a letter from your guide

Steve Banks, Director of Mountain Guide Operations

Heli-skiing in Iceland is an unforgettable experience. Long descents over the North Atlantic Ocean are punctuated by never ending sunsets. Limitless terrain ignites new exploration in even the most seasoned of skiers. Long daylight hours allow us to choose the best time of day to ski given the weather and snow conditions. Early season and stormy periods equal powder skiing in a maritime climate, while long sunny days transition the snow into perfect corn skiing. Skiing, however, is just part of the Icelandic adventure. Sea kayaking in the fjords, riding the famed Icelandic horses, whale watching, puffin chasing, surfing, and exploring the unique volcanic terrain of the world’s youngest land mass are also on tap. And the fact that hot springs are around nearly every corner make Deplar Farm a bucket-list destination.

What will your trip look like?

Runs average 915 vertical feet. Huge couloirs and vast valleys scream for first tracks, and with Iceland’s unique weather and long days, you can ski through dinner. Massages back at Deplar are a must, as you’ll want to push your ski legs to max output. No-fly weather doesn’t mean it’s a down day. Our guides can take you cat skiing or hot-spring hopping.

day 1

Ride the sweeping valleys surrounding Deplar Farm. Terrain has warm-up runs on all aspects, allowing you to discover Icelandic helicopter skiing and get a full sense of what to expect in the coming days. Head back to the lodge for a recovery massage in our expansive spa.

day 2

The ocean views that run to the north are screen-saver worthy. Spend the day zig-zagging through fjords and valleys with constant views of the cobalt-blue North Atlantic Ocean. Back at the lodge, experience sensory deprivation in our i-Sopod flotation tanks.

day 3

Head south. Today you dive deep into the heart of the Troll Peninsula. The mountains here are slightly taller and sprinkled with pocket glaciers that keep the snow cold and fresh. You won’t see any signs of civilization, just untouched runs, and you might even snag some first descents.

day 4

Perfect your end game in style. Ski big, bold runs and narrow technical chutes en route to the airport. Finish on the tarmac, where you switch from helicopter to fixed wing and depart the Troll Peninsula.

packing list

  • Helmet
  • Warm ski hat, baseball hat
  • Goggles (high and low-light lenses)
  • Sunglasses
  • Outerwear (ski jacket and pants)
  • Ski boots
  • Ski socks
  • Gloves or mittens (heavy and lightweight pair)
  • Warm layers for top and bottom: capilene, wool, fleece
  • Bathing suit (you might just find hot springs while skiing!)
  • Avalanche safety gear will be provided to you

no down days

Visit Deplar Farm