Helicopter tour over South Iceland

Iceland From Above

Last summer I traveled a lot outside Reykjavik, especially to South Iceland. I can confirm to you that jeep excursions are great fun whatever the weather is. A Snowmobile ride on Langjökull glacier and hiking around Landmannalaugar was also a lot of fun.

But I could not have imagined how beautiful Iceland could be at the exact same locations from above the ground. 

Flying over Iceland is strongly recommended for everybody and not only photographers or filmmakers.

If you want to see Iceland from air you can choose between airplane and helicopter services. Sightseeing on an airplane is cheaper but with a helicopter you can land almost anywhere; on a glacier, volcano or at a geothermal area. 

Helicopter Sightseeing Trip

I chose to fly over Iceland on a Helicopter because helicopters look more serious and masculine. The tour was also for free and i´m a modest man.

Lovely and dear Sóla from Norðurflug Helicopter Service was so kind to invite me on a 3-hour flight from Reykjavik to Eyjafjallajökull Glacier-volcano and back. They were very lovely and if you contact me I can probably help you get the helicopter flights cheaper.

Our flight plan was to fly over lava fields, Hengill volcano, Nesjavellir geothermal area, South Iceland farmland, the cater Kerið, Markarfljot valley and to land on Eyjafjallajökull glacier-volcano. 

The only downturn was we couldn´t land on Eyjafjallajökull because of the weather and air sickness of a little boy on board (not me, I am a big boy). 

Other than that the flight was incredible and it was really fun to take pictures on the helicopter. I also shot a video on a smartphone and shared it immediately to social networks. 

Here are some non-professional aerial pictures I took on this tour. Iceland is huge and very beautiful from the air. 

Our helicopter AS 350 B2 Ecureuil. This is popular model of Eurocopter. It can carry up to 5 passengers on board and reaches the speed up to 230 km/h.

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

 

Leaving Reykjavik

 

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

Lava fields

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

 

Lakes near Hengill volcano

 

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

 Nesjavellir Geothermal Powerplant

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

South Iceland

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

 Boiling hot mud hot deep in the mountains

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

Summer cottages and golf courses

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

Hekla the Volcano ahead

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

 Þjórsa river

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

Eyjafjallajökull was so close but the bad weather ahead did not allow us to reach it´s peak 

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

Beautiful farmland

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

The Crater Kerið

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

Scenery on the way back

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

Horse riding center with racetrack

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

Lava field and lake Þingvallavatn

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

 Near Hengill Volcano

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

It was a great trip!

Helicopter tour over South Iceland

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