Helicopter tours, Iceland from above

Iceland Outfitters recommends you see Iceland from above

Wherever we are located in Iceland, we are always next door to our unique nature. Why not use the opportunity to see the Land of Ice and Fire from above? With only a 1 hour tour you will see the most unique places Iceland has to offer.

Most guest take a private helicopter for 2 - 4 hour journey from Reykjavik, but it is also possible to join a daily departure on one of these tours here suggested.

Daily tours from Reykjavik and South Iceland.

Geothermal Tour

Our most classic Helicopter tour

Geothermal hot springs, power plants, lava fields and craters! Journey time: 40 - 75 minutes.

Iceland’s subterranean energy is revealed from the air as we tour across Iceland’s volcanic landscape. Our journey takes us over geothermal hot springs, colorful mountain ranges, power plants, lava fields and craters. We land far away from the crowds and make a brief stop to witness the raw, primeval energy rising up from the earth beneath us. Finally our flight path concludes with a flyover of Reykjavik to give us an aerial overview of the city.

Fire & Ice

Land on a glacier & also on an old volcano w/ bubbling hot springs. Journey time: 2 - 2.5 hours.

Iceland - the land of Fire and Ice and the great forces that sculpture the island are in focus in the spectacular trip!

Experience the extreme contrast Icelandic nature has to offer by flying across Iceland’s volcanic landscape to land on top of a glacier! The journey to the glacier takes us over lava fields, craters and colorful mountain ridge.

Once the lave fields are behind us we enter into the highlands with all its colors and glaciers. We land on Langjökull at an exclusive location, only accessible by helicopter. There you can take a moment to breath in the fresh mountain air, experience the complete silence, enjoy the magnificent view, and even make snow angels.

As we take to the skies to return back, you will see deep crevasses and steep ice falls that make an adventurous setting. There are no special effects like in a movie, this totally surreal setting is all real. We peek in the crater of the majestic shield volcano Skjaldbreiður and fly over the tectonic rift separating America and Europe in the historical Thingvellir National Park. We fly over geothermal hot springs and the largest geothermal power plant in the world.

We land at a remote area to witness, smell and feel the geothermal energy with bubbling mud pits and steaming hot surface. Finally our flight path concludes with a flight over of Reykjavik to give us an aerial overview of the city.

Essential Iceland

The most popular helicopter tour

Golden Circle, Háifoss, Landmannalaugar & Eyjafjallajökull. Journey time: 3,5 - 4 hours.

An extensive tour that embraces the highlights of Icelandic nature in an unforgettable journey across Thingvellir, Geysir, the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, geothermal power plants, Mt. Hekla and the rhiolite mountains of Landmannalaugar. From the geothermal area Hrafntinnusker, we overfly volcanic sand beaches, Myrdalsjokull glacier, Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano.

Included in the tour is a packed lunch. Your pilot will choose a scenic location to stop for a picnic.

"An Incredibly breathtaking perspective of the landscape of Iceland as seen through the eyes of a wonderful pilot. Thank you for the opportunity of creating some beautiful memories." - Trip Advisor Feedback

Please contact Ms. Harpa, harpa@icelandoutfitters.com to book your ICELAND HELICOPTER TOUR

Comments from clients

"The views you see... it just made me speechless, my heart was racing, a big smile on my face... as if I was in love!" -Trip Advisor Feedback

"Wonderful staff welcome you with smiling faces and a pure "customer in the center" attitude. Helicopters are well kept after and the trips have that sort of playfulness that something as outlandish as a helicopter tour really should have. The one hour trip to the thermal sites outside Reykjavik offer a good compromise between unique experience and a price tag that is still reasonable." -Trip Advisor Feedback

"Our pilot Gudjon explained so much when we landed between steam, outbreaks, hot springs etc. that I learned that a helicopter could land while a plane cannot land here. It was an outstanding experience. And I can recommend everyone to do it too." -Trip Advisor Feedback

Further details

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Trip length

Half day

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