Spectacular 2-Hour Helicopter Flight with Waterfalls, Volcanoes, and Glacier Landing from Reykjavik

You will experience a glacier landing during your two-hour helicopter flight from Reykjavik.
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Summary

Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
2 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
May. - Mar.
Minimum age
None

Description

Experience a breathtaking two-hour helicopter flight from Reykjavik across West Iceland and enjoy the beautiful views of glaciers, waterfalls, and volcanoes. Those who want a unique perspective of the nature around Reykjavik will find this flightseeing tour mesmerizing. 

Your helicopter tour begins at Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Before boarding the helicopter, you'll meet your captain and tour guide at the airport. 

Although you'll be flying most of the time, you'll want to wear comfortable hiking shoes with good traction for the tour's glacier landing. The temperature can also be quite cold, so dress in layers to ensure you stay warm and comfortable during the tour. 

From Reykjavik, you'll fly towards the Glymur waterfall in the fjord of Hvalfjordur. With a height of around 650 feet (198 meters), the waterfall is one of the tallest in Iceland. 

As you fly over the waterfall, you'll get a unique view of its waters and beautiful mossy canyon minus the strenuous hiking. It's an exciting opportunity to appreciate nature in a way that few people have the chance to experience.

After marveling at the waterfall, you'll visit Langjokull glacier, Iceland's second largest ice cap. The pilot will land on the glacier so you can explore its terrain on foot. Step onto the frozen wilderness and enjoy the crisp glacial air and calmness. 

After your glacier landing, you'll get back in the helicopter and fly past the Skjaldbreidur volcano, a natural wonder over 9,000 years old. You'll continue flying as you pass this volcano and follow the continental rift to Thingvellir National Park. 

The Thingvellir National Park is part of the Golden Circle route and sits in a rift that causes the separation of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Aside from being a natural wonder, the park is also a historical site as the home of Althingi, one of the oldest running parliaments in the world. 

After Thingvellir, you'll fly over the Blafjoll mountain range, which sits on the Reykjanes peninsula. The Fagradalsfjall volcano is nearby, where you can see some incredible natural panoramas. The volcano erupted in 2022, and seeing it from the sky can show you a rare view of new lava formations. 

As your two-hour-long flight ends, you'll head back to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. 

During the tour, your guide will share fascinating facts about the attractions you'll see. You're also more than welcome to ask questions if you have some. 

This tour is also subject to weather conditions. For example, in case the pilot deems it unsafe to fly, you can get a refund of your payment or reschedule your tour. 

Book this two-hour helicopter tour today, so you won't miss the chance to see West Iceland's most impressive waterfalls, volcanoes, and glaciers. Check availability now by choosing a date.   

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Included

Small group tour (minimum of four people)
Two-hour helicopter tour

Activities

Sightseeing
Helicopter

What to bring

Warm layered clothing
Sturdy shoes

Good to know

There is a four-person minimum passenger requirement for this tour. If you are traveling alone, you can still book the tour, and the tour operator will pair you with another group.

All the flights are weather dependent. If the pilot deems it unsafe to travel, the tour will try to reschedule your flight or give you a full refund.

All landings are only done when the pilot deems it safe. Landings are determined by weather and glacial surface conditions.

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