Superyacht life & heliski
Antarctica is considered by many as the most inaccessible places on Earth. Only a fortunate few – scientists and explorers in the main – have experienced this continent at first hand, but with Arctic Elements, we can unearth groundbreaking and life-changing experiences for the first time.
Our trips will allow you to experience wilderness of extraordinary beauty and magnificent rawness, where the mountains offer endless options for heli-skiing including the potential for first ascents and descents.
The 7th continent
Heliski areas & helicopters
The 7th continent 65°S. Antarctica remains the only unspoiled continent on our planet. Almost entirely covered in a permanent ice cap that reaches as much as 4776 meters.
The Antarctic peninsula is highly mountainous, its highest peaks rising to about 2800 meters. Notable peaks on the peninsula include Mount Castro, Mount Coman, Mount Gilbert and Mount Jackson, which is the highest point at 3184 meters above sea level.
Depending on which super yacht is used, the helicopter type is then adapted. The helicopters used are mainly twin engine helicopters AS355 and the Messerschmitt Bölkow 105 which also was the first twin engine helicopter in the world.
The greatest adventure of your life
Explore the luxury yachts we offer for these super exclusive trips
The world’s finest vessels
Exploring this spectacular destination by luxury yacht & helicopter offers a truly exclusive and more personalized experience. In addition, superyachts carry an array of expedition tenders and water toys so you can gain access those hard-to-reach inlets, bays and icebergs.
Our vessels are equipped with fully commercial heli-decks, gym & spa and a serious fit-for-purpose toy collection ensures clients get the most out of the untamed landscapes she visits.
Once you are back on board from skiing, relax in sumptuous accommodation, enjoy a soothing treatment in an onboard spa or warm up on deck in the ultra heated jacuzzi. In the evenings, you can relax by the fireplace or watch a movie in the cinema.
LEGEND is originally built in 1974 as a Soviet Icebreaker. Legend was award- winningly re-fitted in both 2015 and 2019 and is now a true expedition yacht, with everything an experiential, adventure traveller could want to discover the far corners of the world in style.
Comfortable in the harshest of environments, she is as at home in the polar regions with a crew experienced in expedition yacht charters, prioritize guest comfort and safety. A fully commercial helideck and a serious fit-for-purpose toy collection ensures that legend's guests get the most out of the untamed landscapes she visits, while her 16-person jacuzzi, cinema room, Balinese spa and gym ensure that they can travel in absolute luxury.
SURI provides the ultimate adventure with uncompromising luxury accommodation for up to 12 guests. There is plenty to do onboard, in the water, and also on land with a diverse range of toys and features including a Jacuzzi, helicopter, sea plane, submarine, dune buggy and hovercraft.
The 63.39m / 208' Conversion expedition 'SuRi' was built in 1978 by Halter Marine and last refitted in 2016. Previously named Fierce Contender her luxurious interior is designed by Jeffrey Botwin and her exterior styling is by Joseph Artese Design.
Suri is an adventure yacht of substantial luxury, featuring many more amenities and space than the average explorer yacht of her length and type. She has expansive deck spaces and a voluminous interior styled to nautical perfection.
The worlds most exclusive ski experience
All heliski expedition trips to Antarctica are completely tailored to our customers' needs & wishes, whereby we pay particular attention to every detail in order to give our clients only the best and most memorable life experience.
The planning of these life changing expeditions can be quite time consuming, due to the type & availability of the resources we incorporate into our luxurious trips. This means that bookings can take up to 1,5 - 2 years from the initial request dates.
Our trips are only offered to closed parties with a maximum of 12 people. The recommended expedition length is between 7-12 days onboard the chartered yacht, with a further 2 nights pre & post expedition in Punta Arenas, Chile or Ushuaia Argentina. The total length of the trip will be between 11-16 days, depending on the length of your expedition time onboard the chartered yacht.
For clarity: You can see an expedition breakdown into those three phases below.
2 night stay in Punta Arenas, Chile or Ushuaia Argentina (Pre-expedition)
7 - 12 days onboard the chartered yacht
2 night stay in Punta Arenas, Chile or Ushuaia Argentina (Post-expedition)
The Antarctica Heliski Expeditions we design are ambitious and hugely innovative. Every itinerary is built from scratch with every possible resource being explored to unlock exclusive and unique opportunities for our clients. We take care of all technical aspects of the expedition and weather permitting, always ensuring that the safety, comfort & well-being of our clients is prioritized to the highest standard.
Prices vary based on expeditions length, chartered yacht and add-ons depending on how adventurous the group is.
The price starts from €1,2 million total for the expedition group, regardless of whether there will be the maximum 12 representatives on your trip, or not.
NOTE: Next available expedition is December 2023.
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