Like all great explorations, this one began on a whim. “Siggi has given us Aurora in March to help bring the 60ft sailboat to Greenland and scout for future ski trips!” I received the message one sunny September afternoon from my friend and long-time ski-partner, Camilla Edwards. We assembled our crew; dusted off our skis, and set out to sail from Iceland to Greenland in search of boat access backcountry lines. Turns out... a little more than 24 feet swells awaited us on this arctic inspired ski trip during a global pandemic.
Sigurdur Jonsson “Siggi” has skippered the sailing vessel Aurora out of a small port in the western fjords of Iceland since 2006. He has dedicated ample amounts of time into developing some of the most unique adventures in the world. Having worked in Iceland the past 5 years for various ski and adventure operations, I knew Siggi and always admired the generous part he played in developing the ski community.