THE DAY OF ARRIVAL
Guests are welcomed at Akureyri Airport and driven to Viking Heliskiing’s lux accommodation, the Siglo Hotel. Upon request, guests can also be picked up in Akureyri by helicopter. Following hotel check-in, a short meeting will introduce you to other skiers and our mountain guides after which your first of many Icelandic gourmet dinners is served. In the evening guests can relax, socialise and enjoy a drink and some snacks while reviewing the program for the coming tour.
THE DAYS TO COME
Ready for the thrill of your life? You better be—you are staying and skiing with Vikings! Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. On the heli-skiing schedule is dream skiing, exploration, unique scenery, spectecular views and some unforgettable moments.
After breakfast there will be a briefing regarding avalanche safety and beacon training, helicopter safety, and ski-/snowboard equipment adjustment. Following these necessities, the fun part starts; heli-skiing/heli-boarding begins by exploring new lines and enjoying the breathtaking views while skiing to the juncture where the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Terrain selection is determined by the guides and is based on avalanche risk assessment, weather, snow conditions and the skiing ability of the group. Your safety remains our number one priority.
After a few runs we will find an idyllic spot for our lunch which will be served mountain picnic style. Your Icelandic ride continues after lunch, lap after lap in an alpine environment you’ve never before experienced. Sometimes after last run, Viking Heliskiing guests and guides are welcomed by local farmers to drop in and taste some Icelandic shark, smoked arctic char or even smoked lamb.
After clicking out of our skis and boots each day you can enjoy some of the adventure packages we have to offer, e.g. whale watching, sea angling or horseback riding on an iconic Icelandic horse. It is also possible to bathe in Iceland’s nicest geothermally heated swimming pools in an unforgettable environment. Of course, the popular option of après ski remains to relax and unwind with a glass of wine or a pint of the Icelandic Viking beer.
Later in the evening the group enjoys another gourmet dinner together in the dining room at the Siglo Hotel where the discussion typically centers on the day’s best runs and new adventures.
In the event of a down day you will have a unique opportunity to explore Iceland in a way no other heli-ski operation in the world can offer. And please let us know if you have any specific activities in mind—we’ll do our best to make them happen for you!
After your final day gathering “forever” memories of heli-skiing Iceland we reluctantly will head back to the hotel where you can for the last time jump in the hot tub or sauna, enjoy a final drink and sadly say goodbye to your guides and new friends.
Guests will be driven back to Akureyri where they can either go straight to the airport or spent some time in Akureyri. Upon request we can also use our helicopter to fly you back to Akureyri.
Yes it is hard to leave, but all fairy tales must come to an end—but you are always welcome to return, like so many of our regular guests and indeed receive a discount if you book your return visit before your departure to join the Vikings and be a part of the explorers writing this amazing chapter in your life.