Waterfalls & Valleys Helicopter Tour

Waterfalls & Valleys Helicopter Tour
The sight of rising steam stacks is a surefire sign that you're close by to a geothermal area.
Iceland boasts a huge number of geothermally active areas, many of which can be visited.
Geothermal activity often creates surreal textures and patterns in the terrain.
Hot patches even exist in areas blanketed with snow, such as glaciers.
Your pilot will be able to land right next to interesting geological attractions.
Öxarárfoss is one of the attractions at Þingvellir National Park, Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Witness Iceland’s incredible waterfalls, mountains and valleys from the sky with this exciting helicopter excursion. This tour is perfect for those who crave adventure but don’t want to miss a moment of sightseeing.

You will begin at Reykjavík's Domestic Airport, where, after a briefing on your route from your pilot, you will take to the skies. The capital of Iceland is spectacular from above; you will be able to enjoy its famous sites such as Hallgrímskirkja church, its incredible surrounding nature, and its beautiful architecture.

Following this, you will soar north, with stunning countryside unfolding beneath you. Your first destination is Glymur waterfall, the second-tallest waterfall in the country, nestled in the verdant, mountainous fjord of Hvalfjörður.

At 198 metres tall, tumbling in a narrow cascade, Glymur is a beautiful feature. From your vantage point in the sky, you will truly be able to appreciate its scale, as well as its wealth of surrounding flora.

After circling it so that you can photograph it from all angles, you will head inland, towards Þingvellir National Park. En route, you will pass over seething geothermal springs, steaming power plants, and stark lava fields, all whispering of the geological activity at work in Iceland.

Nowhere, however, shall it be more obvious than at Þingvellir. Here, you can clearly see the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, marked at its edges by the walls of the continents. 

Within the National Park is a wealth of spectacular nature; the largest natural lake in the country, Þingvallavatn, stretches to its south; the waterfall Öxarárfoss tumbles off the North American plate; and birch, springs and lava fields all reside within its boundaries.

You will make a landing on your journey, somewhere far from the crowds, where you will attain spectacular views of the surrounding areas, and have a chance to take some incredible photos.

You will return to Reykjavík’s Domestic Airport after an hour and a half or so. Your memory cards will no doubt be packed with photographs of this awe-inspiring adventure.

Enjoy Iceland’s cityscapes and natural features from above, with this excellent helicopter tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Helicopter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: West Iceland , Reykjavík, Glymur, Þingvellir, Hvalfjörður, Þingvallavatn, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible.

Reykjavík Domestic Airport
We will be in touch with you through email as soon as possible to give you an exact starting time of your tour. If by any chance you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, please contact us through info@helicopter.is or call (+354) 562 2500 at any time.
  • 70-90 minute Helicopter Tour

  • Pilot/Guide

  • Lunch and Dinner

What to bring:
  • Good Shoes

  • Warm clothing

  • Hats, Gloves and Scarves.

  • Your Camera

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Fantastic helicopter tour on a clear, sunny day! The flight over Glymur waterfall, Iceland's tallest waterfall, was unforgettable and we touched down in Reykjadalur geothermal valley, where we were completely on our own. Highly recommended! :)
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