Viking Heli Skiing

Iceland

First descents, jaw-dropping beauty, exciting cultural adventures, and more, in the wild north of Iceland!

Guides

The Viking Heliskiing Guides

Björgvin Björgvinsson, AMSG

Bjorgvin is one of two founders and owners of Viking Heliskiing. He is a former skiracer with the Icelandic national team. He participated in three Olympic games, six World Championships, winner of the Junior WC in Chamonix 1998, three times Oceania Champion, raced in many World Cup's and over 30 times winner of the Icelandic Championship. Björgvin turned his focus on freeriding after his career as a ski racer. When Björgvin is not in the slopes, he loves to go sea hunting for black birds in the Arctic Ocean.

 

Jóhann Haukur Hafstein, AMSG

Jóhann is one of two founders and owners of Viking Heliskiing. He is a former skiracer with the Icelandic national team. He went to the Olympic games in Nagano in 1998 and participated in a couple of World Cup's with the Icelandic Team. Since he gave up skiracing, Jóhann has focused on freeriding and backcountry skiing. He has skied all over the world, both in skiracing and off-piste skiing. When not in the mountains, Jóhann loves to go horseback riding and hunting.

 

Hans Petter Buraas

Olympic Gold medalist

Hans Petter Buraas is a Norwegian Alpine skier. He won the slalom gold medal at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano. He raced 10 seasons in the World Cup, obtained one victory in a World Cup competition and many World Cup podiums. There is no need to say more about Hans Petter – one of the greatest alpine skier.

 

Pelle Onol Lång UIAGM/IFMGA

Pelle Lang is the owner and founder of the Skiers Lodge in La Grave, France. Pelle has over 30 years experience in off-piste skiing in Chamonix and La Grave, France, Alaska-Valdez, Canada, USA, Russia, Italy, India and in the north of Sweden and Norway. He is a fully qualified IFMGA mountain guide with the French Brevet d´État d´Alpinisme, Diplome de Guide de Haute Montagne, Pisteur-SLAO, Pro Am mogul racer, Nordic ski extreme racer. Winner of the Derby de la Meije ind/team.

 

Tyler Jones UIAGM/IFMGA

Tyler has achieved his full guide certification in the disciplines of Ski, Rock and Alpine. This currently makes him the youngest American internationally recognized as UIAGM/IFMGA licensed guide through the American Mountain Guides Association. Tyler has been on thirteen expeditions to the Alaska Range, including solo trips, several notable ski descents, and an ascent of the Cassin Ridge. He has also skied first descents on Mt. Shakara in the Republic of Georgia, climbed the Nose of El Capitan (Yosemite) in a day, and spent several ice seasons in the Canadian Rockies.

 

Daniel Coquoz, UIAGM

Daniel is a 32 years old UIAGM Licensed Guide from Verbier in Switzerland. He has been ski guiding for many years in Verbier and other places in Europe. Of course his favourite discipline is off-piste skiing but he also likes guiding ice climbing and canoeing. Daniel is passionate about guiding in extreme conditions and has for the last years worked independently as a mountain guide, all year round.

 

Stefan Kreuzer, ACMG/ASG

Stefan is a very experienced and professional mountain ski guide with over 25 years in the ski industry. He has been working as an instructor and examiner for the Canadian Ski Guide Association since 2007 and is a professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. He has been a lead guide for Snowwater Heli-Skiing, Valhalla Powder Cats, Nelson, BC and a Senior Ski Guide with Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, Blue River, BC.

Antoine Darbellay, UIAGM

Antonie is a mountain guide from Verbier in Switzerland. He has been skiing and guiding in several European countries, e.g. in Switzerland, France and Italy. Antonie has experience both as a mountain guide and heli-ski guide.