ABISKO, NIEHKU (SWEDEN)

Base elevation: 385m
Highest point: 1900m

Long. run: 1200vm
Area: 900 sq. km

Season: March. – May
Terrain: Glacier, Alpine

Group size Heliski: 5 pat.
Group size Freeride: 5 pat.

International Airport:
Kiruna KRN

ABISKO NIEHKU SWEDEN HELISKIING FREERIDE

Freeride and Heliski nearby the Arctic Circle in the far north of Sweden. The Abisko Mountain Lodge and the Niehku Mountain Villa, our bases, are situated 300 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. The heliski areas are located in the mountains between Abisko, Riksgräensen and Kebnekaise – Sweden’s highest mountain; it offers countless runs in an unforgettable landscape. The atmosphere, the landscape, the light and, last but not least, the great ambience make this destination unforgettable.

Travel Packages Sweden

SEMI-PRIVATE HELISKI 3 OR 4 SKI DAYS, Sweden

SEMI-PRIVATE HELISKI 3 OR 4 SKI DAYS, Sweden

SEMI-PRIVATE HELISKI WEEK, Sweden

SEMI-PRIVATE HELISKI WEEK, Sweden

GALLERY HELISKIING SWEDEN

Frequently Asked Questions

Where in Sweden is Heliskiing and Freeriding possible?

When severe winter still dominates in March and April in the high north of Sweden and when best conditions of powder snow are likely, Alpine skier normally deal with corn snow. Our base, the Abisko Mountain Lodge, is situated almost 300 kilometres north from the Polar Circle and 100 kilometres west from the Swedish village Kiruna. Our heliski area is located in the mountains between Abisko, Riksgränsen and Kebnekaise – the highest mountain in Sweden. It offers uncountable runs with 500 to 1200vm and does not leave any wishes unconsidered. The unique landscape around Abisko will capture your heart for sure. The atmosphere, landscape, the light and, last but not least, the great ambience will make this destination unforgettable.

What requirements does Heliskiing have? How skilled should I be at skiing or snowboarding?

Trust your skills

To participate in our skiing and heliskiing trips, you should bring some preconditions regarding the skiing skills. Many skiers and snowboarders are insecure, weather they are good enough to fulfill the requirements. Surely you should bring some experience in skiing or snowboarding to do heliskiing, but you do not need to be a pro to enjoy a nice heliski adventure. Thanks to today’s ski-technique with the wider and lighter ski and thanks to the varied, versatile and gently terrain, there a plenty of possibilities to heliski. You should consider that each trip individually places both physical and technical demands on the participants. You will find detailed information on this issue in the respective PDF of each event.

Your find more information to the topic –Requirements for heliskiing- here: Requirements for Heliskiing and Heli Boarding

Why should I book with Heliguides?

Good reasons for Heli Guides

We are specialized in heliskiing, trust on good partners and guides that are familiar with the region. Therefore, we offer a maximum level of flexibility and individuality. Our destinations around the world are specifically selected and offer plenty of powder fun for individual travelers or small groups, an incredible variety of areas and unique accommodation.

When is the best time of the year for Heliskiing in Sweden?

Thanks of the location from Abisko, Riksgränsen and Narvik, 300km north from the Polar Circle, severe winter still dominates in March and April. With ideal powder snow and good conditions of firn it is the perfect spot for this time of the year.

How safe is Heliskiing?

Safety first

The health and well-being of our customers has the utmost importance during our heliskiing and skiing trips. Our partners have many years of experience. Weather and snow conditions are permanently observed and analyzed. You will benefit from our know-how, our knowledge about the area and from a maximum of individuality and flexibility. Experienced guides choose the best descents – due to snow conditions and your skills.

Information about Covid-19

Dear friends and heliskiing fans,

all over the world the Corona situation is very tense and as we know the virus had spread rapidly also in Italy.

However, the good news is that heliskiing is possible at our spots and we are allowed to operate our tours there, even though some of the ski areas are still closed.

Your safety is important to us. That’s why we have prepared a comprehensive hygiene and safety concept.

The Italian government has initiated a variety of measures to prevent the further spread of the Corona virus.

What applies if you have booked a heliskiing tour with us and you are arriving from abroad?

Please read this short summary*:

Who is allowed to enter Italy?

  • The Italian government has grouped countries into several lists that have different restrictions.
  • Most of our guests come from countries that are listed in List C, This list includes, for example: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Sweden, and Luxembourg. Entry into Italy from these countries is generally possible.
    An overview of all lists and the country classifications can be found here.resp.here.

What do you have to consider when you arrive from a country that is listed in list C?

  1. Traveling to/from these countries is allowed without the need to certify the motivation for the trip.
  2. You must undergo a molecular or antigenic test, within 48 hours prior to entry.
  3. You have to fill-in and to carry the required self-declaration.
    You can download the self-declaration here.
  4. The local health authority must be informed. about your stay. Please provide your arrival and departure times. We’ll be happy to inform the corresponding health authority of your stay.
    Here you will find an overview of the contact details of the health authorities.
  5. Carry a facial mask with you when you leave your room / apartment

Self-isolation is not necessary as long as the Corona test is negative, and the above points are followed.

A summary of the requirements when arriving from a List C country can be found here.

What do the colors mean that the Italian regions are divided into?

  • Italy has divided its regions into colors, depending on the current corona situation. Yellow stands for a normal security risk, orange for a medium to high security risk and red for the highest security risk.
  • Currently we run our heliskiing tours in Aosta Valley (Courmayeur, etc.) and in the Lobardy (Madesimo, etc. exception: Livigno). Both regions have been classified as yellow zones.
A summary of the requirements when arriving from a List C country can be found here.
  • Currently we run our heliskiing tours in Aosta Valley (Courmayeur, etc.) only, which has been classified as an orange zone.

  • What does yellow zone mean?

    • Curfew from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.
    • Traveling from one region/community to another is only possible for urgent reasons evidenced by an internal self-declaration.
    • You can consume food and drinks in restaurants, pizzerias, bars and from catering providers. Take away is allowed until 10:00 pm; delivery services are unlimited available.
    • Heliskiing is possible within the region area.A detailed overview of the specifications in a yellow zone can be found here.What do you have to consider if you travel by car via Switzerland or Austria?

        Transit through Switzerland
      • Entry from a Schengen country for the purpose of passing on to another Schengen country is possible for all persons in general. For persons coming from a non-Schengen country, special regulations apply in some cases.An overview of transit through Switzerland can be found here.
      • Transit through Austria
      • - Currently, transit passengers or persons passing through Austria without a stopover may enter (or re-enter) Austria without restrictions. For stopovers in Austria, stricter regulations apply. An overview of transit in Austria can be found here.

    * Despite the greatest possible care, we cannot guarantee the listed points above. Please get additional information from other sources.

    Since the regulations of the home countries, regions, residential districts, and cities are unfortunately not uniform, we would like to ask you to inform yourself if and which regulations apply when you return to your home country after your heliskiing tour.

    We’re happy to help you for further assistance.

    Prevention measures in heliski operation