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Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Soar above the rugged geothermal landscape of Iceland on a thrilling helicopter tour from Reykjavik. Learn about the area’s volcanic history while taking in an amazing aerial perspective of steaming geysers, vents, craters and hot springs. Fly over the otherworldly lava fields of Hengill geothermal area for Icelandic homes on this unforgettable ride.
  • Helicopter flight over Iceland’s geothermal fields
  • Fly over the volcanic craters and geysers to the east of Reykjavik
  • Learn about Iceland’s geothermal activity from a knowledgeable pilot
  • Enjoy aerial views of important geothermal power plants and bubbling hot springs
  • Admire bird’s-eye views of top Icelandic attractions such Seltún
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Departure Point

Nauthólsvegur, Reykjavík, Iceland

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
8/1/2018 - 11/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The rocky landscape around Reykjavik tells a dramatic visual story of Iceland’s volcanic past. Begin your aerial adventure at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, where you’ll meet your experienced pilot and receive a brief safety orientation. Climb aboard a helicopter and buckle up either in the front next to your pilot or in one of the back passenger seats.

As you rise into the air and make your way east of the capital, watch all signs of civilization disappear as the rocky, lunar-like landscape comes into view. See evidence of former volcanic eruptions in the dramatic craters and rocky lava fields below, and learn about the area’s still-active geothermal properties as you watch steam rising from solfataras (volcanic vents) and bubbling mud pits. 

Get a breathtaking aerial perspective on some of Iceland’s most famous natural attractions, including spouting geysers and the hissing lava fields of Hengill Geothermal area. Fly over several clean energy power plants, and listen as your pilot explains how the movement of tectonic plates below the earth’s surface releases geothermal energy that is harnessed and used to power a large portion of homes in Iceland. 

After your flight, return to solid ground at the Reykjavik airport and bid farewell to your pilot.
Pass By:  
Nordurflug Helicopter Tours
Nordurflug´s Helicopter Tours Base Starting point Ending point
Stop At:  
Geothermal Park,Klambragil,new hot spring area
Hengill Volcano Geothermal Area
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Overfly Reykjavik City
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 120kg. will be required to purchase an additional ½ seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nordurflug Helicopter Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes?
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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A fabulous trip to the Geothermal...
Ben A
, Oct 2016
A fabulous trip to the Geothermal mountain sides with our pilot Jon. We flew in an 8 man copter and there were great views from every seat (you sit in 2 x rows of 4 - ask if you can join the pilot in the front - another bloke on our trip did and flew half the second half of the trip in the front!)
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This tour was incredible. The area...
, Oct 2016
This tour was incredible. The area that we landed in was very picturesque. During the trip I proposed to my girlfriend of nine years. Our pilot Eggert was very knowledgeable of the island and anything that we had questions about. I would definitely fly with Nordurflug again!
Very professional operation...
John C
, Aug 2016
Very professional operation, expertly narrated and flown by very experienced pilot. Great way to see the sights from a unique perspective -- from above and then up close. First flight for my son, who loved it. I have a couple of thousand flight hours as an Army flight surgeon and I could tell these guys knew what they were doing. Great!
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Booked geothermal tour but bad...
jessica c
, Jun 2016
Booked geothermal tour but bad weather so had volcano tour instead. INCREDIBLE experience. FAB staff. AWESOME views. We were the only people on our flight and on the volcano we landed on. We loved having a snowball fight on top of the volcano and swooping over the sea. BEST TRIP EVER
Highlight of the trip! Our pilot...
, Feb 2016
Highlight of the trip! Our pilot, Gisli Gislason shared an incredible amount of knowledge that enhanced the visuals of the trip.
Excellent tour, pilot was very...
Michelle D
, Nov 2015
Excellent tour, pilot was very informative. We could not fly in the morning as initially planned due to the weather however the flight was rescheduled for later that day
This was unfortunately not on due to...
, Oct 2015
This was unfortunately not on due to fairly constant rain in early October
The helicopter tour was the...
, Oct 2015
The helicopter tour was the highlight of the trip! The view over the city was phenomenal, and the pilot landed and gave us plenty of time to walk around and take pictures. Well worth the price!
Absolutely incredible tour - Iceland is...
, Jun 2015
Absolutely incredible tour - Iceland is a country that must be seen from the air! The tour included some of the most spectacular scenery I've ever seen, and included a stop at a hot spring high up in the mountains. Wonderful experience. The pilot was so professional - he made flying the helicopter look easy! Can highly recommend this to anyone that wants to see the real beauty of this magnificent country.
Amazing staff and great experience...
Michael K
, Mar 2015
Amazing staff and great experience. Was my first time in a helicopter and I'm hooked. Trip followed the pipeline to the geothermal plant and beyond. Pilot was friendly, informative and made the trip the highlight of my visit. Highly recommend this company and this trip.

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