Beautiful 1-Hour Helicopter Tour of the Hengill Geothermal Area from Reykjavik

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Ace FBO Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland
1 hour
Apr. - Nov.
Minimum age
2 years old


Embark on a unique adventure to the Hengill geothermal area on a thrilling helicopter ride. This extraordinary sightseeing flight from Reykjavik is perfect for adventurous travelers intrigued by geothermal energy in Iceland and the Hengill volcanic area. If you're seeking a one-of-a-kind experience, this excursion is a must.

The tour begins at the designated meeting point at Ace FBO Reykjavik, where you'll meet your experienced helicopter pilot and the expert English-speaking guide leading your expedition. You'll check in before boarding.

Once you're ready, you'll step into the helicopter, knowing you're in safe hands for this exhilarating journey.

As you take off, feel the excitement of lifting into the sky. Your pilot will take you out of Reykjavik to the Hengill volcano and geothermal area. 

You'll learn more about Iceland's volatile geological landscape and the importance of geothermal power in Reykjavik and beyond.

Flying high in the sky, you'll see the Hellisheidi lava plateau, the Nesjavallavirkjun power station, and the Blafjoll mountain range. 

Your pilot will also point out the Hellisheidi power plant, which harnesses the area's geothermal energy to provide hot water for much of Reykjavik.

After a short flight to Hengill, your pilot will land the helicopter, and you'll have 20 minutes here. This landing will give you time to explore the terrain up close, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of this fascinating geological zone.

The Hengill geothermal area is approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Reykjavik. The landscape is characterized by bubbling mud pots, hot springs, and steaming vents. 

The Hengill volcano stands tall in the center of the area, but several other smaller volcanoes are scattered around it, each contributing to the unique geological features of the area.

As you finish your time in the Hengill geothermal area, climb back into the helicopter for the return journey to Reykjavik. 

During the flight back, you'll have the chance to take in panoramic views of the city from above, providing a unique perspective of Reykjavik's urban landscape. 

See if you can spot the Harpa Concert Hall or Hallgrimskirkja church, two of the city's most recognizable landmarks.

You'll land back on the helipad at Ace FBO Reykjavik. From here, you'll have the rest of the day to explore the city's attractions or head back to your accommodation to rest. 

Take advantage of this unforgettable helicopter flight-seeing tour to the Hengill geothermal area and discover the beauty of Iceland's volcanic regions up close. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking guide
One landing during the flight
Taxes and fees



What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Reusable water bottle
Binoculars (optional)
Fully charged camera
Good hiking shoes

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