Iceland Heli Skiing

Iceland Heli Skiing operates on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland, where we offer an incredibly exciting adventure of first descents, skiing from the brink of the towering peaks to the edge of the ocean. The vast terrain covers nearly 1,000,000 acres of breathtaking Arctic mountains. With varied terrain, from extreme couloirs to wide-open glaciers, there is skiing to suit every skier’s ability. Throw in Northern lights, the midnight sun, volcanic activity, hot springs, lava fields and a unique Viking culture and there is no denying that Iceland is a true adventure skiing destination, perfect for that skier who seeks an unconventional trip with travel, culture and natural wonder.

PROGRAM DETAILS

LOCATION: Troll Penisula
DATES: March – June
DURATION: 4 or 6 Days
ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 3m / 10ft
AVG VERTICAL: 900m /2700ft

Overview

ICELAND HELI SKIING ADVENTURE

Iceland Heli Skiing offers 4 day and 6 day packages with semi-private or private groups, based on your preference and travel parameters. Powder Guides will create your Icelandic itinerary, demonstrating our expertise and familiarity with this remarkable ski destination.

TERRAIN

Heli-skiing in Iceland offers an extremely unique journey from mountaintop to oceanshore. With 1,000,000 acres of skiable land, Arctic Heli skiing focuses on searching for exciting new runs among epic views and incredible snow, with 3000 foot runs from the top, right down to the Arctic Ocean. A dynamic setting with majestic peaks and a myriad of terrain features over the massive tenure is ideal for exploration and could give you the opportunity to claim first descents on steeps that have not yet been skied by visitors before.

GROUP CONFIGURATION

Iceland Heli Skiing offers 2-3 groups per helicopter with up to 12 skiers in the semi-private program, and single group skiing with 4-8 guests at a time in their private program. With the small group configuration that Powder Guides prefers to send our guests on, this is a great set-up based on your needs as to the smaller or larger group, as per your budget, group size and service needs. Ask us for more info!

Quick Stats

Location: Iceland

Tenure: 1,000,000 acres

Mountain Range: Arctic Mountains

Group Configuration: 1-4 groups of 4 people per helicopter

Vertical: Flight times vary by package

Average Snowfall: Annual average of 10 meters (33 feet) of snow

Schedule

Iceland heli Skiing

DAY 1

Arrival in Akureyri, Iceland in the afternoon. 45 min transfer to Klængshóll Lodge where your Iceland Heli Skiing adventure begins, After a meet and greet, guest briefing and dinner. On the first evening you will have the chance to discuss with your guide, make sure all your gear is in order and relax after your travels. For those with less time available, meeting on day 2 ready to ski is possible. This way you can fly in from the USA or Canada and be skiing the same day.

DAY 2-4 OR 6

Iceland heli skiing; first descents, adventure and exploration is the name of the game. You will have the chance to participate in Icelandic skiing history by skiing in areas never before visited by skiers. Our 2014 season is dedicated to exploration and the opening of new terrain. You are invited to be a part of a team of explorers on a grand adventure. Evenings are spent at Klængshóll Lodge where we feast on local dishes focusing on organic lamb, fish and game prepared by our gourmet chef. In case of bad weather and no flying we have the unique opportunity to visit for example Lake Mývatn Nature Reserve with its steaming hot springs, volcano’s and lava fields. Go Whale watching, sea angling or simply relaxing in one of many geothermal baths on the Troll Peninsula.

DAY 5 OR 7

We pack our bags in the morning and head out for our last day of Iceland heli skiing. After one more day of great turns and good times with friends we have lunch in the field and head home for one last sauna or hot tub session. After saying our good byes to our new friends in Ski Valley we head back to Akureyri where we can catch a flight to Reykjavik or even connect to the Eastern seaboard that same day.

4 Day Program

ICELAND HELI SKIING

4 DAY PRIVATE PACKAGE

€9,135.00

  • 4  skiers
  • 5 hrs flight time per person
  • Exclusive use of the helicopter for your group

4 DAY SEMI PRIVATE PACKAGE

€7770.00

  • 1 to 8  skiers
  • 5 hrs flight time per person
  • 2 or 3 groups of four skiers sharing one helicopter

4 DAY CLASSIC PROGRAM

€6750.00

  •  1 to 12 skiers
  • 4 hrs flight time per person
  • 2 or 3 groups of four skiers sharing one helicopter

INCLUDED:

  • 4 Possible ski days
  • 4 nights at Klængshóll Lodge double occ. with ensuite bathrooms
  • AM stretch Yoga class and full use of Lodge Spa facilities
  • Gourmet meals. Breakfast, lunch, apré ski snacks and dinners
  • Complimentary beer, soft drinks and in room mini bar
  • Guide services
  • Extensive safety training and use of safety gear
  • All ground transportation in 4×4 vehicles
  • Ski Rentals – Movement – Black Diamond and Völkl

NOT INCLUDED:

International and domestic airfares – Personal insurance – Wine and spirits – Personal expenses such as lodge shop, massage etc – Gratuities, at AHS we collect all gratuities into a pool that gets distributed equally amongst all staff – Avalanche airbag rental – Extra flight time. € 2.200.- per hour divided by the number of skiers

6 Day Program

ICELAND HELI SKIING

6 DAY PRIVATE PACKAGE

€11,385.00

  • 4  skiers
  • 7 hrs flight time per person
  • Exclusive use of the helicopter for your group

6 DAY SEMI PRIVATE PACKAGE

€10,567.00

  • 1 to 8 skiers
  • 7 hrs flight time per person
  • 2  groups of four skiers sharing one helicopter

6 DAY CLASSIC PACKAGE

€9,680

  •  1 to 12 skiers
  • 6 hrs flight time per person
  • 2 or 3 groups of four skiers sharing one helicopter

INCLUDED:

  • 6 Possible ski days
  • 6 nights at Klængshóll Lodge double occ. with ensuite bathrooms
  • AM stretch Yoga class and full use of Lodge Spa facilities
  • Gourmet meals. Breakfast, lunch, apré ski snacks and dinners
  • Complimentary beer, soft drinks and in room mini bar
  • Guide services
  • Extensive safety training and use of safety gear
  • All ground transportation in 4×4 vehicles
  • Ski Rentals – Movement – Black Diamond and Völkl

NOT INCLUDED:

International and domestic airfares – Personal insurance – Wine and spirits – Personal expenses such as lodge shop, massage etc – Gratuities, at AHS we collect all gratuities into a pool that gets distributed equally amongst all staff – Avalanche airbag rental – Extra flight time. € 2.200.- per hour divided by the number of skiers

Lodge & Dinning

ICELAND HELI SKIING  /  KLÆNGSHÓLL LODGE

Klængshóll Lodge in Skíðadalur Valley or Raven Hill Lodge in Ski Valley as it would translate to in English, will be your home during your stay with us. The Lodge is an ancient sheep farm that’s been continually habited from the time of the settlement of the Vikings in Iceland in circa 850AD.

The old farm house now serves as our dining area and lounge whilst guests will enjoy the luxury of our new traditional style cabins for sleeping. Each cabin has two rooms, with each room on two floors, where one person sleeps upstairs and one downstairs for maximum comfort and privacy. Each room has a bathroom with a shower, a full mini bar and all the comforts of a remote Iceland heli skiing lodge, with the added bonus of being very traditional in style, where every detail has been thought out, to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible.

Relax after Skiing

Our guests will also enjoy the comforts of our very own Spa house, where they will enjoy relaxing moments in our Sauna or stretch out in the outdoor hot tub which overlooks the valley and your very own tracks coming all the way down to the Lodge. In the Spa house you will also find shower rooms, a bathroom as well as the massage room, where our professional massage therapist will take good care of your body after a long day of skiing.

But no place is as important or popular as the Barn, which used to hold the winters supply of hay, but has now been restored to house our ski and boot room, ski shop, where our ski techs prepare your skis as well as our very own gift shop. The Barn is also where you will enjoy your apré ski snacks and cold drinks at the end of the day, hanging out by the wood burning stove in the comfortable yet rustic lounge, where you can also enjoy your photos and videos on the big screen. On the second floor you will find our exercise and Yoga room where you will enjoy an AM stretch class each morning or go for a few rounds of ping pong at night.

Cuisine

All meals are served in our country style kitchen/dining room and prepared by our great chef Gudvardur Gislason, a local culinary legend. The focus is on local products such as organic lamb, fresh fish and game meats such as goose, with great emphasis on using what nature provides in the region. Vegetarians need not worry for ”Guffi” is well versed in the ways of the no meat people. At our bar we have a good selection of locally brewed beer, spirits and wine.

We ski right out of the door of Klængshóll Lodge with one of our signature runs The Horse giving you over 1200m or 4000ft of vertical descent right back to the front door.

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Why Book

Iceland Heli Skiing is a destination that is unlike any other; it is more than just heli skiing; it is unparalleled in its charms and it offers something truly spectacular and far from ordinary. Match a multi-day Iceland heli skiing trip just below the Arctic Circle with a lodge on an Ancient Sheep farm, volcanoes, a midnight sun and some Viking heritage and you have got a lot of stories, photos and videos to bring home.

If you are traveling to heli ski in Iceland , we can maximize your trip to add-on any extras that you want, either in Iceland or along the way. Let us know what you dream of and we will make it happen for you.

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