Private 50-Minute Helicopter Tour to Hengill Geothermal Area with Landing from Reykjavik

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Ace FBO Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland
50 minutes
All year
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Experience the geothermal wonders of Southwest Iceland from the best perspective on this private 50-minute helicopter tour to the Hengill geothermal area. This unique excursion offers the luxury of a private tour and expert guide, ensuring a personalized and memorable adventure near Reykjavik.

Your adventure in Iceland begins at the Ace FBO Reykjavik, located within the Reykjavik Domestic Airport complex. This area is easily accessible because it nestles near the city center.

Here, you'll meet a licensed, experienced pilot who will lead the tour. For the next 50 to 60 minutes, they will enrich your experience with expert guidance and commentary about the sights you'll see in Southwest Iceland.

Traveling by helicopter offers unparalleled advantages, allowing you to soar above the Icelandic landscape in comfort and style. With a private tour, you can also enjoy a more personalized experience while enjoying the views at your own pace as a solo traveler or with your companion.

After a short briefing and once you are comfortable inside the helicopter, the pilot will take you to the skies for a scenic flight from Reykjavik to the Hengill geothermal area. 

Leaving the city behind, you'll gain panoramic vistas of Reykjavik's colorful houses and coastline. Seeing the Icelandic capital from a bird's-eye view provides an even more exciting experience than walking through its streets.

The tour's highlight is the flight to the Hengill volcano and its surrounding geothermal area. The Hengill volcanic system is renowned for its geothermal activity, with steam vents, hot springs, and colorful mineral deposits dotting the rugged terrain.

Hengill, situated approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Reykjavik, is a central volcano with a complex system of fissures and craters. It is part of a larger volcanic zone that stretches across the Reykjanes peninsula and the western part of Iceland.

From the skies, you can admire the diverse and rugged terrain of Hengill. The pilot will point out its best features while sharing insights about their geology and volcanic history.

For a more immersive experience, the helicopter will land for a quick exploration and photo opportunities in the Hengill area. 

You'll have the chance to witness the raw beauty of this volcanic landscape up close, capturing breathtaking views of steam rising from the earth and dramatic geological formations.

In addition to the Hengill geothermal area, the tour offers views of the vast Hellisheidi plateau, a local power plant, the majestic Blafjoll mountain range, and the ancient lava fields of Southwest Iceland. Each sight provides a glimpse of Iceland's unique landscapes.

On your way back to Reykjavik, you'll get another chance to admire the structures and bustling streets of the city from the air before the helicopter returns to the airport. 

Soar above the land of fire and ice and discover the wonders of Southwest Iceland's Hengill geothermal area from a new perspective. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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English-speaking pilot/guide
Landing and facility fees
One landing during the tour
Private tour experience



What to bring

Warm and comfortable clothing
Good hiking shoes

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