Geothermal Helicopter Tour | Glymur Waterfall & Thingvellir National Park

Geothermal Helicopter Tour | Glymur Waterfall & Thingvellir National Park
From the air, the mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and landscapes of south and west Iceland will be seen in all their glory.
A spectacular river system across black sands leading to the ocean on the southern coastline of Iceland.
Both tectonic plates that frame Þingvellir National Park can be seen from the air on a helicopter tour.
Touchdown on Iceland's south coast, with the Dyrhólaey rock arch in the background.
Helicopters can reach remote location in minutes that would take hours to drive to, such as this waterfall in South Iceland.
A helicopter flies over the west Iceland waterfall Glýmur.

Join this tour for a flyover of the geothermal wonders which power the nation. This tour is for anyone who wants to experience the sights and sounds of Iceland’s landscape in a new way or anyone who would like to learn more about the natural environment of this corner of the North Atlantic.

After an exhilarating take-off, you’ll lift high in the air and zoom off to investigate Nesjavellir and Hellisheiði, two of the largest power stations in Iceland which supply much of the electricity and hot water to the capital area.

Both of these stations are supported by Hengill geothermal area, near Þingvellir National Park. This volcano is still active, and the roiling, rumbling power of the blasting heat beneath the surface has created many cracks, vents and hot springs here.

You’ll also see one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland, Glýmur, which surges over the wall of a canyon and flows into the river below, at a height of almost 200 m (656 ft).

Finally, Þingvellir displays the raw power of the earth in several ways, beginning with the gorge directly over the continental rift. The walking path goes directly between two tectonic plates, the North American and Eurasian plates, slowly drifting throughout the eons.

In addition, there are steaming vents, pools of silvery water popular for divers, a cheerful river and waterfall on the grounds, and Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Rain or shine, they are majestic examples of the beauty which drew settlers to Iceland in the 9th century where they remain steadfast until the present day.

You'll have a chance to explore at least one of these areas and feel the warmth of the ground beneath your feet with a scheduled landing. Take a deep breath of that sulphur-scented air.

There is limited space on board the helicopter, so don’t miss out on this little-seen view of the island from the land and air! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Helicopter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Shore, South Iceland, West Iceland , Hengill, Glymur, Þingvellir, Hellisheiði, Hvalfjörður, Nesjavellir, South Coast
Pickup information:
    Domestic Airport

    Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

    • Transportation from your accommodation to the helicopter take-off point in Reykjavik

    • Transportation to your accommodation from the helicopter take-off point in Reykjavik

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothing and outerwear suitable for rainy or chilly weather

    • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

    Good to know:

    The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

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    Free cancellation
    No credit card fees
    No booking fees