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Helicopter Tours in Iceland

A helicopter tour in Iceland is a breathtaking journey that elevates your travel experience to new heights, literally. These tours offer a unique perspective on Iceland's stunning landscapes and vistas, showcasing the country's dramatic contrasts of fire and ice. 

The convenience and speed of helicopters allow you to cover significant ground in a short time, making it possible to witness a variety of natural wonders in a single tour. Depending on the helicopter tour you book, you may see glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, volcanic areas, and more landscapes from a bird's-eye view.

For example, this Reykjavik helicopter tour with ATV adventure provides panoramic views of Reykjavik and the surrounding mountains. 

One of the best aspects of helicopter tours is the access they provide to remote and inaccessible areas. You can land on remote highland plateaus, volcanic craters, or even on Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe. These exclusive landings enable you to step out and witness Iceland's raw, untouched beauty up close, creating unforgettable memories.

Safety is paramount in Icelandic helicopter tours. Expert pilots with extensive local knowledge and experience guide your journey, ensuring a safe and enjoyable flight. Helicopter tour operators adhere to rigorous safety standards, making these tours accessible to many travelers.

Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or simply a bird's-eye view of Iceland's beauty, a helicopter tour promises an unforgettable experience.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best helicopter tour in Iceland?

The best helicopter tour in Iceland depends on what landscapes and natural attractions you want to see. However, your highest-rated option is this helicopter tour to Reykjanes volcano area from Reykjavik. It has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 from more than 70 passengers.
Another excellent option, rated 4.9 out of 5 by over 20 travelers, is this geothermal sights helicopter tour with transfer from Reykjavik.
Lastly, if you want to explore the highlights of the Icelandic capital from the air, don't hesitate to join this 40-minute helicopter tour of Reykjavik with a mountain summit landing. It holds an average rating of 5 out of 5 from more than 20 reviews.

What is the cheapest helicopter tour in Iceland?

The cheapest helicopter tour in Iceland takes you above Reykjavik to see its colorful streets and surrounding mountains. The experience is available year-round for roughly 266 USD.
Another more affordable helicopter tour in Iceland is this heliskiing tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik or Akureyri. You can book it in the summer months for less than 300 USD.

What are the benefits of taking a helicopter tour in Iceland, compared to taking a normal sightseeing tour?

The view from a helicopter tour in Iceland is like none other. You are much closer to the ground than you would be on an airplane tour, meaning you have an unparalleled view of the landscape. Helicopter tours in Iceland also give you access to areas and views that would be unattainable from the ground, such as erupting volcanoes or the most desolate parts of the Highlands.

Are helicopter tours in Iceland worth it?

Helicopter tours in Iceland offer a remarkable and unforgettable experience. They provide a unique opportunity to witness Iceland's natural beauty from a breathtaking vantage point. Many travelers find the memories and views gained during a helicopter tour to be valuable, making the experience worth every moment.

When is the best time to take a helicopter tour in Iceland?

The best time for a helicopter tour in Iceland depends on your preferences. Helicopter tours are mostly available year-round, each season offering unique experiences. Summer provides extended daylight hours and lush landscapes, while winter offers the chance to see glaciers against a snowy backdrop.

How long do helicopter tours in Iceland typically last?

The duration of a helicopter tour in Iceland can vary widely based on the specific tour and activities included. Tours may range from a short, scenic flight of approximately 30 minutes to longer excursions that span several hours. Don't forget to review the tour details for exact durations.

Can I take photographs during a helicopter tour in Iceland?

Yes, passengers are typically encouraged to take photographs and capture the stunning aerial views during helicopter tours in Iceland. Be sure to have your camera or smartphone ready to document the breathtaking landscapes and unique perspectives.

Can I bring personal belongings, such as cameras or backpacks, on a helicopter tour?

Yes, you can typically bring light personal belongings like cameras, small backpacks, and small bags on a helicopter tour. However, you must check with the tour operator for any specific restrictions or recommendations regarding what you can bring on board.

Can I get a pickup from my Reykjavik accommodation for my helicopter tour?

Most helicopter tours leaving from Reykjavik meet at Reykjavik Airport, a short walk from downtown. Some tour operators do provide minibus transfers, while others do not. Please contact our team at info@guidetoiceland.is for further information.

What happens if the helicopter tour is cancelled?

The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable, so in the unfortunate event that your helicopter tour is cancelled, you will have two options: you can either move your tour to another date or get a full refund. If you have any questions, either contact the vendor of your helicopter tour in Iceland or contact us at info@guidetoiceland.is.

Do the helicopter tours depart from Keflavik Airport or Reykjavik Airport?

Helicopter tours departing from Reykjavik will leave from a hangar near Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Please check the departure location on the tour page.

What time do most helicopter tours leaving from Reykjavik start?

In the booking process, you can choose to book either a morning or afternoon flight. Once you have booked your tour, we will contact you and confirm the exact timing as it can vary depending on the weather. See this complete guide to helicopter tours in Iceland for more information.

How many people will be on my helicopter tour in Iceland?

There will likely be between four and eight people on your Icelandic helicopter tour. For those wanting an even smaller experience, you may also be able to book a private helicopter tour for individuals or couples. Contact us at info@guidetoiceland.is for more information.

Are helicopter tours in Iceland safe?

All helicopter tours in Iceland are conducted by professional and licensed pilots and are therefore very safe.

What type of helicopters are used for helicopter tours in Iceland?

Iceland helicopter tours utilize a variety of different helicopters depending on the vendor and tour. Please contact your travel planner at info@guidetoiceland.is for further information.
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