Exciting 2-Hour Helicopter Tour of Thorisjokull Glacier & Hengill Geothermal Area

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Ace FBO Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland
2 hours
All year
Minimum age
2 years old


Embark on a thrilling adventure with this combination helicopter tour from Reykjavik with landings at the Thorisjokull glacier and Hengill geothermal area. Adventurous travelers will love this exciting helicopter excursion from Iceland's capital.

The fun begins at Reykjavik's domestic airport, where you'll meet the experienced pilot leading your group on the tour. After checking in for your flight, you'll board the helicopter and prepare for an exciting journey. 

Taking off from the airport, you'll rise into the sky and soar over Reykjavik, admiring the mesmerizing views of the city below. The colorful rooftops and striking coastline will stretch out below you. 

A helicopter tour like this is one of the best ways to see Reykjavik from above.

Your flight path will lead you over the Thingvellir National Park, one of Iceland's famed Golden Circle sightseeing route attractions. As you travel over the park, you'll see Thingvallavatn lake and some beautiful mossy lava fields stretching out far below.

Now it's time for your first landing at the Thorisjokull glacier, which means "Thor's glacier" in English. The glacier is a rare geological formation known as a tuya, a volcano formed beneath a glacier. Your pilot can tell you more about this type of glacier.

Upon touchdown, you'll have around 20 minutes to explore. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains and see the frozen river up close.

Back in the air, your journey continues to the Hengill geothermal area. On the way, you'll fly over Reydharvatn lake, where you might see the majestic Glymur waterfall.

After a short flight, you'll land at Hengill, a geothermal area dotted with bubbling mud pots, hot springs, and steaming vents. The centerpiece of this area is the Hengill volcano, which is surrounded by smaller volcanic formations. 

This geothermal hotspot offers a fascinating insight into the volcanic activity that shapes much of Iceland.

After about 20 minutes of exploration, it's time to reboard the helicopter for the return journey to Reykjavik. 

As you fly back, you'll follow a different route, providing you with new perspectives of Iceland's natural wonders from above. Enjoy the varied views as you glide over the rugged terrain below.

As the helicopter descends for landing, you'll bid farewell to your pilot and reflect on the memories of your exhilarating helicopter tour.

Take to the skies and enjoy an exciting helicopter tour of the Thorisjokull glacier and Hengill geothermal area from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking guide
Two landings during the flight
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What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes
Reusable water bottle
Fully charged camera

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