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Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes

  • 50-minute 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
Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes
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Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes
From US$428.68
Soar above the rugged geothermal landscape of Iceland on a thrilling 50-minute 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.
What to Expect
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 approximately 50 minutes in the air, return to solid ground at the Reykjavik airport and bid farewell to your pilot.
Reviews (48)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing, unique experience!

What an absolutely fabulous experience. Breathtaking views and a helpful, friendly pilot (Gisli). We landed on the volcano and took some brilliant photo's - off the beaten tourist path, where few others ever go.. All in all an experience I would recommend to anyone (you're...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every second of this excursion was epic - The pilot Gisli was incredibly knowledgeable and eager to show us a great time - Flying over the ocean coast was breathtaking but landing on the volcano and hiking up was a memory my family will never...More

1  Thank joecab0331
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our trip to Iceland we had decided to do some sort of helicopter tour. Oh, I’m so glad we did. We had booked for Friday but on seeing the weather forecast we decided to see if we could bring that forward to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Klgs23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Absolutely amazing trip with unique scenery!

I went on the Geothermal Landscapes tour with my father and 8 year old son, the tour was absolutely amazing, beautiful weather and unique scenery. Great pilot and impeccable service at Nordurflug, would recommend their services for everyone that want an experience of a lifetime.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BjargeyIngolfs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spectacular views, not to be missed

We signed up for this trip before we left home. We have taken many helicopter rides around the world and this is clearly one of the best in a modern helicopter which holds six people. Our pilot was interesting with his knowledge and made us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray F
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Cathan E
6 April 2018|
Response from Julia F | Reviewed this property |
yes you can definitely join the trip as a solo traveller. I highly recommend the trip.