Obviously, we think the best thing to do in Iceland is visit us at Summit Heliskiing for the downhill experience of a lifetime. But, we get it. Iceland is far away and the north can be tricky to get to, so if you’re coming all this way, you probably want to spend a bit of time here and really make the most of it!
Wait, there’s more?
There sure is!
So, you’ve booked your experience with us – maybe a four-day pure-heliski adventure, or just a ‘flying’ visit on a heli-touring getaway. You know this is going to be amazing, because you’ll have one of our phenomenal guides, and you’re staying at the lovely Sóti Lodge, full-board with all the bells and whistles. Now, what else will you get up to whilst you’re in the area?
Catch some waves
Although we’re all about that fluffy white water, north Iceland also has some incredible surf spots for cold-water enthusiasts. Sure, you’ll need to wrap up a bit warmer than you would in, say, Portugal, but it’s totally worth it. The Troll peninsula catches some excellent breaks, and through the spring time, swells are often pretty consistent. Alongside lengthening days, great light and progressively warmer weather, what’s not to love?
Don’t believe us? Take a look at Under an Arctic Sky, the surf film set right here in our back yard.
And if surfing’s not your thing, but you do want to get out on the water, why not try a kayaking or paddleboarding experience with the team at Sigló Sea?
Embrace your inner cowboy
Riding an Icelandic horse is possibly the most Icelandic thing you can do (other than hanging out in a hot tub). And you’re in luck! Possibly the best horse riding experience in Iceland happens right opposite Sóti Lodge, over at Langhús Farm.
The team at Langhús are phenomenal, offering personalised experience for every rider. Whether you’ve never sat on a horse before or are a seasoned pro, you’re guaranteed to enjoy tölting around the countryside with your noble steed. The Icelandic horses are a unique breed, with various fascinating adaptations to the local climate. They’re also incredibly culturally important, both historically and still today, so whilst you’re in the area, why not give it a try?
If horses aren’t your thing, but other animals are, have you considered going husky hiking with the team at Go Husky?
Just take it easy
Heliskiing or snowboarding can take a toll even on well-trained muscles. And although we offer plenty of opportunities to relax at our on-site pool with sauna and hot tub, sometimes you just need that little bit of extra time to recover. On those days, the Forest Lagoon in Akureyri will sort you right out. Take some time to float the aches away, and enjoy a beer (or a slushie!) whilst you’re there.
Hidden gems at every turn
North Iceland, and especially the Troll Peninsula, sees far fewer visitors yearly than the famous South Coast or Golden Circle. But honestly – that’s what we love about it. And since you’ve already decided to ski with us, we’re more than happy to recommend places and activities to really round out your holiday here in this magical corner of the country.