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Reykjavik-Akureyri-Klængshóll Lodge

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.

It felt good to get to sleep at night. (The previous night's overnight flight wasn't the most restful experience.) I was able to explore Reykjavik a bit more before heading further north.

I had the opportunity to visit one of Reykjavik's museums. Here is the biggest attraction at the Phallological Museum from a sperm whale:

I made sure to book a window seat for my flight to Akureyri. Here are some of the views:

Since I arrived early, I had the opportunity to walk into town on a path along the water.

I saw a departing flight

A ship in the harbor

On the shuttle ride to Klængshóll Lodge I noticed that Akureyri has loving traffic lights
Akureyri, Iceland

Here is my room with a view at Klængshóll Lodge:
Klængshóll Lodge View

I enjoyed an Arctic Heli Skiing beer with our delicious gourmet welcome dinner.
Arctic Heli Skiing Iceland Beer
Beer was actually illegal in Iceland from 1915-1989. Tasting the locally brewed Arctic Heli Skiing Iceland beer made me realize that they have caught up in a delicious refreshing way.

It snowed 70 centimeters in the days before I arrived. The forecast was cold and clear for the next few days. I was excited about making my first turns in Iceland the next day.
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