Iceland – Summit HeliskiingTaking your breath away
Top five reasons to choose Iceland – Summit Heliskiing
Our location in the north of Iceland means we have access to a wide range of terrain - so whether you're looking for steep drop-offs into deep couloirs, or wide, swooping slopes, we have something for everyone.
- From summit to sea
Ski from summit to the shore of the northern Atlantic with spectacular views in every direction
- Mind and Body
We are the only heliski provider in Iceland to offer flotation treatments at our on-site pool - experience absolute relaxation and a sense of utter weightlessness, so that your mind and body are one hundred percent ready for a new day of hard carving.
- Guided by experts
Be guided by some of Iceland's most experienced mountaineers - our lead guide Leifur Örn, has extensive experience in Iceland, the Himalayas and both poles. Leifur was one of the early pioneers bringing skiers to the Troll Peninsula, has been heavily involved in establishing Icelandic guide training and qualification systems, and has not only worked as a Canadian Avalanche Association instructor, but was also a director of the National Avalanche Forecast Center in Iceland
- Long season, endless days
The long days in April and May give us plenty of scope to choose the best time to get out into the mountains. Foggy in the morning? No worries, we'll just head out in the afternoon and evening instead
Summit Heliskiing Quick Facts
Location: We’re located in Fljótin at the northern edge of the Troll Peninsula – an area known as the “cradle of Icelandic skiing.” Powder dumps in the early season turn into flawless corn under the cool late-night sun as spring progresses.
Mountain Ranges: Northern edge of the Troll Peninsula
Average Snowfall: 12 meters of snow annual winter
Run Length: Runs up to almost 1500 vertical meters, averaging 800-900 meters.
Ski Terrain: The limitless landscapes and breathtaking views. Long descents towards the North Atlantic Ocean. Huge couloirs and vast valleys offer infinite first tracks.
Average Runs per Day: The average group skis 8 runs a day.
Grouping: 4 guests plus guide
Accommodation is at Sóti Lodge in Fljótin. The Lodge is a contemporary, modern space featuring seven bedrooms as well as a bright, charming lounge and dining room area. All meals are included and prepared by our wonderful French chef Nicolas, whose specialty is in fresh, local Icelandic cuisine served with a continental twist. The evening meal is three courses and guaranteed to leave you satisfied and refueled after an adrenaline-fuelled day on the slopes.
We are the only heliski provider in Iceland to offer flotation treatments at our on-site pool – experience absolute relaxation and a sense of utter weightlessness, so that your mind and body are one hundred percent ready for a new day of hard carving.
Skis provided, snowboards provided on request. Avalanche safety equipment (and brief) provided, including airbag, shovel, probe and Arva beacon.
Guides and Safety:
Our guides are among Iceland’s most experienced mountaineers, who know the area inside and out. Leifur Örn is one of our top 5 reasons to ski with Summit! Ólafur Þór (Óli) has spent decades guiding skiers in Iceland and Greenland, Jón Gauti quite literally wrote the book (Fjallabókin) on Icelandic mountaineering, and Helgi Jensson has guided in both Japan and Canada as well as Iceland. Every guest receives full safety kit and an avalanche briefing. Skiers are welcome to bring their own if they prefer, and beacons will be tested prior to departure.
With the wealth of terrain here in our backyard, we welcome all skiers who are confident off-piste in natural snow conditions
from April till end May depending on the snow conditions
No-fly doesn’t have to mean no-fun! There are plenty of opportunities for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing, or why not experience riding the unique Icelandic horse at our neighbouring farm? We can also take a drive to the historic town of Siglufjörður to explore, and check out the Herring Era Museum (or Segull 67 brewery, if that’s more your speed.) It’s possible to visit the famed beer baths for a spa day or go whale watching at Hauganes – and braver folk can go for a dip in the sea before retreating to the hot tubs by the coast right after.
What Your Package Includes:
- 1 hour heli fly time (around 8 runs) per day
- Quality accommodation at Sóti Lodge, based on double occupancy
- All meals for the duration of the program (breakfast buffet, three course dinners, specially prepared mountain lunches)
- Floatation relaxation program in local geothermal pool, access to pool, hut tub and sauna
- Morning take off directly from Sóti Lodge
- Shuttle service included from Keflavik International airport, Reykjavik or Akureyri
- Skis and bindings (high performance Blizzard freeride skis)
- Avalanche safety equipment (Backpack with air system, Arva avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe) – bring your own if you prefer!
- Safety briefing (avalanche danger, when and how to use avalanche safety equipment)
- Experienced mountain ski guide
- Apr√©s ski snacks at Sóti Lodge
- 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.