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Ski Day Six, Skalafell, Pingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss

Arctic Heli Skiing in Iceland
Living a dream come true.

I was very fortunate to be the winner of Arctic Heli Skiing’s Lucky Leap Year Giveaway. The prize was a 4 Day Classic Heli Skiing Package. Besides amazing heli skiing, the package also included lodging at Klængshóll Lodge (true luxury in a rustic setting), all meals (delicious gourmet food prepared by a full-time chef), morning Yoga classes, full use of Lodge Spa facilities, as well as complimentary beer! Included in the many beer choices are a light and a dark beer with Arctic Heli Skiing’s private label made by a local brewery.

Some people may say that getting there is half the fun. I wouldn’t say this about a seven hour overnight flight to Iceland, but riding up in a helicopter for each scenic ski run to more untracked powder comes close.

I had a full day to explore Iceland some more. I noticed that Skalafell Ski Resort was on the way to Pingvellir National Park and other sites. The also offered lift tickets by the hour, so I was able to ski for an hour along the way.

Looking up at Skalafell from the base
Skalafell

Skalafell views
Skalafell
Pingvellir
From here you can see Pingvallavatn Lake and Pingvellir National Park.

Video from skiing Skalafell
 

Next stop, Pingvellir National Park.
The Pingvellir National Park Visitor's Center has a hiking trail. Here you can see signs of previous volcanic activity.
Pingvellir

Then on to Geysir
Geysir
Check out the patchskiing possibilities.

Geysir video


I saw many horses along the drive.
This horse was very friendly


On to Gullfoss.
Two views
Gullfoss
Gullfoss

From one waterfall to another.
On the way to Seljalandsfoss I saw a rainbow


Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall that you can walk under
Seljalandsfoss

Video of Seljalandsfoss from three angles


After all of that driving I needed to fill up with gas the next day. The gas station I stopped at also had a little restaurant. I was surprised to see a name for their burger special that was so close to home.
El Reno

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