Snaefellsnes Peninsula Helicopter Tour

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Helicopter Tour
Snæfellsjökull glacier's peak is difficult to ascend on foot even in summer, so a helicopter opens a world of possibilities.
A helicopter tour will reveal to you the many diverse landmarks and landscapes found across west Iceland and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Though this helicopter tour focuses on the sites of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you will also attain incredible views of west Iceland.
This map of Iceland shows you the route over the west and Snæfellsnes Peninsula that this helicopter tour will take.
The coastal scenery surrounding the towns of Arnarstapi and Hellnar on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is stunning.
The fortress like structured pictured under the midnight sun on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is Lóndrangar.

Join this tour to soar over the enchanting diversity of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, to take advantage of the many rivers, mountains, geological features and historic sites. Some of the most famous Icelanders of the Sagas lived here.

Snæfellsnes is often called “Iceland in miniature,” because so many of the defining characteristics of the Icelandic landscape are here: volcanic lava fields, black sands buffeted by endless waves, deep sapphire lagoons, basalt rock cliffs and, of course, a snowy glacier.

This glacier is called Snæfellsjökullr, made popular all the way back in the 19th century, with the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. The author claimed it was the entrance to the Earth’s very core.

On this tour, you’ll land at the pier of Hellnar, a once-thriving fishing village but now a charming little tourist stop, for refreshments. The view above the beach is spectacular here, rock formations jutting out into the sea, worn with holes and caves and strange, alien towers by the passing of time and the movement of the sea.

You'll also learn more about the fishing industry that supports so many families in Iceland at the Shark museum in Bjarnarhöfn if you make a landing here, where you can have a taste of the famous hákarl (sometimes called “rotten shark"). You can also see how the traditional snack is prepared, if it is the right time of year, and tour the curing shed at the rear of the museum where dozens of shark hang to dry.

Alternatively, you may land at Stykkishólmur, located on Breiðafjörður bay which separates the Westfjords from the South of the country. The bay is a picturesque intertidal spot dotted with islands. The sea cliffs are also home to thousands of birds who come to feast on the fish that fill the fjord.

Don’t miss a riveting helicopter tour over Iceland in Miniature. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Helicopter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 2 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: West Iceland , Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes, Stykkishólmur, Hellnar, Gerðuberg, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufell, Búðir, Snæfellsjökull National Park, Eldborg, Lóndrangar, Ytri Tunga Beach
Pickup information:
    Reykjavik 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.

    • Pick-up and drop-off

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

    • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

    • Camera

    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