Iceland – Arctic Heli Skiing"Summit to sea in the midnight sun"
Top five reasons to choose Iceland – Arctic Heli Skiing
- Endless terrain and amazing views
Breathtaking Arctic mountains with terrain that suits every skier’s ability from extreme couloirs to wide-open glaciers
- It Is Personal
We want to give each and every guest the absolute best experience. In addition to the guides, Arctic Heli Skiing has an amazing team from the pilots to the chef and lodge staff the team will go above and beyond
- Straight from the Vikings
Klængshóll Lodge (our base of operations) in the mountains of the Troll Peninsula is an ancient sheep farm that has been inhabited continually from the time of the settlement of the Vikings in Iceland in circa 850AD. The last sheep farmers at Klængshóll were the grandparents of Arctic Heli Skiing's founder Jökull Bergmann
- Small Group Heli Skiing
Only 4 guests per group and per guide
- Unique Arctic Skiing Experience
Located on the Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland. The fact that the Troll Peninsula is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean makes for incredible opportunities for skiing right down to the ocean. Throw in a mix of Northern lights, midnight sun, volcanic activity, hot springs, lava fields and a unique Viking culture and you will find that Iceland is a true adventure skiing destination
Arctic Heli-Skiing Quick Facts
Location: There are direct flights from more than 20 cities in Western Europe and North America to Keflavik International airport. Take a domestic flight from Keflavik to Akureyri airport located only 45 min from the lodge. Or if you want to explore Iceland, take a rental car it is approximately 5hrs to the lodge from Reykjavik.
Mountain Ranges: Troll Peninsula and Hidden Land
Average Snowfall: 12 meters of snow annual winter
Run Length: Runs average 900 vertical meters and our longest run is 1400 vertical meters
Runs: 600 Named Runs
Ski Terrain: Breathtaking Arctic mountains surrounded by the sea, terrain that suits every skier’s ability from extreme couloirs to wide-open glaciers. Possibility to ski from summit to sea.
Average Runs per Day: The average group skis 8-12 runs a day.
Grouping: up to 3 groups of 4 guests (Private programs available for 4 or 8 guests)
We use state of the art A-Star B2s and B3s which carry 4 guests, 1 guide and the pilot. These machines are perfect for mountain flying
Klængshóll Lodge in Skíðadalur Valley in the mountains of the Troll Peninsula (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 and the last farmers at Klængshóll were the grandparents of Arctic Heli Skiing’s founder Jökull Bergmann.
The old farmhouse now serves as our dining area where meals are served in our country style kitchen/dining room. 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. Guests will enjoy the luxury of our new traditional style cabins for sleeping, each cabin has two rooms.
Guests will also enjoy the comforts of our Spa house, which includes a Sauna and outdoor hot tub that overlooks the valley as well as the massage room. The old Barn is where it happens. This is where you will enjoy your apré ski snacks and drinks at the end of the day, with a game of pool or hanging out by the wood burning stove in the comfortable yet rustic lounge. The Barn also host the ski & boot room, ski shop, and gift shop. Our exercise and Yoga room is on the second floor with early morning stretch class and pingpong at night.
At Arctic Heli Skiing we carry a large selection of high performance Völkl skis for our guests to use. You only need to bring your boots. We do have a small selection of snowboards as well.
Guides and Safety
At Arctic Heli Skiing safety is our number 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest standards in training and safety and your safety is our priority. Each one of our guides has undergone a strict training and exam process from UIAGM or ACMG specializing them in avalanche and risk assessment in mountain environment. Our pilots are among the best in the their field (and they will be happy to tell you so themselves).
Needed ability depends on a few things such as your group and program, but every skier needs to be a fit intermediate skier and be able to ski under control in off-piste terrain. That said, if you are for example a complete group of four people that have no heliski experience we have plenty of easy terrain and can set the pace to your group’s needs.
Arctic Heli Skiing operating season is the beginning of March through the end of June.
Believe us, we hate the term “down day” just as much as you and fortunately we do not have too many.
Keep in mind, the huge advantage of our northerly position, the continuous daylight, means that you can have bad weather till 6 pm but still get out for ten plus runs since the sun does not set until midnight.
However we make sure that the occasional down day is as action packed as possible with geothermal baths, volcano tours, ice cave exploration, whale watching, sea angling and much more. Of course if you want a true down day you can simply relax at our lodge with a massage or a soak in the hot tub.
What Your Package Includes:
- Lodging in Klængshóll Lodge double occupancy with ensuite bathrooms
- AM stretch Yoga class and full use of Lodge Spa facilities
- All meals starting with welcome dinner on the day of arrival and aprés ski snacks on the last day
- Complimentary beer and soft drinks
- Experienced, certified ski guides
- Safety training and use of avalanche safety gear including Pieps JetForce Airbags
- “Down Day” activities such as ski touring, whale watching, sea angling, geothermal baths, farm visits, hot springs, climbing and cultural tours
- All ground transportation in 4×4 vehicles
- Use of High Performance Skis – Völkl test center, and boards
- 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
- Extra heli ski flight time. ISK 360.000.- * per hour divided by the number of skiers