Geothermal Helicopter Tour

Geothermal Helicopter Tour
Some hot pools are suitable for bathing in Iceland, others are simply too hot.
Having landed on a mountain summit, you will be privy to some spectacular panoramic views.
Iceland's geothermal energy is the main reason why the country is a forefront of renewable power.
Iceland's geothermal areas are instantly recognisable given the rising columns of steam.
A geothermal plant beside þingvallavatn ('Lake of Parliament.')
Your pilot/guide will make sure to detail you in on the many exciting sites you will be visiting.
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Enjoy Iceland’s fascinating geothermal sights from the sky with this unique and exhilarating helicopter tour. If you are intrigued by Iceland’s mysterious subterranean forces, its spectacular nature, and if you love adventure, this excursion should not be missed.

You will meet your friendly, experienced pilot and guide by Reykjavík’s Domestic Airport, who will outline your itinerary when in the air; following that, you will be led to the helicopter, hop in, and prepare for take-off.

Watching the colourful tin roofs and iconic sites of Reykjavík shrink beneath you is a magical and awe-inspiring experience. You will enjoy the spectacular cityscapes with views of Hallgrímskirkja Church and Harpa Concert Hall before soaring off to the Hengill region, a place of raw lava fields, steaming hot springs and vents, beautifully coloured mountains, power plants and ominous craters.

At one of the many geothermal areas, you will make a landing and disembark; you can be guaranteed that there will be no other soul in sight, other than the people who joined you on the helicopter. Here, you can enjoy stunning vistas, witness the tumultuous forces at work beneath the surface of the earth, and take as many photos as your camera can hold. 

Once you have soaked up the beauty of the area, you will hop back into the helicopter and take to the skies once more. Your pilot will make sure you take a spectacular return route, over the incredible mountains, valleys and lava fields of Iceland’s south-west, before heading back to the capital.

After a few more cityscape views, you will land back at the Domestic Airport. No doubt, the past hour will stand out as one of the highlights of your holiday to Iceland, and the memories you made and photos you took will last for life.

Witness Iceland’s geothermal activity from the sky by securing your spot on this incredible tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Helicopter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Hengill, Nesjavallavirkjun, The Geothermal Energy Exhibition
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible.

East side of Reykjavík Airport, (behind Icelandair Hotel Natura)
We will be in touch with you through email as soon as possible to give you an exact starting time of your tour. If by any chance you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, please contact us through or call (+354) 562 2500 at any time.
  • A 50-60 minute helicopter tour

  • One Landing

  • Pilot / Guide

  • Lunch and Dinner

  • Pickup (meet on location)

What to bring:
  • Warm Clothes

  • Good Shoes

  • Your Camera

Good to know:

Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The operation is located behind Icelandair Hotel Natura on the East side of the Reykjavík Domestic Aiport, a short 5-minute drive from the city centre.

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It has been an amazing experience! We landed on a geothermal active field and flew over a few volcanic craters. It has been very interesting also to see the lava fields from above and all the colors of the lava rocks and minerals! Gre experience, the pilot was informative and we had a great time! Definitely recommended when in Iceland.
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It was such an amazing Tour. The View was incredible. I saw some craters, volcanos, waterfalls, valleys and mountains. You should do this if you have time in iceland.
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I would do this trip again in a heartbeat. It's an amazing and beautiful way to see the countryside.
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