Extraordinary 5-Hour Helicopter Flight Over the Icelandic Highlands with Multiple Landings

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Reykjavík, Iceland
5 hours
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Discover the magnificent Icelandic Highlands with this unforgettable helicopter trip from Reykjavik. Travelers seeking an adventurous and luxurious way to explore the highlights of the country’s interior should book this tour now.

Your exciting helicopter ride starts at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport. You’ll greet your expert pilot and the other passengers before taking to the skies.

Today, you’ll enjoy an incredible aerial tour over the majestic Icelandic Highlands, offering vistas that few travelers will witness. Choosing a helicopter tour means you cut out the long driving times required to reach the Highlands. It also allows you to visit year-round and travel in comfort.

After waving goodbye to Reykjavik’s urban landscape, your pilot will take you to several spectacular attractions in the Highlands and across the South Coast. 

Your once-in-a-lifetime aerial experience takes you to the Landmannalaugar mountain range. These colorful peaks boast vibrant red, orange, yellow, and brown hues, often dotted with snow for a striking contrast.

Discover Hekla, one of the country’s most active volcanos. It has erupted more than 20 times since Iceland’s settlement and remains unpredictable. Flying over it is an excellent way to appreciate nature’s power from a safe distance.

Your pilot will take you over several breathtaking waterfalls for unmatched views. Marvel at Haifoss, one of Iceland’s tallest cascades. You’ll also see Hundafoss in the Skaftafell nature reserve and the famous South Coast waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.

The Ljotipollur crater lake in the southern highlands looks enchanting from the air. Its name means “ugly puddle,” although it’s anything but ugly. Its blue waters contrast beautifully against the red and brown slopes, presenting a picture-perfect photo opportunity.

Your aerial tour would not be complete without visiting the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, also known as “the crown jewel of Iceland.” Massive icebergs float gracefully in the lagoon’s tranquil waters, a mesmerizing sight that will remain etched in your mind.

Flying over the Vatnajokull glacier is a truly memorable experience. This mighty ice cap is the largest in Europe and covers around eight percent of the country’s landmass. It holds Iceland’s highest peak under ice and conceals several active volcanoes.

Another of the tour’s highlights is the Reynisfjara black sand beach. This dramatic stretch of coastline features striking sea stacks, jet-black sands, and basalt columns, which together create a spectacular natural setting.

This comprehensive excursion lasts between five and six hours. Your pilot will make multiple landings, choosing the best places to stop based on the weather conditions.

You might hike through a gorgeous valley, soak in a geothermal hot spring, or land on a mountaintop. Many exciting possibilities await!

After an unforgettable helicopter trip, you will return to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport, where the tour finishes.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy an aerial perspective of the best highlands and South Coast attractions with this five-hour tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking pilot-guide
Multiple landings


Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy outdoor shoes for the landings
Water bottle and snacks
Swimsuit and towel (in case the pilot can land at a geothermal bathing area)

Good to know

Many of the attractions present an opportunity for landing. The pilot will choose the best landing spots based on the day's weather conditions.

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