Private 2-Hour Helicopter Tour to Thorisjokull Glacier & Hengill Area with Landings from Reykjavik

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Ace FBO Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland
1,8 hours
All year
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Discover the contrasting beauty of Iceland's icy wilderness and fiery geothermal areas with this exclusive two-hour private helicopter tour to the Thorsjokull glacier and Hengill geothermal area. Experience the best of both worlds while enjoying the convenience of a private guide by your side. 

The action begins at the Ace FBO Reykjavik in the Reykjavik Domestic Airport. You'll meet your private guide here, a licensed and experienced helicopter pilot.

Before taking it into the skies, the pilot will provide a quick safety briefing. You can ask questions while the guide shares dos and don'ts for the flight.

For added convenience, you'll enjoy the exclusivity of a private helicopter adventure. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the experience to your preferences and the privacy to immerse yourself fully in the beauty of Iceland's natural wonders.

The entire ride may take anywhere from 1.75 to 2 hours, depending on the weather and destination conditions. During this period, you'll appreciate the perks of having a knowledgeable pilot guide by your side who will enrich your trip with insights into the country's rich history and culture.

Once ready, you'll begin soaring above Reykjavik and its surrounding landscapes. The colorful buildings, bustling streets, scenic coastlines, and distant peaks of Iceland's capital are breathtaking to see from a bird's-eye view.

The first part of the helicopter tour highlights the frozen wonderland of Iceland through the Thorisjokull glacier. Thorisjokull is a small glacier near the larger Langjokull glacier with an elevation of 4,430 feet (1,350 meters).

Flying above the glacier, you'll see a long stretch of ice below you, crisscrossed by rugged peaks and ice crevasses. While admiring the wilderness, the guide will provide insights about the glacier's geology and history.

The helicopter will land on the ice to elevate your experience. For a few minutes, you can play on the ice, have an up-close encounter with the snowy terrain, and take stunning photos.

Contrasting the Thorisjokull glacier is the Hengill geothermal area in Southwest Iceland, your second destination for the day. Hengill is an extensive volcanic system with geothermal features 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Reykjavik.

Discover the power of nature as you witness hot springs, colorful mineral deposits, and steam vents scattered across the rugged terrain. You can admire the dramatic contrast between the icy glaciers and the geothermal activity below from the air. 

For the second time, the helicopter will make a landing. Touch down for a brief exploration of the magnificent Hengill area, where you can capture breathtaking photos and immerse yourself in this volcanic landscape's unique sights and sounds.

After an exhilarating ride, the helicopter will take you back to the Ace FBO Reykjavik, marking the end of this private tour.

Experience the best of the land of fire and ice from the best vantage point with this private helicopter tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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English-speaking pilot/guide
Two landings during the tour
All fees and taxes
Private tour experience



What to bring

Warm and comfortable clothing
Good hiking shoes

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