Private Heli-skiing in Greenland What to Expect

Day 1

Arrival Day | Late morning flight from Keflavik airport in Iceland (KEF) to Kulusuk Greenland where we will arrive around noon. The 1.5hr flight from Iceland can offer amazing views of the east coast as we approach. On the ground in Greenland we will meet up with our guides and be taken to the Kulusuk Hotel only minutes away from the airport. Once settled in, we will go over the weeks agenda with our guides, be briefed on local conditions as well as receive the avalanche safety training and emergency procedures briefing before heading out for our first afternoon of skiing.

Day 2-7

First descents, adventure and exploration is the name of the game. Every day we will get the chance to fly out over frozen fjords and ski amazing lines right down to the white sheet of the pack ice where your helicopter awaits. On our flights to and from skiing each day we might even spot a polar bear roaming the rugged beauty of the Greenlandic landscape. Evenings and nights are spent in the comforts of Hotel Kulusuk where we may get the chance to sample some local cuisine as well as enjoy performances by local drum dancers.

Day 8

Departure Day | We pack our bags, say our good byes but we are already thinking about returning to the magic mountains of Greenland. Our flight back to Iceland leaves around 13:00 and we arrive in Keflavik around 17:30 hrs. A night in Keflavik or nearby Reykjavik might be required as most international flights will have left by the time we arrive in Iceland.


PLEASE NOTE Greenland can be very unpredictable in terms of weather. It is a remote location with few means of transportation to and from the country. Please be advised that flights can be delayed and you should be prepared to be flexible with your dates or at least be prepared to be delayed on arrival or departure.

Faq´s for Greenland Program

  • How do I get to Greenland?

    Our programs in Greenland begin and end in Iceland. Iceland's regional airline, IcelandAir, offers several flights per week between Keflavik (KEF) and Kulusuk Greenland (KUS). This is new in 2023 as Greenland flights used to depart from the Reykjavik domestic airport. The flight departs around 13:00 so it is important that guests fly to Iceland the evening before or arrive in the morning at Keflavik Airport. The international airport, Keflavik (KEF) is approximately 45 minutes from downtown Reykjavik. If you arrive the evening before you will likely want to stay in Reykjavik and then transfer back to Keflavik the following day. There are of course hotel options in Keflavik as well if you prefer not to travel back and forth between Reykjavik and Keflavik.

    Return flights from Kulusuk Greenland arrive to Keflavik around17:00 so most guests will need to stay an additional night in Reykjavik and return home the following day, unless there is a late flight out. 

  • What is the best time to go to Greenland?

    The season in Greenland is the same as Iceland from March through June. Due to the complex nature of organizing trips to Greenland we try to concentrate our groups in to April and May but if you have other dates in mind please do not hesitate getting right back to us and we will try to organize a Private departure.

  • What type of helicopters are used in Greenland?

    The helicopters are AStar B3E and B3 flown by excellent pilots who have been flying heli skiing for many years.

  • What is the accommodation like in Greenland?

    We stay at the Kulusuk Hotel in Greenland, based on single accommodation. Kulusuk is a small village with limited accommodation so this is the only settlement hotel available in the area, and while it is a basic hotel it is comfortable and well managed as well as offering amazing views of the area.

  • What equipment is included for Greenland?

    Guests will be supplied with avalanche transceivers, harnesses, shovel, probe and airbag (unless you prefer to bring your own). We also have a selection of high performance Völkl skis for our guests to use. We do not have snowboards available for our guests so you will need to bring your own. If you do bring your skis please be aware that AirIceland charges 24,000 ISK for a ski bag. There is wax and tuning gear in Greenland to keep your gear in good condition during the program.

  • What is the weather like in Greenland?

    Temperatures range from -10 to +5 celsius. Similar to heli skiing and heli snowboarding in Iceland it is important to be prepared for any kind of weather.  Frequent storms can come through so having a number of layers available is a good idea.