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USD 635

GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKIING
2 Days Skiing | 2 Nights Lodging

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on a 3-day backcountry program (2 nights double occupancy lodging)
Base/invoice currency is in ISK OR USD incl taxes.
USD 635
Experience backcountry ski-touring on the Troll Peninsula in Iceland with vertical descents of up to 1500m (5000ft), leading all the way down to the Arctic ocean. Join a fixed date tour or come as a solo or group & customise a tour for your best date(s).
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Troll Peninsula Iceland Heliskiing Multi-Day Tour

Heliski Multi-Day Tours with Summit Heliskiing

Overview

Treat yourself to  3 or 4 days of incredible heliskiing on the best freeride powder lines on the Troll Peninsula in Iceland. The tour is all inclusive of helicopter time, guide, safety equipment, skis, transfers, all meals & accommodation at Sóti Lodge, plus includes exclusive access to Barðslaug, an authentic geothermal pool (only a few steps from the lodge), flotation sessions, hot tub and sauna. Come as a solo or group and choose your best date (s) but note that the season is limited to between April 24 & May 15.

The exclusive location ensures you a personal, private heliskiing experience. The program focuses on skiing the most iconic Troll Peninsula peaks surrounding Siglufjörður, Ólafsfjörður, and Fljótin. The runs are chosen by the expert guide team each morning according to snow and weather conditions.

The tour starts with a pick-up from either Akureyri, Reykjavik or Keflavik and transfer to Sóti Lodge in the beautiful Fljótin region of the Troll Peninsula approximately 30-minute drive away from Siglufjörður, along one of the most picturesque parts of the Arctic coast way. After a comfortable night and breakfast in Soti Lodge, the ski day will start at 09:00 with a gear check and safety briefing with your guide for the day. Departure by helicopter is at 11:00am directly from the helipad at the lodge, with some of Troll Peninsula's best peaks on the menu!

To view the multi-day program & a full list of possible tour routes, see the Itinerary tab.

If interested in a full private heliskiing tour, please enquire here. If seeking only a single, affordable heliski day, see the Magic of the Troll Peninsula Heliskiing Day Tour page.

Accommodation & Meals

Summit Heliskiing operate out of the Soti Lodge on the northwestern side of the Troll Peninsula. The lodge provides stylish accommodations, delicious meals made from locally sourced ingredients, an onsite pool complex, and stunning views of the magnificent surrounds, from sea to summit. All meals and apres ski snacks are included in the tariff. For more information on accommodation, meals, and facilities, see the Lodging tab.

Ski Terrain & Vertical

The Troll Peninsula is magical due the amount of skiable terrain in relatively compact region. Most of the mountains are skiable with a fabulous terrain mix of open, low-angle alpine bowls & valleys to steep couloirs and faces. Due to the Troll Peninsula's location in the northern latitudes just below the Arctic Circle, there is no tree skiing.

Depending on the group and the terrain skied, an average of 8 runs per day can easily be achieved. Whilst the mountains on the peninsula rise up as high as the 1,445m Dýjafjallshnjúkur (the peninsula’s highest peak), most peaks skied are in the 1,200 to 1,300m altitude range. It is possible to ski runs all the way from the peaks to the seashore. Peak to sea runs will average around 800 to 900m vertical. The average heli ski run ranges between 700 & 1,200m vertical drop.

Snow Quality

The snowpack is predominantly coastal and in the springtime (April/May) ranges from powder to corn snow. Stable avalanche conditions are the norm, allowing for steeper runs to safely conducted (if the group wants!). The corn snow in May allows for more intermediate skiers & snowboarders to enjoy heliskiing in the region.

Troll Peninsula Heliski Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing
Troll Peninsula Heliskiing Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing
Troll Peninsula Heli-ski Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing

Helicopter & Guides

Summit Heliskiing have partnered with Norðurflug, Iceland’s most experienced helicopter service, and use their A-Star B2 helicopters, seating four guests with a guide. All guides have expert local knowledge of the region, ensuring the best runs are chosen every time. Guide to guest ratio whilst skiing is 1:4.

Ski Ability & Equipment

The Troll Peninsula Heliskiing Multi-Day Tour can is suitable for fit, strong intermediate or better skiers with previous backcountry off-piste powder & mixed snow conditions experience. Participants need to bring their own ski boots but are provided with all avalanche safety gear (airbag, shovel, shovel, probe & beacon) and high performance freeride skis. Snowboarders should bring their own board.

Lodge & Helipad Location

The Sóti Lodge and helipad are co-located near Fljot on the north-western side of the Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland. Return transfers from Akureyri, Keflavik International Airport & Reyjavik are included in the tour. The closest major airport is Akureyri, 1¾ to 2¼hr drive away. Keflavik airport or Reykjavik city centre are 5hr drive time to Soti Lodge. Note that flights to Reykjavik from international origins land at Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport (KEF).

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

Typical Itinerary for Summit Heliskiing Multi-day Tours

ARRIVAL DAY: Transfer to Sóti Lodge

Your tour begins with a pick-up at your nominated airport or Reykjavik hotel and travel to the Soti Lodge on the Troll Peninsula. After a quick meet & greet, there will be a gear check, distribution of skis and avalanche safety equipment, plus a full safety briefing. Dinner will follow.

Meals included: Dinner

DAYS 1 to 3 / 1 to 4: Heli Ski Days

Each ski day will begin slowly with a buffet breakfast and an optional stretching session, followed morning briefing at 9am with your guide. The helicopter will depart at 11am from the lodge helipad. In the early afternoon, a tasty lunch will be eaten on a mountain peak or beach, then skiing will continue until the flight time, the day light, and/or the skiers are exhausted! After some apres ski snacks and drinks, guests can relax in the hot pools before a delicious 3-course dinner in the lodge restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day

Whilst your guides will consider the prevailing weather & snow conditions when deciding where to go each day, there are a number of routes that guests can nominate to undertake each day.Your guides set the pace and rhythm of the ski program so that everyone enjoys it to the fullest.

Sigló 360°

The Sigló 360° trip will take you around the peaks at Sigló, including The Horse, Priest’s Peak and Tempest Peak. On this tour the aim is for more ski-time and less fly-time.

V Valley Trip

Ski five different valleys on the same day. On the V valley trip the group will go skiing in five different valleys, located centrally on the peninsula. Troll Peninsula has plenty of beautiful valleys and your guide will pick the five best locations for each trip.

Three Fjord Trip

Ski three different fjords on the same day. The Three Fjord trip includes skiing in Siglufjörður, Héðinsfjörður and Ólafsfjörður, three of the best-known fjords on the Troll Peninsula.

From Summit to Sea

Ski from the mountaintops, all the way down to the seashore. You will be able to chase powder lines all day that go all the way to the shoreline, as many of the mountains in the north plunge down to the sea with almost no coastline in between. When skiing down these mountains, you can’t go any further than the sea, so we’ll stop there! At the end of the day there will be a beer and barbecue on the beach.

Advanced routes (additional fees apply)

Gold Coast Exploration

Fly across the long and narrow Eyjafjörður to explore some new lines at Látraströnd, known as the Gold Coast! The somewhat longer flying time will be made well worth it, as we ski down powdery slopes turned golden in the northern sun.

The Troll Ronda

This loop runs either clockwise or counterclockwise around the Troll Peninsula mountain range and can easily be accomplished in one day. The Troll Ronda is a circuit that offers the dedicates skier an opportunity to explore the Troll massif on the peninsula in-depth. Guests have countless ways to complete the circuit which cuts across a scenic and beautiful area. On the tour, guests will ski some of the best runs on all sides of the peninsula including Múlakolla in the East, the 1,445m high Dýjafjallshnjúkur (the peninsula’s highest peak) in the South, Ennishnjúkur in the West and Hólsfjall in the North.

FINAL DAY: Afternoon/Evening Departure

After the last day of skiing & adventure, enjoy a final apres ski snack before being transferred to your next location or airport.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Troll Peninsula Heliski Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing
Troll Peninsula Heliskiing Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing
Troll Peninsula Heli-ski Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing

Accommodation & Food

Sóti Lodge

A memorable stay in the heart of Iceland’s adventure zone, the Hotel Sóti Lodge helps to comfortably fulfill your dream of a North Iceland heliskiing adventure! Soti Lodge offers stylish, premium accommodation at Fljótin on the northwestern side of the Troll Peninsula, close to the picturesque town of Siglufjörður. The hotel has seven rooms and can accommodate up to 15 guests, however only 8 guests are taken during any heliski tour. All rooms have private bathrooms with a shower. The dining area and lounge have stunning views in all directions and offer a wonderful setting for relaxation and companionship. Tour prices include all meals: breakfast buffet, gourmet packed lunch, après ski snacks and a three course dinner. In addition, access to the Barðslaug swimming pool next door is included in the price of the tour, so guests have a wonderful opportunity for relaxing in an authentic rural swimming pool, hot tub & sauna during their stay.

Troll Peninsula Heliski Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing
Solti Lodge complex
Troll Peninsula Heliskiing Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing
Lodge room
Troll Peninsula Heli-ski Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing
Aurora borealis

Food

At Sóti Lodge, guests are served breakfast and dinner in the lodge restaurant, with specially prepared lunches provided for whilst heliskiing out in the mountains. The breakfast buffet provides the necessary energy for a day of adventure in the Troll Peninsula, while a full service, three course dinner wraps up the day perfectly. After every heliski day, après ski snacks are provided at the lodge bar free of charge.

Four important principles guide the menu at Soti Lodge: wholesome country cuisine, based on seasonality, sourced from local providers, and served with passion & pride. The Lodge staff aim to project their pride in their heritage into the food they offer. The presentation is enticing yet unpretentious, the service personal yet professional. They want you to enjoy every minute of your stay with them. Proud of the strong roots the Fljót region has in agriculture and fishing, they source lamb locally, and obtain the many marine delicacies from local fishermen in nearby Siglufjörður and Hofsós villages.

Troll Peninsula Heliski Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing
Dinner course
Troll Peninsula Heliskiing Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing
Soti Lodge
Troll Peninsula Heli-ski Multi-Day Tour, Summit Heliskiing
Ensuite bathroom

Rates & Inclusions

Rates

3-Day Heliskiing Package (3 days heliskiing, accom, all meals, guide, transfers & more): ISK825.000 or US$6345

4-Day Heliskiing Package (4 days heliskiing, accom, all meals, guide, transfers & more): ISK1.100.000 or US$8390

Private Heliskiing Trip: Price on request

Inclusions
  • GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKIING: 2 full days skiing
  • ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights at Sóti Lodge (double occupancy)
  • MEALS: All meals & non-alcoholic drinks (from arrival day welcome dinner to departure day après ski snacks)
  • TRANSFERS: Return transfers from Keflavik International Airport, Reykjavik or Akureyri <--> Sóti Lodge
  • GUIDES: Experienced backcountry ski guide
  • SKIS & BINDINGS: Skis and bindings - high performance Blizzard freeride skis
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT & BRIEFINGS: Avalanche safety equipment (backpack w/air system, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe)
  • SMALL GROUP: Maximum 8 guests (2 x heli ski groups)
  • AURORA BOREALIS: Northern Lights viewing (atmospheric conditions dependent)
  • SPA: Exclusive access to Barðslaug geothermal pool (a few steps from the lodge), flotation sessions, hot tub and sauna
Add-ons
  • EXTRA FLIGHT TIME: Price on request
  • ALCOHOLIC DRINKS: Available at bar prices
  • SINGLE ROOM: Price on request
Not Included

Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, Summit Heliskiing, at the time of booking, and including, but not limited to the T&Cs listed below. Any contractual arrangements as a result of a booking enquiry are directly with the tour operator and is subject to their terms and conditions.

Cancellation Policy & Refund Protocol

In case of tour cancellations:
- 100 % refund if the tour is canceled due to disease control decisions or COVID-19 infection;
- 80 % refund if the tour is canceled with more than 7-day notice;
- 50 % refund if the tour is canceled with more than 72-hour notice;
- No refund if the tour is canceled with less than 72-hour notice.

If the trip is canceled due to weather you have these options:
- Full refund;
- Tour moved to another date;
- Tour itinerary is adapted to weather conditions.