Helicopter Ride & Glacier Hike from Reykjavik

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5 hours
English, Icelandic
Minimum age:
10 years old

Combine two awe-inspiring adventures with this helicopter ride and glacier hike. If you are seeking a personal experience far from the crowds, which combines the beauty of Iceland’s nature with the thrilling activities on offer, this is the tour for you.

Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in the morning and whisk you over to Reykjavík’s Domestic Airport, where your helicopter awaits. After a briefing on your route, you will board the chopper, buckle up, and take to the skies. 

Lift-off is an adrenaline pumping moment; in mere seconds, the airstrip and airport will shrink beneath you, and the rest of Reykjavík will unfold. You will spend a few minutes circling above the city, admiring the patchwork quilt of colourful tin roofs, and landmarks such as Hallgrímskirkja Church and Harpa Concert Hall.

After admiring the capital from an aerial perspective, your pilot will whisk you along the South Coast towards the glacier Sólheimajökull. This is one of Iceland’s most popular stretches, and from above, you will see why. Waterfalls, ice caps, volcanoes, black sand beaches and lava fields will all pass by, so keep your camera in hand.

Your helicopter will expertly land on the surface of Sólheimajökull, at its highest reaches, far from the crowds. Your guide on board will give you all the necessary equipment, tell you about the safety, then lead you out onto the ice.

You will have an unmatched perspective of Iceland’s glaciers and surrounding landscapes as you walk along plunging crevasses, by mighty ridges, and over fields of gleaming snow. Your guide will tell you all about the science behind and history of the ice as you walk.

After an hour-long exploration, you will return to your chopper. Your pilot will then fly you back to Reykjavík, but not before revealing to you more incredible landscapes from above. 

Take to the sky and hike a glacier with this awesome combo tour. Check availability by choosing a date.


Certified glacier guide
Mountaineering boots
Private transfer to Reykjavík heliport
Heli-flight time (1 hour)
Technical glacier equipment


Glacier Hiking


Reykjavík Airport
South Coast

What to bring

Personal outdoor clothing
Small backpack

Good to know

Bring warm clothing with you and a camera!

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