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Geothermal Adventure Helicopter Tour

Geothermal Adventure Helicopter Tour
The geothermal area surrounding the active Hengill Volcano in Iceland is both colourful and scenic.
The area around Hengill Volcano in Iceland is dotted with hot springs and fumaroles.
The geothermal area surrounding Hengill the active volcano is a vital source of energy for South Iceland.
Visiting an active volcano on a helicopter is a truly unique experience.
Reykjavík Domestic Airport marks the spot where most helicopter tours around Iceland begin.
Taking to the air in a helicopter to witness Iceland from above is a feeling like none other.

Turn up the heat with this incredible geothermal adventure of the skies, where you'll be flying to the active volcano Mt. Hengill on a helicopter. If you wish to witness Iceland's other-worldly landscapes from above, this excursion is tailor-made for you. 

You will begin by making your way to Reykjavík Domestic Airport, close to the capital's city centre. Here, you will be introduced to your friendly and highly experienced pilot, who will run through the tour itinerary and show you Mount Hengill's destination on the map. The highest concern on this tour is guest safety and comfort, and rest assured that you be flying in a perfectly maintained and modern helicopter. 

When everyone is ready, it's time to step out onto the tarmac and begin your expedition. Nothing can quite describe that feeling of surging adrenaline as the helicopter's rotors begin to stir overhead, and you will feel an enormous sense of freedom as your pilot lifts off into the open sky.

Mount Hengill is only a few miles east of Reykjavík, with an area characterised by fumaroles and steaming hot springs. On the way, you will experience a unique aerial perspective of the surrounding landscapes; table-top mountains, lava plateaus, the glimmering Atlantic Ocean. Your pilot will be sure to point out areas of interest throughout your flight. 

Finally, you will arrive at Mount Hengill and have your first chance to spot the powerful geothermal activity currently underway in the region. This incredible scenery is where the helicopter will land and you can explore the surrounding area on foot. Boiling hot pools permeate the landscape, and hot steam vents pour from the open ground.

Your pilot will teach you about how Icelanders have harvested this incredible geothermal energy, pointing out the nearby geothermal plants. When the exploration is over, it will be time for a supremely peaceful flight back to Reykjavík, enjoying the sweeping cityscape as you conclude your adventure of the skies.

So don't delay, book this brilliant helicopter tour to one of the most geothermally active mountains in the whole of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Dec.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Helicopter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Hengill, Þingvellir, Nesjavellir, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible.

Reykjavík domestic airport - Hangar 6

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • English guide

  • One hour helicopter tour

  • Meals

  • Pickup (meet on location)

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Good shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

Please note that this tour is weather dependent. In case of extreme conditions, the route of the tour might be altered or an activity cancelled. If your tour is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees