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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Best Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Reykjanes Peninsula and Volcanic Landscapes

Soar above the lunar-like landscape of Reykjanes peninsula on a 1hour helicopter tour! Focusing on the peninsula’s volcanic features, the flight takes in sights of the geothermal field of Seltún and the two impressive lakes of Grænavatn and Kleifarvatn. Ogle black-sand beaches, hot springs, lava fields and more on this exciting Iceland helicopter tour!


  • Helicopter tour of Reykjanes peninsula from Reykjavik
  • Admire some of Iceland’s most dramatic volcanic landscapes
  • Soar above the geothermal field of Seltún
  • Discover black-sand beaches as well as Grænavatn and Kleifarvatn lakes
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon helicopter flight

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What You Can Expect

Best Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Reykjanes Peninsula and Volcanic Landscapes

See the incredible Icelandic landscape from the air on a scenic helicopter tour

Make your own way to Reykjavik Domestic Airport in time for your morning or afternoon flight, and then listen to a quick safety briefing before following your pilot into your helicopter. Take a seat either next to your pilot or in the row of four seats to the rear, and then take to the skies over Reykjavik.

As the hustle and bustle of the city slips from your view, the moon-like landscape of Reykjanes peninsula takes center stage. Jutting out into the sea off Iceland’s southwest coast, the dramatic stretch of headland is known for its vast lava fields, speckled with geological formations and craters, as well as its volcanic black-sand beaches. Gaze down at the geothermal field of Seltún, and swoon at its hot springs, mud pits and steaming solfataras (volcanic vents), before looping around the rugged coastline.

Besides the peninsula’s hot springs, your route takes in some impressive expanses of water. Admire the sight of Lake Grænavatn where bright green water (a combination of minerals and algae) fills a centuries-old crater. Before returning to Reykjavik, fly above Kleifarvatn, the peninsula’s largest lake, nestled at the foot of a steep mountain.

After an hour in the air, return to the start point at Reykjavik Domestic Airport where your helicopter flight finishes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was the highlight of our trip to Iceland - utterly fantastic. The staff were very cordial and most accommodating. Can't wait to go again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Everything about this tour was wonderful. We went out in the morning, but the weather was bad so the company organised to take us out again in the afternoon. The staff were fantastic, especially the pilots, and the tour took us over the incredible landscape, with a view of volcanos and geothermal areas that you just cant get from the ground. Landing balanced on the crater's edge of a volcano was incredible!

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

This was quite good and interesting seeing the craters from the air. We had upgraded to this flight but really we thought it was overpriced for what we saw.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Awesome. However, it covers much of the landscape seen on the Golden Circle drive.

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