Premium Program - What to Expect

Arrival day

Our programs begin the evening of the arrival day.  Arrival in Akureyri, Iceland in the afternoon. 45 min transfer to Klængshóll Lodge for a meet and greet, guest briefing and dinner. On the first evening you will have the chance to discuss with your guide, make sure all your gear is in order and relax after your travels. 

Day 1

We begin the 1st morning of skiing with a review of avalanche and helicopter safety protocols.  After the group is briefed on these important safety issues we are ready to get out for a great day of skiing, adventure and exploration. 

Day 2|3 or 2|5

Our guides set the pace and rhythm of the program so that everyone enjoys it to the fullest. After each day of skiing we will relax and enjoy Klængshóll Lodge lounging in the hot tub, relaxing in the sauna or having a great massage, followed by one delicious meal after another feasting on organic lamb, fish and game prepared by our very talented chef.

Day 4 or 6

This is the last day of skiing and the departure day for our guests. After a good breakfast and sorting our luggage we hop in the heli and head out for our final day. We will enjoy more great turns and good times followed by lunch in the field, and head home for one last sauna or hot tub session. After saying our goodbyes to our new friends in Ski Valley we transfer the group back to Akureyri where guests can catch a flight to Reykjavik or continue their travels in Iceland.
One of the all time best experiences of my life! The trip just got better and better every day. The highlight was a life changing midnight sunset ski.
- Warner Nickerson
"I have heli skied at a few places but nothing comes close to your operation. It was run very professional but with a great a personal touch."
- Thomas Rassmuson
''Arctic Heli Skiing, is based in one of the most beautiful locations that I have ever been, and it only gets better as they take you to the goods in their A-star''
- Grant Gunderson - Photographer

2018 Dates & Prices Premium Program


Our prices are listed in Icelandic Krona.  For the most up to date foreign currency conversion rate please refer to the rates listed on the Central Bank of Iceland.

We offer 4 & 6 Day programs, however if you are looking for a shorter package please find further information on our Single & 2 Day package page.

4 Day Premium Progams

1,230,000 ISK / per person

MARCH

H4-00 March 1 - 5
H4-01 March 5 - 9
H4-02 March 9 - 13
H4-03 March 13 - 17
H4-04 March 17 - 21
H4-05 March 21 - 25
H4-06 March 25 - 29
H4-07 March 29 - April 2

APRIL

H4-08 April 2 - 6
H4-09 April 6 - 10
H4-10 April 10 - 14
H4-11 April 14 - 18
H4-12 April 18 - 22
H4-13 April 22 - 26
H4-14 April 26 - 30
H4-15 April 30 - May 4

MAY

H4-16 May 4 - 8
H4-17 May 8 - 12
H4-18 May 12 - 16
H4-19 May 16 - 20
H4-20 May 20 - 24
H4-21 May 24 - 28
H4-22 May 28 - June 1

JUNE

H4-23 June 1 - 5
H4-24 June 5 - 9
H4-25 June 9 - 13
H4-26 June 15 - 19
H4-27 June 19 - 23
H4-28 June 23 - 27
   

6 Day Premium Programs

1,650,000 ISK / per person

MARCH

H6-00 March 1 - 7
H6-01 March 7 - 13
H6-02 March 13 - 19
H6-03 March 19 - 25
H6-04 March 25 - 31

APRIL

H6-05 March 31 - April 6
H6-06 April 6 - 12
H6-07 April 12 - 18
H6-08 April 18 - 24
H6-09 April 24 - 30

MAY

H6-10 April 30 - May 6
H6-11 May 6 - 12
H6-12 May 12 - 18
H6-13 May 18 - 24
H6-14 May 24 - 30

JUNE

H6-15 May 30 - June 5
H6-16 June 5 - 11
H6-17 June 15 - 21
H6-18 June 21 - 27
   

Frequently Asked Questions

Faq for Premium Program

  • What is the terrain like?

    The Troll Peninsula is every skier's dreamland with about 90% of the mountains skiable, meaning there are not many cliff faces or flat spots. The mountains are the perfect mix of steep to very steep couloirs and faces to wide open low angled glacier runs.

    What really sets the Troll Peninsula apart from any other heli ski destination is the fact that you can ski up to 1300m runs all the way down to the ocean.

    There are plenty of slopes for skiers of all abilities from very extreme terrain suitable for the pro riders to nice and friendly areas for the first time heli skier. The mountains of the Trolls are up to 1500m or 5000ft high but you can in many cases, ski that entire vertical all the way down to the ocean. The average heli ski run is around 900m or 3000ft in vertical drop.

    Due to our northerly position there is no tree skiing in Iceland, in fact the local joke is that if you get lost in an Icelandic forest, you just have to stand up. So if you are scared of big nasty tree wells Iceland will feel pretty safe. For the best idea of what the terrain is like, please check out our video gallery.

  • What are snow conditions like?

    The snow pack is predominantly coastal and in the springtime we are skiing powder in March and April, to excellent corn snow in May and June, with the occasional powder dump well into May. What really makes the snow good is the small temperature difference between night and day which makes for perfect corn snow, never to deep and never to hard.

    This also means we have for the most parts very stable snow in terms of avalanche danger so we can ski steeper and more exposed lines than you would normally do heli-skiing.

    Another good thing about our great corn skiing in the second half of the season is that skiers that would usually not dare venture on a heli-skiing trip where deep powder skiing skills are a must can come here and enjoy themselves just as much as the experts.

  • When is the best time to ski?

    The season in Iceland can be split into three, with March to mid April being the time for cold snow and powder conditions, Northern Lights and cool temperatures. Mid April through May is the transition period from winter to spring with awesome corn snow skiing and still a good chance at getting some fresh snow that stays cold on the Northern aspects for days. June is the last month we ski and there you have incredible corn snow, minimal avalanche danger and the never setting Midnight Sun allowing you to ski at any hour during the day or night.

    Note:  mid April to mid May is the high season for skiing on the Troll Peninsula and programs during this time get booked well in advance.

  • Do I bring my own skis?

    You can if you like, but we do have a good fleet of Völkl high performance skis that we encourage you try out.  Please be sure to bring your boots, and better yet in carry on luggage in case your bags get lost on the way. As for type of ski best suited for our conditions a mid fat to fat ski, and not to soft, would be the ideal. If you take your skis to the shop for a tune up before your trip make sure to ask for a warm temp wax. We do have a good ski shop for repairs and hot waxing at the lodge in case of repairs or someone not advancing downhill due to the No Wax problem.

  • What happens if the weather is bad?

    Yes bad weather happens and you must be aware of the fact that you are up in the high Arctic in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. But fear not for we have prepared some great down day activities. Visiting Lake Mývatn Nature Reserve with all its volcanoes, hot springs and bubbling mud pools is just one of those plans. You will also have the opportunity to experience the great local culture and dip into one of the regions many geothermal baths and visit the local micro brewery (our most popular down day activity...). If you end up skiing all your days on the Troll Peninsula you will most likely want to come back for all the great down day activities.

    But keep in mind the huge advantage of our northerly position, the continuous daylight, meaning that you can have bad weather until 6pm but still get out for 10 plus runs since the sun is not setting until around midnight.

  • Can snowboarders join your programs?

    Of course!  We do not discriminate against our single board friends!  Although all of our guides use skis for guiding they are very used to guiding snowboarders and are very conscious in choosing the appropriate terrain when necessary (so no long flat run outs!).  Please be aware that our snowboard selection is very limited so we do encourage snowboarders to communicate with us about their equipment prior to arriving so we can ensure that we have what you are looking for. 

  • What is the difference between the Classic and Premium Program?

    The Classic program includes 4 hours of flight time on the 4 day program and 6 hours on the 6 day program compared to 5 and 7 hours on the Premium program.  The Premium program is ideal for groups of 8 skiers. The Premium program guarantees that there are only 2 groups of 4 guests sharing 1 helicopter.  With the Classic program there is the possibility of up to 3 groups of 4 skiers sharing 1 helicopter.  Our guides do a very good job of keeping things running smoothly throughout the day so that guests are not waiting around. 

  • Können auch NichtskifahrerInnen, NichtsnowboarderInnen mitkommen?

    Ja, gerne heissen wir auch eine gewisse Anzahl an NichtskifahrerInnen, -snowboarderInnen in der Lodge willkommen. Die Trollhalbinsel hat neben des Bergsports viele diverse Aktivitäten zu bieten, aber einfach zu entspannen und in den Genuss der Wellness-Einrichtungen der Lodge zu kommen, ein geothermales Bad der Region zu besuchen, mag auch schon genügen. Bitte geben Sie bei Ihrer Reisebuchung an, falls Sie jemand begleitet, die oder der nicht am Heliskiingprogramm teilnimmt, damit wir unser Bestes auch für die- oder denjenigen tun können.

  • Können Snowboarder am Reiseprogramm teilnehmen?

    Natürlich! Wir diskriminieren keine/n unserer Snowboard FreundInnen! Und auch wenn alle unserer SkiführerInnen auf Skiern unterwegs sind, sind alle sehr erfahren, Snowboarder zu führen, sprich suchen die Routen entsprechend den Snowboard-Ansprüchen aus (also keine langen, flachen Strecken zum Ende der Abfahrt!). Aber seien Sie sich bitte bewusst, dass unsere Sortiment an Snowboards begrenzt ist, daher raten wir, sich mit uns vorab in Verbindung zu setzen, um Ihr Equipment zu besprechen, um sicherzustellen, dass was Sie benötigen, bei uns vorhanden und vorrätig ist.

  • Können Sie mir mit den Flugbuchungen und bei der Reiseplanung vor und nach dem Heliskiprogramm behilflich sein?

    Wir schlagen Ihnen gerne diverse Möglichkeiten Ihrer Reiseplanung für die Zeit vor und nach Ihrem Heliskiing- oder Snowboardprogramm mit AHS vor. Teilen Sie uns mit, an welche Art Aktivitäten Sie denken und wieviel Zeit Sie zu Verfügung haben, und wir senden Ihnen unsere Ideen für die weitere Reisegestaltung zu. Die Organisation Ihrer Flugreise nach und von Island sowie nötige Transporte ausserhalb Islands sind nicht in unserem Programm enthalten. Falls Sie sich für eine Inlandsflugverbindung entscheiden für die An- und/oder Abreise, bieten wir Ihnen an, für Sie bei der inländischen Fluggesellschaft AirIcelandConnect zu buchen und würden den Flugpreis zu den Reisekosten Ihres gebuchten Reiseprogramms bei AHS hinzu rechnen.