The Silver Circle Helicopter Tour

Grab your chance to flight-see over some of Iceland's often overlooked, but no less staggering, natural wonders on this brilliant Silver Circle helicopter tour!

For an hour and a half, you will be taken on a majestic aerial journey to a few of west Iceland's most picturesque destinations. Your adventure starts at the tour office, Hangar 6, found close to  Reykjavík Domestic Airport. There, your pilot will help you to prepare, showing the flight path on a map and giving you some insight into what to expect. You will be flying in a modern and expertly maintained helicopter, ensuring your enjoyment, comfort and safety throughout the tour's duration.

Your first stop on your trip will be at the tallest waterfall in Iceland. You will fly 50km north from  Reykjavík toward the tranquil Hvalfjörður ("Whale-fjord"), a fjord renown for its solitude, sloops and pleasant shorelines. You will fly the full length and width of the fjord, before finally heading to the mighty waterfall, Glymur. Water cascades an incredible 640ft into a dramatic canyon, an incredible sight from every angle. This is an excellent opportunity for budding photographers to grab some excellent snapshots!

Next, you will fly to the famous National Park, Þingvellir. This is an incredibly important place to Iceland, geologically, culturally and historically. In 930 AD, this is where the first Alþingi was created, arguably the first parliamentary democracy in the world. It is also where visitors can see both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates standing proud and overbearing from the land. All of this adds to the unique beauty of Þingvellir, one of the many reasons it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Finally, you head to the volcanic Mount Hengill. Here, you will observe the bubbling geothermal pools, the multicoloured soil and steaming steam vents. Your pilot will point out the nearby power part and teach you about how Icelanders have historically harnessed this geothermal energy. There will be one landing during the tour, made at the pilot's discretion. 

Make sure you too can experience these amazing cultural and aesthetic sights that make west Iceland so incredible! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Dec.
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Helicopter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík , Hengill , Glymur , Hvalfjörður , Thingvellir , Thingvellir National Park
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : Flexible

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Pick up and drop off service

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

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