The fleet is made out of the most modern and meticulously maintained helicopters on the market and consist of Ecureuil Astar AS350B2 & AS-350B3 (A-Star's). The pilots are trained to the highest standards, experienced, multi-lingual and friendly with a vast knowledge of Iceland's spectacular nature. The pilots are specialised in flying in the arctic environment, especially in the Tröllaskagi area. The safety and comfort of our customers is always their main priority as well as providing them with an enjoyable experience they will never forget.

Helicopter Time

At Viking Heliskiing we only charge the minutes the helicopter is in the air. That way you get more skiing for the money you spend. Your time is measured by the Hobbs meter. When the pilot raises the collective lever, the Hobbs meter starts running. Raising the collectives alters the pitch of the rotor blades simultanously causing the helicopter to climb. This is when your time starts. When the helicopter has landed the time stops, although the blades are spinnig. Your helicopter time is not spent on fueling, loading or unloading. We promise that our guides will make sure that your heli time is used in the best way possible for our guests. To reach the best terrain sometimes our pilots have to do a toe in landing. A toe in landing means that only the front skids on the heli touch the snow while you step out of the heli. That means that the collective lever is raised and your Hobbs meter is still running.
We estimate to use 1 hour and 15 minutes on helicopter time a day per group. Do note that in our Special package we estimate that the flight time will be done before the last day, giving our guest the option to buy more runsfor the last day, do other activities or simply relax at the lodge before traveling back home.
If your flight time is over but you want to continue to ski or snowboard, then you can always buy extra runs for 640 euros devided by the guests in the helicopter. 

 

Helicopter 1
Helicopter 2
Helicopter 3

 

Our Pilots

Nicola SchenkerNicola Schenker

Nicola is a helicopter pilot from Switzerland. Since he was a little boy, he was dreaming of flying. Nicola startet his flying career in 2010 in the United States and worked as a Flight Instructor and Commercial Pilot. Like his colleague Christian he was working as well in Iraq for the Special Forces and Air Ambulance service in the mountainous terrain, before he ended up in the breathtaking country of Island. He is happily married to his beautiful wife Flurina and loves spending time with her and his cute daughter Joana. Besides flying you can always find him on the lake fishing fresh trouts or skiing in the mountains of the Troll Penisula.

 

Christian NeunerChristian Neuner

Christian is a helicopter pilot originally from Germany! Over the last years he has gained experience in flying in different countries. His flying career started years ago in the US, first as a certified flight instructor and after that as a commercial helicopter pilot in different parts of the US. After that his helicopter career took him into Iraq for about one year, he was flying there different missions for security forces until he finally ended up in some colder air in Iceland as a Heli-Skiing pilot for Viking Heliskiing. When not up in the air in Iceland, Chris can be found in the mountains around his home in Bavaria, doing hiking, biking as well as skiing.

 

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Address: Þverá in Ólafsfjordur
Tel: +354 846-1674
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