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GUIDED HELISKIING | ARCTIC EAST GREENLAND
8 Day Heliski Package

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on a 8 day heliskiing program, single occupancy accommodation.
Base/invoice currency is in EUR incl taxes.
USD 14,161
An exclusive adventure in the last frontier of heliskiing. Heli ski for 7 days in East Greenland from the village of Kulusuk. The region is known for its amazing skiing, jagged peaks, deep fjords & unique Inuit culture. The helicopter leaves directly from the base at Hotel Kulusuk to terrain only minutes away.
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Greenland Heli Skiing

8 Day Heliski Packages in Arctic East Greenland

Overview

Heliski the fabled Troll Peninsula with exclusive access to the longest runs & best summit to sea skiing in Iceland. Combine world class heli-skiing with the Northern lights, midnight sun, volcanic activity, hot springs & a unique Viking culture for a true ski adventure experience.

Heli skiing packages are available from February to June, with powder well into April & often beyond. In small groups of 4 skiers/snowboarders & 1 guide, you will ride the best lines in Iceland, Classic Heliskiing Programs are based at the Klængshóll Lodge near Dalvik in northern Iceland. The lodge sleeps 16 guests & has all the facilities & services expected from a world class heli ski operation. A talented team in the kitchen focus on high quality Icelandic ingredients such as organic lamb, fresh fish and game meats with great emphasis on using what nature provides in the region. See more information on accommodation, food & facilities here >

Ski Terrain & Vertical

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 need to stand up. So if you are scared of big nasty tree wells, Iceland will feel pretty safe!

Average vertical on a Classic program is 6000m/day (20,000ft). Based on the included 4 or 6hr flight time, most groups will ski 24.000-36,000m (80,000 - 120,000ft ) of vertical during their stay. Extra runs from €3000/flight hour (divided between group pro rata i.e. an extra 20min flight would cost €1000 divided between the group of 4 so €250/person).

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Snow Quality

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 too deep and never too 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.

Location & Transfers

The Hotel & helipad are located in the village of Kulusuk in south-east Greenland. The closest airport is a short distance from the hotel & accepts flights from Iceland & the Greenland capital. All ground transport from/to Kulusuk airport & the hotel is included in the package.

Kulusuk Airport (KUS) can be reached by a flight from Rekyjavik Airport (RKV). Flights to Reykjavik from international origins land at Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport (KEF), 45min by road from RKV.

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.

See the 'Travel to Iceland' page for detailed information on getting to Iceland prior to departing for Greenland.

Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package

Helicopter & Guides

Arctic Heli Skiing is in partnership with some of the world’s leading helicopter providers with Heli Austria providing our machines for the Iceland operations.

Heli Austria is one of the largest mountain flying operations in the Alps with over 35 years of experience in the field of mountain rescue operations, heli skiing and aerial work and a fleet of around 40 helicopters providing services in five different countries. These strong partnerships provide Arctic Heli Skiing with unparalleled services and reliability. With extensive safety and heli ski specific flight training our pilots are as good as they get. Our fleet is comprised of the latest model Airbus AS350 B3e’s, the most modern and powerful fleet of heli ski machines in operation in Iceland. The H125/AS350 is the veritable workhorse of the global heli ski industry. These powerful and time proven machines are the best possible helicopters for small group heli skiing.

With space for 4 skiers in the back, plus the guide and pilot up front, one helicopter can service up to three guided groups of skiers in a fast and efficient manner. For family groups of 5 skiers the helicopter can be configured to seat 5 skiers plus the guide, allowing for unmatched flexibility in group size in the Icelandic heli ski industry.

All guides are internationally accredited ACMG or IFMGA & work within a large experienced team with expert local knowledge. Guide to guest ratio whilst skiing is 1:4.

Ski Ability & Equipment

The Arctic Heli Skiing Classic Program can be is suitable for fit, strong intermediate or better skiers with previous off-piste powder & mixed snow conditions experience. Participants need to bring their own ski boots are provided with all avalanche safety gear (Airbag, shovel, shovel, probe & beacon). High performance Völkl skis are available for use by guests free of charge. There are a limited number of snowboards too. Personal skis should be mid fats or above (95mm underfoot or greater) &not be too soft. Snowboarders should bring there own board unless other arrangements have been made with Arctic Heli Skiing.

Typical Itinerary for Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package

Day 1 Arrival, Briefing & Ski

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

DAYS 2 - 7 Ski, Look, Relax, Eat, Rest, Repeat

First descents, adventure and exploration is the name of the game. Every day you 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 your flights to and from skiing each day you 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 you may get the chance to sample some local cuisine as well as enjoy performances by local drum dancers.

DAY 8 - Departure

Time to pack your bags, say your goodbyes. You will already be thinking about returning to the magic mountains of Greenland. Your flight back to Iceland leaves around 1100hrs and arrives in Reykjavik around 1600hrs. A night in Reykjavik is generally required since most international flights will have left by the time your flight from Greenland arrives in Iceland.

Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package

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.

Accommodation & Food

You will 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 basic, it is comfortable and well managed as well as offering amazing views of the area. You will fly directly from the front of the hotel every morning. All meals, snacks & non-alcoholic drinks are included.

Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package

Rates & Inclusions

Rates

8 Day Heliskiing Package (6 hr flight time, 7 nights accom, all meals, guide & more) €11,900

Inclusions
  • HELISKIING: 7 heliski days (6hr total flight time/group)
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights at Hotel Kulusuk (single occupancy)
  • MEALS: All meals (from arrival day welcome lunch to departure day breakfast)
  • TRANSPORT: All ground transport during tour
  • GUIDE: Internationally certified heli ski guides (guide/guest ratio = 1:4)
  • EQUIPMENT: Use of all avalanche safety equipment & high performance skis
Add-ons
  • Extra heli-ski runs - price on application
Not Included

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Arctic Heli Skiing (AHS) Terms & Conditions are standard in the heli skiing industry. Due to the costs involved with heli skiing and heli snowboarding we have strict payment and refund policies. We also require guests to purchase travel insurance as our terms and conditions are absolute. Please familiarize yourself with our cancellation and refund policies prior to booking a program with us.

CANCELLATIONS

All ski and snowboarding packages start and finish on the specified dates and have been offered as a complete package. There are no refunds, partial or full for any of the following reasons.
- Late arrival or early departure for any reason
- Sickness or injury
- Lack of skier ability or fitness

Deposits are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your trip after having paid the deposit or balance the following options are available:
- Your ski package is transferable to another person*
- If AHS is able to find a replacement for your space then your package payment can be deferred to a ski package in the next season.
*If you find a person to take your spot, we will credit any payments you have already made to the balance owed on the seat. It is between yourself and the person replacing you to sort out payments/reimbursements between one another.

Cancellations must be made by email. If cancellation is received 95 days or less, prior to start of confirmed package then entire trip price is owed and non-refundable. Arctic Heli Skiing reserves the right to cancel any heli skiing package at any time. Should this occur a full refund of payments, including deposit, less 3% administration fee will be given.

REFUNDS

No refunds are given in whole or in part for unused days within the package due to late arrival or early departure. If you decide to come in early from skiing or snowboarding during your program or to not ski at all no refund will be given should the guaranteed flight time not be reached.

There are occasions where we are not able to ski due to weather, a mechanical breakdown, conditions, or an unforeseen emergency. Should the entire group not reach the included flight time of the package the unused time is averaged over the group and refunded at 2,600 EUR per hour of unused time. Should guests on our Ultimate Package not fly for a day the refund policy is 2,600 per day divided amongst the group.

GREENLAND PROGRAMS: There are many costs associated with locating helicopters, flight hours and getting highly qualified guides to Greenland that are nonrefundable. Another big cost in the package is the Greenland Airport Authority which charges for operating commercially within the country. This cost is also non-refundable.
That being said if we have problems with the weather and we do not fly the minimum hours we do try to sell them as extra hours to other groups throughout the season. In this case we are able to refund groups that did not achieve their hours; however, this is not something that we can guarantee.

DEPOSITS, REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

Each guest should familiarize themselves with the booking process on this website. This will ensure that you pick the best package for your needs and that you a have a full understanding of what a heli ski trip/ski package entails.

A non-refundable deposit and a completed registration form are required within 1 week of the reservation date to confirm your reservation. The deposit is 35% of your total package price. The exact amount will be calculated and sent back to the guest in the reply to his initial booking request.

To secure your space, final payment is required 95 days prior to commencement of your package. If booking less than 95 days prior to start of ski package full payment is due to confirm and secure the space.

LIABILITY

Each guest will be required to sign a RELEASE FROM LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. By signing this agreement/waiver you are giving up certain legal rights. This agreement/ waiver must be signed and witnessed at our lodge before the guest is allowed to ski. This is part of our helicopter and avalanche safety briefing upon your arrival. Refusal to sign this waiver will result in cancellation of that guest’s ski package with no refund of any sort.

INSURANCE

Because of the costs involved in heli skiing we require that each guest purchase trip or holiday cancellation insurance in addition to medical, personal and travel insurance. This insurance should cover emergency helicopter evacuation. Arctic Heli Skiing has partnered up with Global Rescue and World Nomads in offering heli skiing specific insurances to our guests. Please visit our Insurance page for further information.