Viking Heli Skiing

Iceland

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

Amenities & Activities

A sample of adventures Viking Heli-Skiing offers

Sea Hunting and sea Angling

After a great day Heli-skiing in the beautiful Arctic mountain in Trollaskagi Peninsula we take our boat from Siglufjörður or Ólafsfjörður harbors and go duck and black bird hunting by the coastline of the Tröllaskagi peninsula. We take fishing rods along as well for sea angling and fish for cod, haddock, coal fish, whiting, red fish, catfish, dab, rough dab, plaice and halibut if lucky. This is an experience you do not want to miss out on. In the evening our chef will prepare a gourmet dinner out of the catch.

 

Whale watching

The beautiful Eyjafjörður has one of the best whale watching scenes in the world! Our partner Arctic Sea Tours operates a licensed oak passenger boat, built and equipped to meet the strict standards of the Icelandic Maritime Administration. Exploring the the sea life in the North Atlantic is a unique and an unforgettable experience.

 

Mývatn Nature baths

In Mývatn in North Iceland you will find the great Nature baths. The lagoon itself is a man-made construction, the bottom is covered by sand and gravel. The characteristics of the water are unique in many ways. It contains a large amount of minerals, is alkaline and well suited for bathing. The water temperature is about 130°C when it flows into the huge basin beside the lagoon itself and forms an impressive, man-made hot spring. Altogether, the lagoon and the basin contain around 3.5 million litres of water with a temperature of 36 – 40°C.

The inhabitants of the Mývatn region have been enjoying healthy bathing in the hot geothermal springs ever since Iceland was settled by the vikings. There is heat in the earth, hot springs sizzle in the fissures all around and nowhere else in Iceland does such pure steam rise from the earth, free from sulphur vapours or any other pollution.

 

Grettislaug natural pool in the Viking area

After a busy day in the mountains, there is nothing better than flying over to Skagafjörður and relax in the natural pool of Grettislaug. It is named after Grettir "the strong" Ásmundarson after he bathed there in 1031 after swimming from the island Drangey to get firewood. The water in Grettislaug is approximately 40°C. There is something adventurous about taking a dip in one of the historic pools in Iceland. After the bath we fly back to Siglufjörður where our master chef will prepare a delicious dinner.

 

Horseback riding tours

Experience Iceland's unique wilderness on horseback. If there is any energy left in our skiers after a hard day in the mountains, we will go to an old Icelandic horse farm in Eyjafjörður.

The Icelandic horse is a five-gaited breed, famous for its smooth tölt or flying pace. It is known for its sure-footedness, strength and ability to cross rough terrain, as well as its kind nature. The Icelandic horse has served the Icelandic people well throughout the ages ever since the vikings first set foot on Icelandic soil. In recent years, breeding, taming and trading the Icelandic horse is no longer only the main hobby of many Icelanders but has grown into a profitable industry as the horse's qualities and distinctive characteristics has gained popularity amongst horse enthusiasts in northern and central Europe.