1. Why choose Viking Heli skiing?

At Viking Heliskiing we have a big group of the most talented staff on the market that will take care of you the whole time you are with us. Our goal is quality in our operation and that´s why we focus on small groups and personal service.

Viking Heliskiing has put together a very powerful team of heliskiing guides, ranging from former professional ski racers, to mountain guides with UIAGM/IFMGA certification and up to 35 years of experience. Our team covers it all. The guides will choose the best slopes for you with your safety as first priority.

We are located at Þverá (Thvera) in the valley of Ólafsfjörður on the Troll peninsula. Our guests will have their own outstanding luxury 100m² cabins that include 2 bedrooms with twin beds, a spacious living room and a hot tub. With big mountains and long slopes all around our ski in fly out lodge, you will spend a minimum fly time per run, giving you an aproximate average of 16 -18.000 vertical feet per hour flown. You will have a hard time matching that anywhere else in the world.

The terrain at the Troll Peninsula is a truly a unique experience. The area is vast and largely unexplored. The slopes are some of the best in the world and we take you there exclusively. Just imagine your panaroma view of your first descent with a line that will take you right down to the Arctic Ocean. And whether you are skiing in the spring under the Icelandis midnight sun or watching the Northern Ligts dance across the winter sky, you will be in for an unforgettable experience.

At Viking Heliskiing we strive to improve ourselves everyday to make sure you will get the best heliskiing in the business and the most value for your money.

 

2. How many people go in each group?

In our Private Tour we operate a group of 4 persons with exclusive use of the helicopter.
In our Semi-Private Tours, 2 - 3 groups of 4 persons share the helicopter.

3. How many runs can I do in one day?

That all depends on how much air-time the group wants to spend in the day. When the conditions are good we normally do 7-8 runs each day. But of course the sky is the limit and we can ski all day long. The record is 19 runs in a day, done by 1 Brazilian, two Germans and one Icelander. 

4. How are the snow conditions?

Prepare for a variety of snow conditions. You could at any time be skiing fresh powder, the famous Icelandic spring corn snow or fresh and light backcountry snow.

5. How do I get to Iceland?

Iceland is closer than you think!

Average flight times are between 3-4 hours from most Western European cities and 5-7 from North America. All inbound international flights land at Keflavik International Airport with the two main airline carriers being Icelandair and WOW Airlines. However, other airlines, such as Easy jet, SAS and Delta also fly into Iceland.

6. How do I get from the International airport to Reykjavik Domestic Airport?

When you arrive in Keflavik International Airport you can either be picked up by a private Viking shuttle (upon request) or simply take a taxi straight to the domestic airport in Reykjavik. There are also scheduled bus transportation between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik. This ride will take approximately 40-60 minutes.

7. How do I book the domestic flight?

Air Iceland flies direct from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Akureyri Airport which is located close to our lodge. There are five flights daily between Reykjavik and Akureyri and you will find all information about flight times on www.airicelandconnect.is

8. How do I get to Viking Heliskiing Lodge?

Our staff will pick you up in Akureyri Domestic Airport and drive you to our Lodge. This drive will take approximately one hour. If requested in advance, we can also arrange for a helicopter pick-up in Akureyri, and that ride will take about 20 minutes. For helicopter pickup at the airport we charge 2.900 euros one way

9. What kind of helicopter do you use?

Our fleet is made up of the most modern and meticulously maintained helicopters on the market. They consist of both the Ecureuil Astar AS350B2 and the AS-350B3 (A-Star's).

10. What about the avalanche danger?

There is always some avalanche danger in the mountains. In backcountry skiing, the most important rule is to respect nature and adapt to its conditions. This is why we use only expert professional guides who constantly analyze the snowpack to make decisions that ensure the safety of our guests. We have never been in an avalanche accident with our guests and we are proud of that!

11. Do you provide avalanche safety gear?

Yes we do. We provide each guest with a high quality transceiver, shovel, probe and an avalanche airbag. Your safety and comfort is our primary concern.

12. How good skier do I have to be to go Heliskiing?

It‘s often a great misconception that skiers have to be experts to go heliskiing. Truth be told, we have all kinds of terrain that will fit most types of skiers from relatively flat and easy for the moderate level skiers, all the way to a more challenging terrain for the advanced skiers.

13. How old do you have to be to go Heliskiing?

All participants under 18 years must have written documents from parents or a legal guardian that allow them to attend a booked tour and that their participation is in accordance with VH terms and conditions.

14. Do I bring my own ski/snowboard gear?

Guest can of course bring their own gear but we have a wide range of K2 skis and K2 snowboards and poles that we have available for our guests to use. Guests have to bring their own boots and we recommend that the boots have been used before arrival to avoid foot pain.

15. What about snowboarders?

Of course we welcome snowboarders like we welcome skiers.

16. How do I make a reservation?

On our website you will find all the packages we offer. Once you have chosen your package, simply press ‘‘Send Request” and we will answer you as soon as possible with availability. If the package dates don‘t fit your schedule please do not hesitate to send your special request to our email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or simply give us a call: (+354) 846-1674.

17. When is the best time to see the Northern Lights?

The best time to see the Northern Lights is from beginning of March to mid April.

18. What do we do if the weather is bad?

If it is unsafe to fly the helicopter, we have a variety of exciting activities that we can arrange depending on what you are looking for. From whale watching, to taking out a private boat for sea angling, to riding an iconic Icelandic horse to go swimming in Iceland natural hot springs. 

No matter what, you will be surrounded by Iceland’s natural wonders and will never be short on things to do or see.

19. What should I wear and bring with me?

We recommend the following gear:

  • Pair of well-fitting ski boots (not brand new)
  • Waterproof or water-resistant outwear (something that you can layer underneath)
  • Synthetic long underwear (tops and bottoms)
  • Light fleece jacket (ideal for layering)
  • Windproof vest or jacket (ideal for lunchtime)
  • Compact down jacket
  • 2 pairs of ski gloves or mitts
  • 2 hats (1 for colder days and 1 for warmer days)
  • 2-3 pairs of ski socks
  • Swim suit
  • Casual clothes to wear around the Lodge
  • Helmet
  • Ski goggles
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen and Lip Protection
  • Camera/film

20. What about insurance?

We recommend that you purchase insurance to cover personal injury, cancellation and property losses prior to your Viking Heliskiing vacation.

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