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  Iceland, April 1, 2016
Ski Day Four, Tour on Lower Horse Run

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.

After three bluebird days of heli skiing a storm rolled in overnight. Wicked winds were blowing a dusting of snow. Visibility was poor at best. Flying up would be replaced with skinning up. I would get to earn my turns to start my 150th consecutive month skiing. Unforgettable fun.

I'm happy after skinning up

Video of skiing Lower Horse Run:

After skiing we went on another tour, this time to a fish factory.

The owner with a cod eyeball

Me too

After a lunch of fish stew, we went on another tour, this time to the Aviation Museum in Akureyri.
Here is helicopter from the Iceland Coast Guard

A memorable day that made me want to stay.

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