Breathtaking 2.5-Hour Helicopter Tour to Kerlingarfjoll in the Icelandic Highlands with two Landings

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Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV), Reykjavík, Iceland
2,5 hours
Mar. - Nov.
Minimum age


Discover the magical landscapes of Kerlingarfjoll with this 3.5-hour helicopter tour from Reykjavik. Travelers keen to enjoy a breathtaking perspective of the Icelandic Highlands, including two landings, should book this tour now.

Your exciting helicopter trip begins at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport, just south of the city center. It’s only 1.1 miles (1.8 kilometers) from the Hallgrimskirkja church and 0.8 miles (1.4 kilometers) from the National Museum of Iceland.

You’ll greet your friendly and experienced pilot at the airport before taking to the skies. Ensure your camera is ready as you depart Reykjavik and marvel at the fantastic views of its colorful buildings, stunning coastline, and nearby Mount Esja.

Today, you’ll explore the Kerlingarfjoll mountain range in the Icelandic Highlands. It’s known for its awe-inspiring natural beauty and is also called the Witches Mountains from stories in Icelandic folklore.

Kerlingarfjoll lies between the Langjokull and Hofsjokull glaciers. It features colorful rhyolite mountains and steaming hot springs, a gorgeous setting to behold.

Tales of witches and elves add depth to your experience at Kerlingarfjoll today. Your knowledgeable guide will share intriguing stories about the area from Icelandic folklore so you can let your imagination run wild as you explore this incredible area.

The tour lasts 2.5-3 hours and includes two 15-minute landings. Because Icelandic mountaintops can be freezing and windy, wear warm clothing, including a jacket, hat, gloves, and good outdoor shoes.

Passing many hidden waterfalls, your pilot will fly toward the Skjalbreidur volcano and Jarlhettur mountain peak. The views are mesmerizing, and you’ll have plenty of time to take in everything.

The flight continues along the Langjokull glacier’s edge to the Hvitarvatn glacier lake. Hvitarvatn is the first landing site where you can stop and breathe in the fresh mountain air and gaze into the lake’s tranquil blue waters.

Next, you’ll climb back onboard the helicopter and continue inland to Kerlingarfjoll. The tour’s second landing is at Hverabotnar, a magnificent place to walk in the towering mountains and appreciate the serene atmosphere.

After the second landing, the flight continues over two of Iceland’s spectacular Golden Circle attractions. During this part of the excursion, you can marvel at the Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park from an enchanting aerial perspective that few travelers ever witness.

At the end of your unforgettable flight, you’ll land back at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport, where the tour ends.

Grab the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure flying over the Kerlingarfjoll mountain range in Iceland’s majestic highlands with this 3.5-hour helicopter tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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2.5 to 3-hour guided helicopter tour to Kerlingarfjoll
Two 15-minute landings
Expert, English-speaking pilot-guide



What to bring

Good outdoor shoes and warm clothing, including hat and gloves, for the landings

Good to know

Helicopter flights are weather-dependent. In case of poor weather conditions, the itinerary might be changed or the tour canceled. If the operator cancels the tour, you can rebook or receive a refund.

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