Unforgettable 60-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Hengill Geothermal Area From Reykjavik Airport

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Reykjavík, Iceland
1 hour
English, Icelandic
Jan. - Oct.
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Experience Iceland's beauty from above and witness some stunning geothermal activities up close with this 60-minute helicopter tour over the Hengill geothermal area. Those who want to see breathtaking views of hot springs, fumaroles, and lava fields by air and foot should book this amazing tour.

Your adventure begins at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport, where sightseers board a helicopter and take off. 

You will then fly over Reykjavik, enjoy the beautiful views of colorful roofs, and get a bird's eye view of the city's iconic landmarks, such as the Harpa concert hall and Hallgrimskirkja church.

After an exciting trip over the capital, your helicopter flight will take you over the Hengill geothermal area, one of Iceland's largest high-temperature geothermal sites. Here you will witness fantastic aerial views of colorful mountains, old lava fields, and hot springs. 

The Hengill geothermal area is home to three volcanic systems. Although it's been approximately 2,000 years since the last eruption in the area, the steaming fumaroles and hot springs prove that lava is still close to the surface. 

The past eruptions have also left Hengill with old lava fields and craters, which you will see in this flightseeing adventure.

After some time, your pilot will land the helicopter in a safe spot near the geothermal zone to allow you to explore Hengill on foot. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes for this once-in-a-lifetime moment!

The area you'll be exploring has multiple geothermal power plants that harness energy directly from the geothermal springs, making it an important energy source for South Iceland. 

While walking around the geothermal site, you'll be able to gaze at the beauty of the mountains and see the fantastic colors caused by the geothermal steam rising from the surface of the Earth. 

You'll be amazed by how the geothermal areas dye the ground with vivid shades of yellow, orange, and bright red. Remember to bring your camera, as this is an excellent photo opportunity for travelers on this tour!

The location is very remote, away from other tours and travelers. You will surely experience the natural wonders of Iceland away from crowds and admire the geothermal springs as they bubble and steam in the Icelandic air. 

Finally, after enjoying the incredible scenery at the Hengill geothermal area, you'll board the helicopter once again and enjoy the magnificent views of mountains, valleys, and lava fields as you head back to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. 

For the comfort and safety of passengers, your pilot must abide by the rules and regulations of the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. 

All flights are also dependent on weather and have the possibility of being canceled. However, if this happens, you'll have the opportunity to reschedule your tour or receive a refund.

Don't miss your chance to board a helicopter, go flightseeing in Iceland, and discover the famous Hengill geothermal area from all angles. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Shoes and outfit according to the weather

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The minimum number of passengers required is four persons.

All our flights are weather dependent, and we have to abide by the rules and regulations set in place by the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. If we have to cancel your flight due to weather or other factors out of our control, we will try to reschedule your flight or give you a full refund.

All landings are only done when deemed safe by our pilots and are determined by factors such as weather and glacial surface conditions.

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