Helicopter Tour | The Golden Circle & Touchdown on Langjokull

Helicopter Tour | The Golden Circle & Touchdown on Langjokull
Watch the crowds below jostle for space as you enjoy perfect views of Gullfoss waterfall.
The Golden Circle includes Þingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage site, National Park, and part of the Mid Atlantic Rift Valley.
Langjökull glacier, Europe's second largest ice cap, is a fabulous place to stretch your legs, and you will find no one else to interrupt your views.
South Iceland's rivers run over courses of black sands as they make their way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Steam pouring from a winter landscape in the southern Highlands of Iceland.
At the peak of Langjökull, admiring the surrounding nature like from no other vantage point.
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Hop on this tour for spectacular aerial views of some of Iceland’s most famous south coast locations, topped off with a touchdown on the ice cap of a glacier. This tour is for anyone longing for a new perspective on the beauty of Iceland, or for anyone looking for more excitement than a bus tour can offer.

You'll swoop over the Golden Circle, winging past the stunning Þingvellir rift valley and the rippling waters of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. The cracks which release the earth’s pressure and shift with the passing of the ages will be intimately viewable, and you can enjoy the peaceful patchwork of land and water in mountains, rock formations, fissures and pools.

Afterwards, you’ll zoom off in the direction of Langjökull glacier, the second largest ice cap in Iceland after the monstrous Vatnjökull in the southwest. Here, you’ll land on top of the icy expanse to take in the view of Haukadalur valley, with its mud pools, steaming crevices and gassy fumaroles venting scalding water from the earth’s crust.

The most exciting of these features designed to release pressure from the heart of the earth is, of course, the geysers. Though the Great Geysir is not so active as before, Strokkur erupts every 10 minutes to fling water as high as 40 m (131 ft), and you will see this from a vantage point few ever experience – from overhead!

You’ll also return to solid ground here in the geothermal valley for a chance to stretch your legs and enjoy a cup of coffee if you like.

Then, you’ll wing your way across Þingvellir National Park once more on your way back to the city for the evening.

Seating on a helicopter is limited, so don’t miss your chance to experience Iceland from above! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Helicopter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 2 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Reykjavík, Geysir, Gullfoss, Hengill, Glymur, Þingvellir, Hvalfjörður, Þingvallavatn, Langjökull, Nesjavellir, Haukadalur
Pickup information:
    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.

    • Transportation from your accommodation to the helicopter take-off point in Reykjavik

    • Transportation to your accommodation from the helicopter take-off point in Reykjavik

    • English- and Scandinavian-speaking guide

    What to bring:
    • Clothing and outerwear suited for rainy or chilly weather

    • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

    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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    We had a wonderful time! Our driver/ guide was pat and he was great! Very knowledgeable fellow and was very helpful looking after my wife who has trouble breathing at times. The colors inside the cave were beautiful And seeing all the chunks of glacier ice in the lagoon was very cool! I highly recommend local guide adventures, simply fantastic! Best regards Larry & Lori Bohling
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    This was truly one of the best days I've had! Our tour guide was friendly and laid back and was knowledgeable about the sites we visited. He was flexible on the amount of time we stayed at each site. Well worth the extra few dollars!
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