Iceland Private heliskiing program | Arctic Heli Skiing

Iceland Private Program

This is our original Private Program based out of our Klængshóll Lodge, in Skíðadalur (Ski Valley) and includes the following:

  • Exclusive access to the longest runs and best summit to sea skiing in Iceland
  • 5 or 7 hours flight time
  • 4 or 6 possible ski days
  • 4 or 6 nights at Klængshóll Lodge double occupancy
  • AM stretch and/or Yoga class
  • Full use of Lodge Spa facilities
  • All meals starting with welcome dinner on the day of arrival and aprés ski snacks on the last day
  • Complimentary beer and soft drinks
  • The services of the most experienced and only Internationally Certified Icelandic heli ski guides
  • Helicopters operated by Air Greenland and Norðurflug, the largest and most experienced helicopter companies in the Arctic regions
  • Air Greenland and Norðurflug Pilots with extensive heli ski specific flight training, high hours and perfect safety record
  • Safety training and use of avalanche safety gear including Pieps JetForce Airbags
  • "Down Day" activities such as ski touring, whale watching, sea angling, geothermal baths, farm visits, hot springs, climbing and cultural tours
  • All ground transportation in 4x4 vehicles
  • Use of High Performance Skis - Völkl test center

4 DAY PROGRAM: 1,440,000 ISK/ person
6 DAY PROGRAM: 1,990,000 ISK/ person

Iceland Ultimate Private

Our Ultimate Private Program was created to meet the highest demands with a maximum in privacy.

  • The ultimate Icelandic heli ski experience with Iceland's heli skiing experts
  • Unlimited flying for skiing (extra charges may apply to flightseeing, transfers, etc..)
  • Only your 4 skiers with a Private Helicopter
  • 4 or 6 possible ski days
  • Arctic Heli Skiing's Exclusive access to the longest runs and best ocean views
  • 4 or 6 nights at a private lodge in single rooms
  • Private Lodge for just your group
  • Private chef and all meals starting with welcome dinner on the day of arrival and aprés ski snacks on the last day
  • Complimentary drinks including beer, wine, and spirits
  • The services of the most experienced and only Internationally Certified Icelandic heli ski guides
  • Helicopters operated by Air Greenland and Norðurflug, the largest and most experienced helicopter companies in the Arctic regions
  • Air Greenland and Norðurflug Pilots with extensive heli ski specific flight training, high hours and perfect safety record
  • Safety training and use of avalanche safety gear including Pieps JetForce Airbags
  • "Down Day" activities such as ski touring, whale watching, sea angling, geothermal baths, farm visits, hot springs, climbing and cultural tours
  • All ground transportation in 4x4 vehicles
  • Use of High Performance Skis - Völkl test center

4 DAY PROGRAMM:  1,760,000 ISK/person
6 DAY PROGRAM:  2,550,000 ISK/person

Ring of Fire

Here is the pinnacle of heli skiing in Iceland, if not the world. On this unbelievable odyssey, you will be exploring the volcanoes and glaciers of Iceland with three guests and two guides on an adventure full of discovery with the helicopter, on skis or on a snowboard, arriving at the most remote, hidden natural wonders, including countless hot springs. This program is custom made to meet the wishes of the group, a completely tailor-made adventure to explore and discover a country with a unique natural beauty. Contact us if you are looking for a tailor-made trip.

 

 

2018 Dates Private & Ultimate Private Programs


The 2018 dates for our Private Programs are listed below.  While we are typically not able to offer custom dates for our Private and Ultimate Private program, please contact us if the dates below do not work and we can explore the options. Our Ring of Fire program is fully customizable. Contact us to discuss the options. 

 

4 Day Private Programs

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 - 29
   

6 Day Private Programs

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
   
As a professional freeskier, I have been fortunate enough to heli-ski around the globe. From the Alps to the Andes and Canada to Alaska and I can say that hands down the most amazing heli-ski experience of my career has been with Arctic Heli Skiing in Iceland. The terrain is endless, the scenery like nothing else on the planet and the guiding is simply the best. Jokull Bergmann and his team deliver the trip of a lifetime. Not much better in the ski world than skiing big lines of perfect corn to the edge of the ocean and a waiting heli to cycle you back for another lap. After a full day skiing lines of a lifetime, you fly home for amazing meals and top notch accommodations. A trip to Iceland with Arctic Heli Skiing should be a must-do bucket list item for every serious skier.
- Sven Brunso, VP sales & marketing at Durango Mountain Resort
“A truly unique experience: great skiing, majestic panoramas and great cuisine, all served up with loving care. Try it once, and you will come back, again and again.”
- Anthony V. Dub
AHS offers some of the most majestic terrain in the world. There is something about skiing powder straight down to the Arctic Ocean that is just one of the most exotic experiences out there. AHS owner JB is a true Icelandic legend. His guiding on and off the mountains is unreal. Iceland is a one of a kind place with so many natural wonders to see. I can’t wait to get back.
- Todd Jones, Supervising Producer, Teton Gravity Research
Put this trip on your must do list - The terrain is awesome, the guides are outstanding, and the food is exceptional! It's hard to image anything more exciting than heading out to ski at 22:00 and skiing until 02:00 under the midnight sun. Thanks for the great trips JB & everyone at Arctic Heli Skiing - see you again soon!
- RB Klinkenberg
'Arctic Heli Skiing is truly an experience of a lifetime. Once a sheep farm, owner/Guide JB has created a magical backcountry and helicopter skiing experience. I was lucky enough to be invited to film Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride in Iceland with Julia Mancuso and Jess McMillan. The entire trip was nothing short of incredible from start to finish. JB and his staff roll out the red carpet in a quaint at home sort of way. The lodge felt like home from day one. All of the guides, the chef, the pilot and the rest of the crew are warm and welcoming. The terrain is perfect. Mostly 3,000 foot lines that lead right to the Arctic Ocean. Spring conditions provide for incredible snow quality and lots of golden light. I miss Iceland, the crew and the lodge. I can't wait to go back!!
- Sierra Quitquit
'Arctic Heli Skiing provided me with the coolest, most memorable skiing experience and guide JB was an absolute pleasure to ski with - I cannot recommend them highly enough. If you want the best ski experience of your life these are the 'go to' guys!'
- Alf Anderson, Freelance Travel and Ski Journalist

Frequently Asked Questions

Faq for Private Category

  • 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.

  • Can non-skiers come along?

    Yes we can accommodate a certain number of non skiers at the lodge and they are more than welcome to join you on your heli ski trip. There are plenty of interesting activities around, but simply relaxing at the lodge or in one of the regions geothermal baths will usually do just fine. Advice us at the time of booking if a non-skier would like to join the group and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • 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.

  • 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 I fly my own plane to the lodge?

    Private jets and charters can land at Akureyri airport (AEY) in the North, only 45 min away from our Lodge by car or a quick 12 minute hop in the helicopter.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Bringe ich meine eigene Ausrüstung mit?

    Wenn Sie das möchten, können Sie das tun. Wir haben aber auch eine gute Selektion an Völkl Highperformance Skiern, die Sie ausprobieren sollten. Bitte bringen Sie aber Ihre eigenen Ski- oder Snowboardschuhe mit und empfehlenswerterweise als sog. Carry-On-Gepäckstück, das Sie im Handgepäck mitführen, für den Fall, dass Ihr eingechecktes Reisegepäck verloren gehen sollte. Zum am besten geeigneten Typ Ski oder Snowboard für unsere hiesigen Bedingungen raten wir Ihnen einen sog. Fat-Ski oder Mid-Fat-Ski, nicht zu weich, zu wählen. Wenn Sie Ihre Skier oder Ihr Snowboard vor der Reise präparieren lassen, bitten Sie um ein sog. Warm-Temp-Wax. Wir haben eine hauseigene Werkstatt, um unser und/oder Ihr mitgebrachtes Material zu präparieren oder zu reparieren.