Heli Basecamping

Riding level
intermediate, advanced
Group size
1 — 6
8 hours per day
F338, Iceland

The Empire

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------- Dates 2017 ------- 

1st Feb - 6th Feb 
1st Mar - 6th Mar 
1st Apr - 6th Apr 
1st May - 6th May

Iceland is one of most active land masses on the planet, With constant volcanic eruptions and shifting glaciated terrain, it has developed one of the most unique eco systems on the planet, representative of the start of life on earth. 

There are only a few ways to fully appreciate this, The Empire has teamed up with Norðurflug Helicopters to offer a combo experience of a lifetime. You will take off from Reykjavik Heli Port and immediately start to see things from a different perspective. The helicopter won't take a direct route to your destination but through some of the most incredible landscape on the planet. Starting with Þingvellir where two tectonic plates are still constantly shifting apart, to the iconic Skaldbreið where one massive eruption caused a shield like mountain to be formed and lava fields all the way to the base. Langjōkull glacier is next on the flight path where you can see one of the largest icecaps of Europe and all of its glacier tongues still flowing and calving its way through the land. A landing will be in a remote destination that only helicopter can access before heading to one of Iceland´s most active geothermal areas. There will be a significant vertical shift in the landscape as you approach some of the largest highland mountains. 

In the middle of the wilderness at the base of the mountains you will begin to see your goal, a remote basecamp will have been set up at an optimal location for split touring. Your guide will show you around this amazing volcano handpicking some of the most isolated lines for you to enjoy with your crew. Our custom made 4 season expedition tents have been made to withstand the harshest weather but also offer a level of comfort and functionality second to none. 

During the evenings between January to March its possible to witness the Aurora Borealis lighting up the sky, April and May the days will be longer and the Midnight Sun ever approaching. 4 Days later the same helicopter will be there to pick you up, give you a circumnavigation of the mountains you just scaled and take you back to Reykjavik via some of Iceland's Natural Wonders. One night in Reykjavik will allow you to digest the adventure of a life time along side your expedition team and of course a few Icelandic beers. 

Expedition Itinerary

Day 1 Packing at Arctic Extreme garage in Keflavik Drive into Reykjavik for expedition briefing and dinner.

Accommodation: Bus Hostel - Reykjavik.

Day 2 Leave early morning to Reykjavik airport. There we will load the helicopter that will bring us to the mighty Kerlingarfjöll. At the destination the base-camp will already be set up. The day will go into scouting lines and exploring the area. Dinner out of The Empire snow kitchen.

Accommodation: The Empire Expedition tents

Day 3 Going deeper into the Kerlingarfjöll mountain range, we will split-board and ride the geothermal mountain range. Lunch in the wild. Dinner out of The Empire snow kitchen.

Accommodation: The Empire Expedition tents

Day 4 The last full day of riding will be spent hitting the bigger lines that have been spotted the days before, Lunch will be served in the wild and a traditional Icelandic dinner will complement the majestic mountains surrounding you.

Accommodation: The Empire Expedition tents

Day 5 Wake up early for one last line and packing your gear. After lunch the Helicopter will arrive for an amazing heli-tour of the surrounding area, where you get to see where have been riding and highlights of the South West of Iceland. Dinner in a Reykjavik restaurant and the famous night life to follow if desired.

Accommodation: Bus Hostel

Day 6 Transportation to Flights included. Please inform us of your flight details ASAP.

Flight: Keflavik Airport


  •  Helicopter
  •  Splitboarding
  •  Exploration
  •  Geo Thermal Activity
  •  Northern Lights
  •  Hot Springs
  •  Winter Basecamping
  •  Wilderness travel

Method of Transport

  • Helicopter 
  • Splitboard


Bus Hostel (Private Group Dorm) 
The Empire Expedition Tents (4 Season, 3 man Tents. Custom Built NIGOR - Spix )

Other Considerations

Includes: Airport transfer to accommodation / All Helicopter Transport / All Accommodation and All Food on Expedition / Icelandic Mountain Guide / SAR Insurance / Avalanche refreshment course. 

A range of Nitro Snowboards/Splitboards will be available for testing throughout the trip although if you intend to use our boards for the entire expedition please let us know so we have the right size available.

The Empire

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