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Heli Vikings Iceland

Geysers, trolls, fairies and incredible slopes…

Only a few kilometers away from the polar circle, we give you the opportunity to discover one of the most spectacular Heliski areas of Iceland: Tröllaskagi. This peninsula, which is named after the trolls that are said to dwell here, is yet largely undiscovered by commercial Heliskiing. The terrain is excellent for Heliskiing and offers something for all preferences. Connoisseurs will enjoy “summit to sea” runs with up to 1.500 m altitude difference – from the breathtaking view of the summit down to the icy coast of the arctic ocean.

And not just once but again and again and again. Addiction potential is guaranteed. But better be prepared: the conditions in the cold north vary drastically. From fresh powder to stable compressed firn everything is possible – expect the unexpected!

The Heliskiing area of Tröllaskagi is particularly attractive from the end of March until mid of June. A perfect time to safe our skis from the inevitable summer months in the cellar and experience a true highlight at the end of the skiing season. In addition, this period still provides the opportunity to experience the impressive northern lights (if we are lucky and if we do not upset the islands spirits).

The best place to watch them is probably the old Viking port: a new and (very untypical) comfortable hotel equipped with thermal whirlpools and saunas to enjoy the peace and quietness in the evenings. So, come and enjoy Heliskiing with the probably most friendly Vikings you will ever meet. An experience with fun, action and excitement far up in the north!

Adventure Factor courageous
Experience / Emotion thrilling
Fitness / Struggle enjoy
Risk feel free to tell your partner about it
Comfort sophisticated

Highlights:

  • Perfect extension of your skiing season
  • “Summit to sea” runs
  • Comfortable 4*-hotel equipped with geothermal whirlpool and sauna
  • Rental ski and safety equipment included

Trip dates:

Booking code:-
Minimum members:-
Price per person: 0

Planned itinerary: 

Day 1: Individual arrival at Akureyri Airport. Pick-up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Get-together with the group and guides, discussion of the program, equipment check and joint dinner. In the evening cozy gathering in our in the main-lodge with drinks and snacks.

Day 2-5: Heliskiing in Iceland – the adventure of your life! The exact runs will be scheduled every day in the morning by the pilot and the mountain guide according to the weather and snow conditions. On the first day, we will have a quick safety briefing and customization of our skiing equipment. After that we are ready to go: Heliskiing with runs from up to 1.500m high mountains down to the arctic ocean, spectacular scenery and small short stops at small farms to try some local specialties. After an eventful day, we revitalize at our thermal whirlpool or set out to a hunting and fishing trip. After dinner, we have time for some gathering in the restaurant, talk shop or simply enjoy a nice glass of wine or ice-cold beer at the bar.

Day 6: Today we will board the Heli one last time. We discover the area, searching for new lines and the fines powder. A last quick jump in the whirlpool and on last farewell drink followed by the transfer to the airport and individual flight departure.

check_circle_outline  Included:

  • Airport transfer from Akureyri Airport to the lodge and back
  • 5 nights in a double room in a 4*-hotel Siglo equipped with geothermal pool and Sauna
  • 5 days (depending on the weather- and snow-conditions) guided semi-private Heliskiing in small groups, accompanied by a certified UIAGM/ACMG/AMSG mountain- and skiing-guide
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner, apres-ski snacks)
  • 22.800 vertical metres – aprox. 40 Runs (8 per day) included
  • Rental skiing equipment: K2 freeride skis with Marker bindings and K2 poles
  • Safety equipment (avalanche airbag, shovel, probe and avalanche transceiver) and short safety training

 

help_outline  Optional

  • If conditions are epic and we want to fully enjoy it, additional flights can be bought for € 50/Person/300 vertical meters
  • Single room surcharge: € 850,-
  • Additional activities: fishing excursion to the sea (booking can be made on-site)

 

highlight_off  Not included:

  • Flight to Akureyri (we will gladly make you an offer – at the moment a flight from Munich is approximately € 700,00)
  • Skiing equipment (except skis and poles)
  • Activities outside of the program
  • Personal insurance
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Activities other than the included ones (e.g. deep-sea fishing)
  • No refund of not consumed helicopter time due to absence (delayed arrival, etc.) or if the participant decides to prematurely abort the program.

 

info  General Infos

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes. Participation in Heliskiing / Ski Touring lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure whether taking part in an certain trip is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach at Tel +43 512 204134 or per email [email protected] for an answer to this question during a personal interview!

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

The terms and conditions of the tour operator Viking Heliskiing ehf. do apply, which can be read HERE.

Information: Tour operator for this trip: Viking Heliskiing ehf. (Therva Lodge, Olafsfjordur, Iceland, phone: +354 8461674, mail: [email protected]). Austrian Travel Agency: Furtenbach Adventures GmbH, Hoehenstrasse 5, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, phone: +43 (0) 512 204134, mail: [email protected].

 

https  Insurance

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) at “Europäische Reiseversicherung AG[European Travel insurance].

For this journey the insurance package “Annual-Complete+Cover” would be suitable. We’re happy to provide you with an individual offer after the booking of the trip or on request.

 

language  Entry Requirements

Passport and Visa Regulations

Iceland
Swiss or EU citizens: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 or more months.

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

work  Equipment

Please note which equipment is included under the point “What the price includes”. We will supply you with adequate safety equipment (avalanche airbag, shovel, probe and avalanche transceiver)

 

insert_chart_outlined  Difficulty/ Technique

Heliskiing / Ski Touring always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in different snow conditions and steep terrain. For Ski Touring members should be able to perform kick-turns. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

 

perm_identity  Physical Fitness

A key success factor in ski touring trips is being in good shape. We will ski down up to 3000 vertical meters every day in varying snow condition.

 

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

 

payment  Payment

Terms of payment of the tour operator Viking Heliskiing ehf. apply. Unless otherwise agreed upon, a non-refundable deposit of € 2.000,- per person must be paid within two weeks of booking. The remaining payment on the total price is due 10 weeks before the start of the tour without additional request. More information can be found in the general terms and conditions of the tour operator.

 

directions_run Right to withdraw

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms and Conditions of Viking Heliskiing ehf.

The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:
until 10 weeks prior to departure……………€ 2.000,-
from 10 weeks prior to departure……………100% of the total price.

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel the trip at any time, in which case all deposits will be refunded.

If the specified minimum number of participants is not reached, the trip will either be cancelled or the trip will be carried out with a smaller number of participants, if they agree to bear the resulting additional costs or accept the corresponding changes.