safe and fun environment. This trip can also be enjoyed by people with more previous experience. Even if we are in real arctic environment we are still relatively close to nearest settlements in case we get hit by a storm. We will head on into the West Fjords mountains and use 2-3 days to cross an easy mountain range over to another valley where we will finish the trip with a nice dip into a natural, outdoor, geothermal pool and good dinner at the Heydalur farm guesthouse. This is prime time to see the Northern Lights racing across the sky.
We supply all common gear such as tents, stoves and all food. People should bring their own clothing, boots and ski equipment. If you don´t have your own gear please contact us and we´ll help you find gear.
Day 1 - Wednesday
Departure from Isafjordur at 18:00. Half hour drive to the Korpudalur farm. Over dinner we will discuss winter camping and skiing techniques and go through clothing and other equipment. We´ll try to go outside in the evening for a little shakedown run on the skis. First night will then be spent in the comfortable guesthouse.
Day2 - Thursday
In the morning we will head into the Korpudalur valley on our skis. We´ll ski up to the Glama plateau, pass Alftafjordur fjord to the north and Dyrafjordur fjord to the west and most likely find a campsite for the night above Hestfjordur fjord. We will be sleeping in 2-3 man tents but if opportunity arises we may build an igloo and sleep there.
Day 3 - Friday
After breaking camp we will head on past Skotufjordur fjord and down to Mjoifjordur fjord towards Heydalur valley and the farm/guesthouse. There the natural geothermal pool will await us. We will spend the last night there. Here are opportunities to try horse-back riding, kayaking or fishing for trout through the ice in mountain lakes.
Day 4 - Saturday
Morning spent on activities near the farm. After lunch about two hours drive back to Isafjordur. Opportunity to spend an extra day on a hotel in Isafjordur or fly to Reykjavik and spend one night there before heading back home.
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- All food and fuel during the course
- Accommodation in guesthouses during program
- Guiding and instructions
- Use of tents, stoves, ice axes, crampons, ropes, harnesses etc.
- Travel to and from Ísafjörður, Iceland unless specifically mentioned in itinerary.
- Personal medical insurance
- Personal clothes, sleeping bags, avalance tranceivers, boots and ski equipment (can be rented in Iceland)
- Other personal equipment as pr recommended equipment list.
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Terms and conditions
The Borea Adventures trips/voyages are of an adventurous nature and to relatively remote places in Iceland, Greenland and other places. Borea Adventures makes best effort to stick to the planned itinerary but participants must appreciate and acknowledge that the trip/voyage requires considerable flexibility. The company and captain of the vessel reserve the right to adjust the itinerary without notice for reasons beyond their control such as weather, ice-conditions or other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances. Once departed on the voyage the captain will have final say on all decisions affecting safety etc and this must be accepted by all participants.
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