GREENLAND HELI SKIING PROGRAM
Heli skiing in Greenland is not your average heli skiing vacation; it’s a unique adventure to a beautiful country of traditional culture and environmental extremes. It is a truly unique place to spend a week heli skiing. It is a remote Arctic location so logistics can become quite complicated and there are many variables that are unable to be controlled.
The Kulusuk Hotel is our peaceful home base and is well furnished but not elaborate. The dining room might become your favorite place of all, partly because of the large buffet meals, but mainly due to the fabulous views of the fjords and the sea ice floating in the water. From the many windows, you may even be able to pick out some of your ski runs for the next day. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay including a souvenir shop and a well-stocked bar.
This area of Greenland is below the Arctic Circle but is still subject to predictably cold and wintery weather. Average temperatures during the winter months range from -7 to 0 degrees Celsius (20-32 Fahrenheit) and a breeze is almost always blowing. However, there are also times when a high-pressure system comes off the Greenland Ice Sheet, and it can be wind-free and sunny for days in a row.
The program runs from Saturday to Saturday with an overnight on either end in Iceland. Since it is necessary to arrive in Iceland the day before your departure to Greenland. We recommend staying at the Iceland Marina Hotel upon arrival.
Day 1: Flight to Greenland departs from Reykjavik Domestic Airport late morning on Saturday
Day 2-6 : Heli Skiing and exploring the incredible terrain of Eastern Greenland
Day 7: Departure from Greenland, arrive back in Reykjavik, Iceland around 4pm. It will be necessary to overnight again in Iceland before catching an International flight.
It is important to recognize that the weather can be quite unpredictable in Greenland and there are limited means of transportation in and out of the country. It is possible for flights to become delayed so you might have to be flexible with your arrival and departure dates.
*Flights to and from Iceland and Greenland, as well as accommodation in Iceland, is not included in the price
NOT JUST HELI-SKIING
One of the most unique parts of Greenland heli skiing is experiencing the culture of this isolated country. Our hotel is a 20-30 minute walk to the town of Kulusuk which still functions as a hunter gatherer community, even using dog sleds for hunting, and is a very interesting place to visit. With enough pre-planning we can also arrange an overnight trip to a small Inuit village and get a firsthand experience of their society. If the weather prevents the heli from flying, there is very good ski touring right outside the doors of our hotel, and we have rental gear available so you don’t have to bring your own.
If you’re ready to take on this adventure, give Powder Guides a call today and let us make the arrangements easy for you. Air access to Greenland connects through Iceland and generally requires an overnight stay in Reykjavik. We’re familiar with the complexities of travel in this region and will make sure your schedule allows for a smooth journey. We can also coordinate additional days in Iceland, and make arrangements for activities there before or after your heli-ski week.