Iceland Ski Touring

DPS TOUR1 TOURING SETUPS NOW AVAILABLE

We are thrilled to offer DPS Tour1 Alpine Touring Skis with Dynafit Bindings and Pomoca Skins.

WELCOME TO THE NEM COMMUNITY!
Thank you for choosing Northeast Mountaineering! We are looking forward to meeting you and taking you on an unforgettable adventure. At Northeast Mountaineering, we strive to give you the best skiing experience possible. We will work hard to make your time with us a success from start to finish!

WHEN AND WHERE TO MEET YOUR GUIDES
You will meet your guides and the rest of the team on April 4th at our Airbnb in Dalvik, Iceland. Most red-eye flights arrive around 5AM into Keflavik Airport. There are many rental car options just a short shuttle ride from the airport. The drive to Dalvik is approximately 5 hours. You should plan to arrive into Dalvik and our Airbnb by 3PM as there will be much to get organized before our first day of touring. We will conduct a full gear check, have a full team briefing and allow time for dinner. Lodging throughout the itinerary below is included. Lodging will be double occupancy.

Once we have a finalized roster, we will share email addresses so that you are able to coordinate ride sharing to Dalvik.

*It is also possible to fly in and out of Akureyi (30 minutes South of Dalvik).

ITINERARY

April 3 – Red Eye flight to Kelflavik Airport (KEF).
April 4 – Arrival into Keflavik. Grab your rental car and drive North to Dalvik. Meet your team by 3PM at the Airbnb. Gear Check, Briefing, Grocery Shopping.
April 4-9 – Ski touring.
April 10 – Early start. Drive back to Keflavik and catch an afternoon flight home.

*Alterations to the above itinerary may be made based on weather and snow conditions as well as the desires of the group. Requests for sightseeing and hot springs will be accommodated.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Please wear synthetic materials such as wool, polyester, goose down, and tech wick. NO COTTON. We recommend that you layer your clothing so you can manage your body temperature appropriately. A proper ski touring backpack, helmet, beacon probe and shovel are all mandatory items. Please refer to the gear list on the right for a full list. Should you need to rent any gear, we ask that you do that via this website well in advance so we can plan to bring that gear with us.

We will provide first aid kits, radio communications, ropes and other technical equipment as needed.

We do not provide food. Please plan to bring your own food for your adventure. There will be plenty of opportunity to experience the local cuisine and/or cook at the Airbnb.

As with all international adventures, we highly recommend Global Rescue Insurance to protect yourself and your trip. Travel insurance is also highly recommended.

GRATUITIES and OTHER COSTS
Our guides are highly trained and have logged countless hours in the backcountry gaining the experience and knowledge it requires to become a guide for NEM. A typical gratuity for a job well done is 20% or $20pp/guide/day.

FOR MORE INFO
Please visit our website www.nemountaineering.com for more information on your climbing experience and to better prepare yourself. Also, friend us on Facebook for pictures and videos of past climbs and connect with others like yourself! Follow our guided climbs live on twitter, handle @nemguides. Share your adventure, share your success on Instagram with the hashtag #NEMGuides.

LET’S HAVE AN AWESOME ADVENTURE!
We are excited to show you what the mountains can offer. We know you will have an excellent adventure that you will be talking about long after your trip concludes. In the meantime…get out and train!

Don’t Forget! Notify the others.

NOTE: Each participant will need to secure rental gear and read the information on this page – unless you intend to do so on their behalf.

For your convenience, you may email this page to members of your party who plan to secure their own rental gear using the button below.

NOTIFY YOUR TEAM MEMBERS
COMPLETE GEAR LIST

Here you will find a complete list of mandatory items for this adventure. For your convenience, we have many of these available to rent below. To make sure we have your gear rentals available, we ask you to take a few minutes to secure your rental as soon as possible. Gear rentals within 72 hours of your scheduled adventure are not guaranteed.

HEADWEAR
Beanie, Goggles, Neck Gaiter or Buff, Headlamp with extra batteries, Ski Helmet, Sunglasses

UPPER BODY
Base Layer, Light Insulating Layer, Hard Shell Jacket, Parka

LOWER BODY
Base Layer, Climbing/Ski Pants, Hardshell Pants

FOOTWEAR
Touring Ski Boots, Wool Socks, Slippers for Airbnb

GEAR & EQUIPMENT
Alpine Touring Skis, Skins, Adjustable Ski Poles, 30L-40L Ski Touring Pack, Avalanche Beacon, Avalanche Probe, Avalanche Shovel, Ice Axe, Ski Crampons, Boot Crampons

HANDWEAR
Light Glove, Heavy Mitten

NUTRITION & HYDRATION
Trail snacks for 5-6 Breaks/day, 1-2 Liters of Water in Nalgene Bottles [No Hydration Bladders], Thermos

PERSONAL CARE

Sunscreen, Moleskin, A small personal first aid kit, Toiletries, Camera

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RENTAL ITEMS THAT PERTAIN TO ICELAND SKI TOURING:

Alpine Touring Ski Boots
Alpine Touring Ski Boots
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mondo (mens) sizes. For women, please choose your normal Mondo size or the male equivalent to your normal shoe size.
$25 / day Select date(s)
Avalanche Probe
Avalanche Probe

Ortovox Alu 240 or similar.

$7 / day Select date(s)
Avalanche Shovel
Avalanche Shovel

Ortovox Badger Shovel or similar

$8 / day Select date(s)
Avalanche Transceiver
Avalanche Transceiver

Ortvox 3+ Avalanche Beacon, BCA Tracker II or similar.

$18 / day Select date(s)
Backpack
Backpack

30L-40L for Day Trips 60L-70L for Overnight Trips

$20 / day Select date(s)
Climbing Helmet
Climbing Helmet

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet or similar.

$12 / day Select date(s)
Climbing Pants
Climbing Pants
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal size.
$15 / day Select date(s)
Crampons
Crampons

Black Diamond Sabretooth or similar for Mountaineering. Black Diamond Cyborg or similar for Ice Climbing.

$15 / day Select date(s)
DPS Tour1 Wailer 99
DPS Tour1 Wailer 99
With Dynafit Speed Turn Bindings or similar and Pomoca skins or similar
$35 / day Select date(s)
Hardshell Jacket
Hardshell Jacket
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal size.
$15 / day Select date(s)
Hardshell Pants
Hardshell Pants
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal size.
$15 / day Select date(s)
Heavy Gloves
Heavy Gloves

Black Diamond Access Gloves or similar.

$10 / day Select date(s)
Heavy Mittens
Heavy Mittens

Black Diamond Jupiter Mittens or similar.

$15 / day Select date(s)
Insulated Parka
Insulated Parka
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal size.
$25 / day Select date(s)
Light Puff Jacket
Light Puff Jacket
PLEASE NOTE: Please take into consideration that these are mens sizes. For women, please choose the male equivalent to your normal size.
$12 / day Select date(s)
Mountaineering Ice Axe
Mountaineering Ice Axe

Black Diamond Raven Pro or similar.

$18 / day Select date(s)
Trekking Poles
Trekking Poles

Black Diamond Trail Back or similar.

$18 / day Select date(s)